The 7 best excursions to discover the south of Morocco and the desert
The South of Morocco is an indispensable destination for a magical stay in the heart of the dunes and the old Kasbah. Ready to discover the Moroccan South? We present to you the 8 best places and tourist attraction of the great South and the Desert of Morocco, to do at least once in his life. Let us then meet the desert spaces, the magic, and the good atmosphere.
1-hiking through the valleys and desert areas
The south of Morocco is the preferred destination for hikers walking through the different valleys of the region. It is a real journey through the desert to meet the locals and the most beautiful dunes of the Sahara and the mountains. The almost unreal scenery and amazing Saharan adventure.
2-The Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou
Part of UNESCO’s World Heritage since 1987, this Ksar, located about 30 kilometers north of Ouarzazate, and built in the 11th century, is composed of a set of buildings entirely constructed of local organic materials and Covered with a red mud coating.
3 – Zagora and the Draa Valley
The Draa valley, between Agdz and Hamid, is formed by the confluence of the Dades River and the Imini River. Visiting the valley is an opportunity to discover a diverse landscape of flowering oases, orchards and palm groves. The city of Zagora is a rest and peace for travelers to the desert, its different types of accommodations will amaze you. Among our loved ones are those located in the gardens of the Draa Valley and its magnificent palms palm trees.
4 – M’hamid and Erg Chegaga
The Erg Chegaga or Chigaga, about 50 km west of me Hamid El Ghizlanede Hamid El Gee, a length of about 40 km at 15 km wide, some dunes measure about 60 M high shelters, these dunes impressive and at a loss of sight are an attractive Natural tourist to discover during a trip in a 4×4 vehicle or a maid hikes of several days.
5-Merzouga and the dunes of Erg Chigaga and Chebbi
The dunes of Erg Chebbi, for their part, (a vast area of sand about 25 kilometers from north to south and up to 7 km from east to west) is a must for a circuit in the south of Morocco. Culminating at about 150 meters, they fascinate visitors and promise them a breathtaking experience. An excursion with a night at the Bivouac allows you to discover another magical aspect of the desert.
6 – The gorges of the Todgha Valley (Todra)
With its impressive cliffs, the gorges of the Todra Valley, located about 170 kilometers from the city of Ouarzazate, extend over 50 kilometers. Walking or camel rides, hiking in the mountains, plenty of activities can be carried out in the gorges.
7 – Ouarzazate and the film studios
Famous for its cinematographic decorations and studios with international standards, the city of Ouarzazate will not leave you indifferent. This is where many international films have been shot, notably “Lawrence of Arabia” (1962) by David Lean, “The Last Temptation of Christ” (1988) by Martin Scorsese, “Mummy” (1999) by Stephen Sommers, “Gladiator” (2000) by Ridley Scott, ” Alexander the Great “(2004) by Oliver Stone.
8 – The Valley of the Roses, its real name the valley of the Oued dades
The Valley of Roses is a must during a desert excursion. A beautiful diversified landscape, it stretches from Kelaa to Gouna to Oued Mgoun. The main attraction of this place is well “the Roses”, which are harvested in the month of May.
So, ready to go and discover the Moroccan south and make a circuit in the desert of Merzouga and surrounding areas? It’s time! Keep in mind one thing: the experience is inevitable and the memories will be memorable.