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Vallee d'Ait Mansour

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Address: Tafraoute, Morocco

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Hidden Gorge of the South

One of the few beautiful places that has been left relatively undiscovered in Morocco, but I fear not for long. Located south of Tafroute, a beautiful gorge arises out of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2016
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Sydney, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

One of the few beautiful places that has been left relatively undiscovered in Morocco, but I fear not for long. Located south of Tafroute, a beautiful gorge arises out of the mountainous area, covered in simple villages and green, green palms. The drive to the gorge can be done on your own, however you may want a 4x4 for the... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016

It's an oasis hidden in a canyon. You can drive through by car or you can stop and have a walk. We stopped to have an orange juice at Auberge Ait Mansour Hanane and the view from the rooftop was great. The owner told us he's mentioned in the Lonely Planet as a guide for treks on the hills. It's... More 

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Boullay-les-Troux, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

What an amazing route... almost just for one car in either direction. Palms abound, water gently flowing by and about half way through we had tea at the one road-side place. This was in January... not the high season and I would hope no big tourist buses later in the year. Drive the Ait Mansour and enjoy. It is one... More 

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Luxembourg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Coming from Tafraoute we followed the canyon an arrived in the oasis, where the locals had started picking the dates from the palms. Interesting to drive through, but no need to stop. But general atmosphere from the inhabitants (incl. children) made it not likely that we would stay over night.

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Brisbane
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

So much written about this place however if you drive to the end and then turn right you will find some magical strata mountains, nomad tents and not a soul around. You can actually return to Tafroute this way too. Dont forget to stop at the Flying Carpet panorama restaurant for mint tea....i found to be the best in Morocco.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

The road is now very accessible. The valley has an abundance of palm trees, thousands of them, houses hidden here and there in the trees. Beautiful fresh water running down.

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Ostrava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Breathtaking scenery, calming views and tremendous walk. What I enjoyed most was definitely the picking of freely hanging and laying dates and pomegranates. Very tasty! Second one was the guy who drove us there from Tafraoute and knew only how to shift the third gear. Up the hill the old Mercedes was coughing and dying, but didn't, and down the... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The only negative of this place is the situation (20 km from Tafraout). To go there, you can take a grand taxi (1 or 2 time a day), ask the bike renter to drop you there and catch you later in the day for a supplement or be lucky and catch a ride from traveller who have rent a car.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

In our hired car, we travelled over from tafraoute (30 minutes or so). The roads were a bit hairy - however if you drove from agadir to tafraoute then it'll be a breeze! The place was breathtaking and peaceful. There is adequate parking just after the first restaurant sign on the left (although the restaurant itself was not open). We... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

Spent the day cycling down the gorges, very much enjoyed myself! You'd want to fairly physically fit to cycle it (I was touring so doing 100km a day on a bike) but it is a beautiful place to visit

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