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Ouzoud: Morocco's highest waterfalls

Updated: Oct 17, 2023

Cascades d'Ouzoud, Ouzoud Waterfalls, Atlas Mountains, Marrakech, Marrakesh, Excursions

A one day excursion to experience a wonderful oasis in the Altas

Discover the magnificent Ouzoud waterfalls, a veritable oasis of freshness just 150 km from Marrakech. In summer, when temperatures soar, Marrakesh's residents flock to this enchanting spot. The Ouzoud waterfalls, considered to be the most beautiful in Morocco, offer a unique and splendid spectacle. The very name Ouzoud, which means "gentle" in Arabic, perfectly reflects the peaceful atmosphere of this place.

Rising to a height of almost 110 metres, this astonishing waterfall is nestled in a lush green landscape. You'll be surrounded by olive trees, bougainvillea and pleasant coolness. They are the highest waterfalls in Morocco and the second highest in Africa. Don't be surprised to see mountain monkeys playing spectator.

To reach the Ouzoud waterfalls, prepare yourself for a 2 hours journey through the bright Moroccan sunshine. But the spectacle that awaits you is well worth the effort, with the most beautiful waterfall in the whole of North Africa and a permanent rainbow overhanging the cascades.

Once you arrive at Ouzoud, you'll take well-kept paths shaded by olive, fig, almond and carob trees, which will lead you straight to the waterfalls set in lush red sandstone. There, you'll be amazed by the downpours of water that fall from the heavens to crash onto the rocks. You can bathe in the crystal-clear waters or simply enjoy the atmosphere by sampling delicious food in one of the riverside gargotes.

Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ouzoud Monkeys, Cascades d'Ouzoud, Atlas

The mischievous macaque monkeys will be watching you, ready to offer you memorable moments for unforgettable photos. The guides will take you to the source of the waterfalls, offering a refreshing walk and a chance to discover an ancient local activity linked to olive production.

The Ouzoud waterfalls are a must-see during your stay near Marrakesh. The village of Ouzoud will welcome you for a day or a night, with guest houses allowing you to immerse yourself in Moroccan culture. Our excursions are organised from the Riad, with prices to suit different budgets, either in private cars dedicated to your group. You can enjoy a day trip to the Ouzoud waterfalls, including transport, a scenic walk and a river crossing on an artisanal ferry. You can also enjoy a delicious traditional meal, with typical Moroccan dishes such as couscous and tajine. Make sure you're well shod for the trail to the waterfalls, and don't forget to bring your swimming costume for this unique experience.

📍 where to find the Ouzoud Waterfalls: click here for location


Renowned for its warm and pleasant setting and its proximity to the city's major attractions, Riad Dar Chacha allows you to fully enjoy the Marrakech experience.

Our Riad, located in the heart of the medina, offers you the best services in accommodation and catering.

For an authentic and exotic experience in Marrakech, choose Riad Dar Chacha.

Nestled in the heart of the old city, our Riad offers a peaceful atmosphere to recharge and relax.

With its 150 m2 garden-terrace, our Riad is ideally located to visit all the historical places of the medina. Our friendly and helpful staff is dedicated to your well-being and will make your stay unforgettable.

Choose the comfort and charm of our Riad for a memorable experience in Marrakesh.

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