Private Day Trip From Marrakech To Ouzoud Waterfalls

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Private Day Trip the Best Waterfalls in North Africa: Ouzoud Falls

Spend a lovely day out of Marrakech on a day trip to Ouzoud waterfalls, one of Morocco’s most peculiar and fascinating falls. This Marrakech to Ouzoud falls tour will take you deep into the beautiful Atlas Mountains to show you the highest cascades in North Africa, which rise to 110 meters.

Here are the Private Marrakech to Ouzoud Falls Day Tour Highlights

  • Drive across the Tadla plains full of Olive groves.
  • Enjoy the picture-postcard views of Ouzoud waterfalls.
  • Walk down the unspoiled alleyway to river.
  • Take photos of Barbary apes playing around the bushes.
  • Treat yourself to a delicious Berber Tagine with the splendid view of the falls as a backdrop.

Marrakech to Ouzoud Day Trip Itinerary

  • Marrakech → Ouzoud Waterfalls

    Our day trip to Ouzoud waterfalls starts with a 3-hour drive through the picturesque Atlas Mountains. The falls are located north of Marrakech, in the village of Tanaghmeilt, in the province of Azilal.
    On our way to Ouzoud waterfalls, we will drive past vast fields of olive trees, and as we get closer, the falls will become visible from a distance- this view alone is rather spectacular!
    When we arrive at Ouzoud falls, you will notice that the walking paths extend up towards the falls and around the water streams below. you can also go for a swim in the natural swimming pools of the Ouzoud Cascade, or if you are brave enough, you can join the locals and jump off the high cliffs into the water.
    After a pleasant morning, enjoy a Moroccan lunch at your leisure in one of the local cafes or restaurants situated in the sheltering bosom of the Ouzoud Falls.
    Conclude your Marrakech to Ouzoud waterfalls day trip with a drive back to Marrakech, where our driver will drop you off at your hotel or riad.

Ouzoud Falls Day Trip from Marrakech Prices

Number of Participants: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7-9 10-13 14-17
Price per person: 195€ 125€ 95€ 85€ 75€ 65€ 55€ 45€ 35€
Number of Participants: Price per person:
1 195€
2 125€
3 95€
4 85€
5 75€
6 65€
7-9 55€
10-13 45€
14-17 35€

Included

  • A/C modern vehicle driven by an English speaking driver.
  • Pick up and drop off at your Marrakech hotel/riad.
  • Local guide in Ouzoud waterfalls.

Not included

  • Lunch & beverages.

Tour Map

Frequently Asked Questions

"Distance from Marrakech to Ouzoud Falls: How Far is the Journey?

Nestled 157.5 kilometers northeast of Marrakech, the Ouzoud waterfalls offer a scenic escape into nature. The journey to these captivating falls, taking approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes, winds along routes N8 and R208. This road trip presents an excellent opportunity to experience the diverse landscapes of Morocco, leading you to one of its most splendid natural attractions.

Swimming at Ouzoud Waterfalls: Is It Possible?

Yes, you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the tranquil ponds at the base of the Ouzoud Waterfalls. However, it is crucial to exercise your own discretion and ensure that the current conditions are safe. The natural pools nestled at the foot of these majestic falls offer a unique and invigorating experience, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of one of Morocco’s most renowned natural wonders. Always prioritize safety and be mindful of the water currents when deciding to take a dip in these inviting waters.

Weather and Climate at Ouzoud Falls: What to Expect?

The Ouzoud waterfalls, perched at an elevation of 785 meters above sea level, experience a mild climate with an average temperature hovering around 18°C. This idyllic location sees most of its rainfall during the winter months, while spring showers are a rare occurrence. Summers at Ouzoud are typically dry, characterized by sparse summer showers, creating an ideal environment for visitors to enjoy the natural beauty and serenity of the falls. Whether you’re planning a visit in the cooler, rainier months or the warm, dry summer, Ouzoud Falls offers a pleasant climate year-round for an enjoyable experience.

What Are the lunch Options at Ouzoud Waterfalls? Are There Cafes and Restaurants Available?

