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Things to do in Setti Fadma, Morocco

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Marrakech: Ourika and Atlas Day Trip with Sunset Camel Ride

1. Marrakech: Ourika and Atlas Day Trip with Sunset Camel Ride

Discover the unique scenery of the Ourika Valley on a guided trip from Marrakech. Shop at an authentic Berber market, visit the village of Setti Fadma, visit Ourika's waterfalls, hike through the Atlas Mountains, and ride a camel through the Agafay Desert. Following pickup, stop at a Berber market to see where the local families of the valley buy their daily goods. Then, visit an authentic Berber family and take the chance to see and explore their house for yourself. Get to know the local lifestyle and learn how to prepare their refreshing mint tea. After enjoying a cup of tea or two, continue the trip to Setti Fadma, a Moroccan village that is world-renowned for its seven sparkling waterfalls. Wander around the charming Berber villages, then continue through Berber country to the two waterfalls of Ourika. By the river, find local restaurants, where you can enjoy delicious dishes (not included). Experience crossing the river using ropes and small wooden bridges before continuing the journey to the Agafay Desert. Once there, embark on a 1-hour camel ride at sunset to admire the unique beauty of this vast, untouched desert. Later, return to Marrakech for drop-off.

Marrakech: Ourika Valley and Atlas Mountains Guided Day Trip

2. Marrakech: Ourika Valley and Atlas Mountains Guided Day Trip

Discover the prettiest Berber valley, the Ourika Valley, situated 60 km south of Marrakech. During your tour, witness Berber villages and hamlets perched on mountain slopes of the High Atlas Mountains. Enjoy plenty of time to stop to take photos of the little terraces of various crops and other wonderful and exotic sceneries. Take the time to visit a local Berber house and some stores of pottery and varied samples of minerals and crystals before you return to Marrakech. Get picked up from your hotel in Marrakech and drive into the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains which rise up from the plains. Then, enter a lush, agricultural valley with a thriving traditional culture. Make your first stop of the day at a place where local Berber women extract precious argan oil from the kernels of the argan tree. Next, head to the village of Setti Fatma - the starting point for a 1.5-hour hike to the Siti Fatma Waterfalls. Follow a steep trail across a series of narrow bridges to 7 picturesque cascades. While at the waterfalls, and throughout the tour, take advantage of your day with a local trekking guide to set your own pace, with plenty of time to take breaks or ask questions. Following the hike, cool off with a drink, then continue to a family home for an optional classic Berber meal of tajine, salad, and fresh fruits. At around 5 PM, return to Marrakech where you will be dropped off back at your hotel and the tour will end.

Marrakesh: Ourika valley, Berber Villages, & Atlas Mountains

3. Marrakesh: Ourika valley, Berber Villages, & Atlas Mountains

Visit Berber villages on this tour from Marrakech to the Ourika valley in the Atlas Mountains. Be welcomed into a Berber home for a cup of mint tea. Experience the natural beauty of the Atlas Mountains on a hike to the waterfalls at Setti Fatma. Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at 9:30 am from your accommodation in Marrakech. Sit back and relax on the short drive into the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Enter the valley of Ourika and view its dynamic landscapes and hillside villages.  Stop at a traditional house of a Berber family. Sit down and have a mint tea with the family before visiting the small mountain village of Ait Mechkour. Hike through the cliffs and green valleys to the seven stunning waterfalls at Setti Fatma. See traces of a medieval agricultural tradition as you pass by verdant terraces. Stop at a restaurant with mountain views where you can purchase a variety of Moroccan dishes. Return to Marrakech between 4:00-5:00 PM. 

Marrakech : Ourika Valley ,Berber villages ,Atlas Mountains

4. Marrakech : Ourika Valley ,Berber villages ,Atlas Mountains

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.

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What people are saying about Setti Fadma, Morocco

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 163 reviews

Many thanks to our driver Haddou for the safe drive to all the sights of this tour and to Jamal, the local guide at the waterfalls in Ourika valley. All were always friendly and accommodating and made an effort to ensure the well-being of their travellers. Thank you for this wonderful day.

We had a really lovely and relaxing day out with our driver and guide Lahsen. He took us to the best places for shopping with fair prices. Our guide for the atlas mountain hike Icham was fantastic, very laid back, authentic and friendly. Highly recommend!

A fresh and pleasant day, regenerating after the chaos of the city! Excellent value for money! Beautiful scenery, but go dressed up for the cutout in the waterfalls! Experience to do!

the experience was very nice, the tour is super recommended!

we had a great time on this trip, it was excellent.