Jebel & Desert Peaks

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8 Day Toubkal Mountain Trekking & Erg Chigaga Desert Tour

8 Day Toubkal Mountain Trekking & Erg Chigaga Desert Tour

Marrakech

This private tour is suited to those travellers with an active focus interested in combining a stay in Marrakech with trekking to reach the summit of the highest mountain peak in North Africa and a spectacular road trip South. It offers you all of this before an adventure drive into the most authentic and remote of the accessible Moroccan Dune sets.

Description

This is a Desert Inclusive Tour and can be customised should you wish to shorten or extend your stay. Our exciting ‘Moroccan Twin Peaks’ offers you time in the Imperial city of Marrakech before embarking on three of the best ‘must do’ adventure activities Morocco has to offer.

You travel to the Atlas Mountains within the beautiful Toubkal National Park to climb Jbel Toubkal and at an elevation of 4,167m it stands as the highest peak in Morocco and North Africa.

After your two-day private trek, you embark on a High Atlas Mountain and Kasbah lined road trip South. The journey is as much about the sights on the route as it is about the eventual destination into the towering dunes sets of Erg Chigaga and Desert Camp in the Moroccan Sahara.

This is our home region and historical in the sense it was once the great camel caravan trading route used to traverse the Moroccan Sahara back and forth from Mali and Timbuktu.

Atmospheric and unique accommodations, unique geology, dramatic and panoramic views and a real sense of Moroccan rural and Saharan life await you on this considered tour.

Highlights

  • Opulent Pashas Palaces of Marrakech. 
  • Ancient medinas & shadowy Souks.  
  • Summit trek to Morocco’s highest peak. 
  • Overnight in a traditional berber home. 
  • Sand castle Kasbahs & date palm oases. 
  • 60km entrance off-road desert dunes & piste drive. 
  • 90km exit off-road desert dunes & piste drive. 
  • Camel ride in the Sahara. 
  • Overnight at Chigaga desert camp. 
  • Climb to the summit of a towering dune. 

Included

  • Services Of Morhara Throughout.

  • Airport Transfers.

  • Optional End Of Tour Marrakech To Fes Transfer.

  • Private A/C 4 x4 Vehicle & Fuel.

  • Private Moroccan Multi Lingual Driver 8 Days.

  • All Accommodations.

  • All Breakfasts.

  • Trekking Lunches x 2.

  • All Dinners.

  • Private Marrakech Guide Fee.

  • Private Toubkal Trekking Guide Fee.

  • Agdz Kasbah & Palmerie Guide Fee.

  • Camel Trek.

  • Desert Camel Trek Fee.

  • Optional Informal Sandboarding.

Excluded

  • Flights.

  • Lunches x 5.

  • Entrance Fees.

  • Personal Drinks & Snacks.

  • Gratuities.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Marrakech.

Welcome, Mrehba !

  • We meet with you at Menera Airport Marrakech and transfer to your accommodation.
  • Today will be determined once we know your arrival time.
  • A guided introduction to the UNESCO Medina & Aladdin’s cave of souks.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Marrakech Including Dinner & Breakfast.

 

Day 2: Marrakech.

Heavenly Madrasas & Mosques.

  • Full day guided historic & cultural city tour.
  • We meet with you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • Meet with your private local Marrakech Guide.
  • Walk around beautiful Koutoubia Mosque & gardens.
  • Visit the beautiful mosaiced Bahia Palace & Pashas Hareem. 
  • View the skill of the Artisan at the ornately tiled Saadien Tombs.
  • Explore the vast ruinous El Badi Palace.
  • Lunch in Medina rooftop café or iconic Jemaa el Fnaa Square.
  • Escape into the tranquillity of Ben Youseff Madrasa.
  • Return to your accommodation approx late afternoon/early evening.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Marrakech Including Dinner & Breakfast. 

 

Day 3: Marrakech To Toubkal National Park.

Mules & Mountains.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation to depart 8.00am.
  • Approx 1h atmospheric drive into the Atlas Mountains.
  • Arrive Berber village of Imlil.
  • Meet with private and professional local hiking Guide & mule.
  • The mule carries your luggage and picnic lunch.
  • Trekking in total approx 5hrs throughout the day.
  • Photograph & refreshment stops as you like.
  • Arrive at simple mountain refuge accommodation approx late afternoon.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Toubkal Mountain Including Dinner & Breakfast.

