Atlas Mountains sahara desert marrakech tour 10 days
Overview of Moroccan beautiful landscape; Atlas Mountains, Sahara Desert, Oasis, Valleys, & Kasbahs, let’s meet the Berbers in the Mountains & nomads in the Sahara..
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Atlas Mountains Sahara desert marrakech tour 10 days
Day 1 : Marrakech.
Arrive to Marrakech airport, transfer to the Riad at the heart of the medina. free time to stroll on the famous Square Jemaa Elfna.
Day 2 : Marrakech – Ouarzazate -Dades gorges. 360km
After breakfast at the riad in Marrakech, pick up & drip towards the southern Morocco, pass through Tizi n’Tichka (2260m) stunning view over the Berber villages of Imouzzar valley, continue to Telouet valley & Ait Benhadou Ksars, lunch and then drive to Ouarzazate (optional visit of movies studio) and the the way of 1000 kasbah to Dades gorges. Overnight at the guest house.
Day 3 : Dades gorges – Merzouga. 270km
After the breakfast, drive to Todra gorges for a short visit before heading to the sahara via Erfoud & Rissani the starting point of Alouite dynasty, continue to Merzouga town, upon arrival have a mint tea and then ride the camels towards the sand dunes of Erg chebbi nomadic camp, enjoy the sunset on the way and the camel safari, overnight at the camp.
Day 4: Merzouga – Ouarzazate. 360km.
Early wake up to climb the dune & see the beautiful sunrise, walk down and ride the camels back to the town for breakfast, afterwards get on the 4WD & head to Ouarzazate through Alnif, Tazzarine & the scenic Draa valley, cross Tizi n’Ait Saoun, arrival to Ouarzazate.
Overnight at the guesthouse in Ouarzazate.
Day 5: Ouarzazate – Ait Benhadou – Tizi n’Tichka – Atlas Mountains (Imlil valley). 240km
After breakfast, head off towards Tizi n’Tichka pass, down to Haouz plaine and then cross a part of Ourika valley, Tahnaout, Moulay Brahim gorges and Asni, continue to Imlil valley at the heart of Toubkal National park High Atlas Mountains,
Overnight at the Riad Jnane Imlil
Day 6: Imlil – Toubkal Refuge.
After breakfast start the walk with an experienced mountain guide through the Berber villages following a mule track which will take you to the mountain hut via the shrine Sidi Chamhrouch (2500m) where you will have your picnic lunch prepared in advance by our cook, after lunch & a short break, continue towards the refuge (3200m), as the mules walks faster, the muleteers & cook, will pass over & will be waiting for you at the hut or camp, get a tasty mint tea upon arrival while you will enjoying the scenic Mountain surrounded the based camp. The hot shower is available to clean your body and be ready for the next day.Option: the night could be spent on the tent but in summer time.
Day 7: Toubkal refuge – Toubkal Summit – Imlil.
Wake up early to avoid the sunny way, breakfast around 5.00am and start the ascent climb at 5.30am, each one of you may need to pack his own pack-lunch, step by step until you get to the point above the hut where you have a short break with nuts, water & oranges etc..After 3h/4h walking up the hill, you will be able to see all the high atlas mountains like a view from the air, stunning view of the green valleys & Berber villages, a break of 45min on the summit will allow to take pictures & enjoy the views before heading down to the hut, a diversify lunch will be ready for you there. After lunch you walk down hill towards Imlil by the same route. Overnight at Riad Jnane Imlil.
Day 8: Imlil valley – Marrakech.
After breakfast, transfer to Marrakech, after check in, go for 4hrs guided visit of the red city. Overnight at the Riad Zayane / similar.
Day 9: Marrakech.
Free day in Marrakech.
Overnight at Riad Zayane Atlas / Similar.
Day 10: Marrakech – Home
Depending on your flight time, transfer to Marrakech airport for the return flight.
Marrakech Jemaa Elfna Square & Souks
Overnights at Authentic Riads, Camp in the Sahara desert.
English speaking guide