Follow the course of the river Ourika to admire the High Atlas, only 65 km from Marrakech and keep a memory full of colors and emotions.
The valley of the Ourika is an enchantment : following the course of the river you will see this abundant nature in the hollow of the ochre mountains. Here and there small hinges giving access to restaurants, will allow you to eat directly the feet in the water.
Do you love nature and want to refresh yourself?
Les Cascades de L'Ourika will allow you to swim in very fresh water.
To discover the seven waterfalls, it will be necessary to climb and to make a little climbing, we advise you to have good shoes. Excursions are offered to the village of Setti-Fatma. The Ourika valley has remained well preserved and has remained authentic. It allows the visitor to discover a Berber way of life. You can also visit traditional houses and drink mint tea.
The traditional markets in the area are Ourika (Mondays) and Aghbalou (Thursdays). If you arrive in the valley from the mountains, at Tahanaout (Tuesdays) and Asni ( Saturdays). You will also have the chance to visit the Timalizene Garden, dotted with trees and vegetation typical of the region. If your stay is between late October and mid-November, we advise you to visit the Safranière de l'Ourika, a farm well known for its saffron production.
The organic-aromatic garden of Ourika
If you are interested in medicinal plants, the bio-aromatic garden of Ourika has thousands of species of vegetation with amazing virtues. The Berber ecomuseum evokes the Berber way of life in the valley through an exhibition of photographs, typical objects such as carpets, clothing and jewellery...
To get to the Ourika valley, you can rent a car with GPS or take a taxi for the day.
Finally, when you return from your escapade, to end your day in beauty, reserve a table in our restaurant Foundouk. You can savour our delicious Berber Tagine and remember the poetic landscape of the Ourika.