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Day Trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley Overview

Ourika Valley stands as one of Morocco’s most exquisite valleys, drawing locals and tourists alike. Just 65 kilometers away from Marrakesh, it’s a swift escape to a whole new landscape, transitioning from dry browns to lush greens adorned with waterfalls.

The valley’s abundance of argan trees has led to the presence of various argan oil cooperatives. You can visit these cooperatives to witness dedicated women processing argan nuts and extracting their valuable oil, used both in cosmetics and cooking. The valley is also perfect for short hikes and navigating Berber-made bridges, offering a glimpse of local life.

For the adventurous, exploring the seven waterfalls of Setti Fatma with a local guide is a thrilling option. While there might be some minor challenges along the way, the guides are there to assist.

Picture yourself having a waterside lunch while relishing scenic restaurant views.


Day Trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley Tour Itinerary

Explore the enchanting Ourika Valley, nestled at the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains, just a short 45-minute drive southeast of Marrakech. This day trip offers a refreshing getaway from the city’s heat, a favoured summer retreat for locals.

Nature enthusiasts will relish in the opportunity to embark on a leisurely trek to a small waterfall, while others can unwind by enjoying a snack at a local café beneath the shade of walnut trees by the stream. Your journey takes you through the fertile Haouz Plains, arriving at Tnin Ouika centre to experience the vibrant Berber weekly market.

Continuing to Setti Fatma, stop by a Berber house for a cup of mint tea with locals before reaching the charming Berber village. Embark on a guided light trek to the waterfalls above the village, followed by a relaxed lunch (at your own pace) at a café by the stream.



Day Trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley Pricing Includes

Here are the things included in the pricing of ourika valley from Marrakech 

Transport in a private air-conditioned 4×4 Toyota Prado Tx or Deluxe Van and fuel
Pick up from and drop-off at your hotel in Marrakech
English/ French/ Spanish/ Italian speaking driver/guide
The opportunity to ask the drive to stop for breaks or visits whenever you wish
Visit to traditional Berber souk (Mondays only)

the pricing of  marrakech ourika distance  Excludes

Tips and gratuities
Lunch and drinks


Highlights of Trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley

  • Explore Ourika Valley’s natural beauty
  • Convenient day trip from Marrakech
  • Witness the transition from arid landscapes to lush greenery
  • Visit argan oil cooperatives and observe the oil-making process
  • Enjoy small hikes and cross Berber-made bridges
  • Adventure to the seven waterfalls of Setti Fatma
  • Guided tour with local experts
  • Experience local culture and way of life
  • Waterside lunch with scenic views
  • Immersive escape from the city’s hustle and bustle


Frequently Asked Questions


Is Ourika Valley worth visiting?

Absolutely, Ourika Valley is worth visiting for its natural beauty and cultural experiences.


Distance between Marrakech and Ourika Valley?

The distance between Marrakech and Ourika Valley is around 65 kilometers.


Possibility of sandboarding in the Ourika Valley?

Sandboarding is not typically offered in Ourika Valley due to its terrain and landscape.


Duration of the camel trek?

The duration of the camel trek in Ourika Valley may vary, and it’s best to inquire with local providers.


Alternative methods to reach the camp without a camel ride?

There are alternative methods to reach the camp in Ourika Valley, such as walking or using local transportation.


Availability of towels and toilet paper at the camp?

Towels and toilet paper availability at the camp may vary, so it’s advisable to bring your own.


Recommended items to pack for the trip Is it easy to get around Ourika Valley?

Recommended items to pack for the trip include comfortable clothing, sunscreen, hat, water, and snacks.


How high is Ourika Valley?

Ourika Valley’s altitude varies, but generally, it’s around 1,200 meters (3,937 feet) above sea level.


What do we need to pack for the Ourika Valley camp?

Pack essentials like comfortable clothes, hiking shoes, water, sun protection, and a camera for the camp.


What do you wear for desert camping?

For desert camping in Ourika Valley, wear layered clothing, a hat, sunglasses, and sturdy footwear.



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Ourika Valley, at the foot hills 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.

This group day trip to Ourika Valley from MArrakech is ideal for nature lovers and light trek into one of the small size waterfalls, or just relax and have a snack at one of the local cafés unted the shade of the walnut tress next to the stream.

After a 30 minutes drive via the fertile Haouz Planes, you will reach Tnin Ouika centre, where you will stop for a visit of the open air Berber weekly market. It is operated every day, but Mondays are much busier and lively.

From here you will continue up to Setti Fatma. On the way, stop at a Berber house where you can share a cup of mint tea with the locals before you continue to Stti Fatma Berber village.

Upon arrival, enjoy a guided light trek into the the water falls above the village (local guides available for hire). Return back to the village where you can have lunch (at leisure) at one of the local cfés next to the stream.

Day Trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley
Day Trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley
Day Trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley
Day Trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley
Day Trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley
Day Trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley
Day Trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley
Day Trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley

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