5 star rating: Highly Recommended 23 Reviews

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  • Location:Marrakech, Morocco
  • Duration:9 hours (approx.)

Ouzoud Falls Day Trip from Marrakech

Admire one of Morocco’s natural wonders on a day trip to the Ouzoud Falls from Marrakech. Travel into the Atlas Mountains by 4x4 or minivan, and witness the stunning, 360-foot (110-meter) waterfalls as they plunge down rugged cliffs. Take photos from various viewpoints, and, if you wish, visit the caves that house watermills powered by the falls. Watch for local Barbary apes or rainbows above the cascades, and savor lunch at a restaurant along the shaded waterfall path. This small-group tour is limited to six people for a 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

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!

Start your day trip with a pickup from your Marrakech hotel. Hop inside your air-conditioned 4x4 or 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.

On arrival, follow the path to the lip of the falls with your knowledgeable guide. Then, behold the tiered cascades that tumble from different heights down into a natural amphitheater of red-colored rock cliffs.

Absorb the roar of the cascades as you take photos, and with luck, see some of the Barbary apes that congregate by the water or one of the shimmering rainbows that form in the mists wreathed around the plunging waters.

Visit several view points to drink in the setting, and if you wish, walk down steps to the base or explore the caves where water mills are used to grind wheat grain into flour — giving the falls their name.

Having taken in the full beauty of the area, relax over lunch (own expense) at one the restaurants along the path to the falls.

Lastly, enjoy your return journey to Marrakech, where your trip ends with a hotel drop-off.

Customer Reviews

Tanveer A

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

This was the great Tour. Our Guide Mostafa was the best and we enjoyed it very much.

Myfi W

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This tour was favourite moment of the holiday. Our guide mustafa was very informative but also spoke to us about everyday chit chat so it didn and #39;t seem like a lesson! saw a lot of monkeys on the trip, I would say its a definite and the tagine at lunch was delicious and very cheap

Miss Professor United Kingdom

5 star rating: Highly Recommended August 2015

Abdul the driver was fantastic, picked us up on time. he gave us the option of going with a guide or looking at waterfalls ourselves. we chose to go with a guide called Ibrahim. He took us a different route round Ouzoud, meeting Berber women, how argan oil was made. We were allowed to sample the products and had the option to buy from them. Lunch was arranged in a secluded spot away from all the other tourists which was great. The waterfalls were amazing and quite entertaining as the locals were jumping in from quite a height. A fantastic day out and must see!

S F

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.

campbell.hill

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.

Carmen C

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.

Richie G

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

Lisa M

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

Jean Y

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.

Laurence P

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

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