Ouarzazate to Ait Bougumez valley and Ouzoud Waterfalls

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Ouarzazate to Ait Bougumez valley and Ouzoud Waterfalls, Traveling from Ouarzazate to Ait Bouguemez Valley and Ouzoud Waterfalls is a wanderful 3-day trip through the heart of Morocco, showcasing the country’s natural wonders, historical sites, and the enduring traditions of its people. This itinerary promises a rich tapestry of experiences, from the cinematic allure of Ouarzazate to the serene beauty of the “Happy Valley,” and the awe-inspiring majesty of the Ouzoud Waterfalls. Each destination offers a unique perspective on Morocco’s multifaceted identity, making this trip an unforgettable adventure for any traveler.

A 3-day trip from Ouarzazate to Ait Bouguemez Valley and Ouzoud Waterfalls guides you through the High Atlas Mountains to experience Berber life and concludes in the imperial city of Marrakesh.

At First Sight

  • Group Size 2 to 30
  • 3 days Happy valley and Ouzoud Waterfalls
  • Max altitude – Ait Hamd pass 3050 meters
  • Join In Ouarzazate
Accommodation & Meals

  • 2 Breakfasts, 1 Dinners
  • 2 Nights Hotel/guest house in HB

Ouarzazate (Google Map)

3-days excursion from Ouarzazate , starts at 8 o’clock but may be subject to change depending on the season.

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  • Pickup & drops by private car/Van/Bus/ Taxi.
  • Transport Jeep 4×4 for 3 days.
  • A highly experienced, helpful and qualified English speaking Driver/Guide.
  • 2  nights in guest house or Hotel with breakfast and dinner, 3 lunches.

  • All your standard Meals and accommodation in Ouarzazate/Marrakesh.
  • All kinds of drinks like, coke/fanta/sprite, and alcohol.
  • Travel Insurance (Essential).
  • Tips for staffs and drivers.
  • Other items not mentioned over in package included.

Highlights of 3-day trip from Ouarzazate

  • Roses valley is famous for its annual Rose Festival, usually held in May. During this time, the valley comes alive with vibrant colors and festivities, celebrating the rose harvest. The festival often includes parades, music, dancing, and the crowning of the “Rose Queen.”
  • Roses Fields: In Morocco’s Valley of Roses, farmers cultivate Damask roses in numerous fields. They use these roses to produce various rose-based products such as rose water and rose oil. The air fills with the scent of roses during the blooming season.
  • Roses Distilleries: You may have the opportunity to visit local rose distilleries where traditional methods are used to extract essential oils and rose water from the petals. It’s a unique experience to witness the production process and learn about the local industry.
  • The Kasbas in the Roses Valley represent a unique blend of historical significance, architectural beauty, and cultural heritage, making them an integral part of Morocco’s rich tapestry of landmarks.

Biodiversity and Natural Heritage

  • Geopark Mgoun, is a significant geological and natural heritage site located in the central part of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. It is part of the UNESCO Global Geoparks network, offers breathtaking scenery with dramatic mountain landscapes, deep valleys, and traditional Berber villages.
  • Ait Bouguemez valley, also known as the Happy Valley. is home to the Berber people, an indigenous ethnic group with a rich cultural heritage. The valley’s inhabitants, the Aït Bouguemez tribe, have preserved their traditional lifestyle and customs over centuries.
  • Waterfalls: One of the highlights attractions around Marrakesh. You can embark on a hike to reach the waterfall, The falls are about 110 meters (360 feet) high and are surrounded by lush greenery, olive trees, and a variety of plant life.
    Hiking Opportunities: This short tour offers various hiking trails for different skill levels. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced hiker, there are paths that cater to different preferences.
    Relaxation and Reflection: The serene environment of this part of the high Atlas Mountain provides a peaceful retreat. Take time to relax, breathe in the fresh mountain air, and appreciate the tranquility of the surroundings.

Tourism has been our hobby since childhood, starting in 1994. Over the years, we have continuously improved our experience by accompanying groups all over Morocco. In 2003, we began leading groups officially as licensed guides under Number 420. Finally, in 2018, we established a fully licensed Travel Company based in Marrakesh, operating under license number 10P/19.

This ample experience that we will share with you will undoubtedly guide you to an unforgettable tour in Morocco.

Day 01 : Ouarzazate – valley of roses – Dades valley 

Early departure from your accommodation or the airport in Ouarzazate to the Oasis of Skoura. Visit the Kasbah of Amridil, then continue to the Valley of Roses and the main town of Kelaat Mgouna, the rose capital of Morocco, where roses are used for producing various cosmetic products. A visit to a local rose cooperative is possible.

