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Ait Mansour

Ait Mansour (Morocco)

Practical information about Ait Mansour

  • Encounters with locals
  • Viewpoint
  • Hiking / Trekking
  • Mountain
  • Off the beaten track
3 / 5 - One review
How to get there
20km by car from Tafraoute
When to go
From April to August
Minimum stay
1 to 2 days

Reviews of Ait Mansour

Latéfa Faïz Travel writer
114 travel articles

Situated near to Tafraoute, Aït Mansour lies in the Anti Atlas valley.

My suggestion:
It's a must for fans of hiking during a holiday in Morocco.
Summary:

Around 30 km from Jebel L'Kest, Aït Mansour is a small locality close to beautiful palm groves to the South-East of Tafraoute. At the entrance to Aït Mansour, I particularly appreciated the spectacular gorges which dominate the valley: the scenery is almost lunar, with its granite rocks and red cliffs. It's a beautiful view, one you can take in fully during a bike ride or a hike. But avoid travelling here in winter, as the paths are often snowed over and fog makes it impossible to know where you're headed.

At Aït Mansour, I appreciated the warm welcome of the Chleuhs (Berbers); they're always quick to invite you into their farms and offer you a delicious cup of mint tea. The surroundings of Aït Mansour certainly merit a stop, particularly the Afella Ighir path, winding around the palm groves in the valley and the villages perched above the oasis.

I'd advise a visit to the Timguilcht gorge – but do keep in mind that the road can be perilous to vehicles, and go instead by foot. It really is an adventure off the beaten track!

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