Aqueducts of the Ourika Valley

Ourika valley aqueducts
One excursion that you cannot afford to miss during your stay in Marrakech, is the short hours drive to the the Ourika valley’s. The valleys are inhabited mainly by the Berber peoples and are a popular destination for tourists and the Marrakshi people, who make the climb to the top of the valley too bathe in the waterfalls of Setti Fatma. However the waterfalls that occupy the landscape are not just for bathing and seeking respite from the intense Moroccan sun. Berber locals have made several uses of the natural flow of water and constructed aqueducts that carry the icy cool stream to the bottom of the valleys, where it’s used to keep drinks and refreshments pleasantly chilled.

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