EXCURSION FROM MARRAKECH TO OURIKA VALLEY WITH LOCAL GUIDES
“Welcome Morocco Tours” invites you to explore Morocco in day excursion from Marrakech. Ourika's beauty and easy accessibility have lead to significant development, which now threatens to mar its mountain-valley vibe. At Oulmes makeshift cafes and BBQ joints line the riverside strung together by flimsy rope bridges that allow day-trippers to cross the river (it seems that everyone has forgotten the flash floods of 1995), while at the end of the valley sits the summer resort and well-worn trekking base of Setti Fatma.
Situated at around 1,200-1,500 metres the Ourika Valley offers a pretty escape from the summer heat of Marrakech or an area for gentle hiking, and is also popular with artists.
Tnine Ourika, named after the local souk in the valley held every Monday ("tnine" in Berber), in the middle of the valley has a saffron farm and an organic herb farm (jardin bio-aromatic), called the Nectarome. The lush valley and local village houses, built from bricks made from the local rich red soils, add to the beauty of the area.
Guided excursion from Marrakech with local guides and professional drivers