Discover the Facts & Secrets of Ourika Valley with a Day Trip from Marrakech
Nestled in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, only an hour's drive from Marrakech, lies the beautiful Ourika Valley. This picturesque and tranquil region promises a welcome change of pace from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech. A day trip to Ourika Valley from Marrakech is sure to please, with its Spanish-style farms, panoramic views of the green mountainside, and a number of charming Berber villages to explore.
Begin your day with an early morning drive through the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Enjoy the gorgeous views of the lush green valleys as you make your way through small Berber villages and traditional single-story homes. As you make your descent into the Ourika Valley proper, marvel at the beauty of the farmlands with their terraced fields, traditional greenhouses, and aqueducts.
Once you arrive in the Valley, visit Setti Fatma. This small Berber village is known for its beautiful scenery and natural waterfalls. The seven waterfalls, or cascades, are fed by the Ourika River and are situated in a narrow gorge just a few kilometers from Setti Fatma.
Continue your journey by heading further into the Valley. Explore the colorful Berber markets and towns and visit some of the famous Berber houses, which have been preserved in their original state.
After a full day full of exploration, return to the city of Marrakech in the late afternoon, with plenty of stories to tell about your journey to Ourika. A day trip to Ourika Valley from Marrakech is sure to provide a pleasant and memorable experience for everyone involved. With its incredible views, rich culture, and delicious cuisine, it is an integral part of an authentic Moroccan journey.
Discover the Fun Activities in Ourika Valley with a Day Trip from Marrakech
There are many activities to experience in the Ourika Valley – from sightseeing to outdoor sports, and everything in between. On a day trip to the Valley, some of the best activities to do include:
- -Exploring the village of Setti Fatma: Take a walk through the village and enjoy the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and cascading waterfalls.
- -Enjoying traditional Berber cuisine: Stop at one of the local Berber restaurants in the Valley to try some delicious traditional dishes, like tagine.
- -Visiting local markets: Wander along the streets of the small Berber villages and explore the vibrant markets full of souvenirs, spices, and more.
- -Outdoor sports.
No matter what type of activities you choose to do during your day trip, the Ourika Valley is sure to provide a quintessential Moroccan experience. From its lush green terrain, to its charming villages and markets, its picturesque scenery
Enjoy Unique Activities on a Day Trip to Anima Garden & Berber Ecomuseum in Ourika Valley
- -Anima Garden, a stunning venue which cultivates four hectares of organic century-old trees, offering visitors a unique experience of rural Morocco. Enjoy tranquil walks amongst ancient olive trees and meadow of wild herbs, suspended between the snow-capped mountains of the Atlas. During the guided tour, you'll hear interesting details about the various micro-climates of the garden.
- -Afterwards, continue to the Berber Eco-Museum, a foundation dedicated to preserving and showcasing the culture and heritage of Berbers living in the Atlas mountains. Learn about their traditional customs, crafts and beliefs, as well as participate in captivating workshops such as pottery, jewellery or weaving.
The Anima Garden and Berber Eco-Museum day trip from Marrakesh offers visitors an unforgettable journey to both the vibrant rural towns and breathtaking natural areas of Morocco. Explore ancient olive trees, learn about traditional Berber culture, and experience a unique view of the Atlas mountains as you immerse yourself in the beauty of this mesmerizing destination. With an included round-trip transfer from your hotel, you'll be sure to make the most of your day and see the highlights of the Ourika Valley.