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MoroccoPeaks and canyons in the Atlas Mountains

  • Off the beaten track
Tour itinerary includes
  • Desert
    Desert
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine
  • City
    City
  • Mountain
    Mountain
  • Local culture
    Local culture

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Marrakech

Upon your arrival, your driver will be waiting for you outside the Airport holding a sign with your name and our logo ready to take you to your accommodation!

With its bustling souks, flavorful food, and famously welcoming hospitality, it's no wonder that tourists are starting to take note of Marrakesh. known as the ‘Red City’, Marrakech is the exotic imperial city of the south. It is the fourth largest city in Morocco, and lies near the foothills of the snow capped Atlas Mountains. Check in at your accommodation and relax before you decide to visit the  Djemaa-el-Fna square if you still have time which bustles with acrobats, story-tellers, water sellers, dancers, and musicians. In the evening the square transforms into a huge open-air restaurant with smoke rising from the many food stalls.  

Meals are not included for this day.

Visited:
Marrakesh
Accommodation
Riad Zolah (Marrakesh)

Day 2: Marrakech city tour

This morning,  Meet your local guide for a 3 hours tour. Discover some of the most important historical sites, and the old medina and souks of Marrakech. You'll visit the Bahia Palace, and Saadien Tombs, Koutoubia Mosque (from outside), the famous square Djemaa El Fna and parts of the medina and souks. This tour will be done on foot, since most of the medina is closed to traffic. Entrance Fees are not included.

The city is divided into three distinct parts: the Medina which is the historical city surrounded by walls; the European modern district called Guéliz or Ville Nouvelle and the new residential area known as Hivernage.  


Board : Breakfast.

Visited:
Marrakesh
Accommodation
Riad Zolah (Marrakesh)

Day 3: Cooking workshop & Local food

Morocco’s food is so rich because there’s so much diversity: Mediterranean, Atlantic and inland. This diversity and variety is reflected deliciously in the food we locally offer, with sumptuous spices and herbs combining to make flavorful African food unlike any other. 


Be ready to walk to your wonderful local experience and make sure you achieve the challenge I got for you today: To cook your own Moroccan meal!


Food is the interesting part of your journey today, you are going to enjoy a tasty cooking class. Bring back home some of the best recipes of traditional Moroccan cuisine! Let’s do together some shopping for fresh food and vegetables at the local souk,   discovering ingredients and spices. Back to the riad, you will cook with your chef a full traditional Moroccan meal: starters, main course, dessert and why not other delicious homemade choices.


Taste and enjoy your meal served to you.   


Board : Breakfast and Lunch.

Visited:
Marrakesh
Accommodation
Riad Zolah (Marrakesh)

Day 4: Marrakech to Imlil (High Atlas Mountains)

Today, you will be picked up from your accommodationin the morning to travel to Imlil, a little Berber village in the High Atlas (1700 m altitude). The surroundings of Imlil are dominated by 4000 m high mountains, part of the year covered by snow. The highest mountain of North Africa, mount Toubkal (4167 m) can be seen from Imlil. The surroundings are excellent for walking. You will need comfortable sports shoes for this. A guide will accompany you for a walk. At the end of the afternoon you will return to your accommodation in Imlil to spend the first night there. 


Your guide meets you at your accommodation; then you chat about the 3 hours program and details of the adventure like the altitudes and where to go. I need you to feel free to share your strength status with him because you can freely amend the plan if necessary ( knowledge of local ecology - plants, trees, flowers "if available). The guide is traveling with you at your wishes and level of strength.  

Board : Breakfast and Dinner.

Accommodation
Night at Kasbah du Toubkal (Imlil)

Day 5: High Atlas Mountains

High Atlas, also called the Grand Atlas Mountains is a mountain range in central Morocco, North Africa. The High Atlas rises in the west at the Atlantic Ocean and stretches in an eastern direction to the Moroccan-Algerian border.  If you enjoy seeing unusual landscape and don't mind a little bit of hiking, the small village of Imlil high in the Atlas Mountains will intrigue you. So, be ready!


