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The Privacy of Atlas and South

 « Traces Berbères Voyages » have been organising 4x4 holidays to Morocco since 2007 - no one knows the country like we do! Travelling in a group or independently, we can show you the real Morocco. From Marrakech, you will discover the authentic and original journey aboard Land Cruiser for the discoveries and emotions far from the beaten track.

Join one of our 4x4 safaris and drive across exciting landscapes of mountains and desert - discover the sights and sounds of this exotic culture. We travel along tracks and ancient camel routes to the heart of true Morocco – to a land where time seems to have stood still. If you prefer to travel independently, we can design your own tailor made holiday. We can give you a full itinerary, book all your accommodation, provide local guides, and organise vehicles for you - with or without a driver. If you want to combine a 4x4 adventure with city sight-seeing, trekking in the Atlas or time on the beach - we can provide the program for you…

 

The Privacy of Atlas and South- 6 days/ 5 nights

The valleys of the Central High Atlas are renowned for their authenticity and beauty of their villages, but you never come to choose; as they are numerous in this part of the Atlas that makes up to 200 km wide, so we have shoosen for you.

Perfect for hiking and trekking, the High Atlas Mountains are perfect year round. There are tall summits that reach beyond 13,000 feet, but the trails and paths allow for the average hiker to trek through the area and at least make it to the refuge without much difficulty. So if you are simply in shape and starving for a great hike in a far away land—the paths through the Atlas Mountains may be exactly what you are looking for.

There are many paths throughout all of these valleys and through the mountains themselves. If you go along a guided path, usually there will be donkeys or other beasts of burden to carry most of the equipment, leaving you only needing a light basic pack. Though you do not need to be a professional mountain climber to hike the High Atlas trails, you do need to be in good shape to endure some of the trails.

Highlights :

  • The great valleys of southern Morocco: Dadès, Draa, the High Atlas and Anti Atlas.
  • Todra and Dadès Gorges
  • The agrarian and pastoral life, linked to a centuries-old tradition.
  • Desert landscapes.
  • The authentic face of the Sahara with its Kasbahs and Ksours.
  • A real track to discover the real Morocco.

 

 

Tour’s Program:

 

Day 1: Marrakech – Ouzoud waterfall – Azilal – Valley of Aït Bougumez

Departure by 4x4 towards the High Atlas to Valley of Ait Bougmez, also named as “Happy Valley or Peaceful valley”... After crossing the lowlands of Elhouz, then we visit the famous waterfall of Ouzoud with (110m high). It’s one of the natural attractions of the most remarkable Moroccan Atlas. In the peak of Ouzoud waterfalls, there are few ancient small mills, which are still operating up to now. Pretty monkeys can be seen during the twilight of your visit to Ouzoud waterfalls. We continue our journey through Aghbar pass (2300m) with its amazing view on Mgoun (4168m), the second highest summit of Morocco. In the late afternoon we arrive in Agouti village in Ait Bougmez valley.

Distance: 300 Km Total, off-road: 86 Km 

- Accommodation 1 and 2: Kasbah du M'goun

 

Day 2: Valley of Aït Bougumez – Zawyat Ahnsal – Rocher Cathedral – Anrgui

The highlight of the day is the "appointment with the Jurassic" visit sites where many trace and fossils of dinosaurs have been discovered, they are impressive in size and the number. Then the long runway Jebel Azourki crossed the Tizi N'Isly then becomes much better to meander amidst magnificent forests. Then passing through the village of Zaouia Ahansal, follow the meanderings of the Oued and arrive at an ideal spot to bivouac situated on the foot of the highest cliffs of Morocco, that are named: The Cathedral, then Anrgui.

