Scenic moutain vilage a bus ride from Marrakech?
Replies: 14 - Last Post: Feb 16, 2012 9:36 AM Last Post By: afrendo
Dec 23, 2011 2:20 AM
Scenic moutain vilage a bus ride from Marrakech?Hi,
Festive greetings to all of you who believe in such things...
Can anyone recommend a destination in or near the mountains where it would be nice to spend the night and which is easily accessible by bus from Marrakech? Will be in Marrakech for a week at the end of January.
Dec 23, 2011 8:04 AM
Dec 23, 2011 12:18 PM
Dec 23, 2011 2:30 PM
Dec 24, 2011 1:18 AM
4Definitely support all festive activities, especially as we have just entered the reign of the Oak King.
Five places you could consider
--heading south east from Marrakech are Setti Fatma (Ourika Valley) and Oukaimdene,
--heading south from Marrakech are Ourigane (pronounced Wir'gan) and Imlil,
--heading south west is Amizmiz (pronounced Ams'miz).
Dec 24, 2011 2:15 AM
Dec 25, 2011 10:44 AM
6Thank you alll!
Ourigane is looking favourite at the moment as its Thusday Berber market fits in with our schedule. But does anyone have any info on buses or other public transport from Marrakech to Ourigane?
Also, what are the transport options from Marrakech airport to the city centre?
Dec 25, 2011 3:53 PM
7Jack, I can recommend a fantastic place just outside Ouirgane, Marigha, which is between Asni and Ouirgane, there is a really nice auberge
Les Jardins de Atlas, with cool, bungalows with a fire, great views, and it's own hammam by request. It helps if you have transport as it's just off the beaten track in a stunning location, be sure to visit the salt mine nearby
Dec 26, 2011 1:08 AM
8...... scroll down to 3rd.Dec.2011, for post from ajosbourne on Marrakech Airport bus. Also do a search in "search All Forums", lots of stuff about taxis and buses.
Dec 26, 2011 4:24 AM
9TonyG, we are booked into Auberge Au Sanglier Qui Fume which looks and sounds very similar to the place you describe. I don't suppose you know how easy it is to get to Ourigane by bus or communal taxi from Marrakech?
Morrocantraveler, thanks for the link, that information was extremely useful.
Dec 26, 2011 4:50 AM
10..... a little correction jackhavana, "Moroccantraveller" is a tout now "deleted", a little confusing I know, but that's how touts operate. While travellers / tourists posting here give us the benifit of personal experience, at times we contradict one another a bit, however posters get a good sense of what to expect. In Morocco schedules are at best an aspiration, change at short notice, as business disappear to be replaced by another one, its changing all the time.
Dec 26, 2011 12:48 PM
Feb 15, 2012 6:48 AM
Just wondered if you ended up staying at Au Sanglier qui Fume and if so what it was like?
I have booked my family in for 4 nights in april and paid a deposit after I found it in the Lonely Planet. I've just read some pretty bad reviews on Trip Advisor and I'm now panicking! (bad service, dirty, appalling food and so it goes on...). Not sure whether to cut my losses (£100!) or brave it.
Any info on your stay would be appreciated.
Feb 15, 2012 7:18 AM
Feb 16, 2012 9:36 AM
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