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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Three Valleys Day Trip from Marrakech with Optional Visit to Takerkoust Lake and Kik Plateau, ... 
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Three Valleys Day Trip from Marrakech with Optional Visit to Takerkoust Lake and Kik Plateau

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 163 Reviews

Experience traditional Moroccan life and stunning scenery on a day trip from Marrakech to three famous valleys in the Atlas Mountains. Explore the lovely ...  Read more

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

From USD $74.59
Full-Day Trip from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains 3 Valleys through Berber Villages, Marrakech, ... 
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Full-Day Trip from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains 3 Valleys through Berber Villages

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 16 Reviews

Departure from Marrakech in a small-group tour to the Atlas Mountains in the company of an experienced guide.

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

From USD $94.10
Three Valleys, Lake of Takerkoust Asni and Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech, Marrakech, Day ... 
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Three Valleys, Lake of Takerkoust Asni and Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Experience three of the Atlas Mountains’ beautiful valleys and traditional Berber life on this full-day trip from Marrakech. Traveling into the mountains ...  Read more

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

From USD $80.33
Full-Day Private Tour to the Waterfall of Ourika Valley from Marrakech, Marrakech, Day Trips
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Full-Day Private Tour to the Waterfall of Ourika Valley from Marrakech

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

Ourika valley is one of the most beautiful places in Morocco,it is a Berber villages of beauty, charm and chill. The region is inhabited by Berber people who ...  Read more

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

From USD $57.38
Private Tour: Three Valleys and Atlas Mountains Day Trip from Marrakech, Marrakech, Private ... 
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Private Tour: Three Valleys and Atlas Mountains Day Trip from Marrakech

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 1 Reviews

See three of Morocco’s majestic valleys in one day on this private excursion from Marrakech. Your English-speaking driver/guide will take you to the Ourika, ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: Varies

From USD $137.71
Berber Trails 4WD Day Trip from Marrakech, Marrakech, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Berber Trails 4WD Day Trip from Marrakech

4 star rating: Recommended 74 Reviews

Travel off the beaten track to discover an altogether different pace of life in Morocco on this 8-hour Berber trails 4-wheel drive tour from Marrakech. Follow ...  Read more

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

From USD $80.33
Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech, Marrakech, Day Trips
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Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech

4 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

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 ...  Read more

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

From USD $32.13
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 1 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 $91.81
Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech, Marrakech, Private Sightseeing Tours
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Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech

4 star rating: Recommended 1 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 $28.69
Day Trip to Ourika Valley from Marrakech Including Hike, Marrakech, Private Day Trips
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Day Trip to Ourika Valley from Marrakech Including Hike

3 star rating: Worth doing 1 Reviews

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 $51.64

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