Within just a short journey from Marrakech, this Marrakech to Ouzoud Waterfalls day trip is a refreshing change from the vibrant and busy red city. It is a great opportunity to see some lovely Moroccan countryside. And in the summer it is noticeably cooler and fresher.
On this excursion to the Ouzoud Falls, you will have a long guided walk to explore the area, and go from the top of the waterfalls all the way to the base in beautiful tracks with vibrant green sides. You might encounter some funky macaque monkeys roaming around, since they live in the surrounding forests.
Ouzoud or Izid in some regions means “the act of grinding grain” in Berber. This seems to be confirmed by the frequent mills in the region, that were used to grind wheat for decades.