Dunes de Rasmouka

Dunes de Rasmouka

Surface limitée, mais plaisir réel

Balade à dos de dromadaire

Balade à dos de dromadaire

Pré-réservation indispensable

En direction du nord-est

En direction du nord-est

Le sable et la végétation

Small Sahara in Rasmouka, south of Agadir

It is a natural phenomenon which has all its appeal. South of Agadir, in Arbaa Rasmouka, a little over an hour and a half from the Jardin aux Etoiles , the curious visitor finds himself face to face with a Small Sahara formed of dunes of a limited area, but which offers maximum pleasure for desert lovers.

There are several routes to reach Rasmouka (also spelled Resmouka or Rasmoka or even Resmoka). To go we recommend to go there by the express road of Tiznit (for the return, one can take the shorter and more authentic road which passes by Tioute and Biougra). After the town of Belfaa, before the bridge that spans the Oued Massa, turn left following the sign indicating the artificial lake Youssef Ibn Tachefin. The landscape suddenly changes. First evidence of the Anti-Atlas, spectacular colored rocks appear.

Continue south to the beautiful artificial lake of Youssef Ibn Tachfin. Its name is a tribute to the great Almoravid king and eponymous Moroccan hero, who was also a colonizer before his time. This huge reservoir is used for the irrigation of the plain of Chtouka Aït Baha, located just to the north and famous for its vegetables.

It is advisable to take the road laid out on the dam, then to climb to the belvedere which dominates the body of water, winding according to the geography of the place. A traditional refreshment stall awaits visitors.

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In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

In addition to this, you need to know more about it.

From the dam, drive another seven kilometers to the village of Arbaa Rasmouka. Inside the village, identify the mosque (which is not complicated!) And go around it to the left. Then take a fairly zigzagging track which, after three or four kilometers, leads to a large place intended to park vehicles.

If you don't have a 4x4, don't go further! You risk silting up your car and having to ask for help from a brave soul in the village of Arbaa Rasmouka!

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Up to the top

An hour and a half after leaving the Jardin aux Etoiles, you arrive at the little expected gem: the little Sahara of Rasmouka. These few square kilometers of fine sand give the impression of suddenly being in the fascination of the dunes of M'Hamid and Chegaga which, for their part, require at least a full day of travel, and as much for the return (count even double to avoid stress).

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What a pleasure to trudge on the dune, which rises to about fifty meters! The foot penetrates the sand, avoids the vegetation and climbs, step by step, to the top, in a short quarter of an hour. The best time is obviously the sunset ...

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Barrage Youssef ben Tachfine
Barrage Youssef ben Tachfine

Avec les trois inscriptions immuables au Maroc : Dieu, la Patrie, le Roi

Un paysage superbe
Un paysage superbe

A l'horizon, l'Anti-Atlas

Le paysage donne des ailes
Le paysage donne des ailes

Au-dessus du lac

Du sable et de la végétation
Du sable et de la végétation

L'un et l'autre se mêlent à Rasmouka

Dromadaires
Dromadaires

Réservez-les, sinon vous risquez de vous trouver bec de gaz !

Sacha, Jack Russell voyageur
Sacha, Jack Russell voyageur

L'un de nos deux chiens apprécie le Petit Sahara de Rasmouka !

Au soleil couchant
Au soleil couchant

Le sable présente des couleurs chaudes

4x4 recommandé
4x4 recommandé

Les petites voitures risquent l'ensablement...

Piste
Piste

Attention à l'ensablement !

In Rasmouka, tourist operators offer rides on the back of camels, even donkeys or horses. One of them even organizes a bivouac. But don't be disappointed if, on site, you can't find any of this. In Morocco, the difficult management of offers of this kind is uncertain.

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Our advice: before going to Rasmouka, call Mohmad Brber, 00212 624 44 97 36 to make a pre-reservation ... and negotiate the price.

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A little over an hour and a half from the Jardin aux Etoiles.