JEBEL SAGHRO AND THE HIGH ATLAS WITH ITS BERBER HABITANTS
Duration 11 days
Arrival at the airport – we bring you to an eco-lodge off site Marrakech to make your start of the journey as smooth and comfortable as possible. Enjoy the farm with field crops and a swimming-pool near to Ourika valley.
Telouet – Ait Benhaddou
The High Atlas with its Glaoui-Kasbahs has a moving past. The remaining ruins of the Berber kingdom – which ruled the area for centuries before being destroyed by European nations – are telling stories about the history of the natives. Over-night stay in an genuine Kasbah-Hotel in Ait Benhaddou.
Oasis Fint – Tamnougalt – N’Kob
Passing Ouarzazate we make a stop-over in Oasis Fint having a barbecue. Nearby we can marvel at thousands of years old engravings which left our ancestors in another type of environs. In the Drâa Valley we visit the Kasbah Tamnougalt, a monument of the Berber history and a way to enter into the life of the former habitants. Later arrival at N’Kob where we stay over-night in another old Kasbah.
N’Kob – Ait Ouazik – Jebel Saghro
Today we discover the surroundings of N’Kob: nearby we can find more ancient engravings of our ancestors at Ait Ouazik. The amazing, breathtaking landscape of Jebel Saghro is our native country for the following days. Donkeys carry our luggage, the guide with his crew take care of our well-being. Two over-night stays in tents.
Tinghir – Todra Gorge
After our hiking trip our way leads now partially off-road to Tinghir and the Todra Gorge where we enjoy the fresh air of the river valley with a pleasant over-night stay in a Kasbah hotel.
Msemrir – Agoudal – Dades Gorge
Heading to the Dades Gorge we connect the two river valleys. Near Agoudal we visit a Berber family and hike to a stalactite cave. Later we cross again partially off-raod the gorge to our Kasbah hotel for an extraordinary over-night stay.
Dades Gorge – Boutaghrar – Kelaa M’Gouna – Ouarzazate
Following the river valley with its amazing stone formations we take a branch-off traversing a plateau to the Rose Valley. On the way we visit the Berber nomads living in caves having a cup of tea with them. Later on we drive on through the Rose Valley, passing the palmeraie of Skoura to Ouarzazate where we stay over-night in a comfortable hotel.
In the vibrant, oriental city of Marrakech we spend our last days with an exciting program: Sightseeing of the Koutoubia mosque, the Saadian Tombs and the Majorelle Gardens. Highlight is the Medina with its colorful daily life and the market place „Djema el Fna” where bargainers, storytellers, water-sellers and snake-charmers get together. Three over-night stays in an authentic, charming Riad in the Medina.