MARRAKECH TO OUZOUD WATERFALLS DAY EXCURSION
DAY TRIP TO OUZOUD WATERFALLS FROM MARRAKECH
Gaze at astonishment at one of the most spectacular waterfalls in North Africa with our day trip to Ouzoud waterfalls from Marrakech. The falls are simply spectacular, and one of the most marvelous sights you will ever take in. The Ouzoud falls rise high up in the sky, at 110 meters, and they cascade down hitting a sequence of rocks, delivering the effect of many waterfalls at the bottom of the cascades, rather than just one. Then nonchalant, it follows the stream of the adjacent river. The fall spills powerfully, and the locals uses its hydraulic power to function old concrete mills which grind wheat into flower.
DAY TRIP TO OUZOUD WATERFALLS FROM MARRAKECH ITINERARY
Our day excursion to Ouzoud cascades will start with a 3 hour drive north of Marrakech to the village of Tanaghmeilt in the province of Azilal. The drive along the open country is quite pleasant. We cross some mountain passes, open countryside and fields of olive trees. The falls become apparent as we get closer to Tanaghmeilt, and your first glimpse of the eminent cascades will send chills down your spine.
Once arrived to Ouzoud, there are walking paths that goes all the way up to waterfall’s edge, down to the cascade’s pools and around the river. Walk along them and enjoy the view of Ouzoud waterfall. The falls form numerous natural pools, where you could dive in for a fresh swim, or if you are courageous enough, join the locals and jump off the cliffs into the water below. You will also see the wildlife, encompassed in the sight of monkeys that roam the trees. They would really appreciate you throw them some nuts!
Enjoy your lunch at leisure at local café or restaurant, which are lined up along the base of the falls, and soak in the sights of nature’s gift to you.
End your Marrakech to Ouzoud waterfalls day trip with a drive back to Marrakech in the afternoon, and then with a drop off at your hotel or riad.
DAY TRIP TO OUZOUD CASCADES TIMETABLE:
08h00 AM: Meet your driver / guide at your hotel / Riad and depart to Ouzoud waterfalls
09h30 AM: Stop half way for the restrooms, to stretch your legs, and maybe drink a cup of coffee
11h00 AM: Arrival at the Village of Ouzoud. Meet your local guide and start your exploration of the area
15h00 PM: Meet your driver and head back to Marrakech
18h00 PM: Your day trip to Ouzoud waterfalls will come to an end with a drop off at your hotel / Riad
- Cross the olive grove plains north of Marrakech
- Admire one of the most magnificent views of Morocco
- Enjoy a day at the longest waterfall of North Africa
- Hike along Ouzoud waterfalls
- Meet the Barbary Apes wondering around
- Enjoy a Berber Tagine at local café admiring the cascades of Ouzoud as a backdrop