Private Day Trip to Ourika Valley/ Atlas Mountains

A beautiful view from Kasbah Bab Ourika
A beautiful view from Kasbah Bab Ourika

Private day trip to Ourika Valley/ Atlas Mountains

Number of people is 1-4 per SUV car:

 115,= (per car; fuel included but tip for the driver is not)

 195,= (per car; fuel included and lunch for 2 persons in Kasbah Bab Ourika included)

Number of people is 1-8 per Van:

 120,= (per car; fuel included but tip for the driver is not included)


At a Glance

Description

 

 

 - Always clear and fast communication

 - Only new, luxury and heavy cars

 - Always a clean car

 - A good working air-conditioning system

 - Always exactly on time

 - Reasonable prices and a high service level

 - European drivers speaking multiple languages

 - Nice and safe drivers

 - Recommended on TripAdvisor

 - No hidden costs

 - You pay the prices from our proposal 

 - You'll receive a clear proposal 

 - No other passengers in "your" car

 - Free WiFi in the car



What to Expect

Summary

 

 

We start our day trip in Marrakech. We'll pick you up from your hotel or from the airport.

You'll start your tour at 9 am in Marrakesh, with a pickup from your hotel.

From Marrakech we drive in a southeastern direction to Ourika. This is a beautiful road and during the ride we get closer to the huge and impressive Atlas Mountains.

Before Ourika we can visit the Paradis of Safran: "Discover our organic botanical garden (Saffron, medicinal plants, citrus and exotic fruit trees). Relax in one of our terraces and admire the fantastic view of the Atlas Mountains. Do not miss our barefoot trail with herbal baths and pamper your feet with organic argan oil. At the end of your visit, we will serve you our organic 10-herbal tea with saffron.

Let yourself be surprised!"

Near Ourika we'll visit a Berber house where you'll get Moroccan Mint tea with home made butter and local honey from argan blossom and Amlu (grinded almonds with honey and argan oil) on home made bread.

After this visit we will make from about 20 minutes and we'll visit the place where the Games of Thrones has been made.

From Ourika we drive higher and higher along winding mountain roads towards Setti Fatma. During the ride you have a beautiful view of the various mountain peaks and valleys.

The village of Sti Fatma maintains a traditional way of life, with also a saffron farm and organic spice farm, produces handicrafts to sell and serves traditional tajines and bread in local restaurants; a real Berber village so. You can also visit there a Berber house and see how people live at home and enjoy a cup of mint tea and bread with delicious honey. Of course you can also buy Argan oil there, but for that you better visit the Argan area.

In the center of the Valley are the famous waterfalls where you can hike or just enjoy the view. To see the falls you have to climb quite high and the best thing to do is organising a local guide.

For the elderly who cannot appreciate going to the falls, a visit to and a lunch in Kasbah Bab Ourika can be a longer stay. There too you can enjoy a beautiful view and enjoy the delicious food.

In short, a day full of possibilities!

You'll head back to Marrakesh around 4 pm and we'll bring you back to your hotel in Marrakesh, but between Ourika and Marrakech we can visit Lake Takerkoust is you like.

We are open to other times and places, just let us know.

 


What's included

 ✅ A good working Air-conditioning 

 ✅ Toll road is paid

 ✅ Bottled water
 ✅ WiFi on board
 ❌ Alcoholic Drinks

 ❌ Coffee, Tea, Snacks

 ❌ Hotel
 ❌ Diner
 ❌ Gratuities
 ❌ Lunch
 ❌ Entrance tickets

 


Departure & Return

Pickup Details

 

We pickup from every Hotel or Riad in the center of Marrakech up to 10 km from the center

We also can pick you up from the airport of Marrakech

 

Return Details

 

We bring you back to the place where we picked you up, or to the airport of Marrakech

 

Departure time

 

9:30am

 

Drop-off time

 

Between 5:30pm and 6:30pm

 

Duration

 

About 8 hours

 

Which days

 

Daily

 

Languages

 

English, German, Dutch, Polish

 



Before you Book

 

The fine print

 

 

  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Infant seats available
  • Near public transportation
  • Stroller accessible
  • Not wheelchair accessible, but portable wheelchair available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour will have a maximum of 8 travelers

 

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the trip
  • In case of a shared trip it requires a minimum number of travellers. If it's canceled because the minimum isn't with, you'll be offered a different date or to change it to a private day trip.

Regulations

Please read and accept the regulations of our company



Details about Ourika Valley

 

Summary

 

 

 

 

English

 

Ourika river flows in the Ourika valley. The valley is located on the edge of the high Atlas, about 50 minutes drive from Marrakech. A visit to the Ourika valley is an ideal day trip to escape the bustle of the city. Because of the cooling that the valley offers, it is an ideal place in the summer and there is plenty to do.

The village of Aghmat is one of the nice villages on the way to the valley. This was an important capital city around 800 BC. This place was also important for the trading caravans that traveled from Marrakech to sub-Saharan Africa as a stop before or after passing the mountains. In Aghmat one can visit a mausoleum and there are excavations of the old irrigation systems of the city.

Along the road that leads you through the valley you come across Argan oil cooperatives. Although the Argannoot does not grow in the valley but in the vicinity of Agadir, it is processed here in the traditional way by these cooperatives where mainly Berber women work. Often you can see how the oil is made in these places. Argan oil is used as an oil for the skin and in a slightly different form for eating.

