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“Great trip” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ourika Valley

Ourika Valley
KM 21 Route de Ourika, Marrakesh , Maroc, 40000, Morocco
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Ranked #151 of 390 Attractions in Morocco
Type: Neighborhoods, Flea/ Street Markets, Valleys
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“Great trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

We didn't knew what to expect up front since there wasn't much information available in the hotel but we enjoyed ourself a lot. Nice guide who helped us up to the falls though at some points it was a hard climb. It was surely wordt the trip.

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Fareham, United Kingdom
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“Good day out... However take note!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

This is a decent day out of the city. Most riads / hotels will book the day trip for you, which is what we did. You will pay for a car to take you to the falls, where you will meet a guide (seperate fee) who will take you to the first set of waterfalls. There you can either turn around and head back the way you came or continue up higher. This is NOT a easy hike along a paved path. Wear good comfortable shoes. Do not bring more than you can carry.

After the hike we went for lunch (also not included) before heading back to the city.

During the drive out we stopped at a pottery place, and agean oil place, and a spice place. You are not obligied to buy anything, and if you want you can tell the driver not to bother stopping but continue on.

On the way back my wife wanted to ride a camel. The driver when to a specific place where she had a 20 min ride (150dirhams). There are several places alomng the valley road where you can pet or ride the camels.

Visited February 2013
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“Great day out.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013 via mobile

We hired a car and a driver for our trip to the valley. We went on a Monday which turned out to be lucky as first stop at the four of the mountains was the weekly souk for locals. It was incredibly busy, and with only a few tourists it was as authentic as it gets. Not for everyone I would guess - you will see chickens having their knacks wrung etc. You will also see men being shaved, and the odd tooth extraction.
Next stop was a commune in a Berber house. You get to tour the house for a donation of your own choosing.
The valley and the mountains are spectacular - the tops were still snow covered. We then visited a medicinal herb centre, before lunch and a trek to the waterfalls.
I would agree with other comments that the area is aimed at tourists - what would you expect? Also the walk up to the waterfalls is spoilt by the rubbish - probably from the tourists, but you should still go if you can make it.

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Agouraï, Meknes, Morocco
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“getting away”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2013

We went up up and up into the mountains until we found a little restaurant making real tajine. There was a little river running through it and it was absolutely fabulous.

Visited January 2013
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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“nice water falls but over all, the best tajine chicken with lemmon confit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

we went to the ourika valley for trekking and visiting the waterfalls, very nice and our bereber guide we hired there was very nice with good hhandle of the spanish, our mother language.
too many souvenir shops along the way for my taste but the best was to have lunch at one of the home made mom and pop bereber villager restaurants sitting by the river, great morrococan salade and the best tajine chicken to confgit of lemmon ever eaten in morrocco bereber style.

Visited January 2013
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