4 days/3 nights „Trekking in the Dades gorges and Jebel Saghro mountain“
Day 1: Marrakesh- High Atlas-Valley of the Million Kasbahs – Rosevalley – Dades gorges
We set out in the morning from your hotel or riad in Marrakesh. We’ll be crossing the mountains of the High Atlas range and the pass of Tizi-n-Tichka (2,260 m), where the views are breathtaking. The scenic road runs through oak woods and walnut groves, Berber villages with stone and mud brick houses, and pastures where goats and sheep graze. After crossing the pass, we come down into the lunar landscape of the Lesser Atlas and our journey resumes and takes us on to the Valley of Dades, travelling through magnificent oases of palm trees and spectacular kasbahs which have given this region the name of The Valley of the Million Kasbahs. We then pass through Skoura and Kelaa M’Gouna, famous for its roses and daggers, and finally stop for the day in the Dades gorge. We have dinner here and spend the night in a hotel or traditional local riad.
Day 2: trekking in the Dades gorge (3 – 4 hours) – Visit to the Berber nomads
After breakfast in the riad, we set off on an excursion to the Dades gorge. We’ll be accompanied by the brothers Ibrahim and Youssef from the village of Ait Arbi Digh de Singe. After a 2 hour walk along the gorges and canyons of Dades, we reach the oasis and the Berber family for an open air lunch, before returning to the riad. Dinner and overnight accommodation in the riad.
Day 3 : Tinghir – Todra gorge – Boumailne – Jebel Saghro – pass of Tizi n’ Tazazert – Nkob
After breakfast in the hotel, we continue on our journey to the spectacular Todra gorge. The road passes through Tinerhir, set amidst green palms, and yellow Berber villages, until we start to see high walls of pink and grey rock stand out against the sky. After a walk through the gorge, we resume our journey through the impressive natural landscape of Jebel Saghro and the pass of Tizi n’Tazazert. This route has the finest view of Jebel Saghro, with its spectacular rock formations. 70 km further on, we reach the pass of Tazazert, at an altitude of 2,283 m. We stop here for an open air lunch. We come down from the pass to the Tagourt plateau and the pyramid-like Tazlout rock formation, and the gorges of Acca n’Akhbache and Bab n’Ali. After 100 km of track, we reach the asphalt surfaced road and Nkob, where we have dinner and spend the night in a traditional local hotel.
Day 4: Nkob – Draavalley – Agdz – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Telouet – Marrakech
After breakfast we surrounded by the palms of the Draa Valley, we go for a walk in the oasis before resuming our return journey. We stop for lunch in Ouarzazate (with a visit to the Taourirt and the cinema studies, if you wish), than each Ait Benhaddou, a mud brick kasbah protected by UNESCO and known as the finest and most famous in Morocco, which has featured in a number of films, such as Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth and The Gladiator. After the tour then cross the High Atlas mountains to reach Marrakesh towards evening.
Ait Ben Haddou
Marrakesh- High Atlas- Valley of the Million Kasbahs – Dades gorges– Todra gorges – Boumailne – Jebel Saghro – Pass of Tizi n’Tazazert- Nkob – Adgz – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou – Telouet – Marrakesh
All prices are given at the bottom of each tour, day trip or trek.
Prices are always given per person and according to the number in the group: 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6.
There is a 25% reduction for children under 12 years old whilst we do not charge for children under 5.
Included in the price are the air-conditioned 4x4, Toyota Land Cruiser and English and French-speaking driver, all accommodation, all meals, a camel ride/trekking and sand-boarding, Berber drumming and music, free time to explore the sites, for walks, photo and tea/coffee breaks.
The price does not include entrance fees, drinks or tips.