This is perfect conbination of trekking High Atlas Mountain and sahara desert Tour for the people who want to experience both extremes climate of morocco , you’ll discover the real berber life and experience the culture also explore the stunning landscape of the Sahara .
After a short transfer of two hours on a private vehicle, you reach Imlil, mountain village and real gateway to the Toubkal massif. After entrusting your bags to the porters, you will begin the ascent towards the refuge following the canals that irrigate the terraced crops. After the lunch break at Sidi Chamarouch’s small village, the mountain becomes more arid and only a few bleating of goats and sheep guarded by young shepherds accompany your walk. Night at the Toubkal refuge (Neltner refuge, 3210 m).
- Walking time: 5 h 30.
- A: 1 200 m.
- Transfer: 1 h 30 to 2 h.
The ascent towards the summit is without major difficulty. The path goes up a valley enclosed that leads to a pass. A large ridge then leads to the summit. Here, the view is striking, dominating a large part of the Atlas and the plains of Haouz, to the north, and Ouarzazate, to the south. The descent is by the same way and, from the refuge, after the picnic, you reach Imlil following the same itinerary as yesterday where you 'll spend the night
- Walking time: 9 h.
- A: 1 050 m – D: 2 270 m
- Transfer: 1 h 30 to 2 h.
After having breakfast it's time to leave your accommodation in Imlil at 9.00am and and start your journey toward Moroccan desert , head out over the Atlas Mountains, driving over the stunning Tizi-n-Tichka mountain pass towards Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou . You’ll pass through lots of Berber villages, and once you’re in the desert, you’ll see riverside oases and barren hillsides dotted with kasbahs (fortified dwellings that house families and their livestock). After lunch you'll meet your local guide for a short visit to the village to learn about this 17th - century building This is an ancient fortified city containing countless kasbahs and has been the atmospheric subject of numerous hollywood movies (The Mummy, Gladiator, Alexander, Lawrence of Arabia...) You will have the chance to walk around the buildings and explore with your guide. you will have the option either to take a break and visit the Ouarzazate Film Studios this side trip is possible . Once you reach Dades Gorge, you have the option of going for a hike, or relaxing at your hotel. Overnight in Dades.
- (Total driving time 7/8hours)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from the Dades Valley to Todra Gorge massive fault dividing the High Atlas mountains, rising up 300 metres in a narrow valley with palmeries and Berber villages. Here, you can go for a hike to explore the palmery, a green oasis full of large date palms. then passing through passing through tinghir , a former french military bastion during the 20th -century occupation. it was also famous for it's important jewish community and silver jewelry craftsmanshipa After lunch you’ll head further into the desert to the gateway town of Merzouga to pick up supplies for your desert trip. You will then drive on to a kasbah to pick up your camel. bfore sunset, you’ll trek for an hour-and-a-half by camel to a Berber camp where you will enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner, and sleep under the stars or in tents at a desert camp.
- (Total driving time 6hours )
Wake up early , to watch the sunrise(optional) and getting refreshed also have your breakfast there, we have a 1h30 camel ride at sunrise to explore the area further and we head back to your accommodation with 4*4 cars or camel thepends on your choice. When we reach Merzouga ,then meet your driver for a long ride back to Marrakech passing through Ouazzazate and the High Atlas Mountain , with plenty of stops for photos, Lunch on the way . Your Atlas Hiking and sahara Desert tour will come to an end at your Marrakech Accommodation . The usual arrival time in Marrakech is between 17:00hrs and 18:00hrs. ( 10h drive)
- Group 1 person : 780€
- Group 2 people : 480€/person
- Group 3 people : 445€/person
- Group 4 – 7 people :400€/person
- Group 8 – 12 people : 380€/person
- All the transport
- Full meal plan in the Atlas Mountain
- Half board Basis in desert
- Guide in Ait Ben Haddou
- Accommodation for 4 nights
- Muleteers and mules for assistance (Atlas Mountain)
- Camel ride in the dune
- Travel insurance.
- Soft/alcoholic drinks
- Tips and personal expanses
- Lunches during the desert tour.
- Entry fees to historical places