Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet

After a full day exploring Marrakech on Sunday, the next day we hit the road for a three-day trip to Morocco countryside. We rented a car (before arrival here) and left for Ouzoud Waterfalls. One thing to keep in mind when traveling on your own through Morocco – don’t rely on the GPS estimated time. Add an additional hour to your travel schedule!
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Ouzoud Waterfalls

Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet
Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet

After the busy Marrakech, we arrived in the peaceful Ouzzoud, mid-afternoon, to a foggy and cold weather. We came during the low season so the place was completely empty which was pretty cool. We wandered in nature and went all the way down to the waterfalls. The only things missing was the warm weather and the little boat that takes you under the waterfalls. Can’t have it all!  We stayed for one night at this Airbnb (clean room, friendly host and a beautiful rooftop view and 2 seconds from the waterfalls) and had the best tajines in the little restaurant next to it, cooked by super friendly Karim – the Berber with the orange turban.
The next day, we enjoyed Ouzzoud waterfalls under a sunny sky before heading to our next destination.
Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet

Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet
Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet

Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet
En route for…

Ait Ben Haddou | Ksar

“Ait” means “at”, “Ben” means “Son” so after a five-hour drive from Ouzoud Waterfalls, we finally arrived “At Son Haddou” village. After checking in our Riad, we quickly rushed to the Ksar (picture below), a UNESCO heritage, one of the most magical places to watch the sunset. We ran in the earthen clay architecture of the ancient village to make it on time.
Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet

We, unfortunately, missed it, but the after sunset sky was equally magical with ombré hues and stars showing up. We went back to our Riad, had dinner there and headed to the rooftop. We laid down on a sunbed to contemplate the immense, crystal-clear canopy of stars. It was the most breathtaking moment of the trip.

Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet
Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet

The next morning, we woke up at dawn to enjoy the sun rising from behind the Ksar.

Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet

Riad Caravane | Airbnb

Riad Caravane is a marvelous place to stay in Ait Ben Haddou. Owner Andréa was very friendly and helpful as well as the staff. Our room was absolutely beautiful (see it in my previous post!) and the entire riad was delightfully well designed by Andréa. I would definitely recommend it to all of you! See more in the pictures below.

Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet

The rooftop

Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet
Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet

Lily and Lionel Dress

Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet

Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet
Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet
Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet

On the road again with the sun and warm weather back!
Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet

Next stop…

Telouet | Kasbah

The next morning we took the former Caravan route to reach back Marrakesh where we passed by so many cute villages with pastel doors contrasting the terracotta houses.
On our way, we stopped for lunch at Telouet, a Berber village also known for the famous Kasbah (= fortress) of Pasha el Glaoui. From the outside, it looks like ruins and it doesn’t look like it’s worth visiting it. Seriously, DO visit it! The inside is gorgeous, plus we had a personalized and very interesting guided tour with Rachid Baraka (he speaks french, English, Spanish and knows everything from historical facts to the architecture!)

Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet

Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet
Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet

Tiles, Tiles! Endless tiles in Telouet Kasbah!

Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet
Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet

Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet

During the road trip, I was amazed by the diversity of the Moroccan landscapes. We drove past a colorful scenery of red dirt, green forests, and snowy mountains.
The itinerary stops here, but I hope I will be able to continue it one day soon. We have in mind Zagora and Chefchaouen for the next time. Which city would you recommend?

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11 comments on “Morocco Itinerary Part II // Ouzoud Waterfalls, Ait Ben Haddou, Telouet {+Vlog}”

  1. Morocco is one of the most desired destinations in my bucket list, and after reading your article, is moved to the second position after Italy. I love the pictures, and the way you tell us about your experience. Truly inspirational!

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