Ourika valley



    At 8 a.m., depart from your hotel and travel across the Haouz plain to the Ourika valley. Then wander through the Berber communities that dot the valley. Then we’ll drive 30 kilometers to Ourikka Valley, a typical High Atlas location. The Oued, which runs through it all year, is particularly green (River). This journey, which should not be missed if you only have a short amount of time, allows you to discover the Atlas and its valley, which is home to Berber tribes. Setti Fatma, the extreme point, located 65 kilometers south of Marrakesh. A string of douars (villages) linked to the hillside punctuates the valley.

   Water flows freely through the meadows, irrigating the fields and orchards. Many Marrakchis have second houses in the Ourika Valley, or simply stay in hostels or motels when the city’s temperatures are too high. Setti Fatma, at 1500 meters above sea level, is a beautiful town with numerous walking opportunities. A classic mountain hike that leads to a cascade of seven waterfalls is a must-do.