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Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip from Marrakech

9 Hours

Embark on a breathtaking Ouzoud Waterfalls day trip from Marrakech, a natural wonder that will inspire you. Join us as we journey through the stunning Moroccan countryside and venture into the Atlas Mountains, where this hidden gem awaits.

The Ouzoud Waterfalls day trip offers a refreshing escape from the bustling city, immersing you in the tranquility of nature’s masterpiece. As we approach the falls, the sound of rushing water becomes more prominent, building anticipation for the awe-inspiring sight that awaits us.

  • 4WD, Minivan, or Minibus
  • Marrakech
  • Marrakech
  • English, Spanish, French

Overview

Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech by signing up for the Ouzoud Waterfalls day trip. Located in the Atlas Mountains, about 150 kilometers northeast of Marrakech, Ouzoud is one of Morocco’s most spectacular and popular natural attractions.

This full-day excursion from Marrakech offers a perfect blend of scenic landscapes, outdoor adventure, and cultural experiences.

Join us on this extraordinary journey and let the Ouzoud Waterfalls captivate your senses, reminding you of the mesmerizing beauty just a short distance from Marrakech. Book your day trip now and immerse yourself in the majesty of the Ouzoud Waterfalls.

Highlights

  • Magnificent Waterfalls: Witness the awe-inspiring beauty of the Ouzoud Waterfalls, with cascades plunging from a height of over 100 meters.
  • Natural Oasis: Immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature's oasis, surrounded by lush greenery and the soothing sounds of rushing water.
  • Scenic Hike: Follow well-maintained trails that wind along the waterfalls, offering picturesque views at every turn.
  • Wildlife Encounters: Spot the playful Barbary macaques, also known as Barbary apes, that inhabit the area surrounding the falls.
  • Boat Ride: Experience a thrilling boat ride on the river at the base of the falls, getting up close to the cascades.
  • Delicious Lunch: Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant, savoring traditional Moroccan flavors while taking in the breathtaking views.

Itinerary

Morning Departure:

Your adventure begins with an early morning departure from Marrakech. The drive to the Ouzoud Waterfalls takes approximately 2.5 to 3 hours, taking you through the stunning countryside of the Atlas Mountains. Along the way, enjoy the picturesque views of rolling hills, traditional Berber villages, and olive groves.

Arrival at Ouzoud Waterfalls:

Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted by the breathtaking sight of the Ouzoud Waterfalls, which cascade over 110 meters in a series of stunning drops. The area is surrounded by lush greenery and offers numerous vantage points to admire the falls and take photographs.

Exploring the Waterfalls:

Begin your exploration with a scenic walk along the trails that lead to the base of the falls. The paths can be steep and uneven, so wear comfortable walking shoes. As you descend, you’ll encounter local vendors selling traditional crafts, snacks, and drinks. Don’t forget to look out for the playful Barbary macaque monkeys that inhabit the area.

Boat Ride and Swimming:

For a closer view of the falls, you can take a small boat ride that will bring you near the cascading water. It’s a thrilling experience to feel the mist and hear the roar of the falls up close. In the warmer months, you can also take a refreshing swim in the natural pools at the base of the waterfalls.

Lunch with a View:

Enjoy a leisurely lunch at one of the local restaurants or cafes overlooking the falls. Savor traditional Moroccan cuisine, such as tagine, couscous, and fresh salads, while taking in the stunning natural scenery. Many restaurants offer terraces with panoramic views of the waterfalls.

Nature Walk and Relaxation:

After lunch, take some time to explore the surrounding area. There are several walking trails that offer different perspectives of the waterfalls and the lush valley. Relax under the shade of olive trees, enjoy a picnic, or simply soak in the serene environment.

Visit to a Berber Village:

On your way back to Marrakech, you may have the opportunity to visit a nearby Berber village. Learn about the traditional way of life, see the local architecture, and perhaps enjoy a cup of Moroccan mint tea with a local family.

Return to Marrakech:

As the day comes to an end, you’ll begin your journey back to Marrakech, arriving in the early evening. Reflect on the day’s adventures and the natural beauty of the Ouzoud Waterfalls as you return to the vibrant city life.

Included

Included

  • Pick-up from accommodation in Marrakech
  • A well-maintained 4WD, minivan, or minibus for transportation including fuel
  • An English-speaking driver
  • Unique experiences
  • Local taxes

Excluded

  • A local tour guide
  • Lunch
  • Tips
  • Extras

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FAQs

How long does the Ouzoud Waterfalls day trip from Marrakech typically last?

The Ouzoud Waterfalls day trip from Marrakech usually lasts for a full day. It typically starts in the morning and returns to Marrakech in the evening.

What should I wear and bring for the Ouzoud Waterfalls day trip?

Wear comfortable clothing and shoes suitable for walking and hiking. Don’t forget to bring sunscreen, a hat, a water bottle, and a camera to capture the stunning scenery.

Are there any opportunities for swimming at the Ouzoud Waterfalls?

Yes, there are areas where swimming is possible at the Ouzoud Waterfalls. However, checking with your driver for the specific conditions and safety guidelines is important.

Are there any additional activities or attractions included in the Ouzoud Waterfalls day trip?

In addition to exploring the waterfalls, you may have the opportunity to take a boat ride on the river and encounter Barbary macaques. The trip usually focuses on the natural beauty and hiking experience.

Is the Ouzoud Waterfalls day trip accessible for individuals with mobility restrictions?

The trails around the waterfalls involve walking and hiking, which may pose challenges for individuals with mobility restrictions. It’s best to inquire about accessibility options and limitations.

Cancelation Rules

Free! Free cancellations up to 48 days before the activity starts. If you cancel at this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

What to Bring:

  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses
  • Swimwear and towel (if planning to swim)
  • Camera for capturing the beautiful scenery
  • Cash for local purchases and meals

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