Just a few minutes drive south of Marrakech, lies the Ourika Valley. Rent a car and go discover the beautiful landscapes, villages and waterfalls this region has to offer.
Marrakech is an amazing city with many activities and plenty of places to visit. It would be a pity to go to Marrakech and not visit the surrounding areas, especially the Ourika Valley, located only 30km south of the city. Spread on the slopes of the Atlas mountains, the Ourika Valley is a large stretch of blooming nature and ocher coloured ground dotted with Berbere villages. There also runs the Oued Ourika river.
The lanscape itself is amazing enough, but you can also visit the traditional villages, discover the mountain garden of Timalizene with its aromatic and medicinal plants, the souk of Tnine of Ourika, the safran farm « La Safranière de l’Ourika» and the seven waterfalls accessible from the Setti Fatma village.
The Ourika Valley is easily accessible by road and there are many hotels and B&Bs in the area. This is the perfect place to go to spend a relaxing day or the week-end.
A little advice from Hertz Morocco : rent a 4x4 to visit Marrakech and drive to the Ourika Valley.
The Ourika Valley is only a 45 minutes drive from the center of Marrakech. Rent a car to reach there easily.