Ourika Valley is a valley in the Moroccan High Atlas along the Ourika River. It is located around 30 km from Marrakech, and is essentially populated by Berber people speaking Chilha. Despite its proximity to Marrakech, it is still considered a relatively well-preserved valley, by its very nature a and traditional mountain way of life.
Excursion to Ourika Valley from Marrakech will take you back in time, where you can immerse yourself into peace and charmingly beautiful views provided by nature. you might consider spending the day exploring the Ourika Valley and escape the busy souks of Marrakech. Please your adventure-seeking heart and catch a glimpse of picturesque landscapes with views of the Atlas Mountains as a backdrop or get intrigued by the fascinating Berber culture.
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Day trip Ourika Valley
What do we offer
See why so many travelers make La Cle Des Huiles their pension (b&b) of choice when visiting Ourika.
Set in Ourika, 12 km from Information Centre, ferme by Ikalimo offers accommodation with a restaurant, private parking, a shared lounge and a garden.
Bab Ourika perches majestically on a hilltop at the apex of the Ourika Valley, guarding the gateway to the snow-capped Atlas Mountains
Four kilometres past Tnine, a discreet sign points up a dirt path into the Amazigh (Berber) village of Tafza, where the three-storey mud-brick ksar (fortified village) that once housed the local qaid (chief) is now a museum.
Nestled in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains, Anima Garden is a space designed by multimedia artist André Heller.
The organic botanical gardens of a Franco-Moroccan bath-product company combining Amazigh (Berber) herbal remedies with modern aromatherapy make for pleasant wandering
Berber tagines that combine meat and vegetables make wonderful one-dish meals to offer at family dinners or when entertaining casually.
A very very yummy snack or breaky, very very very easy to make. Smear a little honey on each piece and enjoy!
All around the world Moroccan mint tea is probably the most famous emblem of Morocco. Everyone knows about it and loves it, but making it remains a mystery.
Pick up at your hotel or Riad Marrakech. If your Riad is located in the medina, the care will take place in an accessible place, as close as possible to your Riad or Hotel
Enjoy a day trip to one of the most unspoiled regions of Morocco, the Ourika Valley attracts tourists looking for green space and an exceptional landscape …
Taxis in Morocco are a very popular and affordable way to commute daily inside and between cities.
Well known for its waterfalls and green valley of Ourika Marrakech is also a center where women weave Berber carpets made from wool and cotton.
Argan oil co-operative where we will see local women cultivating and pressing the Argan nut to make cooking oil, butter and cosmetic products.
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What visitors say about Ourika
We drove through Ourika Valley and offered panoramic views for photo opportunity. We did camel by this valley and was authentic ride. Highly recommended.
We climbed the mountain called Ourika Valley, nobody knows what it feels to get on top, I can just say that it was one of my best experience in my life, because you just breath armony and happiness.
I recommend to take this activity with Mohammed’s guide and not forget our Rachid’s driver, we’d a dream trip with him.
If you wanna get a driver for all time, get Richard’s agency, is it in Medina Square and he’ll get you fantastic prices and fun all the time, so do’nt doubt and go to Marrakech.