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4 hours each day for 7 days The evotional circuit takes an unchanging route through the medina, from south-east to south-west, passing through the north. It begins on Tuesday and ends on the following Monday, each day being reserved for a wali (or saint). The ziara is done in the following order: Sidi Youssef Ben Ali -> Tuesday Cadi Ayyad -> Wednesday Sidi Bel Abbès -> Thursday Sidi Ben Slimane -> Friday Sidi Abdelaziz Tebbaâ -> Saturday Sidi Abdellah El Ghazouani -> Sunday Imam Souheili -> Monday
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24h
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  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Transport by private vehicle
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  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Who are the seven saints of Regraga?
  • These seven men were Christians who, during a trip to Mecca, met the Prophet Muhammad (saws), who taught them Islam. Converted to this new religion, they returned to the Maghreb to spread his message. They settled then in the area of Essaouira, where they began their mission. These seven saints are: Sidi Ouasmine, Sidi Said Essabek, Sidi Aissa Boukhabiya, Sidi Yaala, Sidi Saleh, Sidi Boubker Achemasse and Sidi Aissa Mouloutad. The pilgrimage of the Regraga perpetuates the daour, the visit of the tombs of these seven founding saints of the brotherhood of Chiadma, located in the hinterland of Essaouira.
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  • HISTORY & MONUMENTS About 300 years ago, the Sultan Moulay Ismaïl of Marrakech, found an idea to face the growing influence of the seven saints Regraga around Essaouira. Seven saints were chosen, having for one thing in common all of them buried in the ocher city. In 2005, Bab Doukkala, seven towers were built in honor of these seven men, who represent both the history and culture of the city of Marrakech. Zoom on this tradition and its cultural practices.
  • Who are the seven saints of Regraga?
  • These seven men were Christians who, during a trip to Mecca, met the Prophet Muhammad (saws), who taught them Islam. Converted to this new religion, they returned to the Maghreb to spread his message. They settled then in the area of Essaouira, where they began their mission. These seven saints are: Sidi Ouasmine, Sidi Said Essabek, Sidi Aissa Boukhabiya, Sidi Yaala, Sidi Saleh, Sidi Boubker Achemasse and Sidi Aissa Mouloutad. The pilgrimage of the Regraga perpetuates the daour, the visit of the tombs of these seven founding saints of the brotherhood of Chiadma, located in the hinterland of Essaouira.
  • Who are the seven saints of Marrakech?
  • All these saints were great scholars in Islamic theology or great Sufi mystics. One of them, however, stands out in the imagination of people: Sidi Bel Abbes Sebti, considered the true patron saint of the city. This man is the most invoked and venerated (the donut traders dedicate him the first fruit of their work and the peasants, their first sheaf of wheat). Here is a brief presentation of each of the walis of the city:
  • Sidi Youssef Ben Ali
  • Also called: Abu Yaakub Youssef ben Ali.
  • Origin: Yemeni, from Marrakech.
  • Education: He was the brilliant student of Sheikh Abu Asfour.
  • Particular sign: Reached leprosy, he kept an immense faith in God until his death.
  • Died in: 1196 (593 AH)
  • Burried at: Bab Ghmat.
  • Cadi Ayyad Ben Moussad
  • Also called: Abu Al Fadl Ayyad Ben Amer Ben Moussa Ben Ayyad Ben Ben Ben Ben Ben Ben Moussa Ben Ayyad Al Yahsob OR "Cadi of Granada"
  • Origin: Yemenite, originally from Sebta.
  • Education: High school student of Abu Abdellah ben Issa, Imam Abu Abdellah bin Hamdine, Abu Al Hassan bin Siradj and Imam Abu Al Walid Ibn Rush.
  • Particular Sign: He is the most famous of the learned of the Malékisme in the Muslim West: his love of the Prophet expressed in his work "Al-Chifaa" and his orthodox rigor him
  • worth its title of saint.
  • Died in: 1149 (544 AH)
  • Buried: near Bab Aïlen.
  • Sidi bel abbes
  • Also called: Abu el Abbas Ahmed bin Jaafar el Khazraji.
  • Origin: Originally from Sebta.
  • Education: Disciple of Cadi Ayyad, Sidi Bel Abbas also befriended Averroes, with whom he shared his ideas.
  • Particular Signs: He lived for 40 years in a cave on a hill in Gueliz, without ever entering the city. He spent his life caring for and defending the weak and the blind. His Zawiya is part of the pilgrimage of Regraga.
  • Died in: 1205 (601 AH)
  • Buried at: Sidi Marouk cemetery, near Bab Taghzout.
  • Sidi Ben Slimane
  • Also called: Sidi Mohammed Ben Slimane Ben Said Al Jazouli.
  • Origin: Originally from Souss.
  • Education: He was enrolled in the Madrasah Essaffarine of Fez where he excelled in the hadiths.
