Erfoud city is located between the foot of the valley, between the orchards and the desert dunes and 80 km from the regional capital of Errachidia. This city was developed in 1917 by the French legion, as it was the […]
Erfoud city is located between the foot of the valley, between the orchards and the desert dunes and 80 km from the regional capital of Errachidia. This city was developed in 1917 by the French legion, as it was the ideal place to control the oasis of Tafilalt and also for administrative purposes. It is a modern city that has no Medina and its street layout is rectangular distributed around the wide streets.
This city does not have a great tourist attraction but can be a good base to get to know the Tafilete and the whole region as it has numerous hotels, banking markets, restaurants, gas stations and numerous laboratories, that can get us out of quite a jam if we have a failure in our 4 4
Erfoud is also known for its fossils and for its magnificent views, several scenes from the mummy film have been shot here. This city has a black marble factory (Cave Goniatita) located about 15 km southeast. The marble that is extracted here is black filled with fossils. There is also a small fossil and mineral museum on the way to Rissani. This city is also known for its dates, they are everywhere and there are more than 100 varieties. Very popular is also the great festival of data held here every year in October.
The city is dominated by a mountain, on which stands a fort called Borg East, which is currently occupied by the Moroccan army. From here we will have a beautiful panoramic view of the entire valley and the palm grove that surrounds the entire city.
The only royal palace in the region. It is worth visiting even if you can not enter to observe the outside and its door lit at night.
The largest ksar in southern Morocco is that of Madid, in Erfoud. The ancient fortified cities or castles are known as ksars or kasbahs. Its narrow alleys are open to exploration, and you can go to nearby oases. It has a colossal gate and high walls.
On this hill, overlooking Erfoud, there is an ancient military station. Overlooking the river, the city and the surrounding mountains and sand, it is the ideal place to watch the sunset over Erfoud. A truly magical environment.
These strange buildings are located about 25 kilometers. The golden spiral, the staircase to the sky and the city of Orion are the three best known. They are modern art buildings created by the German architect Hannsjönrg Voth with local resources.
Important oasis village located in the center of Tafilalet, 17 km south of Erfoud. It is the ancient capital of Sijilmassa, one of the stops of the ancient caravans that traveled to Timbuktu through the Sahara. Moreover, it is where the present Alawite dynasty was founded.
Erfoud can be reached by two main roads. The Roud ”N” 702 connects Erfoud to Melaab, El Jorf, Tinjdad, Tinghir, and Ouarzazatte. You can access the Merzouga desert via this road. The N13 connects Errachidia to Erfoud, Rissani, and Merzouga in the south.
The public transport system has buses that go to Erfoud from the north (from Midelt, Meknes and Fez) and from the east (from Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Boumaln Dades and Tinghir). Daily trips are made by Supratours.
All Morocco tours to Sahara desert of Merzouga will be an opportunity to stop in this city.Share this tour