1-Day Trip To The Berber High Atlas Mountainous Ourika Valley From Marrakech

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One of the most beautiful places you can visit in Morocco, and unlike the usual, the Ourika region is generally beautiful in its simplicity and not in its luxury. The welcome from its residents makes Ourika warm despite the relatively cold weather due to its height among the high Atlas Mountains. Berber villages are preserving their Amazigh traditions and heritage which date back to before the sixteenth century and even before the Islamic conquest of Morocco, where the ancient inhabitants of the region lived with the first Jewish heritage during the first centuries AD. Admire a visit to a real Berber house.

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Awesome Morocco Tours

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Marrakech

At 09:00 a.m. We start collecting the passengers involved in the journey from their hotels this would take about 30 minutes, then there are other 15 minutes to coordinate the buses for the Excursions so the departure would be at 9:45 am every day, except for those who will book the private Trip option, they will be taken directly to their destination. As for those outside the geographical area specified by the company for Pickups, they can enter their residential address in Marrakech during booking and contact us to coordinate the date and price of transportation from their hotel, or they can come directly to the meeting point.

Duration: 45 minutes

Stop At: Ourika

Our journey begins by passing through the most luxurious street in Marrakesh, Boulevard Mohammed VI, named after the current Moroccan king. Immediately after, we will see houses and neighbourhoods that are less luxurious and tend to be simple. People in traditional clothes, cattle and beasts by the road, lots of cars and crowded shops, this is the Scorpion village, and it is the last urban area before going forward, through the mountains. The views will inevitably differ for you between villages that inhabited the foothills and others that deliberately inhabited the tops of the mountains where you do not see a clear path for them. A little pose for souvenir photos. Why not take a little camel ride?

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Ourika

After this moment, there is another stop not far away to visit one of the Berber houses within the Berber neighbourhood. You will be amazed when you know the way of life of these inhabitants, you will get acquainted with the tools of life probably used by all our first ancestors and as you brought back a whole ancient era before your eyes. Some of those houses have been here since the Dark Ages, sheltered among these lofty mountains, they are witnessing the changes and development of time but decided not to join it and enjoyed generation after generation living there.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Ourika Valley

Its calm atmosphere, picturesque nature, the abundance of water and simplicity make Ourika the first natural resort for Moroccans and tourists alike. It also contains a serval rare plants, including medicinal and aromatic, edible and medicinal. You have another visit to the alternative medicine pharmacy, where we will learn about the most famous plants in the region and how they are used by the residents in medicine, eating and beauty.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Ourika Hikes

We are continuing our journey towards Seti Fatima Falls, located at the end of the area, where you will meet a local guide who will take you for a visit to the waterfalls. Although the road is a little bit hard, you will forget the pain of your fatigue as soon as you see it, except for the small cafes in the mountains that use traditional and simple coolers to take advantage of the water flowing from the top of the waterfalls, the naughty monkeys on the trees and the fresh air that gets sharper the closer we get to the waterfall. You can also take some pictures in the traditional dress of Berber brides.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Ourika Valley

After this unique experience, it's time for lunch. Enjoy the region's delicious dishes from grills, tagines, couscous and sweeteners on the banks of the river, and even you can eat with your feet touching the river's cold water.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ourika

It is a beautiful journey with your participation. It is time to return to Marrakesh. On your way back, you will visit the Ali Baba Museum, which is full of surprises and valuable treasures. You will arrive in Marrakesh at approximately six o'clock in the evening.

Duration: 20 minutes
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