Errachidia: A Worthwhile Touristic Direction
The touristic attractions of the province of Errachidia are as varied as they are tempting. In fact, the city has got a lot to offer to all tourists regardless of their different tastes in leisure. It has got great touristic potentials due to the fascination of its landscape, the hospitality of its multi-ethnic population, and the richness of its historical and cultural heritage. This constitutes at the level of Great Tafilalet a mosaic of man-made products and nature. Great Tafilalet is considered to be the largest Moroccan oasis and one of the most important historical areas in the country.
Visitors to Errachidia are granted a great chance to explore a multitude of abundant and mind-blowing landscape.This consists in snowy peaks, high mountains, fairy sand-dunes, gorgeous oases and verdant valleys dotted with palm groves along the route of the wadis. Moreover, thanks to its glorious historical past, the province of Errachidia offers an immense wealth in terms of diverse cultural aspects as a living witness to the greatness of the civilizations that have dwelled this region of Morocco. This is characterized by a fabulous heritage consisting in huge sorts of crafts, ksours and Kasbahs, historical monuments and mausoleums.
The touristic temptation of the province is further confirmed by the richness of its popular arts and folklore, also and above all by the number and diversity of its touristic sites.
The Saharan area, located in the southern part of the province, with its many oases offering shade and shelter, is a genuine and typical product that is highly prized as part of ecological tourism, nowadays a fashion product dictated by the need for adventure and the exploration of nature expressed by international tourism. Thus the touristic product is very varied, we can cite three examples:
The Sand Dunes of Merzouga
The sand dunes of Merzouga, a wonder of nature, constitute one of the touristic prides of the province. They are located 50km from Erfoud. These dunes are well-known for their therapeutic virtues, especially for rheumatic cases. They sometimes reach the height of 100m, and extend over more than 30km in length. The real desert is there, the one in which nothing grows and which stifles the soil under a heap of dunes which, paradoxically when seen above, resemble a surge of waves. Another curiosity southwest of Merzouga, sometimes in case of flood of Ziz river that disappears there, is formed of a lake which serves as rest to the flamingos in their migration between the two shores of the Mediterranean
The Palmeraie du Ziz
The Picturesque Village
Consisting of 114 ksars built in adobe for centuries, it is considered as a tourist attraction for visitors thanks to the originality of its architecture
International date fair in Erfoud