Atlas Mountains Day Trip: Ourika Valley & Berber Villages
We booked a full day tour with Omar through withlocals.com. He picked us up at the exact time from our riad and provided us with a great day in the Ourika valley. He’s a very safe driver, has humor, loves to talk about food and his country, is relaxed, seems to know everyone in the villages we passed through, and can explain very well about berber life as he was brought up in one of these villages himself. Oh, and he loves Coldplay music. He brought us to two berber families, where we had a mid-morning snack with tea, and enjoyed another tea in the afternoon. He also guided us to and through the local souk in Tnine Ourika and arranged a guide in Setti Fatma to bring us to the waterfalls. We visited an Argan oil (sort of) pharmacy and finally, before arriving back at Marrakech, had a great ride through the mountains via Oukaïmeden (ski resort). The scenery there is breathtaking. Highly recommended!