private day trip to Ouzoud waterfalls from Marrakech
private day trip to Ouzoud waterfalls from Marrakech
Best Day Trip Marrakech to Ouzoud Waterfalls
private day trip Marrakech to Ouzoud waterfalls, Ouzoud is the largest waterfalls in Morocco and some of the most beautiful in north Africa, they are located in the town of Ouzoud in Azilal province. They are 110 meters high and are considered one of the preferred tourist attractions in Morocco. By booking a private tour, you will have an exclusive English-speaking driver. There will be no other people in the group than your partner, family, or friends. Also, if you are numerous, you will save money.
Ouzoud Falls is the collective name for several waterfalls that empty into the El-Abid River’s (Arabic for “Slaves’ River”) gorge. This popular tourist destination is located near the Middle Atlas village of Tanaghmeilt, in the province of Azilal, 150 km northeast of Marrakech, Morocco. ‘Ouzoud’ means “the act of grinding grain” in Berber. This seems to be confirmed by the frequent mills in the region.
The bottom of the falls is accessible through a shaded path of olive trees. At the summit of the falls, there are a dozen old small mills that are still in use. One can also follow a narrow and difficult track leading to the road of Beni Mellal. While descending the gorges from the “wadi el-Abid”[definition needed] in a canyon sometimes one does not distinguish the bottom which is nearly 600 meters down.
It is the most visited site in the region. In the vicinity, green valleys, mills, orchards, and a superb circuit of the gorges of the El-Abid River are found. Many local and national associations lead projects to protect and preserve the site.
Marrakesh is the fourth largest city in the Kingdom of Morocco. It is the capital of the mid-southwestern region of Marrakesh-Safi. It is west of the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. Marrakesh is 580 km (360 mi) southwest of Tangier, 327 km (203 mi) southwest of the Moroccan capital of Rabat, 239 km (149 mi) south of Casablanca, and 246 km (153 mi) northeast of Agadir.
The region has been inhabited by Berber farmers since Neolithic times. The city was founded in 1070 by Emir Abu Bakr ibn Umar as the imperial capital of the Almoravid Empire. The city was one of Morocco’s four imperial cities. In the 12th century, the Almoravids built many madrasas (Quranic schools) and mosques in Marrakesh that bear Andalusian influences. The red walls of the city, built by Ali ibn Yusuf in 1122–1123, and various buildings constructed in red sandstone during this period, have given the city the nickname of the “Red City”Ochre City” (Ville Ocre). Marrakesh grew rapidly and established itself as a cultural, religious, and trading center for the Maghreb and sub-Saharan Africa. Jemaa el-Fnaa is the busiest square in Africa.
After a period of decline, the city was surpassed by Fez, but in the early 16th century, Marrakesh again became the capital of the kingdom. The city regained its preeminence under wealthy Saadian sultans Abu Abdallah al-Qaim and Ahmad al-Mansur, who embellished the city with sumptuous palaces such as the El Badi Palace (1578) and restored many ruined monuments. Beginning in the 17th century, the city became popular among Sufi pilgrims for its seven patron saints who are entombed here. In 1912 the French Protectorate in Morocco was established and T’hami El Glaoui became Pasha of Marrakesh and held this position nearly throughout the protectorate until the role was dissolved upon the independence of Morocco and the reestablishment of the monarchy in 1956. In 2009, Marrakesh mayor Fatima Zahra Mansouri became the second woman to be elected mayor in Morocco.
Marrakesh comprises an old fortified city packed with vendors and their stalls. This medina quarter is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Today it is one of the busiest cities in Africa and serves as a major economic center and tourist destination. Tourism is strongly advocated by the reigning Moroccan monarch, Mohammed VI, with the goal of doubling the number of tourists visiting Morocco to 20 million by 2020. Despite the economic recession, real estate and hotel development in Marrakesh has grown dramatically in the 21st century. Marrakesh is particularly popular with the French, and numerous French celebrities own property in the city. Marrakesh has the largest traditional market (souk) in Morocco, with some 18 souks selling wares ranging from traditional Berber carpets to modern consumer electronics. Crafts employ a significant percentage of the population, who primarily sell their products to tourists.
What’s the best time to travel to Morocco?
actually, Morocco is perfect for travel all year. the best time to visit the Sahara desert is The spring season that runs from March to May it is the best time to visit the desert of Morocco so that this period is characterized by moderate and beautiful weather, and Morocco knows calm rains and warm weather and is comfortable for tourism and enjoy its beauty, in this period you can visit all the cities of Morocco from the north To the south, especially in the month of May, which gives you the freedom to choose the region you want to spend the holiday. in the summer the weather is very hot in the Desert of Morocco, so you will want warm weather here on the Atlantic coast.
What Gifts and Memories can you return from morocco?
As soon as you start walking in Morocco, you will think about which souvenir to buy for yourself or for the people you love. The worry, believe it, you will be spoiled for choice. Here are some tips to help you.
