day trip: marrakech to OURIKA VALLEY


The Ourika Valley is about 60km by road from Marrakech in Morrocco. Situated in the foothills of the High Atlas, it contains a number of Berber villages, female co-operatives manufacturing Argan oil and a set of waterfalls near the village of Ourika itself.

We leave Marrakesh at 09:00 in the morning; we take road toward the Atlas Mountains, many beautiful landscapes and Berber  authentic (16th and 17th century) villages. We Stop to visit a tradition Moroccan house, to know about style of living of local people and their special kitchen. We take a cup of tee with mint. Then, we continue deeper in the valley; we stop for a 20 minutes Camel Ride. After the camel raid we drive until the end of the road, we leave the van and go hiking for two hours to see some waterfalls (cascades). We come back to the van and we stop for lunch in a nice restaurant having a beautiful views on the valley. Lunch is composed of a variety of Moroccan Food. At 17:00Pm we drive back to Marrakesh.