Ourika Valley And Atlas Mountains: Small Group Shared Day Trip From Marrakech - Marrakesh

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Embark on this refreshing adventure in the heart of the majestic High Atlas Mountains with its snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, berber villages,fruit trees, refreshing waterfalls, and Ancient berber culture. Drive along the scenic mountain road before stopping for a country-style breakfast with the Berber locals in a typical Berber house, take an exciting guided walk along some of the pretty trails and spectacular waterfalls(at your own pace), have plenty of fun while riding your majestic camel (optional) and testing your camel riding skills and feast on a delicious Berber lunch (optional) full of flavor with your feet in the water! The Ourika valley is a wonderful respite just an hour from Marrakech where you will immerse in the exotic world of the cool Atlas mountains, fresh air and the culture of the Atlas populations, whose generosity will leave you with very warm and colorful memories.

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During this refreshing day trip to the Ourika valley in the High Atlas Mountains, you will delight yourself in the lush valleys, groves of peach, almond and walnut trees, snow-capped peaks of the High Atlas Mountains and traditional mud-built Berber villages.

You will be picked you up from your hotel in Marrakech at 9:15 am in an air-conditioned minivan. Drive through the famous valleys in the heart of the Great Atlas Mountains where the plains will give way to the green valleys, gorges, rivers and waterfalls. A breathtaking and spectacular scenery perfect for photos opportunities. You will visit a traditional Berber house where the richness of Berber traditions will reveal itself to you. The owner of the house will make a tea ceremony to show you how to make traditional mint tea before serving you a country style breakfast (bread, butter, honey, olive oil and tea). After this, enliven your tour with amajestic camel ride and test your camel riding skills for 20 minutes (optional). With family or friends it is the festival of laughter! Your journey continues until you arrive to the last village (at 1500 meters), you will take an exciting guided walk along some of the pretty trails to reach the first spectacular waterfall (at your own pace). Feast on a delicious Berber lunch full of flavor with your feet in the water in a local restaurant (optional).

Return to your hotel in Marrakech by 5:00 pm.

Inclusions for Ourika Valley And Atlas Mountains: Small Group Shared Day Trip From Marrakech

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Friendly, multilingual Driver
  • Berber house visit and country style breakfast
  • A guided walk/hike to explore the waterfall in full at your own pace
  • Lunch (if option selected)
  • 20 minutes Majestic Camel ride (if option selected)
  • Local taxes

Exclusions for Ourika Valley And Atlas Mountains: Small Group Shared Day Trip From Marrakech

  • Drinks
  • Personal expenses

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Make sure you bring good walking shoes as there are many great walking paths that you dont want to miss out on

A minimum of 2 persons per booking is required

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Adult pricing applies to all travelers

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • Love this trip. You must go for this tour . There is a lot of walking and climbing but it’s worth it. Comfortable shoes are needed.

  • Great time. Views, lunch and Camels were all fantastic

  • Really nice day out in the mountains. Guides were really informative and helpful. Food was really nice, and the location was beautiful. Drive was a little long on the way back, but was broken up on the way out by stops at the berber house, camels and argan oil shop.

  • Really enjoyed the trip - ended up being a private tour for my husband and I because no-one else booked on the same day.

    Professional service with a phone call from the company before and after the trip to check whether we were okay and asking for feedback.

    Great value for money!

  • Beautiful tour. Our driver and tour guide were amazing. Wear hiking shoes and get ready to hike an hour up the mountains. Also there’s about 20-30 min of rock climbing involved to get to the waterfall. Otherwise beautiful trip, delicious food, and wonderful people we met along the way. Love Morocco.

  • Good:
    - Our driver Sayeed was really nice and friendly - he told us about the history of Marrakech and the areas we passed by.
    - We really enjoyed visiting a berber house and eating a traditional breakfast. It felt authentic and the family were very nice and welcoming though they didn't speak English.
    - It was good to learn how argan oil was made in the women's co-operative although it was enormously overpriced and more of a shop than a place of production

    Bad:
    - Unfortunately after we arrived at Ourika, the trip was not fun at all. Our nice driver left us with a far less friendly guide who was only interested in taking us to his friends' shops and restaurant which were tourist traps. He just rushed ahead of us without saying anything the rest of the time - and then had the cheek to beg for a tip! The small waterfall is quite uninspiring and the hike to get there is just a littered path past loads of touts selling the same tourist junk as in Marrakech. For lunch, you are taken to a restaurant without being given the option to go anywhere else although the whole area looks quite unappealing. The place was empty except for us, virtually no choice on the menu. I ended up paying 120dh for a horrible lukewarm soup in a dirty bowl, a lukewarm plate of meat and chips, and a pot yoghurt from a supermarket multipack. I was scared I'd get food poisoning! After that it was a relief to go back to our hotel.

    I am sorry to leave a bad review because the driver was very nice, but we finished the day feeling like we'd been scammed.

  • The trip was a bit disorganized - up until we reached the berber village we had no idea of the itinerary or schedule for the day. there were no guides on the drive - the driver was friendly though. When we recahed the village we went off with a wrong guide at first and then the guide for our group was found. We were supposed to return by 5 pm but got back only at 6:15 pm. Guides were friendly through out and the lunch was good.

  • Great things to see and the guide was awesome. Be prepared to climb and spend the entire day.

  • Trip was a little disappointing really. The waterfall was good to look at but there was so much rubbish both in the water and around it that spoiled it. The restaurant we ate at was overlooking the waterfall and that was nice. The food was really good also. The walk to the waterfall was not taxing for us but some people in our party found it hard going. It was good to get out of Marrakech and breathe some cleaner air.

  • The camel ride was amazing! Stopped at a Berber house for morning mint tea then off to camel ride over the mountains. Lunch by the river was delicious and unforgettable! Loved every bit of it!

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