The visit includes a 4wd car transfer and guide at Rissani and Erfoud. We include lunch in a pizza restaurant in Erfoud or in Rissani in a to try the wood-fired madfouna (Berber calzone).
Rissani stands at the last visible point of the Oued Ziz; beyond it, steadily encroaching on the present town and its ancient ksour ruins, begins the desert. From the eighth to the fourteenth centuries. Rissani served for centuries as the last stop on the great caravan.
It’s a quiet town, coming to life only for its famous souk market (Tues, Thurs & Sun), which can often turn up a fine selection of Berber jewellery, including the crude, almost iconographic designs of the desert.
Erfoud lies in the heart of Morocco’s fossil beds Erfoud makes a pleasant pit stop on the journey being able to see fossils dating back hundreds of millions of years and the photogenic ancient Ksar M’Aadid, 5km north of town.
The souq at the southern end of Erfoud sells local dates and fresh products.