the Ourika valley

Just below Marrakech, not very far from the Atlas, the Ourika valley is a one-day walk that can be done by hiring a taxi for a fair price from Marrakech. You have to go to the bottom of the valley, park, climb the mountain, local guides and children will help you and go up to see the waterfalls. Monkeys can be found there. In the valley itself, many barely visible villages hang on the walls. An excursion that I highly recommend to get away from the souks of Marrakech


In general, the Ourika Valley is one of 3 valleys Marrakech surrounded by luxury hotels, but also by the middle and economic classes. Luxury establishments are the most numerous. Among these hotels, let us quote the Dar Naciria Marrakech located at the Place du petit marché Guéliz, the Riad O2 Marrakech which is located at Derb Semmaria, the Ryad Mogador Guéliz Marrakech nestled at Boulevard Hassan II, the Assounfou Marrakech Residence located on the Angle rue Imam Malek and rue Ibn Toumert, and the Riad El Fenn Marrakech in Bab el Ksour. Rates are from 40 euros. Visitors can also find budget accommodation at inexpensive hotels nearby such as Tnine Ourika’s Le Jardin de Timalizena.

The best program for livin a great experience in Ourika

Your Ourika valley day trip Depart from your hotel at 9:00 am for an immaculate day in the Ourika Valley, nestled in the Atlas Mountains to take in the fresh natural air and see some beautiful scenery. In the road to Ourika valley you will cross the complaint of Haouz and you will discover among other things even more magnificent landscapes, streams and dwellings which relate to houses springing from the mountains. Thus, a pretty typical Berber village and a very beautiful panoramic view. 7 km further on, you reach Setti-Fatma, the most fabulous place in this Valley. And you will discover the waterfalls of ourika. In the afternoon return to Marrakech.

Clare Louise

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