What day trips can I do from Marrakech?
Day trips from Marrakech are a great idea to make the most of this beautiful country. One of the most popular trips is to the Ouzoud Waterfalls, set amidst the Atlas Mountains this three-tiered cascade is the highest in North Africa. Along your way you will see the famous Barbary apes that have made their home there. It is a good idea to hire a guide (cost is approximately 200 dirhams) when you get to the falls as they can show you around the best spots for capturing some spectacular pictures and the best places to eat.
Head to the picturesque city of Essouira, an old fishing port that is still used today by fishermen. Walk along the walled ramparts and explore the small medina to find the perfect place to sample the local fish caught that day. As the town is on the coast you will find the temperatures are much cooler than Marrakech with a welcome wind to help keep you cool.
Most trips are a full day with an early start as you have to travel a few hours out into the desert to your destination.