For those wishing to spend a day in the Atlas Mountains and experience the true spirit of the Berber way of life, A bit of all – scenery, culture, walking (and local food of course)The driver will meet you at your hotel in Ouirgane or Marigha or marrakech and we will head forward to Ijoukak, passing by the Ouirgane lake and several berber villages. In Ijoukak, the Agoundis Valley joins the Nfis. On Wednesdays, there is also an important local berber market in town. After a short stop, we continue our drive to Talaat n’Yakoub, from where we start our about 1h30 walk to the Tin Mal Mosque, passing by the villages of Ait Berihi and Imawnan. The Tin Mal Mosque was built in 1156 to commemorate the founder of the Almohad dynasty, Mohamed Ibn Tumart, and is besides the Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca the second mosque in Morocco which can be visited by non-Muslims. It also was the model for the Koutoubia in Marrakesh and is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List since 1 July 1995 in the Cultural category.After this visit, the driver will pick us up at the mosque, and on the way to the Tizi n’ Test at an altitude of 2092 m, we will enjoy lunch in a berber family and visit a family, working on pottery. The pass of the Tizi n’Test was the first modern route to link Marrakesh with the Souss plain and was built by the French from 1926 to 1932.We will return on this spectacular road to Ouirgane / Marigha / Marrakech and will be back in the late afternon. A unique experience and a day you will always remember.
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