Ouzoud Waterfalls boasts a variety of cafes and restaurants, primarily situated along the pathway leading down to the pools at the base of the cascades. These dining spots offer a taste of local cuisine, featuring traditional Berber Tagines and Moroccan Salads. While the ambiance is modest and rustic, it perfectly complements the natural surroundings, providing diners with spectacular views of the falls. These eateries offer a delightful culinary experience, allowing you to savor authentic Moroccan flavors while immersed in the stunning landscape of Ouzoud.

Presence of Monkeys at Ouzoud Waterfalls: Can You See Them?

Yes, at Ouzoud Waterfalls, you’ll have the opportunity to encounter various Barbary macaques during your trek down to the falls. These monkeys are known for their friendly nature and often approach visitors, hoping for a snack. For a more engaging experience with them, consider purchasing some nuts from a local store – these are a favorite treat for the monkeys! This interaction adds a unique and memorable aspect to your visit to Ouzoud Waterfalls, allowing you to closely observe and enjoy the local wildlife.

Appropriate Attire for Visiting Ouzoud Cascade: What Should You Wear?

When planning your excursion to Ouzoud Falls, it’s essential to dress appropriately for a comfortable experience. Good, comfortable walking shoes are crucial for navigating the terrain. For visits in the winter season, a warm and waterproof jumper is recommended to keep you cozy and dry. In contrast, summer visits to Ouzoud Cascade call for light clothing to stay cool in the hot and sunny weather. Don’t forget to bring a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen to protect yourself from the sun’s rays, ensuring a pleasant and safe adventure at the falls.

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Einar Lindström

Couple Traveller

What an incredible day we experienced! We booked the tour with Marrakech Desert Trips, They kept us well informed and even checked in after we returned to make sure we had a great time. Our friendly driver, Hassan, who had taken us on a tour just two days before, accompanied us. While there’s a fair amount of walking involved, you can go at your own pace. We walked down to the base of the waterfalls and paid 20 dirhams per person for a boat ride, which was a lot of fun. Afterward, we leisurely made our way back up, taking a break halfway for a delicious three-course meal that cost 100 dirhams per person. It was absolutely worth it. At the top, we even got to see some monkeys. We absolutely adored this excursion!

August 29, 2023

Jari Nieminen

Family Traveller

This journey is an absolute essential for anyone visiting Morocco. We joined Marrakech Desert Trips for this adventure, and let me tell you, they’re an incredible company. They prioritized our safety and comfort, making us feel entirely at ease. Our driver, Mohamed, was a delight. He made us feel comfortable from the start, and my kids absolutely adored him. The entire experience, from the moment we were picked up to the time we were dropped off, was fantastic. The Ouzoud Waterfalls are an absolute must-see. They are breathtaking, and the monkeys there are a sight to behold. When we visited, it wasn’t crowded at all. The walk down to the base of the waterfall was delightful, and our guide was knowledgeable and responsive, answering all our questions and sharing fascinating facts. Lunch at the restaurant with a view of the waterfall was exquisite. Every single one of us enjoyed our meal to the last bite. The boat ride, priced at just 20 dirhams per person, is worth it. The views from the water are simply stunning. This experience should definitely be on everyone’s bucket list.

August 27, 2023

Daxton Holloway

Couple Traveller

This journey to the Falls was truly amazing and is a definite must-do when in Marrakesh! The guides on the tour are incredible and incredibly friendly. They take care of you every step of the journey and make sure you’re thoroughly entertained throughout. The transportation is exceptionally clean and comfortable as well!

August 24, 2023

Maximiano Silva

Family Traveller

The journey from Marrakech to Ouzoud offers stunning landscapes. The waterfalls themselves are truly exceptional, reaching a height of 110 meters, making them the second tallest in Africa after Victoria Falls. The kids had a blast interacting with the monkeys there. Our driver, Ali, was not only friendly but also provided us with many insights into local life. What’s more, you can stay connected with WiFi during the journey. I highly recommend Ali for this excursion.

August 23, 2023

Meera Patel

Couple Traveller

Our driver arrived on time and in a clean and comfy vehicle to pick us up from our hotel in Marrakech. We were securely transported to Ouzoud Falls, where we met our tour guide. He was a young, energetic man who pointed out birds, frogs, turtles, and, of course, endangered Barbary Macaques when we informed him we were interested in wildlife.

August 23, 2023
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