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Address: KM 21 Route de Ourika, 40000, Morocco
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The Ourika valley situated at a short distance from Marrakesh 60 km....

The Ourika valley situated at a short distance from Marrakesh 60 km. While traveling along the Ourika valley you will enjoy beautiful landscapes, from walnuts, wiping willow and poplar trees, to its mountains and rocks varying in color from red to green.

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Full-Day Private Tour to Ourika Valley including Guided Trek and Lunch from...
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Day Trip to Ourika Valley from Marrakech including a hike
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Ourika Valley Day Tour from Marrakech

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Get your walking shoes on!

As a day away from the madness of Marrakech this is a lovely day trip. We visited on a dull damp day, it was quite chilly too, so if the weather is marginal take something warm... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Keith H
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

As a day away from the madness of Marrakech this is a lovely day trip. We visited on a dull damp day, it was quite chilly too, so if the weather is marginal take something warm. I travelled in a tee shirt and shorts, I don't feel the cold that much either, but I secretly wished I had taken a... More 

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London
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A great place to visit . Got there early drove through the valley then climbed all 7 waterfalls with very few people around . As we came down you could see an almost constant line of people climbing up. We then ate a late lunch in a great atmosphere by the river food was not exceptional but was ok .... More 

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Thank Frederick P
Porto, Porto, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to visit and to see a little fall ( compared to the ouzoud fall ). If you can, don't go in a group excursion. Rent a car and go by yourself, you'll have a more peaceful and enjoyable trip. Take time to visit berber village and berber House. ( It will make your trip more authentic )

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went on a day trip to the Ourike valley organized by the riad I was staying in, the riad Qodwa and found the outing amazing and breathtaking. The scenery is simply lovely and the higher one climbs the more one has to admire, hills, trees, valleys and the lovely waterfalls. Our guide (we were a group of 7) was... More 

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Thank Karin E
Gran Canaria, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed our visit there. Our guide Mohammed was excellent via Click Excursions! You can climb the mountains and visit all seven waterfalls or stop at one. It is a fun experience! We stopped at various points along the way. Bring your water as it is hot and refreshments costly the higher you climb.

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Thank 187471S0nia10
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

We had a great tour from Marrakech up to Setti Fatma through the lower foothills of the Atlas from Sanikel Tours. This included a short camel ride over the river and a look around a traditional Berber home, complete with working watermill to grind grain. It is a good climb up with great views of the village and our three... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

We took a taxi from our hotel (which was about 10 mins outside of the medina) for 400dh return then paid 150dh for a guide when we arrived. It wasn't a challenging walk to the waterfall and it was beautiful when we arrived. Nice views along the way, would recommend.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2016

As it was so hot in Marrakech thought it would be a good idea to go on a day tour Up to the Ourika valley which turned out to be much cooler even cool at one point,were picked up at 9am and got back at around 6pm , we were with a mixed nationality group which was very nice about... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

It was a day trip arranged by the hotel for me as a solo traveller. It was quiet a long drive but with a lovely scenery. Our guide took us hiking up the mountain and the view was amazing. It was my first hike and it wasnt very tough. About 2-3 hours to go up and down the mountain.. I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

...was had by this family of 5, ages 26 to 60. Billed as a walk along a river and waterfalls, it's actually that - plus a scramble up water-smoothed rocks with wonderful views, friendly locals, and surprises along the way. Frankly, too much detail would spoil the many surprises and experiences awaiting travellers, so my description ends here. Tips: wear... More 

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