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Souqs of Rissani

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Souqs of Rissani

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Marrakech to Fes via Merzouga Desert - 3 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Fez

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Marrakech and Fes are the major cities everyone visiting Morocco can’t miss. Combining the Sahara desert with Fes and Marrakech will make your Morocco desert tour as rich as it can be. For that reason, and with increasing inquiries, we decided to suggest a Marrakech to Fes desert trip for you to take advantage of and combine the Sahara desert with the two amazing cities of Marrakech and Fes.<br><br>Tour highlights<br><br>– Cross the High Atlas Mountains driving past one Berber village after another<br><br>– Visit Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou considered a world heritage site by the UNESCO<br><br>– Visit Ouarzazate and its Kasbah Ait Ben-Haddou<br><br>– Drive along the Valley of the roses &amp; the road of 1001 Kasbahs<br><br>– Walk in Todra oasis to Todra Gorges &amp; visit a Berber village<br><br>– Ride a camel in Erg Chebbi<br><br>– Spend the night under the stars at your Sahara desert camp<br><br>– Drive along Ziz Valley and cross the Middle Atlas Mountains with its cedar forests to Fes
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AlbertSalichs wrote a review Feb 2020
Manresa, Spain8,094 contributions847 helpful votes
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Souqs of Rissani is the main market located in the town, near Merzouga Desert, in Morocco. In fact, it is a very big market divided in some souqs: clothes, sweets, dates (the most important local feuit), spicies (what smell!), meat zone and animals zone (very interesting, especially if you come here with children, because they can see donkeys, cows, bulls, goats, chickens and a lot of different other animals). For me, the most impressive market, we saw in Morocco. Better than Fez, Meknes and Chefchaouen. A hidden gem close to the desert. Too! (see also Rissani Market, Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum)
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Marvin G wrote a review Dec 2019
Ogdensburg, New York817 contributions272 helpful votes
The date market located off of the main intersection in town is the place to be in early October. They hold a 3-day festival there every year just after the date harvest. You can try them before you purchase. There are many varieties to test out, but the Medjools are the largest, sweetest and juiciest of them all. The festival involves both prayers and entertainment as well as a food fest. People come from all over the region to participate. The date is one of the first foods eaten after each day of fast during Ramadan, even before partaking of Harissa soup. It is offered as a token of welcome and friendship to anyone who enters a Muslim home in addition to mint tea. We were there during the day watching the transactions between farmers and vendors who either sell directly to the public or to dried fruit and nut merchants in the country's Medinas. You can purchase them by the crate, still on the stalk like bananas or already packaged in either a single variety or mixed packages. We had fun walking from vendor to vendor trying their fruit. We finally negotiated a price for several pounds that we would eat during our travels and have mixed into some tagine dishes for sweetness. Oh, but they were good and nutritious too. Yuuummmmm!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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sandra n wrote a review May 2019
Lemont, Illinois1,285 contributions500 helpful votes
Before going out to the Sahara desert, we spent some time stopping in Rissani, Morocco. Enter through their beautiful gate and we visited the Souk or Souq of Rissani where you will see very authentic Moroccan local flavor here. We had a local guide drawing our attention to Moroccan specialties. We were able to step behind the scene at a great bakery and see how they make that delicious bread and the sample while still warm was so good! Enjoyed this souk in a special delightful way. So glad we had a chance to stop here.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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podrozniczka60 wrote a review Mar 2019
New Jersey13,423 contributions3,458 helpful votes
Markets of Rissani seem colorful and exotic but not any more attractive than Marrakesh or Souk aux Dattes. Same rules apply. Follow the safety rules and mind your belongings and you will have interesting time.
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Date of experience: January 2019
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Barbymusiclove wrote a review Jan 2019
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Picturesque and authentic place. Not to be missed, it's like taking a trip in a lost way. A truly unique place.
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Date of experience: October 2018
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