Ouzoud waterfalls are located near the Moyen Atlas village of Tanaghmeilt, in the province of Azilal. This place is difficult to reach if you haven’t rented a car. The slowest option is from the Marrakech Bab Doukkala station; there take a local bus to Azilal. From there you have to take a big taxi to the waterfalls. Alternatively, you can take a big taxi from Marrakech, but you need to have very good bargaining skills.
The shared day tour from Marrakech to Ouzoud waterfalls saves you a lot of hustle. The driver will pick you up and drop off and you will travel together with an international group. Your day trip to Ouzoud waterfalls will start at 8 am. After 3 hours scenic ride you will reach Ouzoud waterfalls. There, you will be accompanied by the local guide, who will show the best spots and ways down.
On the way to the waterfalls, you will see many monkeys. Watch out your sunglasses as monkeys are not shy creatures and sometimes can jump on your back. If you can’t see monkeys, looks for locals with nuts. For a small change, they will attract monkeys on your shoulders with nuts and you will get a nice picture.
The stairs down are not steep. I have a fear of heights and was perfectly fine walking down and around the falls. Down at the waterfalls, you can also have a tour with a colourful boat or simply follow your guide. Lunch is not included, the guide will show some nice places to eat. However, you are not obliged and can choose your own eating place.
Small tip, take comfortable shoes, flip flops can be not nice to walk all these stairs. In the summer season gets really hot, so don’t forget your hat and maybe even bikini.
You will be back to Marrakech around 7 pm.