1 Day trip to Ourika Valley

1 Day trip to Ourika Valley is one of the most well-known and regularly visited destinations outside of Marrakech, and it serves as a path for the city to escape from the grueling summer heat because temperatures are cooler in the shade of the snow-capped High Atlas ranges. 

It is inhabited by Berbers who speak Tamazight (Berber language). Despite its proximity to Marrakech, the valley has been very well preserved due to its natural beauty and traditional mountain way of life. 

This river travels through the Atlas Mountains foothills at an elevation of 1,500 meters, as well as all of the settlements that spread down its valley all the way up to the gates of Marrakech. This gorgeous valley is located around 50 kilometers south of Marrakesh.

 The valley is especially inspiring from February to April when wildflowers and almond and cherry orchards are in full bloom. The river is flanked by agricultural fields, olive groves, orchards, almond trees, and cherry trees because of its good environment. 

Fraxinus Dimorpha was discovered in this valley in the late 1800s. Aside from its beautiful views and hues, the Ourika River is full of mysteries to solve. We can find Setti Fatma Berber village, which has 7 waterfalls at its height, and Ourika Bio-Aromatic Garden. 

This museum, located in Douar Elhaddad and part of the Ourika Valleys Berber Eco-Museum, presents us with the Berber way of life and culture in general. 

Ourika River is a popular day excursion from Marrakech due to its many falls and attractions. Let us investigate what draws visitors from all over the world to this site.

What are the reasons for choosing to book the 1 Day trip to Ourika Valley?

This itinerary has been specifically curated for the enthusiastic traveller seeking to delve into the cultural and geographical wonders of the kasbahs Ourika. This trip is ideal for those seeking to immerse themselves in the visual and auditory aspects of Morocco within a limited timeframe. The1 Day trip to Ourika Valley, spanning 1 day, is designed for the adventurous traveller who is comfortable with extended periods of driving.

How you will spend this 1 day trip to Ourika valley?

Morocco Days Tour company offers a suggested schedule for a 1 day trip to Ourika valley in Morocco. This day-by-day plan is intended to provide you with an overview of how you will spend your time throughout the tour. The proposed trip schedule has the flexibility to be modified in order to align with the preferences of the individual, so allowing for a customised experience tailored to their specific requirements.


 Adore a scenic trip through the valleys along the stream.
 Tnin Ourika settlement has a local Berber market.
 Views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains and lush green valleys are breathtaking.
 Visit a Berber house and have some mint tea.
 Scale the waterfalls.
 By the creek, savor a Berber tagine.

Itinerary: 1 Day trip to Ourika Valley

The 1 Day trip to Ourika Valley our driver will take you up from your Riad in Marrakech and bring you via the high Atlas Mountains on the full-day tour from Marrakech to Ourika Valley. The driver will make brief breaks along the road to take in the scenery. We will visit numerous Berber settlements.

You will be welcomed into the valley house of a traditional Berber family. You will be served a traditional breakfast from the area, which will include tea, bread, and olive oil. Following that, we travel to Setti Fatma, a Moroccan Berber village noted for its seven waterfalls.

Along these waterfalls, you may begin a long hike into the woods (about 2 hours and 30 minutes of walking), where you will encounter Berber macaques and get a wonderful view of the valley. In this location, you will have some free time for lunch next to the stream with a wonderful view, providing you the opportunity to sample Moroccan hospitality and cuisine.

We will drive back to Marrakech and drop you off at your accommodation after a full day of exploring Ourika Valley in a fun and exciting atmosphere.

Please If the itineraries we offer do not meet your needs, please contact us. and tell us about your ideas, and one of our experts will contact you to help you create a one-of-a-kind trip…

What to take on your Morocco Tour?

It is very advisable to use suitcase locks that are authorised by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) for securing your bags. Additionally, it is recommended to personally carry expensive items while onboard the aircraft.
A significant number of our excursions include many relocations of our operational centre, hence we strongly advise minimising the weight of your belongings while packing. It is essential to acknowledge that there may not consistently be an individual accessible to provide assistance in transporting one’s belongings. Consequently, it is advisable to limit the amount of luggage to a manageable load that can be carried alone.

  • To respect the culture of the destination
  • Travelers should dress modestly and avoid tank tops, low cut shirts, and short shorts.
  • Headscarves are optional.
  • Hiking clothing and shoes (may become muddy).
  • Bathing suit.
  • Comfortable walking shoes.
  • A lightweight jacket/windbreaker (Essaouira is windy).
  • Bring a thick jacket (Note: The High Atlas Mountains may be chilly from November to March).
  • Be prepared for frigid winter nights.
  • Power adapter for 220v, 50 Hz (rounded two-prong outlets).
  • Toiletries.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, hat.
  • Prepare a first-aid pack containing lip balm, aspirin, band-aids, muscle cream, Imodium pills for moderate diarrhoea, and any other prescription medications.
Travel Documents
  • A valid passport, together with accompanying photocopies.
  • The provision of travel insurance, together with the inclusion of photocopies.
  • Airline tickets, accompanied by photocopies.
  • Are there any entrance permits or immunisation certificates that are required?
  • In terms of payment methods, individuals have the option to use credit cards, debit cards, or cash.
  • Specifically, credit cards from MasterCard and Visa are often used.
  • The most often used payment methods are American Express and Maestro cards.
  • The use of the product in Morocco presents challenges.
  • The aforementioned document, which has been printed.

It is recommended to get sufficient insurance coverage prior to the scheduled departure date as a precautionary measure against unanticipated events. The scope of coverage should include potential issues such as damage or loss of luggage, aircraft delays or cancellations, and other related matters.

Mohamed Nogot

Mohamed Nogot is the founder and owner of Morocco Days, providing exceptional travel experiences and tours for those who crave adventure. With over a decade of experience in the tourism industry, Mohamed's passion for travel and exploring the hidden gems of Morocco has led him to establish a company that offers personalized and tailored tours, ensuring that every traveler has an unforgettable experience. Morocco Days allows guests to immerse themselves in the local culture, explore some of the country's most breathtaking landscapes, and indulge in traditional cuisine. Mohamed's focus on eco-tourism and sustainable travel creates an opportunity for travelers to give back while improving the lives of local communities. When you join a Morocco Days tour, you're not just a guest; you become part of a family that's passionate about showcasing the beauty of Morocco. Mohamed and his team of professionals strive to create memories that will last a lifetime.
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