Day Trip from Marrakech to Ouzoud Waterfalls

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, and Essaouira - 9 Days

This relaxed itinerary takes you on an off-the-beaten-path exploration of Morocco's culture and landscapes. Explore the bustle and history of Marrakech, then travel through the Atlas Mountains. You'll go on an off-road adventure and will discover breathtaking scenery at Morocco's tallest waterfalls. Climb aboard a camel to trek out into the desert, where you'll camp for the night. Then discover Taroudant, a fortified town with great shopping and souks that are easier to navigate than those in bigger cities. You'll end your trip in Essaouira, a gorgeous seaside escape where you can relax and tuck into fresh local seafood.