From Marrakech: Ourika Waterfalls, Atlas Mountains & Guide

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Discover Ourika Valley on an epic journey only 60km from Marrakech. Witness Berber Villages, Argan Oil co­operatives, waterfalls, lush nature, scenic hikes, and stunning views all in one day.

Highlights

  • Be amazed by the Majestic Atlas Mountains and charming Berber Villages
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through breathtaking landscapes en route to Ourika Valley
  • Discover captivating waterfalls cascading down rugged cliffs in Ourika Valley
  • Savor Moroccan flavors with a delectable lunch in Ourika Valley
  • Visit female co­operatives and witness the production of precious Argan Oil

Description

Embark on an extraordinary adventure through the captivating Ourika Valley and majestic Atlas Mountains. Located just 60km from Marrakech, this enchanting valley boasts a cluster of charming Berber Villages nestled in the foothills of the Atlas range. Immerse yourself in the rich traditions and warm hospitality of the Berber people as you explore their villages and witness their daily way of life. Begin your journey with a scenic drive from Marrakech, traversing winding roads that reveal breathtaking vistas of the surrounding landscapes. As you arrive in the Ourika Valley, prepare to be mesmerized by its natural wonders. The valley is renowned for its abundant water sources, which create a lush and fertile environment teeming with luxuriant trees, magnificent flowers, and blooming bushes. One of the highlights of the Ourika Valley is the opportunity to visit the female co­operatives where Argan Oil, a precious Moroccan beauty elixir, is meticulously produced. Learn about the traditional methods employed by the local women as they extract the oil from the argan nuts, and witness their craftsmanship firsthand. Another must-see attraction in the valley is the set of captivating waterfalls located near the Ourika River itself. Delight in the sight and sound of cascading water as it flows gracefully down the rugged cliffs, creating a picturesque and serene atmosphere. Feel the refreshing mist on your skin as you get closer to these natural marvels. After indulging in the beauty of the valley, savor a delectable Moroccan lunch, allowing your taste buds to embark on a culinary journey through the flavors of this vibrant cuisine. Relish the aromatic spices and succulent dishes that embody the essence of Moroccan gastronomy. Following lunch, the adventure continues with an optional 1.5-hour hike through the enchanting landscapes surrounding the Berber village of Setti Fatma. Traverse ancient paths, meander through terraced fields, and immerse yourself in the breathtaking views of the cascading waterfalls. If you're lucky, you might even catch a glimpse of the playful monkeys that inhabit the area, adding an element of wildlife to your experience. As the day draws to a close, bid farewell to the Ourika Valley and begin your journey back to Marrakech. Reflect on the memories created, the natural beauty witnessed, and the cultural insights gained during this unforgettable exploration of one of the most captivating valleys in Morocco. In summary, the Ourika Valley offers a tapestry of experiences, from the enchanting Berber Villages and the fascinating production of Argan Oil to the mesmerizing waterfalls and scenic hikes. Immerse yourself in the natural splendor and cultural richness of this remarkable destination, and let its beauty leave an indelible mark on your heart and soul.

Includes

Hotel pickup and drop-off Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle English-French speaking driver Professional local guide Scenic drive Guided hike Visit to a Berber house Visit to a Berber woman's cooperative

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