Ourika valley Marrakech

Morocco travel advice part 4

Desert tours marrakech – Desert excursions from Marrakech.

Marrakech is nice the first two days after you want to escape in the Moroccan landscape. Here are all the advices to visit Marrakech and its surroundings.

They usually take place during the day when you will make a kind of loop by visiting several places or according to your choice over several days. If you want to see the doors of the desert sand, it will take you 24 hours to get there so one night (or 2 nights) on site to enjoy the scenery.

The Ourika Valley

A few kilometers from Marrakech is the beautiful and soothing valley of Ourika. When the sun hits, it’s here that the Marrakchis come to refresh and eat in the restaurants along the river.

discover a bio-aromatic garden and stroll through the landscapes of this valley.

Take a 3-day trek through the Ourika Valley and the Zat Valley. it is beautiful trek if you like to walk .


The waterfalls of Ouzoud

Located 150km north-east of Marrakech, where there is a production of olives and almonds, Ouzoud waterfalls are an essential excursion when you come to Morocco. These waterfalls of 100 meters are considered among the most beautiful of Morocco and from above, one can sometimes see a rainbow.

The magot monkeys will come to meet you and you will immortalize this moment with some photos! Once down, you can take a boat trip (5 Dh) to approach the falls! it’s super impressive

If you go to Ouzoud, eat a chicken tajine.

 ouzoud waterfalls

ouzoud waterfalls

You can choose to go to Ouzoud waterfalls, some go through Demnate. You can see springs, walk in the cave and looking up, you will discover that the entrance to the cave is the map of Africa!

 ouzoud waterfalls

The Berber slopes

This is one of the most common trips when you come to Marrakech and very rewarding. You discover the Berber villages, the colors of these houses built directly in the mountains and their way of living through beautiful landscapes. You will surely meet children, do not hesitate to bring pens, notebooks, felt pens that will make them happy.



You pass by the Tizi N’Tichka pass (height: 2,260 meters) to reach Ouarzazate and you stop in the famous city Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Ouarzazate is famous for its many film shoots like: Ali baba and the 40 thieves, Lawrence of Arabia, The Mummy, Gladatior, Asterix and Obelix: Mission Cleopatra …

Ouarzazate houses the studios of the Atlas Corporation and a museum of cinema, which are exposed relics sets and costumes used for films shot in Ourzazate.



Spend a day in Essaouira is also an excursion to do. A really charming port city, you can stroll in the medina, discover the port, eat fresh fish cooked in front of you and finish on the edges of beaches to enjoy a drink.

get up early to watch the sunset or see the fishermen come back from their fishing and clean their fish on the harbor while the seagulls hover over their heads.

day trip from marrakech to essaouira

See the desert dunes Mhamid

When we go to Morocco, we all want to go see the desert, sleep one night and camel in southern Morocco and sincerely it’s a UNIQUE experience!

desert tours marrakech

desert tours marrakech

Share with the Touareg by the fire, see all the stars and watch the sunrise on the dunes.

we will update this article again, in the meantime I hope he will help you in your search for advice to visit Marrakech and its surroundings!