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Go Chasing Waterfalls--In Morocco

posted on: Nov 17, 2021

Go Chasing Waterfalls--In Morocco
Source: World of Waterfalls

By: Waverly Nohr/ Arab America contributing writer

What is the Middle East known for? For many people, the Middle East can be known for the arid climate and desserts that span across countries. One thing that is overlooked is the waterfalls. In this article, Morocco is our subject, and you’ll be learning about five breathtaking waterfalls that are awaiting your visit.  

Who doesn’t love a good waterfall? TLC wrote a popular song using a metaphor of waterfalls in fact, I’m sure you know it. If not listen here.  

But anyways, Morocco is known for having some breath taking waterfalls and we will highlight just a few of them today.   

1. Source de Ras el-Maa 

This waterfall is located in the city of Chefchaouen, and is known for its cascading waterfalls. As many know, waterfalls are a result of water moving from higher to lower altitudes. With that in mind, there is no shock that these waterfalls are located in the Rif Mountains.

Go Chasing Waterfalls--In Morocco
Source: World of Waterfalls

The city that these falls are located in is known as being the blue city in Morocco, making it catch the eye of any tourists visiting Morocco. As pictured, tourists gather around the waterfall and admire its beauty. A structure was actually built with the waterfalls going through it, so this one is a very easy one to be able to visit. It’s lack of obscurity makes it the perfect place for someone passing through Chefchaouen and hoping for a quick peek. 

2. Cascades D’Ouzoud

Go Chasing Waterfalls--In Morocco
Source: World of Waterfalls

This waterfall is located in the high atlas mountains in the azilal province. This is a bug waterfall, reaching over 100 meters in height, 110 meters to be exact. You can imagine what power the waterfalls must be able to harness and an interesting fact of the falls is that “The word “Ouzoud” was said to be Berber for “grinding grain”. Apparently, a lot of the buildings that we saw while touring this Ouzoud Waterfalls just so happened to be grinding mills that probably utilized the force of the water.” According to first hand accounts of tourists on World of Waterfalls that visited Cascades d’Ouzoud. Many tourists plan to stay at Cascades d’Ouzoud for the majority of the day as the hike to get to the waterfalls can be long and steep for people who might not do this every day. Additionally, who wouldn’t want to enjoy these falls for as long as possible? 

 3. Cascades D’Akchour 

Go Chasing Waterfalls--In Morocco
Source: World of Waterfalls

This waterfall is located in the Chefchaouen Province, Morocco. This waterfall is much less of a tourist destination and requires a lot of determination and grit to see the falls. For somewhat of a lesser hike, tourists can go to the lower falls of Cascades D’Akchour but to reach the big waterfall, you’ll need a local guide to show you the way—the safest way that is. The hike to the upper falls takes around 6 hours of constant walking through rock scrambles, water, and whatever else may lie on the trail. 

Are you up for the challenge? Man can and has made many beautiful attractions for tourists, but there is just something about waterfalls that feels magical, daunting, and breathtaking. If you’re visiting Morocco any time soon consider planning one of these three waterfalls into your trip.  

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