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Moroccan Desert Adventure

Morocco

Moroccan Desert Adventure

Hiking
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Start: Marrakech
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End: Marrakech

Marrakech — whisper it and instantly your mind goes to a place of seduction and spices.

Activity
Hiking
LocationMorocco
Duration7 days
Start / EndMarrakech / Marrakech
Tour operatorG Adventures

Morocco

Moroccan Desert Adventure

Hiking·
7 days·G Adventures
Start: Marrakech
·
End: Marrakech

Description

Marrakech — whisper it and instantly your mind goes to a place of seduction and spices. Experience it for yourself. This intense one-week journey reveals the secrets of Morocco and is filled with all the activities and energy you crave. In the company of other young travellers, dance beside a campfire in the Sahara, go rock climbing in Todra, and explore the beauty of the Atlas Mountains. Explo...

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Itinerary

Day 1Marrakech

Arrive at any time. Meet your group for the welcome meeting. Afterwards, head out for a night on the town.

Day 2Marrakech/Todra Gorge

Head towards the stunning Todra Gorge.

Make the first stop of the day at Tineghir to visit the town and go for a walk through the palm groves. Then head to the breathtaking Todra Gorge to spend the night nestled between the sheer cliff walls among the palm trees and gurgling river. This serene spot is great for hiking, relaxing on the edge of the river or sampling some local Berber delicacies.

Day 3Todra Gorge/Merzouga

In late afternoon, set off by camel to a desert camp deep in the dunes. Learn to tie a turban to keep the desert sun off your face and add a little flare to photos. Enjoy a warm welcome (with mint tea). A traditional dinner under the stars, cooked by our hosts, awaits. In the evening, listen to stories about life in this region and, perhaps, some traditional music on the drums.

Day 4Merzouga/Ait Benhaddou

Rise early to get on the trusty camels. Watch the sun rise before returning to Merzouga. Depart early from the camp and travel along the Route of 1000 Kasbahs to Ait Ben Haddou, one of the most fascinating and beautiful kasbahs renowned UNESCO world heritage site.

Day 5Ait Benhaddou/Aroumd

Travel through the magnificent High Atlas Mountain landscape, crossing the Tizi n’Tichka pass at 2260m. Head into the splendid Toubkal National Park, passing through small villages on winding mountain roads, arriving at the village of Imlil. With our main luggage transported by mule, embark on the walk from Imlil to the little village of Aroumd (1 hr), arriving at our simple mountain gîte for the night. Enjoy a homemade dinner of local produce in the cozy salon. Settle in and enjoy the tranquility, fantastic views, and clean mountain air of this magical region.

Day 6Aroumd/Marrakech

Journey to Marrakech. After arriving in the "Red City,"opt to discover the secrets of this amazing, ancient city. Relax at one of the tea houses around the square, watching the hustle and bustle from a shady spot. Opt for a guided tour of the Marrakech medina, visiting the historical Koutoubia Minaret and gardens, Bahia Palace, the Mellah, and the Saadian Tombs. End the day like a local with an optional group dinner in the famous food stalls of Djemaa el Fna.

Day 7Marrakech

Depart at any time.

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Accommodation

Simple hotels (4 nts), tented desert camp (1 nt, multi-share), mountain gîte (1nt, multi-share)

What's Included

Your Local Living Moment: Overnight at Berber Desert Camp, Sahara Bedouin Camp Your Local Living Moment: Mountain Gîte Stay with Traditional Moroccan Meal, Aroumd. Local village farmland walk in Todra Gorge. Camel ride in the Desert. Traditional dinner and drums at a Berber Camp. Visit to Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah. Hike in the Atlas Mountains. Home cooked meal in a Mountain gîte. All transport betwee... Read more

Meals Included

6 breakfasts, 2 dinners

What to Take

You will be on the move a lot, so our advice is to pack as lightly as possible. We highly recommend using a backpack or light sports bag, whichever you find easiest to carry, plus a small daypack. Luggage space on public transport is limited. You must be prepared to carry your own bags and be comfortable carrying them between transport and hotels (max. 15-20mins walking), hopping on and off trains... Read more
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