Marrakech to Ouzoud Waterfalls Group day Trip

(1063 Reviews)

Tour Overview

Escape the busy Marrakech to Ouzoud Waterfalls, one of the natural wonders of Morocco. Take photos of the 110m cascades, dip at one of the ponds down in the river, interact with Barbary apes, and get up close to the falls on an optional small boat ride. This tour is a small group experience departing from Marrakech every morning.

Marrakech to Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip Highlights:

  • Discover Ouzoud Waterfalls on a picturesque day trip from Marrakech.
  • Capture breathtaking photos at the stunning Cascades.
  • Savor a traditional Berber Tagine by the stream, with the falls as a backdrop.
  • Explore local plant life and keep an eye out for Barbary apes.
  • Enjoy ample free time to independently explore the Ouzoud waterfalls.

Marrakech to OuZoud Falls Day Trip Itinerary:

  • Marrakech - Ouzoud Waterfalls

    Embark on a day tour from Marrakech to Ouzoud Waterfalls, starting at 08:30 AM with a convenient hotel pickup or the nearest accessible point to your riad. Travel in a cozy air-conditioned minibus with a small group of up to 17 for a 3-hour scenic drive north of Marrakech, passing through the picturesque Tadla plains adorned with olive tree farms, peaches, and apricots.

    Upon reaching the village, you have the option to meet a local guide (Optional, charges 3 Euros fee per person) who will accompany you on a leisurely downhill walk to the sources, allowing you to fully immerse yourself in the stunning 110-meter-high Ouzoud cascades adorned with a mesmerizing permanent rainbow. Along the way, keep an eye out for the friendly local Barbary apes, eagerly anticipating a treat from you!

    Recharge at local stream-side cafés with a light lunch, and take some time to relax before your ascent back to the village. Meet your driver for the return journey to Marrakech, with the day trip concluding in the late afternoon around 7-8 PM (dependent on traffic and travel season). You’ll be dropped off at your hotel or the nearest accessible point to your riad.

Tour Price

Price per person: Days of operation: Number of participants:
19 € Daily 17 Max

What's Included

  • Pick up from your hotel or the nearest accessible point to your Riad in Marrakech.
  • A/C modern minibus (no more than 17 passengers) driven by an English/ French speaking driver.
  • Drop off at your hotel or Marrakech or the nearest car accessible point to your riad.

Not included

  • Lunch & beverages.
  • Local guide in Ouzoud waterfalls (3 Euros fee per person -Optional).

Know Before You Go

  • Confirmation will be received at the time of booking
  • The descent to the falls can be somewhat challenging, as the path is uneven
  • Wheelchair accessibility is not available
  • Participants are advised to have a moderate level of physical fitness
  • This tour/activity can accommodate a maximum of 17 travelers

Cancellation Policy

  • Enjoy the flexibility of canceling up to 48 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • Remember that to receive a full refund, you must cancel at least 48 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • Canceling less than 48 hours before the experience’s start time will result in the forfeiture of the amount you paid.
  • Please note that any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Keep in mind that this experience is weather-dependent. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll have the option of rescheduling for a different date or receiving a full refund

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the distance between Marrakech and Ouzoud Falls, and how long does it take to drive there?

Ouzoud Falls is approximately 157.5 kilometers northeast of Marrakech. The estimated driving time to reach there via the N8 and R208 routes is about 3 hours and 30 minutes.

Can You swim in Ouzoud Waterfalls?

Yes, you can swim in Ouzoud Waterfalls. The natural pools at the base of the waterfalls offer a refreshing and scenic spot for swimming. However, it’s important to exercise caution as the currents can be strong, and the depth of the water varies. Always observe local safety guidelines and consider the weather and water conditions before swimming.

What is the weather / climate in Ouzoud Falls?

The average temperature in Ouzoud waterfalls is 18 °C. The falls lie 785 m above sea level. Most of the rain happens during winter and rarely during spring. However, summers are relatively dry, with very few summer showers.

