Ourika Valley Day Tour From Marrakech

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Ourika Valley Day Tour from Marrakech, Escape the bustling city life of Marrakech and embark on a delightful day tour from Marrakech to the scenic Ourika Valley, a haven of natural beauty nestled in the High Atlas Mountains. This Marrakesh day excursion promises a perfect blend of nature exploration and cultural immersion, offering a rejuvenating break from the urban hustle.

Start your day by venturing into the picturesque Ourika Valley, a serene destination surrounded by verdant landscapes and traditional Berber villages. Immerse yourself in the vibrant local culture as you explore charming markets and witness the daily rhythms of life in this tranquil valley. The Ourika valley excursion from Marrakesh continues with breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains and an opportunity to discover the unique flora and fauna that characterize this region.

Ourika Valley Day Tour From Marrakech – Ourika valley day trip from Marrakesh

As you traverse through the valley borded by several berber villages, make a stop at one of the cascading waterfalls that grace the landscape, providing a refreshing and scenic backdrop for your day. Experience the warmth of Berber hospitality and savor the traditional cuisine during your visit to a local village, adding an authentic touch to your day in the Ourika Valley.

Throughout the excursion to ourika valley, soak in the natural beauty that surrounds you—a mosaic of lush greenery, meandering rivers, and mountainous land. Capture moments that blend the allure of nature with the cultural richness of the Berber communities.


Marrakesh city

Ourika valley day tour from Marrakesh starts at 8 but may be subject to change depending on the season…

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Shared Tour

Age category Adults (+12) Child (-11) Child (-4)
Price/P €25 €20 Not Permitted

Private Tour

GROUP SIZE 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
PRICE/P €80 €65 €60 €55 €50 €45 €40

  • Pick-up from your hotel or Airport.
  • AC and comfortable transport /4WD/Van/Bus, English/Spanish/French speaking driver.
  • Costs related to fuel, tolls, and any other associated expenses.

  • All your standard Meals and accommodation in Marrakesh.
  • All kinds of drinks like beer, coke/fanta/sprite, and alcohol.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Tips for staffs and drivers.
  • lunche.
  • Other items not mentioned over in package included.

Highlights of day Excursion to Ourika from Marrakesh

Ourika valley day tour from Marrakech is a popular itinerary that takes you through diverse landscapes, cultural experiences, and the mesmerizing Atlas mountain landscape. Here’s a general outline of what you can expect during this excursion:

  • Day tour to Ourika valley itself provides breathtaking views as you drive through picturesque berber villages and winding roads, stunning landscapes with lush greenery, terraced fields, and snow-capped Atlas Mountains
  • Waterfalls: One of the highlights of the Ourika Valley is the Setti Fatma waterfall. You can embark on a hike to reach the waterfall, enjoying the natural surroundings along the way.
Ourika valley overview
  • Local Berber Villages: Ourika valley is dotted with traditional Berber villages where you can experience the local culture and hospitality. Many tours include visits to these villages, allowing you to interact with the residents and gain insights into their way of life.
  • Berber Markets (Monday): Depending on the day of the week, you might encounter a local market in one of the villages. These markets offer an authentic experience where you can purchase local crafts, spices, and traditional Berber products.
  • Culinary Experiences: Enjoy a traditional Moroccan meal prepared with a local Berber family. Tajines, couscous, and mint tea are among the culinary delights you can savor.
  • Hiking Opportunities: The Ourika Valley offers various hiking trails for different skill levels. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced hiker, there are paths that cater to different preferences.
  • Photography Opportunities: The scenic beauty of the valley, combined with the traditional architecture of Berber villages, provides excellent opportunities for photography.
  • Relaxation and Reflection: The serene environment of the Ourika Valley provides a peaceful retreat. Take time to relax, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and appreciate the tranquility of the surroundings.

Tourism has been our hobby since childhood, starting in 1994. Over the years, we have continuously improved our experience by accompanying groups all over Morocco. In 2003, we began leading groups officially as licensed guides under Number 420. Finally, in 2018, we established a fully licensed Travel Company based in Marrakesh, operating under license number 10P/19.

This ample experience that we will share with you will undoubtedly guide you to an unforgettable tour in Morocco.

Ourika valley day tour from Marrakech – Ourika valley day excursion from Marrakech

Private Program Option:

Gather at your hotel at 9 am for an enriching Ourika day tour from Marrakech to the captivating Atlas Mountains. on the road, we make a break to procure the finest vegetables and meats of your liking, ensuring a personalized culinary experience. As we reach a quaint village, a warm reception awaits you from a hospitable Berber family. Immerse yourself in the art of tea-making with the renowned Lalla Malika, savoring freshly baked bread, homemade olive oil, and butter.

