Ourika Valley Day Trip

The Ourika Valley is a great day trip from Marrakech. Located at the base of the Atlas Mountains and home to Marrakech’s Berber population, the Ourika Valley is a beautiful place to visit.

A short driving or bus trip from the busy streets of Marrakech will land visitors in the heart of the fertile Ourika Valley. Fed by snow melt from the Atlas range, the Ourika Valley is green even in the hot summer months.

People visiting Marrakech can take tours of Berber villages, go to argan oil shops and saffron farms, and see the unique architecture of the valley. You can also stretch your legs a bit and go hiking to the Ourika Valley’s beautiful waterfalls.

Be aware that while locals may ‘adopt’ you and guide you to various spots, but they will expect payment at the end.