Amizmiz rarely catches the attention of visitors to Morocco. But there are some enjoyable things to do in Amizmiz for travelers looking for a relaxing adventure!
Things to Do in Amizmiz, Morocco
The small village of Amizmiz (population 11,000) sits nestled at the foot of the High Atlas mountain range, about 55 km (35 miles) from Marrakech. Although it is so close to Marrakech, the village of Amizmiz is largely ignored by travelers. This is not a place where you find a lot of touristy locations to spend time. But if you are looking for a place to relax, where you can immerse yourself in life the way the locals live it, this friendly little village is a great place to spend some time.
From Marrakech, it is easy to take a day trip to Amizmiz since it is only an hour or so away. Here, you will find a slower pace of life in beautiful and scenic surroundings. After the often-frenetic energy of Marrakech, this comfortable village might be just what you need. So if you find yourself with a little time to spare and want an adventure on the relaxing side, here are a few fun things to do in Amizmiz.
Great Shopping at the Regional Souk
If you love to shop, head for Amizmiz on Tuesday for the weekly souk. Because of its proximity to Marrakech, this regional market is a wonderful opportunity for vendors from the city to sell goods to those in the rural villages of the High Atlas mountains. Likewise, rural residents bring in fresh produce and handcrafted goods such as pottery, bags, clothing, and rugs. If you are looking for some high-quality gifts for the folks back home, without worry that your “handcrafted item” is actually a mass-produced fake, the Amizmiz weekly souk is worth exploring!
Escape to Natural Beauty
Located at the foot of the High Atlas mountain range, Amizmiz is surrounded by natural beauty. Lush pine forests surround the area and snow-capped peaks rise up in the distance. It is truly a hiker’s paradise, with walking trails and footpaths ranging from short and simple to lengthy and challenging. You can even take a hike with a tour guide and spend some time exploring some of the other rural villages near Amizmiz. If you like horseback riding, that is available too. And be sure to bring a camera. This picturesque location is abundant with beautiful pictures just waiting to be captured by you!
Relax in a Mountain Lodge
If you want to escape to the beauty of this lovely village, but still feel the comfort and convenience of modern amenities, there are two wonderful places right here in town.
The Chez ait Said is locally-owned guesthouse where you are treated like family. This traditional riad features an outdoor terrace, a kitchen you are welcome to use, and free WiFi in the public areas of the guesthouse. There is a 24-hour front desk, airport shuttle, and they are happy to help you find your way to wherever else you might like to go.
For guests seeking a bit more luxury, the Maroc Lodge is a modern hotel with all the conveniences you could ever want. Enjoy the beautiful garden, outdoor pool, and terrace. They offer a 24-hour front desk, free WiFi, and a full-service restaurant. All rooms come with a seating area, satellite TV and a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. You’ll enjoy eating a delicious continental or halal breakfast every morning for free, as well.
Since Amizmiz is so close to Marrakech, finding your way there is easy. You can rent a car or take a taxi, and there are buses available, too. Of course, you can always talk to us about booking a custom guided tour to Amizmiz. And we’ll make sure you don’t miss a thing!