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

Highlights

  • 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

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