Ourika Valley and AUROCHER
Ourika Valley, at the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains, is only a 45 minutes south-east of Marrakech. The valley offers a great escape from the heat of Marrakech for the locals during summer months.
Day 1: Marrakech – Ourika – AUROCHER
Ourika valley day trip starts at 09am from your accommodation in Marrakech. After a short drive from Marrakech into the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. We will take the road along the valley of Ourika, then you enter through a succession of clinging mountain villages. stop to see wonderful landscapes full of vibrant colours as we move through the hillsides. Our first stop will be in a traditional house of a Berber family who lives in the valley. The family often open their home to visitors who wish to enjoy their surroundings, the family will offer us tea and serve us their local breakfast which consists of bread, honey, butter and olive oil. Ourika day trip from Marrakech will give you the chance to ride camels for half an hour deeper in the valley. Later on we will continue our tour to reach Setti Fatma, a favorite weekend destination for many Moroccans. Highly appreciated for its beautiful streams and 7 waterfalls, beautiful cliffs, green valleys. You will explore a region which still practice a medieval agricultural tradition. Walk around the valley to take photos of the views of green terraces, surrounding the Atlas mountains, hike with a local guide to the first waterfall. After the hike we go back for lunch at AUROCHER a nice restaurant with a beautiful view over the mountains, lunch will be composed of variety of Moroccan dishes (Vegetarians are welcome). Then we return to Marrakech around 05pm.
Pick-up at your hotel or riad in Marrakech
Ourika valley day trip from Marrakech with English speaking driver
Pick-up from your hotel, riad, or accommodation in Marrakech.
Drop off at your hotel, riad or accommodation in Marrakech
Transport: Minivan Ford or Vito or A/C 4×4 Toyota or spacious minivan for groups
Local guide in Ourika to show you around and help you with the hike
Lunch in a wonderful restaurant AUROCHER.