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Todra Gorge

Todra Gorge


Visiting the breath-taking Todra Gorge makes one realize that being stuck between the proverbial rock and hard place is not always a bad thing!  Here a three-hundred-meter-deep fault line splits the orange limestone into a deep ravine, at some points just wide enough for a crystal-clear river and single-file hikers to squeeze through.  The road from Tinerhir passes through green palmeraies (palm groves) and Berber villages until, about fifteen kilometers along the road, high walls of pink and gray rock close in.  The approach is absolutely thrilling, and the best time to visit is in the morning, when the sunshine briefly illuminates the gorge in welcome.  Through the gorge and eighteen kilomters further along the road is the Berber village of Tamtattouchte, with Imilchil some ninety-five kilometers beyond.