This a Fantastic 4-day round-trip from Marrakech with overnight stays in Berber guest-houses and Night in gorge of tinghir & the berbers sahara camp at the Great Dunes of Erg Chebbi. Outside of summer months an additional night may be spent in the desert.
Marrakech – Imlil – Tidli – Aremd Village
You will be picked up from your hotel in Marrakech at 8AM. Our driver will take you to Imlil (1740m), a Berber village located about 65 km south from Marrakech, where our trek will start. Here we will meet the Berber muleteer crew. An experienced mountain guide will take you on a walk through the Berber villages via Tizi Mzik pass (2684m), spectacular view over Imlil valley & Toubkal Summit, continue to Tamsoulte to visit the highest waterfalls in the Atlas Mountains (100m of hight) (2500m) to reach the mountain hut. Here we will stop for a picnic lunch. After enjoying the lunch and having a short break by the river, Back into the Imlil Valley. Another 2h40 trek down from here will take you to the village of Imlil where you will enjoy an evening meal in the charming Dar Aremd Guesthouse. 1h20 drive and 6hours walking.
Imlil - Dades Valley
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Imlil at 9.00am 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 . A side trip is possible 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.. Once you reach Dades Gorge, you have the option of going for a hike, or relaxing at your hotel. Overnight in Dades. (Total driving time 6hours)
Dades Valley - Todra gorge - Merzouga
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from the Dades Valley to Todra Gorge – a massive fault dividing the High Atlas mountains, rising up 300 metres in a narrow valley with palmeries and Berber villages. Here, you can go for a hike to explore the palmery, a green oasis full of large date palms. After lunch you’ll head further into the desert to the gateway town of Merzouga to pick up supplies for your desert trip. You will then drive on to a kasbah to pick up your camel. At sunset, you’ll trek for an hour-and-a-half by camel to a Berber camp where you will enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner, and sleep under the stars or in tents at a desert camp. (Total driving time 5hours )
Merzouga - Marrakech
Wake up early , just prior to sunrise, we have a 1h30 camel ride at sunrise to explore the area further and we head back to Merzouga on our Camels. When we reach Merzouga, have breakfast & have the opportunity to shower and then we begin our journey through the stony desert and over the Atlas mountains, with plenty of stops for photos, exploring and lunch as we return to Marrakech. The usual arrival time in Marrakech is between 17:00hrs and 18:00hrs.
Included in this trips
Group 1 person : On request
Group 2 people : 355£/person
Group 3 people : 285 £/person
Group 4 – 7 people : 265 £/person
Group 8 – 12 people : 200 £/person
Included in this trips
Private transport 4×4
1 Overnight in Dar Aremd or similar (Dinner & breakfast)
Lunch on day1
4×4 or Mini-bus during Desert tour
1overnight camping in Zagora ( Oasis Nakhla (Dinner & breakfast)