- On May 16, 2017
- In Morocco desert blog
One day trip to Ourika
Heading south from Marrakech, you enter a colourful landscape full of valleys and waterfalls and advance through the green orchards of the Haouz plain with the grandiose Atlas Mountains permanently in the background. At last, you will reach Tnine-de-l’Ourika, from which you penetrate into the lovely Ourika Valley.
Along the way and on the route to Setti Fatma, you will get a chance to admire the strange beauty of the Berber villages built in clay in the 16th and 17th centuries, and hanging to the hills. There, you can’t miss the opportunity to visit a traditional Moroccan house, to experience first hand the Berber traditional way of life.
For those seeking action and adventure, it is possible to enjoy a one-day rafting expedition in the Ourika Valley. The rapids on the Ourika Assiff stretch for over 6 miles in several class 3 and 4+ rapids and are surrounded by stunning red, emerald and ochre landscapes and crowned by the impressive outline of the Atlas Mountains.