Marrakesh: Ourika valley, Berber Villages, & Atlas Mountains

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41 reviews

Activity provider: SAFARI ROSE

Marrakesh: Ourika valley, Berber Villages, & Atlas Mountains

Activity provider: SAFARI ROSE

From US$ 25.43 per person

Discover the heart of the Atlas Mountains on this day trip from Marrakech. Explore the Ourika valley to uncover charming Berber villages, green mountain terraces, and the Setti Fatma waterfalls.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
French, English
Pickup included
Pick up from your Marrakech hotel/ Riad or the closest accessible location to your Riad . Please provide your hotel name and address. Please provide a number which can be reached via Whatssapp. You will receive information about the exact pick-up location whatssap after booking


  • Immerse yourself in local culture as you stop in for tea at a Berber home
  • Capture pictures of breathtaking views of the Ourika valley landscapes
  • Feel like a local as you explore the mountain village of Ait Mechkour
  • Have the chance to purchase lunch at a restaurant with mountain views
  • Enjoy an Atlas Mountains nature hike to the seven waterfalls at Setti Fatma
Full description

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. 

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-/French-speaking driver
  • Tea
  • Food and drinks
  • Local guide (3 euros per person)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Local guides in Setti Fama are available to hire at your own discretion
  • A minimum physical fitness level is required to climb to the waterfalls
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.7 /5

based on 41 reviews

Review summary

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Our driver Jawed was extremely nice (he also spoke some Italian!) and drove us to our destination safely, stopping for pictures of the beautiful landscapes and answering any doubts or concerns we had regarding the culture and life of the Berbers. Our trip up to the waterfalls was also very enjoyable, calm, no crazy walking, but nice views and with a nice final lunch along the water.

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April 1, 2023

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!

April 1, 2023

Our tour was absolutely amazing! Jamal was an excellent and funny driver and guide. He helped us purchase great souvenirs and told us lots of neat facts about Morocco. He also had quite a few funny jokes and kept us entertained with music. I highly recommend this excursion. The hike was slightly difficult but worth it. Our local guide was very cautious and helpful. He made sure we all felt safe and we’re having fun!! 10/10 trip

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April 1, 2023

Product ID: 410148