Ourika Valley

Guided

Trip Style

Adventurous/Mountainous

Availability

April to November

Highlight

Tizin Tacheddirt Pass; Setti Fadma

Price from

530 EUR

 

Grade

This 3-day hike in the Ourika Valley will take you through the three most spectacular Berber Valleys. Walking through traditional Berber villages and crossing the passes from Valley ait Misane to Valley Imenane and finishing in the Ourika Valley.

PACKAGE DETAILS

Day 1: Arrive Marrakech


Explore this wonderful city, with its many sights and busy souks.

Day 2: Marrakech to Ouaneskra (5hr30)


Pick up will be at 8 am taking you to Asni and then Imlil which sits at 1750m in the Ait Misane Valley. Here, you will be welcomed with some mint tea and meet the mule driver and cook. The walk will start here going through the villages of Ait Souka and Tamatert before going up to the Tamatert pass through pine trees and at 2300m. A short rest then you will continue down to the Imenane Valley for lunch by the river under walnut trees. In the afternoon the walk will follow the mule tracks to Tamguist Berber village and then you stop for the night Ouaneskra Berber village. Sitting at 2260m you will enjoy dinner and breakfast in a traditional Berber house.

Day 3: Ouaneskra to Timichi


Today’s walk will let you experience some of the best scenic landscapes of the area. From Ouansekra we will trek up to Tacheddirt Berber village which is the last village in the Imenane Valley. Following the mule trail through the wilderness to the Tizin Tacheddirt Pass at 3200m we will take a break for you to admire the views. From here we will continue down to the village of Iaabassan where we will have lunch. After lunch, we will continue on a stony trail and reach one of the nicest villages of the area Timichi and where we will spend the night in a Berber house.

Day 4: Timichi to Setti Fadma


The walk today will start a little later so you can get a good rest after the day before. Setting out, we will come first to the village of Anefli Tiwardiow before heading up to the pass where you will be greeted with views over the Ourika Valley. Hiking into the Ourika Valley, we will come upon agadir n ait boulemane village before arriving at Setti Fadma. Setti Fadma is a touristic village in the region with many shops and restaurants. From here we will visit the Waterfalls then return to Setti Fadma for lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, taxis will transfer you back to Marrakech.

Day 5: Check Out


Today we say goodbye. However, if you have time before going to the airport be sure to visit some of the nearby cultural sights, palaces or gardens.

INCLUDED AND NOT

  • Hotel in Marrakech Night 1st and 4th
  • Food : from midday day 1 to midday day 3
  • Mountain Guide
  • Taxi to Imlil
  • Accommodation in Berber Houses
  • Taxi from Setti fadma to Marrakech
  • Flights/trains
  • Insurance
  • Drinks
  • Extra nights stay in Merrakech
  • Transfer from/to Airport

Access

Way in/Way out:


From Dublin Ryanair do direct flights to Marrakech.

From London Ryanair fly from Luton and Stansted; Easy Jet, British Airways and Thomson fly from Gatwick.

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