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6days Berber villages&Sahara

Tour Details

A great combination tour starting with a moderately paced trek through the Imlil Valley region and ending with three days exploring the Sahara desert. The pace is a moderate one, with many opportunities to explore the local cultures of both areas, from tea in a juniper forest to a night spent under Saharan stars.


Tour Itinerary

DAY1,MARRAKECH—IMLIL—TINGHOURIN

After breakfast in Marrakech, we travel to Imlil where we will rendezvous with your guide and mule team for the 3 day journey. We travel first toward Tineghourhine, via Tamatert. Lunch time will give us the chance to relax in the cool green spaces of Tizi ‘n Tamatert (2279m). After the lunch break we continue to Ouanesekra-Tamguist, ending the day’s hike at Tineghourhine (1600m.), where the night is spent in a local gite. The trek is 4 hours.

DAY2,TINGHOURINE—IKKIS—ID AISSA

After breakfast in Tinerghourhine we will trek along the Imnane Valley, passing the village of Ikkiss (1700m.) In Ikkiss you will have a photo break so that you can be certain to capture some of the memories of Berber terrain and customs. From here we continue the trek toward Tizi n’Aguersioual (2000m.), where lunch will be eaten in Matate village (2000m.). The day’s hike is 6-7 hours, after which we will spend the night in a local gite in Id Aissa (1800m.)

DAY3,ID AISSA—IMLIL—Armed

During today’s trek we will visit Toubkal National Park, taking in the majesty of the highest waterfalls in the region. We then meet the path which takes us over Mzik Pass (2500m.), offering us astounding views of the Ait Mizan Valley. After enjoying lunch in Mzzik we hike down to Imlil, and transport is provided back to Marrakech.

DAY 4,Imlil Valley- Tizi n’Tichka- Dades

Today, the day’s journey starts from Imlil Valley down, passing by Asni, Moulay Brahim Gorges and Tahnoaout and join the way that goes out of the Atlas Mountains up to the winding mountain roads to TIZI n'Tichka, taking in a stark and beautiful terrain. The road takes us through several isolated Berber villages situated along the mountainside and below in secluded gorges. It's a fascinating and realistic glance at the landscape and culture of these rugged and hospitable people. Once down from the mountain passes we follow the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs to the city of Ouarzazate. Here we enjoy lunch and afterward continue to Klaat Mgouna, known as The Valley of Roses. From here you can take in some remarkable views of the valley, kasbahs, and the southern side of the Atlas range. Our final destination is Dades, where we will overnight.

DAY 5,Dades- Todragh Gorge- Erg Chebbi

After breakfast, w edepart Dades and head toward Todgha Gorge. Both the Dades and Todgha gorges are deep limestone canyons carved out by their respective rivers, in the eastern section of the Atlas Mountains. After a brief stop, we will continue to our luxury encampment at Auberge Plais Du Dunes, at Erg Chebbi, a sea of windblown dunes, some of which rise to a height of 150m. The customary welcome awaits you at Erg Chebbi, a gless of sweet mint tea and the hospitality of your hosts. Take your time here, enjoy the scenery and ready yourself for the journey to the desert campsite. We drive our camels to camp, get settled and relax in the tranquility of this very special place. After dinner, we relax fireside under a canopy of stars.

DAY 6,Merzouga-Marrakech

Our last day, we will begin by watching the sunrise in spectacular over the desert dunes. Afterward, we ride our camels back to your hotel in Merzouga where we will enjoy breakfast. Then, we start our long drive back to Marrakech, stopping at the halfway point at Tizi n’Tichka.

Tour Maps

DAY1,MARRAKECH—IMLIL—TINGHOURIN

After breakfast in Marrakech, we travel to Imlil where we will rendezvous with your guide and mule team for the 3 day journey. We travel first toward Tineghourhine, via Tamatert. Lunch time will give us the chance to relax in the cool green spaces of Tizi ‘n Tamatert (2279m). After the lunch break we continue to Ouanesekra-Tamguist, ending the day’s hike at Tineghourhine (1600m.), where the night is spent in a local gite. The trek is 4 hours.

DAY2,TINGHOURINE—IKKIS—ID AISSA

After breakfast in Tinerghourhine we will trek along the Imnane Valley, passing the village of Ikkiss (1700m.) In Ikkiss you will have a photo break so that you can be certain to capture some of the memories of Berber terrain and customs. From here we continue the trek toward Tizi n’Aguersioual (2000m.), where lunch will be eaten in Matate village (2000m.). The day’s hike is 6-7 hours, after which we will spend the night in a local gite in Id Aissa (1800m.)

DAY3,ID AISSA—IMLIL—Armed

During today’s trek we will visit Toubkal National Park, taking in the majesty of the highest waterfalls in the region. We then meet the path which takes us over Mzik Pass (2500m.), offering us astounding views of the Ait Mizan Valley. After enjoying lunch in Mzzik we hike down to Imlil, and transport is provided back to Marrakech.

DAY 4,Imlil Valley- Tizi n’Tichka- Dades

Today, the day’s journey starts from Imlil Valley down, passing by Asni, Moulay Brahim Gorges and Tahnoaout and join the way that goes out of the Atlas Mountains up to the winding mountain roads to TIZI n'Tichka, taking in a stark and beautiful terrain. The road takes us through several isolated Berber villages situated along the mountainside and below in secluded gorges. It's a fascinating and realistic glance at the landscape and culture of these rugged and hospitable people. Once down from the mountain passes we follow the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs to the city of Ouarzazate. Here we enjoy lunch and afterward continue to Klaat Mgouna, known as The Valley of Roses. From here you can take in some remarkable views of the valley, kasbahs, and the southern side of the Atlas range. Our final destination is Dades, where we will overnight.

DAY 5,Dades- Todragh Gorge- Erg Chebbi

After breakfast, w edepart Dades and head toward Todgha Gorge. Both the Dades and Todgha gorges are deep limestone canyons carved out by their respective rivers, in the eastern section of the Atlas Mountains. After a brief stop, we will continue to our luxury encampment at Auberge Plais Du Dunes, at Erg Chebbi, a sea of windblown dunes, some of which rise to a height of 150m. The customary welcome awaits you at Erg Chebbi, a gless of sweet mint tea and the hospitality of your hosts. Take your time here, enjoy the scenery and ready yourself for the journey to the desert campsite. We drive our camels to camp, get settled and relax in the tranquility of this very special place. After dinner, we relax fireside under a canopy of stars.

DAY 6,Merzouga-Marrakech

Our last day, we will begin by watching the sunrise in spectacular over the desert dunes. Afterward, we ride our camels back to your hotel in Merzouga where we will enjoy breakfast. Then, we start our long drive back to Marrakech, stopping at the halfway point at Tizi n’Tichka.

Additional Info

  • Duration : 6Days
  • Price start from : $
  • Location : Combine Atlas & Sahara

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