Riad Elixir

Rue Bounouala, Touala Sidi Ghanem - Medina, Marrakech, 40000, Morocco
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spend some night at mountains

by zertfeshagnafo

I am coming to Marrakesh in October and I want to spend some night at mountains, I would like to know is it safe to go there alone and how can I find a place to sleep and eat. any advice wil be appreciated,
thank you

Re: spend some night at mountains

by johneh

Hi,
It will difficult, especially for food and sleeping. Also there is not toliets, only a small hole in thee ground. I went to the moutains and I have seen people ***ing in the open . I advise not to go unless you go with travel agency

Re: spend some night at mountains

by ayoub_lach

Well the nearest mountains to Marrakesh are Sitti Fatma, Moulay Brahim & Ourika, there are renting rooms or appartements, also it's ok if you have a tent, this is on October but on December you will be lucky if you go to Okaimden a very wonderful mountains where snow falls, about 1 and half hour from Marrakech.

Re: spend some night at mountains

by angiebabe

You could have a look at my Telouet tips and pages - also a bit in my Morocco page - Telouet is in the mountains behind Moroccos highest mountain pass of TiznTichka - its a stunning area to spend some time. You could go from Telouet 11km to Anmiter - contact Abdelraza as in my tip - and head on up to Tigzha. there is a days walk up and back to the Tamda lakes - thats really in the mountains but you have a gite in Tigzha you can stay in and also down in Anmiter and in Telouet and also in Tasgha - all these excellent places are off the beaten track and non touristy - quiet berber villaged area and interesting berber souk day on Thursdays.
There are enough people around the place to get what you neeed and enough space to go off on your own to still be safe.

You can get to Telouet by bus that leaves Marrakech every day about 130 pm takes about 4 hours by bus as it stops at Taddert which is interesting - but by grande taxi only about 2 hours but you would have to get off at the turn off to Telouet as the grande taxis go on to Ouarzazate. The turn off is 21 km from Telouet but usually plenty of options - either another grande taxi heading for Telouet from ouarzazate will go past which you can flag down for a lift, or hitch a ride with one of the locals, tourists or traders heading there, or the bus from Marrakech will stop and pick you up.

There are daily buses that start in Anmiter and pass through Telouet about 630-7am back to Marrakech and there are several grande taxis a day that head out to Ouarzazate which give you opportunities to get out to the main road (which is the Marrakech to Ouarzazate main road.)

I have tips in my pages of places to stay in all these recommended places around the Telouet area which was where the Glaoui rulers of South Morocco were based. Their wonderful palace is there slowly deteriorating which is well worth seeing before its no longer able to visited.
All the best.

Re: spend some night at mountains

by angiebabe

Or you might prove to be another one visit wonder!

Re: spend some night at mountains

by mhidou9

I would recommend a good and inexpensive place called KSAR SHAMA.

Use this website: www.ksarshama.com

Cheers,
Rachid

Travel Tips for Marrakesh

Jamaa Al Fna square

by johnsakura

The Jma-l-Fna is an unbelievable experience. It is a market scene straight out of the movies with snake charmers, musicians, dancing bears, acrobats and storytellers. Around the square there are numbered stalls that sell very cheap freshly-squeezed orange juice in the morning and afternoon. At night there are tables set up that you can eat at for a very reasonable price.

Fantasia's not fantastic

by Minstrelette about Fantasia Chez Ali

I was not impressed with this tourist destination. For dinner, they sit you at communal tables in a tent. That part of the evening was okay: dinner was average (soup, couscous, vegetables, and chicken), the people at my table were friendly, and different Berber tribes come in to entertain you with music and dance (this was average as well). Then you go outisde and watch the show: horsemen and acrobats and a "flying carpet". Performers looked bored and tired. I didn't blame them. This was entirely too touristy for me, but if you like Disneyland-type stuff, you'll probably enjoy yourself. modest casual

Cheap and delicious tajines

by Bigjones about Chez Chegrouni

The decoration is not very nice (neon lighting and tables on trestles) but if the weather is fine, you can sit outside on the terrace.
Food is excellent and cheap. Many locals eat there too. I tried a delicious chicken-lemon tajine and drank a banana juice.

El Badi Palace ruin

by travelmad478

This palace, built in the late 16th century, was an immense and sumptuous place in its day. Very sadly, it was demolished about a century later when another sultan decided to use its materials to build another palace in the city of Meknes. Only the outer walls and grounds remain, with just enough detail left of the pools and fountains to let you imagine what this place might have looked like in its heyday.

The Dyers Souk

by suvanki

After wandering around the various alleyways, I finally found the Dyers souk (with a bit of help from a local boy, yes he expected a tip, but he was quite helpful, and was satisfied with the few dh I gave him)

I was shown into a yard, where some hanks of wool were drying in the sun on the floor, and there were tubs of dyes. I had to be careful to avoid treading on some tiny kittens that were walking around!

A man came over and showed me the tubs, before leading me into a room, where one of the dyers showed me jars of brightly coloured natural dyes. He kept asking me what colour I thought the dye was, I thought he was trying to learn the english words for the colours, but when he mixed some of them with water, they changed colour completely!

He had some attractive hand dyed silk scarves for sale, but I explained that I wasn't buying. He was ok about this, and then proceeded to wrap a length of material around my head, before handing me a mirror and pronouncing me a Toureg!

This was a nice travel memory - just sharing some time with one of the local artisans, having a chat and a laugh, and not feeling pressurised to buy anything.

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