Marrakech: 3 of the Best Day Tours to Ouzoud Waterfalls

by Oliver Stallwood  |  Published November 22, 2023

Ouzoud Waterfalls are some of the most spectacular in Africa – and they are only a couple of hours from Marakesh. Here is a comparison of tours to Ouzoud Waterfalls:


According to TLC we shouldn’t chase waterfalls, but that’s not technically correct. When the waterfalls in question are the Ouzoud Falls, in the lost world of the Middle Atlas mountains in Morocco, you can be forgiven a bit of chasing. A three-hour drive from Marrakesh, plus a hike through lush greenery filled with macaque monkeys, gets to the Ouzoud cascades, a two-tier waterfall loved by poets and artists, and the perfect antidote to manic Moroccan city life. Being one of the tallest waterfalls in Africa, the 100m high falls are rugged, beautiful and mesmerizing, providing a slice of real adventure to a city break in Marrakesh. Here are five of the best tours to Ouzoud Falls:

Ouzoud Waterfalls Guided Hike and Boat Trip

If you are looking for a bargain basement trip to Ouzoud Falls – look no further. Anyone familiar with student backpacking will fit right in; it’s a case of all stuffing into a minivan and steaming off to the falls, stereo (possibly) blaring the whole way. Before you get any waterfall action, the guide leads you through the olive groves and on to an argan oil co-operative (you can’t complain, this sort of stuff definitely helps keep the overall price down) with a bit of insight into Berber culture. Then at the falls a small raft-cum-rowing boat takes you within splashing distance of the crashing water. Lunch is extra (costs around €10) and at mid-afternoon climb the stairs leading out of the valley and return to Marrakesh, probably with at least half a dozen new friends to go out with that night. From €22.50.

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Ouzoud Waterfalls Full-Day Private Trip


For something a little less raucous, splash out €70 on a private tour. It’s pretty much the same thing but just without someone regaling the group with that time they got bitten by a dog in Goa. Starting off at 8am, you’ll be meeting the local guide two hours later (you save a chunk of time not picking a load of people up) and be taken, via monkey-filled trails, to the waterfalls for free time to wander and take photos. Then it’s time for lunch (not included) and back to Marrakesh. The guides are well versed on local nature and history – all in all a very relaxing way to visit Ouzoud Waterfalls. From € 70.

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Ouzoud Waterfalls Guided Day Trip from Marrakech – All Inclusive

For a little more money still, this top rated tour ticks all the boxes. The driver picks you up form your hotel and drops you off near the waterfalls to meet a local guide. It’s not a private tour, but a small group, and it is all done in a no BS way, so you won’t be getting unscheduled stops all over the place. Lunch (salad and Berber tajine and fruit) is included, as are drinks (bottled water and tea) and it’s all done extremely professionally. This is where spending a bit more money really pays off, so you can concentrate on what you really want to see – in this case the Ouzoud Waterfalls. From €99.00.

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