Morocco’s second-longest river is a sight of real beauty. Featuring a series of idyllic springs and waterfalls that flow year-round, a visit to the Oum Er-Rbia River is a must for any nature lover.
Things to do in Oum Er-Rbia River
The river, along with its gorgeous springs and cascades, makes a wonderful day trip from the city of Azemmour or the slightly closer town of Azrou. You can swim in the cool waters of the springs and take in the wild beauty of cascading water at various points along the river.
Ingenious locals have built a number of cafes and restaurants along the river, often using no more than stones and branches. Enjoying a lunch or a cup of mint tea in one of these humble locales is the perfect respite on a day of exploring the Oum Er-Rbia River and its surrounding area.
The nearby village of Ain Leuh is a wonderful example of Moroccan rural life and makes a great pit stop on a journey to the springs. With a weekly market and the popular Berber music festival taking place each summer, it is a small area that packs in a lot of culture for its modest size.
Getting around Oum Er-Rbia River
Most people visiting the Oum Er-Rbia River stay in nearby Azrou, a charming destination in its own right. From Azrou, the best way to get to the Oum Er-Rbia River is to hire a grandtaxi. The drive takes around one hour and is particularly beautiful with rugged countryside and remote Berber villages.