Day Trip from Marrakech to Ouzoud Waterfalls, Marrakesh


Discover some of the most beautiful cascades in Morocco, the Ouzoud Waterfalls near the traditional Berber village of Ouzoud. In the local Berber language, Ouzoud translates to "the act of grinding grain." You'll understand its namesake once you see the powerful set of waterfalls dropping over 360 feet (110 m) into the El-Abid River Gorge. This excursion is a wonderful way to experience Morocco's natural beauty.

Starting early in the morning, your private driver will bring you from Marrakech to Ouzoud, which takes about three hours. On arrival, a local guide will welcome you to the village and tell you a little about the area's geological and cultural history. Then, you'll follow your guide along a fairly easy route to the waterfalls, passing through olive groves. Keep an eye out for the local monkeys of the region! As you hike, your guide will continue to share interesting stories and history. 

Once you reach the waterfalls, enjoy some free time walking around the cascades, taking photos, and absorbing the scenery. Upon returning to Ouzoud, you'll meet with a local Berber family. Together, enjoy an authentic meal cooked by the family and taste traditional Moroccan cuisine.

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Itineraries with Day Trip from Marrakech to Ouzoud Waterfalls

Marrakech, Atlas Mountains & Essaouira - 9 Days

On this nine-day itinerary, starting in Marrakech, go off the beaten path to explore Morocco's culture and landscapes. Cross the Atlas Mountains and enjoy an off-road adventure to discover Ouzoud and the country's tallest waterfalls before riding a camel to your desert camp near Zagora. Next is Taroudant, a fortified town with excellent souks that are easier to navigate than those in bigger cities, ending your stay in the laidback coastal city of Essaouira.

Morocco Mountain & Desert Adventure: Fes, Merzouga, Boumalne Dades, Marrakesh & More - 10 Days

Adventure into the rugged landscapes of the Sahara Desert and the High Atlas mountains on this 10-day Moroccan itinerary. After wandering the medinas of Fes, you'll embark on a camel trek into the sand dunes of Erg Chebbi. Traverse the Dadès Valley, take in impressive gorges and lofty peaks via hikes and guided tours, and visit some of Morocco's highest waterfalls at Ouzoud before wrapping it up amid the bustle of vibrant Marrakesh.