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Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip & Optional Boat Ride

1. Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip & Optional Boat Ride

Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech for a full-day tour to the dramatic Ouzoud Falls, located near the Grand Atlas village of Tanaghmeilt in the province of Azilal. Following a pick-up from your hotel or riad, transfer to the Ouzoud Falls by air-conditioned minibus. Along the way, marvel at the traditional towns and typical Berber villages of the Grand Atlas, and pass through the shade of ancient olive trees as you approach the waterfalls. Upon arrival at Ouzoud, enjoy about 4-hours at the cascades to soak up nature. Look out for the monkeys, and take a swim in the crystal clear waters, or upgrade to the optional boat ride here. After a relaxing afternoon, depart back for Marrakech, with an estimated arrival of 6 PM.

From Marrakech: Ouzoud Falls Day Trip

2. From Marrakech: Ouzoud Falls Day Trip

Leave the hustle and bustle of Marrakech behind for a day as you explore one of Morrocco's most remarkable natural attractions, the Ouzoud waterfalls. Start your day trip with pickup from your Marrakech hotel. Hop inside your air-conditioned minivan and enjoy the views as you travel northeast to the village of Tanaghmeilt in the Atlas Mountains. Drive through desert hills past palm groves and old villages. As you travel, listen to fascinating facts about the Ouzoud Falls. Hear how their name translates as "grinding grain" in the Berber language and how they rank as the highest natural waterfalls in north Africa. The mountains are over 100 meters in height, offering a spectacular view. During the tour, discover beautiful green landscapes home to monkeys and birds. Enjoy lunch in a restaurant overlooking the waterfalls before returning to Marrakech in the afternoon.

From Marrakech: Ourika Valley in High Atlas Mountains Tour

3. From Marrakech: Ourika Valley in High Atlas Mountains Tour

Escape the frenzy of Marrakech in the Ourika Valley, a cool mountain getaway not far from the city. Travel by road to the picturesque village of Ourika nestled in the High Atlas Mountain Range. Experience some of the beauty of the North African countryside without sacrificing the comforts of your hotel or riad on this day trek in the mountains. Pass the village of Ouigrane on your way up a 6,563-foot peak and admire a panoramic view from the top over Ait Oucheg Valley, full of terraces and traditional houses made of stone and clay. Ourika is an archetypal Berber village, with friendly people happy to show you around. See how the Berbers live and experience some of their food and their culture as you have lunch in a Berber home. Later on, see the 7 waterfalls of Setti Fadma and the stunning Ghamt Mosque. Along the way, learn more about the area from your guide, including which plants in the area are medicinal.

From Marrakesh: 2-Day Mount Toubkal Trek

4. From Marrakesh: 2-Day Mount Toubkal Trek

On the first day, ride to Imlil from Marrakesh and begin your trek. You'll head along the Ait Mizane Valley, pass through the village of Aremd and onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. You’ll follow mule tracks into the high rocky cliffs, climbing steadily above the snow line until you reach the Toukbal Refuge. Rest here for the night. On the second day, you’ll follow the southern circle route. The climb itself is not highly strenuous, but scree and altitude changes may make it difficult in parts. Don't worry - there are plenty of views to distract you along the way. When you reach the summit, soak in the 360-degree-view. You'll see the Marrakech Plain and the High Atlas Mountains to the north, all the way to the Anti-Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert in the south.  From the peak, you’ll head back down the mountain and return to Marrakesh via Imill.

