On the borders of the Sahara, the Beni Drâa Geopark extends to the very south of the Souss-Massa Region and contains several fanciful oases in its foothills. Departing from Tata, embark on an exciting day trip blending nature and heritage.
The village of Agouliz, located east of Tata, provides access to a magnificent canyon and a unique wild palm forest. After crossing the small alleys, you will begin a long trek over a cliff with spectacular panoramic views. Then you’ll arrive at the wild oasis for a well-deserved rest among the palm trees’ shades.
Take the N12 national road from Tata and continue west to Akka to enjoy its attractions. After refueling in the town, proceed to Agadir n’Owzrou, a Ksar perched on a rocky ridge overlooking Akka’s palm grove and river. Visit the palm grove and pick a spot for a picnic.
The journey ends with a visit to the Lalla Baytou-Allah minaret, the last surviving remnant of the mosque that was formerly located at the heart of the Abdellah Ben Mbark Kasbah.
Icht, both Saharan and mountainous, is one of the Bani Drâa’s most attractive oases. Long kept secret, the site also houses an incredible architectural marvel: an underground village. Get ready to explore under the shade of palm trees and three underground floors! At dusk, take a walk up one of the rocky cliffs to see a spectacular sunset with ocher, gray, and golden colors.