The Complete Guide To Visit Ouirgane Valley

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  • Last update: Dec. 21, 2020, 4:51 p.m.

Are you a nature lover? Do you like to leave the hustle and bustle of big cities? Ouirgane is the perfect place. 

Ouirgane is a small village located on the High Atlas. 65 km south of Marrakech, the valley is in the middle of the Toubkal National Park.

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How To Get To Ouirgane Valley?

How Does it look?

What Is The Best Time To Visit Ouirgane Valley?

What to do in the Ouirgane valley?

How To Get To Ouirgane Valley?

Ouirgane village is 65 km south of Marrakech on the R203. The road is a good paved one.

If you have a car, it will take you a 1-hour and a half drive along the R203.

If not, the simplest way to get to Ouirgane from Marrakech is to hire a grand taxi (about $40). 

The last option is a shared grand taxi vehicle (6-seats). You get a chair to Ouirgane for only about 4$. The taxi can be full of locals. And may pick up people on the route.

How Does it look?

The High Atlas Mountains landscapes are a delight for the eyes. During winter, snow covers the mountains across the horizon. Otherwise, the contrast between the rocky hills and the mountain's forests is unusual.

The village of Ouirgane is nested in the High Atlas mountains. The landscapes here are breathtaking.

Berber House

Berber House

The inhabitants of the valley have a deep and rich Berber culture. They learned, through generations, to be self-sufficient. To dig a well or to build a water tower, people rely only on themselves.

What Is The Best Time To Visit Ouirgane Valley?

Do you want to make the most of your stay at Ouirgane Valley? Do you prefer a mild climate? I tell you to visit this village from March to May, and from September to December.

What to do in the Ouirgane valley?

There are many activities to do during your stay at the Ouirgane Valley: 

1. Sit and Relax

Berber Tent

Berber Tent

If you want to disconnect from big cities and prefer to go to a quieter region and find beautiful nature, this is the perfect place.

The place is simply magnificent with an exceptional view. The most important thing is that the atmosphere is very relaxing.

2. Go To The Weekly Market

Weekly Market

Weekly Market

On Thursdays, Ouirgane buzzes with activity. Berber families move down from the mountains by donkey to the souk. It is an excellent local experience to live.

3. Have A Hiking Adventure

Ouirgane valley has become very popular for hiking. It is now a base for You can do day walks into the Tassa Ouirgane National Park. And if you want more, you can do longer treks to Imlil Valley, Toubkal summit, and Amizmiz areas.

4. Bike Through The Valley

biking

Biking

Explore the Ouirgane Valley by bike. Appreciate the stunning view of the cultivated terraces. And admire the beautiful colors of mountains and Berber villages.

5. Ride A Horse Into The Wild

Ride A Horse

Ride A Horse

Here you can ride and trek at the same time. At Ouirgane valley, you can ride a horse and disappear into the countryside for up to five days. On the route, there is a network of Berber houses where you can spend the nights. 

6. Have An Exceptional Food experience

Ouirgane valley is an excellent place to try a Berber tagine.

Berber Tagine

Berber Tagine

Here, you can also find a lot of Moroccan dishes. The prices are fair. And the taste is way too good for the amount. 

7. Visit Particular sites

From Ouirgane to Taroudant, you will travel through the spectacular Tizi n Test Pass.

Tizi n Test Pass

Tizi n Test Pass

There is also the site of the renowned 12th century Tin Mal Mosque

Tinmal Mosque

Tinmal Mosque

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