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Ranked #1 of 18 attractions in Rissani
Category: Geologic Formations; Outdoors
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Ranked #2 of 18 attractions in Rissani
Category: Tourist/ Visitor Centers; Other
Owner description: Sahara Magic offers custom and packaged tours of Morocco to individuals and groups. Sahara Magic can arrange bespoke tours,... more » Owner description: Sahara Magic offers custom and packaged tours of Morocco to individuals and groups. Sahara Magic can arrange bespoke tours, national cuisine tours, camel tours, combined tours, historical, cultural, nature ... You can specify requirement, dates and standard of accommodation. Sahara Magic provides wide range of tours, and have been designed for you according to the period of your stay-one day tours , 3 day , 5 day, 7 day, 8day or more day....We organize bivouacs into the desert, and we accompany you in an unforgettable safari on the sahara.Our tailored packages and Morocco tours include: •Morocco 2 day, 3 day, 4 day, 5 day trips, tours and excursions •Camel tours from Marrakech, Casablanca, Tangier, Fez and Ouarzazate•Desert tours from Marrakech and Casablanca to Erg Chigaga •Marrakech day trips to Telouet and Ait Benhaddou•Fes tours from Marrakech and Marrakech tours from Fez•Camel trekking in Morocco for 1 night to several days•Private Morocco tours for couples, groups and families with children•Customized Morocco tours to match our clients dates and timescales•Desert excursions in Morocco from Marrakech, Casablanca and Fes•Marrakech camel trekking tours and 4×4 desert excursions•Private day trips and day tours from Marrakech•Casablanca trips, tours and excursions including Fes, Marrakech and Sahara•Desert trips from Marrakech to Fez and Fez to Marrakech via Erg Chebbi•Excursions in Morocco with private driver•Morocco desert tours and desert excursions•Desert excursions from Marrakech and Casablanca to Erg Chebbi « less
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Ranked #3 of 18 attractions in Rissani
Owner description: MOROCCO OASIS TOURS is a small company specializing in organizing tourist tours around Morocco.We will organize your trip to... more » Owner description: MOROCCO OASIS TOURS is a small company specializing in organizing tourist tours around Morocco.We will organize your trip to Morroco: desert tours, 4x4 tours, camel rides in the dunes, camping in the Sahara Desert and and the all things you want to do.You can see the country with a driver / private guide, with him you will go to the most special places in the country. « less
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Ranked #4 of 18 attractions in Rissani
Category: Flea/ Street Markets; Shopping
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Ranked #5 of 18 attractions in Rissani
Owner description: Morocco Fez Desert Tours are a reputable Moroccan tour operator based in Fes with more than 15 years of experience in... more » Owner description: Morocco Fez Desert Tours are a reputable Moroccan tour operator based in Fes with more than 15 years of experience in organising Moroccan tours and excursions. We strive to design and tailor-made tour packages that suit your travel needs from budget to luxury. Either you are couples, friends, small group, family with kids, independent travellers, women or men, we have tours and excursions. « less
Ranked #6 of 18 attractions in Rissani
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Sijilmassa (pronounced see-jill-moss-uh), a national historic site recognized by Morocco's Ministry of Culture, was the... more » Owner description: Sijilmassa (pronounced see-jill-moss-uh), a national historic site recognized by Morocco's Ministry of Culture, was the fabled and ancient Berber capital of the Tafilalet Kingdom located at the northern edge of the Sahara desert that once rivaled Marrakech. Founded in A.D. 757 On the banks overlooking the Oued Ziz, a river in the oasis region of the Sahara desert, Sijilmassa grew wealthy and powerful during the Middle Ages as a gold-trade-route city strategically located at the exit-point of the western Trans-Saharan caravan trade route -- which extended from the Niger River in the Sudan to Tangier in northern Morocco. « less
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Ranked #7 of 18 attractions in Rissani
Owner description: sijilmassatours is a company in the south of morocco is a team that offers several presentations and services to help you... more » Owner description: sijilmassatours is a company in the south of morocco is a team that offers several presentations and services to help you preparing your own trek, Tours, expedition ... in Morocco.Either in the mountains or in Desert of Morocco.Our aim is to put into the real life style of the real Moroccans living in the mountains and discover the wonderful sites throughout the Whole atlas valleys and villages. « less
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Ranked #8 of 18 attractions in Rissani
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Ranked #9 of 18 attractions in Rissani
Category: Flea/ Street Markets; Shopping
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Ranked #10 of 18 attractions in Rissani