  • Particular Signs: He is the founder of the Moroccan Sufism in view of a mobilization against the Iberian invasion. He is the author of the famous prayer book "Dala'il al-Khayrat" (The Paths of Benefits). He died while doing the prayer.
  • Died in: 1465 (870 AH)
  • Buried at: The zaouïa Jazoulia, north of the medina, near Dar-el-Glaoui.
  • Sidi Abdelaziz Tebba
  • Also called: Abu Fares Abdelaziz.
  • Origin: Silk merchant from Fez.
  • Education: Principal disciple of Sidi Ben Slimane.
  • Particular Sign: He propagated Sufi ethics in the guilds of craftsmen.
  • Died in: 1508 (914 AH)
  • Buried: not far from the Ben Youssef Mosque.
  • Sidi Abdellah El Ghazouani
  • Also known as: Moul El Ksour
  • Origin: Native of the Gazouane tribe.
  • Education: After continuing his studies in Fez then in Granada, he moved to Marrakech to complete his training with Sidi Abdelaziz Tabaa.
  • Particular Signs: The Sultan Sidi Mohamed Cheikh imprisoned him in Marrakech, jealous of his good reputation among the people. He will be released a few years later.
  • Died in: 1528 (934 AH)
  • Buried: not far from the Mouassine Mosque.
  • Imam Souheili
  • Also known as: Abu el Kassim, Abu Zaid Abderrahmane ibn al Khatib Abu
  • Amer ben Abi al Hassan Asbagh ben Houssine Ben Saadoun ben Redouane ben Fattouh Souhaili.
  • Origin: Originally from Souhail, near Malaga.
  • Education: Was brought back from Spain by Yacoub El Mansour.
  • Particular Signs: He is known for his Sufi poetry and open-mindedness at a time of strong religious censorship. The Students with no memory often recollect their grave. He wrote two masterpieces: one on the proper names of the prophets quoted in the Koran, the other on the biography of Sidna Mohammed.Mort in: 1186 (582 AH) Buried: near Bab Robb.How does the pilgrimage take place? The pilgrimage follows a circular path that refers to the convolution around the Kaaba during the pilgrimage to Mecca. The devotional circuit takes an unchanging route through the medina, from south-east to south-west, passing through the north. It begins on Tuesday and ends on the following Monday, each day being reserved for a wali (or saint). The "ziara" is done in the following order: Sidi Youssef Ben Ali -> MardiCadi Ayyad -> WednesdaySidi Bel Abbes -> ThursdaySidi Ben Slimane -> FridaySidi Abdelaziz Tebbaâ -> SaturdaySidi Abdellah El Ghazouani -> Sunday
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Jeanette S
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Ouzoud falls
Pick up was prompt, however on arrival we and rest of the group were asked by the tour guide for 30dm each this is
Christine C
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Tour Operator Did Not Turn Up
We got up early looking forward to the trip. We were waiting at the pick up point at least twenty minutes before we
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Scam trip to ouzoud- do not book
I have Bought a day trip to Ouzoud waterfalls. I have asked the local contact to Pick us up at our hotel . They hav
Xerard G
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VERY NICE
I need to say that the organization is not the best At the begining they were going to pick up us at 10.30, we call
sam_sharpley
sam_sharpley
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Amazing
Absolutely beautiful day, fed the monkeys, had lunch and had a ride on the boat. Travelled from Marrakech on an air
Sophie H
Sophie H
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Well worth the visit
This trip was amazing. We got to swim and enjoy views of the falls. The boat cost 20MAD or 2Euros each. Our guide (
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Great day!!
The tour was very good organised, Despite not speaking English the driver was generally nice and drove us safely in
Babs1953_13
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Interesting place to visit.
It was a very hot day when we went there 14/05/2029); and you really need to be fit as there are a lot of steps to
Seaston19
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‘Not very good’
Firstly, we had been on a activity the day before which was amazing and so had something to compare this trip with
bambierose
bambierose
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Worth it
Essaouira is truly beautiful. I am beyond happy that I went. Abdel our driver was amazing. Thank you!
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Desert Buggy Tour
Wonderful experience with my son. A sunny day and made a stop for mint tea and snack si we had a middle rest. Guide
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Great little trip quadin’ to the Palmeraie
Very friendly team and smooth morning run out! Great little trip with decent scenes! Driver even sent us the track
Clara c
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Great trip to Essaouira
We booked a private tour from our Riad. The driver picked us up at the Riad at 8:30am. He was there on time and had
Leslie W
Leslie W
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Amazing trip!
What an amazing day. First, I got picked up in a van that had ac, WiFi and a friendly driver. The 3 hours to the wa
kia9405
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Nice
For that price it worth it! Is a nice place, you will spend a pretty day! They doesn’t write it but you have one h
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