A drive through Morocco’s most popular off-road hidden corners. , You set off south of the Atlas range and cross the Tichka pass ( 2260 m ), south-east slopes and valleys to the Saharan dunes and ergs before you head off north to the Berber village of Imilchil that is suspended in the heights of the mountains and also known for its annual marriage festival. Few days later you pass through Bin Elouidane lake, Ouzoud waterfalls and end up in the bubbling magic of Marrakech medina,
PRICES PER PERSON: From € 645 EUR
|N° Days||N° Person||1 Person||Group 2 – 3||Group 4 – 6||Group 7 – 12|
|Accommodation Type||Standard||On request||910 €/person||810 €/person||645 €/person|
|Luxury||On request||1140 €/person||1020 €/person||870 €/person|
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION : Marrakech city
WEAR AND USEFUL EQUIPMENT :
Comfortable athletic clothing, Comfortable shoes,T-shirts, hat, jacket, warm jumper,underwear, sunscreen, sunglasses, headtorch, Water bottle, day pack.
WHAT’S INCLUDED :
Certified English-speaking Guide, Acommodation : 7 nights (2 Rak + 5 desert & Atlas)
Transfers from and to airport, Transport in a an air conditioned Land Cruiser,
Camel ride to and back the desert Camp, 7 breakfasts & 6 dinners included,
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED :
Day 1: Airport-Marrakech Hotel
Home at the airport and transfer directly to your great Riad. Free evening to visit the red city of Marrakech,
Day 2: Marrakech -Tizi-n-Tichka - Ait Ben Haddou - Dades Valley
We pick up you by 4×4 in the morning to start your adventure and drive you from Marrakech to Rose valley, across the Tizi- N-Tichka pass (2260m high) in the High Atlas Mountains. From Marrakech to Ouarzazate, you will enjoy beautiful landscapes with different colors and the Berber villages along the way. The first visit will be made to Kasbah Ait benhadou, Human heritage site famous for movies making : Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, kingdom of heaven… and its typical Kasbah, lunch near the site in a typical restaurant,. Afterwards, we go further south to Ouarzazate, The gate to Sahara, famous for its cinema studios, drive east wards to the green rose valley and the city of roses via the fascinating Skoura palm grove. Our journey continues to the Dades Gorge where you’ll enjoy seeing the amazing Rock formation called “the monkey Toes” and the standing Kasbah of Kasbah Ait yul. Dinner and overnight in guest house.
Day 3: Dades Valley - Todgha Gorges - Erfoud - Merzouga Dunes
After a large Moroccan breakfast at your Family house, checking out Rose valley and take the road to Tighir village and stopping for morning walk accros Todgha gorges where the cliffs are as high as 200m and only 10m wide . We drive to Tinjedad to have lunch and visit Touroug Palm Plantations reaching Erfoud town for a visit of a local fossil craft workshop. Continuing to the fascinating dunes of Erg Chebbi, The Dunes of Merzouga. We now switch from our 4×4 to camels, where you’ll be taken on a camel ride on the desert to enjoy the sunset on the dunes and overnight on a desert Camp. Diner sleeping in bivouac on nomad Berber tents in the middle of the dunes of Merzouga.
Day 4: Merzouga Dunes - Ziz Valley - Errachidia - Rich - Imilchil Village
Early in the morning departure to enjoy sunrise from the dunes of Erg chebbi, breakfast in the camp and camel ride back or walk with the caravan to the hotel where the 4×4 are parked. We’ll travel to Imilchil along the large Ziz valley, the longest and most preserved palm valleys of Morocco, famous for its good quality of dates, toilet and drinks break in Errachidia, then we head north to the town of Rich crossing fascinating landscape of the High-Atlas Mountains. You’ll arrive in Imilchil in the late afternoon before checking in to your hotel, Auberge Tislit by the beautiful lake of Tislit.
Day 5: Imilchil trip to visit Isli & Tislite lakes and the marriage festival
This part of the trip gives you the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful berber village of the Imilchil and its annual marriage festival, After breakfast, we go to visit the Tislite and Isli lakes, where we can do little walk (about 2 hours), lunch will be in the village. Afterwards a visit to the centre of Imilchil where every year hundreds of young men and young women celebrate their marriage, to watch traditional music and dance, Finally back to your hotel to spend your second night.
Day 6: Imilchil - Anergui - Assif Melloul Gorges - Cathedral of the rocks
Leaving Imilchil after breakfast to Cathedral, we pass across the Atlas Mountains until Anergui village where we can make stop for lunch, The journey continues through the Assif Melloul gorges. We arrive to the Cathedral, there we can enjoy breathtaking views of mountains and fertile valleys rustic village houses with high mountains in background.
Day 7: Cathedral - Bin Elouidane - Azilal - Ouzoud waterfalls - Marrakech
Transfer by road to the magical Ouzoud waterfalls via Bin Elouidane lake and Azilal town, one of the most visited sites at the southern end of the Middle Atlas, possibility to do short walks or a hike to explore and discover this wondrous landscape around which are found flour mills, monkeys, pools lined with reeds. . Afterwards we leave toward Marrakesh where our journey began and whish you nice stay in Your hotel,
Day 8: Transfert retourn - Marrakech Airport
Transfer to the airport for your return flight. End of our services and wish see you again.