Ouzoud Waterfalls

Overview

Within just a short journey from Marrakech, this Marrakech to Ouzoud Waterfalls day trip is a refreshing change from the vibrant and busy red city. It is a great opportunity to see some lovely Moroccan countryside. And in the summer it is noticeably cooler and fresher.
On this excursion to the Ouzoud Falls, you will have a long guided walk to explore the area, and go from the top of the waterfalls all the way to the base in beautiful tracks with vibrant green sides. You might encounter some funky macaque monkeys roaming around, since they live in the surrounding forests.

Ouzoud or Izid in some regions means “the act of grinding grain” in Berber. This seems to be confirmed by the frequent mills in the region, that were used to grind wheat for decades.

getting there

Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation at 08am and start your Marrakech day trip to the beautiful Ouzoud Waterfalls. The drive is about 2 hours and a half, with a possible 15 minutes stop to stretch and maybe have a coffee to fully wake up.

This day trip will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the beauty of the nature in Ouzoud Waterfalls. Take an adventurous hike through Olive groves to the source of the waterfall, take a swim and cool off at the base of the waterfalls.

 

In Ouzoud

Once arrived at Ouzoud village, we will leave the car at the parking, meet our local guide, and start the walking tour towards the waterfalls, at this point we are actually at the top of the waterfalls. You will descend through a beautiful and vibrant path, there are many small shops and restaurants scattered along the way, some of them have wonderful terrace views over the waterfalls, and you will have lunch in one of them.

The guide will take you all the way to the bottom of the waterfalls, there are many points where you can cross from one side of the valley to the other on small man made bridges. You can also try one of the small boats and spend some time on the water and take great perspective photos.

A swim maybe ?

Yes you can, and it is a very enjoyable experience during hot summer days, so make sure to take your swimming clothes and towels.

Lunch

You have many options for lunch in Ouzoud, you can choose between the different terraces, considering the view and the budget, as for the menus, they are quite similar. Some restaurants offer full menus, other offer meals 'à la carte' which means you can pick individual dishes.

Macaques

Ouzoud forests are also the home of the famous macaque monkeys, the naturally tail-less monkeys that you find performing in the main square in Marrakech. It is delightful to see them roaming free in their native habitat. Because Ouzoud is quite a touristic place, they got used to humans, so you might find one standing in your way without any fear.

If you intend to play with them, watch out for any loose things you are carrying (purse, sunglasses …etc.) because they like to snatch things and disapear lol.


Included

  • Comfortable transportation with A/C
  • English-speaking driver
  • Pick up and drop off from your accommodation
  • Local guide in Ouzoud

Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities (optional)