Join Marrakech Private Tours for a nice day trip from Marrakech to Ouirgane & Tin Mal Mosque to appreciate the beauty of nature and learn about the Mosque of Tin Mal’s history.
In the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel/Riad for a nice day excursion to Ouirgane & Tin Mal to enable experience the real Moroccan culture particularly if it coincides with a weekly market in Tahanaouet, Asni or Ijoukak.
The day trip to Ouirgane & Tin Mal will include a nice drive through the administrative center of Tahanouet – Berbers living in the mountains visit this town for administrative paper work or for the Thursday weekly market. We will stop for a nice shot at the Panoramic view of a typical village built with adobe and stones on the edge of a hill overlooking the valley; we may visit the adjacent women Argan Cooperative to learn about the traditional skill behind the extraction of Argan oil from the Argan nuts. We will cross the gorge of Moulay Ibrahim, Asni, the lush valley of Ouirgane before driving through the spectacular road over the High Atlas Mountains to the Tin Mal Mosque.
The Tin Mal Mosque was built by the Almohad Dynasty founder Muhammed Ibn Tumart who was known as El Mahdi because of his prophesied redeeming. The tour around the beautiful archways of the Tin Mal Mosque will bring us to the idea that the mosque was built not only for religious and spiritual purposes rather for fortification against probable attacks. It’s from here the Almohad dynasty set their well-spread empire.
We will drive back to the lush valley of Ouirgane to Auberge Chez Momo, where we will enjoy a nice lunch served by the pool overlooking the Ouirgane water reservoir. After lunch, we will drive back to Marrakech, where we will drop you off at your convenient location.
The day trip from Marrakech to Ouirgane & Tin Mal Mosque includes:
- Private 4WD or MPV with English speaking driver/guide and fuel.
- Pick up and drop off from and at your convenient location.