The driver picks you up from your hotel at 08 am. Then, you begin your Marrakech day trip to Ouzoud Waterfalls. The time needed is about two hours and a half stop to empty the tanks and take a good coffe to fully wake up. The knowledgeable drive keeps you attuned with an enjoyable atmosphere through local stories. Our guides are often storytellers. This day trip grants you the impression to witness the magic of the nature in Ouzoud Waterfalls. It Takes a swim and cool off at the base of the waterfalls.
Ouzoud is an Amazigh word, which stands for“the act of grinding grain” in Amazigh culture. This starts to be confirmed by the frequent mills in the region, which were used to grind wheat for decades.
OUZOUD WATERFALLS DAY TRIP ITINERARY
The day trip is an interesting one. We pass by and through the tiny village of Ouzoud. We continue to see the different souvenir, such as climbing down the stairs and past the many cafes. Just before beginning the stairs, you start to form the first view on the waterfalls, and it looks a heaven on earth.
There is a brief path to get to the base of the waterfalls. It is full of joy and more challenging though. If you are in good mood and well equipped, go for it. Fantastic views and more monkeys’ encounters are coming next in your trip. It does give the great views of the waterfalls and great opportunities for swimming activities. It is also a place to rest. In that Eldorado, small boats are there on demand. Boats have a great plus to the site especially the charm they grant.
Another type of macaque monkeys is famous here. in the main square in Marrakech, you find naked monkeys. It is humanistically helpful and naturally useful to observe them roaming in their native habitat.There are several lunchtime restaurants (not included) all of which have spectacular views.
OUZOUD WATERFALLS DAY TRIP HIGHLIGHTS
- Beautiful scenery during the drive (~ 2h30)
- Wild but friendly macaque monkeys encouter
- Local restaurant hidden in the olive groves with awesome views on the valley.