One Day Excursions From Marrakech : Ouzoud Waterfalls: Your private journey to the Ouzoud Falls begins with morning pickup from your hotel or riad in Marrakech. Meet your knowledgeable driver/guide, who will tell you tales about the region on your 85-mile (140-km) drive to the waterfalls in an air-conditioned vehicle. As you head toward Morocco’s towering Atlas Mountains, you’ll see villages, valleys, old mills and possibly wildlife along the way. Take in the stunning view when you arrive at the Ouzoud Falls, which stand an inspiring 360 feet high (110 m).
– Departure time from Marrakech at 8 am
– Return back to Marrakech at 6 pm
One Day Excursions From Marrakech : Ouzoud Waterfalls ends.
Ouzoud Falls (Amazigh: Imuzzar n wuẓuḍ, French: Cascades d’Ouzoud) is the collective name for several waterfalls. That empty into the El-Abid River’s (Arabic for “Slaves’ River”) gorge. This popular tourism 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” in a canyon sometimes one does not distinguish the bottom which is nearly 600 metres down.