Marrakech is a fascinating metropolis that provides innumerable alternatives to discover Morocco’s countryside, seaside resorts, mountain ranges and desert areas. From Marrakech, a very nicely linked metropolis, it’s straightforward to journey to a few of the most marvellous locations within the nation, together with the “Land of the Thousand Kasbahs” within the Ouarzazate area, a trekking or rafting expedition within the Ourika Valley or a go to to the beautiful Ouzoud Cascades.
1. Ouarzazate – Tizi n’Tichka – Ait Benhaddou
The path to Ouarzazate by way of the Tizi n’Tichka Cross on the Excessive Atlas and to the beautiful Ait Benhaddou Kasbah is an astounding itinerary that provides a primary glimpse of the desert on the gateway to the Sahara Desert, in addition to an incomparable likelihood to go to the nice Kasbahs constructed by the Berber tribes who as soon as dominated the Excessive Atlas area.
One of many prime locations on this path is the UNESCO World Heritage web site of Ait Benhaddou, a powerful ksar or fortified village consisting of a gaggle of earthen buildings surrounded by excessive partitions, within the method of a conventional pre-Saharan habitat. The homes crowd collectively inside the defensive partitions, that are bolstered by nook towers.
In Ouarzazate, you may’t miss a go to to the Atlas Movie Studios, the place quite a few movies the place shot, together with “Lawrence of Arabia”, “the Mummy”, “Gladiator”, “Cleopatra”, and “the Jewel of the Nile” amongst many others.
2. One-day journey (or Rafting Expeditions) to the Ourika Valley
Heading south from 4 days Marrakech desert tours, you enter a vibrant panorama stuffed with valleys and waterfalls and advance by way of the inexperienced orchards of the Haouz plain with the grandiose Atlas Mountains completely within the background. Eventually, you’ll attain Tnine-de-l’Ourika, from which you penetrate into the stunning Ourika Valley.
Alongside the best way and on the path to Setti Fatma, you’re going to get an opportunity to admire the unusual great thing about the Berber villages inbuilt clay within the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, and hanging to the hills. There, you may’t miss the chance to go to a conventional Moroccan home, to expertise first hand the Berber conventional lifestyle.
For these looking for motion and journey, it’s potential to get pleasure from a one-day rafting expedition within the Ourika Valley. The rapids on the Ourika Assiff stretch for over 6 miles in a number of class 3 and 4+ rapids and are surrounded by beautiful pink, emerald and ochre landscapes and topped by the spectacular define of the Atlas Mountains.
3. Ouzoud Cascades
The Ouzoud waterfalls are one of the vital beautiful sights in Southern Morocco and are surrounded by exuberant, luxuriant vegetation. The cascades are over 330 toes excessive and drop vertiginously onto a number of platforms, thus projecting within the air an infinity of tiny water drops that create an nearly everlasting rainbow.
To be able to get to the cascades, you’ll drive by way of roads surrounded by stunning kasbahs on each side and throughout the olive groves of Damnate. The deep inexperienced valleys and the beautiful views of the Jbel Azoukri and the Jbel Ghat mountains might be topped with the sight of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains.