The intimacy of the Atlas and the South
The valleys of the High Central Atlas are so beautiful and authentic to the point that it becomes difficult to choose a destination, they are numerous in this area of the Atlas which stretches for about 200 km, so we have selected for you the best valleys in the region. The Atlas Mountains are perfect year-round for trekking, some peaks can reach up to 13,000 feet in height, but thanks to the trails, hikers can explore the area and get to the refuge without finding much difficulty. So if you’re just in good shape and passionate about a great hike, the Atlas Mountain Trails are just what you’re looking for.
Day 1: It’s time to Acclimatize
Morocco is a world far away in sights, smells, and sounds. A private transfer from the airport to your hotel.
To get to know the Red City; venture to Jemaa el-Fna and stroll through the souks instead of the nooks and crannies of the north, Then get lost in the terracotta walls of the old town but do not get agitated by the frenzy of sounds, vehicles.
When it all gets too much, find a romantic spot on a rooftop terrace around Jemaa el-Fna, order a glass of freshly squeezed orange juice, and watch the crowds from above as the sun goes down.
Dinner will be outside tonight, then transfer back to your hotel.
Day 2: Marrakech – Ouzoud waterfall – Azilal – Aït Bougumez valley (B)
Departure in 4×4 towards the High Atlas towards the valley of Ait Bougmez, also called “the happy valley or the peaceful valley” …. After crossing the plain of Elhouz, we visit the famous waterfall of Ouzoud at ( 110m high). It is one of the most famous natural attractions of the Moroccan Atlas. At the top of the Ouzoud waterfalls, there are some small old mills, which still work today. Pretty monkeys can be seen during your visit to Ouzoud Waterfalls. We continue our journey through the Aghbar pass (2300m) with its fascinating view of Mgoun (4168m), the second-highest peak in Morocco. At the end of the afternoon, we arrive at the village of Agouti in the valley of Ait Bougmez.
🏚️ Accommodation: Kasbah of M’goun.
Distance: 300 Km Total, 86 Km on track
Day 3: Aït Bougumez Valley – Zawyat Ahnsal – Cathedral Rock – Anergui (B)
The best time of the day is the “Jurassic Rendezvous”, visit the sites where numerous traces and fossils of dinosaurs have been discovered, they are impressive in size and number. We continue on the long trail of the djebel Azourki to cross the Tizi N’Isly then we will meander in the middle of magnificent forests. Passing through the village of Zaouia Ahansal, we will follow the meanders of the Oued to arrive at an ideal place for a bivouac located at the foot of the highest cliffs in Morocco, named: The cathedral, then we arrive at Anergui.
🏚️ Accommodation: Homestay.
Distance: 160 Km Total, off-road: 95 K
Day 4: Anergui – Lake Tislite – Imilchil (B)
Departure on a long track through Assif Melloul (The White River). We leave this unique rocky outcrop to discover the pastoral world of the High Atlas. After a series of passes that exceeds 2000 meters, we emerge on the high pastures of Zaimouzen (Khaimas village). Passage through the village of Tizi N’Isly then descend to the lake plateau named by the locals Tislit and Isli: legend has it that Isli (the groom) loved Tislit (the bride) very deeply, but their two families were against their wedding. They cried so much that two lakes formed, to this day these lakes bear their names. This legend is very important for the Berber tribes of the highlands: the Ait Hdidou and the Ait Brahim.
🏚️ Accommodation: Auberge Tislite – Under Berber tent.
Distance: 75 Km Total, off-road: 40 Km
Day 5: Imilchil – Lake Tislit – Lake Isli – Todra Gorges – Dades Gorges – Boumalene Dadès (B)
Departure for the two lakes of Isli and Tislite, where history and legend will transport you to a magnificent world of colors, without forgetting the Moussem des Fiançailles. A small walk along the lakes, through the Assif Melloul valley (white river). You will discover the tribe of Ait Hadiddou, Ait Iaza, and Ait Brahim. After crossing the Tigrouzine pass, you will reach the Todra gorges with its beautiful palm groves. A short walk in the palm grove and continuation in the Dades Gorges. Overnight in Boumalen Dades.
🏚️ Accommodation: Xaluca Dades or similar.
Distance: 140 Km Total, off-road: 60 Km
Day 6: Dades Gorges – Roses Valley – Skoura (B)
After breakfast, we visit the Dades Gorges and the trail to the Valley of Roses, by the Route des Mille Kasbahs where you will discover several Kasbahs and Ksours. Visit of a beautiful kasbah in the palm grove of Skoura. Dinner and overnight in Skoura.
🏚️ Accommodation: Les Jardins de Skoura or similar.
Distance: 280 Km Total, off-road: 50 Km
Day 7: Skoura – Ouarzazate – Aït Ben Haddou – Telouet – Marrakech (B)
After breakfast, departure for Ouarzazate, for cinema enthusiasts, a visit to the impressive Atlas Film Studios can be organized, then a quick visit to the Kasbah Taourirt a course complex, with a labyrinth that leads to rooms perfectly decorated, rather complicated alleys and beautiful towers.
We will visit the village of Aït Ben Haddou, one of the most beautiful villages in southern Morocco, classified as National and International Heritage by UNESCO. It is a village very famous for the shooting of films such as Laurence of Arabia, the Mummy, the Gladiator, 7 days in Tebet, Babel, and Alexandre …. You will leave the village by the trail of the old caravans coming from West Africa towards Marrakech. Arrival at Télouet, visit of the Kasbah of Glaoui, the former Pasha of Marrakech, and crossing of the High Atlas by the Tichka pass (2260m).
Distance: 250 Km Total, off-road: 35 Km
Day 8: Time to Say Goodbye (B)
This is your last day; after breakfast, your transfer will be ready to take you to the airport according to your flight time. Thank you for visiting us.
Specification: The intimacy of the Atlas and the South
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