Rissani is an oasis town in the southern part of Morocco, about 1 hour drive away from the Sahara desert area. Here’s the details of your one day trip to Rissani. Enjoy shopping in souk and try a huge Berber pizza!
1) Departure from Erfoud or Merzouga
We’ll pick you up from a hotel or riad in Erfoud / Merzouga in the morning.
2) Drive through traditional ksars
Ksar is a traditional residential complex in the south part of Morocco. In Rissani, you can find the best examples of huge ksars. Local people are still there, keeping their traditional life style.
3) Visit a museum, Ksar el Fida
Ksar el Fida is the biggest ksar in Rissani, once a palace for a sultan in the 19th century, Moulay Abd al Rahman. Now it’s open to public as a museum and a local guide will show you around the rooms.
Some rooms are still well preserved and you can enjoy elaborate decorations on the walls and ceilings.
4) Lunch time with Berber pizza
Berber pizza is a local specialty in Rissani. We usually call it “pizza” but actually it’s close to Italian carzone, minced lamb and chopped vegetables are covered by pie sheet.
5) Visit Mausolem of Moulay Ali Sherif
Moulay Ali Sherif is the founder of Morocco’s current dynasty, Alaouite. He is originally from Rissani, and his mausoleum was built here.
The chambers are not open to public, but the courtyard is nice to stroll around with full of greens and a beautiful fountain.
6) Shopping in souk
We’ll get back to the town center and enjoy shopping in the souk, traditional local market. Souk in Rissani is one of the biggest around the area and you’ll find local clothes, potteries, herbs, cosmetics, also fine dates or sweets for your own gifts.
7) Back to Erfoud or Merzouga
Late in the afternoon, we will send you back to your hotel in Erfoud / Merzouga. A nice refreshing day in the desert!
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