You are in Marrakech and you want to cool off? The region of Marakkech offers you ideal places and natural sites to bring your family and make happy memories, Lake Lalla Takerkoust or the Imlil Valley are places that reveal a wild and grandiose setting.You canal so easily swim and enjoy the water activities that are also on site.Visit Marrakech allows you to Discover the best addresses and tips concentrated in the Marrakech-Safi region.
The Ourika valley, situated 30 km South of Marrakesh remains one of the most frequented destinations the busy of the High Atlas, which explains the presence of some tourist hotels. Attractive Berber villages strew the valley who sinks into the first foothills of the Atlas. Green, its villages in pisé are nested below, it offers a landscape of an exceptional beauty. The cooperatives of saffron are numerous and propose near 45 varieties of aromatic and medicinal plants. The garden of Timalizene, all in terrace, offers also its Berber tea flavored with herbs of the garden. Setti-Fatma is the last stage of the valley, where stops the road. At Tnine Ourika, is located the souk which is held every Monday with its local sellers. Those who prefer the pedestrian circuits will discover numerous villages as well as 7 waterfalls.
75 km South of Marrakesh, Oukaïmeden is one of winter stations, the highest of
Africa, and the better equipped in Morocco (chairlift and six ski-lifts). The snow coverage, is an average of 120 days between mid december and mid april.
The altitude varies between 2600m (the tray) and 3270m (the summit) to be reached by chairlift. From up here, the view is splendid. The climbing is advised for the amateurs of pedestrian trips. Down a mountain as Toubkal or M’Goun on skis is obviously much faster and more instantly exhilarating, but you will also have to see the old High Atlas from various places and perspectives, not necessarily available for those walking.
The summit of North Africa is a very beautiful place. On the tray, numerous small restaurants offer succulent tagines with olive oil. A manner of combining practical and pleasant.
Situated 40 km from Marrakesh, The impressive dam (350m long and 60m high opens on a generous artificial lake of 7km long in a ferrique framework. We can bath, fish and practise different activities, as the pedal boat, the canoe and walks in boats. We can also discover around by renting a quad or a motorcycle to take advantage of the beauty of the place. It is quiet and well temperate in summer, on the road, you will be subjugated by the landscape. Green Oasis, green valleys, hills of the Middle Atlas, dry and arid land sometimes, snowy summits, it is the genuine contrast which makes the interest of this region.
The Imlil village is situated in 1740m height in the steep flank of the High Atlas. The place is known from hikers because it is here that they take the departure for their hike and the ascents. Imlil, we rise by Aremd (1904 m) and SidiChamharouch (2310 m), along Asifn’AïtMizane. Before reaching the Marabout, you have to spot in the NE face of Aguelzim (the pickaxe), talaten’Ouismeln: 2 big ravines which come down from the summit, it is the one of left. We put generally towards 2 700 m at the elbow of the Asif after the Marabout. From Imlil there are 1500 meters of made uneven and 15 km walk to the refuge. Hold in account!
Situated in the central part of the High Atlas, between the valleys of N’Fis and Ourika, this park, created in 1942 on 38.000 ha abounds of a exceptional diversity. The lovers of big spaces and the fanatics of botany will discover it quantities of species and vegetable formations such as zones marked by populatings of holm oak and thuja, in passing other formations constituted by holm oaks, of red junipers and thurifères. The park also distinguishes it self at the zoo logical level by the presence of the oldest reserve of mouflons of Morocco, the reserve of Takhekhort. Besides, the park welcomes numerous species of completely remarkable birds such the golden eagle, the eagle of Bonelli, the eagle of boot, the circaet Jean-Le-Blanc and certain very rare species, as the micro dactyl psammodrome and the grass-snake of Shokar.
Asni is situated 47 km from Marrakesh, at 1150m height, at the foot of Toubkal, the panorama is superb. It is the starting point for beautiful hikes, the beauty and purity of its breath taking landscapes. Around the small villages, orchards and olive groves follow one another and plunge you into the simple and serene life of the rural life. The festival of walnuts is an inescapable event, dedicated to the preservation and to the valuation of the walnut as cultural and patrimonial symbol.
40 kilometers from Marrakesh and 5 kilometers of Asni is situated the Berber village Moulay Ibrahim. High perched, it offers a very beautiful view on the valley. Place of pilgrimage for the Moroccans, and also the place for holidays, the village is a departure point for magnificent pedestrian hikes or in 4x4.
Faced with the heat of Marrakech, nothing like a swim to cool off. In Marrakech Places are multiplying and the offer diversifies to meet all expectations. Some will be dedicated more to a quiet day, while others will offer you a day with a DJ. For families, for party goers, for tourists in quest of farniente, you will necessarily find a swimming pool at your convenience, whether in the medina or in the neighborhood.
Different formulas exist: from the access to the park or the swimming pool by the day with restoration and various services.
Also be aware that some hotels and riads also have their own pool or pool, which you can refresh after an intense day of discovery.