Following the narrow track running along the Todra river valley from [poi = 118246] TINEGHIR palm [/ poi] for about 15 km, you will reach the spectacular gorge that was carved by the river. It's only 10 meters wide, but 160 meters high. The place is really impressive and ideal for hiking, trekking or mountain biking. Inside, there are a couple of hotels, but I recommend a little hotel in the Todra Valley (it's pretty good and cheap) because the best thing about this place deep in the earth is the daylight. By car, you can only go so far, past that, you need a 4x4.
This place can be spotted from the road to the Todra Gorge, just outside the city of Tinerhir, in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains, and is one of the most beautiful landscapes you can find in the Moroccan desert. You can enter and visit the many channels used by farmers to irrigate their crops (mainly maize), but the panoramic view offered by the road is enough.
I had read in my travel guide that one of the things that I could not miss out on my trip to Morocco was Ikelane Mosque in the heart of Tinerhir. So we started to look for it. We had to ask the natives, but struggled to find someone who knew it and take us to it. After a nice walk through a palm grove, between different cultures, we got to the mosque. We saw it was locked, and that even though the restoration work that took place a few years ago, it was in a state of disrepair. Still, we were walking around and enjoying the sights and seeing many of the rooms from the windows. It is believed that the origin of the mosque is medieval, but its decoration and plaster arches appear to be of the nineteenth century.