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Proposal in Marrakech - please help with ideas and places

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Proposal in Marrakech - please help with ideas and places

Hi All,

Next Monday I fly to Marrakech and on my first holiday abroad with my girlfriend. I have decided I'd like to take the opportunity to propose and I have purchased a ring.

I am however, struggling a little with guides and what I can find to some good idea for where an how to propose. Ideally I feel this should be somewhere a little scenic/pretty, and somewhere where we are not around crowds of tourists would be good to.

I’ve tried a Google search of Marrakech proposals and the only real thing that has come up is taking a Caleche ride through the Palmerie at sunset. I like the sound of it and the Caleche’s but on reading about the Palmerie I am not sure if it too nice looking, parts in disrepair and rubbish around. Someone who has been might have to tell me otherwise.

We are likely to be going on a few day trips possibly to Alps areas and also and the waterfalls of Ouzoud which looks spectacular-I’m just unsure if there will be a quite place.

Its difficult as my girlfriend booked the holiday as my surprise for my birthday, I am only just beginning to learn about Marrakech and Morocco, Marrakech does also I believe have a backdrop of poverty, and this perhaps isn’t something that feels right to be on show at a proposal.

I would really appreciate any local help, or thoughts, you may make me and her (hopefully) have a very happy holiday.

I will be happy top post back on here in a couple of weeks with the results/pictures.

marrakech
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1. Re: Proposal in Marrakech - please help with ideas and places

Hi,

Welcome to the forum. Have a look through some of these previously posted questions and advice.

www.tripadvisor.com/SearchForums…

You'r not the first to want to make the romantic gesture here. Good luck. If you have any more questions after doing your homework get back to us!

Castril De La Pena...
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2. Re: Proposal in Marrakech - please help with ideas and places

Cascades d'Ouzoud would be a nice place. When you arrive there's a group of three buildings, the path to the left is where most people go to walk to the bottom of the falls, there's another path to the right which leads to the top which is a bit quieter.

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Cumbria
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4. Re: Proposal in Marrakech - please help with ideas and places

Thanks I have already been looking and Exhausted the forums, nothing is sticking out or there isn't enough detail for me to work it up in my head

Cumbria
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5. Re: Proposal in Marrakech - please help with ideas and places

That's useful to know. On this pathway is there a nice view? ive also heard you can hire a "Moroccan boat and travel in the water at the bottom" - that's all the detail Ive heard about that.

Do you or anyone know if this is a private boat, oar powered, or do you have a driver. and is it possible the waterfall would be that load she wouldn't hear me trying to propose!

Marrakech, Morocco
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6. Re: Proposal in Marrakech - please help with ideas and places

Ouzoud could be a good option, there are stunning views from the bottom after you walk down and you should be able to find a quiet enough spot somewhere - but probably not on the boats, they are just basic rafts really and mostly just used to get from one side of the river to the other

if you flick through the photos on this page then you will get a more detailed idea of the area, boats etc:

tripadvisor.co.uk/Tourism-g608442-Ouzoud_Tad…

Edited: 12:47 pm, March 25, 2013
Sweden
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7. Re: Proposal in Marrakech - please help with ideas and places

If you are really looking for a boat trip i would highly recommend to take it in Agadir on the Atlantic ocean, Agadir and Ouzoud waterfalls are 2hours drive from Marrakesh in opposite ways. in Ouzoud they are just basic rafts and no much space on the water to go through.

norfolk
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8. Re: Proposal in Marrakech - please help with ideas and places

where are you staying? if you are in a riad in the medina, perhaps they could arrange a pretty, private table on the roof terrace so you could propose over dinner.

being a little excitable myself, and a bit of a klutz, i find the idea of a proposal in a boat terrifying! my own husband propsed with the ring inside a christmas cracker, i got over excited and the ring went flying, and we both had to scrabble on the floor looking for it..... thank goodness it wasn't in a boat...

i do hope it goes well for you!

pam

Cumbria
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9. Re: Proposal in Marrakech - please help with ideas and places

Ive been trying to have a look at videos of the falls and area tonight. I can see that the raft and small boats arent suitable. Its all a question of if and where there is astop off point that overlooks a view and it not chocked full off tourists. I hear easter is one of the busiest times for Marrakesh anyway.

Im still unsure of a Caleche through the palmerie. I must admit neither idea is wowing just yet.

I hear the alps are pretty but not sure there is somewhere nice and off the road so no proposing at a road side.

My other thought was in some of the gardens but I fear finding someone nice and quiete in one of those would be difficult

Cumbria
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10. Re: Proposal in Marrakech - please help with ideas and places

Im not particularly looking for a boat trip, just somewhere peaceful and pretty I think