Mountains & More

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10 Day Marrakech, Atlas Mountains & Erg Chebbi Desert Tour

10 Day Marrakech, Atlas Mountains & Erg Chebbi Desert Tour

Marrakech

This private tour is suited to travellers wishing to set off on a road trip through dramatic mountain ranges and the varied spectacular geological Moroccan landscapes of the south while opting to spend just a short time in the Imperial city of Marrakech. It offers you adventurous and culturally fascinating travel in rural Morocco including a two-night stay in the Sahara.

Description

This is a Desert Inclusive Tour and can be customised should you wish to extend your stay. Our ‘Moroccan Mountains & More’ focuses on wide open spaces, ‘reach for the heavens’ mountain heights and simpler culture of rural southern Morocco.

It offers you glimpses into communities with lifestyles seemingly far removed from our modern world combined with experiencing the great Southern outdoors, visiting just a Moroccan handful of historical and cultural sites in the southern Imperial city of Marrakech.

You traverse a variety of mountain routes, spend some time trekking in the mountains, experience two overnights in the Sahara and journey through both the main southern access routes to the Desert, the Dades, and Draa valley.  Each route offering ever-changing and varied landscapes with sites and experiences unique to each region.

It is a relatively fast-paced road trip packing in a lot of Moroccan treasure and experiences along the way, balanced by the slow-paced locales we journey through as reflected by the natural environment with destinations that are tranquil and relaxed.

Atmospheric accommodations, a sprinkling of Imperial city exotica, venturing into the wild side of life and a little healthy adventure outside the major visitor centres, await you on this considered tour.

Highlights

  • Ornate Imperial City Sites.
  • Traversing High Atlas Mountains.
  • Tichka Pass Views.
  • Slice Of Todra Moroccan Rock.
  • Decorative Sandcastle Kasbahs.
  • Remote Mountain Berber Villages.
  • Towering Saharan Dunes.
  • Vast Palm Oases.
  • Saffron Region Of The South.
  • Trekking In Toubkal National Park.

Included

  • Services Of Morhara Throughout.
  • Private Moroccan Multi Lingual Driver 10 Days.
  • Private A/C 4x4 Vehicle & Fuel.
  • Airport Transfers.
  • All Accommodations.
  • 2 Lunches Day 4/5.
  • 8 Dinners Days 1-8.
  • Private Guide Fee Marrakech.
  • Private Walking Guide Fee Dades Valley.
  • Private Walking Guide Fee Todra Gorge.
  • Private Trekking Guide Fee Asni.
  • Camel Trekking.
  • Desert Camel Guide Fee.
  • Additional Desert 4x4 Exploration.
  • Desert Hospitality & Entertainment.
  • Optional Informal Sand Boarding.

Excluded

  • Flights.
  • Lunches.
  • 1 Dinner Day 9.
  • Optional Quad.
  • Entrance Fees.
  • Personal Drinks & Snacks.
  • Gratuities.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Marrakech.

  • We meet with you at Menera Airport.
  • Transfer to your accommodation.
  • Today will be determined by your arrival flight.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Marrakech Including Dinner & Breakfast.

 

Day 2: Marrakech To Ait Ben Haddou.

Sultans Palaces & Berber Kasbahs.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation 8.00am.
  • Meet with private local Marrakech Guide.
  • Visit the Sultans Hareem of Bahia Palace.
  • Visit vast and crumbling El Badi Palace.
  • Explore UNESCO Medina & Souks.
  • Lunch in Median or Iconic Jemaa El Fna Square.
  • Spectacular Journey south after lunch.
  • Traverse High Atlas Mountains & Tichka Pass.
  • Visit the atmospheric Kasbah Telouet.
  • Arrive Ait Ben Haddou approx early evening.
  • Photograph & refreshment stops as you like.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Ait Ben Haddou Including Dinner & Breakfast.

 

Day 3: Ait Ben Haddou To Dades Valley.

Date Palm Oases & Berber Villages.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • Walking visit to explore UNESCO Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Scenic journey into the palm and Kasbah lined Dades Valley.
  • Visit Skoura Oasis & Kasbah Amridil.
  • Lunch on route to Dades Gorge.
  • Arrive your accommodation approx early evening.
  • Photograph & refreshment stops as you like.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Dades Including Dinner & Breakfast.

 

DAY 4: Dades Valley To Merzouga & Sahara.

