Day trip from Marrakech to Ouzoud Falls is a popular excursion that allows you to explore one of the most beautiful natural attractions in Morocco.
Ouzoud Falls Day Trip From Marrakech
Here’s a detailed description of what you can expect from this day trip:
Departure from Marrakech: Your day begins with an early morning pick-up from your accommodation in Marrakech. You will be traveling in a comfortable vehicle with a knowledgeable local guide who will accompany you throughout the day.
Scenic Drive: The journey from Marrakech to Ouzoud Falls takes approximately 3 to 4 hours. Depending on traffic and road conditions. The drive will take you through the Atlas Mountains and offers picturesque views of the Moroccan countryside. Including olive groves, traditional villages, and the El Abid River.
Arrival at Ouzoud Falls: Upon arrival at Ouzoud, you’ll be greeted by the sight of the impressive waterfall cascading down approximately 110 meters (360 feet) in a series of tiers. The name “Ouzoud” is derived from the Berber word for “olive,” And the area is known for its olive tree groves.
Your guide will lead you on a walking tour of the falls and the surrounding area. You’ll have the opportunity to explore the Ouzoud Falls from different viewpoints. Including the top of the falls, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the landscape.
Boat Ride: You have the option to take a boat ride close to the falls for a different perspective and unique photo opportunities.
Lunch: Your guide will arrange for lunch at a local restaurant near Ouzoud Falls. You can enjoy traditional Moroccan dishes, including tagines and couscous, often made with locally sourced ingredients.
Free Time: After lunch, you’ll have some free time to explore the area independently. Take a leisurely stroll, relax by the river, or visit the local shops for souvenirs and handicrafts.
Return to Marrakech: In the late afternoon, you will depart from Ouzoud Falls for the return journey to Marrakech. Arriving back in the city in the early evening.
A day trip to Ouzoud Falls provides an opportunity to experience the natural beauty of Morocco, with its stunning waterfalls and lush surroundings. The area is a haven for nature lovers, and the cascading water, rainbows, and wildlife make it a memorable destination for a day trip from Marrakech.
A 3-hour drive from Marrakech, you can discover Morocco’s highest waterfalls (approximately 110m), embark on a two-hour guided trek around the cascades ouzoud, visit one of the old mills at the top of the ouzoud falls, ride the local boats across the river, or access the bottom of the falls via a shaded path lined with olive trees where you may encounter some Barbary apes. In one of the local restaurants/cafés terraces, savor the delectable local cuisine. Ouzoud Falls is a favorite destination for Moroccans as well, particularly in the summer, since it is an ideal spot for a relaxing swim (bring your swimsuits), although it may be busy on weekends. Take advantage of our day excursion to Ouzoud waterfalls. Please feel free to contact us if you need assistance
Ouzoud Falls Day Trip From Marrakech Highlights
- Beautiful scenery during the drive (~ 2h30)
- 110 meters high waterfalls (3 streams) with a permanent rainbow
- ouzoud falls swimming
- Wild but friendly macaque monkeys encounter
- The local restaurant is hidden in the olive groves with awesome views of the valley.