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From Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Guided Hike and Boat Trip

1. From Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Guided Hike and Boat Trip

Embark on a full-day tour to the Ouzoud Waterfalls from Marrakech. Learn about Berber culture as you explore the land. Descend winding trails and admire stunning views of the falls on a boat ride. Begin with pickup from your hotel or riad, before departing for one of the most spectacular waterfalls in North Africa, located 93 miles (150 km) north of Marrakech. Upon arrival in the village of Ouzoud, admire views of the cascades that plunge 360 feet (110 meters) into the pool below. Follow your local guide through olive tree groves to an argan oil co-operative and learn about Berber culture.  Continue down a network of trails to a viewpoint where you can buy fresh orange juice. Board a traditional boat for a short ride on the pool at the bottom of the waterfalls. Then, enjoy a late, Berber lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the falls. After, take 20 minutes of free time to take pictures, admire the views, or explore the souvenir stalls. In the mid-afternoon, climb a series of stairs for your transfer back to Marrakech.

Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip & Optional Boat Ride

2. Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip & Optional Boat Ride

Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech for a full-day tour to the dramatic Ouzoud Falls, located near the Grand Atlas village of Tanaghmeilt in the province of Azilal. Following a pick-up from your hotel or riad, transfer to the Ouzoud Falls by air-conditioned minibus. Along the way, marvel at the traditional towns and typical Berber villages of the Grand Atlas, and pass through the shade of ancient olive trees as you approach the waterfalls. Upon arrival at Ouzoud, enjoy about 4-hours at the cascades to soak up nature. Look out for the monkeys, and take a swim in the crystal clear waters, or upgrade to the optional boat ride here. After a relaxing afternoon, depart back for Marrakech, with an estimated arrival of 6 PM.

From Marrakech: Ouzoud Falls Day Trip

3. From Marrakech: Ouzoud Falls Day Trip

Leave the hustle and bustle of Marrakech behind for a day as you explore one of Morrocco's most remarkable natural attractions, the Ouzoud waterfalls. Start your day trip with pickup from your Marrakech hotel. Hop inside your air-conditioned minivan and enjoy the views as you travel northeast to the village of Tanaghmeilt in the Atlas Mountains. Drive through desert hills past palm groves and old villages. As you travel, listen to fascinating facts about the Ouzoud Falls. Hear how their name translates as "grinding grain" in the Berber language and how they rank as the highest natural waterfalls in north Africa. The mountains are over 100 meters in height, offering a spectacular view. During the tour, discover beautiful green landscapes home to monkeys and birds. Enjoy lunch in a restaurant overlooking the waterfalls before returning to Marrakech in the afternoon.

Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Guided Day Trip with Boat Ride

4. Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Guided Day Trip with Boat Ride

Your tour begins at 8:00 AM in Marrakech as you head out on a scenic minibus drive to the waterfalls. This is an excellent opportunity to escape from the city and explore a side of Morocco not many visitors get to see. En route you’ll pass through many traditional Moroccan towns and rural villages. When you arrive at the Ouzoud Waterfalls, after about a 3-hour drive, you’ll have 4 hours to enjoy the cascades and the area’s natural beauty. Be sure to check out the wild monkeys living in the trees and take a swim if you like. Select the option including a boat ride to see the stunning falls from the water. You can walk down along the cascades, relax to the sound of the falls, enjoy a picnic lunch or visit one of the many cafés and restaurants. After a restful and relaxing afternoon, you’ll head back to Marrakech by minibus.

Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Day-Trip

5. Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Day-Trip

This shared day-trip to the Ouzoud Waterfalls from Marrakech will start with a pick-up from your hotel or accommodation in the morning. From here you will venture out of town to visit the most beautiful and highest waterfalls in North Africa (about 100-meters high). Upon arrival, you will begin by enjoying a hike in the village of Ouzoud. Feel free to explore the area yourself or with a local guide, as you cross the green valley, shady orchards and traditional water mills. You will even be able to meet the Berbers living in the mountains. After you arrive at the huge waterfalls, you will be able to see the waterfalls falling back and forth, forming a panorama of magic and rainbows. At the foot of the waterfalls, lunch can be taken at leisure in one of the local cafes that serve delicious Tagines next to the stream, complete with beautiful views of the waterfalls. Ascending to the top of the falls, you will come across families of maggot monkeys, who accustomed to tourists will welcome you in their own special way. Your day trip to the Ouzoud Waterfalls will end in Marrakech, at which point you will be dropped off at your accommodation.

From Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Full-Day Private Trip

6. From Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Full-Day Private Trip

After being picked up from your hotel in Marrakech at 8 AM, travel towards the Atlas Mountains passing through many Berber villages.  At 10 AM meet your local mountain guide who knows the region very well. Begin the hike to the waterfalls and appreciate the stunning views as you walk. Meet the monkeys of the Grand Atlas Mountains and keep your eyes peeled for other wildlife. When you reach the magical waterfalls, enjoy free time to explore and take photos. Stop for a relaxing lunch at a Berber restaurant on the passage to the falls. At the end of the tour, you will be returned to your accommodation in Marrakesh.

From Marrakech: Day Trip to the Ouzoud Waterfalls

7. From Marrakech: Day Trip to the Ouzoud Waterfalls

Depart Marrakech and journey by air-conditioned vehicle towards the Middle Atlas mountain range. Enjoy breathtaking views of the landscape as you make your way to Ouzoud Waterfalls in the village of Tanaghmeilt. Look for different plants and animals, including the abundant olive groves, apple orchards, oak trees, pomegranate trees, fig trees and more. Hike from the top of the cascades to reach the bottom, and keep a look out for wild monkeys playing in the trees. Enjoy lunch at leisure in a Berber restaurant, located along the paths to the waterfalls. Return to Marrakech at the end of a day of peace in nature and get dropped off at your accommodation on arrival.

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What people are saying about Ouzoud Waterfalls

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 5,605 reviews

we were picked up and transfered to ouzoud by driver Said. He was very knowledgable and funny. We had a great time and met also other travelers. We stopped once for going to the falls and back. The waterfalls are quite touristy and the park is not really immense but It's quite a refreshment away from the heat of Marrakech. The athmosphere is vibrant and refreshing. we had a meal for 100 dirham with entry, salad, tajine and fruit. mint tea and 0.5l water included. after that we went to watch and feed monkeys.

The trip was very long, around 3h/30 by road. The bus was really not comfortable, leather seat with a very hot season. As soon as I got on the bus, 5min later I was sweating, it was horrible, we didn't even feel the air conditioning. At one point I was really not well, I wanted to vomit. But fortunately what awaited us was magnificently beautiful. Our guide was also really good and the waterfall really beautiful, apart from the water which was not clear but it is definitely worth going.

We had a really great experience. Our guide was great, the minibus was comfortable, and I feel like I learned something about the people there as well as saw beautiful waterfalls. I enjoyed the hike as well. Our guide stopped to give people breaks at the best times and kept us moving, but didn't rush us either. I enjoyed the food at the cafe they took us to. There were only a couple of options, but it was satisfactory, and we also got fruit and the required Moroccan mint tea.

The guide was very informative and the waterfalls are beautiful! Definitely needed trainers and you get wet from the waterfall, but don’t need to change clothes. Would 100% recommend!

At the top, Mouloud our guide was great! It was a great time and the waterfall is very beautiful