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6-day berber villages sahara tour

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Berber Villages Sahara tour: With this 6-day Atlas mountain and desert trip, you will enjoy a trek through the Berber villages of the High Atlas mountain and see the landscapes of the Sahara desert. Our trekking options include a 3-day hike over nice mountain passes, walking through Berber villages and long valleys. It also has camel rides in the Sahara Desert, and you can enjoy camel trekking on the sandy dunes of Erg Chebbi at Merzouga.

Duration: 6 days
Period: It can occur at any time of the year
Trek Grade: Medium
Maximum Elevation: 2,684 Meters
Accommodation: Guesthouse, Hotel, Camping.

Berber Villages Sahara tour allows you to:

  • Hike through the most beautiful valleys and traditional Berber villages of the High Atlas Mountains.
  • Wander around the labyrinth of small streets and alleys of Ait Ben Haddou Ksar, which is one of Morocco’s World Heritage Sites.
  • Explore Amredhil Kasbah and walk in Skoura Oasis, one of Morocco’s beautiful palm groves.
  • Visit Todra and Dades Valleys, two of the most spectacular landscapes in Morocco.
  • Experience the best sunset and sunrise camel trekking and camel ride.
  • Spend a lifetime experience night under the stars in the Sahara desert.

Itinerary of Berber Villages Sahara tour

Day 1Marrakech – Asni – Imi N’oughlad (1450m) – Tizi N'Tacht (1900m) – Ait Aissa Village (1800m)

After breakfast, we leave Marrakech and start our journey from Berber villages and the Sahara desert. We will drive to Imi N’Oughlad to meet our team of muleteers. Once there, we will start preparing for the stage, loading the mules and filling the water bottles. The hike will begin by crossing the village to Tacht at 1900 meters above sea level. The lunch break will take place in the middle of nature, where you can admire the magnificent surrounding landscapes. The next step will be the descent to Tahliouine and Ait Aissa villages. We will be welcomed by a Berber family on site to spend the night with the locals—4 hours of walking. Ascent 400m. Descent 350m.

Day 2 Ait Aissa Village – Matate Pass (2100m) – Aguerssioulal (1700m) – Tizi N'Aguersioual (2000) – Imnane valley (1800m)

On the second day, we climb towards Matate Pass (2100m) through the juniper forest. It is an ancestral place of transhumance, and you can enjoy the panoramic view of the Azzden Valley and its magnificent multicoloured spectacle of the surrounding mountains. We will then begin the descent of the Matate Valley, passing through its beautiful villages before going up to the Aguersioual pass. Our accommodation is in Tinaghrine in the heart of the Imnane Valley—6h30 walking. Ascent 800m. Descent 700m.

Day 3Tinghrine – Tizi N'Tamaterte (2200m) – Imlil (1740m) – Armed (1800m)

Early morning, we will leave this fantastic valley of Imnane, passing through the stunning Berber villages around. Nest will continue our trek by following a relatively long path with a panoramic view of Imnane Valley. Then we will cross the Tamatert Pass at 2200 meters above sea level, with the breathtaking landscapes of the Ait Misane valley. We will attack the descent to the village of Imlil at 1750 meters above sea level. Lunch break will be before reaching Armed Village. 5 hours of walking. Ascent 460m. Descent 460m.

Day 4Imlil – Ait Ben Haddou Ksar – Tizi N'Tichka (2260m) – Ouarzazate – Skoura Palm Grove

Departure from Imlil towards Ouarzazate via the High Atlas Mountains and the Tizi N’Tichka at 2260m. We will then take a small road that leads to Ait Ben Haddou, a Ksar classified by UNESCO in 1987 as a universal heritage. We will have our lunch break in Ouarzazate. Then, we will take the road towards Skoura. Skoura is a fascinating oasis lined with immense palm groves that provide stunning panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains, one thousand palms and Amerhidl Kasbah. We will spend the night in the Kasbah Hotel. Six h drive. 380km.

Day 5Skoura – Roses valley – Todra Gorges – Tinjdad – Erfoud – Merzouga – Erg Chebbi Dunes

After a typical breakfast, we will drive towards Kelaat M’gouna, the capital of roses. Then we will cross beautiful Berber villages populating Roses Valley. At Tinghir City, we drive into the High Atlas to visit the stunning and famous Todra Gorges. We will continue driving to the Merzouga Sahara desert and its magnificent Erg Chebbi dunes. The road will pass through the Ziz Valley, Arfoud palm grove and Rissani town. We will find our camels at the foot of the dunes before starting an hour of camel riding to reach the camp in the middle of Erg Chebbi. You can admire the sunset and its breathtaking colourful spectacle and enjoy seeing the Milky Way in all its glory. A small concert will animate the dinner. Five h drive. 350klm.

Day 6Merzouga – Tazzarine – Draa Valley – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

At dawn, you will wake up to watch the sunrise and see its colours awaken the sea of sand. After breakfast, we will take the road to Tazzarine, enjoying beautiful mountainous and desert landscapes. Then we will pass through the Draa Valley, one of the most beautiful valleys in southern Morocco. These are earthen villages and the typical green cultures that you can discover. We will arrive in Ouarzazate for lunch before leaving via the Tichka pass and arriving in Marrakech. End of Berber Villages Sahara tour. About 8 hours drive. 560 km

Summer and Winter Season Price:
  • 2 people – 500€
  • 3 people – 460€
  •  For 4 people or more – 390€
Price Includes
  • English speaking guide
  • Transfers from and to your hotel
  • Accommodation for trekking duration
  •  Mules for luggage carrying during the trek
  • Kitchen equipment
  • All meals during your trek
  • 1 overnight in hôtels at Skoura in half board
  • 1-night camping on Dunes at Merzouga in half board
  • Camel ride
Price Does Not Include
  • Ticket flight
  • Travel Insurance
  • Accommodation and meals in Marrakech
  • Drinks
  • Lunches during the desert tour
  • Entrance fees
  • Traditional tips
 Essential Materials Needed For Berber Villages Sahara tour
  • Big bag for clothing
  • Backpack for each daily supplies
  • Good walking shoes and socks fit for rugged terrain
  • 3-4 season sleeping bag
  • Warm and light clothes
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers/ rain-pants
  • Personal First Aid Kit
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun-cream
  • Head Torch
  • Camera
  • Hat
  • Toilet tissues
  • Water bottle or camelback
  • Water purifier
 Additional Details
  • Berber villages Sahara tour is available and can be arranged for groups of all sizes.
  • Further discounts are available for group sizes over eight people.
  • You can pay €/$/£ or Moroccan Dirhams.

6-day Berber Villages Sahara tour: A combined tour from hiking through Berber Villages in the High Atlas Mountains to a camel ride in the Sahara Desert at Merzouga. From Amredhil Kasbah to Skoura Oasis, explore the most beautiful valleys and traditional Berber villages of the High Atlas Mountains while enjoying camel rides and hiking on our 6-day Berber Villages Sahara tour—any time of the year.

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