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Ourika Valley Or Ouzoud Falls for 20 Somethings?

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Ourika Valley Or Ouzoud Falls for 20 Somethings?

I'm heading to Marrakech in a couple of weeks with my boyfriend (I'm 26, he's 25) and we want to do a day trip to the mountain area. Would you suggest either Ourika Valley or Ouzoud Falls? I'm looking at using Rough Tours and they offer both day trips, and im unsure of which to pick. We'd like something fairly scenic, of course, and physical exertion is no problem for us.

How long does it take to drive to either and which would you recommend for us?

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1. Re: Ourika Valley Or Ouzoud Falls for 20 Somethings?

Please check the following link it may helps more, for more interesting high atlas Mountains trip i'd suggest to do the Ourika Valley which they call Three valleys and Ourika day Trip, more details read the following topics here and don't hurry to book your trip till your make enough research of the right option and the right operator for it, if you did not fnd what suits you here, wait till Marrakech and do it with a group tour, as your riad can manage it as well: http://www.tripadvisor.ca/SearchForums?ff=9195&geo=293730&scope=2&q=high+atlas+guide&s=D

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3. Re: Ourika Valley Or Ouzoud Falls for 20 Somethings?

Setti Fatma, for the Ourika waterfalls, is quicker to reach (about 90 minutes from Marrakech) and involves passing through the more interesting mountain scenery of the Ourika Valley. Ouzoud, however, although taking longer to reach (about three hours), has the greater, more spectacular waterfalls.

Once you reach Setti Fatma, you would need to head up the side of the valley to reach the waterfalls, which some find a bit of a challenge - make sure that you are wearing "sensible shoes"! On the other hand, although the Cascades d'Ouzoud are very easy to access, you might find the commercialism that has developed around them a little off-putting.

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4. Re: Ourika Valley Or Ouzoud Falls for 20 Somethings?

Thanks, Alan!

I think we are going to settle on Ourika Valley, both due to time (my boyfriend is a little antsy about longer drives) and in the research i've done, it definitely seems like we'll enjoy it, regardless. Sensible shoes, absolutely! definitely packing some athletic sneakers for this day :)

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Hi,

For me Ourika has become far to touristy and there are touts and "guides" everywhere you stop. Ouirgane is a better day out in the mountains in my opinion and though you don't get the waterfalls experience you can have lovely walks through Berber villages.

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6. Re: Ourika Valley Or Ouzoud Falls for 20 Somethings?

That's true i agree, Ourika is very Touristy, and so busy with tourists during the moment, so can be disappointing trip, why don't you go to Imlil and enjoy the Kasbah Toubkal, as you can do Ouirgane too, more worth it.

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