5 star rating: Highly Recommended 19 Reviews

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  • Location: Marrakech, Morocco
  • Duration:  9 hours (approx.)
Escape the heat and hustle-bustle of Marrakech on this day trip to the stunningly beautiful Ouzoud Falls. Surrounded by an emerald cape of thousands of olive trees, these majestic falls plunge 360 feet (110 meters) to the ground below. Admire the falls from various viewpoints and hire a local guide to take you closer if you like. In a country known for its stark desert landscapes, these falls are a dramatic contrast and offer amazing photo opportunities.

This small-group tour is limited to 6 people for a more relaxing, personalized experience.

Highlights

  • Day trip from Marrakech to Ouzoud Falls
  • Catch sight of a macaque monkey in its natural habitat or a rainbow over the falls!
  • Hire a local guide to lead you to the bottom of the falls if you wish to explore further
  • Small-group tour limited to 6 people ensures a more intimate experience

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

You could almost forget you're in the middle of the desert once you see these stunning waterfalls! It's a bit of a trek from top to bottom but a great way to fully experience this wonderful oasis. You might even catch a glimpse of a macaque monkey among the trees!

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What You Can Expect

Ouzoud Falls Day Trip from Marrakech

Drive through the spectacular Atlas Mountains on your way to the Ouzoud Waterfalls

After morning pickup from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, travel by 4x4 vehicle or minibus 93 miles (150 km) northeast to the village of Tanaghmeilt in the Atlas Mountains, the home of Ouzoud Falls. As you drive past lush green valleys, old water mills and acres of fruit trees, your knowledgeable guide will share facts and anecdotes about this scenic region.

At 360 feet (110 meters) high, Ouzoud Falls are the highest falls in North Africa. Ouzoud means ‘olive’ in the Berber language of Morocco, so it’s no surprise the plateau above the falls is draped with thousands of olive trees. The ground below is brick-red because of iron oxides in the soil.

Follow a short path to see the magnificent tableau of six different waterfalls cascading down the cliffside. It is a refreshing and rejuvenating sight here in a land often stricken by drought. Keep your camera handy for one photo opportunity after another. In the morning, if you’re lucky, you may glimpse a macaque monkey nearby. In the afternoon sun, you may see a gorgeous rainbow over the falls!

If you’d like to get a different perspective on Ouzoud Falls, you can walk down stone steps to the bottom of the falls. Better yet, hire a guide who can show you some caves along the way.

Savor a traditional tagine (own expense) at a restaurant in the shade of the olive trees before heading back to Marrakech. Your relaxing day trip to Ouzoud Falls concludes with drop-off at your hotel or riad at about 5pm.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great place to visit! Abdul was very friendly and knowledgable about the area and surrounds and he also recommended a great english speaking guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The falls are truly amazing and the rafting at the bottom is quite unique. A good trip to do if your stay is short as it gives you a flavour of life outside the city on the drive there.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Beautiful! A sight to see....bring your bathing suit and ask tour guide to provide more time to spend at the falls.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Awesome. Everything went the way it should. The tour is really interesting and the falls are something you definitly need to see

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The best experience eve was totally awesome ..travelled during Ramadan and despite the extreme heat everyone was still so helpful and friendly , thank you for a terrific time xx

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

.the falls were excellent
Well worth the journey
Take a pillow as the vehicle was not that comfortable
Company was efficient and polite
Trip marred only by 'recommended guide' for the waterfalls...who was rude when we said we didn't want his services
Most people do not need a guide!
The views speak for themselves.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

I would highly recommend this tour. The drive from Marrekech is around 2 1/2 hours but don't let this put you off. Our driver was happy to stop if we needed to and talked about the local areas we drove through. I'd read a few reviews about not bothering with guides but once my girlfriend and I were there we decided to get one as we didn't want to miss anything and only cost around 25. The views from the top, bottom and walking around are nothing short of spectacular and the pictures don't do it justice. On route you come across some monkeys which you can hand feed and hold which was pretty cool on its own. Our tour guide spoke very good english and also took us to a local Berberer house to have a little look about.

It was a great day out and well worth the trip

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

One of the best excursions I have been to by far. Saqib and Abdul were so lovely driver/tour guides they really looked after us and were extremely helpful, be careful once arriving at the waterfall you will be welcomed by tour guides pleading to give you a tour down to the waterfall, YOU DO NOT REQUIRE ONE!!! as it's very straight forward, one way to go up and down the stairs. they will charge a lot. also always remember to bargain for everything as we did with the restaurant and also got an amazing view overlooking the waterfall, the scenery was stunning.100 recommend this excursion. The highlight will have to be lunch at the Berber house the views are just breath taking, it's so peaceful and remote.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

this tour was the most amazing experience we had on our Morocco holiday. our driver Abdul was lovely and had a lot of local knowledge, which he freely shared with us. the drive offered some amazing views and our guide explained, in very good English, about the Moroccan way of life and pointed out a lot of details and sites that we would have missed without him. the waterfall is breathtaking. it is one of the most beautiful spots i have visited so far. we had time to explore and wander about this stunning piece of nature.
the whole day trip was just amazing and we would recommend it to everyone.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2015

The guide was very informative and answered many questions on the ride to and from the destination. My friend, and two others went on the trip with me. It was a beautiful sight, and the food at the falls was some of the best we've had in Morocco. Great value!

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