Next, continue along the Valley of Roses, enjoying the beautiful landscapes, kasbahs, and typical Berber villages. We can enjoy a short walk of about 1 hour and 30 minutes. Then, head towards the Dades Gorges along a 20 km off-road route, with an opportunity to visit the nomads of the region. We will continue our exploration and have a lunch break at a local restaurant.

Our journey through the splendid region of the Valley of Roses and the Dades Valley continues. The day will conclude with a beautiful hike through the Dades Valley, including the Monkey Fingers Canyons.

  • Overnight stay in the hotel.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 160 km/4hs 30minutes.
  • Meals: L . D
Day 02 : Dades valley – High Atlas Mountain 3050m – Ait Bougumez valley

Our day unfurls with the first rays of morning light, marking the beginning of an enthralling odyssey. Our path winds through the majesty of the High Atlas Mountains, an awe-inspiring spectacle that lays the foundation for an unforgettable tour. The journey takes a poetic turn as we explore the enchanting Dades Valley, and from there, we se off on an off-road escapade through a lunar landscape that leaves us breathless, ultimately leading us to the captivating M’goun and the Roses Valley. We head towards the central High Atlas Mountains, passing through gorges and valleys. Eventually, we reach Ait Hamd Pass at 3050m, the highest road pass in Morocco, providing a wonderful panoramic view on all sides. Descending into the idyllic Ouzighimt Valley, we find ourselves surrounded by untamed beauty. We then ascend again to the breathtaking Ait Imi Pass at 2900m, where we can enjoy another stunning view of Jebel Mgoun at 4074m, one of the highest peaks in Morocco, we head down through Ait Bougumez Valley, also known as the ‘happy valley,’ considered the best valley in the High Atlas.

where we will visit dinosaur footprints and a historic granary nestled on top of a mountain, offering a panoramic view of the entire valley. Our expedition leads us to an enchanting hike through fields and picturesque villages until we reach the village where we will conclude our day and spend the night at our charming guest house.

  • Overnight stay in the hotel.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 120 km/3hs 30minutes.
  • Meals: B . L . D
Day 03 : Ait Bougumez valley – Ouzoud waterfalls  – Marrakech

After a delightful breakfast, we set off for an enchanting hike that awaits us, weaving through fields and picturesque villages along the valley. We then recuperate in our transport, driving towards Azilal city. After a 20km, we reach the marvelous site of Ouzoud Waterfalls, selected as the best in North Africa. Upon our arrival, we enjoy visiting this particular place and walk down to the base of the falls, where the spectacle of nature unfolds in all its glory.

We take a break for a brief respite, allowing for personal exploration. Choose to embark on a serene boat ride or simply revel in the opportunity to capture the breathtaking surroundings through your lens. A carefully curated lunch, presented on a terrace with panoramic views of Ouzoud Waterfalls.

After lunch, our tour continues as we are guided to the lively Monkey Square, where playful monkeys frequent the region, offering nice moments of connection with nature. As the day draws to a close, we retrace our steps to the transport, bid farewell to the driver, and head to Marrakech. Our services conclude, leaving you with cherished memories of a tour filled with exploration, cultural immersion, and the wonders of Morocco’s captivating landscapes.

  • Overnight stay in the hotel.
  • The distance covered on the drive, 270 km/4hs 30minutes.
  • Meals: B . L
Key Facts

We’ve gathered a selection of commonly asked questions to provide you with further insight into this extraordinary tour from Ouarzazate.

Food & Water

Drinking untreated water from the taps is discouraged. It is advisable to use purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a Water-To-Go bottle) to treat your water, or purchasing mineral water as alternatives.
During the tour.

Breakfast, tea, coffee, milk, chocolate… jams, honey, cheese… bread, sometimes Berber pancakes.

Lunches usually starts with a cup of mint tea, assorted salads, and a hot dish, fruits,… (Vegetables are washed, peeled).

Dinner, starts off with soup and bread. The main course is usually rice, pasta, couscous, spaghetti or chips, with a vegetable stew (or tagine) consisting of some of the following – onion, potato, carrot, green pepper, zucchini, turnip, parsnip, green beans, and peas. There will be some meat (usually chicken, lamb or beef), however meat is not prominent in the menu. All dishes come with traditional sauces which are rarely (spicy) hot. To round off dinner, there is the usual range of hot drinks and some fruits.

Special diets

While we make efforts to accommodate vegetarians, the options may be limited at times. Unfortunately, we may not always be able to accommodate special dietary needs due to the nature of our trips and the area we visit. It can be challenging, and in some cases impossible, to cater to a wide range of dietary preferences. You may need to bring supplementary food or snacks from home if your dietary needs are specific. For inquiries about specific dietary requirements, please contact our sales team. Please understand that we cannot guarantee to fulfill all requests and cannot be held liable for any issues related to dietary restrictions or intolerances.


