Best Day Trips from Marrakech

Although Marrakech has numerous enchanting and beautiful attractions and interesting museums, there are also wonderful things to see and do.

Some of the most worthwhile day trips are:

Day trips

Ouzoud Falls

The Ouzoud Falls, located 93 miles (150 km) northeast of Marrakech, are the most magnificent and impressive waterfalls in Morocco.


Essaouira is a small fortified town on the Atlantic coast located 112 miles (180 km) west of Marrakesh. Find out how to get to Essaouira and what to see.

Ourika Valley

One of the most popular day trips from Marrakech is to the Ourika Valley. You will follow the Ourika River at the foothills of the impressive High Atlas.


Ouarzazate is a town located 124 miles (200 km) to the southeast of Marrakech. It became world-famous for its movie studios.

Multi-day trips

Marrakech Desert

The Sahara Desert is the world’s largest hot desert. Discover Zagora and Merzouga, the two doors to the desert from Marrakech.

How to book a day-trip?

Join a tour group

The easiest and most hassle-free way of taking part in one of these day-trips is to book an organized tour in advance. With Introducing Marrakech, you can book tours with quality cars and English-speaking drivers. Moreover, if you wish to travel with your partner, family or a large group, you can also check out our private tours:

Other options

  • Car rental: You can rent a car in Marrakech to get to these various attractions. However, keep in mind that the roads are sometimes not always very good and that you might get stopped by corrupt policemen.  
  • Finding one of the tour companies close to Jemaa el-Fnaa: If you arrive in Marrakech and haven’t previously booked a tour, you can reserve one in any of the local tour companies around the main square, Jemaa el-Fnaa. The drawback of these tours is that they are in several languages at the same time and in large vehicles that are sometimes very old. Said this, the tours are normally cheap.
  • Hiring a taxi for the whole day: This is the cheapest option. The biggest inconvenience is that the drivers normally speak very little English, the taxis are normally old and the driving leaves a lot to be desired.