 

Day 4: Mount Toubkal.

Summit Climb Of Toubkal.

  • Depart with your Guide after breakfast for a memorable and fantastic trek.
  • Picnic lunch with beautiful views of Toubkal National Park.
  • Enjoy panoramic views from the summit of Mount Toubkal.
  • Trekking in total approx 6hrs throughout the day.
  • Photograph & refreshment stops as you like.
  • Welcome & hospitality at simple Berber family home approx late afternoon.
  • 1 Overnight Berber Family Home Including Dinner & Breakfast.

 

Day 5: Toubkal To Skoura Oasis.

Kasbahs & Date Palm Oases.

  • Depart the family home 8.30am after breakfast with your Guide.
  • Approx 1hr walk to meet with 4x4 at the Berber village of Imlil.
  • Depart Imlil to begin the road trip south.
  • Traverse the spectacular High Atlas Mountains and Tichka Pass.
  • Optional visit to quality Argan Oil Co-operative.
  • Enjoy lunch in a Berber village in the Atlas Mountains.
  • Visit the UNESCO Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou & community. 
  • Photograph & refreshment stops on the route.
  • Arrive at your accommodation approx late afternoon.
  • Relaxation at accommodation with an outdoor pool.
  • 1 Overnight Tamdaght Including Dinner & Breakfast.

 

Day 6: Skoura Oasis To Erg Chigaga Desert Camp.

Into The Sahara, We Go.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation 8.30am to depart for the Sahara.
  • Spectacular journey through the date palm lined Draa valley.
  • Date palms now line the route for as far as the eye can see.
  • Refreshments in small tented Palmerie Garden.
  • Visit to the Kasbah Oulad Othmane.
  • Lunch in our hometown of Zagora within the palmerie.
  • Optional pool swim after lunch.
  • Visit the pre- Saharan village of Tamegroute and Medieval artisan pottery.
  • Arrive at the Saharan village of M’hamid where the tarmac road ends.
  • 60km Desert piste drives into Chigaga Desert Camp from the village.
  • This route was once used by the great trading camel caravans.
  • Approx 1hr Camel Trek at sunset before dinner.
  • Saharan hospitality, camp fire, live drumming.
  • Photograph & refreshment stops as you like.
  • 1 Overnight Chigaga Camp Including Dinner & Breakfast.

 

Day 7: Erg Chigaga Desert Camp To Marrakech.

Following Camel Caravan & Desert Rally Routes.

  • Optional Sunrise climb to the summit of the large dune sets.
  • Optional informal sand boarding.
  • Depart Desert camp after breakfast.
  • Exit the Sahara via part of the old Paris Dakar Rally route.
  • Lunch at trading post settlement of Foum Zguid.
  • Alternatively lunch at Berber town of Tazenakht.
  • Journey through the remote post-Saharan landscape.
  • Traverse the High Atlas Mountains & Tichka Pass.
  • Photograph & refreshment stops as you like.
  • Arrive at your accommodation Marrakech approx early evening.
  • 1 Overnight Marrakech Including Dinner & Breakfast.

 

Day 8: Airport Transfer To Marrakech Or Casablanca Or Onward Journey to Fes. 

  • Todays activities. will be determined by your departure flight.
  • Allow 45mins to arrive at Menera Airport Marrakech plus min 2hrs 30mins before your flight.
  • Allow 3 hrs to arrive at Casablanca Airport plus min 2hrs 30mins before your departure flight.
  • Allow approx 8hrs drive Marrakech to Fes.
  • We say our Goodbyes, Bislema!

Map



Additional Drop-off points

Ouarzazate, Chigaga, Erg Chigaga

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Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Start Point: Marrakech

End Point: Marrakech

Optional End Points: Fes, Casablanca

Summary Information

3 Nights Marrakech, 1 Night Mountain Refuge, 1 Night Berber Family Home, 1 Night Ouarzazate, 1 Night Chigaga Camp.

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