Top things to do

Top Choice Cave in Taza

Gouffre du Friouato

At over 20m wide and 230m deep, the Gouffre du Friouato is said to be the deepest cavern in North Africa, and the cave system is possibly the most extensive. In 2016 a section of the roof collapsed, killing some sch…
Top Choice Market in Azrou

Azrou Souq

Azrou's weekly souq is one of the largest in the Middle Atlas and truly a sight to behold, but it's not a souvenir-fest: mountain people come from surrounding villages to trade and shop, and the real attraction is i…
Ruins in Around Midelt

Gorges d’Aouli

The eerie ghost-town mining village of Aouli and the dramatic crevasse it fills make an interesting road trip from Midelt. It was built by the French in the 1930s and at its peak housed an industrious community of 6…
Waterfall in Around Azrou

Sources de l’Oum-er-Rbia

Several dozen springs break out of the rocks to form a series of waterfalls at Oum-er-Rabia, but the attraction astonishment of visiting is not just seeing the cascades themselves (which virtually dry up during and …
Lake in Around Ifrane

Dayet Aoua

North of Ifrane, Dayet Aoua is surrounded by woodlands in an area notably rich in bird life. The lake is a popular picnic destination for families on weekends, but during the week you’ll get it largely to yourself. …
Cafe in Ifrane

La Paix

Go ahead and rub your eyes, because you won't believe you're in Morocco once you've crossed the threshold of this upmarket cafe-patisserie. First there's the astroturfed outdoor patio with garden furniture; then the…
Moroccan in Azrou

Hôtel des Cèdres

Hôtel des Cèdres' restaurant is by far the best place to eat in Azrou. Inside there's a 1920s dining room and log fire; outside plaza-fronting terrace tables allow diners to sit cheek by jowl with the town's stalwar…
International in Ifrane

Forest Restaurant

This chilled-out cafe attracts Ifrane's wealthy university students and it's a little on the pricey side, but if your Western palate is craving some decent international food, Forest is a treat. Start the day with e…
Village in Around Azrou

'Ain Leuh

This pretty village, 25km southwest of Azrou, is within the Ifrane National Park, and crowned by a small 17th-century kasbah that would have been used to control the local Berber population during Moulay Ismail's ti…
Forest in Around Azrou

Moudmame

If you're desperate to see Azrou's furry famed locals, it's a piece of cake – just outside town, Moudmame is a popular picnic forest area where one of the region's Barbary macaque troops are guaranteed to be found h…