We join the women of the family in preparing a delectable tagine. The shared experience fosters cultural exchange and a true taste of Berber traditions. Following our culinary endeavors, we leisurely explore the village on foot, discovering a local pottery workshop and absorbing the artisanal spirit.

Our journey continues to a traditional water mill, offering insights into ancient methods of harnessing natural resources. Conclude the day with a return to the Berber family, where a wholesome lunch awaits. In the afternoon, we make our way back to Marrakech, concluding our services after a day brimming with cultural immersion, culinary delights, and picturesque experiences in the heart of the Atlas Mountains.

Shared Program Option:

Meet with the group in the vibrant Jamaa Lafna Square, where an exciting Ourika valley day trip from Marrakech awaits. Departing from the bustling city of Marrakech, our road leads southward, unfolding the mesmerizing tapestry of the Ourika Valley—a true gem in the Marrakech region, celebrated for its breathtaking landscapes and charming Berber villages.

As we follow this picturesque road, numerous planned stops invite you to revel in panoramic view and capture the essence of Ourika excursion through your lens. Upon reaching the quaint village of Setti Fatma, our driver is at your service, ready to assist in securing a English-speaking guide if you desire to embark on a hike to the enchanting waterfalls of Ourika. For those seeking a more leisurely experience, indulge in a serene riverside stroll or savor a refreshing drink amidst the natural splendor.

As the day unfolds, immerse yourself in the tranquility of the surroundings, relishing every moment. When the day draws to a close, we make our way back to Marrakech, enriched with memories of a day well-spent in the heart of Morocco’s captivating landscapes.

Key Facts

We’ve gathered a selection of commonly asked questions to provide you with further insight into this extraordinary Day trip from Marrakesh.

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Group Leader & Support Team

The group will be led by a professional and qualified driver proficient in English or another language of your preference, depending on the confirmation date. Upon your arrival, you will be welcomed by a certified guide for a short trek lasting approximately 1 hour.


This Atlas day trip  from Marrakesh involves going to moderately high altitude. During the course of this trek you will reach altitudes in excess of 1500 metres. Most people will have no difficulty with this level of altitude but before coming on the holiday, we recommend you read the advice on trekking at high altitude. You can also talk to one of our trekking experts if you have any concerns about altitude.

Expending funds

Plan to hold around £50 per person (or its equivalent in US dollars or Euros) for tips, soft drinks, snacks, Lunch and other incidental expenses. Keep in mind that additional costs may arise for souvenirs, and optional activities, so it’s wise to budget for these separately.

Direction on gratuities

Tipping is the customary way to express gratitude to your local guides and porters. It’s important to note that tips do not constitute a part of their wages; rather, they are viewed as a personal gesture of appreciation from group members. We advise our local teams that tips are not obligatory or expected but are rather a reflection of the service provided.
It is customary for the group to collectively decide on the final amount of tips to be distributed among the Driver, guide, And berber family if you visit them. We suggest that approximately £15 per group member would be an appropriate amount to ensure fair compensation, which you can give directly to our team.

Internet access

Upon your arrival at the airport, you can purchase a SIM card for 1 euro, or sometimes it’s free. Then, all you need to do is top it up with an internet option, and you’ll have a connection when needed. We recommend Maroc Telecom as the company, but please keep in mind that in some places, other companies might offer better service. It all depends on the reception in each area.

Group size & Trip Arrangements

All our Excursions, trekking and tours proposals in Morocco by Morocco hike tours are guaranteed for a minimum of two people. There is a required minimum number of participants to ensure the trip proceeds. Once this minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from ‘Available’ to ‘Guaranteed to run’

Health & Vaccinations

If you suffer from a severe allergy, kindly notify the Morocco Hike Tours Team (support) prior to your departure. While we will make every effort to assist you, please note that we cannot ensure an allergy-free environment during Your trip to Morocco. It is imperative that you carry your own allergy treatment, as ‘adrenaline auto-injectors’ are not provided as standard equipment by Morocco Hike Tours leaders and staff. Upon arrival, please inform your leader about your allergy and indicate the location where you store your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations:&It’s advisable to reach out to your physician or travel clinic to verify if any particular vaccinations are necessary for your trip.

Passport & Visa

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • Less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • Valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

Travelers hailing from the UK, US, and EU typically enjoy visa-free access to Morocco. However, it’s essential to bear in mind that visa regulations can undergo alterations. Ensuring compliance with visa prerequisites falls under your purview for this journey. Hence, we advise consulting the closest embassy or consulate pertaining to your designated destination(s), as well as any countries involved in transit or transfer.

