Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip From Marrakech

Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip From Marrakech


In this Ouzoud waterfalls day trip from Marrakech, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the most beautiful sites in the High Atlas. This site is located about 154 km from Marrakech to the northeast of the city.
To access the Ouzoud waterfalls, leave Marrakech by the Fez road, at Km 40, and head towards the town of Demnat.
Once in the town of Demnat, head towards Tannant. You still have around 37 km to cross in the High Atlas to arrive at the Ouzoud waterfalls.

  • Duration: 1 day
  • Departure Time: 8/9 am
  • Departure Location: Marrakech
  • Tour Availability: Everyday
  • Tour Type: Private

Highlights Of Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip From Marrakech

The Ouzoud Waterfalls day trip from Marrakech is a captivating journey to the highest waterfalls in northern Africa, located in the High Atlas, about 154 km from Marrakech. The tour includes a scenic drive, a walk at the base of the 100m waterfalls, climbing steps to reach scenic restaurants, and a return to Marrakech by the end of the day. Highlights include the stunning natural beauty of the falls, the rich surrounding landscape, and the popularity of the destination among both tourists and locals. The excursion offers different transportation options, with prices starting at EUR 100, plus additional costs for a guide and lunch.

Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip From Marrakech Program Itinerary

Departure at 8:00 a.m., take the road to Fez, 2 hours drive which will take you to the village of Ouzoud 154 km from Marrakech at 1500m altitude, famous for these 100m waterfalls, the highest in northern Africa, a walk at the foot of the waterfalls is essential and then climb the 600 or so steps to reach the restaurants nestled on the banks. After lunch on site, return to Marrakech towards the end of the day.


Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip From Marrakech

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We will have to reach the Middle Atlas150 kilometers from Marrakech, first following the P24 road and then the 1811. But it will be worth it. The Ouzoude waterfalls are known as the highest in all of North Africa, with a drop of over 110 meters in a remarkable landscape.

It is in the Middle Atlas mountains that the Oum er-Rbia, the most important river in Morocco, is born; 160 kilometers long, it flows into the Atlantic, north of El-Jadida.
Among its tributaries is the Wadi el-Abid, to which the Ouzoud waterfalls belong. As with the imposing Victoria Falls, it will be almost impossible not to see a magnificent rainbow. The jump of almost 110 meters allows the waters of the Oued Ouzoud, an unstable mountain torrent like many Moroccan rivers, whose sources are 3 kilometers upstream, to reach the canyon where the Oued el flows. -Abid, one kilometer further down.

The tourist boom of recent years has made it one of the favorite destinations, not only for foreigners but also for Moroccans who happily come to spend a day of celebration there, stopping in one of the many cafes and small restaurants in the surroundings. If you arrive by car you can park on a large esplanade and continue on foot to reach the waterfalls. From below, the view is impressive with these noisy waters rushing from one bank to the other.
The foot of the waterfall is reached by a path lined with olive trees. Going up the path, we can approach the ridge and dominate the jump of the waters rushing below, the vegetation of the rock walls with a thousand shades of green, intense, soft, and take a look at the distant horizon towards the summit of Jebel Azourki (3900 meters) and Jebel Ghat (3825 meters).

FAQ Of The Day Trip To Ouzoud Waterfalls From Marrakech

The Ouzoud Waterfalls are located approximately 2.5 hours drive east of Marrakech. This distance translates to around 150 kilometers (about 93 miles), making it an accessible day trip for those looking to explore the natural beauty outside of the city. The journey itself is part of the experience, offering scenic views and insights into rural Moroccan life along the way.

Yes, Ouzoud Falls is definitely worth visiting. It offers breathtaking natural beauty as the highest waterfalls in North Africa, unique encounters with friendly Barbary macaques, insights into rural Moroccan life, and a variety of recreational activities. Its accessibility from Marrakech makes it a perfect day trip for nature lovers and those looking to explore beyond the city.


A day trip to Ouzoud Falls from Marrakech costs approximately EUR 25 to EUR 50 per person for a shared group tour, and from EUR 100 for a private tour, depending on the number of participants and included services. These prices typically include transportation and a guided tour, with extras like meals being additional.

Yes, you can swim in the natural pools at the bottom of Ouzoud Falls. The clear, refreshing waters offer a wonderful way to cool off, especially during the warmer months. However, always exercise caution and respect local guidelines for safety.


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