EXCURSIONS

THE MERZOUGA DESERT

Visit and discover the Moroccan desert easily
Discover the desert, it seems immediately very complicated! We say that we must be very equipped to prepare it months in advance and it takes several weeks to get there. Good news: the desert of Merzouga in the south of Morocco is easily accessible: a few hours in 4 × 4 from Errachidia are enough to join me with magnificent dunes as far as the eye can see. One can easily and sleep: Tuareg local families built small camps in the dunes to welcome visitors (it is discreet and they blend well into the landscape).

The advantage of the Merzouga desert is that it is large enough to have the feeling of being in a great desert, without being excessive and as hostile as the Sahara … much more complicated to explore. What is incredible is that from France a stay of 4 days is enough to discover and sleep in the desert. Obviously I highly recommend you to spend at least a week in the region or integrate during a trip to Morocco.

OUARZAZATE – AIT BENHADDOU

Small village between the High Atlas and the city of Ouarzazate, Ait Benhaddou is mainly known for its Ksar. Different from the Kasbah, the Ksar is a group of houses in a pre-Saharan architectural style. The wall built around this complex offered security to its inhabitants and also strengthened the community link of the village. Inside the walls, the Ksar is composed of a mosque, a public square and a collective attic where cereals harvested during the year are stored. Visitors will be moved by the magnificence of the landscape and the calm that hovers. If they can, they will linger in the evening to watch the sunset or conversely, at dawn to marvel at the sunrise! Nowadays, the village is emancipated and the residences extend beyond the fortress. It is quite curious to observe the population living without running water or electricity, but whose happiness is not absent! A beautiful meditation for Westerners …

CASCADES D’OUZOUD

Visit the Ouzoud Waterfalls from Marrakech

Are you going to Morocco? Do not miss its essential: here is how to visit the Ouzoud waterfalls from Marrakech!
Considered as the most beautiful and highest waterfalls of Morocco, Ouzoud waterfalls – which means waterfall of olive trees in Berber – are waterfalls of 110 meters high on the river – « oued » in Berber – Ouzoud, breaking on three levels in a valley of red sandstone, amidst lush vegetation.

It is an unspoilt natural site inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List, both very touristy and wild, where you can swim, camp, stroll, hike, rave about the wonders of nature at Donkeys, olive trees, almond trees, fig trees, and a flagship animation site: a community of Berber macaques living in freedom.

You want to visit the Ouzoud waterfalls from Marrakech? Located between the Middle and the High Atlas at 1060 meters above sea level, the Ouzoud waterfalls are a must-see tourist site in Morocco, near the city of Azilal, 120 kilometers from Beni Mellal and 150 kilometers north- is from Marrakech. Here is our mini-guide to know everything before leaving to visit the Ouzoud waterfalls from Marrakech!

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