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Ourika Valley

Address: KM 21 Route de Ourika, Marrakesh , Maroc, 40000, Morocco
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Ranked #129 of 322 Attractions in Morocco
Type: Neighborhoods, Valleys, Flea/ Street Markets, Outdoors
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Whitley Bay, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We visited in August. We wanted to head out of the medina to escape the heat and experience a small part of the Atlas Mountains. The drive was beautiful only hindered by the repeated stopping at various shops along the way. We always like to contribute to local areas but do not like being pressurised into doing so. We asked... More

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London, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

It was a shame that such a trip to the scenic and beautiful valley was preplanned for shaking the punters for dirhams. We went with supratour excursions in a very nice AC mini coach. Quater way to the valley the driver conveniently stopped to a tourist souvenir shop and wasted 45 minutes until punters bought something. Than we stopped at... More

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London, United Kingdom
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196 reviews 196 reviews
105 attraction reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

The best day to visit the valley is on Friday when all the main attractions are closed in Marrakesh. I would reccomend for you to hire a guide who will take you to visit the all valley. During your staying there you have the opportunity to visit amazing places, berber villages, waterfalls. During your walk you will also see local... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Very nice scenery traditional houses Mountains and trees Pay no more than 100-150dhs per person and that's including a AC coach from hotel and back The tour bus takes you to a restraint where you have to eat , 120dhs per person Starter , main , desert Water in the valley is 10dhs a 500ml bottle yes rising to 30dhs... More

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

The valley made a nice excursion away from Marrakech. We enjoyed a decent light lunch in one of the nearby restaurants (of which there were quite a few). Then proceeded to ascending the valley, which we weren't really prepared for. The trek up itself was not 'dangerous', but some in the group struggled and were out of breath very quickly..and... More

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Vienna, Austria
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

We had trip with Atlas travel agent throw are hotel Diwane The drive into the Ourika valley was lovely with nice views But when we arrived at the town near the Ourika waterfall everyone has to take a 30 minute walk to reach them.The first 15 minutes is up a track then you have to go up a steep boulders... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The drive to Ourika Valley was very interesting. We visited the Market where they sold everything from traditional medicine, love potions, carpets and meat! You must hold onto your valuables or leave them in the Car though!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Mind the climb up and down to see the waterfall though! Make sure you wear proper shoes as the climb can be difficult at certain points and slippery. Amazing place though and very very beautiful, definitely worth a visit.

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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Wow what a fab day out. It was firstly great to escape the heat of Marrakech. It was a cheap day out too. From our hotel we had met a taxi driver who was just lovely & he took us for the day for 500dh for me & my husband. Bargain! He clearly is patriotic and loves Morocco which was... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We did the tour to the Ourika Valley which was organised by the Club Dar Atlas hotel, and I think we were very lucky that we had a brilliant guide. This lady was charming and extremely well-informed, particularly about the lives of the Berber women. We stopped in a really quite primitive, to European eyes, village and visited a typical,... More

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