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“definitely worth the visit, very beautiful nature”
Review of Cascades d'Akchour

Cascades d'Akchour
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

We drove from Chefchaouen (in the direction toward Tetouan, there will be an exit to the right and from there you just keep driving until you reach the parking). Right on the parking lot there will be "tour guides" offering to take you. You don´t need them. (But if you choose this option, don´t take them up on their first offer, haggel the price as they will overcharge you)

So, as you start walking, first there will be some restaurants and stands where the sovenirs are sold. When you pass them by, you should come across the first little dam (photo). There are also some statues and stuff and it´s the first crossroad. To the left is the road to the waterfall. You will follow the road and before a curve to the right you need to climb to the left (photo). There´s next to no signs at this part (some maps are ruined, guessing by the "tour guides") Once on this road you just keep on walking for half an hour until the small waterfall (photo). (Due to a late start we weren´t able to continue to the big waterfall so I have no idea how long it would take, read on here 2 hours) We really enjoyed the waterfall, took some great photos and went for a swim to the cave benethe it. The water in the late september is cold but worth it and so refreshing after hiking. On our way back down, we sat at one of the many restaurants on the way, at the table that´s right in the water and had some morrocan tea and a chicken tagine (photo).

However, if at the first crossroad you take a right, you´ll go to the God´s bridge. We went there first by mistake but it was the best part of my day. At first it´s your everyday hiking route but soon you´ll start crossing the river, hopping from a rock to rock or climbing them. It was so fun and so beautiful. Again, there will be restaurants along the way (improvised buildings with plastic tables and chairs) so we would, every once in a while, ask at said restaurants to confirm us we were on the right track. After a half an hour we got to the bridge and it was breathtakingly beautiful (photo). We went into the cold water and cooled off a little.

The hikes aren´t that difficult. One doesn´t need the special hiking gear. Just something comfortable. The tourists went into the water with their shoes on. The locals brought flip flops, so maybe that can be a good idea. A lot of people went into the water in their clothes, we prefered bathingsuits. Something to cover one´s head might be a good idea too. We brought a bottle of water with us. Every restaurant has bottled water and there are hose with the river water coming out of them. My boyfriend drank some (he was fine afterwards), I just used it to refresh myself. Camera is a must!!

You can easily spend the whole day here. Or a few hours depending on what you intent to see.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Ana2208
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Reviewed 3 October 2018

Came her 17 years ago and it was like Shangri-La... unfortunately it has turned out like Disneyland (specially in Summer) Yes, it is still beautiful but garbage, plastic water bottles, plastic bags disposed-off by ignorant persons is quickly destroying the place. Having said that it is still worth a visit... while it lasts. It is a shame the government does not take care of the place at all. Go up and visit Ouslaf a little hidden village on the mountain on top of the parking lot. You will be able to see the cannabis plantations which are hidden from sight. Hire a guide to take you to the cascades and to the bridge of God. I recommend you hire Fadal call him at 0641167205.

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank Ricardo R
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Reviewed 29 September 2018 via mobile

We drove from Chefchaouen (less than 1h) and left the car in the parking area at the entrance. It costs 10 dirhams.

To the waterfall trail, one takes the trail on the left. Our hike was to the right. There are 2 possibilities:
- walking next to the river and seeing the bridge from below, whis should be easier and has food/drinks along the way.
- or taking the upper trail and being able to walk across it. Here it's easier to get lost, but you will can always ask someone from one of the food places. Takes about 1h to get there and it goes uphill, with some tall steps and a couple of places where you might need to use your hands too. We did this one.

In the morning, the parking lot was empty, in the afternoon, very full.

It's a nice hike (but the pah is nothing special) and the trail was not too full even on a Saturday. The bridge is pretty cool. Along the river there are more people chilling. There is tajine and fresh orange juice everywhere along the river. It's interesting to see how locals spend their free time.

Sadly there's a lot of trash around, especially water bottles, which is pretty sad - if the full bottle was carried until there, it could be carried empty back to a bin. Instead, you find them in bushes along the way.

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank zombieoctopus
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Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

I went with my wife who is a Moroccan who also happens to have relatives in chefchaouen so my trip to Akchour was free although I’ve been told it costs around 60DH EACH if you share a Big taxi, anyways took around 40 minutes to get there as our driver thought he was shooting for Top Gear but the scenery on the way there was amazing driving by the edge of the cliffs roads are well built too.

Once we got there we just followed the majority to be honest walked past at least 5 natural pools with see through water all with a mini makeshift restaurants serving delicious tagines for around 70dh. We walked about 4.5Km but for rounded up lost and couldn’t find the main waterfall so we just went back and jumped into one of the pools and ate some food, i been told the main waterfall is around 6km so we Wasn’t far off.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank meatball1986
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Reviewed 29 August 2018

Worth the hike up to the top. The walk down is nice with sights to see. Bring plenty of water along with good walking shoes.

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank Robin L
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