Marrakech : Ourika Valley ,Berber villages ,Atlas Mountains

4.9 / 5

7 reviews

Activity provider: Desert Family Tour

Marrakech : Ourika Valley ,Berber villages ,Atlas Mountains

Activity provider: Desert Family Tour

From US$ 28.54 per person

Leave the hustle and bustle of Marrakech for a day trip to Ourika Valley. You'll follow the trails of the Berbers of Morocco as you explore the Atlas Mountains and Berber Villages, and hike to the western slopes of high Atlas Mountains.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
French, English
Pickup included
Pickup from any location in Marrakech city center Please arrive 20 minutes before your scheduled pickup time


  • Climb to mountainside waterfalls
  • Visit a traditional Berber home and enjoy a cup of Moroccan mint tea
  • Relax on a scenic drive through the villages, valleys, and mountains
Full description

Choose your pickup in Marrakech, and embark on an unforgettable trip across the villages and natural landscape of Ourika. Experience life in Berber communities as they welcome you to their home. Kick back and enjoy the views of Setti Fatma and the far-reaching Atlas Mountains.

Your driver will guide you up the mountainous terrain, stopping at some stunning sites. Drop in for tea in a traditional Berber family home. Visit a woman-owned Argan oil cooperative to see the extraction and processing of the local “liquid gold”.

Carry on towards Setti Fatma, a favorite destination for many Moroccans. Admire its lush green valleys, beautiful streams and waterfalls, cliffs, and open spaces. You'll hike all the way up to the first waterfall, accompanied by a local guide.

Grab lunch in a local café, sat by a stream with a stunning view over the mountains. Explore a region that uses medieval agricultural traditions. Enjoy a peaceful walk around the Atlas mountains, bursting with native wildlife.

Relax as your driver brings you back to Marrakech, full of memories that can only be made in Ourika.

  • Pickup and drop off
  • Transportation
  • Moroccan mint tea
  • Visit to a Berber house
  • Lunch & beverages
  • The fee for a local guide which is €3
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • All participants 12 and older must present physical or digital proof that they've been fully vaccinated with a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine administered at least 14 days before the performance date. Children between 5-11 years old must present proof that they've received at least one dose of a FDA or WHO-approved vaccine and be accompanied by a vaccinated adult meeting the theater's entry requirements. Guests whose last vaccine dose (excluding boosters) was fewer than 14 days before the performance date must also present either a negative PCR test taken no more than 72 hours before the performance starts or a negative antigen test taken no more than 6 hours before the performance starts
  • All participants 5 and older must present proof that they have received two vaccine doses of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Proof of vaccination may include the NYC COVID Safe App, Excelsior Pass, CDC Vaccination Card (or photo), NYC Vaccination Record, or official immunization record from outside NYC or the US
  • In addition to proof of vaccination, all participants who are over 18 years old must present a government-issued photo ID (e.g. driver’s license, passport, etc). Participants under 18 may also use a school photo ID. Participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult who meets the above requirements. Participants who do not comply with these requirements will be denied entry or asked to leave the theater
  • All participants who are over 18 years old must present proof of full vaccination. Participants aged 6-17 must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of Covid-19 infection in the past 9 months, or a negative PCR or lateral flow Covid-19 test taken no more than 72 hours before the activity starts

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Smoking in the vehicle

Know before you go

  • This day trip requires a moderate physical health level, especially to climb to the waterfalls
  • Good walking shoes are required
  • Ourika is quite cold in winter
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

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A very pleasant day to discover the High Atlas. Sumptuous views and landscapes! Our guide Lahcen was very friendly and gave us the benefit of his knowledge of the region as well as his personal culture. A nice meeting! Note that this is a mountain hike, that many passages are difficult and sometimes even perilous. So I strongly recommend this excursion, unless you have trouble getting around or you are accompanying young children.

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March 18, 2022

Ce fut une excellente expérience. Le guide Lahcen était très gentil et nous a appris beaucoup de choses. Nous avons également été à Ourika, visiter une maison berbère et une coopérative d’huile d’argan. Et nous avons marché pour atteindre une cascade avec un guide local, d’une grande gentillesse également. Je vous conseille vivement cette activité pour connaître la culture berbère et apprendre beaucoup de choses. La journée était riche en apprentissage et en découverte. Elle permet de déconnecter de la folie de Marrakech et se retrouver dans le calme. C’était parfait, merci encore ! Elsa et Marie

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May 20, 2022


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