Best Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech

Key Features
Tour Name: Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech
Tour Type: Day Trip
Duration: One day
Departure: Daily
Availability: Everyday
Starting Point: Marrakech
Ending Point: Marrakech
Tour Highlights
Visiting Places: Marrakech, Ourika, Setti Fatma.
Key attractions: Ourika Valley, Atlas Mountains, Setti Fatma, Waterfall, Berber villages.
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Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech

Best Day Trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley & Atlas Mountains

Overview: of Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech

Ourika is a beautiful small town, its numerous Berber villages, waterfalls, and many attractions, it is one of the most popular destinations for day trips from Marrakech. Ourika has located about 50 km from Marrakech, at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains. It is an ideal day trip as it is just a 1 hour and a half drive from Marrakech. On your way to the Ourika Valley, you'll be amazed by the breathtaking scenery. The landscape is natural, lush, beautiful, and dotted with small Berber villages. We invite you to join this amazing day trip to Ourika Valley, on this full-day to the Atlas Mountains (Ourika), you'll experience a hike through the Berber villages, see the Ourika Valley, visit Setti Fatma and its waterfalls.

Ourika Valley day trip from Marrakech will allow you to discover the beauty of the Ourika Valley and its beautiful landscapes of green meadows, Berber villages. Ourika Valley and Setti Fatma village is a favorite weekend destination for locals, appreciated for the beauty of its landscapes and waterfalls. It is one of the typical valleys of the High Atlas, famous for its fruit trees, its small villages, its restaurants along the river, its high green terraces, the surrounding peaks of the Atlas, the rocky foothills of the town, and the 7 Cascades that surround the village.

Once you reach Ourika Valley you can hike to the waterfalls so make sure you have your trainers or adequate shoes with you. You can hire a local guide or do it on your own.

Generally, local guides are helpful and will assist you all the way. They will tell you which stone to step onto with which foot! Most of them will hold onto you and push you up when needed. Also, most of them speak good English and other European languages. So even if you are not the fittest person you can do it and view the beautiful waterfalls, charming little art shops and appreciate the Berber way of life.
We hope you enjoy our Ourika Valley day trip from Marrakech.

Tour Itinerary: A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

Explore the tour itinerary of Ourika Valley day trip from Marrakech, and feel free to contact us for any questions or clarification anytime. Join our flexible day trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley and enjoy amazing landscapes, stunning roads, and charming traditional villages that make the Ourika Valley, one of the most popular attractions for both tourists and locals; enjoy the guided hike to the 7 waterfalls. Browse the scenery and breathtaking High Atlas. Visit a Berber family and discover the lives of local people.

Day Trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley - Oualmas - Setti Fatma - Marrakech

This day trip from Marrakech to Ourika Valley starts at about 07:30-08:00 AM from your accommodation in Marrakech. On the day trip to Ourika Valley from Marrakech via the Atlas Mountains, you'll visit the scenery of Ourika Valley and enjoy the natural landscapes all around, we'll come across the green fields of Ourika valley, consisting of a succession of neighboring mountain villages inhabited by Berber. After a stopover for lunch (at your own expense). We'll trek onwards to a sensational Moroccan weekend destination, Setti Fatma through Oualmas.

Setti Fatma is the origin of the 7 waterfalls that make up the Ourika River and each falling down into rushing streams of water, nestled in the Atlas Mountains. Our local guide is taking us to the first of these 7 waterfalls (proper hiking shoes & comfortable clothing are highly recommended).

In about 40 min hike, we'll climb rough terrain, cross bridges over running rivers and once we reach the base of the waterfall, we'll get the chance to enjoy the pond and all the greenery surrounding it. When done with the hike, we'll rest at a beautiful riverside restaurant overlooking the mountain to enjoy the famous local cuisine.

Our day trip to Ourika Valley from Marrakech via Atlas Mountains ends with your return to Marrakech.

It is safe to say that the unspoiled natural beauty of Ourika offers you a unique taste of real life in Morocco.

Driving distance Approximately 128 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 3 hr 02 min (without traffic)


Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.

Tour Map: Here's a map of your travel route.

What's Included: Don't worry, we've got this covered.

Prices Included

  • Pick you up from your accommodation;
  • Drop you off at your accommodation;
  • Tour Commentary;
  • Transport by private vehicle with A/C;
  • Experienced English - Spanish - French speaking guide/driver;
  • Car Fuel;
  • Car Insurance;
  • Confirmation at time of booking;
  • Plus many surprises stops on the way.

Prices Not Included

  • Flights to/from Morocco;
  • Meals and beverages;
  • Entrance fees;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Tips & Personal expenses.


  • Children's must be accompanied by an adult.

What to take on your Morocco Tour?

We strongly recommend using TSA-approved luggage locks on your bags and hand carry valuables on the plane.

Many of our trips require us to move our base several times, so we recommend that you pack as lightly as possible. There will not always be someone available to help you carry your bags so you should only bring as much as you can carry on your own.

We suggest that you bring the following items:

Clothing & Equipment
  • Season-specific casual clothes (men and women should always dress modestly out of respect for the culture they are visiting- no tank tops, low cut tops, or short shorts. It is not necessary to wear a headscarf.)
  • Hiking clothes and shoes (NOTE: They can get quite dirty/dusty).
  • Bathing suit.
  • A pair of comfortable walking shoes.
  • A light jacket/windbreaker (NOTE: It can be very windy in Essaouira).
  • A warm jacket (NOTE: It can be quite cold in the High Atlas Mountains from November to March. Please pack appropriately for cold, winter evenings.).
  • Power adaptor for 220v, 50 Hz (outlets are two-prong rounded).
  • Toiletries.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat.
  • First-aid kit with lip balm, aspirin, band-aids, cream for sore muscles (e.g. deep heat), Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, any extra prescription drugs you may be taking.
Travel Documents
  • Passport (with photocopies).
  • Travel insurance (with photocopies).
  • Airline tickets (with photocopies).
  • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required.
  • Credit and/or debit card and/or cash (MasterCard and Visa are the most commonly used; American Express and Maestro cards are difficult to use in Morocco.)
  • This document, printed.

In order to protect against any unforeseen circumstances, it is advisable to purchase adequate insurance before your date of departure. Coverage should include baggage damage or loss, flight delays or cancellations, etc. We recommend .

Free cancellation

FREE! If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of most activities, you will receive a complete refund if you paid all the price.

Tourism Transport in Morocco - Our Cars

It's our goal to make memories that last a lifetime when you visit Morocco. That is we only offer the best at our disposal.

Our vehicles are fully-equipped for your comfort and adventure. Air conditioned and comfortable, these rugged vehicles are built for the road. Our cars have 6 seats. They're clean. The fleet includes the Toyota Prado TX, Toyota Prado VX, and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.

Our drivers are connoisseurs of their regions. No one knows Morocco better than them. When they bring you on your journey, it will feel like travelling with a trusted friend.

For groups ranging from 7 to 17 in size, we offer minibusses and minivans such as the Hyundai H-1 Minivan, Mercedes Minibus's, and the Mercedes Vito.

Feel free to travel with our guide by your own vehicle, if you have one. Or use our 4-wheeled-drive. The choice is always yours.

Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado TX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado VX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Mercedes-Benz Vito

  • Capacity: 7/8 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.

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