Atlas Mountains and Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech

Nature & Outdoor

Rami H.

Marrakech
Arabic (Native), English, French
5 days
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 15 people

My Tour will take you to the heart of the Atlas Mountains and Berber Villages of Ghighaya Tribe, The hike will be easy to moderate level of walk. You will explore the region of Imlil and Azzaden valleys, two big Berber Communities in Atlas Mountains. The other part of the tour is going to the south of Morocco, two much Berber and Nomads History, trible system is still practiced. Explore Ait Benhaddou villages and Walk in Todra gorges. Then Ride Camels in Erg Chebbi desert

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

At Your Hotel in Marrakech

08:30

Day 1: Marrakech to Hike in the Toubkal National Park ( Atlas Mountains Hike)

After Breakfast transfer to Imlil at 8am, Trek from Imlil valley to Tizi Oussem on a five hour walk which takes you over Tizi M’zzik Mountain pass 2540m and down into the spectacular valley of Azzaden, spend night in village of Tizi Oussem (gite).

A side trip to the Ighouliden waterfalls is available after lunch.

Overnight in Tizi Oussem (Berber House)

Altitude: 2560 m

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Duration: 5 – 6 hrs walking

Day 2: From Azzaden Valley to Imlil via Mattat:

After breakfast, enjoy the sunshine on this colorful valley & its marvelous typical Berber villages, leave Tizi Oussem & continue down to Id Issa village, before heading up to Tizi Oudid mountain pass (2000m), cross Matat village after a wild juniper forest, get lunch under walnut groves and relax near the river. On the afternoon spend another night in Imlil, and prepare yourselves for the Sahara Desert tour 5 hrs walking.

Overnight in Imlil.

Altitude: 2200m

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Duration: 6 hrs walking

Day 3: Imlil Valley to Dades Gorges Via Atlas Mountains ( Sahara Desert Tour)

Next! Today we drive towards the Moroccan desert. First over the spectacular pass, passing through many Berber villages.Than riverside oases and barren hillsides clustered with kasbahs. After lunch, we drive to the Roses Valley, with beautiful views of the Dades valley. Also one thousand Kasbahs is The nickname of the region.

Overnight in Dades Gorges

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Duration: 6 hrs driving

Day 4: Dades gorges to Erg Chebbi dunes passed by Todra Gorges

After breakfast, we drive to Todra Gorge, and after a short stop, drive on to ‘Auberge Palais du Dunes’ at the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Once you arrive the hotel you will have some mint tea and you can get prepared for overnight at the camp in the middle of the Sahara. You drive with your camel to the camp where the cook is preparing your dinner. After dinner you will have an amazing time, there is music and you can see the sky filled with stars.

Overnight in Merzouga (Berber Camp + Camel ride)

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Dinner

Duration: 4 hrs driving

Day 5: Merzouga to Marrakech:

Finally, after viewing the most beautiful sunrise, you will ride the camel's back to your hotel to have breakfast. From there it will be a long day driving back to Marrakech, with a half way different, via Tichka pass.

End Of our services

Meals: Breakfast – Lunch

Duration: 7 – 8 hrs driving

Ending Point

At Your Hotel in Marrakech

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Tour Guide Services

Transport with AC

Accommodation ( 1 night at the Berber village in a local house, and one night at the Berber camp, Riads and kasbahs)

All Meals during the Tour ( Breakfast & Lunch, Dinner)

Muletiers & Mules to carry the luggages during the hike

What‘s not included

Travel insurance

Tips

Own Expenses

Important Information

Me and my team of guides are available all the time !

*To know!:

The walk will be in ancient mule trails

The walk is easy to moderate walk

The Temperature From November to April : -3°C - 35°C

May - June: 20°C - 37°C

July - October: 25°C - 45°C

The Transport will be waiting for you at the Hotel Lobby, or in the Closest parking to the Riad if you are staying in one in the Medina, the driver will walk to your Riad just stay inside.

The Accommodation in the Berber villages will be at a local homestay, is a gite style!

The Accommodation in the south will be in a Kasbah Style and Bedwien Camp

Transport will be 4x4 or Minivan; with AC facilities.

In winter time is mandatory to bring your sleeping bag

Please porovide us your hotel address

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting time
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting time
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting time

Frequently Asked Questions

• Q -Can children ride the camels?

A -Yes, although children under 10 must ride with their parent or guardian.

• Q -Is there WiFi in the camp?

A -No. If you need an internet connection we recommend that you buy a local sim card, to have 3G in the camp.

• Q -Is it possible to be picked up form our hotel and dropped off at a different destination?

A -Yes, as long as the hotel is outside the medina.

• Q -Is there soap and shampoo?

A -No.

• Q -Is there hot water at the camp?

A -There is hot water but it takes a while to heat up, as it uses solar energy.

$567/ per person

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