Ourika valley is one of the most beautiful valleys in Morocco, and a very popular attraction for both tourists and locals. Just 65 kilometers outside Marrakech, you completly change the scenery from and arid brown view to a lush green valley and vibrant colors. Many argan oil cooperatives operate in the valley because it is rich with argan trees, and you can visit one of them to watch hardworking women process argan nuts and extract oil from them for both cosmetic and culnary uses. The valley itself offers many opportunities for small hikings and crossing berber made bridges to get from side to side of the valley. If you’re sportive enough, you can reach the seven waterfalls of Setti Fatma, and of course a local guide can walk you through the valley and help with the small obstacles here and there. Pick a nice restaurant and have a good lunch beside or even in the middle of the river with your feet in the water.
Ourika Valley, at the foot hills of the High Atlas Mountains is only a 45 minutes south east of Marrakech. The valley offers a great escape from the heat of Marrakech for the locals during summer months.
This group day trip to Ourika Valley from MArrakech is ideal for nature lovers and light trek into one of the small size waterfalls, or just relax and have a snack at one of the local cafés unted the shade of the walnut tress next to the stream.
After a 30 minutes drive via the fertile Haouz Planes, you will reach Tnin Ouika centre, where you will stop for a visit of the open air Berber weekly market. It is operated every day, but Mondays are much busier and lively.
From here you will continue up to Setti Fatma. On the way, stop at a Berber house where you can share a cup of mint tea with the locals before you continue to Stti Fatma Berber village.
Upon arrival, enjoy a guided light trek into the the water falls above the village (local guides available for hire). Return back to the village where you can have lunch (at leisure) at one of the local cfés next to the stream.
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