Trekking tours in Morocco
Atlas Mountains Trek
All trekking and hiking aspects in Morocco are included in this active tour itinerary we call the Atlas Mountain Trek. This hiking tour in Morocco is one of the best not only on the physical side but more importantly most rewarding on the cultural side. It covers the best side of the High Atlas Mountains, the savanna of the southwestern part of Morocco, and the majestic Sahara Desert and its Bedouins. This Active tour is the ultimate trip for an explorer. Discover Morocco southwest region, a classical aspect of North African landscape. Traverse the savanna to the mountains and the steppe to the desert, a plethora of natural sceneries beyond description. Encounter the warm hospitality of the indigenous Berber tribes of Souss, known for their unsurpassed joie de vivre illustrated in lively arts and crafts in their distinctive fashion. Meet local Berber guides who will truly introduce you immediately to Berber Culture as is. They will make your visit in Morocco a delight.
Day 1: Arriving to Agadir
Upon your arrival at Agadir Massira Airport, you will find your guide host waiting for you to greet you and then transfer you to your hotel. The remainder of the morning will be to relax and acclimate. Lunch will be served at the open air harbor restaurants for a seafood feast. Agadir is known to be a fishing hub I southern Morocco. Initially your lunch will be followed by a guided city tour discovery of notable places, namely the museum of Berber arts, The Valley of the Birds (exotic birds in their natural habitats), and the panoramic view of Agadir from the Kasbah. Agadir is an excellent place to begin any vacation. Its beautiful beaches are lined with Spanish Costa-style high-rise buildings. The city itself is a gentle blend of parks, hotels, gardens, and residential neighborhoods. Generally considered a quiet little town, this is the perfect place to prepare for what awaits.
Day 2: Travel from Agadir to Massa-Tassila
On the road trekking to Massa Valley with your local guide in your 4 wheel drive vehicle, we will be touring typical Berber villages; such as Inzeggane, Tassila and Sidi R'bat. Enjoy lunch in a fisherman's restaurant overlooking the Atlantic Ocean (typical Berber tagine catch of the day). Later, hike along the Massa River from Sidi R'bat to Tassila through the special conservatory to discover the many indigenous and migratory species of birds living in this heavenly sanctuary of Massa lagoon. The night will reserve the delights of a traditional Berber dinner under the stars of North Africa in legendary Tassila village.
Day 3: Trek from Tassila to Algzira natural beach
Depart in the morning to Sidi Ifni via the beautiful village and natural beach of Mirhleft to discover one of the most picturesque Atlantic sand stretches. Your next stop will be in the ancient city of Sidi Ifni, a surviving remnant of the Spanish colonial days. With its elaborate ironwork and its sweeping architecture, it is perhaps the most romantic Art Deco town ever built. Patches of gardens spread through out this town provide a refreshing sense of renewal for this colony of the past. Walk the streets of sidi Ifni with your guide to explore the marvels of Sidi Ifni. Then later cruise to the wild beach of Algzira. Overnight and dinner will be in Algzira, a fisherman troglodyte (seasonal hide-away). This will give you the opportunity to experience traditional native habitats in complete isolation, a natural setting hard to find in our days anywhere else. Camp will be set for you and a fisherman will cook your dinner.
Day 4: Camping in Algzira
Take a day excursion to the long stretched white beaches and surrounding villages exploring the daily life of Berber traditional fisherman and peasants of this valley. In the evening a Camp-fire feast on the white sands of Algzira will be prepared for you by a local troglodyte fisherman.
Day 5: Travel Algzira to Tiznit
Travel in the morning to Tiznit a place where tribesman of the surrounding region come to trade and find entertainment. Your guide will take you on a historic tour of the city. Tiznit's military history is apparent: this walled city comprised of neatly organized small streets and a considerable garrison offers an aura of order and security. The city tour of Tiznit will feature: the Meshouar, the city square; Lalla Tiznit, a natural spring named after the founder of the city; then the Kasbah and the Kissaria, an exclusive souk for some of the most interesting Berber jewelry in all of Morocco. Here silver smiths have rivaled all fashions of all times in Morocco. Dinner and accommodations are in the exotic Tiznit hotel.
