Province d' Er Rachidia Travel Guide

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Merzouga

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152,693,26

Erfoud

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24,54,11

Rissani

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83,326,1

Meski

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10,22,0

Imilchil

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8,57,0

Sijilmassa

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2,3,0

Tamtetoucht

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11,60,0

Merzouga

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7,13,0

Khemliya

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Merzouga

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  • The Quality of the Sand

    Merzouga Favorites

    There are a few places in Morocco that cater to tourists wishing to go into the deserts by camel and possibly camp in the Berber style tents.The sand dunes outside of Merzouga, near the Algerian border, may be about as far from the main cities as you can get, but the quality of the dunes is also about as good as you can get.There are closer dunes,...

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  • Ksar Bicha

    Merzouga Hotels

    A friendly, family-run kasbah, this is the favourite base to see the Merzouga dunes of the Sahara...

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  • Altered signposts

    Merzouga Warnings and Dangers

    This was a small thing but quite annoying. We were in Rissani looking for the turnoff to Merzouga. Both our map and our guide book were printed before the road between the two towns was paved, so we were a bit unsure of our bearings. We came to a major right turn, and the "straight-ahead" indication on the sign had the English version of the town...

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  • At least a sunrise or sunset by camel is...

    Merzouga Things to Do

    We were wakened at 5:00 and taken by two guides in blue robes to our camels. It's amazing how high off the ground you feel when they suddenly get up off their knees! We were taken to the edge of the dune -- probably about a half-hour camel ride -- and then led on foot up the dune. And I mean up. A very steep slope, in slippery sand, and my guide...

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Erfoud

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  • The way to Merzouga is not the piste...

    Erfoud Warnings and Dangers

    Im still reading here and there, and noticed it showing still on the new edition of the Michelin map, of which I have always recommended as the best map for the roads around Morocco, that the main road to Merzouga and therefore the desert dunes and so on as being direct from Erfoud bypassing Rissani ie the piste/rough road is from Rissani and the...

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  • Kasbah Hotel Xaluca Maadid

    Erfoud Hotels

    205, Route Errachidia, Erfoud, 52202, Morocco

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Business

  • Erfoud's annual Date Festival

    Erfoud Things to Do

    Centred around the enormous number of dates grown around here, being one of the biggest - if not the biggest - palmeraie in Morocco stretching from Er Rachidia down to Rissani, this festival is timed with the harvesting time for dates.This was the first time that Ive been in the area and to ERfoud in time for the harvest and for the festival and...

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Rissani

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  • Market

    Rissani Things to Do

    I must say, when I arrived in Rissani I was used to bargain in Morocco. I had no idea to buy something in this small village, but I liked very much to talk to an old man selling artisanat at the market. Of couse, I spent a time bargaining with him but finally I bought a second hand metalic teapot.At the market, you can buy almost everything. All...

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  • Kasbah Ennasra

    Rissani Hotels

    A nice hotel at a reasonable price to know about if you are looking for luxury on the way to the...

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  • natural scent paste

    Rissani Shopping

    at the Rissani souk - flea market Naturally scented block barsThey look like soap bars, and in Rissani, there are plenty of natural fragrances to choose from, for men and women, at the least expensive pricesMy favourite scents are amber and musk, but there are more....The Moroccans use them as deodorant & perfume on the body, as it does not...

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Meski

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  • Meski Kasbah

    Meski Things to Do

    The Kasbah occupies a strategically strong position overlooking the Meski Valley. On the long hike to reach it we realised just how difficult a place it would be to attack. Nowadays it’s mostly in ruins but when it was occupied it must have been a wonderful place to live. Kasbah’s are notorious for collapsing quickly if not maintained properly and...

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  • Hiking to Meski Kasbah

    Meski Things to Do

    The hike to the Kasbah takes you away from the crowds around Source Bleue de Meski, and passes some beautiful scenery, especially at the end of the hike when you begin the climb to the top of the ridges overlooking the valley.We didn’t follow any set route to et to the Kasbah so anyone else who does this hike may find a better path. We followed the...

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  • Meski Pool

    Meski Things to Do

    Most visitors to Meski spend their time by the pool. It’s undeniably scenic though some people might be put off by the shops and café which have developed here In response to the large numbers of visitors. The pool is fed by a natural spring from the Meski palmeries and is safe to swim in; though it was a hot day, it was still only March and we...

