Hike through a scenic landscape of Berber villages, mountain peaks, and waterfalls on a full-day, private tour from Marrakech to the Ourika Valley. Enjoy the flexibility of a private tour as you explore the valley at your own pace: watch local women extracting argan oil, walk to a series of waterfalls, and join a Berber family for lunch at a local home. This full-day, private tour includes round-trip transport from Marrakech, lunch, and all activities.
Full-day tour to Ourika Valley from Marrakech
Travel with a private driver/guide
See argan oil production in the High Atlas Mountains
Meet a driver/guide at your accommodations in Marrakech, then make the 37-mile (60-km) trip to the Ourika Valley in a climate-controlled vehicle. As you drive, you’ll see the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains rise up from the plains, then enter a lush, agricultural valley with a thriving traditional culture.
The first stop of the day is a place where local Berber women extract precious argan oil from the kernels of the argan tree, then you’ll head to the village of Setti Fatma. This the the starting point for a 1-hour, 30-minute hike to the Setti Fatma Waterfalls, following a steep trail across a series of narrow bridges to seven picturesque cascades. While at the waterfalls, and throughout the tour, take advantage of your day with a private guide to set your own pace, with plenty of time to take breaks or ask questions.
Following the hike, cool off with a drink, then continue to a family home for a classic Berber meal of tajine, salad, and fresh fruits. At roughly 5pm, begin the return trip to Marrakech, where this tour concludes at your original departure point.