Province de Guélmim

Limitée au Nord par la région de Souss-Massa-Drâa, au Sud par la région Laâyoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra et la frontière Mauritanienne, à l'Est par la frontière Algérienne, l'Océan Atlantique et la région Laâyoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra à l'Ouest, la région Guelmim Es-Semara s'étend sur une superficie de 133 730 km2 , soit 18,8 1 % de la superficie nationale.

Données sur la province de Tata

La capacité d’accueil des unités touristiques implantées dans la région est actuellement de 2031 lits. La région est doté de 7 campings à Guelmime, Abaynou, Boujerif, Aouinet Ighmane, Tata, Foum Zguide et Ouatia offrant 340 emplacements.

Liste des Hotels et auberges

Galerie photo de la region
:: C.R.T. Guelmim-Smara :: 
Président   :   Salama Haoine
Téléphone :   028 87 29 11
Fax           :   028 87 38 12
Adresse     :  Délégation régionale du Tourisme, Résidence du Sahara n°3 Bd. Mohammed VI, Guelmim - Maroc





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ASSA is a dark stoned old ksar, founded on the 12th  century by the Saint conqueror Sidi Yazza Ou Idha. We know that it is as from Assa that the religious and intellectual center foundator from the Drâa area became the cradle of several dynasties from the Cherifian kingdom. The tomb of the precursory marabout Sidi Yazza  Ou IHDA is always worshiped  by the oasis inhabitants, Arabs, Berbers and Harratins. It is with the local marabout agreement that his son, Ali Ben Azza got settled at Tissint to found a zouïa,. Sidi Yazza Ou IHDA died in 727 from the Hegira of Assa. The zaouïa buldings, today in the old ruined ksar, are still relatively well preserved (rehabilitation and restoring work in progress  by the APDS : Southern provinces Promoting and Development Agency). Above, hundreds of koubhas shows the tombs of 366  saints which have lived and tought in the zaouïa during almost a thousand years.


On top of jewellery and traditional sewing, the Assa- Zag province is characterized  by two main fields : the fossiliferous rocks and mat making.

The fossilized stones, converted, shaped with love and respect, the stone takes shapes by the craftman’s thought. From stone, inert material, will birth like this several useful and decorative objects ; fountains, tables, plates, shelves, dishes, clocks, ashtrays…

Basketry, from material called “smar” will birth like this several  useful and decorativeobjects : bags, mat makers. A craft group, 11 cooperatives   (228 co-operatives) represents Assa craft activity.


Far from the fuss and closest to real life at Assa Zag, we go on to simme some touajen, coucous, spit-roasted lamb… of all sorts in the traditional household, humble or rich houses, nomads under their tents. Every day we smell there the emanations full of promises of thousand and one ways to taste the earth, sky and water good products. It is not mananymore that eat his environment but the environment that eats man.


Zouia of Assa moussem is a gathering not to be missed. People comes from everywhere in Morocco as well as the members of Ait Oussa tribe living abroad.
Cultural and religious activities take place as the tradition wants it for the prophet Mohamed’s birthday because the moussem coincides with his birthday celebration.
Ahouach dance, hassani poetry and amzighe music constitute the main artistic dish of these gatherings during which we can discover rites and customs of Assa population.


G16 The palm grove cave engravings, from the town center follow the “oasis” direction sign, pass the Assa wadi and you will discover the old ksar of Assa on the rocky crest (28°36, 42’N – 09°25, 86’W). As per the APDS, foot walks in the ksar (rehabilitation in progress) where you can discover some engravings worth to look at.

G17 At 8 km from Assa (towards Tata) eastward of the town, Odette de Puigaudeau and Marion Senonès, explored in 1951, at the locality of Ikhf Ighir, 2 sites of cave engravings. They already have been indicated by the Rabbi Mardochée ben Serour.

G18 At 25 km eastern of Assa (towards Tata) BOUTSSARFINE, track very well known  by geologists;  geologic  site with a palm grove and running water all year long.

G19 At   30   km  westward   of   Aouinat  Torkoz  (track), OUM LAAOUITGAT, there, we  can learn very  quickly the life of the nomads, their way of life and discover their every day life. Acacia forest and biodiversity very varied. There, you can go on dromedary’s back with the help of friendly people. Welcome and reception under the tents.

G21 At  40  km south-eastern of Assa (towards Zag)  TOUIZGUI, nomads, rocky mountains, cols and Drâa valley, cave engravings and palm grove place.

G22 At  50  km westward  of Assa AOUINAT  TORKOZ (Aouinat Lahna), an old track of Paris-Dakar Rally, tarred today.  We can discover a very impressive  pre-saharan research center founded par Jean-Bertrand Panouse.

G23 At 80 km from Aouinat Lahna, AOUINAT AIT OUSSA (Aayoun Ighamane), the track is impressive by its wide landscape and the rocky mountains surrounding it. Going through Tiglit, you will find Berber fig, summer fruit. Through Laaouina Ait Oussa, you can take the road towards Tan-Tan or the track towards Esmara and towards the borders Mauritania.

•Hotels, Inns, Restaurants… Where to go ?

In most cases, these hotels or inns will serve you typical and good-quality food. You will find in all the villages, on the the roadside, excellent tagines (prices to be negotiated).

NIDAROS 3 * - 10 rooms  – ASSA Center

ROSENBORG rooms with mud walls (pisé) – Bedouin tents  – route de Foum el Hassan - ASSA-ZAG