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Rissani

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Rissani is about 15 km south of Erfoud, in the centre of the region of Tafilalet. At this point, the Ziz valley ends and merges with the desert. The market is very busy, since the village is the centre of attraction for local farmers and livestock breeders who find everything they need. The city is on the caravan route and was once an important stopping place on the ancient Sub-Saharan gold trade route. It is an extremely important historic centre. From this site, the ancestors of the present-day king started out to conquer Morocco, and the mausoleum, which is forbidden for non-Muslims, contains the tomb of the founder of the dynasty, Mulay Ali ash-Sharif. We then travel a circuit of 21 km through the palm groves south of Rissani, along narrow local roads, where we see the ruins of fortified cities and ancient fortified towns, some of them still inhabited by the Berbers. We then pay visit to the mausoleum of Mulay Ali Ash-Sharif and wander through the ruins of the legendary city of Sijilmassa. A true journey back in time! Departure after breakfast in the direction of erg Chebbi and the big dunes of Merzouga, arrived in the small town of Rissani, the capital of Tafilalet, dates town, the Palm Grove and Crafts gardens. You are in the heart of the Tafilalet who played an important economic role in the history of the Morocco since located on the road to gold and caravans from Sudan and Guinea. The day is devoted to the visit of the market (Souk), Rissani, visit of Ksar Oulad Abd Ilhim and Ksar el Fida, former residence of the alaouite sultan Moulay Abderrahmane witness of the ksourienne architecture. Lunch with the Berber Pizza (speciality of Rissani), in the afternoon return to the Auberge Porte De Sahara, enjoyin the evening with music and the rhythm of the Tamtam with mint tea.
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