Excursion Lalla Takerkoust Marrakech
Lalla Takerkoust is a mystical place, source of legends. Formerly, before its impoundment at the site of the lake, was the marabout and mosque of Lalla Takerkoust, a woman recognized as a saint by her kindness and the powers attributed to her. People came to pray and make offerings on his mausoleum, known to bring fertility to women in difficulty of procreation.
Today this name is given to the village. The water point located upstream of the mountain.
Is it chance that wanted to root a legend in the beliefs of the inhabitants of this village, they say that the source is cited in the Coran, in sura XVIII of the Cave which highlights the story of the 7 sleepers, young Christians of Ephesus whom God plunged into a mystical sleep after they were walled in a cave by Pagans. Their theses are prescribed by the 7 tombs lined up next to the source, in the village of Amizmiz, “which seem” to confirm this legend for locals and visitors alike in search of mystical stories !!?
In short, our excursion and the activities during this day at the Lalla Takerkoust dam bring us relaxation and joy.
We will head for Amizmiz, where breathtaking landscapes meander. From the gates of the Agafay desert to the snow-capped peaks of the Atlas, all the panoramas follow one another and offer an unparalleled change of scenery. When we arrive at the lake, the blue of the sky merges with the deep waters and gives a feeling of infinity where all dreams come to life. When the mountains are reflected on the body of water, the scenery becomes magical. We then understand why this place is the source of such beautiful legends. The Lalla Takerkoust dam is above all a refreshing place and an ideal place to escape the heat of Marrakech.
All tastes will be served by the activities offered by the providers on site. There are in particular many public or private beaches which allow to find an environment of relaxation and peace according to the desires of all. From the beach to the wild lay by the water, there is no shortage of temptations to put down your towel. The countryside around the lake offers interesting hiking possibilities. Others can find offers on Quad or Buggy getaways. They will all be able to enjoy magnificent views with the Atlas as a backdrop.
Whether you are a fan of “idleness” or ecotourism, it is easy to find around Lake Lalla Takerkoust an activity offer to your liking. On the shores of Lake Lalla Takerkouste several activities are offered, of course the most traditional and famous one on donkey back:
- Those looking for relaxation can stretch out on the lakeside.
- The adventurous can take to the lakeside slopes, choose one of the beaches available to you, and relax for a day of decompression in a breathtaking natural spectacle (swimming in the lake is prohibited)
- The ecologists, excursions on foot and trek to discover the region and its history can be organized.
Tranquility and rest can not prevent you from tasting the traditional dishes of the region for a lunch while enjoying the sun or / and activities in peace.
A variety of gastronomic offers, from traditional Moroccan cuisine to French gastronomy, the shores of the lake offer many tasty gourmet stops. From rustic simplicity to luxury. You will find a framework that meets your tastes. However, they all have in common that they offer a superb view of the breathtaking panorama of the lake and its surroundings.
The Lalla Takerkoust dam is the ideal place where legends and modernity come together to provide an unrivaled change of scenery. A day on Lake Lalla Takerkoust promises an exile far from the turmoil of Marrakech and its stifling heat.