Marrakesh aka Marrakech
Marrakesh is the capital of the South.
The wonder of many travelers than even with lots of tourist activity
still remains special and unique. Marrakesh was in history for 2
times the capital of Morocco and actually gave the nowadays western
name of Morocco. Marrakesh was founded in 1062 by Almoravid Sultan
Youssef Ben Tachfinand, and quickly became very prosperous and one
of the most important Islamic cultural and artistic centers as it
was expanded after the conquest of Spain by the Almoravid Sultan.
Marrakesh offers a lot to travelers and Arrahla Expeditions
recommends at least 2 full days in this thrilling town. Its famous
square, Djeemaa Elfna is one of its main attractions and is a
mixture of restaurant stands along with snake charmers, monkeys,
acrobats, fire blowers, loud live music and endless Souq gates.
Indeed a must while in Morocco.
Imilchil and Isli & Tislite
Imilchil is a small Berber village in the heart of the Middle Atlas
and its well known in Morocco for its Berber Wedding Festival where
woman choose their partners. This village as to offer from
simplicity and smooth humble Berber houses and hotels but in the
other hand, amazing mountain views and fertile valleys are something
remaining off the beaten-path to many visiting Morocco. Tislite and
Isli Lakes are without a doubt the most beautiful lakes in North
Africa and its colors change beautifully 12 months per year.
Tinerhir and Gorges du
Tinerhir is a mining bustling town that serves tourism for the
Gorges du Todra and the nearby “palmeraies”. These valleys near by
are supposed to be on the top rank in the world for the most
quantity of palm trees per square meter. Palm trees along huge
mountains and Kasbahs all the way to the breath taking Gorges du
Todra. Gorges to Todra are a fabulous Canyons and rock fault diving
the High Atlas from the Jbel Saghrou where its highest point gets up
to 300m in which you can pass right on the bottom. This pink rose
and strong ochre colored rock formation offers unforgettable views.
This city was founded in the 12th Century and it boasts now a
specific atmosphere. It is sorrounded by the walls of a castle and
in the northern areas you can enjoy magnificent views of the High
Atlas summits covered by snow. It is a city that has preserved its
medieval Berber character as well as its market where you can do
your shopping in a more quiet way than it is the case with the
majority of the northern cities.
This city of the Sousse Valley was the capital of Morrocco during
the Saad dinasty until Marrakesh was established as capital. You can
visit Bab el Kasbah, the Saad gates and the hovels.
Tafraoute is situated in the wonderful Vallée d'Ameln. This tiny
village is sorrounded by mountain slopes. At the end of February and
the beginning of March, Tafraoute and the sorrounding villages
celebrate, for several days, the almond harvest with music, dance
and singing. Southwards from Tafraoute, you can find the Oasis d'Afella-Ighir,
the Aït Mansour Gorges as well as the the tiny village of Aït
Mansour. All this fabulous region of the Anti Atlas should be
visited by no means! You will be marvelled by the astonishing
panoramique views and the many oasis scattered along the valleys
which host the Tachelhid Berber villages.
The order of the
visit changes and depends on your arrival point. If you arrive in
Marrakesh, the circuit will start differently than if you
arrive in Casablanca or in the northern border with Ceuta.
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