Ourika Day Trip

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Ourika Valley Day Trip: A Journey into the Atlas Splendor

Embark on a captivating day trip to the Ourika Valley, the grandeur of the Atlas unfolding before you. Nestled at the doorstep of Marrakech, it’s the perfect destination for a day of exploration. As you venture into the Atlas, you’ll traverse breathtaking landscapes, meandering through green meadows and authentic Berber villages dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries. The Ourika Valley Day Trip unveils a pristine valley, where nature harmonizes with traditional mountain life.

Explore the enchanting Ourika Valley, nestled in the Atlas Mountains, on this excursion departing from Marrakech. Situated approximately 35 km south of Marrakesh, the valley enchants with its winding rivers, olive groves, citrus orchards, and quaint clay houses adorned with small flowering vines.

Itinerary: Ourika Day Trip

Departure: 9 am from your Riad or hotel in Marrakech.

As you embark on the journey, witness vast fields of olive trees, with mountain panoramas unfolding before your eyes as you pass through the village of Tnine Ourika, renowned for its bustling Monday market—a perfect spot for a brief stop. Traverse numerous Berber villages, visiting the Argan cooperative and pottery workshops. Afterward, relish a shared meal at a local restaurant before commencing the trek to the captivating waterfalls. Don’t forget to bring suitable shoes and swimwear, especially between April and November.

The return to Marrakech is anticipated at 5 p.m. A day filled with the allure of the Ourika Valley and the Atlas awaits, offering a glimpse into the untouched beauty of nature and the traditions of mountain life.


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