Distance: 160 Km Total, off-road: 95 Km

- Accommodation 1 and 2: At the Inhabitant

 

Day 3: Anrgui – Tislite Lake – Imilchil

Departure for a long track through Assif Melloul (White River). We leave this unique rocky outcrop to address the pastoral world of the High Atlas. After a series of passes exceeding 2000 m. we emerge on the high pastures Zaimouzen (village Khaimas). Passage through the village of Tizi N'Isly then the descent to the plateau of the lake named by locals Tislit and Isli: the legend tells that Isli (the married) love Tislit (the bride) very deeply, but their respective families were against their marriage. They wept so much so that two lakes were formed, they now bear their names. This legend is very important to the Berber tribes of the highlands: the Ait Hdidou and Ait Brahim.

Distance: 75 Km Total, off-road: 40 Km

- Accommodation 1 and 2: Auberge Tislite – Under Berber tent

 

Day 4: Imilchil – TislitLake – Lake Isli – Gorges of Todra – Gorges of Dadès – Boumalene Dadès

Departure for the two lakes of Isli and Tislite, where the story and the legend will carry you in a magnificent world of colours, without forgetting the Moussem of Engagements. Small walk at the edge of the lakes, by the Valley Assif Melloul (white river). You will discover the tribe of Ait Hadiddou and the two fractions of Ait Iaza and Ait Brahim. After the crossing of the pass Tigrouzine, you will join the gorges of Todra with its beautiful palm groves. Small walk in the palm grove and continuation in the Gorges of Dadès. Night and overnight in Boumalen Dades.

Distance: 140 Km Total, off-road: 60 Km

Accommodation:

- Privileged accommodation: Xaluca Dades or similar

- Economical accommodation: Auberge Ait Oudinar or similar

 

Day 5: Gorges of Dadès – Valley of Roses – Skoura

After the breakfast, we visit the Gorges of Dadès and track for the Valley of Roses, through the Road of the Thousand Kasbahs where you will discover several Kasbahs and Ksours in pisé. Visit of a beautiful Kasbahs in the palm grove of Skoura. Dinner and overnight in Skoura.

Distance: 280 Km Total, off-road: 50 Km

Accommodation

- Privileged accommodation: Les Jardins de Skoura or similar

- Economical accommodation: Kasbah Ben Damiette or similar

 

Day 6: Skoura – Ouarzazate – Aït Ben Haddou – Telouet – Marrakesh

After the breakfast, departure to Ouarzazate, for those of you who are interested, a visit to the impressive Atlas Film Studios can be arranged, then the Kasbah Taourirt for a quick visit of this complex of courtyards, with a maze of richly decorated rooms, and through its complicated alleyways and crenellated towers…

We will visit the village of Aït Ben Haddou, one of the most beautiful villages of the Moroccan South, classified by the National and international Heritage by UNISCO. It is a village very famous for the shootings of films such as: Laurence of Arabie, the Mommy, Gladiator, 7 days in Tebet, Babel, and Alexander... You will leave the village by the track of the ancient caravans coming from western Africa towards Marrakesh. Arrival in Télouet, visit of the Kasbah of the Glaoui, the ancient Pasha of Marrakesh and crossing of the High Atlas by the Tichka’s pass (2260m).

Distance: 250 Km Total, off-road: 35 Km

 

Included services:

  • Transportation with 4x4 with a personal driver including gas and driver's fees.
  • Accommodation 4 nights based on double occupancy, daily half board. Our priorities in selecting accommodation are: the authenticity, the comfort and the quality of service.
  • The accompaniment of tourists own language speaking guide / driver during the circuit.
  • All taxes.

Excluded services:

  • International Airfare
  • The transfer from Moroccan cities or airports to Marrakech: If you want a member of our staff comes to receive you wherever you are: a supplement is then charged.
  • The extra cost of meals
  • All the drinks
  • The optional suggested excursions (to reserve and to pay on the spot).
  • The optional tips

Children:

  • Under 2 years of age are free of charge.
  • 3 to 11 years old: 50% discount.
  • 12 years old and up: full cost .

Important precisions:

  • The meeting place in Marrakesh will be communicated to you after the definitive confirmation of your reservation.
  • The pick up will be for Hotels/ Riads situated in the heart of the Medina.

 

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Itinerary

The Privacy of Atlas and South - Itinerary