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best 1 day trip to Ourika Valley

Duration

1 Day

Departure

7/8 Am

Starting Point

Marrakech

Ending Point

Marrakech

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OVERVIEW

This 1-day trip to Ourika valley will take you to the heart of the great atlas mountains, only 60 km far from Marrakech you’ll uncover the Berber mountain lifestyle and culture, Ourika Valley and the visit of Setti Fatma village and its waterfalls are one of the most famous day trips from Marrakech to explore the Atlas mountains.

Amazing landscapes, amazing roads, and charming traditional villages make Marrakech to Ourika Valley, one of the most popular excursions in Marrakech; enjoy the gorgeous landscapes and a guided hike to the 7 waterfalls. Following the course of the Ourika River, you’ll be able to admire the magnificent landscape of the High Atlas, totally different from that of Marrakech, and browse the scenery and breathtaking High Atlas. Visit a Berber family and find out about the lives of local people, visit weekly Berber markets where locals meet once per week. Enjoy a guided hike to visit the 7 waterfalls of the Ourika Valley.

1 DAY TRIP TO OURIKA VALLEY:

If you like nature, the waterfalls will undoubtedly be the highlight of the visit. many folks take the chance to swim in the river, but you’ll doubtless suspect that the water is icy. the first of the waterfalls is well accessible, but you’ll have to venture further to access the following ones. you’ll have to climb and climb to access a number of the waterfalls, so we advise you to place on appropriate shoes.

In theory, this is often a visit to the center of traditional Berber life in mountain villages. Once there, you’ll realize that what you experience as a typical life experience is truly a theatrical spectacle for tourists. As a rule, the father shows you around his house and prepares a mint tea.

The most popular traditional weekly markets in the area are Ourika (Monday) and Aghbalou (Thursday). If you arrive in the valley from the mountains, Tahanaout (Tuesday) and Asni (Saturday), you will discover other interesting markets. Later that day will be the end of our 1 day trip to Ourika Valley. Thanks for your lovely visit.

Price includes:

  • Air-conditioned minivan or 4WD Fuel included
  • Bottled water
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Professional driver/ Guide
  • Local Mountain guide
  • Car Fuel

Price does not include:

  • Personal expenses
  • Anything not mentioned in the program
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Lunch

NOTE:

If our 1 day trip to Ourika Valley do not suit your needs, contact us and we will prepare your trip according to your needs and requirements.

When is the best time to visit Morocco?

There is really no time of year where you wouldn’t enjoy your trip to Morocco; although you should keep in mind that it tends to get a little too crowded with tourists during the winter holidays season. Then it’s up to you to decide what season suits you the best to come visit, according to your schedule and preferences.

The weather in Morocco is more on the mild side during Spring and Autumn (from March to May and from September to November respectively). For these seasons the temperatures could be ranging anywhere from 11° to 32°C. Winter usually lasts from December to February, with a relatively low temperature range (7° to 21°C). You should also expect to see snowfall in Morocco’s mountainous regions. As for Summer (from June to August), temperatures can land anywhere between 19°C and 40°C in the middle of the day.

When is the peak season to visit Morocco?

The tourist flow in Morocco reaches its peak during December and April of each year, for these are the holiday seasons. The emerging high demand for accommodations during these months makes the prices go up very significantly in comparison to other months, and all of the best accommodations get booked up very early on.

Therefore, if you’re thinking of coming during one of these seasons, we suggest you start looking in advance, in order to have enough time to find an accommodation that suits your needs. We would also suggest you avoid these months altogether, so that you’ll be able to get the best out of your Morocco experience.

Are the tours private?

Yes! The tours our company offers are all completely private. This will allow to experience Morocco the way YOU want to. In addition to that, you will of course be always welcome to request stops along the way during the tours, in order to take memorable photographs (or whatever other reason you want!).

In case you are interested in booking a group desert tour, please go ahead and contact us and we will make you the best of it.

Will the price be the same if we are 2, 3 or more persons?

The price for each individual person participating in the tours goes lower the more people there are in the group participating.

Will the price be cheaper for last minute booking?

Actually, it could be quite the opposite. Our team makes sure to select the best quality accommodations for our clients, and those tend to get booked full pretty quickly, that’s why it’s not always easy for us to accommodate last minute bookings.

Therefore, you shouldn’t expect a lower price for such inquiries, but instead a higher one maybe. To avoid such incidents, we strongly advise you to book your tour with us early on, so that we will be able to pick out the best accommodations for you, and offer you an unforgettable Morocco experience.

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