Nestled in the foothills of the mighty High Atlas Mountains, the Ourika Valley makes a popular day trip from Marrakech at just 30km from the city center. A lush expanse of terraced fields and forested hillsides, the valley provides a picturesque backdrop for hiking expeditions, with its verdant hills set against the stark red rock of the mountains. At the heart of the valley are the dramatic Setti Fatma falls, a series of 7 cascading waterfalls that flow into the Ourika River and make a thrilling scramble for adventurous travelers.

Set at around 1,300 meters, Ourika not only offers welcome respite from the summer heat of Marrakech but makes a popular base-camp for winter tourists visiting the ski resort of Oukaimeden. For the majority of visitors though, the area’s principal attraction is its traditional Berber settlements and the valley sides are dotted with red mud-built houses, camouflaged against the sparse mountain slopes. The main Berber village of Setti Fatma, while frequented by tourists, maintains a traditional way of life, tending to the communal saffron farm and organic herb farm, producing pottery works and handicrafts to sell and serving a range of homemade tajines and breads in the valley’s restaurants. A particularly special time to visit in on a Monday, when the local souk (market) of Tnin Ourika sprawls through the village and a mix of locals and tourists take to the market square to haggle for goods, sip sweet Moroccan mint tea and catch up on gossip.

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Full-Day Private Tour to Ourika Valley including Guided Trek and Lunch from Marrakech, Marrakech, ... 
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Full-Day Private Tour to Ourika Valley including Guided Trek and Lunch from Marrakech

Morning departure from Marrakech on a private day trip to Ourika valley, which is located at the High Atlas mountains of Morocco. It sits about sixty ...  Read more

Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $86.45
Full-Day Tour from Marrakech to Ourika Valley including Camel Ride Lunch and Guided Hike, ... 
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Full-Day Tour from Marrakech to Ourika Valley including Camel Ride Lunch and Guided Hike

Morning departure from Marrakech in a small-group tour to Ourika valley, which is located at the High Atlas mountains of Morocco. It sits about 60 kilometres ...  Read more

Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $81.05
Private Tour: High Atlas Mountains Day Trip to the Ourika Valley and Waterfalls from Marrakech, ... 
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Private Tour: High Atlas Mountains Day Trip to the Ourika Valley and Waterfalls from Marrakech

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Review

Discover the lush Ourika Valley and Setti Fatma waterfalls on this private 7-hour trip from Marrakech. Journey through the foothills of the High Atlas ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $21.61
Day Trip to Atlas Mountains from Marrakech with Optional Visit to Takerkoust Lake and Kik Plateau, ... 
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Day Trip to Atlas Mountains from Marrakech with Optional Visit to Takerkoust Lake and Kik Plateau

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 205 Reviews

Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and head for the breathtaking Atlas Mountains, visiting the 4 valleys that make the region famous: Ourika, ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $74.57
Beginners On-Road Bike Tour of the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech, Marrakech, Day Trips
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Beginners On-Road Bike Tour of the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech

This Beginners On-Road Bike Tour of the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech is filled with breathtaking landscapes. This bike tour is mostly downhill so you will ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.87
Private Day Trip: Atlas Mountains, Ourika Valley, Berber Village, Waterfall, Takerkoust Lake from ... 
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Private Day Trip: Atlas Mountains, Ourika Valley, Berber Village, Waterfall, Takerkoust Lake from Marrakech

4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Explore Takerkoust lake, Asni and Ourika valley in the High Atlas Mountains on a full-day private sightseeing tour from Marrakech. See traditional Berber homes ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $86.45
Day Trip to Ourika Valley from Marrakech including a hike, Marrakech, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Day Trip to Ourika Valley from Marrakech including a hike

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Review

Escape Marrakech to the Atlas mountains to see stunning landscapes and some of the most beautiful rivers, mountains and waterfalls in Morocco. On this tour you ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $59.44
Atlas Mountains Beginners Mountain Biking Tour from Marrakech, Marrakech, Hiking & Camping
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Atlas Mountains Beginners Mountain Biking Tour from Marrakech

This is a fast-paced downhill biking adventure that is suitable for anyone with basic bike-riding abilities, or alternatively, it can be a gentle-paced ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $118.87
Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech, Marrakech, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Experience the beautiful Ourika Valley on this day trip from Marrakech. Ride in an air-conditioned minivan with your guide through the Atlas Mountains and ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $23.77
Ourika Valley: Day Trip from Marrakech, Marrakech, Private Day Trips
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Ourika Valley: Day Trip from Marrakech

Departing Marrakech at approximately 9am from your hostel, Ourika Valley is only 1 hour away and could not be more different from the craziness and noise of ...  Read more

Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $32.42

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