The Southern Crossing: Essaouira, Marrakech, Ouarzazat y Merzouga

To stay is to exist: but to travel is to live.
Gustave Nadaud

It’s time to turn your back on everyday life and go on a quest for discovery of southern Morocco, a crusade among the most spectacular to do and redo if you have the opportunity, Alviajes guides you for all the circuit through the most beautiful city in the south of the country.

Ouarzazate

Arrived at Arfoud, Venture in the plain of Marha, a few kilometers from the oasis of Fezna. In the middle of the desert, you will discover the Celestial Staircase, the Golden Spiral and the City of Orion, three monumental works by the German artist Hannsjoerg Voth. The show is indescribable!

Not far A charming little village, not far from there is the source of Ain Ali Ati, Maadid is one of the most beautiful ksours of Tafilalet, with its high walls and its majestic doors, and invites you to a visit that you do not do not regret.
It comprises four quarters separated by walls and its architecture offers a very high interest.

During your stay do not miss the Risani Souk, the biggest souk of Tafilalet. It attracts traders and buyers more than 20 miles around, and is particularly busy on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. It sells everything: Tafilalet dates, vegetables, spices, animals, stuff and crafts.

Merzouga

Merzouga is a small Moroccan town located in the Sahara desert opening onto the erg Chebbi, which is 22 kilometres long and 5 kilometres wide.
The dunes of the Erg can reach 150 meters in height, and constitute the immense expanse of sand dunes to the north of the city.

Renowned for its highest dunes of the Kingdom this place offers an exceptional panorama, and it is undoubtedly the privileged destination of the Moroccan south for who wants to live the experience of the desert.

Located 4 kilometers from Merzouga, Lake Dayet Sirj offers an exceptional panorama, calm and serenity, beauty of places, Lake Dayet Srij is an ideal place for nature lovers and especially birds.

Between Boumalne and M’semrir, begins the valley of Dadès, one of the most beautiful landscapes in the region where gardens, fig trees and almond trees on the banks of the wadi form a green background with kasbahs and ksour present. It is a true haven of freshness where you will meet surprising landscapes and a very welcoming population.

On the way back we find La kasbah de Taourirt, built entirely of earth and which is part of the village. This colossal adobe building houses a veritable labyrinth of corridors, stairs and sumptuous rooms.

In the fortified village of the kasbah, venture into the maze of shady alleys, the peaceful atmosphere is very pleasant. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Marrakesh

Founded in the eleventh century, the ancient imperial city of western Morocco and tourist capital of the kingdom has always struck the imagination of travelers.

Located in the fertile plain of Haouz, at the foot of the beautiful Atlas Mountains, Marrakech is of incredible beauty, projecting the ochre colors of its ramparts and monuments to the rays of a merciless sun.

Famous throughout the world for its palm grove and minaret, this city is a real living spectacle where men and local folklore are skilfully staged in a medieval setting.

Essaouira

Essaouira is undoubtedly a place apart, offering a double seaside and cultural interest. Built on a peninsula swept by trade winds from the ocean’ it has preserved the rare authenticity that characterises it.

It has become an essential meeting place for numerous cultural events, highlighting a culture that is inherent to it. Ideal for holidays with family or friends, Essaouira is a city where it is good to take your time.

At Alviajes you have the opportunity to go on an adventure and explore all these places and make the most of your time during the trip, with us you will rediscover the real Morocco.

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