OURIKA VALLEY

 

In the heart of the country of the Berbers, the Ourika Valley (it owes its name to the river that runs through it) is still one of the most beautiful and best preserved in Morocco, small villages clung to the flanks of the forests, waterfalls and rocky landscapes valleys, all this makes up a wild and seductive harmony in the confines of the Western Atlas.

A green oasis among high mountains, a trip that combines the discovery of a lush nature and a traditional way of life, with their houses, crafts and local natural resources.

This valley is beautiful especially from February to April when almond trees, cherry trees and wild flowers bloom, which transforms it into a refuge to beat the heat of the capital during summer. For that reason there are numerous local tourists coming there.

 

Pick up at Riad Aguaviva at 9:30 AM, heading towards the village of Setti Fatma, located 64 km from Marrakesh (1 hour journey approximately) and 1500 meters above sea level. Setti Fatma is a typical Berber village and the most important town in the Valley.

Once there you will have time for a walk, contemplate the charm of the small adobe builded village and its quiet life and know the true spirit of the Berbers / Imazighen. The highlight of the site is the set of seven waterfalls that make it one of the most popular touristic destinations in the entire Ourika Valley.

There are many cafes and small charm restaurants for having lunch, some of them located “along the river,” where you can find salads, couscous and tagines.

Arrival to Marrakech at arround 5 PM.

 

 

 

NUMBER OF PEOPLE

PRICE PER PERSON

2

440dh

3

295dh

4

220dh

5 to 7

175dh

8 to 12

150dh

THREE VALLEYS : OURIKA-ASNI-OUKAIMEDEN

 

Escape from the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh and head to the Atlas mountains, visiting the 3 valleys that give reputation to the region: Ourika valley, Asni Valley and Oukaimeden Valley.

 

 

Departure from the Riad at 9:00 AM direction Lake of Lalla Takerkoust (enormous blue sapphire swamp, which is the main source of water of Marrakesh). Then we will climb to the village of Moulay Brahim (a small village destination for local pilgrims) and we will cross Kik Plateau (expansion of wheat fields splashed by picturesque villages and dominated by some of the highest peaks of the Atlas Mountains) that will take us to the Valley of Asni.

In Asni, land of amethyst, marvel at the Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa (4,165m altitude).

Finally, we will go to the famous Ourika Valley, one of the most beautiful and best preserved valleys of Morocco.

The small villages clung to the flanks of the forests, waterfalls and rocky landscapes merge with the omnipresent desert. shaping a wild and seductive harmony in the confines of the Western Atlas.

In the village of Setti Fatma, at 1900m altitude, you can have lunch on the river’s banks, and then climb to the seven waterfalls. 

Arrival in Marrakesh at arround 5 PM.

 

 

 

 

 

NUMBER OF PEOPLE

PRICE PER PERSON

2

450dh

3

295dh

4

220dh

5 to 7

175dh

8 to 12

150dh