Handcrafted terracotta pottery.
Wherever you go in the country, there will be shops selling handcrafted pottery items. Moroccans still use it today: they prepare their food in tagines, on terracotta braziers, and think that a real Moroccan couscous can only be served in a clay dish. You will find ashtrays, tagines-salad bowls-salt shakers, etc. There will be all sizes but the smallest are the most practical and often more affordable, The best pottery in the country comes from the city of Safi.
Clothes, hairstyles, and slippers.
Moroccan clothes are original and distinguished, Sellers usually wear them, You will be offered djellabas-Trousers-tunics of different cuts and fabrics, embroidered or without patterns. You’ll notice that the style differs from region to region. The gandouras would be a better option: there are for men and women, take the color that speaks to you, it is elegant, comfortable, and light. Don’t forget to take the slippers that go with it, you can always use them as slippers at home. Typical Moroccan slippers are made entirely of leather, so avoid those with plastic soles.
what is the currency of Morocco?
The official currency in circulation, which is used in the Kingdom of Morocco, is the currency of the Moroccan dirham, and it can be abbreviated as (MAD), and it is also the currency that is circulated in the Western Sahara region, and one dirham is made of one hundred divisions of the denomination of sub-denomination of sub The responsibility for the issuance and circulation of the currency in Morocco with its different classes and varieties (paper and metal) by the Moroccan Central Bank, and given the Moroccan currency price against the dollar, the US dollar is equivalent to the value of 9.6560 of the dirham for one dirham, according to the exchange rate for the dirham Two thousand and nineteen.
are the lunches included in Our private Tour?
the lunches don’t include in all our tours, There will be plenty of cafes on the way to the Sahara desert where to stop for lunch. Please feel free to choose on your own, or follow your driver’s recommendation if you wish.
Is it safe to travel to Morocco?
yes, Morocco is one of the safest countries in the world, you won’t afraid about anything Morocco will make you happy.
what kind of clothes are in Morocco?
Moroccan traditional dress is the group of traditional and popular garments that Moroccans have preserved and still preserved for centuries, as it is evident that they cling to various traditional garments, especially in weddings and religious occasions, whether old or young, male or female. There is no doubt that the traditional costume is an integral part of the heritage, and heritage is one of the essential elements for the construction of civilization, it is necessary for the development of civilization, as the traditional costume is a tool for defining nations and a symbol for their distinctiveness and uniqueness and is the best witness to the degree of their awareness and the diversity of successive civilizations.
Can I customize my trip?
yes, you can do it, Contact us and tell us where will you start and end, Our team will help you with your request.
What are popular dishes in Morocco?
The Kingdom of Morocco, like other countries in the region, is characterized by many of its popular dishes or those that were the product of pollination of some civilizations whose name has long been associated with the Kingdom’s name. In this report, we will know the most prominent of these dishes that Moroccans excelled in cooking.
Couscous … the food that is not missing from the table.
Morocco is famous for its barbarian couscous food, which dates back to the time of BC. Couscous is divided into two types in the kingdom: couscous with vegetables or “seven vegetables” as Moroccans like to call it, while the second type is couscous “with raisins” or “with enough” depending on the region, and is considered Couscous is the main dish on Friday, and you can only find it on the lunch table.
“Tangia” .. Marrakech food.
No one can visit the city of “Marrakech” unless it is eaten from the “Tangia” dish of the famous Jamaâ El Fna Square. This dish, which the city of “Red City” is famous for, consists of veal, ghee, olive oil, and free saffron filaments, in addition to spices. Moroccan and water.
It is the most famous traditional Moroccan dish besides couscous, which comes from the Arab Maghreb and especially Morocco, and this dish is also very common in Algeria and Tunisia, but according to many studies it is of Berber origin.
How can I access the Internet in Morocco?
The main networks operating in Morocco are Maroc Telecom, Orange, Inwi. It is quite simple to purchase a prepaid SIM card at the airport or tobacco stands in the cities provided your smartphone is unlocked. Or you can get wifi at a restaurant or cafe.
Can I visit the Sahara Desert in the summer?
Many clients request a tour of the Sahara during the months of June, July, August, and early September. If Morocco is on your agenda for your summer vacation. Do so, our vehicles will be equipped with air conditioning during your visit, including your room in each hotel. Regarding the camel trek in the Sahara, we start this activity very late, where the weather is cooler.
Do I need medication for my trip to Morocco?
You can bring it (Imodium) in case of diarrhea, you never know how your body system will react to new foods from different waters.
Can I travel with my children to visit Morocco?
Insurance! Traveling is the perfect way to open up a child’s world to possibilities and wonders. Strong experiences lead to new interests, and exposure to different cultures, languages, and environments helps today’s children to become the responsible and balanced adults of tomorrow. If you are traveling in a spacious, air-conditioned luxury car, you will have a special tour with fewer hours of driving in the vehicle, including many stops throughout the Morocco tour.
