The trip is considered the nearest destination from the city of Marrakech. Many waterfalls and wonderful nature surround the site. It attracts many visitors by virtue of its sceneries. It spreads between the first foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Although it is closer to the city of Marrakech, this beautiful lush green valley is preserved compared with others in Morocco.
The village locates exactly on the side of the road. It is to experience a mule riding, then we keepon to the valley. Tacheddirt and Oukaimeden are the coming points in our one-day trip. It is called the ideal skiing site ever in Morocco as well as fascinating rock ingraining. The way is still long to reach the mountain to Imlil, which means white in Amazigh language, and Toubkal as the end point.
Therefore, the trip to the village of Ourika is to permit you to attempt and cohere magic of the North African rurality in the absence of justifying the facilities of your accommodation. Moving around the valley needs energy and efforts with equipment like suitable shoes and sport suits. There are some climbing rocks here and there so as to get to waterfalls in Seti Fadma.
Our selected and multilingual guides are expert in the geography and hills of area. You are also to cross several Berber bridges to transfer to the other side of the valley. It seems to be the great site from which one can take pictures. Despite its remarkable closeness to the red city, Ourika valley is populated by Berber villagers. They stick to a traditional lifestyle, which is regarded as “unspoiled”.
Ourika Valley Day Trip.
The Ourika valley day trip begins at 09 am by starting from accommodation in Marrakech. The transfer to the foothills of the Atlas Mountains is prior to taking the road alongside the valley of Ourika. Later you get a succession of clinging mountain villages. We usually have a stop to see fascinating landscapes riddled with changing colors as we go towards the hillsides. The first stop is programmed to be in a house of a Berber family. They live in the valley. They usually welcome visitors wishing to relish their surroundings. The family offers tea and serves us their breakfast. It consists of honey, bread, olive oil, and butter.
The trip gives you the chance to ride camels for less than hour deeper in the valley. Setti Fatma comes next, a favorite weekend destination for many Moroccans. It is highly appreciated for its exciting streams in concerted with waterfalls. The trip explores a region practicing a medieval agricultural tradition. They walk around to take photos of green terraces, surrounding the Atlas Mountains as well as hiking with a guide. In back of hiking we tend to return for lunch with a beautiful view over the mountains. Lunch is made with variety of Moroccan dishes. Vegetarians are always welcome and taken into account. Finally, we go back to Marrakech around 05pm.