Arrival to Essaouira, the ancient Mogador, it is a city that remember us the time when Spain, Portugal and England were fighting to control the coast. It has a typically Portuguese port with nice examples of Arabic and Portuguese art, where it is possible to enjoy eating a fantastic fresh shellfish. Essaouira is known by his medina, declared Heritage of the Humanity by the UNESCO and also by his artists, who work the wood of tuya. In the evening, returning to Marrakech, you can stop in the cooperative of Argan Oil, known throughout the world and used in cosmetics.
We will place at the foot of the Toubkal, the highest mountain of Morocco and of the north of Africa (more than 4500 meters), later we will come to the small village of Tahanaout where twice a week (Tuesday and Saturday) the farmers of the region meet for the great souk. After the visit of Ghaghia Wadi’s Throats, departure to Asni: the country of the macro crystalline amethyst and of Ouirgane’s green Valley also called The Valley of the Happiness.
You will cross Tiz-in-Tichka’s port (2260m), one of the highest points of the North Africa. You will discover a notable region characterized by the beauty of his different landscapes, later you will visit the palace of the Glaoui ” kasbah of Talouet ” and then the Kasbah de Ait Ben Haddou, heritage of the humanity, a strengthened population where several movies were rolled as Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia. Then you will be able to visit the kasbahs Taourirt and Tifoultoute, former residences of the ancient Pasha of Marrakech, Glaoui. After lunch you will return to Marrakech.
Ouzoud waterfalls are the major cataracts of water in Morocco, the water falls down from 110 meters of height and they are the second ones of Africa after the Cataracts Victory. In this trip you will be able to see Maggot’s monkeys living in his environment in big families. This place is a bit more met in the summer due to the fact that to the villagers likes to go to the waterfalls to enjoy picnics or camping. The tour is a short walk along fields of olive trees and it takes about 40 minutes for what we will be able to do a heap of photos from different positions. The lunch will be with a view to the waterfalls, a combination of Moroccan food and landscape. Free time before returning again to Marrakech.
At the foot of the ski resort Oukaimden, we find Ourika Valley. This one fences it rises softly up to the first hills of the high Atlas where they place great quantity of small typical peoples. It is a pure and splendid place where the alone silence is only disturbed by the singing of the birds, by the noise of the water of his creeks and by the laundresses. Ourika is famous with his pottery and his crystalline minerals.