ESSAOUIRA ON ATLANTIC COAST
Essaouira is a port city and resort on Morocco’s Atlantic coast. Its medina (old town) is protected by 18th-century seafront ramparts called the Skala de la Kasbah, which were designed by European engineers. Old brass cannons line the walls, and there are ocean views. Strong “Alizée” trade winds make the city’s crescent beach popular for surfing, windsurfing and kitesurfing.
OURIKA VALLEY IN ATLAS MOUNTAINS
Ourika Valley, due to its many waterfalls and several attractions, is a very popular Ourika day trip from Marrakech. The region is inhabited by Berber people who practice a traditional way of life. Despite its proximity to Marrakech, it is still considered relatively “unspoiled”.
Ouzoud Waterfalls (110 m high) are located near the Grand Atlas village of Tanaghmeilt, in the province of Azilal, 150 km northeast of Marrakech, in Morocco.
The bottom of the falls is accessible through a shaded path of olive trees. At the summit of the falls, there are a dozen old small mills that are still in use. One can also follow a narrow and difficult track leading to the road of Beni Mellal. While descending the gorges from the “wadi el-Abid” in a canyon sometimes one does not distinguish the bottom which is nearly 600 metres down.
ait ben haddou kasbah
We will head towards the High Atlas, the mountain range that separates the climatic conditions of the Sahara and the Mediterranean climate, we will stop to take pictures and enjoy what nature has to offer us.
We will reach Ouarzazate, the Kasbah of Taourirt, a World Heritage Site, full of towers and walls. Inside the Islamic and Jewish religion are mixed.Later we will go to the fortified city called Ait Ben Haddou, a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1987
It is one of the best preserved Kasbahs around Morocco, where it used to be designed to defend, houses, crops, palm trees…
In the afternoon we will return to Marrakech.