Leaving the city the first 35kms we stay on the main road and then at Ait Ourir we turn in a north easterly direction and take to country roads. We are travelling in and out of the foothills of the Middle Atlas through grain and apple growing country. About 150kms from Marrakech we take a 16km diversion up to the Ouzoud Falls. Ouzoud means “the act of grinding grain” and at the top of the falls there are a dozen or so small mills still in use. At this time of year with the melting snow there should be a good curtain of water falling down the 110m drop. The waterfall is located at the southern end of a group of gorges formed by the El Abid River (Slaves river in Arabic)
Back down on the road a further 100kms and we reach one of many viewpoints looking down over the beautiful manmade lake of Bin El Ouidane.
Our 5* hotel is located right on the shores of the lake, with spectacular views of both the High and Middle Atlas. Treat yourself to a swim in the beautiful pool or a relaxing massage or a hammam before the excellent evening meal.
If you are interested in a place on a full tour contact SU to be put on her waiting list & be advised if a place comes free.