Cèdre Gouraud
Cèdre Gouraud
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stanlion2014
New York City, NY81 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Couples
We were glad to see the ancient forest away from the drab town. Enjoyed hearing the birds and seeing the Barbary Macacques. Although advised not to feed the monkeys - because of their diet - unthinking people do. Sad to see the monkeys reduce in number because of resulting illness. There is a trail through the forest - faintly marked with blue arrows - that eventually leads you to the prize: La Maison de la Cedraie which is an Eco Museum that tells of the uses and benefits of Cedar. Really interesting exhibits both for flora and fauna.
Written 21 April 2024
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Pam
Brighton, England, United Kingdom2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
The beauty of nature destroyed by humans trying to profit from wild animals and plants. DO NOT FEED THE MONKEYS! The plastic bags the sellers give you the end up all over the forest and I saw a monkey eating the plastic bag because it tastes of nuts. You can also give disease to the monkeys. Their population is declining ! They feed them so close to the road. All the monkeys are crossing a very fast road with no warning signs and I saw saw a mother monkey carrying it's bleeding and dead baby up a tree. Just awful destruction of nature here. Please Moroccan government do something to reduce the destruction of your once beautiful country as I don't know if I can return here as a tourist. I've never seen so much plastic waste and also animal cruelty as here. Please change this. it's in your power.
Written 8 February 2024
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Frances B
Yorkshire, UK2,069 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We were incredibly fortunate at the time of our visit because we seemed to have the entire place to ourselves.
Cèdre Gourand is situated close-by to the town of Ifrane. We were told about the place by a very friendly Policeman on a traffic point.
Apart from the nature and the beautiful scenery, the main attraction is the very very old Cedar tree. Unfortunately the tree isn’t as happy as it once was, owing to the change in climatic conditions. The Cedar tree enjoys the high altitude and the snow, the latter being not as abundant as it once was. This has meant that the tree doesn’t have the green leaves it once did. It is still impressive, even in its current state.
Near to the tree are stall holders selling all manner of crafts. The stall holders are friendly and will happily tell you the history of the place.
There is also horse riding and plenty of opportunities to wander through the beautiful forests.
I believe my experience of this area was so positive because of the time of year and lack of visitors. The place was also clean and tidy, which was a refreshing change. I imagine that at other times and with lots more visitors the experience is very different and far less positive.
Written 22 January 2024
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Chris A
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Family
You arrive to a slightly artificial scene with monkeys waiting for you to buy nuts to feed them with - hardly modern conservation. The walks are nice but my jeans were nipped by an aggressive dog 100m or so up the track.
Written 12 July 2023
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Staunch
Portland, OR13 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2022 • Couples
I’m gonna be that guy. DO NOT FEED OR INTERACT WITH THE MONKEYS. Viewing the endangered Barbary macaque in the wild is something folks should seek out to do. However, this is not that experience.

Lines of cars on a roadside, individuals selling human food to feed them, kids grabbing the monkeys, and people using the animals as photo props is depressing. All research and available information state that this harms the animal. There are even reviews in here about how people fed the monkeys, the monkeys got aggressive, scared the kids, and could transfer disease. No way!

If you want to view these animals in nature, you can do so in the morning when they are further in the cedar forests to view them in their natural habitat (they head to the roads mid-day and return to the forest in the evening). Don’t bring any food with you and keep your distance. If we visit again, we’ll hike far away from the roadside stops or hire a responsible guide or tour company that understands the value of these special animals beyond being a roadside attraction. That’s still a way to support the local economy.
Written 2 December 2022
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AlbertSalichs
Manresa, Spain20,596 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Family
Cedre Gouraud is literally a cedars forest located in the surroundings of Azrou, a town near Ifrane, which is located about 75km to the South of Fez, the main city in the region. Here you can walk around the forest and see beautiful views. The most important sightseeing is seeing local monkeys, which id a very good activity for all family, especially children. I came here with my 4 years daughter and she enjoy walking and running in the forest. Also when she was near monkeys she sometimes enjoyed a lot giving food them and she was sometimes afraid, because monkeys screamed and they stole food, especially peanuts. Pitifully the zone is full of garbage and there are too much families, also monkeys may have disease rage, so you have to be careful with them. A good, but improvable experience.
(see also Azrou Cedar Forest, Monkey Watch and Cedre Gourand Forest)
Written 7 February 2020
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Caleb_Ansari
Dar Bouazza, Morocco99 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2019 • Family
About 20 minutes drive from Ifrane. Lots and lots of monkeys. 5 dirhams for a bag of apple pieces to feed the monkeys, open for bargain. Kids love it!! Horse riding is relaxing. You have a free rein through the trail and can even run a little for about half an hour trail. However it can be tricky when it comes to pricing. They always wait til after the trip to call the price. I told them 20 dirham per horse before riding. Make sure to negotiate the price. They callled something like 200 after the trip. I brought it down to 100 dirhams per horse but I seriously only had 90 in my pocket. So I ended up just paying 90 for two horses. Sometimes, not bringing much cash with you actually help the negotiate process.
Written 20 August 2019
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BokiM
Skofja Loka, Slovenia22 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Friends
After spending few days in busy medina of Fez is a kind of relief to walk in tranquility of cedre forest. Feeding monkeys at the paking is just surplus.
Written 2 May 2019
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Abdulwahab Baghdadi
Bakuriani, Georgia386 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2018 • Couples
It's very nice woods with lots to trees and monkeys
We have been hiking for 3 hours it's very cool and safe
I hired tour guide just to make sure I don't get lost
Written 15 May 2018
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Luca P
21 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2018 • Couples
We have arrived and we have found a lot of boring seller of horse riding, nuts and trash everywhere.
Really caotic situation, no respect for the nature and monkeys.
It's really sad to see monkeys in this dirty place!
It's a pity because the forest is really beautiful!
Don't give nuts at the monkeys please!

Written 24 April 2018
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