Cascades d’Ouzoud

Ouzoud Waterfalls (Cascades d’Ouzoud)


A Day Trip and Lunch at a local restaurant

Ourika Valley

This journey out is very popular. Many times the driver will stop off en-route and take you to meet a local Berber house, where you gain an insight into how the indigenous people live. Do not be surprised if there are cattle and livestock in the living space (Central heating). The Cascades are magnificent and it gives you an opportunity for a scramble around in a quality outdoor environment.

The Ouzoud Waterfalls (Cascades d’Ouzoud) are 110 meters in height and are located in the Grand Atlas village of Tanaghmeilt, in the province of Azilal, 2 hours north-east of Marrakech, in Morocco.

Ouzoud means “the act of grinding grain” in Berber, this theory is 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 exist a dozen of 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” by a canyon sometimes which one does not distinguish the bottom with nearly 600 metres.

It is the most visited site of the region. In the vicinity, Green valleys, mills, orchards and a superb circuit of the gorges of the El Abid River (in Arabic, “Slaves’ River” ), are found. Many local and national associations lead projects to protect and preserve the site.

Lunch is basic but beautifully cooked in a great environment.
We can arrange transfers from Marrakech in 4 x 4 or Mercedes Taxi.