Marrakech High Atlas Tours and Excursions (2 days tours):
Atlas Berber Village Life. Visit the Atlas village of Telouet and a traditional Berber souk. Visit the Kasbah of el Glaoui, former War Lord and Pasha of Marrakech, and take an easy guided walk in the Atlas. Overnight in a Berber Guesthouse
Ait Benhaddou. Travel across the Tizi-n-Tichka to Ouarzazate and visit the World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou. Overnight in a hotel with pool and return (summer only) across the original caravan trade road through Ounila valley and over the Tizi-n-Telouet to Telouet; or take the main route. In Telouet, visit the Kasbah of el Glaoui
Short Atlas Trek. Transfer from Marrakech to your base in the Atlas and trek, with or without mules, through valleys and Berber villages. Or base yourself in a Berber Guesthouse and take day-walks with a Berber guide.
Marrakech to Ourika Valley Excursion :
Departure from the Hotel / Riad at 09:30: A beautiful drive takes you to the foot of the Atlas where you will discover the small villages of mud, red hanging on the sides of the mountain, terraced agriculture, and the banks of the river fresh. You’ll visit a Berber house to explore their lifestyle, simplicity of equipment and have an idea on privacy Berber, then you will assist in the preparation of mint tea and enjoy with family.
Marrakech to Asni Ouirgane Excursion:
Very nice trip to a valley typical of the High Atlas. Asni is located almost at the foot of Mount Toubkal, the highest point of North Africa at 4160 meters. In the valley is a succession of traditional Berber villages. Optionally, it is possible to continue until the TIN MEL mosque at the bottom of the valley. Built in the early twelfth century. It is being restored and progress can already admire the architecture and unparalleled elegance.
Marrakech to Essaouira Excursion:
Charming small town, Essaouira is the Old Portuguese city of Mogador. It was fortified by a French architect Vauban follower. These influences have given a beautiful and unique result. Today, the city is gradually becoming a city of artists.
Essaouira has a very favourable microclimate that ensures a mild winter and cool in summer. I'll also mention a beautiful beach, protected by islands Purpuraires.
Artisans of Essaouira are famous for inlay on root growth cedar and offer a wide range of items from the souvenir to parts of furniture and works of art.
Marrakech to Waterfalls of the middle Atlas Excursion:
VWaterfalls are located in the Grand atlas village of Tanaghmeilt,
It is the most visited site of the region. In the vicinity, Green valleys, mills, orchards and a superb circuit of the gorges of the Slaves' Riverare found. Ouzoud is the Berber word for "olive", referring to the nearby Olive trees
The bottom of the falls is accessible through a shaded path of olive trees. At the summit of the falls, there exist a dozen of old small mills that are still in use. In the twilight, one can observe whole troops of Monkey. One can also follow a narrow and difficult track leading to the road of Benni Malal while descending the gorges from the "Wadi el-Abid" by a canyon sometimes which one does not distinguish the bottom with nearly 600 meters.
Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou & Ouarzazate Excursion:
This day excursion will pass completely through the chain of the High Atlas by the route of Tizi n'Tichka, passing the highest road in Africa; admire the mountains of the beautiful and traditional Berber villages. You will notice the difference between the two sides of the chain: the North maintains a clear Mediterranean character, while the South is much more arid and Saharan. This is marked in the vegetation, but also in the mode of construction of traditional housing that takes into account climatic conditions very different.
Marrakech to Merzouga Excursion (4days and 3 nights):
Day 1: After meeting you at your hotel in Marrakech after breakfast we will go towards the golden dunes of merzouga through the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, along a road that climbs from the plains passing through the Dades gorges take pictures then take the car to drive the road of the 1000 Kasbahs, go through Tineghir village and the Jewish Kasbah, arriving to the Todra Gorges in time for lunch, take a walk in the gorges before taking the road to the Merzouga desert by way of Erfoud and Rissani arriving before sunset. From here we will leave our car in a hotel and we will start off by camel into the Erg Chebbi dunes for an incredible and unforgettable night in a Berber tent where we will have dinner accompanied by the rhythm of drums and songs of Berbers, Touaregs and of the populations of southern Morocco under millions of stars and if we are lucky you can also see the Milky Way. The following day, the camel driver will wake you up in time to reach the 300 m high dune and admire the dawn towards the border with Algeria. You will return by camel to the hotel after breakfast in a Berber tent.
Day 2: you will take shower and relax before we take the 4*4 for a tour of approximately 3 hours and 1/2 in the desert to see the different faces of desert dunes with its black volcanic rocks, passing through small villages, where we will stop to lunch with a Berber family in their tent, along the road used by the Paris Dakar rallye We will reach a cave where you can discover how the local people extract the fossils from the heart of the earth. In the afternoon we will return to our Merzouga hotel to relax, dine and listen to local music. For those who wish, we can take a night walk through the dunes to listen to the silence and watch the stars.
Day 3: After the breakfast we take the road back to Zagoura we stop to visit Rissani the place from which Arab dynasties first came to Morocco. Old capital by the ancient Alaouite Sultans in the road we see men wearing the indigo blue robes distinctive of the Saharan people. We will see:
The monument historic of sijilmassa the big center of desert trade
*the Kasbahs (village fortify) in the area of Rissani there is more than 350 Kasbah
*mosulement of moulay Ali Charif (the founder of Alaouite dynasty)
*museum of lfida
*souk ‘big market in the area)
*Lunch in a Moroccan traditional restaurant. Then we take road via Alnif and Tazarine we arrive in the evening. Dinner and overnight in Zagora in a beautiful Riad.
After the breakfast we will take the road towards Marrakech we will drive through the Ksours and Draa Valley, where we stop for a leisurely stroll through the palm trees, we continue through Tizi-n-Tinififft Mountain. Then we go to Agdz (we make a short stop in Agdz).We continue through the Kasbah of Storks with panoramic view over the reservoir. We stop to lunch in Ouarzazate .Then return to Marrakech to spend night at your hotel/ Riad.