Canyons & Gorges & Mighty Sahara.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • Short scenic journey to the mighty Todra Gorge.
  • Meet with local Guide for an approx 2hr walk in Gorge area.
  • Enjoy a refreshment in one of the rustic cafes under the hanging rock.
  • Journey to the Saharan spice market town of Rissani.
  • An optional specialty Saharan Berber pizza for a later lunch in Rissani.
  • Alternatively an earlier lunch in Berber village.
  • Explore on foot the historic market trading town of Rissani.
  • Arrive Merzouga gateway town to the Sahara approx late afternoon.
  • Relaxing free time in the area & at the hotel situated in a unique setting.
  • Your hotel pool overlooks the Dune Sets.
  • Photograph & refreshment stops as you like.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Merzouga Including Dinner & Breakfast.
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Day 5: Merzouga To Erg Chebbi Desert Camp.

Adventure  In The Sahara.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • 4x4 Tour in the morning of the Desert Piste and Desert villages.
  • Visit the Saharan Gnawa musicians who are traditional inhabitants of this area.
  • Lunch back at your hotel or in Saharan village.
  • Optional quad in the afternoon, walking or relaxation.
  • Approx late afternoon meet with camel and Guide for an approx 1hr camel ride into camp.
  • Arrive at camp for sunset & optional climb to the summit of a large dune to watch the spectacle.
  • Saharan hospitality will enhance your stay overnight in camp.
  • Enjoy freshly prepared traditional food, campfires & Saharan drumming.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Desert Camp Including Dinner & Breakfast.

 

Day 6: Erg Chebbi Desert Camp To Zagora

Remote Mountain Villages & Saharan Town.

  • Optional early rise to climb the dunes for sunrise over the Sahara
  • After breakfast Camel rides back to Merzouga & transfer to 4x4.
  • Scenic remote drive following the length of the Saghro Mountain range.
  • The mountain villages of Tazzarine & N’kob were locations for Brad Pitts film 'Babel'.
  • Lunch in one of the mountain villages before arriving Zagora approx mid/late afternoon.
  • Zagora is Hassan hometown, therefore, you are guaranteed a warm welcome.
  • Visit Zagora Palmerie where the traditional silversmiths of the Sahara live and work.
  • It is a lovely Palmerie to walk through or take an optional camel ride for sunset.
  • Photograph & refreshment stops as you like.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Zagora Including Dinner & Breakfast.

 

Day 7: Zagora To Taliouine.

Traditional Village & Mountain Life.

  • We meet with you at you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • Walking introduction to Zagora a working pre-Saharan town.
  • Travel through the earth village settlements of the Palm-lined Draa valley.
  • Visit Agdz Palmerie & Kasbah Tamnougalt.
  • Lunch In Agdz Palmerie with panoramic views.
  • Enjoy the atmospheric journey toward the Berber village of Tazenakht.
  • Tazenakht is the colourful carpet making centre of the region.
  • Journey onwards to mountain village Taliouine.
  • The remote and wild landscapes are what makes this route so special.
  • Arrive approx late afternoon to visit unique saffron co-operative Taliouine.
  • Relaxation at your accommodation in this traditional mountain village.
  • Photograph & refreshment stops as you like.
  • 1 Overnight  Accommodation Taliouine Including Dinner & Breakfast.

 

Day 8: Taliouine To Asni.

Toubkal National Park & All Its Beauty.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • Spectacular journey over Tizni- N-Test another iconic Moroccan mountain pass.
  • Traverse a different High Atlas Mountain route into Toubkal National Park.
  • Lunch in a Berber village on route to the Atlas village of Asni in foothills of High Atlas.
  • Arrive Asni approx mid/late afternoon.
  • On arrival free time to relax and explore this unique landscape by foot.
  • Photograph & refreshment stops as you like.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Asni  Including Dinner & Breakfast.

 

Day 9: Asni To Marrakech

Trekking Before You Go.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • Meet with private local trekking Guide.
  • Morning trek in this noteworthy region with lunch in the mountains.
  • After lunch journey back to Marrakech visiting beautiful Lake Takerkoust.
  • Arrive at your accommodation approx late afternoon.
  • Free time to spend at your accommodation or in the city as you wish.
  • Should you wish us to organise anything it is no problem for us to do so.
  • We haven’t included dinner tonight should you wish to visit a city eatery.
  • Photograph & refreshment stops as you like.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Marrakech Including Breakfast Only.

 

Day 10: Airport Transfer To Marrakech Or Casablanca.

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

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Additional Drop-off points

Ait Ben Haddou, Dades Valley, Merzouga, Chebbi Camp, Zagora, Taliouine, Asni

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Duration: 10 Days / 9 Nights

Start Point: Marrakech

End Point: Marrakech

Optional End Points: Casablanca

Summary Information

2 Nights Marrakech, 1 Night Ait Ben Haddou, 1 Night Dades Valley, 1 Night Merzouga, 1 Night Chebbi Camp, 1 Night Zagora, 1 Night Taliouine, 1 Night Asni,

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