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Top Three Natural Wonders in Morocco

Top Three Natural Wonders in Morocco



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Morocco is home to high mountain ranges, vast expanses of deserts, stunning green oasis, filled the national wildlife parks and miles of coastline. Table of natural wonders in the country to ensure that there is something for everyone. Although it can be difficult to narrow down the prices of attractions on your next trip to Morocco, here are three natural wonders that should not miss:

Todra

Located on the remote side of the High Atlas Mountains, Todra Gorge may be difficult to explore, unless you are on a trekking or climbing tower of Morocco. The gorge was carved out of the earth and the bottom of the canyon runs several miles through the Atlas mountains. The walls of the canyon are imposing Todra a most spectacular rock formations in all of North Africa.

There is a road that runs the length of the throat, and you can drive all the way through it if you have access to a vehicle. Halfway through the Todra there is a hotel. Hikers and climbers are invited to stay here or at one of the many campsites along the canyon floor.

Perhaps the most spectacular part of the gorge is beyond the hotel in the last half mile from the canyon where the rock formations begin to shrink. In some places, the canyon is only 30 feet wide. The walls are smooth and impressively rising on both sides. Sunlight is struggling to reach this part of the valley and the river water is freezing.

At the end of the gorge of the canyon suddenly opens to a clearing and the river flows freely. From there, the villages of Tinghir, Ait Hani Imilchil Tamtattouchte and are easy to reach. To better enjoy the Todra Gorge, arriving before 08:00 and stay until early afternoon when the sun is at its best.

Toubkal National Park

Trekking through this national park is radically different from that bustling Marrakech, which is located less than 50 miles north. Located in the center of the High Atlas mountains, Toubkal National Park is nearly 250,000 acres. It is the oldest national park in Morocco.

A variety of flora and fauna flourish in Toubkal National Park, in part because of its climate. Big oaks, pines and junipers and several herbs used by local Berber tribes are found in the forests of the park. Toubkal National Park enjoys a hot and sunny all year round, even when snow falls in the higher altitudes during the winter. Make the most of your time here by going to the summer when all the hiking trails are available and free of ice and snow.

High Atlas Valleys

What goes up must come down, and that is the case with trekking in the High Atlas Mountains. As beautiful as the mountain peaks are valleys offer a warm welcome to hikers who are interested in identifying the Moroccan fauna. Mountain sheep, Barbary apes, eagles, hawks, lizards and snakes are all domiciled in parts of the valley.

The High Atlas valleys are also home to the local population, who often open their doors during the summer for hikers. Nestled among the towering mountain faces, you will have the chance to share their culture and taste fresh food they have prepared. Although the natural wonders of Morocco are fascinating, many visitors from countries remember their time with the locals as being the most significant.