Today, you will also meet your guide for a different experience always in the Imlil region for another 3 hours hiking experience. Again, feel free to discuss any special interests with your guide.


Board : Breakfast and Dinner.

Visited:
Imlil
Accommodation
Night at Kasbah du Toubkal (Imlil)

Day 6: Ait Ben Haddou (via Tizi N'Tichka pass)

The village of Ait Ben Haddou offers a spectacle of impressive rock strata. It is one of the best preserved Ksar across southern Morocco.The first thing you hear from guides on arrival to Ait Benhaddou is a list of its movie credits. The Ksar Ait Ben Haddou, attached to the side of a hill overlooking the Wadi Maleh, boasts a stunning panorama.


In recent years, more controlled restoration has been carried out under UNESCO auspices.   


Board : Breakfast and Dinner.

Accommodation
Riad Caravane (Aït Ben Haddou)

Day 7: Magnificent canyons of Boumalen Dades (via Ouarzazate)

The Dades Gorge begins just north of the town of Boumalne du Dades, a peaceful town with all the amenities. A precarious road snakes down into the gorge from Boumalne du Dades and most visitors limit their exploration of the gorge to the road. The best views are not visible from the road so set out on foot to walk around and get at the red rock formations up close. Take some time to explore the hidden canyons that would take your soul!   


Dinner : Breakfast and Dinner.

Visited:
OuarzazateDades Valley
Accommodation
Auberge Chez Pierre (Dades)

Days 8 to 9: Merzouga, Erg Chebbi Dunes Via Tinghir & Erfoud

Your driver will meet in the morning to start your journey towards the desert. On your way, you will stop at Erfoud to visit the famous fossils before you head to Merzouga. 

It's your exclusive opportunity to ride your camel and explore the surrounding dunes near your accommodation and live a wonderful sunset experience; take some memorable photos and enjoy some free time walking or even jumping :) the camel excursion last for about 2 hours. The soon you enjoy the sunset, you are getting back to your accommodation for the overnight and your tasty dinner. 

You spend the night in a comfort tent with private toilet and shower. Enjoy your dinner under the stars.  


Board : Breakfast and Dinner.

Visited:
Merzouga
Accommodation
Desert Camp Bouchedour (Merzouga)

Day 10: Nkob

Nkob (Nkoub) is the capital village of the Berber Ait Atta tribe. The Ait Atta belongs to Confederation Ait Atta that are spread along Ouarzazate, Errachidia, and Azil Provinces.


The Amazigh Ait Atta are an ancient Berber tribe existent before Arab and Islam entrance in Morocco in the 7th century. The Ait Atta tribe were the most important Moroccan tribes between the 15th and the 19th century.


If you're looking to go deep into the Berber life of south Morocco, Nkob can be quite interesting and offers great experiences.


Board : Breakfast and Dinner.

Visited:
Nkob
Accommodation
Kasba saghro Ennakhil (N’Kob)

Day 11: Back to Marrakech (Via Tizi N'Tichka pass)

Your private driver will pick you up from your accommodation in N'kob and you will be heading back to Marrakech. Your last drive to leave back the desert. Visit the village of Agdz, enjoy the amazing palm grove, the ancient Kasbah and the desert prison before continuing your journey.


Once you arrive at Marrakech, check-in to your accommodation and enjoy your last night in the city either by wandering around the small city allies, try local restaurants or even a romantic diner!


Board : Breakfast.

Visited:
Marrakesh
Accommodation
Riad Zolah (Marrakesh)

Day 12: Unfortunately it's time to say goodbye

Our services will end today!


A private vehicle wirth an English speaking driver will pick you up from your accommodation in Marrakech and take you to the accommodation of your choice.


Board : Breakfast.

Visited:
Marrakesh

MarrakeshImlilAit BenhaddouOuarzazateDades Valley MerzougaNkob

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

SeasonPrice Per Adult
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All year round $2,930

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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