Discover the Wonders of Nfiss Valley
Information and history of Ijoukak valley and beyond
Welcome to Ijoukak
One of the most hauntingly beautiful places in Morocco
From Marrakech the road climbs through steep wooded hills besides the river to emerge 90 km later into the high valley of the Nfiss. it is one of the most hauntingly beautiful places in Morocco, an archetypal vision of a secret valley surrounded by jagged horizon of snow-capped mountains. flowing through this upper valley is the river Nfiss: found in gentle aspect, a stream of slow-moving, cool, clear water full of darting trout, with orchards, terraced gardens and hillside hamlets lining its bank.
How to get from Marrakech to Ijoukak
By far the simplest and most efficient way to get from Marrakech to Ijoukak valley is to take a grand taxi. If you have just landed at Marrakech-Menara Airport, you may choose to negotiate a direct ride without entering Marrakech at all. Otherwise you will need to get to the taxi rank on place Sidi Mimoun just 5 min from Jamea Lefna.
The journey from Marrakech to Ijoukak takes 2 hours; a place in a grand taxi should cost 4odhs, although you are likely to be asked for 45 or 50dhs. If you opt to book a private taxi, this should cost around 240 to 300 dhs.
Additionally, mini-buses (30dhs) also leave from the taxi rank on place Sidi Mimoun for Ijoukak around 11am. Alternatively occasional bus leave from Bad Doukkala at 1pm.