Tatiouine Valley is located in the middle of Oued Outat basin, 20km north of Midelt. It is known for being the main starting point for the climb of Jbel Ayachi and various trips, including to Cirque de Jaafar.
Because of its preserved natural environment, the green valley is especially ideal for family picnics and camping.
Total relaxation at the edge of the mountain
Before arriving at Oued Moulouya, Assif Outat crosses its way through the fool of Jbel Ayachi. As a result, it has carved the Tatiouine gorges throughout time, and its waters generously irrigate the valley’s fields.
There is a wonderful world to discover on long hikes through apple orchards and rocky cliffs. Hikers will pass easy circuits, observe a rich and unspoiled ecosystem, and see a rustic reservoir with several seguias under the snow-capped peaks of Jbel Ayachi. They will also explore the walls of the gorge that are filled with caves. The view from the summit of Tizi Tazigzaout at the valley and the surrounding fields is breathtaking.
At the end of the day, you can sleep under the stars by camping on the Oued’s edge, or you can spend the night at Ksar Tatiouine. Because of the facilities it provides, this Ksar is suitable for spending several days in the valley and explore its attractions. As part of l’Initiative Nationale du Développement Humain (the National Initiative for Human Development), the village has a warm and authentic lodge, which is run by a couple. It allows you to recover after a long day of hiking and recharge your batteries before the next trip. It is also an opportunity to have a one-of-a-kind human experience and to learn about local culinary delights.
The Tatiouine valley holds an outstanding natural landscape and diversified fauna. This ecosystem is dominated by birds, with various species of passerines, vultures, and ducks.
There are also bats, called locally Fertettou, squirrels, jackals, African Wildcats, and otters. The region is also home to several species of desert amphibians, including the cerastes and the prickly eyelid gecko.