Atlas Mountains Day Trip: Ourika Valley & Berber Villages

Atlas Mountains Day Trip: Ourika Valley & Berber Villages

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( 114 reviews ) star Day trip Marrakech 1 - 6 watch_later 9 hours
  • Admire the spectacular views
  • Get insights into the local culture
  • Soak up the peaceful atmosphere
  • Sip fresh mint tea at a Berber house
  • Hear local stories from your private host
  • Privately guided by your favorite host

You will meet here: Marrakesh

What you can expect

Have you experienced the buzzing streets of Marrakech and you feel like you need to recharge? Or you just want to discover the beauty of Atlas Mountains? This private day trip with a local is exactly what you need!

Start your day trip with a pickup from your hotel and get comfortable as you begin your ride. Enjoy the drive through the wonderful sights of the Ourika valley, in the Atlas mountains and be amazed by the colors of the rocks. Take in the stunning scenic views as you go and listen to your private guide stories about the Berber villages that you’re passing. Learn about the lives of Moroccan people, traditions, and cuisine.

Make a stop at Setti Fatma, a small Berber village. Together with your favorite local, take a short hike and witness the enchanting waterfalls and the surrounding valley. Take your time to explore charm chutes near the valley and after head back to the village.

Feeling hungry? What is the local dish that you really want to try? Your private guide will take you to a local restaurant close to the river where you’ll immerse in a feast that we’ll make your taste buds dance. Enjoy a delicious tagine, or a savory tangia served with homemade bread and fresh salad.

After lunch, you’ll head to Oukaimeden Valley, where you’ll enjoy a fresh mint tea and tasty cookies. Get a glimpse of local life, talk about traditions and culture while sipping Moroccan tea together with your private guide and a local family. Experience stunning views of the village and valley from the roof of the house and snap some photos with your family or friends.

Your day ends with a quiet drive back to Marrakech, where you’ll get dropped off at your hotel. Do you want to know where are the best places to eat? Or how you can buy tickets for Bahia Palace? Ask your favorite local all the questions, he’s happy to help you out.

Take a look at the personal videos that our local prepared for you, and choose the one you like the most. Get in touch and personalize your experience the way you want it!

This is the plan

Meet your guide in front of Cafe de France, in Jemaa El Fna Square
Stop 1
Drive through beautiful villages and landscapes towards Ourika Valley and stop to see a local pottery artisan
Stop 2
Enjoy the fresh air of Ourika Valley, admire the nature in the Setti Fatma village and get ready to climb!
Stop 3
Start your climbing experience together with your guide to see the waterfalls. Stop at the bottom for a small break
Stop 4
Arrive at the top viewpoint over the valley, get some rest and enjoy the breathtaking view
Stop 5
Descend the mountain by taking an alternative route, from which you can see a Berber village
Have a well deserved lunch break, your guide will recommend you the best restaurant in the Valley!
Stop 6
Get on the road again to discover the unspoiled Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains!
Stop 7
Get on the road again and fall in love with the constantly changing scenery and incredible nature!
Stop 8
Discover the tranquility of an unspoiled Berber village, and enjoy mint tea and cookies with the locals in their traditional Berber house.
Arrive back to Marrakech, and say goodbye to your wonderful guide!

Feel free to personalize this offer with the host of your choice

Day trip details

Private Day trip
Mode of transport
Car (cost included)
9 hours
Nr. of guests
1 - 6 persons
Meeting point
Guest pick-up
instant confirmation
  • checkFree cancellation up to 14 days before experience date
  • closeNo refunds within 14 days of experience date

What's included
checkPrivate guide
checkA/C Car
checkMint tea and cookies in a traditional Berber house
check1 non alcoholic drinks
Not included
Lunch costs

about Withlocals Originals

  • Experience the heart
    of the city

  • With the host of
    your choice

  • Private. Affordable.
    And 100% You.


How it works:

  1. 1 Choose the theme of your tour.
  2. 2 Pick your favorite local as your private guide.
  3. 3 Let your guide personalize anything you like.


Now you can enjoy the true heart of the city in the most personal and unique way.