Are there any Cafes/restaurants in Ouzoud Waterfalls?

Most of the cafes are located along the alleyway leading down to the bottom of Ouzoud Cascades pools. They serve Berber Tagines and Moroccan Salads. Although the setting is very modest and rustic, the views are amazing.

Are there any Monkeys in Ouzoud Waterfalls?

You will easily spot various Barbary macaques during your trek down to the bottom of Ouzoud waterfalls. These monkeys are mainly friendly and approach humans looking to be fed. However, to have significant interaction with them, you can buy some nuts at a local store, and believe me, monkeys love it!

What to wear in Ouzoud Cascade?

Good and comfortable walking shoes are a must for your Ouzoud falls excursion. A warm waterproof jumper will keep you warm and dry during the winter season. In summer, it will be hot and sunny. Light clothes, a hat, and sunglasses with sunscreen will make you comfortable.

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Elisa Müller

Couple Traveller

The waterfalls are absolutely stunning, a natural destination that’s truly worth the visit. Even though the bus journey takes about 6 hours, this excursion is definitely worthwhile! you can get there by riding for just 20 dirham per person. Our guide, Hassan, was attentive and took great care of the group; a delightful individual! Dining with the waterfall as a backdrop for 120 dirham per person was delicious, despite being at a tourist price location (where the guide directs you to eat). I wholeheartedly recommend this experience—100% worth it!

August 27, 2023

Isabelle Dubois

Couple Traveller

Great trip overall! It does take a bit of time to reach the destination, but the van had air conditioning, and there were convenient stops on both legs of the journey. Visiting in August meant dealing with high temperatures, so I’d suggest considering a cooler month for this tour. The uphill walking under the sun can be a bit overwhelming in the heat. Our tour guide was wonderful, and the food was delightful (note that there’s a cost for the food, but you can opt to bring your own lunch or eat elsewhere if you prefer). The boat trip was a pleasant addition, and you can save money by paying for it on-site. The monkeys were incredibly adorable, and snapping some photos with them was a highlight. However, be prepared for the tour to feel a bit rushed at times; for instance, we didn’t have much time to spend with the monkeys. Despite this, the tour is definitely worth it for the breathtaking scenery. Just keep in mind that if you’re not keen on walking a lot or dealing with the heat, it might be better to consider a different month to visit.

August 25, 2023

Niklas Andersen

Family Traveller

We had an amazing day on our outing! The journey was quite lengthy, about 3 hours, but we had breaks on both legs of the trip to stretch and grab some snacks. The guide was really attentive and engaging, showing genuine concern for everyone’s well-being. He made sure the group stayed together and even assisted those who were finding it a bit challenging. The terrain wasn’t too difficult; there were a couple of steep spots, but if you’re able to move around comfortably, it’s manageable. The waterfalls weren’t at their peak since it’s August, but they were still nice to see. One highlight was the option to take a boat ride, which I’d definitely recommend. It adds a fun element and offers a refreshing shower-like experience! During our visit, the water was a bit muddy due to a sandstorm the previous day. We thoroughly enjoyed the meals on our way back. We connected our music through Bluetooth and had a music request session. It added a lot to the fun. All in all, we had a fantastic day and I’d certainly recommend it to others.

August 24, 2023

Elena Kova?

Couple Traveller

Absolutely amazing! Our guide, Adil, went above and beyond to take care of the whole group in every possible manner. He ensured our comfort, provided explanations throughout the journey, and his attention was top-notch. The excursion itself is stunning; you really have to experience it to grasp its beauty. Many thanks, Adil, for an incredible experience!

August 22, 2023

Jannis Schmitt

Couple Traveller

It was a fantastic experience! Our tour guide, Brahim, was absolutely fantastic. He did a good job, although they took some turns a bit quickly, which was a little nerve-wracking for us. The air conditioning could have been better, but overall, I would definitely recommend this. Even though it was hot, it didn’t bother me too much.

August 22, 2023
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