The Ruins of Sijilmassa (Rissani)

Discover the Tafilalt: it is at the Tafilalt that took birth the Alawite dynasty which reigns on the current Morocco.

img_0222Circuit discovery: Erfoud to Sijilmassa (Rissani). (half a day)

Crossing of the vast Palmeraie which extends over several kilometers between Rissani and Erfoud, with a succession of ksours, (wonderful fortified villages inhabited yet).

After an area devoid of vegetation, the dunes are place in the reg (wide scope of pebbles) where you can see even of Khitara (ancient irrigation system). It then enters the palmeraie of Tafilalt where the wells to AGA traditional (bucket in Berber) were used.

Ksar of Tinrheras: Overview of the Palmeraie, the High Atlas, the Hamada of Guir, and the erg Chebbi.

Through the Palmeraie, Ksour and seguias (irrigation system) for the gardens.

Ksar Oulad Abdelhalim, monument of mud built at the end of the 19th century. One of the most beautiful of the Tafilalt, with its monumental entrance, its blind arches and its reasons in a hollow.

Ksar Akbar: built at the beginning of the 19th century to accommodate the members of the royal family Alaouite and its treasury.


Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif that housed the tomb of the founder of the Alawite dynasty, died in 1640, and a mosque. The zaouïa has repeatedly been redrafted.

Additional half-day

Rissani: former capital of the Tafilalt to the doors of the desert. Visit the souk Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, very lively and colorful There you will see a hundred donkeys.

Museum of Ksar El FIDA: remains traditional a Pacha arranged in museum. Cedar ceilings, beautiful collection of photos of various monarchs Moroccans.

Ruins of Sijilmassa: founded in the first time of Islam, Sijilmassa was the first great city of Morocco. Old step, in the 8th century, caravans, linking the Sudan (Mali current) in the Maghreb and the Mediterranean. She has accumulated the fabulous wealth through the opening of a route to the Mali and Timbuktu. Its decline was harsh in the 14th century, it was totally destroyed in the 19th century. Archaeologists have identified a mosque and its Medersa (establishment intended to religious education and accommodation of the students), a steam room and a large place artisanal.