Day Trip from Marrakech to Ourika

38 km

1 Day

All seasons

Day trip from Marrakech to Ourika overview:

One of the most well-known day trip from Marrakech to ourika experience the Atlas Mountains is the travel to the Ourika Valley and the visit to Setti Fatma town and its waterfalls. It is only 60 kilometers away from Marrakech and will take you right into the heart of the vast Atlas Mountains.

Take a day trip from Marrakech to Ourika River as it winds through the Atlas Mountains from its sources to the  city gates of Marrakech. Enjoy a stroll from the small village of Setti Fatma, passing by each of the numerous minor waterfalls, to the center of the Ourika Valley.

Discover the variety of plant species that can be found on the Ourika valley’s red floor, and don’t pass up the opportunity to observe macaques in their natural habitat.

Take stunning pictures while experiencing the coolness of waterfalls and the area’s variety of lighting. Then unwind and savor a tasty Berber Tagine at one of the numerous authentic eateries in the Ourika Valley.

The best way to experience the splendor of the High Atlas Mountains without having to climb very high is to take a hike into this magical valley.

Highlights of the day trip from Marrakech to Ourika

  • Admire the splendid Atlas Mountains landscapes
  • Visit Setti-Fatma village
  • Ourika Valley Waterfalls
  • Traditional Berber house
  • Traditional Markets

The 1-day trip from Marrakech to the Ourika Valley's program itinerary

With its numerous waterfalls, the Ourika Valley is one of Morocco’s most beautiful valleys, and it can be reached on this 1-day journey from Marrakech. Approximately 30 kilometers south of Marrakech, and roughly an hour’s drive from Marrakech.

We will go through the Haouz plain and sinking areas along the Ourika river, where water is abundant all year long, on our route to the high Atlas.


During our day trip, we will visit a Berber family who will open their home to us so we may learn about the Berber way of life and investigate their customs and regional culture. Additionally, we will make numerous photo stops at the Berber settlements that are situated in the High Atlas Mountains’ foothills.

As we travel farther up the valley, we will stop at an Argan oil cooperative run by local women. Continue on to the town of Setti Fatma at the end of the road, which is around 1500 meters above sea level, where you will get the chance to see one of the most picturesque settlements in all of Setti Fatma.

There, we will find many Setti Fatma cascades. After a bit of hiking, we will return to the hamlet where we will have a delicious traditional lunch in a restaurant that is close to the river.

Finally, Pretty Morocco Tours offers a variety of vehicles, including cozy minivans with knowledgeable drivers and guides, so you may enjoy the distinctive qualities and natural beauty of this area.

Information on the day trip to the Ourika Valley from Marrakech

-comfortable walking shoes, like sport sneakers. For this journey, long sleeves, long pants or skirts, and a thick jacket are appropriate. 

– A responsible adult must be with any children.

– If a vegetarian option is needed, let us know when making the reservation.
Alcoholic beverages (available to purchase)
– At the moment of booking, you will receive a booking confirmation.

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