A march in the palmeraie of Rissani

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Walking in the Palmeraie Rissani 

4-day/3-night trip

The excursion starts and finishes at Dar Haroun.

We kindly remind you that in winter months, when daylight hours get shorter; the march is going to last one hour less than normally scheduled.

Day 1: departure from Dar Haroun; we visit the ksar Haroun and its beautiful gardens. We start off by walking on the sand; at lunchtime we stop for a picnic, then we keep on marching on sand, hammada and jbel until we get to the camp to have an overnight stay, near the Sijilmassa oasis. This is a 6-hour walk.

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Day 2: we leave sand and hammada beyond us for a while and get to the big Tafilat oasis, which is surrounded by date palms; we pass through the oasis and reach the Oulad Youssaf ksar; then we visit the ksar itself and some other ksours in the surroundings. We stop to have lunch at a berber family house in the Mezgida ksar. We resume the march among he ksours until we reach the tent camp set near the Lojarcha ksar. This is a 7 – hour walk.

Day 3: the march continues across the oasis. We cross the oued Ziz and we walk among the nearly 250 ksours, all different from each other. We have a picnic or lunch in a ksour and then we keep on marching again until we reach the camp for the overnight stay among sand, date palms and ksours. This is a 7 – hour walk. 

Day 4: we cross the oued Ghriss and visit some ksours. Afterwards, we wait for the car that will bring us back to Rissani to visit the town and its street market. Finally we have some relax in a hammam. Lunch in Rissani and back to Dar Haroun by car. Overnight stay in Dar Haroun. This is a 3 – hour walk.