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Imilchil

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  • Imilchil Marriage Festival

    Imilchil Things to Do

    Historically there has for a long time been an annual marriage festival here in Imilchil where women and men in the area looking for a marriage partner can meet together, the women can size up the men and do the choosing!On the 2nd day a government official then arrives to make official the forthcoming marriage of couples who would like to get...

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  • restaurant lumiere

    Imilchil Restaurants

    we have various local meals and the is many choices to tast the local vegetables in imilchil . apples , potaetos , ognions , and fresh meat from the hight atlas mountain , chiken , or fish tagines , barbecue , and berbere salades

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  • COMPLEXE COLLIER D' AMBRE IMILCHIL

    Imilchil Off The Beaten Path

    The famous fastival in Morocco is this festival of engagement and weddings especialy in the village of Ait amer about 20 km far from Imilchil . now it's mixed with the second festival who is called : festival of top music mountains in imilchil : "festival de musique des cimes " they are usualy happened in the last week of august In imilchil not...

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Sijilmassa

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  • Roman ruins and history in Morocco and...

    Sijilmassa Local Customs

    Hi its interesting to read your question and the links that Leics has come up with. the people who have been my family the longest in Morocco, the longest time connections Ive had are from and in Rissani and Ive had quite a number of visits to Rissani and out in the desert around there not that that means I can confirm evidence of Roman presence...

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  • Circuit of ksour

    Sijilmassa Sports & Outdoors

    Circuit of the ksour around Rissani and the remains of Sijilmassa. Allen keys. Adjustable spanner(s) Screwdriver. Hacksaw. Wire citters. Pump. Presta/schrader pump. Easing oil (eg WD40) and lubricting oil. Gaffer tape (aka duct tape, yankees) String.....Let us say only that the bike I ended up hiring...and I had rejected two others before it had...

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Tamtetoucht

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  • Todra Gorge

    Tamtetoucht Things to Do

    About 15-20 minutes south of Tamtetouche is the much visited and very scenic Todra Gorges - if youve come by conventional vehicle with conventional driver you would have come up that way from the main access road of the Dades Valley road (the main road that runs from Marrakech eastward to Tinerhr, Boulmane and Er Rachidia).If youre intrepid with a...

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  • Salt mines 1

    Tamtetoucht Off The Beaten Path

    this is very unknown by tourist. Ask at the Auberge bougafer for the boy Abdel. He will take you there.Its not my picture. Someone at the hotel gave it to me.

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  • Bus

    Tamtetoucht Transportation

    You can get the bus from Tamtettoucht to Ait Hani -15 dirhamsand Tamtattoucht-Tinerhir 15 dirhams (1.5euros)Why went on top of the roof of the Mercedes van. Inside I counted more than 25 people and also on top of the roof with 3 people, there were 14 goats...It was very cold. I remember you this is the Atlas and it also snows here.

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Merzouga

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  • The Quality of the Sand

    Merzouga Favorites

    There are a few places in Morocco that cater to tourists wishing to go into the deserts by camel and possibly camp in the Berber style tents.The sand dunes outside of Merzouga, near the Algerian border, may be about as far from the main cities as you can get, but the quality of the dunes is also about as good as you can get.There are closer dunes,...

    more
  • Ksar Bicha

    Merzouga Hotels

    A friendly, family-run kasbah, this is the favourite base to see the Merzouga dunes of the Sahara...

    more
  • Altered signposts

    Merzouga Warnings and Dangers

    This was a small thing but quite annoying. We were in Rissani looking for the turnoff to Merzouga. Both our map and our guide book were printed before the road between the two towns was paved, so we were a bit unsure of our bearings. We came to a major right turn, and the "straight-ahead" indication on the sign had the English version of the town...

    more
  • At least a sunrise or sunset by camel is...

    Merzouga Things to Do

    We were wakened at 5:00 and taken by two guides in blue robes to our camels. It's amazing how high off the ground you feel when they suddenly get up off their knees! We were taken to the edge of the dune -- probably about a half-hour camel ride -- and then led on foot up the dune. And I mean up. A very steep slope, in slippery sand, and my guide...

    more

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