8 Days Marrakech Zagora desert trip via Ouzoud waterfalls
Trip duration: 8 Days – 7 Nights
8 Days Marrakech Zagora desert trip via Ouzoud waterfalls full description:
Day 1: Marrakech – Demnate – Azilal – Imelghas
Today is the 1st day of the “8 Days Marrakech Zagora desert trip via Ouzoud waterfalls”. You have to leave Marrakech to Demnate village that we cross to take the road of Azilal. When we arrive at Tanant, we take the road of the left to join the waterfalls of Ouzoud. We walk on the path leading to the platform to admire the fall of 110 m high. After lunch, we go to Ait M’Hammed village. Then, we are going down via the Ait Bougmez valley. We arrive at Agouti, nicknamed “the happy valley”. It’s the first village of this ancient glacial valley. Then we continue to Tabant, Imelghas, and El Had. Overnight will be in a hotel.
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Day 2: IMELGHAS – Zaouia AHANSAL – The Cathedral – Bin el Ouidane Barrage
We depart from Imelghas to the beautiful village, Zaouiat AHANSAL through Tizi n-Illizi pass “about 2610 meters of altitude”. We reach to the “Cathedral” the blocks of majestic rocks. We explore the beautiful landscapes along a very technical track. We continue to the Bin El Ouidane’s dam crossing Oued El Abid River. We arrive at WAOUIZAGHT where we can see the monument commemorating the passage of Charles de Foucault in 1883.
The night will be in the hotel “Bin el Ouidane”.
8 Days Marrakech Zagora desert trip via Ouzoud waterfalls
Day 3: Bin El Ouidane – IMILCHIL – TODRA GORGES
Our expedition continues to taking tracks in the heart of the Middle Atlas through El Had, Ben Cherro, and the passes of Tizi n’IFAR and Tizi n-ISLI. We descend to IMILCHIL an opportunity to visit its two lakes, TISLIT (the bride) and ISLIi (the groom). These two lakes are born by the tears of two lovers. It has come from two tribes who would have refused their marriage according to the legend.
Every year, the inhabitants celebrate Moussem as a remembrance of the betrothed. Among the activities of this festival is to provide an opportunity for the Berber girls of the Ait Haddidou tribe to meet their future husbands. Lunch will be at a local restaurant in Imilchil. Then, we go to Agoudal and Tamtatouche to reach the TODRA GORGES whose cliffs reach 250 m height. Dinner and overnight will be in a hotel.
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Day 4: Todra gorges – Tamtatouche – M’Semrir – Kelaa M’Gouna
The trip continues after breakfast. We go via Tamtatouche to join DADES GORGES by M’Semrir taking a pathway as a staircase which rises to 2800 meters. We descend to the gorges where the Berber kasbahs ruined on the rocky summits. It makes it even more spectacular. We continue the stage along the river until we arrive at a hotel. We will spend the night there (an opportunity to get an idea about the customs and culinary traditions of the Berbers).
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Day 5: DADES GORGES – Tizi N’tazazert – N’Kob – ZAGORA
The tour starts today along the figs valley until the center of Boumalne town. Then we take the track passing by Tizi N’tazazert pass to arrive at N’Kob. The lunch will be at a local restaurant. After, we continue towards Tansikht to take the Trail along the Draa valley. We will explore its immensity of date palms through typical villages. We may have a possibility of a hike of 1 or 2 hours at the edge of the River. At the end of the day, we arrive at ZAGORA. Dinner and night will be in a hotel.
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Day 6: Zagora – Tamagroute – M’HAMID (overnight at desert camp)
Yo go from ZAGORA to M’HAMID VILLAGE. We have a stop at Tamgroute to visit the Koranic library created in the 17th century. There we will see illuminated Koranic manuscripts were written on gazelle skin, books of history and medicine. We can also visit the workshops for the manufacture of green pottery as well as underground lanes. We continue through the palm grove of Ouled Brahim and the Reg of Elfaija towards M’hamid. it’s the last palm grove of the Draa valley and the beginning of the desert. The camp is in a few kilometers south of M’Hamid, in the middle of the dunes. You will have a camel trek to join the bivouac. The dinner and night will be under the nomad tent.
Day 7: M’HAMID – Foum Zguit – Taznakht – OUARZAZATE
Departure from M’HAMID to OUARZAZATE Passing through IRIKKI lake, it’s a vast area of sand. You enjoy landscapes of Hamada of pebbles until FOUM’Z-GUID where you will have lunch. Then take the road until TAZNAKHT to arrive in the late afternoon in OUARZAZATE. The night will be in a Riad
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Day 8: OUARZAZATE – Ait Ben Haddou – Kasbah Telouate – MARRAKECH
Departure from Ouarzazate after visiting Taourirt kasbah towards the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. The Kasbah is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1987 and where many films were filmed: La Mumie, Lawrence d’Arabie, Asterix … After the visit of the kasbah continue through the valley Ounila towards the immense Pacha Leglaoui’s kasbah. After the visit, we continue to Marrakech. The night will be at the Riad near Jamaa Lafna square.
– The tour itinerary can be modified according to your requirements and budget.
– We are at your disposal for any questions about the tour.What is included on this tour?
– Arrival & Departure transfers.
– Accommodation in Riads or hotels (Optional).
– Private Air-conditioned 4×4 vehicle with luxury interior
– English speaking driver / Guide.
– Private Camel trekking caravan “1 Camel P/P”.
– Fuel Taxes
– Night in a desert camp half-board.What is not included on this tour?
– Personal expenses and tips