A signed open-air petroglyph site sits just at the entrance to Oukaimeden, with carved illustrations of pastoral life and geometric patterns first catalogued by researchers in 1949. Look for small metal stakes marking the location of the most important carvings, or ask one of the local faux guides (unofficial guides), who will inevitably wander over when travellers arrive, to show you around for a small tip.

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Nearby Oukaimeden attractions

1. Imlil Waterfalls


Two small waterfalls just south of the Kasbah du Toubkal make a pleasant afternoon walk from Imlil.

2. Marigha Salt Mine

10.48 MILES

Local villagers mine salt here using traditional methods that have been in use for generations, pulling buckets of mineral-rich water from wells up to 20m…

3. Cascades d’Irhoulidene

10.8 MILES

This splendid waterfall cascades for more than 20m above Azib Tamsoult and makes an excellent full-day hike from Imlil or acclimisation day en route to…

4. Ecomusée Berbère

11.17 MILES

Four kilometres past Tnine, a discreet sign points up a dirt path into the Amazigh (Berber) village of Tafza, where the three-storey mud-brick ksar …

5. Safranerie de l'Ourika

12.18 MILES

Almost anything thrives in Ourika’s rich soil, including saffron, organically grown here from bulbs that are cultivated near Talouine. Saffron is a high…

6. Jardin Bio-Aromatique d'Ourika

12.47 MILES

The organic botanical gardens of a Franco-Moroccan bath-product company combining Amazigh (Berber) herbal remedies with modern aromatherapy make for…

7. Anima Garden

13.29 MILES

Nestled in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains, Anima Garden is a space designed by multimedia artist André Heller. Surprising sculptures…

8. Aghmat Archaeological Site

15.02 MILES

These excavations, about 200m to the left off the main road, began in 2010 and have revealed ancient urban foundations, including a hammam, grand mosque,…