Excursion à Ouzoud

Ouzoud

Disponibility : Everyday

Start from 08:30 to 18:00

 

The Best Day Trips to Ouzoud

 

The Ouzoud waterfalls are about 160 km away from Marrakech, embedded in the M’goun UNESCO Global Geopark, a vast area of high mineralogical and paleontological relevance. On the way we will drive through the Tadla plains and its olive groves.
The waterfalls are famous to be spectacular as well as the highest in North Africa, with a drop of 110 m. which produces an epic rumble and a permanent rainbow.
The waterfalls and surroundings are an oasis of lush vegetaion in the midst of the desert, and odd enough the oasis’s fauna features small and curious monkeys always on the hunt for toutist-delivered treats.
The waterfalls are a place to trek or to relax and many small and quaint rest areas dot the trekking trails and surrounding areas.

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120 € / 2 Persons

This was a great tour. We had a great guide, Hassan! If you get this tour, ask for him as he was great. Great day, wonderful sights, excellent historical experience Would do again if I came back

GERARD OLIVIER

Great and excellent experience

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THE TOP THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN OUZOUD


Kasbah Bel-Kush and Kasbah Ras al Ain

This Kasbah, built in 1687 by Sultan Moulay Ismail, is one of the oldest remnants intact in Beni Mellal. There are two mosques still in operation. The Kasbah is not in great condition though it still is inhabited, primarily low-income families. The nearby Kasbah Ras al Ain and garden of Ain Asserdoun are in much better condition and worth a visit. Inside this Kasbah is a spring and it is believed the Kasbah was built to protect this vital water source.


Ouzoud Waterfalls

Beni Mellah’s landlocked status doesn’t provide too many opportunities for water sports or seaside dining, however the beautiful Ouzoud Falls are a site to see. Ouzoud means “olive” in the local Berber dialect because of its proximity to the olive trees in the area. This area is a well-known location for tourists to visit so some infrastructure is in place to facilitate a visit. There are a few restaurants and hotels close by. The falls themselves are accessible via a path at the bottom and also a more difficult track that descends the gorges of the El Abid River. If you are staying in Beni Mellal, take note that this is an easy day trip less than two hours away.


Music and Dance of the Region

Music is a very important part of Moroccan culture, and the music and dance that is specific to Beni Mellal and the Tadla-Azlial region is especially unique. While there are Arabic influences in this area, much of the music and dance traditions are Berber. The high pitched singing and signature gyrations of dancers are immediately recognizable to this region. For the traveler who wants to experience the multiple layers of culture in Morocco, this is a must.


Festival of Moulay Aissa Ben Driss

This festival or moussem, which is held yearly in March, honors the saint Moulay Aissa Ben Driss. While veneration of saints is somewhat frowned upon in Sunni Islamic cultures, more than 600 mousseums occur yearly in Morocco. Visitors make a pilgrimage to the tomb of the saint followed by musical and singing acts and dances.


The Market of Beni Mellal

Unlike the large markets of Marrakech of Fes, the market of Beni Mellal is still largely geared toward Moroccans. This is an agricultural region and it can be seen in the offerings at the souq. Berbers from the mountains and Arabs from the plains meet here to sell their respective goods. Oranges, olives, figs and other foodstuffs are fresh and readily available. Textiles such as cotton and wool are also for sale in both raw form and woven into blankets, rugs and clothing. Wander the market and pick up items for an impromptu picnic.

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