Tarfaya Strip: Where Sahara meets the Ocean

This isn’t a destination to be rushed. Poor infrastructure and undeveloped tourist industry mean that you’ll often be left frustrated if you’re trying to travel in a hurry. So slow down; don’t try to pack too much into your itinerary. Between dunes and waves, the region isn’t a tick-the-sights-off-the-list type of destination. It’s a place to relax, meet people and discover a nature which is full of secrets. And for that you need time.

Fish and shellfish are very important elements in the Atlantic Sahara cuisine and there is a great range of fresh fish available all year round. Aside from tasty, seafood is healthy too, specially after a Sand & Wave surfing session !

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The Drâa Delta was home for variety of extinct animals like the Saharan crocodiles (Crocodylus suchus) who adapted to the arid environment by staying in caves or burrows in a state of æstivation during the driest periods. They seem to have disappeared by the 1960s. ‪

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The Devil’s Hole (Gouffre du Diable / Ajab Rabbi), located 450 km south of Agadir (Between Tan Tan and Tarfaya) and 150 meters north of Akhfennir, is one of many caves along the Moroccan coastline but certainly the most stunning one that can only be reached by the water when the ocean is calm.

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Khenifiss National Park, is a national park in the southwest of Morocco, located near Akhfenir at the Atlantic coast in the region of Tarfaya,between the towns of Tan-Tan (north) and Tarfaya (south). The park includes a coastal portion, the Khenfiss lagoon, the biggest lagoon at the Moroccan coast, and the inland portion, located on desert plateaus. The lagoon is also an important bird nesting ground. Every year, about 20,000 birds stay in the lagoon area in the winter season.

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The Red and Golden Sand Dunes of Naïla are stunning ! This lagoon is situated in the middle of Khenifiss lagoon, and the sand is very smooth and the beach is shallow

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Glamorous winter in Marrakech

Today I whisk you away to the glamorous decoration and stunning gardens of the prestigious Royal Mansour in Marrakech . Set within the walls of Old Medina, this prestigious palace is an oasis of elegant riads, delightfull restaurants and a quite and luxurious hammam. With views of the Atlas moutains and the Koutoubia mosque, the palace is located within walking distance of the historical Jama el Fna square.



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Autumn: Ifrane’s Secret Season

With its European style villas and surprising nature, Ifrane is such a different place that you won’t forget. It is reminiscent of certain Swiss villages! It is the perfect place to top up your reserves at altitude. When the weather is good, walk close to the Vittel spring and its waterfalls shaded by the poplar and maple trees. Its national park contains one of the largest cedar plantations in the world, where mischievous monkeys, which are used to seeing people, will welcome you. The lakes and rivers are crammed with pike and trout. Are there any takers? ‪

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Ifrane is worth visiting every day of the year, but autumn might be the city’s best season. Colors are everywhere and you can still enjoy it’s outdoor terraces with a Hot chocolate or Local tea

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The Lakes circuit, pretty diversion north of Ifrane around Dayet Aoua, Dayet Hachlaf, Dayet Ifer and Dayet Ifrah

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There are many beautiful trees in this Moroccan Middle Atlas city, with leaves turning many different hues until they eventually fall. The colors are at their zenith from late October, often throughout December.