Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation at 08am and start your Marrakech day trip to the wonderful Ouzoud Waterfalls. The drive is about 2 hours and a half with a possible 15 minutes stop to empty the tanks and take a coffe to fully wake up. Your drive will keep you entretained during with local anecdotes, stories about the areas you’re passing through and Morocco’s culture. This day trip will give you a chance to soak the beauty of the nature in Ouzoud Waterfalls, taking an adventurious hike through Olive groves to the source of the waterfall, Take a swim and cool off at the base of the waterfalls.
Ouzoud means “the act of grinding grain” in Berber. This seems to be confirmed by the frequent mills in the region, that were used to grind wheat for decades.
You arrive by passing through the tiny village of Ouzoud and continue past the many souvenir stalls, start climbing down the stairs past the many cafes. Right before starting on the stairs, you will have had your first view over the waterfalls, and it will look heavingly. There is another road to get to the base of the waterfalls, more fun but a little bit more challenging, if you are in good shape and have good boots on, definitely take it, incredible views and more monkeys encouters. Not only does it give the best views of the waterfalls and good opportunities for swimming, it is also a place to relax and get calm. There are small boats that can take you on an outing. These boats serve little practical use, since it is easy to walk over to the other side. But they are there for the purpose of charm.
This is also the home of the famous macaque monkeys, the naturally tail-less monkeys that you find performing in the main square in Marrakech. It is delightful to see them roaming free in their native habitat.There are several lunchtime restaurants (not included) all of which have spectacular views.
INCLUDED IN THIS OUTING:
• Pick-up from your hotel, riad, or accommodation in Marrakech.
• Drop off at your hotel, riad or accommodation in Marrakech
• Professional guide & driver who speak your language
• Lunch in a nice terrace facing the waterfalls
• No forced shopping stops