Atlas Mountains and 4 Valleys Day Trip

5. Atlas Mountains and 4 Valleys Day Trip

Enjoy a wonderful day trip to the Atlas Mountains and take an explorative day trip around the Imlil Valley from Marrakech. After being picked up from your accommodation around 9:00 AM, set off towards the Atlas Mountains for a fascinating journey of discovery. Take in beautiful views on the 45-minute drive through olive tree groves, meadows, and authentic 16th and 17th century Berber villages until you reach the village of Tnine Ourika. A lively weekly market takes place every Monday in this village, attracting people from all over the surrounding area. See fruit orchards, vegetable terraces, and villages clinging to the side of hills. Marvel at the labor undertaken by the Berbers who hoisted materials to construct small houses up mountainsides, and who worked the terraces in a hostile environment. From Tnine Ourika, you will continue your journey towards the high Atlas Mountains and Imlil Valley through authentic Berber villages and numerous cultivated terraces, heading towards the village of Tahnaout and Asni Valley. After an hour drive, reach Imlil Valley and meet your local guide for a walking tour through the amazing Berber villages of Imlil. Enjoy its gorgeous waterfalls, then savor a delicious lunch in a local restaurant before setting off on your final walk back to the village center to meet your driver and head back to Marrakech through the Kik Plateau, soaking in the breathtaking views of the Atlas and Agafay Desert.

Marrakech Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

6. Marrakech Full-Day Guided Tour with Lunch

Experience the souks and sights of Marrakech on a full-day sightseeing tour with lunch, and learn the “Red City’s” impressive history along the way. You will visit the Koutoubia, one of the most beautiful mosques in the western Muslim world. Marvel at its 225-foot-tall minaret before going to the 14th-century Ben Youssef Medersa, the largest Koranic university in the Maghreb. Continue to the Dar Si Saïd Museum in an Alaouite-style palace of the 19th century. See traditional crafts from southern Morocco, including carpets, costumes and weapons. Next, visit the lovely gardens of El Bahia Palace. Except for the apartments of the sultan's favorite concubine, the council chamber, and the wonderful marble courtyard, the palace is closed to the public. Admire the decorative Saâdian Tombs, built for Sultan Ahmed el Mansour. Continue to Menara Gardens in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, and wander among the olive trees surrounding the central lake. Get panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks in the background. Enter the intricate maze of streets that house Marrakech’s souks. Discover different quarters established by craftsmen according to a structured system, including basketwork, dried fruit, spices, Berber carpets, and more. Of particular note is Rue du Souk Smarine, which leads to Place Rahba Kedima, site of the former slave market. Sample traditional Moroccan cuisine in a beautiful setting for lunch, before going to Djemaa El Fna, the vast central square that is the traditional meeting place for peasants and merchants from the Sous region, High Atlas mountains and south Morocco. Alive with fruit and spice traders in the morning, in the afternoon it’s the turn of Gnaoua dancers (descended from Guinean slaves), who come to play music, tell stories, charm snakes and more.

From Marrakesh: 3-Day Trek to Mount Toubkal

7. From Marrakesh: 3-Day Trek to Mount Toubkal

On the first day, you will be picked up from your hotel in Marrakesh and transferred to the starting point. You will begin the ascent, passing the village of Aremd and the Sidi Chamarouch shrine before crossing floodplains and heading to the rocky cliffs above the valley. You will have a chance to marvel at the stunning views before stopping for the night in a refuge. On the second day, perhaps the most exciting day of the trip, you will climb to the summit of Toubkal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. This can be a challenging walk with some scree and high altitudes. However, the breathtaking views will make everything worthwhile. You can see from the Marrakesh Plain to the High Atlas Mountains in the North and the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara Desert in the South. You will retrace your steps to return back down the mountain and spend the rest for the night at the refuge.  On the final day, you will eat some breakfast before a relaxing walk back down the mountain to Imlil. Rest as you are driven the hour and a half back to Marrakesh. 

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4.4 / 5

based on 6,415 reviews

It was great! The driver was nice and courteous and the local guide was local and knew almost everyone there. It was very informative and definitely worth the long drive. The ice cream on the way back rounded everything off perfectly. We found it a pity that no one but us gave tips to the guide and the driver. We hope that other guests appreciate good service and may do the same. I can only speak of our experiences here.

Correu tudo muito bem. O guia era excelente, muito interactivo e divertido. As cascatas valem muito a pena. Ver macaquinhos também foi muito giro. A viagem de barco é curtinha mas muito agradável levar com os salpicos da cascata.

This excursion was magnificent, despite the journey time which may seem long, the landscapes during the trip are splendid. Activities to do absolutely

Amazing trip! We were lucky to get Zin as our guide he explained everything to us and he make the trip really fun. Highly recommend.

Une belle sortie à ne pas rater. Chauffeur et guides sont très bien et la balade de qualité. Mon ado a adoré.