Morocco most High Nature Retreat – Atlas & Desert Culture 6,8 day
Day 01: MARRAKECH – DEMNAT – BOUGAMZ VALLEY
Meet your guide at 9am, at your Marrakech Riad and drive tot Demnat, visit Imi n Ifri Bridge, a natural bridge formed 1,8 million year ago, continue the drive into the central high Atlas mountains, enjoy dramatic views of Demnat and Tassaout region, arrive to Bougmaz happy valley we will walk upto to sidi mousa grainery, an amazingly designed bulding up the mounatin, where local berbers used to store valuables, enjoy beautiful views over Mgoun mountains, and overnight in a local guest house after a visit to sidi moussa shrine.
Accommodation : Local Guest House
Visit to Imi N ifri
MVisit to prehistoric engravings
Visit to Sidi Moussa grainery
Meals Included: Dinner
Day 02: BOUGMAZ VALLEY – BOUTAGHRARE
at 8 am drive to Ibakliouen village to discover the dinosaures foot prints dating back to 4 millions of years, enjoy spectacular berber villages, the drive up to Tizi n ait Imi 2914 m ( the highest pass in Morocco) enjoy dramatic views over Mgoun mountains and the Bougmaz valley, drive down to Mgoun and the valey of roses, meet the friendly Berbers and enjoy authentic villages along the way… drive to bouatghrare viallage the heart of the valley of roses where we overnight in a Kasbah, we will discover the fields and gardens of the valley where we interact with the friendlt berber people. overnight in Boutaghrare.
Accommodation : http://www.kasbah-chems.fr/
Activities : Visit to Ouzighimt valley
walking in the valley of roses
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner
DAY 03: BOUATGHRARE – DADES VALLEY – TODGHA GORGE – TINGHIR
From Boutaghrare, we go along the road of 1000 kasbahs, since there are enormous Kasbahs on both sides of the road. Some of those old fortified houses are restored but unfortunately a lot of them are ruins. We drive up to visit the Dades gorge & valley, and we head to the Berber family for Lunch, cooking course, a walk to discover the valley and spend some time wit the Berbers. We pass a town called Boumalen situated on the edge of Dades valley which rises in the High Atlas Mountains, giving life to a huge Berber community by its rich agriculture. Along this valley another valley called valley of roses appearing with the green colors of its Alfalfa plants, olive trees, fig trees and grapes. This valley gives birth to a rose from which locals produces different cosmetic products like soap, perfumes and skin creams. Locals here celebrate this rose by organizing a national festival eachend of April. from here we make our way to Todra gorge, a 300 m high canion, a 2 hour walk to discover the valley and gardens, enjoy the afternoon at the gorge, we drive to our hotel in tinghit, optional Hammam experience tonight.
Accommodation : https://hotel-bab-todra.com/
Activities : Visit Skoura
Visit Cinema Museum
Optional Traditional Hammam
Meals Included : Breakfast / Dinner
DA 04 : – TODRA GORGE – ERFOUD – SAHARA DESERT
After breakfast! we set of too dades gorge and embark on 1 hour drive through the Anti atlas foot hills followed by a visit to the spectacular todra Gorge where steep walls hundreds of feet high tower above. A relaxing and highly scenic tour day with stunning views of this mystical land. We start the day by a light walk to the spectacular Todra valley and Gorge, the most spectacular palm valley and Canion in the Sahara, walk in the gorges and photo opportunities, drive to Touroug for lunch in the stone desert after lunch we will visit an old under ground irrigation channels dating app to 12 to 17 Century, discover this magical irrigation system, get you some scarves for the Sahara & we then cross Sijilmassa, morocco’s king ancestors town, famous for being the most imporatnt Caravans carrefour along the history, and then we continue our Day 2 of our Saharan exploration as we make our way through the far reaches of Morocco’s eastern perimeter to within 20km of Algeria’s border where we encounter the magnificent Erg Chebbi dune landscape. Morocco’s most famous Saharan dunes is just breathtaking and transforming to the soul. On foot or camel back you have the option to travel into the remote dunes until our Nomadic style camp hidden in the dunes. An evening sunset climb to one of the higher dunes is customary followed by dinner and perhaps a campfire experience and Berber songs and storytelling can be arranged. Breakfast and dinner included. Accommodation in a desert camp.