Another attraction of the valley is the hike to the seven waterfalls of Setti Fatma. You can hike here along all waterfalls.

Setti Fatma is the last village in the valley and can be a good starting point for longer hikes. You can book a guide at the local Bureau des Guides.

Scattered through the valley there are several places to stay overnight. Aghbalou is the biggest place and a good place to find a hotel. Setti Fatma is also a good place because of the waterfalls. Kasbah Bab Ourika is very nice. (Kasbahbabourika.com)

 

German

Der Ourika-Fluss fließt im Ourika-Tal. Das Tal liegt am Rande des hohen Atlas, ca. 50 Autominuten von Marrakesch entfernt. Ein Besuch im Ourika-Tal ist ein idealer Tagesausflug, um der Hektik der Stadt zu entkommen. Wegen der Abkühlung, die das Tal bietet, ist es ein idealer Ort im Sommer und es gibt viel zu tun.

Das Dorf Agmmat ist eines der schönen Dörfer auf dem Weg ins Tal. Dies war eine wichtige Hauptstadt um 800 v. Dieser Ort war auch wichtig für die Handelskarawanen, die von Marrakesch nach Subsahara-Afrika als Halt vor oder nach dem Passieren der Berge fuhren. In Aghmat kann man einen Mausoleum besuchen und es gibt Ausgrabungen der alten Bewässerungssysteme der Stadt.

Entlang der Straße, die Sie durch das Tal führt, stoßen Sie auf Argan-Ölgenossenschaften. Obwohl der Argannoot nicht im Tal, sondern in der Gegend von Agadir wächst, wird er auf traditionelle Weise von diesen Kooperativen verarbeitet, in denen hauptsächlich Berberfrauen arbeiten. Oft können Sie sehen, wie das Öl an diesen Orten hergestellt wird. Arganöl wird als ein Öl für die Haut und in einer etwas anderen Form für das Essen verwendet.

Eine weitere Attraktion des Tals ist die Wanderung zu den sieben Wasserfällen von Setti Fatma. Sie können hier entlang aller Wasserfälle wandern.

Setti Fatma ist das letzte Dorf im Tal und kann ein guter Ausgangspunkt für längere Wanderungen sein. Sie können einen Führer beim örtlichen Bureau des Guides buchen.

Durch das Tal verstreut gibt es mehrere Übernachtungsmöglichkeiten. Aghbalou ist der größte Ort und ein guter Ort, um ein Hotel zu finden. Setti Fatma ist auch ein guter Ort wegen der Wasserfälle. Kasbah Bab Ourika ist sehr nett. (Kasbahbabourika.com)

 

Nederlands

In de Ourika vallei stroomt de rivier Ourika. De vallei bevindt zich aan te rand van de hoge Atlas op ongeveer 50 minuten rijden vanaf Marrakesh. Een bezoekje aan de Ourika valley is een ideale dagtrip om de drukte van de stad te ontvluchten. Door de afkoeling die de vallei biedt is het in de zomer een ideale plek en er is genoeg te doen. 

Het dorpje Aghmat is één van de leuke dorpjes op weg naar de vallei. Dit was namelijk een belangrijke hoofdplaats rond 800 voor Christus. Deze plek was ook belangrijk voor de handelskaravanen die van Marrakech naar sub-Sahara Afrika trokken als stopplaats voor- of nadat ze de bergen passeerden. In Aghmat kan men een mausoleum bezoeken en er zijn opgravingen van de oude irrigatiesystemen van de stad. 

Langs de weg die je door de vallei leidt kom je Argan-oliecoöperaties tegen. Hoewel de Argannoot niet in de vallei groeit maar in de buurt van Agadir, wordt deze hier wel op de traditionele manier verwerkt door deze coöperaties waar voornamelijk Berbervrouwen werken. Vaak kun je op deze plekken zien hoe de olie gemaakt wordt. Arganolie wordt gebruikt als olie voor de huid en in een iets andere vorm voor het eten.

Een andere attractie van de vallei is de hike naar de zeven watervallen van Setti Fatma. Je kunt hier hiken langs alle watervallen. 

Setti Fatma is het laatste dorpje in de vallei en kan een goede startplaats zijn voor langere hikes. Een gids kun je boeken bij het lokale Bureau des Guides.

Verspreid door de vallei zijn er verschillende plekken om te overnachten. Aghbalou is de grootste plaats en een goede plek om een hotel te vinden. Ook Setti Fatma is een goede plek, vanwege de watervallen. Erg mooi is Kasbah Bab Ourika. (Kasbahbabourika.com)


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Comments: 3
  • #1

    Jo riddick (Tuesday, 10 September 2019 04:06)

    Hi interested in this trip for two persons including the hike on Wednesday 30 October 2019 from Marrakech (Hotel Sirayane Boutique). Is that feasible? Best regards/Jo

  • #2

    jo (Tuesday, 10 September 2019 04:07)

    PS My email is jomriddick@gmail.com

  • #3

    Paige Risner (Sunday, 08 December 2019 11:13)

    Hello! I'd like to book the private Ourika Valley tour for 2 persons on December 24. We would like to see the waterfall, but not hike it. We would also like to stop for a nice lunch, which could be the Kasbah Bab Ourika. Please let me know if this is available!

    Paige Risner
    paigerisner@gmail.com