EXCURSION FROM MARRAKECH TO THE OUZOUD WATERFALLS
Ouzoud waterfalls excursion from Marrakech
What to expect in this excursion:
- Visit to the Ouzoud waterfalls, the highest in North Africa (100m).
- Photo stops on request
- Several walking options
- Lunch with a beautiful view of the waterfalls: Moroccan cuisine inspired by the Grand Atlas.
Marrakech – Ouzoud Waterfalls – Imni Ifri – Marrakech
The magnificent waterfalls of Ouzoud is a popular day trip for Moroccans and tourists alike, who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head to one of Morocco‘s areas of outstanding natural beauty. The waterfalls are about 3 hours’ drive from Marrakech and are located in the central High Atlas Mountains, 150 km from Marrakech . A series of three majestic terraced waterfalls tumble down from a height of 100 meters amid lush greenery and oak trees, where Barbary apes can sometimes be spotted in the branches. Descend the steps carved into the rock to the Oued Ouzoud lined with olive trees, past souvenir stands, restaurants and cafés that provide a refreshingly cool spot for lunch. At the far end of the canyon, you can see the cascade of water hitting the river, and a rainbow often forms in the mist rising from the water. Early evening offers particularly good sunshine for photographing rainbows. On summer days, many visitors go swimming in the pools, or you can take a raft across the river and let yourself be carried away by the roar of the waterfalls.
Another remarkable natural wonder in this region of the central High Atlas is the Imi N’Ifri natural bridge. Visit it on foot on the way back, passing through the fortified medina of Demnate. Descend from the road bridge to the river in the gorge and climb over the rocks to the bridge, which stands high and cathedral-like, with imposing stalactites that are the result of the erosion of powerful river flows over the centuries. Cross the stalactite-lined tunnel and climb back up to the bridge. In the late afternoon, return to Marrakech (approx. 3 hrs.) after seeing two of Morocco’s great natural wonders.
Included in the excursion :
- Pick-up from your accommodation in Marrakech
- Transportation in comfortable air-conditioned 4*4 or minibus
- Professional English/French-speaking driver
- Entry fees to touristic places
Non included in the excursion :
- Personal expenses
- All extras not mentioned in the program.
Group of 2 people :
115 euros per person.
Group of 3/4 people :
90euros per person.
Group of 5/6 people :
60 euros per person.