Category: Antique Shops; Shopping
Owner description: Sahara Gallery Rissani is an antique store specialized in old objects of the Tafilalet Region and the southern part of... more » Owner description: Sahara Gallery Rissani is an antique store specialized in old objects of the Tafilalet Region and the southern part of Morocco. The store contains thousands of old objects and a variety of Berber Touareg jewelry, fossils and minerals ... « less
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Ranked #11 of 18 attractions in Rissani
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Ranked #12 of 18 attractions in Rissani
Ranked #13 of 18 attractions in Rissani
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #14 of 18 attractions in Rissani
Category: Specialty Shops; Shopping
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Ranked #15 of 18 attractions in Rissani
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Sijilmassa (pronounced see-jill-moss-uh), a national historic site recognized by Morocco's Ministry of Culture, was the... more » Owner description: Sijilmassa (pronounced see-jill-moss-uh), a national historic site recognized by Morocco's Ministry of Culture, was the fabled and ancient Berber capital of the Tafilalet Kingdom located at the northern edge of the Sahara desert that once rivaled Marrakech. Founded in A.D. 757 on the banks overlooking the Oued Ziz, a river in the oasis region of the Sahara desert, Sijilmassa grew wealthy and powerful during the Middle Ages as a gold-trade-route city strategically located at the exit-point of the western Trans-Saharan caravan trade route -- which extended from the Niger River in the Sudan to Tangier in northern Morocco. From the 10th to the 12th centuries Sijilmassa was the center of the Gold trade between Morocco and the Sudan, and its legendary glory owes much to this position. Even after its fall as a great commercial center and caravan endpoint, the region of Sijilmassa remained instrumental in the minting of gold brought from the Sudan. Until the 10th century, control over the right to mint coins was held by the central government in the Orient as a means to control the vast expanses of the Arab world. Gold became a key resource in managing the growth of Arab and European economies in the North, and when confronted with the lack of it in their own territories, they started spinning myths about the abundance of gold south of the Sahara that greatly increased caravan commerce. As the flow of gold increased, the temptation to refine and mint it on the way, rather than at its final destination also increased. The minting of gold in Sijilmassa was one of the first acts of rebellion of the Fatimid dynasty, who originated from what is modern day Tunisia (Ifriqiya). In doing so, they directly opposed the ruling government in Baghdad. Sudanese gold refined in Sijilmassa also made it to Europe, where it was minted into European coins. The identical quality and gold proportion between European and Moroccan coins attests to the importance of trade between these regions- and it seems that Europeans minted similar coins precisely to purchase Maghrebi luxury goods. Sijilmassa was initially destroyed in 1363 and rebuilt by Sultan Moulay Isma'il, one of the first rulers (1672 - 1727) of the Alaouite dynasty that governs Morocco today. Ultimately, the city of Sijilmassa was conquered by Ait Atta nomads in 1818. The Roman ruins and Grand Mosque, which was last rebuilt in 1796 and serves as the central feature of this medieval town, are made of unbaked brick that require continual maintenance to preserve. In 1996 Sijilmassa was included on the very first World Monuments Watch "List of 100 Most Endangered Sites", a list created to focus international attention on the cultural significance and threats to endangered locations worldwide, as well as to help raise the necessary funds for preservation. The Watch is a program of the World Monuments Fund (WMF), a New York-based non-profit organization dedicated to preserving and protecting endangered works of art and architecture around the globe. « less
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Category: Sightseeing Tours
Owner description: Maroc-safari est une agence de voyages, tres riche d'experience et tres active dans l'organisation des excursions et des... more » Owner description: Maroc-safari est une agence de voyages, tres riche d'experience et tres active dans l'organisation des excursions et des circuits de courte ou de long dure au Maroc, nous offrons des sejours pour les personnes seules, couple, famille ainsi pour un groupe de plusieurs personnes. « less
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Owner description: Driss fossils and minerals from morocco, we are wholesale and retail fossils shop such as trilobites, ammonites, orthoceras,... more » Owner description: Driss fossils and minerals from morocco, we are wholesale and retail fossils shop such as trilobites, ammonites, orthoceras, shark tooth, starfish, minerals, goniatites, crinoids, selenites, vanadinite, azurite, barite, desert roses, meteorites, We organize paleotours, geotours, fossils hunting tours, fossils collecting tours.... « less
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