Private Tour: High Atlas Mountains Day Trip To The Ourika Valley And Waterfalls From Marrakech - Marrakesh

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 7 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    9:00 AM Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.
  • Departure Details :
    Your hotel or a designated central location in Marrakech
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Discover the lush Ourika Valley and Setti Fatma waterfalls on this private 7-hour trip from Marrakech. Journey through the foothills of the High Atlas mountains, tracing the Ourika River past Berber villages, orchards, and terraced farms to Setti Fatma village. Enjoy free time to walk up to the waterfalls and enjoy a Berber lunch (own expense) at a local restaurant. Private round-trip transport with hotel or central Marrakech pickup and drop-off included.

Highlights

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

Know More about this tour

Begin with pickup from your Marrakech hotel at about 9am. Alternatively, if you are staying in ariad(traditional house), meet your driver and private, air-conditioned vehicle at a central location.

Then,venture south to the Ourika Valley in the foothills of the High Atlas mountains.Stopata Berber souk (Mondays only) or another traditional souk (Thursdays only) on route, or, onother days, travel directly to Ourika and enjoy more time there to explore.

Admire the mountain scenery as you follow the winding Ourika River, passingslopesdotted with Berber villages, orchards, and farms. After a roughly 1- to 1.5-hour journey, arrive at Setti Fatma, a colorfully painted riverside village.

Hop out and enjoy two hours free time to walk up to the Setti Fatma waterfalls, anumberof cascadeshidden in the mountainsides. Choose to hire a local guide (own expense) or climb the rocky paths independently, crossing little streamson route.

Admire themain falls, and then descend back to Setti Fatma, and enjoy a traditional Berber lunch (own expense) at one of the many restaurants. Afterward, reconvene with your driver and finish with a drop-off at the original Marrakech starting point at about 4pm.

Please note: a moderate amount of walking is required to reach the Setti Fatma waterfalls. Guests are recommended to wear sturdy, non-slip walking shoes.

Inclusions

Hotel pickup and drop-off (select hotels only)

Round-trip transport by private air-conditioned vehicle

Visit to traditional Berber souk (Mondays only)

Visit to a souk (Thursdays only)

Entry/Admission - Ourika Valley

Entry/Admission - Setti Fatma et les 7 Cascades

Exclusions

Lunch

Drinks

Local guide at Setti Fatma

Gratuities

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

Not wheelchair accessible

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

Comfortable, non-slip walking shoes are recommended

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Traveler Reviews

  • 07-Jan-2019

    I thought that this would be a quiet hike in the mountains. Instead, there were lots of tourists and many people hawking their wares. Also, I was disappointed that when we got to the base of the falls our dirver said we had to pay more if we wanted to see them. We ended up paying forty dollars more than the cost listed. Then, the trip to the falls was less than twenty minutes. The"falls" were not impressive. Trip was a bummer.ON the flipside, we did have a very nice driver.

  • 26-Dec-2016

    lovely trip overall