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Mountains & Desert Trek

Mountains & Desert Trek  One of the most unique features of Morocco is the ability to explore the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert on the same trip.

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Mountains & Desert Trek

Mountains & Desert Trek  One of the most unique features of Morocco is the ability to explore the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert on the same trip.

A trek of this sort transports you from the city of Marrakech, through the High Atlas Mountain range before dropping down into the arid beauty of the Sahara Desert. Along the way exploring the homeland of the different Berber tribes, and ascend to the peak of the highest mountain in North Africa. You’ll experience local settlements, Berber culture and see the flora and fauna (including riding camels into the desert) of Morocco and the vistas of the beautiful North African countryside.

Itinerary:

1

Marrakech –ImiOughlad - Tinzert

Approximately 4 – 5 hours walking, 2 hours driving

Elevation: 1450m

Travel from Marrakech to Imlil, a small village situated 1,450m at the base of Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. Here we rondevu with our muleteer team, and begin our journey. Spend the night in a traditional Berber village of Tinzert. This quintessential village will give you a flavor for what Berber life is really like. Let us spoil you as only true Berber hospitality can.

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2

Tinzert – TiziOussem

Approximately 5 hours walking

Elevation: 2200m

Our journey today will be through the Ouirgane Valley and Azzadene Valley. Enjoy the diversity of these valley’s, from the forests of large oak trees, red earth, walnut groves, and date palmaries and a valley that is lush all year long!

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3

TiziOussem – TiziN’Mzik - Aremd

Approximately 5 – 6 hours walking

Elevation: 2479m

A stunning walk today as we ascend from the Azzaden Valley, where you will be able to view the valley in all its splendor. Tonight will be spent in the traditional Berber village of Aremd.

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4

Aremd – Ait Benhaddou – Dades Gorge

Approximately 6 – 7 hours journey

A day of discovery lays before us, exploring the UNESCO world heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, the gateway to the Sahara Desert, Valley of Roses and overnight in the Dades Gorge.

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5

Dades Gorge – Todra Gorge – Erg Chehbi

Approximately 6 – 7 hours journey

A leisurely day making our way to rondevu with our camel team via the Todra Gorge, and the dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga, exploring each as we travel. A 1 hour camel ride will take us to our campsite as we watch the sun set behind the mysterious sand hills of the Sahara Desert.

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6

Merzouga - Marrakech

Approximately 11 hours journey

A longer day of travel today concludes our time together.

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DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONMarrakech, Morocco
DEPARTURE TIME09:00am
INCLUDED
Muleteer team & CookAccommodations
Local transportationProfessional guide
Meals  Camels & Camel Drivers

 

NOT INCLUDED
AirfareTravel Insurance
Guide Gratuity Soft Drinks or Alcoholic Beverages

 

Additional information

Location

Azzaden Valley, merzouga, Toubkal

Destination

Azzaden Valley, merzouga, Morocco, Toubkal

Duration

6 days, 5 nights

Physicality

4/10

Age

8+

Dates

Year-round

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