Big tour of High Atlas Mountains

1 - 3 Days
TYPOLOGIES
DIFFICULTY

Low

MIN. AGE

1 year

One day trip from Marrakech is an alternative activity that is useful for individuals, couples and families that are staying only in Marrakech for a few days. A few steps away from Marrakech the high atlas mountains extends about thirty kilometers,in this day trip we go trough the three valleys starting by: Imlil,Sidi fares,Ourika :

The Imlil valley is Near the mountain Toubkal and its green valley stretching along the river that winds between the flanks of the Atlas mountain, where you taste tea with a local Berber family and resumed the road to ASNI (visit the weekly souk on Saturday),then continue on to Sidi fares Oasis in this exceptional day trip we follows our tour by the old forest track to the region of Sidi Fares below Mount Oukaimeden. The route takes us to Douar Outghal and through the forest to Issoumar (1,382 m).. There are wonderful views of Mount Oukaimeden .

The return leg is down-hill and follows the new windy mountain road to Douar Ouraken, and back to Ourika valley which is considered one of the most pristine valleys in morocco, where traditional houses, are situated on the clay slopes. The road continues along the Oued Ourika(Ourika river) , where water is plentiful throughout the year. Lined with vegetable crops and orchards, long shaded meadows offer one the chance to relax. also will be an occasion a local Berber ladies cooperative of Argan Oil ,to see how they make it and have an idea about this magical tree ,and what they can make from it, The road terminates in the village of Setti Fatma(60km) which is relatively quiet typical Berber village with people known for their gracious hospitality and lifestyle .and is situated in the hollow of the imposing slopes of the Atlas with an altitude of fifteen hundred metres.A short walk and a bit of a scramble above the village are seven medium sized waterfalls. this is an ideal area for gentle hiking and also popular with both Moroccan and visiting artists.

TOUR DETAILS

DAY 1 - Agadir-Taroudant-Taznakhet-Ait Ben Haddou-Ouarzazate-Skoura Oasis

Departure at 7:30 am from Agadir to Ouarzazate, gateway to the Deep South, crossing Taroudant and Sirwa mountains. and Taliwin where they grow up safran ,Before the entrance to Ouarzazate we will enjoy a visit to a famous Kasbah, one of Ait Benhaddou, classified by UNESCO as world heritage, a beautiful location for filming of major movies. where you will take your lunch then we will continuous our way to the city of Ouarzazat,and stop for few pictures from outside for the Kasbah of Taourirt which is the old part of the city as well. then we will continue through the Skoura Oasis, where numerous ancient kasbahs stand amongst the palm trees, where we will visit a less popular and very interesting Kasbah called Amridel.before we reach the guest house or Auberge for wonderful first night in the Oasis .

DAY 2 - Skoura Oasis-Valley of Roses –Dades valley-Todra Valley-Todra Gorges-merzouga

After breakfast start the journey driving along the valley of roses with stop to see cosmetics locally made from the valley’s abundant roses (if our guests interest about it). Destination Merzouga by visiting valley of the thousand Kasbahs, Tinghir visit of the local plam and, Todra Gorges, then we drive trough Rissani, , Erfoud, and Tafilalte oasis, to attain Merzouga. 1h and half of camels rid to reach the Camp and to admire the sunset over the huge sand dunes of erg Chebbi,we will spend in a traditional nomad tent, perhaps with amazing Berber music show while watching the start and the rising moon in the wonderful Sahara.

DAY 3 - Merzouga-Rissani-Alnif-Draa valley-Agdez-Ait Saouen mountains -Marrakesh

After sunrise and breakfast you take the road to Marrakesh via Alnif (rocky desert) and Draa valley which is the largest valley in Morocco with a hedge palmerie you will have lunch in the nice town of Agdez,then after that you will continue your trip crossing the charming Ait Saouen mountains ,and High Atlas mountains to reach Marrakesh.

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