Oasis of Fint
Visit Fint Oasis
The oasis of Fint, which means “hidden oasis” in Berber, is located at the threshold of the Anti-Atlas, 12 kilometres from Ouarzazate.
It is a group of 4 small villages bordering a narrow and charming green palm grove stretching along the wadi Fint for a few kilometers. It is all the more enhanced and colorful by its striking contrast with the volcanic black rocks of the mountains overhanging it.
On arrival, the oasis appears below. Once the wadi ford is crossed, a path goes around the oasis on its right. A few hundred meters away, the first village on the heights of Fint is Tahrbalite.
They are adobe houses from which the views from the terraces make us appreciate the unique peculiarity of the place. Below the village, a path goes down to the heart of the oasis. It leads, once the wadi crossed, to the village of Belrizi; the left part, is a set of houses in adobe or stone rather dilapidated, which confers on it an atmosphere of ghost village, without however being devoid of charm.
Donkey rides are organized within the palm grove, passing notably towards the two other villages: Timoula and Wangarf.
The oasis of Fint benefits from a special microclimate maintained by an open-air irrigation system (séguias). It is organized around a fair distribution of irrigation water and cultivable land.
Fint, spread out in steps, shelters fruit trees, orange trees, lemons, almond trees, date palms and oleanders.
Market gardening is widespread. Several species of birds nest there throughout the year and mingle their songs: blackbirds, ravens, peregrine falcons, swallows, sparrows. An astonishing charm and a particular calm make it a surprising stage on the threshold of the Anti-Atlas.
Coming to the oasis of Fint
The oasis of Fint is 14 km from Ouarzazate.
By car, by the Zagora road, cross the bridge that leads to Tabounte, turn right after the Oilibya petrol station and follow the road for 3 km towards the kasbah of Tifoultoute.
Turn left at the signpost. After a few kilometers end the course with a short downhill track.
By public transport, from Ouarzazate, take a large taxi at the bottom of Mouahidine Square, which shuttles to Tabount. Get off at the Afriquia petrol station, from there vans cover the remaining 10 km all day long.
Documentary on the Fint Oasis (French subtitle)
A bunch of friends at Fint
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