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Ourika Valley & Atlas Mountains

Day trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley

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Ourika Valley & Atlas Mountains
Day trip to Ourika Valley & Atlas Mountains
Ourika Valley
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Excursion from Marrakech to Ourika Valley

This is a popular day trip from Marrakech following the valley which cuts deep into the High Atlas through to Setti Fatma. The area around Marrakech is famous for Argan Oil, which is endemic to this area; the Argan trees only grow in this part of Morocco. The Argan fruit is similar to the olive, and, as with olives the fruit is pressed to extract the oil which is credited with an extraordinary range of properties, and can be processed into a wide variety of skin products. The excursion is a good introduction to the mountain regions, particularly for those who do not wish to travel all the way across the mountains. Escape from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and delve into the lush Ourika Valley to enjoy an oasis of greenery. Accompanied by an expert English-speaking guide, get lost in the incredible scenery, discover fascinating waterfalls, and experience the small traditional villages of the area. In addition to enjoying a panoramic view from the mountain, you can taste delicious Moroccan cuisine at Setti Fatma.

Here is the itinerary of a day trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley

  • We will begin our day trip from Marrakech at 8 am, and plunge into the Ourika Valley, the heart of Berber country, 45 kilometers from Marrakech.
  • The Ourika Valley, with its unusual nature, is one of the best preserved areas of the country, and is an ideal place to find tranquility and escape from the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh.
  • During the Marrakech Ourika Valley day trip, we will have the opportunity to enjoy waterfalls and traditional small villages in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, located near the Valley. We will also visit the charming village of Setti Fatma, an authentic Berber village where we will have the opportunity to enjoy the traditional cuisine of the area. After lunch, we will return to Marrakesh.

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