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“Wear the right shoes !!”
Review of Ourika Valley

Ourika Valley
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Owner description: 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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“Wear the right shoes !!”
Reviewed November 28, 2013

A great day (we negotiated down to 250 DH each- £17ish) bit foggy and damp at first but ended up beautiful. Berber village was quaint ,Argon oil huts was interesting .However before the walk to the summit (ish!) we was pushed into a terrace top restaurant for lunch , where we paid for a tajine and coke (about 90 DH) HOWEVER THE WAITER TRIED TO PLAY DUMB when it came to giving us and our German neighbour our change....left a sour taste!!!...We then started the climb with some of the ladies dressed for a day at the races ,or in flip flops !! The climb IS DANGEROUS ,however exciting ...WOULD NOT RECOMMEND IF YOU ARE UNFIT,or in flip flops !... Got to the bar by the waterfall and had a coke or mint tea !!The Guide was good the views fantastic....this was the highlight of our Marrakech trip .MAKE SURE YOU HAVE LOTS OF DIRHAM COINS to give to the Berber's kids as thank you for letting into their village .!!

Visited November 2013
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“worth the climb !!!”
Reviewed November 16, 2013

Warning be prepared wear suitable shoes as the climb can be slippery. We had a lovely guide who held my hand most of the time. Beautiful views the downside being having a mint tea for 2 and charged 60 DH. When quiried was told the charge included sitting at their dirty plastic table to enjoy the view !!!

2 Thank Sue J
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Paris, France
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“Beautiful place”
Reviewed November 4, 2013

This valley is very charming and easy to climb to see the 5 cascads (out of 7). It's better to be equipped with appropriate shoes though.
Ask your driver to stop on the way and you will discover berber villages, traditional argan exploitation and... tourists-oriented camel riding (a few minutes for 50 DH :-)).
You definitely need a guide (we paid 150DH).

Visited November 2013
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“Worst ever”
Reviewed November 2, 2013

The trip organized by Sanikel Tours was the worst ever. They brought us to a Berber house and offered tea and bread and then asked everyone to pay 10 dirhams at the end of it. And then there was the camel ride that only a handful of us were interested in. Next, they brought us to this garden, which really is a store selling oils and perfume. And then there was the overpriced lunch by the river. And then finally, a waterfall that was so dirty and unimpressive. The hike up to the waterfall though was a good one. On the way back, we were brought to a souvenir shop and one of us was coerced into buying something. Overall, I was really disappointed.

Visited November 2013
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“Lovely day trip from Marrakech”
Reviewed October 19, 2013

If you only do one day trip from Marrakech then this is probably the one to do.

Its a short trip about 1-1.5 hours from the centre and takes you up a lush river valley in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. As you meander up the valley you go through interesting little Berber villages, take in the beautiful views and end up at the head of the valley.

Here you'll find the final Berber village in the valley where you'll find lovely restaurants and cafes in the river bed and its your starting point for a hike clambering over rocks and climbing up the valley until you get to the waterfalls.

It all depends on how long you have but I'd recommend that you try to get to the 2nd waterfall which is pretty spectacular.

If you're booking one of these trips make sure you check what is included - you may have to pay extra for a guide to take you to the waterfalls, you might have lunch included, you might be in a large group with a tourist guide or you might be in a private tour in a car with your own personal driver.

Overall its a lovely day out and you get to see a beautiful part of the Moroccan scenery.

Visited October 2013
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