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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 5 weeks ago
Lausanne, Switzerland
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County Londonderry, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had an amazing time visiting the valleys, our guide Hamid, who we can now call a friend took us on a round trip starting with the various sites of Marrakech and ending at the top of the valley. The Ourika valley itself was one of the most amazing we had ever seen... the landscape, the view and the people... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Initially we had planned to do a day trip to Essaouira, but speaking to the hotel, they recommended Ourika, mainly because it was nearer. You can combine it with a visit of a Berber market on certain days, but we had missed that opportunity, and the only market that day would have been a 50 km detour. The hotel offered... More 

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Hamburg, Germany
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took this tour with my wife, we went to three high atlas valleys in one day. Our guide was very funny and really made us feel welcome on his tour. He was very entertaining and professional in his job. We saw the superb landscape and a lot of berber villages. We got some really great pictures. Very much a wonderful... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked a trip through the agency appointed to us by the official tourist office. This was a very beautiful trip. The waterfall is not very spectacular, don't expect that. But if you like adventure and you enjoy a bit of hiking, definitely worth the trip. Not everyone can finish it, in our group a few people stayed behind to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The place i come from have numerous mountains and at high altitude too! But totally glad i went to see the place! Nice, bit chilly. One day away from the hustle and bustle- loved my time!

Thank Pratigya G
Lausanne, Switzerland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks 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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Emilia-Romagna, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2017

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 February 17, 2017

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 February 15, 2017 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 

Thank Machaon13
Florence, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2017

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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