Day Trip to Ourika Valley
A blooming valley and the city’s escape hatch from the soaring summer heat.
Day Trip Overview
Marrakech Day Trip to Ourika Valley is also one of our recommended day trips. And Ourika is the most visited place in the high Atlas mountains, it is only in about 2 hours' drive from Marrakech with stops. We will depart after breakfast at 8:30 am. Ourika Valley is a wonderful and famous valley in the area surrounding Marrakech. During the winter in this eye-catching valley, the peaks are mostly covered by snow. During summertime, folks use this quiet area to escape from the heat of Summer weather in Marrakech and the noise of the crowd to enjoy some fresh and cool weather close to the valley. The journey will take around 2 hours via the El Haouz plain. On your way, you will experience the lifestyle of the indigenous people of Morocco (Berbers). We will stop for a break to have a fresh mint Berber cup of tea and enjoy lunch close to the river. Berbers are hospitable, despite the hardship of life. You will have 20 minutes walking to enjoy the atmosphere of the area before heading back to Marrakech. For trekking lovers, Ourika Valley is the starting point for Toubkal Summit; the highest in North Africa (4168 meters high).
Day Trip Inclusions
- Private air conditioned Toyota Landcruiser or similar plus fuel.
- The services of a professional and experienced English speaking driver and/or guide.
- Pick up and drop off from your accommodation.
Departure & Arrival
- Pick up Time: 8:30 am Winter Time / 8:00 Summer Time
- Drop off: Around 4:30 pm