One of the most fascinating desert tours from Morocco’s wonderful city of Marrakech is a journey to the Ourika Valley. Here, intrepid travellers can witness the Cascade Ouzoud Waterfalls and enjoy the flagship of all the Marrakech desert tours in this tour itinerary.
Ourika Valley – A Landscape That Feels Almost Like an Alien World
The Ourika Valley day trip from Marrakech is exciting, spectacular and one that will never be forgotten. Why? Because its journey breezes through the trails trodden for centuries of the Berber people, snow-capped mountain tops of the Atlas range and markets that seem unfazed by time.
It is a full day excursion that will take your exploratory dreams to a new level. Where you will witness the Houz Plains, stop at an Argan oil cooperative to see how this product is actually manufactured and witness one of the largest souks in the entire country.
The Ourika Valley day trip also takes in the quant settings of a Berber village at Setti Fatma. Notice here how the locals escape the midday heat by sheltering under the walnut trees in a splendid tranquillity.
The Ourika Valley day trip encompasses blissful walks along the stream with the backdrop of the High Atlas Mountain range, local cafes, natural sights to behold and even some Barbary apes to welcome you on the way.
The Highlight of the Day Culminates in a Trip to the Cascade Ouzoud Waterfalls
The Cascade Ouzoud Waterfalls day trip will see you ascending up into the land of waterfalls. One particular cascade will see the water cascading from a height of over 110 metres.
There are permanent rainbows and some awesome viewing platforms at the midway point of many of the falls. Here you will discover gentle rock pools at the bottom of some of the cascades, where a peaceful bathing session is ideal to cool down from the intense heat of the day.
The cascade Ouzoud waterfalls day trip will be interlude with stops at local cafes, an opportunity to toss a few nuts to the local Barbary apes and a chance to capture some of the best photographs you will ever take.
This area of outstanding natural beauty is easily the most visited and documented natural sites in Morocco. A cascade Ouzoud waterfalls day trip is just three hours’ drive out of Marrakech.
Day trips out from Marrakech do not come much more spectacular than an excursion out to Essaouira. The old town – or Medina as it’s known in Morocco – is a place of such charm, beauty and wonder that it has earned itself a World Heritage Site status by UNESCO. It is on the coast but the journey from the inland city of Marrakech is far from mundane.
It will be noses pressed to the window of your air-conditioned minibus, when we spot the Argan trees and see the goats climbing up onto the horizontal branches consuming the nutritious fruits. It is a sight so magical we’d be mad to drive on by without giving you the chance to get out, stretch your legs and take some photographs of this spectacle of nature in its most awesome and bizarre setting.