Desert, Mules & Camels

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8 Day Marrakech, Atlas Trekking & Erg Chebbi Desert Tour

8 Day Marrakech, Atlas Trekking & Erg Chebbi Desert Tour

Marrakech

This private tour is suited to travellers interested in an overnight stay in the Atlas Mountains within the Toubkal national park before journeying through the Dades Valley to experience a stay in the dune sets of Erg Chebbi. It offers two Moroccan ‘taster’ experiences comprising of mule trekking in the foothills of the Atlas and camel trekking in & out of Desert camp.

Description

This is a Desert Inclusive Tour and can be customised should you wish to extend your stay. You can also extend your Desert stay to two nights comprising one night in a Desert Hotel on arrival with additional exploration of the Sahara and activities the following day and one night at Desert Camp.

Our ‘Mountains & Desert, Mules & Camels’ after exploring the Imperial city of Marrakech offers you some unique and memorable outdoor activity experiences with a focus on a Mountainous road trip toward the Kasbah and oases lined Dades Valley and into a region rich in varied geological landscape with the Sahara being the jewel in its outdoor crown.

You visit several iconic sites within Marrakech before departing the city into Toubkal National Park for a memorable day of guided mule trekking in the foothills of the beautiful and atmospheric Atlas Mountains, with a stay in the relatively remote mountain village of Imlil.

You later take a ‘more off the beaten track’ route to arrive at Tizi-n-Tichka in the High Atlas to begin your road trip south through the Dades Valley and into the Sahara by camel to the popular dunes sets of Erg Chebbi.

Departing the Sahara by camel your then 4x4 journey continues via another mountainous route following the Jebel Sahro Mountains before arriving for an overnight stay in a date palm oasis at the Berber carpet town of Agdz before the return ‘stairway to heaven’ journey to Marrakech.

Atmospheric accommodations, relaxing yet active experiences, with glimpses of Imperial city life in comparison to the rural culture of southern and Saharan Morocco, including unique perspectives from mule and camel back, await you on this considered tour.

Highlights

  • Ornate Sultans Palace & Harem.
  • Aladdin’s Medina of Souks.
  • Time Forgotten Mountain Villages.
  • Specular Peaks & North African Landscapes.
  • Mule Trek Out Of This Modern World.
  • Photographing Tichka Pass.
  • Exploring UNESCO Kasbahs.
  • Camel Riding Into Towering Dunes.
  • Visiting Natural Film Set Locations.
  • Exotic City & Story Book Rural Life.

Included

  • Services Of Morhara Throughout.
  • Airport Transfers.
  • Private A/C 4 x 4 Vehicle & Fuel.
  • Private Moroccan Multi Lingual Driver.
  • All Accommodations.
  • All Breakfasts.
  • 1 Lunch Day 3.
  • 6 Dinners.
  • Mule Trekking Lunch.
  • Private Guide Fee Marrakech.
  • Private Trekking Guide Fee. 
  • 2 Camel Trek.
  • Camel Guide Fee.
  • Optional Informal Sand Boarding.

Excluded

  • Flights.
  • Lunches Except for Day 3.
  • 1 Dinner Day 7.
  • Entrance Fees.
  • Personal Drinks & Snacks.
  • Gratuities.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Marrakech.

Welcome, Mrehba !

  • 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.

Full Day Guided Historic & Cultural City Tour.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • Meet with private local Marrakech Guide.
  • Visit to Koutoubia Mosque area & gardens.
  • Visit the decorative Bahia Palace.
  • View the ornately tiled Saadien Tombs.
  • Explore the vast ruinous El Badi Palace.
  • Have lunch in a rooftop café in the Medina’
  • Alternatively in the iconic Jemaa el Fnaa Square.
  • Explore the Medina & Souks.
  • 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 Imlil.

