Les Jardins de Skoura
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We have had a wonderful start at 9 am to our 4 wheel drive adventure, pretty full on and a lot of driving for a total of 8 hours before we arrived in Skoura and the Palm Groves. The drive through the highest part of the Atlas Mountains where we reached over 2200 m at the peak which was absolutely breathtaking, it was the Tizi-n-Tichka pass. I felt …
... for a very much needed ten kilometre walk. It was simply brilliant. Off and over the bridge, the creek below ablaze with colour as the ladies were busy doing their washing and laying their carpets out to dry. Continuing up through the village and then down further into the valley we delighted in following the narrow banks which divided the crops. The Berber women were busy in the fields all tending their plots, the odd mule or donkey making its way past, often with ...
3 hrs, 5.4 kms
Day Totals: 16 hrs, 26.4 kms
Back in Skoura, I quickly check into a hotel and sit down for a tagine. it's not quite evening yet, but too late to try to do the last 26 kms of my hike from Skoura to Toundoute to make it a Superhike—and I’m feeling a bit tired out after walking in the sun for much of the day. But I figure I could do a little stroll around the oasis near ...
... guides, this one was my own discovery, completely off the beaten track. In fact, it doesn’t even exist on my paper map. So even though it isn’t a “Great Civilization” like the Draa Valley or the Imperial Cities, it is it’s own unique world.
The question now is: can I do it in 3 days? Transportation is very unreliable in those parts, and one of the “spaces” between hike segments is way up in the ...
... option of hiring a guy like Brahim in Imin Oulouan to be your guide.
For me this wasn't just about following another desert river valley, though. Seeing the rugged existence of the villagers along the Tamzrit Gorge... in contrast with the fertile Amzrit Valley, cut off from the world, gave me flashes of images of what humanity has been like over the last 10,000 years... and what we will be like someday when modern civilization crumbles.
An amazing ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking
TravelPod Member ReviewsLes Jardins de Skoura
A lit bit of paradise in the palm valley, superb rooms, food, beautiful animals and a wonderful hospitable owner. Thoroughly recommend
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