Experience the awe-inspiring Ouzoud Waterfalls on a breathtaking day excursion from Marrakech. Immerse yourself in the stunning Cascades and capture unforgettable moments with your camera. Savor an authentic Berber Tagine while admiring the majestic falls as your backdrop, creating a truly memorable dining experience. Explore the diverse local flora and keep an eye out for Barbary apes to add some excitement to your adventure! With ample free time at hand, take advantage of exploring Ouzoud waterfalls independently- fulfilling all those bucket list dreams you’ve had about this natural wonder!
Our day trip to the 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!
As you approach Ouzoud falls, you will see the walking trails snaking up to the falls and down around the waterfalls below. You can also take a dip in the natural swimming pools of Ouzoud Cascades, or if you feel daring, join the locals and jump off the high cliffs into the water!
After a lovely morning, you’ll have the chance to enjoy a Moroccan lunch at your own pace in one of the local cafes or restaurants near the Ouzoud Falls. Then, we’ll head back to Marrakech. Our driver will take you back to your hotel or riad, concluding your Marrakech to Ouzoud waterfalls day trip.
The Ouzoud waterfalls are located at a distance of 157.5 kilometers in the northeast direction from Marrakech. Therefore, the approximate duration to reach this destination via N8 and R208 is about three hours and thirty minutes, per estimation.
If you choose to visit Ouzoud during the summer. In that case, it is noteworthy that the temperature of Al abid river’s water would have risen sufficiently enough to permit swimming. Various pools at the base of Ouzoud cascades are available for those wishing to indulge in aquatic activities.
The average temperature at Ouzoud Waterfalls stands at 18°C, situated approximately 785 meters above sea level. The majority of rainfall occurs in winter, with minimal occurrences during springtime. Conversely, summer seasons are characterized by a scarcity of precipitation and sporadic showers.
Many restaurants and cafes offer lunch options close to the cascading waters of Ouzoud. They are situated along a pathway leading towards the base of the pools at Ouzoud Cascades. The cuisine served includes traditional Berber Tagines as well as Moroccan Salads. Despite their humble and unassuming appearance, these venues provide breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery.
While trekking down to the base of Ouzoud waterfalls, one can readily observe a diverse range of Barbary macaques. These primates are generally amicable and seek out human interaction in hopes of receiving sustenance. To foster more substantial engagement with these creatures, purchasing nuts from nearby vendors is highly recommended as they are particularly fond of this treat!
It is imperative to equip yourself with appropriate footwear, specifically good and comfortable walking shoes, for your visit to the Ouzoud Falls. In addition, during winter months, a warm waterproof jumper will protect you from inclement weather conditions while keeping you dry and cozy. Conversely, in summer, when temperatures are high and sunlight intense, light clothing, a hat, and sunglasses fitted with sunscreen would ensure the utmost comfort during your excursion.
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