Source: Athena Lao
Azrou is a town in Morocco that is 89 kilometers south from Fez. It is located in the province of Ifrane of the Fez-Meknes region. The total population of Azrou as of 2010 is 200,000. The place is famous for its forest with many butterflies.
1. Experience the view at Cedre Gouraud
Once you are in Azrou, you should really visit Cedre Gouraud. It is kind of forest where there are dead trees. It might sound creepy to some but it is very magnificent once you see it in person. In here, you will be able to see the mountains overlooking Azrou. It will be very exciting and unique experience for sure.
2. Taste local food
Skip the ready-to-eat meals and try one of the bests food in Azrou. As you wander around the great place you will find yourself looking for something delicious to eat and finding a some in Azrou is really easy. Restaurant Les Delices, Poissons Abdelouafi, and Cafe petrol are the best places for you to visit.
3. Monkey Watch
One of the most famous animals and attraction here in Azrou are the monkeys. They are Barbary apes that are so used to humans that when you walk around the mountains you might find some walking with you. They are very friendly and you should slowly approach them. Plus, they like nuts too!
4. Buy something
Of course, once you travel to a different place you would want to buy something to make you remember the memories and experience you had in that place. You should really buy some souvenirs here. You can find locals around the famous attractions or before starting to hike around the mountains, they would be selling a lot of hand-made local souvenirs that you will surely love.
5. Walk around Jari Saoud
Jari Saoud is a beautiful 5-hectare touch of nature. Just relax and enjoy hiking around the area so that you will be able to appreciate the amazing views, the trees, flowers and the different kinds of butterflies around. You can also have a picnic under the magnificent trees if you like.
6. Book the Morocco Unexplored – Private Day Tours
If you want to the most of your time in Azrou and don’t want the hassle of organising everything then you should really book this Morocco Unexplored private day tour. This tour will enable you to have a tour around the best places in Azrou to visit, hike, and take pictures without any other tourists going with you since it is a private tour.
Azrou is very famous for the magnificent mountains and forest and the best way to explore the area is to trek. In this way, you would be able to see the hidden wonders of Azrou as well as the animals in the place. Make sure to bring trekking stuff when you plan to visit Azrou though.
If you want a much more adventurous and long tour of the mountains and forest of Azrou then you should really stay the night at the camping zone. It is guaranteed to be really safe and a lot of tourists will be camping as well so you are never alone. The milky way is so magnificent at night as well.
9. Day tours
There are a lot of travel agencies that offers day tours in Azrou. They will be the one to organise everything from the places you will go, the activities you will do, the transportation and even the meals. All that is left for you to do is enjoy the whole day exploring and falling in love with the place.
10. Make friends with the locals
The best way for you to be able to be comfortable in the place is to make friends with the locals. You will not only learn a lot more about the place but you will also have another reason to go back to Azrou. Plus, local people tend to give you tips about the best ways to explore the town.
Have a good trip and travel!