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“Todra Gorge”
Review of Todgha Gorge

Todgha Gorge
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Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Tinerhir
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: This amazing gorge plunges 300 meters down to a clear river. Pastoral villages and hotels are scattered throughout the area.
Reviewed 31 May 2014

It was impressive with a massive vertical rock face lining both sides of the deep gorge for a long distance and a crystal-clear river running through. The gorge was very busy with cars and buses visiting the gorge. The setting reminded me of a large county fair in the middle of nowhere. There were lots of stalls belonging to souvenir vendors lining the steep walls along the shady narrow road winding through the gorge. Exotic brightly coloured rugs hung along the sides of the cliff walls. Donkeys and camels gathered on a small beach. People waded excitedly through the river. 4WDs drove into the river to reach several hotels and cafes on the other side, built at one end of the gorge. Lots of tourists were shopping at a huge row of souvenir stalls lining the road beyond the gorge. However, the Todra Gorge was magnificent and one could still enjoy the beauty of this amazing creation of nature.

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

The beauty of the gorge is very much taken away by the road, buses and restaurants in the middle of it. I've been to gorges elsewhere and this one will not be nearly as memorable. Getting to the gorge can be a bit treacherous, so be warned if you are driving yourself. Although if you are driving in Morocco it’s not that much worse than most of the roads elsewhere.

1  Thank Joel S
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

The gorge is impressive. But it is that kind of places, on which the tourism has highly negative impact.
My impression of this site: the "concreted" valley with the long row of market stalls with highly over-priced souvenirs for tourists. Lucky you if you have visited this place ca. 10 years ago.
P.S.: If you look carefully, you can find fragments of highly interesting Atlas Flora in the gorge :).

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Reviewed 13 May 2014

Hi I happened to arrive late to the gorge with plans to carry on to Merzouga and was approached by two Berber young men whilst inspecting the gorge in sunset. They recommended the accommodation within village....what a gem it was. Really friendly people, humble and welcoming and I am so happy I stayed overnight. Mohammed is the owner and he is very knowledgeable and fluent in En/Fr. The view from the roof is crazy good. The whole architecture of this traditional centuries old mud house is incredible. The highlight was also the traditional tajine in the evening and good breakfast (thanks Abdul) and walk to the gorge via back gardens along the stream. Unforgettable moments and will be back one day.
Minor negative: the road to Todra is under construction and terrible. May 2014.

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

The Todra Gorge is simply stunning and one of the truly awesome pieces of landscape on offer in Morocco. The Gorge is somewhere one could drive through on the way to go elsewhere but if this is your only plan to see the place then make your trip early in the morning as come midday the place gets flooded with tourists. The day I went, we arrived early enough and embarked on a hike up into the mountains to get a better look and by the time we returned to our car, the buses had already started making their way in.

There will be people who will offer you guided hikes, try to avoid them unless you are totally clueless on your directions as the hiking path is fairly well worn and should be easily negotiated. As with most places in Morocco, people wish to help....for a small fee.

One tip, unless you have a 4x4 or another car adequately capable of dealing with the terrain on the road heading north through the Todra, head back towards Tinerhir and onto your next destination as the road from there up through the Atlas mountains is quite poor and treacherous in parts as my little Dacia Logan nearly found out!

2  Thank Stuart C
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