How should I dress in Morocco?
Morocco is becoming more modern than before, most of the country is used to tourists. In general, a woman traveling to Morocco should wear long skirts and dresses, jeans or pants.
What is the average tip in Morocco?
Although tipping is not compulsory in Morocco, rounding off the bill and tipping in restaurants and cafes is common practice. If you are happy with the service provided by the waiters, drivers, and other service employees, leaving a small tip of “20 DH” is a good way to show your appreciation.
Number of Participants: 1 – 17 Persons
price per person: from 29€ to 190€
Day trip to Ouzoud waterfalls from Marrakech Highlights:
- Drive across the Haouz planes full of Olive groves
- Enjoy the picture-postcard views of Ouzoud waterfalls
- Walk down the unspoiled alleyway to the river
- Take photos of Barbary apes playing around the bushes
- Treat yourself to a delicious Berber Tagine with the splendid view of the falls as a backdrop
- Duration: 1 day
- Departure time: 8:00 / 8:30 am
- Starting point: Your hotel/riad in Marrakech
- Ending point: Your hotel/riad in Marrakech
Best day trip Marrakech to Ouzoud Waterfalls Itinerary
Our private day trip 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 the distance- this view alone is rather spectacular!
When we arrive in Ouzoud falls, you will notice that the walking paths extend up towards the falls and down around the water streams below. you can also go for a swim in the natural swimming pools of the Ouzoud Cascade, or if you are brave enough, you can join the locals and jump off the high cliffs into the water.
After a pleasant morning, join the rest of your group for a Moroccan lunch at your leisure in one of the local cafes or restaurants, situated in the sheltering bosom of the Ouzoud Falls.
Conclude your Marrakech to Ouzoud waterfalls day trip with a drive back to Marrakech, where our driver will drop you off at your hotel or riad.
What's not included:
NOTE: If this Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip from Marrakech does not match what you’re looking for, don’t hesitate to Contact us and we will prepare the trip to your needs and requirements.
day trip from Marrakech to Ouzoud Waterfalls Reviews
Best 1-Day Trip Marrakech to Ouzoud
This trip is described as one of the best excursions from Marrakech. Personally, I would not recommend it to anyone. Our TUI representative told us it was a 4-8 hour day. It was a day at 10 in the morning. The coach was old and had no air conditioning. They didn’t tell us when the stops were going to be, so we sat, simmering, waiting. The toilets when we got to the waterfalls were dirty and smelled awful. Monkeys that are advertised to “feed” are completely wild and do not appear clean or safe to the touch. The waterfalls are a massive anti-climax. To get on the boat you have to pay extra. The best part of the tour was the food. (Which was pretty much the same as the food at our hotel). We were seated at a small table that had to be for 6 people, although 10 of us had to squeeze in. The last stop is supposed to be a photo stop. It really is just an asphalt road/bridge with a stream flowing underneath. Nothing worthy of a photo.
Private Day Trip To Ouzoud Cascades from Marrakech
We had a great day trip, it was also very well organized and our guide was informative and fun. He allowed us to take pictures from different vantage points and never rushed us.
I would suggest wearing a good pair of shoes as there is a lot to walk in and there are also a lot of stairs to climb.
The only unfortunate thing was that it had rained a lot the night before, so the rainwater had lifted the mud from the river upstream, making the falls looked like the chocolate waterfall at Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip from Marrakech
We had a great day at the Ouzoud waterfalls. We were with two French couples and our guide was more comfortable with French than with English. We were handed over to another guide at the falls who was fluent in both English and French. Lunch wasn’t really optional, but it was delicious. I wish they had just added the cost of lunch to the tour. The restaurant had WiFi which I needed to check in for my flight.
#Best 1-Day Trip Marrakech to Ouzoud Waterfalls – Private Tour
After our hotel pickup on time, we set out on our journey to the falls.
The driver was excellent and provided a mid-trip snack that was very well received.
Upon arrival we met our English (and multilingual) guide who took us on our guided tour.
He was very knowledgeable and gave us interesting information about the area and other local issues.
For me the stunts weren’t what I expected and I was a bit disappointed. They were good, but not great. We have been told that during the wetter times there is much more flow, so choose your time wisely.
For an additional cost, you can get on the boats and even swim in the plunge pool. So if you want to do this, dress accordingly. You can also jump (from a suitable point advised by the guide) as it is not really that deep and can get up in some areas.
They took us to see the monkeys and gave us the option to feed them if that was what made your boat float. Be careful – they are rascals and will steal parts of the tour in no time. It was always very interesting to interact with them.
They took us to a local restaurant out of the falls for lunch, which had a variety of options and was good value for money.
Finally, we went to a Berber transitional house and we were briefed on the history, the construction of the house and the Berber customs.
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