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Because our private Atlas treks and Morocco desert tours are offered exclusively via the internet we are able to provide you with quality programs at reasonable prices. With Morocco Tours -
DAY 1: FROM MARRAKECH -
We organize combined Atlas and Sahara tour from Marrakech with depart from your hotel to Imlil and trek to Toubkal Refuge via Aremd and the Mizane Valley. Leaving the city behind we drive south today, towards the craggy peaks and plunging valleys of the Toubkal Massif. Crossing the Haouz Plain we pass through the tiny town of Asni, from where our road begins to climb towards the foothills of the Massif. Below us the Valley of the Oued Rhirhaia stretches out into the distance and small villages cling to the sides of the steep hills as we meander our way towards the village of Imlil. Here we leave our vehicle and, in the company of our mountain guide, begin our trek, heading along the Mizane Valley, first towards the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. Built on a moraine spur overlooking the Valley floor, Aremd is the largest village in the Valley and provides an interesting mix of traditional terraced farming, gites and streets that seem to be permanently grid locked by goats and cattle. For generations the local Berber villagers have worked these lands, producing corn, potatoes and walnuts from the harsh landscape. Continuing east and crossing the flood plain our route takes us along mule tracks and up into the High rocky cliffs above the Valley. Crossing the river we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims alike. The village sits besides a small waterfall, a jumbled cluster of houses that seem to melt together into an anarchic mass. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the Toukbal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night. Approx 5 hours walking.
DAY 2: BASE CAMP -
Trek to summit of Jebel Toubkal (4165m); return to Imlil early this morning we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Our route takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge and then heading across one of the mountains numerous scree fields, where we will have to negotiable a seemingly endless carpet of boulders and rocks. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts, however, the views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile. Cresting the ridgeline we find ourselves on the plateau, from where it is a short walk to the summit and the vistas out across the surrounding landscape are quite breathtaking. From here there are unrestricted views in every direction, from the Marrakech Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Anti-
DAY 3 : IMLIL -
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Imlil at 9 am and head out over the Atlas Mountains, driving over the stunning Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass. You’ll pass through lots of Berber villages, and once you’re in the desert, you’ll see riverside oases and barren hillsides dotted with kasbahs (fortified dwellings that house families and their livestock). Along the way, you will have the option either to take a break and visit the Ouarzazate Film Studios or stop for a hike. Once you reach Dades Gorges, you have the option of going for a hike, or relaxing at your hotel. Overnight in Dades. (Total driving time 6 hours)
DAY4 : DADES VALLEY -
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from the Dades Valley to Todgha Gorge -
DAY 5 : MERZOUGA -
Wake to a desert sunrise and then return to the kasbah by camel. You will then have a chance to freshen up and enjoy a breakfast. Once you are refreshed, you will head out of the desert for a drive to Ait Benhaddou. This is an ancient fortified city containing countless kasbahs and has been the atmospheric subject of numerous Hollywood movies (The Mummy, Gladiator, Alexander, Lawrence of Arabia) You will have the chance to walk around the buildings and explore with your guide. Overnight in a local hotel / riad. (Total driving time 5 -
DAY6 : AIT BENHADDOU -
Travel along the Ounilla Valley to the Telouet kasbah, a crumbling kasbah that was once an important stop for traders. Explore the kasbah and then after lunch, you will head back over the Tizi n'Tichka Pass to Marrakech (Total driving time 4 hours).
NOTE : This is a private Morocco Atlas and desert tour so it means nobody else will travel in your group. If you require any modification for our suggested itinerary please fill up the Morocco Trek / Tour contact form.
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
Overnight in Imlil
Local English speaking guide, and cook (Mountain trek and muleteers and mules for assistance (Mountain trek)
Full board on trek + mineral water, coffee and tea (Mountain trek)
4x4 or Mini-
2 overnight in hôtels at Dades and Ait Benhaddou
1overnight camping on dunes at Erg Chebbi
Camel Ride on dunes
All dinners and breakfasts
Explore Middle Atlas mountains
Guided tour in Sahara desert
Camel trek to desert camp
Visit Todgha and Dades Valley
Explore Ait Benhaddou and Marrakech
DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT:
Contact us for actual price for this Marrakech desert tour.
We require 20 % deposit payment for private tours in Morocco.