During this tour, the group will spend two nights in a guest house or hotel and one night in a standard desert camp in on an en-suite basis. While there are a range of high-end hotels through the cities that we visit, we try to strike the right balance of a comfortable and conveniently located base while maintaining a really good value holiday.

If you are traveling by yourself, you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. Single hotel rooms and/or single rooms are available for a supplementary cost. If you are planning on extending your holiday, additional nights at the group hotel or in a range of different hotels and riads in Marrakesh are available on request.

Group Leader & Support Team

The group will be led by a professional and qualified driver proficient in English or another language of your preference, depending on the confirmation date.


This sahara and mountain tour involves going to reach the high altitude. During the course of this tour you will reach altitudes in excess of 3050 metres. Most people will have no difficulty with this level of altitude but before coming on the holiday, we recommend you read the advice on tour at high altitude. You can also talk to one of our tour experts if you have any concerns about altitude.

Expending funds

Plan to hold around £150 per person (or its equivalent in US dollars or Euros) for tips, soft drinks, snacks, and other incidental expenses. Keep in mind that additional costs may arise for souvenirs, and optional activities, so it’s wise to budget for these separately.

While Moroccan Dirhams are not typically available for purchase outside the country, you can conveniently withdraw local currency from ATMs upon your arrival at the airport or in Marrakech. ATMs offer the option to withdraw funds in pounds sterling, dollars, or euros, which you can easily exchange at the airport. Carrying a credit card is advisable for emergencies and additional peace of mind.

Direction on gratuities

Tipping is the customary way to express gratitude to your local guides and porters. It’s important to note that tips do not constitute a part of their wages; rather, they are viewed as a personal gesture of appreciation from group members. We advise our local teams that tips are not obligatory or expected but are rather a reflection of the service provided.
It is customary for the group to collectively decide on the final amount of tips to be distributed among the guide, driver and hotels team, as their responsibilities differ. We suggest that approximately from £25 per group member would be an appropriate amount to ensure fair compensation, which you can give directly to them.

Suitcase Allotment

For this Atlas mountain tour, you should bring one piece of luggage (maximum weight on arrival at the group hotel is dependent on your international flight restrictions) and a day pack (of around 30 – 40 litres).

Please note that there is a strict weight limit of 15-20kg maximum for bags to be transferred, and no fresh produce should be left in these bags.

Internet access

Upon your arrival at the airport, you can purchase a SIM card for 1 euro, or sometimes it’s free. Then, all you need to do is top it up with an internet option, and you’ll have a connection when needed. We recommend Maroc Telecom as the company, but please keep in mind that in some places, other companies might offer better service. It all depends on the reception in each area.

Group size & Tour Arrangements

All our tour proposals in Morocco are guaranteed for a minimum of two people. There is a required minimum number of participants to ensure the trip proceeds. Once this minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from ‘Available’ to ‘Guaranteed to run

Health & Vaccinations

If you suffer from a severe allergy, kindly notify the Morocco Hike Tours Team (support) prior to your departure. While we will make every effort to assist you, please note that we cannot ensure an allergy-free environment during Your trip to Morocco. It is imperative that you carry your own allergy treatment, as ‘adrenaline auto-injectors’ are not provided as standard equipment by Morocco Hike Tours leaders and staff. Upon arrival, please inform your leader about your allergy and indicate the location where you store your adrenaline pen.

Vaccinations: It’s advisable to reach out to your physician or travel clinic to verify if any particular vaccinations are necessary for your trip.

Passport & Visa

Your passport must meet 2 requirements. It must be:

  • Less than 10 years old on the day you enter (check the ‘date of issue’)
  • Valid for at least 3 months after the day you plan to leave (check the ‘expiry date’)

Travelers hailing from the UK, US, and EU typically enjoy visa-free access to Morocco. However, it’s essential to bear in mind that visa regulations can undergo alterations. Ensuring compliance with visa prerequisites falls under your purview for this journey. Hence, we advise consulting the closest embassy or consulate pertaining to your designated destination(s), as well as any countries involved in transit or transfer.

Certain local authorities furnish information regarding the requisite visas for their nationals. To assist you further, we’ve compiled a set of helpful links below:

Washing Cloths

If you wish to have your clothes washed during your stay in Morocco, it will be possible for an additional fee of 10 Dirhams per item (underwear not accepted) and 4/5 Dirhams per item for ironing.

Getting Ready for Your trip to Morocco

Preparing with some extra physical activity prior to embarking on an active vacation is highly advisable. Enhancing your fitness level beforehand will undoubtedly enhance the overall enjoyment of your trip.
Being in good physical condition and accustomed to walking for 3 to 5 hours on consecutive days is recommended. Engaging in hill walking, incorporating both ascent and descent, serves as optimal preparation. Additionally, activities such as running, cycling, and swimming are beneficial for improving cardiovascular endurance and stamina.


