The Ourika Valley is one of most visited places in the region of Marrakech. Guess what? Lot of people think, when they are in Marrakech, they want to go seeing everything what the desert has to offer. It seems like Marrakech is one of the best national travel market. But, when we think about the Ourika, we will not forget that we are closer to the high quality tourism spot : a mixture of extraordinary landscapes. You cross small berbers villages and enjoy lunch in one of the local restaurants which have really good prices. Also make a trip to the big waterfalls on the road leading to the High Atlas Mountains.
If you want to make your Marrakech day more memorable and worth remembering for a lifetime, get yourself lost in this green valley of Ourika
Day trip to Ourika from Marrakech
We start our day from Marrakech at 10 o’clock direction Ourika Valley. We discover many landscapes along the way when crossing the high Atlas mountains. We also some small stops on the road to take pictures with berbers people. There are a few places in the valley where you can make a camel ride. When we arrive in the center of the Ourika Valley, we stop for short pause. After that we walk to the waterfalls of the Ourika Valley. We have lunch in a small forest with a wonderfull view over the river.
After lunch we take another way to go back to Marrakech. We spend our day close to nature. On the way to Marrakech we have a photo stop in a Berber village and we also visite some souvenirs shops.
How to get to Ourika valley from Marrakech
By bus from Marrakech, you can easily get to this wonderful valley. If you are looking for something cheaper you can travel with a shared taxi from Bab Dakala in Marrakech. If you have a good budget, I suggest you rent a car for about 300 dh in Marrakech and discover the area on your own way.