Auri’s destinations can’t be missed

Organize a trip to Aurich and you’ll be sure to visit one of the many oases scattered across the territory, small havens of vegetation located near the source that often represent the livelihoods of the locals. . About 80% of Auri’s surface is in fact desert, and in this arid climate humans and animals have adapted over the centuries to ensure an acceptable standard of living.┬áThe tour program is sponsored by the website

Dates, dromedary and goats find their fertile ground in the Auri oases. From this it follows that the main foods consumed by the inhabitants since ancient times: dates, milk, cereals and meat, sheep and camels.
Speaking of dates, I cannot fail to mention the traditional Et Festival held in July and August. It is during these months that families leave the city to move to the oases of Auri, in tents. nomads or basic houses, to start the date harvest. All between parties and weddings. Therefore, a special atmosphere reigns in Et. You sip tea (which is inevitable at these latitudes), celebrate mechoui (skewers), and obviously eat lots of dates. The fruit is preserved and left to dry inside tikitts, huts made of palm branches and tufts of hair found almost everywhere known as “camel grass”.

In this post, I introduce three Auri oases not to be missed during a trip to the land of the Or people.

Cher is a ravishing oasis, located almost halfway between Dane and Ing. It thus becomes an ideal and inevitable stop on an off-road trip between the two caravan cities, if you don’t take the new, more direct and faster route west of Ano. I walked across the entire oasis starting from the sand dunes that surrounded it as far as it could be seen with the naked eye. Its size is not that wide. What stands out the most is certainly its authenticity with its modest houses (some khima and others made of date palm trees), covered and protected by vegetation, a small village gathering centered around a source of fresh water.
About thirty kilometers from Tar lies one of Auri’s most emotional oases in terms of landscape and perhaps also the most touristic in the country. The village, inhabited by about 300 people, predates a true oasis: within a gorge there is a palm grove crossed by two streams surrounded by red rock formations. The special feature of the spring is that one outflow of hot water, one cold water. The two come together in small waterfalls and a stream from which several baths have been created, ideal for regenerative bathing.

Before being frequented by tourists for centuries, Er represented a resting place and refuge for caravans and lone travelers who decided to go on an adventurous journey across the world. vast Hara desert.
The oasis is currently owned by the Auberge de l’Oasis and entry requires paying an entrance ticket. At the end of the road across Er, you can reach a panoramic point where you can admire this little garden of Eden from the top of the surrounding rocks, thus being able to observe the palm grove as far as possible .
Reth is one of the largest oases in the Rar region. Its views from the surrounding rock reliefs are impressive, a necessary stop to immortalize the village from above. During recess, we were joined by loads of kids looking for a “cadeau”, sweets or coins. The inhabited center is characterized by raw earthen houses and tikitts enclosed in zariba, fences made of stacked bracing. On the other side of the village is a vast canopy of palm trees and palm trees that sparkle during the rainy season.

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