While visiting Marrakech for the first time, we were
overwhelmed by how many wonderful excursions were on offer!
We wanted to visit Ouzoud Waterfalls (the apes and views
were beautiful in photos) and this trip - although only had
3 reviews - was amazing for the price!
We were picked up around 8:15/8:30am in a car from our hotel
and driven just under 3 hours to the waterfall. We were able
to have a toilet/drink/snack break about 18km away from
waterfalls which helped wake us up a bit. We bought
ourselves a bottle of water - but so did our lovely driver,
which we thought was very kind. When he noticed us falling
asleep in the back, he even offered a neck pillow!! He also
put the air con on and apologised when he needed to make
phone calls (which we really didn’t mind anyway!!)
Once we got to the waterfalls, we were greeted by Mohammed
our Berber tour guide (price included). He was AMAZING! He
made sure to help me with the climbing up and down the rocky
steps or across the chains at the top of the view point! He
regularly offered to take our pictures at every opportunity.
He was polite, funny, kind, answered questions we had,
pointed out animals and the different fruit growing from the
trees. He couldn’t have been a better guide!
We got the boat to the waterfall - Mohammed was great at
flagging down a boat for the two of us. This cost an
additional 100dir for the both of us, but was worth it to be
closer, to get hit by the very cool mist and again the
person on the boat offered to take our photo.
I would have liked to have spent more time with the wild
monkeys and apes. We are glad we didn’t pay for peanuts as
the ape didn’t want to eat it at all. Instead some men
offered us some wafer biscuits that the ape LOVED. We gave
some money to say thank you for doing that for us, and for
drawing them out from the trees in the first place!
We then had lunch at a restaurant near where our car was
parked which had tagine, fries, chicken skewers, watermelon,
water and tea.
We spent around 3 hours at the waterfall, going from the top
to the bottom (stopping at various points for views and
pictures) and then the boat, and then walked back up.
After some food, we were driven back - again our lovely
driver bought us a bottle of water for the journey, and we
stopped off half way and bought ourselves a drink and an ice
cream. We were back at our hotel by 5:30/6pm. The whole trip
from pick up to drop off was around 9 hours.
Some key points:
The walk down is quite rocky/dusty... wear sensible shoes
that you don’t mind getting dusty. The walk back up is
easier in that the steps are more even but it is quite a
You can swim in the water at different points on the tour,
but couldn’t really see places to get changed?
You can camp at the waterfall if that’s something for you.
Have some change to offer to the locals if they’re giving
food for feeding the apes, the boat, the guide, the driver
etc and money to buy water.
Would happily do another tour with this company!