Morocco’s monetary unit is known as the Moroccan Dirham. Below are some currency exchange rates, which can fluctuate daily:
– 1 Pound Sterling = 12.5 Dirham
– 1 Australian Dollar = 6.5 Dirham
– 1 Canadian Dollar = 7.4 Dirham
– 1 US Dollar = 10.00 Dirham
– 1 Euro = 10.6 Dirham.

Weather & Temperature

During this short tour in Morocco, the weather typically offers pleasant conditions with daytime temperatures ranging between 20 and 25°C, and nighttime temperatures dropping to 7 – 10°C. However, there are instances when nighttime temperatures may plummet to as low as 0°C, or even a few degrees below freezing during Winter and Spring, please remember to pack a fleece jacket. While rainfall is common in this area of Morocco, being a mountainous region, it’s wise to be prepared for occasional showers.

Plastic & Rubbish

Morocco Hike Tours does not encourage the use of single-use plastic items. We ensure that all our staff across Morocco work together to reduce this issue and educate those around them. During our desert and mountain treks, we are committed to collecting our rubbish and bringing it back to the big cities. Our footprints are the only thing we should leave behind.

Travel Insurance

To participate in a holiday organized by Morocco Hike Tours, it is imperative that you possess a valid travel insurance policy. This insurance should adequately cover the expenses related to medical treatment and safeguard the value of your holiday in case of cancellation. Prior to obtaining insurance, please verify that the chosen policy provides coverage for the activities and altitudes specified in your itinerary.

In the event that one participant leaves the group for any reason, the customer must assume responsibility for all the charges, and no reimbursement will be provided.

Season & Dates

This tour operates throughout the year and provides the flexibility to depart on any date of your preference within these months. Some roads may be closed due to snow in December, January, and February. In such cases, the alternative route is to follow via Tichka Pass.

Booking Procedure & Payment

Please select the tour that piques your interest, then reach out to us via email to initiate a discussion regarding your preferred tour and to verify its availability. Once we have agreed upon the specifics of your tour, including its duration, route, and the number of participants, we will proceed to make a tentative reservation, providing you with the dates and associated costs.
To secure your booking, we kindly request a 20% deposit, which can be paid online through a bank transfer in Euros, pounds sterling, or US dollars. The remaining balance is settled upon arrival in Morocco, payable in cash using the same currencies—Euros, sterling, or dollars—at the outset of the tour.
Please note: Should you find it inconvenient to carry cash, you have the option to settle the balance online via bank transfer a few days prior to the departure date.

Cancellation Conditions

Our Cancellation Policy:

  • If the trip is canceled at the discretion of our agency, you will be eligible for a full refund of the amount paid.
  • If the trip is canceled by you more than 30 days before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for two years (24 months).
  • If the trip is canceled by you less than one month (29 days or fewer) before the trip date, the amount paid will be retained as credit for a future trip, valid for one year (12 months).
How should you dress when traveling through small villages?

In areas with low tourist numbers (Berber villages in the desert such as in the Atlas), men are advised to avoid very short shorts, tank tops or loose shirts. The same goes for women, avoiding transparent fabrics and tight-fitting outfits. A scarf on your hair is not essential. You can try to dress in local fashion, which seems better suited to the climate.

Equipment list

This packing guide aims to assist you in organizing your belongings efficiently. It’s advisable to aim for minimal weight when packing your equipment.

Please ensure you have the following items with you:

  • Trainers or sandals to wear during your excursion.
  • T-shirts / tops / shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper during winter season.
  • Sunhat / Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Daypack 20 litres for your personal equipment
  • Sun protection (including lip sun screen)
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Camera
  • Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)

Rental Services:
Car rental: from €40, lease this via Morocco Hike Tours.

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Ait Bouguemez, often referred to as the "Happy Valley," is a captivating destination nestled in the heart of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco. Renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, rich cultural heritage, and tranquil ambiance, Ait Bouguemez offers a unique blend of natural beauty and traditional Berber culture. Ait Bouguemez Valley is situated at an elevation of approximately 1,800 meters (5,900 feet) and stretches over 30 kilometers (19 miles). It is surrounded by towering peaks, including Jebel M'Goun, the third highest peak in Morocco, which rises to 4,071 meters (13,356 feet). The valley is characterized by its lush green fields, terraced agriculture, and quaint mud-brick villages, creating a picturesque landscape that contrasts with the rugged mountain backdrop. The Ouzoud Waterfalls, are one of the most spectacular natural attractions in Morocco. situated in the Azilal province of the Atlas Mountains, around 150 kilometers northeast of Marrakech. They are easily accessible as a day trip from Marrakech, making them a popular destination for tourists looking to experience Morocco's natural beauty. The waterfalls cascade from a height of about 110 meters (360 feet), making them the tallest waterfalls in North Africa.

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