The Ourika Valley is a valley of the Moroccan High Atlas located 30 km from Marrakech. It is mainly populated by people of Berber language and Chleuh dialect. Despite its proximity to Marrakech, it is still considered a relatively preserved valley, both in its nature and its traditional mountain lifestyle. Urika is the name of one of the Masmudas tribes, described by Ibn Khaldoun.
Marrakech is a city located in the center of Morocco, inland, at the foot of the Atlas4 mountains. It is nicknamed the "red city" or the "ocher city" The city was founded in 1071 by Youssef ben Tachfine, at the head of the Berber Empire of the Almoravids. Marrakech has 928,850 inhabitants according to the 2014 census, spread over an area of 230 km2. The population density reaches 350 inhabitants per hectare in the Medina. It is the fourth largest city in Morocco after Casablanca, Fez and Tangier. the city is now moving towards luxury tourism. Marrakech has indeed become one of the favorite destinations for French celebrities who love its preserved charm that knows how to combine luxury, refinement and authenticity.
The waterfalls of Ouzoud (cascades mills in Berber) are waterfalls of about 110 m high, on three levels, on Oued Ouzoud, at 1060 m altitude in the Middle Atlas in Morocco. This vast site is an important Moroccan tourist site 30 km from Azilal, 120 km from Beni Mellal and 150 km northeast of Marrakech. These waterfalls, considered among the highest and most beautiful in Morocco, often dominated by a rainbow, are located in a green valley of rural red sandstone, planted with olive groves, almond trees, fig trees and other carob trees, or a dozen small traditional oil mills are still in business ...
Oukaïmden, or Oukaïmeden (in Berber: Ukayemdan) is the main ski resort of Morocco composed of about twenty tracks of all levels. It is located about 80 km from Marrakech in the High Atlas, the eponymous town which is located in the Province of Al Haouz. The ski season runs for four months, from December to March. Oukaïmden Station is the highest winter sports resort in Africa, located at 2,620 meters above sea level. In February 1948, the first snow-thread was brought by the 8th Regiment of Zouaves, cantoned in Rabbat with the foreign legion. With the help of 6 natives, Private Zouave Maurice Pollier installed a generator and the snow-wire on the site of the future station of Oukaïmden.