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  • Location:Marrakech, Morocco
  • Duration:3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech

Escape the busy city and discover rural Morocco on this 3.5-hour Ourika Valley day trip from Marrakech. Leave bustling Marrakech behind and set off a day trip to the Ourika Valley, a lush oasis of vegetation beneath the magnificent Atlas Mountains. Explore the Oued Ourika gorge with your guide and discover an entirely different pace of life, enjoying a cup of mint tea in a traditional Berber house. This tour is ideal for travellers short on time, eager to experience rural life outside Marrakech.


  • 3.5-hour day trip to the Ourika Valley from Marrakech
  • Travel through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains
  • Admire the lush landscape of the Oued Ourika gorge
  • Enjoy a cup of mint tea with the locals in a traditional Berber house
  • Tour includes round-trip travel by air-conditioned coach from your hotel in Marrakech

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What You Can Expect

Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech

Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech on your Ourika Valley day trip

After a convenient afternoon pickup from your hotel in Marrakech, meet your guide and hop aboard your air-conditioned coach for the 45-minute drive south into the Ourika Valley. Nestled in the foothills of the mighty Atlas Mountains, the Ourika Valley extends along the River Wadi boasting spectacular mountain scenery and cool temperatures even in the summer months. Visit between February and April to enjoy beautiful views of cherry orchards blossoming among the vibrant wildflowers.

Travel in comfort through the picturesque Oued Ourika gorge and soak up beautiful views of the lush, green valley sides. Pass through Berber hamlets where donkeys drink from cool mountain streams and gain insight into the rural way of life outside busy Marrakech.

Visit a traditional Berber village with your guide, and learn of the many flowers, plants and crops that thrive in the valley’s rich, fertile soils. Take a seat and enjoy a cup of traditional mint tea, and perhaps take the time to enjoy a little conversation with the friendly locals.

When it’s time to head back to Marrakech, wave a fond farewell to the villagers and hop back aboard your coach for the journey back to your Marrakech hotel, where your Ourika Valley day trip will come to an end.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2014

interesting and worhwhile, good tour guide

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2014

Had a really great guide the pottery was a bit funny but then it set the day for everything being not what I thought it would be but better well worth going on saw inside house had the mint tea which was the best I had views of mountains great and the valley had wonderful sites to see would recommend to anyone

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2013

Very good trip. Our guide was excellent and very informative. I would recommend this to travellers of all ages.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2011

dont mis the tour when in marrakech

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2011

This was an excellent trip, especially the tea at the Berber home.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2010

A most enjoyable experience after a problematic conversation the previous day when we were informed once again that we would be unable to take the visit due to shortage of tourists.Maybe Viator could ensure that subagents in Marrakech 'holiday services' should be a little more positive with their clients.Trip offeredlovely scenery


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2010

Brilliant trip. Unfortunately at first we didn't think it was going to be as the trip was delayed from 09.30 to 1.30pm. Then the bus was 45 minutes late. BUT after all that it was wonderful. We had proper mint tea and home made bread in a Berber home. Fantastic guide as well.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2010

This was a great way to spend the afternoon! The travel up the mountainside roads alone was worth the price! We made several stops, and at just the right times and places. The scenery every was beautiful, and our guide was very knowledgeable.

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4 star rating: Recommended September 2013

Nice trip the guide was not really keen to explain about the trip.

Nice village

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4 star rating: Recommended August 2012

This was a half way house between a full trip to the Atlas mountains and not going at all. If you want a more thorough visit then this isn't the trip for you. If you want a quick taste of the valley, mountains and Berber culture then half a day is fine.

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