Located about 30 km from Marrakech, in the High Atlas, the Ourika Valley is a very popular tourist site. It attracts with an exceptional landscape and a setting conducive to hiking.
Tourists wandering through the Ourika Valley can explore Berber culture and the fabulous landscape of the High Atlas.
Hikes to discover nature
Leaving from the town of Setti Fatma, nature lovers will have the choice between different routes. They can explore 7 waterfalls or the Ourika bio-aromatic garden, home to medicinal plants. They will also be able to visit the Jardin de Timalizene and La Safranière de l’Ourika, a Safran production farm.
A journey to discover Berber culture
Along the way, hikers will have the opportunity to meet the locals and soak up the local culture. In the village of Tafza, visiting the Berber eco-museum in the Ourika Valley is a must. Jewelry, carpets, pottery and photographs are on display, to the delight of art and culture enthusiasts.
Opportunities to bring back memories
To get souvenirs, it is recommended to go to Tnine-de-l’Ourika, which hosts a traditional souk every Monday. A souk is held on Thursday in the village of Khemis, and in Rhmate on Friday. As a souvenir, visfatitors can bring pottery, carpets, etc.
Access to the valley
The journey to Setti-Fatma
Ourika Valley day trip usually takes place in Marrakech, where tourists are used to stopping. From there, they will take a bus to the Marrakech Atlas Mountains. On the way, they will discover many small Berber villages.
Setti Fatma is the last village accessible by road. Tourists will take a short break before hiking in the valley. It should be noted that it is located at 1,500 meters above sea level, which will be an excellent place to enjoy mint tea prepared in the Berber way.