Mule Trekking In Toubkal National Park.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation 8.00a
  • Scenic rural journey to Berber mountain village of Imlil.
  • Toubkal & High Atlas Mountain region contrast sharply with the hustle of Marrakech.
  • Meet with private local Guide & Mules for approx 2hr Mule Trek before lunch.
  • Traditional lunch served in a Berber family home.
  • After lunch, we continue your trek for approx I -2hrs.
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Berber villages & Mount Toubkal.
  • Toubkal is the highest peak in Morocco & North Africa.
  • Arrive at your accommodation Imlil approx late afternoon.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Including Dinner & Breakfast.

 

Day 4: Imlil To Skoura Oasis.

Heavenly High Atlas Mountains & Tichka Pass.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation 8.00am.
  • Journey through Morocco’s most dramatic road trip South.
  • Traverse the High Atlas Mountain & iconic Tichka Pass.
  • Visit the atmospheric Kasbah Telouet.
  • Lunch close by Kasbah Telouet.
  • After lunch visit UNESCO Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Guided tour through the Kasbah still homes to families and artisans.
  • Climb up through the alleyways for panoramic views of the valley below.
  • Journey to the Skoura Oases with date palms oasis and rose plantations.
  • Arrive Skoura approx late afternoon.
  • Photograph & refreshment stops as you like.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Skoura Including Dinner & Breakfast.

 

Day 5: Skoura & Erg Chebbi Luxury Desert Camp.

Dades Valley Rocks & Desert Dunes.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • Journey into the heart of the Dades Valley.
  • Visit the mighty Todra Gorge.
  • Berber village lunch stop on route to the town of Merzouga.
  • Arrive Merzouga & Saharea approx mid/afternoon.
  • Relaxation before meeting with camel & Guide.
  • Approx 1hr.30mins camel ride into Erg Chebbi Camp.
  • Relaxation in unique Desert surroundings.
  • Alternatively, climb one of the towering dunes to watch the sunset over the Sahara.Optional informal sandboarding is also available throughout your Desert stay.
  • Dinner will be cooked and served at Camp while Camp Fires are lit and live drumming begins.
  • Photograph & refreshment stops as you like.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Desert Camp Including Dinner & Breakfast.

 

Day 6: Erg Chebbi Desert Camp to Agdz.

Cameras Roll In Remote Film Locations.

  • Depart Desert camp after breakfast by camel.
  • Transfer from camel to 4x4 at Merzouga.
  • Visit the ancient Saharan spice market town of Rissani.
  • Depart the Sahara via Anti Atlas Mountains & Berber villages.
  • Scenic journey following the Saghro mountain range.
  • Brad Pitt film ‘Babel’ in this remote mountain region.
  • Village lunch stop on the route.
  • Photograph & refreshment stops as you like.
  • Arrive Agdz approx mid/late afternoon.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Agdz Including Dinner & Breakfast.

 

Day 7: Agdz To Marrakech.

Mountain Routes & Palm Oases.

  • We meet with you at your accommodation after breakfast.
  • Visit Kasbah Tamnougalt in Berber carpet town of Agdz
  • Relaxed Guided walk In Agdz Palmerie.
  • Journey over dramatic High Atlas Mountains.
  • An optional visit to Argan oil co-operative.
  • Brazier lunch in the remote Atlas Mountains.
  • Arrive Marrakech approx mid/late afternoon.
  • Photograph & refreshment stops as you like.
  • We haven’t included dinner should you wish to visit a city eatery.
  • 1 Overnight Accommodation Marrakech Including Breakfast Only.

 

Day 8: 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 3 hrs 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

Marrakech, Imlil, Skoura Oasis, Chebbi Camp, Agdz

From Price on Request

Duration: 8 Days / 7 Nights

Start Point: Marrakech

End Point: Marrakech

Optional End Points: Casablanca

Summary Information

3 Nights Marrakech, 1 Night Imlil, 1 Night Skoura Oasis, 1 Night Chebbi Camp, 1 Night Agdz,

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