Marrakesh: Ourika valley, Berber Villages, & Atlas Mountains

4.8 / 5

20 reviews

Activity provider: SAFARI ROSE

Marrakesh: Ourika valley, Berber Villages, & Atlas Mountains

Activity provider: SAFARI ROSE

From US$ 28.54 per person

Discover the heart of the Atlas Mountains on this day trip from Marrakech. Explore the Ourika valley to uncover charming Berber villages, green mountain terraces, and the Setti Fatma waterfalls.

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
French, English
Pickup included
Please be ready for pickup 30 minutes before the activity starts. Pickup is from your Marrakech hotel or the closest accessible location to your accommodations, if it's not car-accessible.


  • Immerse yourself in local culture as you stop in for tea at a Berber home
  • Capture pictures of breathtaking views of the Ourika valley landscapes
  • Feel like a local as you explore the mountain village of Ait Mechkour
  • Have the chance to purchase lunch at a restaurant with mountain views
  • Enjoy an Atlas Mountains nature hike to the seven waterfalls at Setti Fatma
Full description

Visit Berber villages on this tour from Marrakech to the Ourika valley in the Atlas Mountains. Be welcomed into a Berber home for a cup of mint tea. Experience the natural beauty of the Atlas Mountains on a hike to the waterfalls at Setti Fatma.

Enjoy the convenience of being picked up at 9:30 am from your accommodation in Marrakech. Sit back and relax on the short drive into the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Enter the valley of Ourika and view its dynamic landscapes and hillside villages. 

Stop at a traditional house of a Berber family. Sit down and have a mint tea with the family before visiting the small mountain village of Ait Mechkour. Hike through the cliffs and green valleys to the seven stunning waterfalls at Setti Fatma.

See traces of a medieval agricultural tradition as you pass by verdant terraces. Stop at a restaurant with mountain views where you can purchase a variety of Moroccan dishes. Return to Marrakech between 4:00-5:00 PM. 

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • English-/French-speaking driver
  • Tea
  • Food and drinks
  • Local guide (3 euros per person)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • A FFP2 mask (for participants over 14 years old) or a mouth-nose protector (for participants from 6-13 years old) must be worn in all indoor areas. We also recommend wearing a mask outdoors if a safe distance cannot be maintained
  • All passengers of public transport over 6 years old must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection within the last 6 months, or a negative Covid-19 test taken no more than 24 hours before you travel
  • All participants who are over 12 years and 3 months old must present proof of full vaccination

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Hiking shoes
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Local guides in Setti Fama are available to hire at your own discretion
  • A minimum physical fitness level is required to climb to the waterfalls
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 20 reviews

Review summary

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Very nice visit, it's a magnificent site, we had a private driver, it's luxury!!! The waterfalls site with a private English-speaking guide was unforgettable, the guide was great. No hesitation far from the frenzy of Marrakech, a breath of oxygen and fresh air. Don't miss it, you won't regret it

July 2, 2022

Our tour was absolutely amazing! Jamal was an excellent and funny driver and guide. He helped us purchase great souvenirs and told us lots of neat facts about Morocco. He also had quite a few funny jokes and kept us entertained with music. I highly recommend this excursion. The hike was slightly difficult but worth it. Our local guide was very cautious and helpful. He made sure we all felt safe and we’re having fun!! 10/10 trip

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June 24, 2022

Wow! What a great experience! Highly recommend this excursion. Setti Fadma is beautiful, definitely worth a visit. Our driver, Lachen, was very friendly and patient. He made sure everyone was having a good time! Our tour guide, Jamal, who took us on the hike up the waterfall was absolutely fantastic! He was very kind and caring, looking out for everyone’s safety. Thank you for an unforgettable day! :)

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June 6, 2022

Product ID: 410148