Ourika Valley, Ourika

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Just 30 km (18.6) from Marrakesh, Ourika Valley yields an abundance of natural attractions at the foothills of the Atlas mountains. The dusty red rocks give the river a reddish hue as it flows through the valley, complementing the greens and browns of the walnut, poplar, and willow trees scattered throughout this cool area. The valley features seven waterfalls, all accessible on foot or by camelback ride up the main hill (guides will offer their services, but this hike is easy enough to do on your own). Do opt for a guided tour of the valley for insight into the Berbers' age-old agricultural and craftsmanship practices. Plan your visit to Ourika Valley and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Ourika vacation planning site .
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  • The landscapes are beautiful throughout the ascent from the valley up to Setti Fatma. Dozens and dozens of restaurants are on the edge of the water, for some tables even the river. Put you on them! Only downside, there are as many Moroccan touts who pounce on your cars for you force to park in their parking lot. Normally free, but they ask necessarily a piece when you leave! There are some km and km, so try to find a less aggressive than others! Arrived at the end of the piece, there are still qql parks, 10 dirhams instead. From there we still pesters you to offer you a guide to the waterfalls. Quite frankly, you simply cross the River, and regardless of the path you take, they are all at the waterfall, lined with many traders. No need to guide! They were able to build barracks for their businesses to the top, but coincidentally, unable to make 3 markets or to a small wooden bridge. All this just to imply that it is "dangerous" and justify a guide... But frankly, if you're not disabled, old or with balance disorders, or if you are not in high heels, the guide to hold your hand is superfluous! We did not go beyond the second waterfall, the path is can be a bit more difficult.
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  • A nice place to vist. The car trip is very enjable as it s possible , if friday, to visit locan weekly street market: very interesting a nice place for good pictures. A lot of places to visit for pott...  more »
  • Valley North of the Atlas, very authentic in its Berber essence, has been very interesting to learn different Berber culture (as distinct from the Arabic). Ourika falls in our opinion not worth. Very careful with people who walk wrong already that the accesses are not easy (rather a way of goats). I guess that for now you know that you can not deliver some guide that will stick to you before the ascension, patience!
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