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The enchanting Ourika Valley: a wonderful day out

Updated: Oct 17, 2023


Ourika Valley, Excursions, Marrakech, Marrakesh, Morocco, Riad Dar Chacha

Discover the enchanting Ourika Valley, nestling in the heart of the majestic Moroccan High Atlas, just 30 km south-east of Marrakesh.


This picturesque valley is steeped in a fascinating culture, where the Berbers and their Chleuh dialect live in harmony with unspoilt nature. Despite its proximity to Marrakesh, Ourika jealously preserves its age-old mountain traditions, offering every traveller an authentic experience.

Ourika Valley, Excursions, Marrakech, Marrakesh, Morocco, Riad Dar Chacha

Walking along the Ourika trails, you'll find yourself in the footsteps of history, as Urika, an emblematic name, evokes the legend of the Masmouda tribes described by the famous Ibn Khaldun.

Dive into the Ourika adventure and let yourself be enchanted by the timeless magic of this exceptional valley, where ancestral traditions and natural beauty combine to create an unforgettable journey!


Discover the unmissable treasures of Ourika, an enchanting destination where every moment is an unforgettable experience:

  • Setti-Fatma, the jewel of the waterfalls: Dive into the adventure of discovering the majestic Ourika waterfalls from this charming village. Our tourist guides will accompany you on this natural escapade, where you'll marvel at the splendour of the waterfalls. Take the opportunity to cool off in the crystal-clear waters, an invigorating experience that will leave you with lasting memories.


  • Ourika waterfalls, a unique natural spectacle : If you're a nature lover, you'll be delighted by this excursion featuring the region's captivating waterfalls. Get ready for an exhilarating adventure as you explore the different levels of the waterfalls. Climbing and scrambling will be on offer for the more adventurous, with appropriate footwear for a safe experience.


  • Dive into in traditional local markets: Let yourself be transported by the lively and colourful atmosphere of the local markets, where unique treasures are on display. You'll have the chance to visit the Ourika (Monday) and Aghbalou (Thursday) markets, offering an incomparable shopping experience.


  • Immerse yourself in traditional Berber life: let yourself be enchanted by the authenticity of traditional Berber houses, nestling in the heart of the mountains. Enjoy the unique experience of meeting the local families, who will open their doors to you warmly. You'll be welcomed with a carefully prepared mint tea, as you discover their ancestral traditions. You'll also have the opportunity to acquire unique handicrafts, testimony to the talent of these passionate craftsmen.

At Ourika, every moment is an opportunity to enjoy extraordinary views and explore the natural and cultural beauty of this enchanting region. Get ready to create unforgettable memories that will remain engraved in your heart!


Discover a world of unforgettable sensations in the Ourika valley, where every moment is a rewarding adventure, an enchanting weekend of relaxation: at weekends, the Ourika Valley becomes an unmissable meeting place, attracting Marrakesh residents in search of memorable moments of relaxation. Soak up the lively atmosphere, enjoy peaceful moments by the river and let yourself be carried away by the intoxicating charm of this extraordinary place.


  • Expert local guides in Setti-Fatma: As soon as you arrive, you can hire a passionate local guides who will immerse you in the heart of the Ourika valley during an one-hour tour. Their in-depth knowledge of the region will give you a unique experience, uncovering hidden spots/treasures and marvelling at the beauty of the landscape.

Unrivalled mountain hiking: For thrill-seekers and lovers of unspoilt nature, the Ourika valley is a mountain hiking paradise. Explore picturesque trails, take in breathtaking panoramas and feel a deep connection with the surrounding nature. A revitalising experience that will leave you with lasting memories.




  • An exceptional culinary escape: Let yourself be enchanted by the authentic and delicious flavours of the valley, as you sample succulent dishes in our idyllic restaurants on the banks of the Ourika River. Every bite will take you on an authentic taste journey, where local traditions mingle with the freshness of local ingredients.


In the Ourika Valley, every moment is an opportunity to experience intense emotions and recharge your batteries in contact with nature. Make your trip to the Ourika Valley in Marrakesh easier with tailor-made options, guaranteeing an exceptional experience right from the start of your adventure!


Here's how you can get to the Ourika Valley:


Private Car Excursion with Driver

If you prefer a more exclusive experience, opt to hire a private car with driver. You'll be the only passengers, so you can travel at your own pace and make the most of every moment. Once there, you can explore the Ourika Valley at your leisure. However, to make sure you don't miss out on any of the exciting tourist activities, there is always the possibility of hiring the services of a competent local guide on arrival.

This option offers you the flexibility and comfort of a personalised trip for a tailor-made experience.

Enjoy a turnkey service with convenient pick-up directly from our riad in Marrakesh.

Get ready for a good day of adventure full of conviviality and unforgettable moments !


📍 where is Setti Fatma & Ourika : click here for location


When discovering Marrakech, enjoy Riad Dar Chacha:


Discover Marrakesh, a historic jewel registered as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Soak up the history and antiquities of North Africa by visiting the Medina, the city's cultural center. Discover its traditional riads, historic buildings and iconic sites such as Jemaa El Fna Square, the Badii Palace, the Bahia Palace, the Saadian Tombs and the Ben Youssef Medersa. Immerse yourself in colourful, lively atmosphere, rich in culture, emotions and scents.


For an authentic and exotic experience in Marrakesh, choose Riad Dar Chacha. Nestled in the heart of the old city, our Riad offers a peaceful atmosphere to recharge and relax.


With its 150 m2 garden-terrace, our Riad is ideally located to visit all the historical places of the medina. Our friendly and helpful staff is dedicated to your well-being and will make your stay unforgettable.


Choose the comfort and charm of our Riad for a memorable experience in Marrakesh.



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