Day Excursion to the Ourika Valley
The Ourika Valley offers a great opportunity to get close to nature and even closer to understanding and enjoying the fascinating Berber way of life.
Fresh air, mountain trails, waterfalls and mint tea all contribute to a refreshing day out in the Moroccan countryside.
|Group Size||2 - 6|
After meeting you at your hotel or riad with our guide at around 9.00am, we head south of Marrakech through the Plains of Haouz towards the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains.
With the “red city” now firmly in our mirrors, we’re surrounded by green, fertile landed peppered with Berber villages – outwardly in various states of disrepair but inwardly a welcoming home for generations of the Berber people.
And you will be welcome too as we are invited into a traditional Berber village house to enjoy a glass of mint tea and learn more about this incredible culture, their hardy way of life and their enjoyment of living in harmony with nature.
Our journey to the Ourika Valley also provides us with an opportunity to stop off at one of several Argan cooperatives. These are run by women for less fortunate women here in the valley. Largely through the goodwill of tourists, the proceeds of the sales of oils and cosmetics produced from Argan nuts and berries are actually passed back into the community. There’s no obligation to buy, but it’s a great education to see and learn at first hand about the process.
Through the village of Ourika, our route follows the river until we reach Setti Fatma where “Lady Fatima of Ourika” and her two daughters are entombed.
Rope bridges, narrow paths, waterfalls and plunge pools provide a dramatic backdrop as we trek on foot further into the valley – but never too far from an enterprising café or restaurant ready to ply you with refreshments.
We return to Marrakech late afternoon for you to spend the evening as you please.
|Meals included / not included|
|2 Persons||€45 pp|
|3 Persons||€40 pp|
|4 Persons||€30 pp|
|5 Persons||€25 pp|
|6 Persons||€25 pp|
Solo travellers are always welcome. Please ask for details and availability. For groups of more than 6 guests, please ask our Reservations Team for more information about availability and prices. Reductions apply for children accompanied by adults. No charge for children under 5 years. All local taxes, state taxes, parking fees, tolls and fuel charges are included within the price. Please see below for more information.
We’re more than happy to alter this itinerary to suit your individual requirements prior to booking. Just let us know what changes you would like and we will advise. And if you would prefer to travel throughout in a luxury limousine or have any special requirements you would like arranged for your tour, please ask us for details.
As with many of our tours, this itinerary involves a certain amount of travelling and walking, often on uneven surfaces. Please think carefully about the personal mobility (especially young children) of those in your group and the suitability of this tour for them before booking. Our Reservations Team will be happy to advise you on this.
To book this tour, request more information about the tour or advise of any special requirements you may have, please send an email to us using the form below.
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