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From Marrakech: Ourika Valley in High Atlas Mountains Tour

4.8 / 5

35 reviews

From Marrakech: Ourika Valley in High Atlas Mountains Tour

From US$ 39.50 per person

Explore the Ourika Valley in the High Atlas Mountains on this full-day private sightseeing tour from Marrakech. Have lunch and mint tea in a traditional Berber home, visit a women’s argan oil co-operative and admire the stunning waterfalls.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French, Arabic
Pickup included
When possible, a driver will meet you at the reception of your accommodation in Marrakech. If this is not possible, a local landmark will be agreed upon.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk to the waterfalls of Setti Fatma
  • See Berber villages and houses clinging to the side of hills
  • Share mint tea and lunch with a Berber family in their home
  • Visit a locally-run argan oil women's co-operative
Full description
Escape the frenzy of Marrakech in the Ourika Valley, a cool mountain getaway not far from the city. Travel by road to the picturesque village of Ourika nestled in the High Atlas Mountain Range. Experience some of the beauty of the North African countryside without sacrificing the comforts of your hotel or riad on this day trek in the mountains. Pass the village of Ouigrane on your way up a 6,563-foot peak and admire a panoramic view from the top over Ait Oucheg Valley, full of terraces and traditional houses made of stone and clay. Ourika is an archetypal Berber village, with friendly people happy to show you around. See how the Berbers live and experience some of their food and their culture as you have lunch in a Berber home. Later on, see the 7 waterfalls of Setti Fadma and the stunning Ghamt Mosque. Along the way, learn more about the area from your guide, including which plants in the area are medicinal.
Includes
  • Air-conditioned, private transportation with a professional driver
  • English-speaking guide (other languages also available)
  • Lunch in a traditional Berber home
  • Tea / coffee
    Not suitable for
    • Pregnant women
    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
    Traveler requirements
    • You are required to bring and wear a mask
    • You must fill out a travel information form

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    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Sunglasses
    • Camera

    Know before you go

    • The larger the group, the lower the price per person
    • Each tour requires a minimum of 2 participants
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 35 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.6/5
    • Transportation
      4.5/5
    • Value for money
      4.9/5
    • Safety
      4.6/5

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    Wonderful trip, our guide Larbi and driver Hassan were fantastic, very welcoming and passionate about their country and culture. The tagine lunch was delicious with a wonderful view of the Atlas Mountains. Nice to get away from the city. The hike was short but good to stretch your legs and enough in the heat.

    October 16, 2021

    Day at the top Nice, pleasant and accommodating driver. The same goes for the guide who was wonderful and with whom conversation comes easily. Beautiful landscape between desert greenery and snow at the bottom of Mount Toubkal. The tagine on the roof of a village with a view of the atlas. An exotic day.

    January 17, 2021

    Our guide Rashid was fantastic. Due to a mudslide he took us to a different area. He made sure that we had a full day and new experiences. He was also great with out 11 year old son and made sure to interact with him without treating him like a child. When our son wanted to pet one of the wandering sheep, he caught one for him so our son could hold him! We also had a fantastic meal at a restaurant before heading home that was included. He also made sure to take photos of all of us together to document our time. I would highly recommend!

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    June 27, 2020

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    Product ID: 62922