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From Marrakech: Ourika Valley Day Trip with Lunch

From Marrakech: Ourika Valley Day Trip with Lunch

From US$ 38.46 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.

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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

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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

    4.7 /5

    based on 75 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Transportation
      4.8/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5
    • Safety
      4.6/5

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    A very nice trip, beautiful views, also a bit steep trek - we thought it was great but it could be difficult for older/not fit people. Our driver/guide (Hassan) was very nice and friendly, he told us a lot of interesting things and was always helpful, I would definitely recommend it!

    January 6, 2023

    Very pleasant outing in small groups (6 people). The guide followed us the whole way and was attentive and very patient and caring. The visits to the cooperative and the pottery were also very good. (We are in winter and there are fewer tourists on the sites) In general, a more relaxing outing than the one with the camels in the valley of Imlil holes days earlier (less busy program). The visits to the cooperative were also better (more information, prices displayed). We were able to extend the walk a bit to enjoy the scenery and the sun, which was a great time. We ate very well by the river.

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    January 3, 2023

    Hassan our driver and guide was great. Kind and interesting, he took us to a Berber house where we were very well received and had mint tea. On the other hand, the argon oil cooperative is too expensive. The cooperatives are present in many excursions but you will find cheaper in the souks. Do not hesitate to speak with your Chauvet guides to ask questions they are for the most part full of knowledge and like to pass on. Tips are welcome and deserved. Ourika is very pretty and you don't have to go up because it's steep and crowded. But everyone helps each other guides from other agencies tourists everyone gives you a hand! Avoid when even young children or so accustomed. Elderly people with difficulty walking or health problems. The meal like the day before, excellent couscous or tajine.

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    January 1, 2023

    Product ID: 62922