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Tinghir (Morocco)

Practical information on Tinghir

  • Park and garden
  • Countryside
  • Desert
  • Mountain
  • Castle and fortress
  • Place or Historical Monument
  • Off the beaten track
4 / 5 - 2 reviews
How to get there
A 12 mile journey from Tamtattouchte by car and a 31 mile bus journey from Boumalne Dades
When to go
April to September
Minimum stay
One day

Reviews of Tinghir

Latéfa Faïz Seasoned Traveller
114 written opinions

Tinghir is an oasis close to Todgha Gorge.

My suggestion:
The city is only for a stop-off on your way to Todgha Gorge.
My review

During the day, Tinghir is literally crushed by the heat of the sun. I advise you to wander through Tinghir in the evening instead. It's the most refreshing time of the day and you will be able to better appreciate the scenery. Especially as the city is very small. This will only make your walk even faster.

I thought that the two main arteries running through Tinghir were quite pleasant with their terraces and the large public garden situated in the city centre. The only spectacular monument in Tinghir is the old kasbah of Cheikh Bassou Ou Ali. He lived here in the 1930s, his kasbah at that time was one of the most beautiful homes in the area. A truly charming home. The kasbah of Basou Ou Ali has incidentally now become a chain hotel. The original rooms have been preserved and still feature their pale pink walls.

I suggest that you do venture into this old kasbah, the new owners allow pretty much anybody to visit the public areas which display objects made from local crafts and there is a nice collection of the region's Ksour models

Julie Olagnol Seasoned Traveller
145 written opinions

If you want to visit the Todgha Gorge you need to stay the night in Tinghir, in the Middle Atlas.

My suggestion:
It's much more fun to make you own way from Tinghir to the Todgha Gorge.
My review

During my trip to Morocco, after seeing Erg Chebbi's dunes, I took a bus from Erfoud to Tinghir where, not surprisingly, the bus driver's cousin's cousin was waiting for us.

Off to the hotel. During the evening we talked and drank beer with the young gay manager and his friends, who were very friendly, and we ate a traditional tagine in one of the restaurants in this big village.

The next day we set off for the Todgha Gorge, about 12 km away. You can get there in any taxi and mock the tourists in the air conditioned coaches! The scenery around Tinghir is splendid, with its palm trees set in the midst of red mountains. Afterwards you can join the crowd to get on a bus for Boumaine in the Dades valley.

Tinghir, 12 km from the Todgha Gorge
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