Atlas mountains Excursion
When high temperature in Marrakesh gets intolerable, a lot of Moroccans and tourists go to the cool and green Ourika Valley.
Situated in the High Atlas Mountains, just 50 minutes off from Marrakesh, the valley extends along a large region from Souk Tnin Ourika to the Berber town of Setti Fatma.
The Ourika River pierces the foothills of the Atlas making the area green with orchards and terraced plants. This beautiful valley is likewise highlighted with a string of small douar dwellings.
we are going to drive across the valley taking pleasure in sights of high green terraces,
encircling Atlas peaks, rugged village foothills that encompass the town.
Moving through the valley we will visit a berber home prior to arriving at Setti Fatma, a
popular weekend break destination of numerous Marrakshis which is valued because of its lovely
streams and waterfalls.
It is possible to picnic at the valley or walk up to the renowned 7 waterfalls. It is a simple
and easy hike, accompanied by a certified guide, though it may take around Forty-five minutes –
Three hours based on how adventurous kind of person you are. In case you are considering the
extended walk, make sure to have good walking footwear. You could make a rest and eat at a restaurant beside the falls.
The area is famous for its pine and cedar woods. The village of Setti Fatma is known for its pottery as well as its minerals. An important Berber souk (country market) is organised on Mondays.
Ourika’s atmosphere and distinctive look is likely to impress!
The excursion duration is around 7 hours
– Very beautiful landscape
– Foothills of the Atlas Mountains
– Green terraces of orchards and crops
– Small douar (villages)
– visit a berber house to see how locals live
– Setti fatma waterfalls