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Ouzoud Falls is the collective name for several tall waterfalls that empty into the El-Abid River gorge. This popular tourism destination is located near the Moyen 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.
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 are found. Many local and national associations lead projects to protect and preserve the site.
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After breakfast at your hotel, then departure from your hotel to Ouzoud Waterfalls to discover one of the most spectacular sights in Morocco. Located in a lush valley, within friendly Berber village are three beautiful tiered waterfalls with a series of spectacular wide to narrow plunges that drop 110m into the river below.
Trek along the river up to the caves or Gorges of Oued el- Abid or stay close by and enjoy the natural scenery. Take pictures to capture the essence of beautiful cataracts and the rainbows that often appear near the bottom of the falls. In the summertime, enjoy a picnic and mingle with Marrakech that frequent this peaceful area on the weekends.
Lunch at one of the delicious restaurants in Ouzoud Waterfalls surrounded by lime-trees or enjoy Moroccan specialties and fresh-squeezed orange juice at one of the many cafes along the terraces on the path to the falls.
After lunch relaxes in a tent or straw hut located by the fresh pools. Take a swim in the refreshing water or stroll through the network of great paths leading to the basins below the cascades.
Other memorable hikes include exploring the underground passages by the Berber village sited on the slopes of wooded hills.
Enjoy the fresh smell of the pomegranate trees and oak trees. Keep an eye out for the Barbary apes that sometimes make an appearance before the sun sets to drink from the river.
After a fantastic day trip in Ouzoud Waterfalls, You will take the road back to Marrakech, drop off in your accommodation, end of service.