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From Marrakech

8 DAYS DESERT TREK & ATLAS MOUNTAINS VIA TOUBKAL ASCENT

A combined week including the best of southern Morocco, including Ait Benhadou Ksars, Ouarzazate, the Dades Gorge, Erfoud, Rissani, the Merzouga Dunes and the Draa Valley, this excursion offers the best opportunity to discover the Atlas and the Sahara.

DESERT TREK & ATLAS MOUNTAINS VIA TOUBKAL ASCENT 8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS COMBINED FROM MARRAKECH

TOUR INFORMATION
  • Duration : 8 Days
  • From : Marrakech
  • Departure : 8:00 AM
  • Time : Everyday
  • Price: Depends the Number of Travelers
HIGHLIGHT
  • A combined week including the best of southern Morocco
  • The Merzouga Dunes and the Draa Valley
  • Excursion to discover the Atlas and the Sahara
Whats included in this tour
  • Transport with professional driver
  • Air-conditioned car
  • Transportation Insurance
  • Experienced English guide
Whats not included in this tour
  • Travel insurance
  • Soft drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal Expenses
  1. Day 1 Transfer On The High Mountains Of The Altas

    You will be picked up from Marrakech airport and transferred to the small town of Imlil the Atlas Mountains. Your first night is spent in a family guest house.

  2. Day 2 Imlil - Tizi N Mzik - Tizi Oussem

    After breakfast, you will meet your guide and mule driver. Once you have loaded your bags, the mullet and the cook leave together, taking a step ahead to choose a perfect place to picnic and start cooking your meal. Your hike begins with a fairly steep climb to the Tizi n Mzik Pass (2489m), which offers spectacular views of the mountains. From there, the trail descends into the spectacular valley of Azzadene, known locally as the Valley of Color. Your day of walk ends in the small Berber village of Tizi Oussem where you will spend the night in a lodging. If you feel energetic, you can take a slight detour to include the Irhoulidene waterfalls, this adds up to a few extra hours of walking, but it's worth it. About. 4-5 hours of walking, 6-7 hours of walking, including waterfalls. (749m ascent and 649m descent)

  3. Day 3 Tizi Oussem - Tinzert

    After breakfast, you will walk to the Azzadene Valley, passing through traditional Berber mountain villages. The view behind you is from the High Atlas peaks, while the upcoming valley offers beautiful scenery with a rushing mountain stream surrounded by lush nut plantations. Going down, you will eventually enter the Ouirgane National Park, a protected area of natural beauty. Tonight you stay in Tinzert, a rustic Berber village. About. 5-6 hours of walking (640m descent)

  4. Day 4 Tinzert - Imi Oughlad - Imlil

    Today is the sweetest day of the march; There are fewer steep slopes and descents so you can really enjoy the Mediterranean landscape. Shepherds tend to their goats among pretty valleys dotted with juniper, rosemary and thyme. You will walk to Imi Oughlad where you will have lunch before saying goodbye to your cook, guide (and mule). After lunch you will be taken care of and taken to your accommodation in Imlil where you can enjoy a hot shower followed by a relaxing afternoon. About 4 hours of walking (200m ascent)

  5. Day 5 Imlil - Tizi N Tichka - Ourzazate - Dades Gorges

    You will be picked up from your accommodation in Imlil at 9:00 am and go on the Atlas Mountains, passing by the beautiful Tizi-n-Tichka pass. You will cross many Berber villages, and once in the desert, you will see oases along the river and barren hillsides dotted with kasbahs (fortified homes that shelter families and their livestock). Along the way, you will have the opportunity to take a break and visit the studios of Ouarzazate or make a stop. Once in the Dades Gorge, you have the opportunity to hike or relax at your hotel. Night in Dades. (Total driving time 6 hours)

  6. Day 6 Dades Gorges - Toddghra Gorges - Merzouga

    Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from the Dades Valley to the Todra Gorge - a massive fault dividing the High Atlas Mountains, rising 300 meters into a narrow valley with palm groves and Berber villages. Here you can hike to explore the palm grove, a green oasis full of tall date palms. After lunch, you will head further into the desert towards the city of Merzouga, where you can stock up for your trip in the desert. You will then drive to a kasbah to pick up your camel. At sunset, you will walk for an hour and a half from a camel to a Berber camp where you can enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner, and sleep under the stars or in tents in a desert camp. (Total driving time 6 hours)

  7. Day 7 Merzouga - Alnif - Tazarine - Draa Valley - Ait Benhaddou

    Wake up to a desert sunrise, then return to the Kasbah on a camel. You will then have the chance to cool off and enjoy a breakfast. Once you are refreshed, you will leave the desert to join Ait Benhaddou. It is an ancient walled city containing innumerable kasbahs and has been the subject of many atmospheric Hollywood movies (The Mummy, Gladiator, Alexander, Lawrence of Arabia ...). You will have the chance to walk around the buildings and explore with your guide. You will spend the night in a hotel near Ait Benhaddou. (Total driving time 5 - 6 hours)

  8. Day 8 Ait Benhaddou - Kasbah Of Telouet - Marrakech

    Travel along the Ounilla Valley to the Kasbah of Telouet, a ruined kasbah that was once a milestone for traders. Explore the Kasbah and after lunch, you will return by the Tizi-n-Tichka pass to Marrakech (total journey time 4h)