Accommodation near Tineghir
Tineghir is at the eastern end of the Dades Valley, with the High Atlas Mountains rising up behind it to the North, and the Jbel Sarhro Mountains spread out at its feet to the South. Originally just the name for the town, the area now known as Tineghir has expanded over time to include all the villages in one of the most beautiful Oases of Southern Morocco.
The main city of Tineghir (Baladia Tineghir) has 36 000 inhabitants, but the oasis as a whole totalled 86 500 inhabitants according to the 2004 Census. Tineghir, as with the region of Ouarzazate, is populated by the Amazighs (Berber people), and is at the centre of the Oasis. The lush palm grove covers a stretch of about 30 miles, varying in width between 500 to 1500 metres along the River Todra.
The Todra Gorge
Take a 20 Km side-trip through the splendid Todra River valley road that takes you through luxuriant ribbons of palm and olive groves, almond and pomegranate trees and patchworks of tiny fields and about a dozen pink-grey villages before entering the mouth of the Todra Gorge. The canyon is 1,000 ft high, cut into the pink and green walls of the High Atlas where birdwatchers and wildlife enthusiasts can experience some very interesting opportunities. The actual Todra Canyon road is only a few hundred yards long, so to continue further a 4 x 4 vehicle is essential.