Certain local authorities furnish information regarding the requisite visas for their nationals. To assist you further, we’ve compiled a set of helpful links below:


Morocco’s monetary unit is known as the Moroccan Dirham. Below are some currency exchange rates, which can fluctuate daily:
– 1 Pound Sterling = 12.5 Dirham
– 1 Australian Dollar = 6.5 Dirham
– 1 Canadian Dollar = 7.4 Dirham
– 1 US Dollar = 10.00 Dirham
– 1 Euro = 10.6 Dirham.

Washing Cloths

If you wish to have your clothes washed during this trekking in Morocco, it will be possible for an additional fee of 10 Dirhams per item (underwear not accepted) and 4/5 Dirhams per item for ironing.

Weather & Temperature

During this day trip from Marrakesh, the weather typically offers pleasant conditions with daytime temperatures ranging between 30 and 40°C during summer season, and winter temperatures dropping to 18 – 25°C.

Travel Insurance

To participate in a holiday organized by Morocco Hike Tours, it is imperative that you possess a valid travel insurance policy. This insurance should adequately cover the expenses related to medical treatment and safeguard the value of your holiday in case of cancellation. Prior to obtaining insurance, please verify that the chosen policy provides coverage for the activities and altitudes specified in your itinerary.

In the event that one participant leaves the group for any reason, the customer must assume responsibility for the charges, and no reimbursement will be provided.

Booking Procedure & Payment

Please select the trek that piques your interest, then reach out to us via email to initiate a discussion regarding your preferred trek and to verify its availability. Once we have agreed upon the specifics of your trek, including its duration, route, and the number of participants, we will proceed to make a tentative reservation, providing you with the dates and associated costs.
To secure your booking, we kindly request a 20% deposit, which can be paid online through a bank transfer in Euros, pounds sterling, or US dollars. The remaining balance is settled upon arrival in Morocco, payable in cash using the same currencies—Euros, sterling, or dollars—at the outset of the trek.
Please note: Should you find it inconvenient to carry cash, you have the option to settle the balance online via bank transfer a few days prior to the departure date.

Cancellation Conditions

Our Cancellation Policy:

  • If the trip is canceled at the discretion of our agency, you will be eligible for a full refund of the amount paid.
  • If the trip is canceled by you more than 31 days before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for two years (24 months).
  • If the trip is canceled by you less than one month (30 days or fewer) before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for one year (12 months).
Equipment list

This packing guide aims to assist you in organizing your belongings efficiently. It’s advisable to aim for minimal weight when packing your equipment.

Please ensure you have the following items with you:

  • Trainers or sandals to wear during your excursion.
  • T-shirts / tops / shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper during winter season.
  • Sunhat / Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Daypack 20 litres for your personal equipment
  • Sun protection (including lip sun screen)
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Camera
  • Pen-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
  • Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)
What are the waterfalls of Ourika like?

The waterfalls of Ourika are not as large as the Ouzoud Waterfalls. The water in the falls is cool and refreshing, especially during the hot summer months. To reach the waterfalls, the trails can be steep and rocky, so good shoes are needed.

Is it possible to swim in the Ourika Valley?

The water can be quite cold, and the only option for swimming is to reach the waterfalls and stand under the cool water. However, the best alternative if you visit Marrakesh during the hot months is to check out some of the swimming pools.


It’s better to avoid organizing your excursion to the Ourika Valley on Saturdays and Sundays. Generally, these days are filled with both local and foreign tourists, which can lead to paralyzed traffic and significant delays. However, if you still choose to go, consider leaving early, around 13:00 AM, to avoid the crowds and potential traffic issues.


This day excursion operates throughout the year and is available on any date of your choosing. We typically offer daily departures that individual travelers can join. Don’t hesitate to reach out for more information or to reserve your spot! For private tours, you can choose your preferred departure date within the year.

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Nestled amidst the majestic peaks of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, the Ourika Valley unfolds its breathtaking beauty, captivating both the hearts of locals and the wanderlust of tourists alike. Approximately 70 kilometers away from the vibrant city of Marrakech, this picturesque haven beckons those seeking a respite from the frenetic pace of urban life. As you venture into the Ourika Valley, the excursionto Ourika valley itself becomes an enchanting experience, winding through scenic landscapes that transition from arid land to lush greenery. The air is imbued with the fragrance of wildflowers, and the gentle melody of flowing rivers accompanies your exploration, creating a harmonious symphony of nature's wonders. The allure of the Ourika Valley extends beyond its geographical charm; it is a haven for those yearning for tranquility and a connection with the natural world. The vibrant local culture, with its Berber villages dotting the landscape, adds a touch of authenticity to the immersive experience. Traditional mud-brick houses and terraced fields offer glimpses into the timeless way of life that has endured in this region for centuries.

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