Temperatures normally 12-15c at night from november to March.
Accommodation : www.azawad-bivouac.com
Activities : Visit Todra & Dades gorge
Visit Underground Channels
Overnight Desert Camp
Meals Included: Breakfast / Dinner
DAY 5: MERZOUGA – TAZARINE – TAMGROUTE – ZAGORA
We wake up early morning to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes of Erg Chebbi, one of the best moment of Merzouga desert, after you will be followed by a delicious breakfast in the Auberge afer you ride camels back, opportunity to take shower and start your journey back from Merzouga dunes to ZAGORA via Tazarine and the Draa valley, Agdez the longest valley in Morocco famous for Being Moroccan Dates Basket, Locals grow more than 11 type of dates, enjoy this mystical landscapes along the Caravan formal route, After zagora we will visit Tamegroute (Tamgrout) is a village in the south of Morocco, in the valley of the Draa River. It has a history as an important center of learning and religion through its famous Sufi zawiya, historical center of the Nasiriyya Sufi order, one of the most influential – and at one time one of the largest – Sufi orders in the Islamic world. Tamegroute’s green pottery is also very well known.The founders of the religious brotherhood Nasiriyya wanted to raise the status of the village of Tamegroute to that of a ‘Medina’, that is to say to make it a city. They assembled the merchants and craftsmen that they had brought from Fes, a city that enjoyed good relations with Tamegroute at the time. However, today Tamegroute is a little village again, but the pottery has become its main characteristic. Except for a few ochre shades, a green glaze is the dominant colour in pottery from Tamegroute. As with Fes Zelliges, and even more so, the ancient techniques give the glaze infinite variations. We will overnight in Zagora.
Accommodation : https://www.riadlamane.com/
Activities : Visit Draa valley, visit tamegroute, Visit pottery artisans
Meals Included: Breakfast
DAY 6: ZAGORA – DRAA VALLEY – MARRAKECH
Today we drive to Marrakech from the Draa valley,
In older sources mostly Darha or Dara), is Morocco’s longest river, 1,100 kilometres (680 mi). It is formed by the confluence of the Dadès River and Imini River. It flows from the High Atlas mountains south-(east)ward to Tagounit and from Tagounit mostly westwards to the Atlantic Ocean somewhat north of Tan-Tan. Most of the year the part of the Draa after Tagounit falls dry. Zagora is a town in the valley of the Draa River in Souss-Massa-Drâa, southeastern Morocco. It is flanked by the mountain Zagora from which the town got its name. Originally it was called ‘Tazagourt’ the singular of plural ‘Tizigirt’, Berber for ‘twinpeaks’, referring to the fortress of the Murabitun, or Almoravid, people. In old European maps the mountain Zagora is already indicated but the town itself was only built in the 20th century. On the top of the Zagora mountain the remains of an Almoravid fortress can still be seen. The exact location of the former Almoravid mosque is still a matter of dispute. Each year the moussem (festival) of the Sufi saint moulay Abdelkader Jilali is celebrated at Zagora. Languages spoken in the city include Moroccan Arabic, Tachelhit and Tamazight. A well known sign at the town border states ‘Tombouctou 52 days’, the supposed time it takes to get to Timbuktu, Mali on foot or camel. drive to Marrakech via the Anti Atlas Mountains of Saghrou, arrive to Marrakech in the afternoon.
Accommodation : Hotel / Riad
Included Activities :
Visit to Draa valley,
Meals Included : Breakfast /
What’s included in Morocco Most High Nature Retreat – Desert Culture Trips
– Full transportation to all sites
– Full Guiding- Entrance fees
– 4×4 Jeep tour with AC
– All Accommodations / deluxe Berber campsite
– Camel ride into and Out the Sahara desert
– Custom-made New Year Marrakech Travel
– Meals (Breakfasts and dinners Daily)
– Free time to explore the Sahara, Ait benhaddou, Ouarzazate, Marrakech
– Ensuite room Hotel with AC
– Walks, Culture, History Talks, Music, Celebrities…
– Real life Experiences…
– Lunch $8 in total, Drinks $1, payable in Dirhams / US Dollars, Euros.
– Travel insurance
– Tips (Tipping is a part of the culture and economy of tourism in the Morocco, in a similar way to restaurants in the USA and Europe)