MARIGHA & SALT PAN HIKE

Old Marigha village & Tinzert salt pans.

TRIP HIGHLIGHTS

  • 5-hour Moderate Hike

  • Scenic Azzaden Valley

  • View of Lake Ouirgane

  • Irrigation Canal Paths

  • Marigha Berber Village

  • Tinzert Salt Pans

This hike begins with a hike up to the road above Kasbah Africa following a local footpath. We cross the road and hike up through the countryside with a beautiful mix of wildflowers and olive groves. We see amazing views of the entire Azzaden Valley as we slowly ascend to a mountain pass. Our guide will point out interesting flora and birdlife en route.

 

Next we head west around the mountainside and enjoy fine views of the Ouirgane Valley. We descend to the original Berber hamlet of Marigha, still mainly constructed of traditional mud-built dwellings. There are a couple of small 'hanuts' with snacks and refreshments available. We pass Marigha's old ruined Kasbah and continue to Tinzert.

 

The salt pans of Tinzert are a striking sight. Here brine is drawn by hand from a deep well in a rubber bucket and guided to salt pans to evaporate in the sun. The salt is then cleaned, bagged and transported by mule to local markets for sale. We return to Kasbah Africa on a different route, mainly following irrigation canals. This is a moderate day hike with varied terrain, seldom flat.

ITINERARY

0800   Meet guide and depart Kasbah Africa.

0830   Ascend to high point above Azzaden Valley.

1000   Reach Old Marigha berber village.

1030   Arrive Tinzert Salt Pans; visit Pans.

1115   Depart Tinzert; follow irrigation canals.

1300   Arrive back at Kasbah Africa.

Timings indicated should be used as a rough guide and may vary depending on season, personal interests and physical ability.

DEPARTS DAILY

This guided walk operates daily throughout the year on a private departure basis.

PRICES PER PERSON
PRICE INCLUDES

English-speaking local mountain guide; mint tea break en route. Back-up service provided by Kasbah Africa who can arrange transport at certain points en route if necessary.

PRICE EXCLUDES

Beverages and meals not specified; tips and items of a personal nature.

Children age to 11 years old are FREE OF CHARGE (must be min. 2 adults accompanying). Children 12 and older pay adult price.

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