Day 6: Trekking day to Tafraout
Enjoy a magnificent trekking day through the breathtaking scenery of the Atlas Mountains diverse rock formations where nature can express its beauty and men state their appreciation to coexist in these cliff hanging villages and wards that blend perfectly with the make up of this esthetic environment. A picnic lunch will be prepared for you on the road. Tafraout is situated on the edge of a rambling palmary, an ethereal oasis in a startling contrast to the otherwise barren landscape of this region. An afternoon guided visit will take you through this small village and the Neolithic rock carving sites nearby. Dinner and overnight are in the relaxed pace of this unique village, nestled in the peaks of the Atlas Mountains.
Day 7: Day trip from Tafraout to Taroudant
Travel from Tafraout early in the morning along the scenic road to Taroudant the bride of the South as Moroccan calls it. A trip across the Atlas Mountains ever green Aragan forests where goats can be seen climbing trees as they love to feed on these berries. A spectacular natural setting so unusual and incredible, Get your cameras ready, there is no other place on earth you can see climbing goats. We will stop for lunch in typical Berber village of Ait Baha. It is the largest village in the area, which overlooks a spectacular valley with a curious rock formation. We will trek and explore the region as it changes from one horizon to another. Dinner and entertainment are in the Moorish atmosphere at the Salaam hotel.
Day 8: Guided city tour of Taroudant
Your guide will take you on a historic city tour. Explore the city surrounded by regal, red-ochre walls, often referred to as "Little Marrakesh." Tour the historic highlights of this old medieval Imperial city, walk and browse through the colorful souks replete with best of what the skillful Moroccan artisan can offer. Finish your interesting day with a typical tea ceremony in the gardens of the legendary Salaam Hotel.
Day 9: Hiking day from Ouirgane to Imlil
Optional mule ride in the mountains for a mild hiking in the slopes of the Toubkal Mountain is at your disposal. This is a national park of natural and human beauty that surpasses that of other regions in the Atlas Mountains. Lunch will be traditionally prepared for you at a Berber house in Imlil. In the afternoon you can walk to a cliff hanging village where we will capture the real daily life of Berber villagers and spend the night with a Berber family sharing a delicious dinner and be a part of their tribal music and dance.
Day 10: Travel the back roads to Marrakech
Your guide will take you on a discovery tour of a daily Souk. Leisurely explore in the morning a Berber day market. Lunch is in the mountains and a fresh-air climbing up the Oukaimeden to explore some shrines and temple of Judaic origins. The valleys around are notably known for their Jewish heritage especially Ourika Valley. Evening depart to Marrakesh for dinner and accommodation the hotel.
Day 11: Guided City tour of Marrakesh
Your local guide will meet you in the lobby of your hotel in the morning to take on a historic tour of Marrakech. Day devoted to discover the magnificent and overwhelming best Man made Oasis of Marrakesh. Historic sights in the morning, the souks and the famous Jamaa El F'na square in the afternoon. A ride in Carriages for most exotic taste of Al Bahja, the glowing as Moroccans call Marrakech is optional.
Day 12: Visiting Marrakech
Continue to explore the marvels of this so endowed and blessed metropolis. The afternoon will be devoted to shopping in one of the major craft and trading centers in Morocco. A farewell dinner to close this memorable journey will be hosted on your behalf at a traditional Moorish restaurant in the Medina accompanied by typical Moroccan music and entertainment. (Everyone's invited to participate!)
Day 13: Flight back home
Transfer to Casablanca Airport for your flight back home. Our guide will help you with checking and bid you goodbye. We hope you have enjoyed your Camel trek Caravan tour through the Sahara of Morocco. Thank you for visiting Morocco.