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Ourika Valley

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Address: KM 21 Route de Ourika, 40000, Morocco

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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Nice region for trail and hicking

This place is located around 1 hour by car from Marrakech. There are some tourist stops in the way and you should take your time to get to know the local artwork and Argan oil... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Lausanne, Switzerland
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is located around 1 hour by car from Marrakech. There are some tourist stops in the way and you should take your time to get to know the local artwork and Argan oil production. There are plenty of tourist places and guides that will offer you help. Try to arrange beforehand with your hotel/riad to avoid surprises. The... More 

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Modena, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We tremendously enjoyed this trip but it could turn into a nightmare if you come unprepared. As other reviews state, there are a number of things you need to be aware of: -Most organized trips to the waterfalls are actually overpriced tourist traps which only aim at dragging you from shop to shop and include lots of hidden extra costs... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Ourika Valley with a private driver recommended by our hotel - he not only took us to a local berber market but also to a local berber home for free. We got there and he found us a guide called Moustafa - if you go here find this man he is an absolute legend!! one of the... More 

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Nice, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to the valley with a private driver, recommanded by our hotel. The good thing is that we were able to say if we wanted to see or not a shop. We did kind of the same trip as other tourists: berbere house, argan oil factory, tajine factory, ... Im not a big fan of this type of tourism.... More 

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Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We reached this place with my friends with a private car and we did love the beautiful sceneries. We took a lot of pictures with beautiful views of the Atlas Mountains. We had a lunch too at the river and it was cool. I love their tajine cookings. The highlight here is the mountain hiking. We enjoyed our hiking because... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The valley alongside the Ourika river offers some nice sightseeing opportunities and is a nice break from the crowds of Marrakesh , There are villages along the rivers offering some cultural immersion or where meals can be taken . In Ouzoud , hiking to the top of the Waterfalls is quite popular and in fact there are numerous hiking paths... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In Ourika Valley you have the possibility to hike in the mountains. The common hike lasts about 2 hours, and it is best to have a guide. Be sure to agree on the the price for the guide before you start the hike (around 20 DH per person in a group, more if it is a small group). Some parts... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked our trip via our hotel, and it was recommended as a very pleasant hike through a lush valley. What we got instead was something far more dangerous, and far less enjoyable. We started off in really good spirits. Our driver seemed nice and the vehicle was fit for purpose. An hour into our journey however, and we realised... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

We took a private car from Marrakesh, lunch before we walked and off for a good few hours with a local guide, Our guide Jamal was great - we went to the falls which were really popular with loads of people around so we went on to the next falls, and the next - the walking gets gradually harder. We... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

It is about 75km far from Marrakech and easy to go. It takes about 1hour30min. Ways are good and easy to find the direction. There are nice terrace coffee shops and good tajhin houses on the way.

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