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MARRAKECH - KASBAH TELOUET -AÏT BEN HADDOU - OUARZAZATE
- Early morning departure from Marrakech south in our 4WD through the Glaoua countryside and up through exhilarating hairpin bends into the Western High Atlas mountains and AïtOurirTaddert (1650m) to alight at the peak of the Tizin’Tichka (2260m) so as to take in the vista offered by the Jbel Toubkal – at 4167m the highest peak in the Maghreb – JbelSiroua (3304m), and the second highest peak in the Maghreb – IghilM’Goun (4071m) – the Plains of Jbilit and Tidili and of distant Ouarzazate. We start our descent from the Tizi to the AssifTelouèt and the Glaouikasbah, where we stop for a visit of this dramatic red-earthen eyrie, fast crumbling under the attacks of wind and sun, a labyrinth of passageways, delicate iron window grilles and finely carved ceilings. As these once all-powerful brothers, the greatest and most successful of all the Berber leaders and who ruled this southern region, once said: “To last a long while, our homes and castles must have a good hat and good boots”.
We’ll picnic by a spring before continuing on via the AssifOunila Valley until we reach the magnificently exotic kasbah and ksour of Aït Ben Haddou, declared, and rightly so, a World Heritage Site. Here we alight from our vehicle to visit these various kasbahs, so closely-knit that they appear to be but one complete building, backed up against the looming mountain in a stretch of unforgiving hammada. The thick, high, sheer, elaborately decorated pisé walls, stepped-up housing, turreted, crenellated ramparts, balustrades and arched ‘babs’ are a sight not to be missed. Obviously, here Hollywood has shot many of its films, including, as everyone will tell you, “Laurence of Arabia”. One of the more spectacular sights in the Atlas ranges, set upon a rock above a reed-strewn assif, commanding the area for miles around, this kasbah controlled the route to Marrakech until the French blasted a road through the Tizin’Tichka in the late 1920s.
From here we continue south to Ouarzazate and our dinner and overnight accommodation in the Hotel Drâa or similar. Should you feel up to it, you can take a stroll around this town, still echoing with the atmosphere of the French Foreign Legion of the 1930s.
OUARZAZATE - KASBAHS AIT BEN HADDO- DADES VALLEY & GORGE.
- Pick up from Marrakech at 8am, 2 hours drive via the tizintichka pass, stops along for pictures and continue to Aitbenhadoukasbah (11 century Kasbah, UNESCO World Heritage Site), a visit to the Atlas Studio. After lunch we continue to the dades gorges via the roses valley: visit of dades gorges and todra gorges. Overnight in todra gorges
AÏT YOUL - DADES GORGE - TODRA GORGE - TINEGHIR.
- Having chosen to make this comprehensive – and somewhat “off-the-beaten-track journey in a 4WD, we now get to experience a hike which comparatively few enthusiasts have made – a hike from the Dadès Gorge to the Todra (Todgha) across the High and Middle Atlas ranges. After our typical Moroccan breakfast, we set out up for a 45minute drive up via a superb grouping of ksours at AïtArbi, past a region known by the local Berber people as the “Hills of a Thousand Bodies”, as the rock formations look like human feet. We climb over a little Tizi to AïtOufi where the red cliffs of the gorge narrow quite dramatically. We are now on a poor piste, driving through a small canyon and zigzagging bends and an even narrower gap to reach Taghian’Dadès to arrive, some 63km from the mouth of the Gorge, at Msemrir (1700m).
Here we alight from our jeep to set out for a 5½ hour hike eastwards along the Tizguin’Ouadda Valley and rocky outcrops up to the Tizin’Ouano (2800m) where we shall stop for our picnic amidst impressively craggy surroundings – and the occasional golden eagle, rock thrushes, bulbuls, wheatear – and ground squirrels. From here we continue down to the village of Tamtatoucht at the end of the Todra Gorge where we rejoin our 4WD.
We shall now drive for some 1½ hours down this fault in the plateau – giving all the appearance of the earth having being savagely split open by a great force – to make several photo-op stops on the way.
TODRA GORGE - TINEJDAD VALLEY - ERFOUD - MERZOUGA.
- After breakfast at the hotel, visit of the Todra gorges and then way to Merzouga through several beautiful desert towns; Tinjdad, Erfoud&Rissani, arrival to Merzouga.
Get ready for the camel trek from Merzouga to Erg Chebbi (2hrs), overnight at the nomadic camp in the heart of the highest dunes in Morocco (150m), possibility to see the sunset.
Berber dinner, perhaps a little entertainment and drum party. You can choose to sleep under the stars or in tents at our desert camp
MERZOUGA - RISSANI - AINIF - TAZZARINE - N'KOOB.
- After a typical Touareg breakfast, we set out northwards to the quiet village of Rissani , where a quarter of the population still live in the 17TH century ksar of the Alaouite dynasty, and the last stop of the caravan routes south to Timbuktu . We stop to visit the Zaouia of Moulay Ali Cherif – the original stronghold of the Alaouite – and the 19th century KsarAkhbar, a grandiose ruin which was once a palace for exiled rebellious family members and for the wives of the dead sultans. The access to many of the pisé houses is through underground passageways.
From here we set out towards the west between the JbelOugnat range and the Chorea Hammada, passing through Tikkertn’Ouchchane, and the natural ford at Ainif, where we turn towards the south from the JbelGalz (1425m) until we reach AïtSâadane, with its small ksar. Here we turn towards the west and the village of Tazzarine , set in a grassy oasis surrounded by stark mountains, and on through several small palmeraies until we reach the pleasant small sand-coloured town of n’Koob, set in the foothills of the starkly beautiful chaos of volcanic peaks and black rock of the JbelSarhro (2554m).
JbelSarhro, in Berber, means ” Dry Peak .” Here we shall stop for our picnic lunch before visiting the waterfall and the kasbah set amongst the palmeraies. We return to n’Koob for our dinner and overnight accommodation under canvas.
N'KOOB - BAB N'ALI - ER-ASSOUN.
- After our typical Moroccan breakfast we set out for a 6 hour hike up into the JbelSarhro – the last parallel chain before the extensive hammada – through a forest of basalt pitons to visit the Berber village of Hann Dour (1200m) whose pisé houses seem barely anchored cliff, and a surprisingly beautiful palmeraie, to continue along the AssifTaoudach through banks of barley, corn and potato and fruit trees growing in the shade of date palms, up to the village of Trifd’Assine where we shall stop for our picnic under the shade of palm trees.
Our afternoon is sent hiking up to the impressive “gate” in the Jbel – Bab n’Ali – two sandblasted basalt pillars amidst basalt pitons in the stony Oussdidene Valley and then back to our dinner and campsite for the night in Er-Assoun.
ER-ASSOUN - N'KOOB - AGDZ - OUARZAZATE - MARRAKECH.
- After an early breakfast and camp struck, we set off back to n’Koob to rejoin our 4WD to drive towards the south-east and the village of Tansikht, thence northwards up through the Drâa Valley to the blood-red village Agdz (pronounced Ag-a-dèz) to visit its simple yet solidly-designed kasbah and stop for our picnic between the starkly-eroded tajine pot shaped JbelKissane and a beautiful palmeraie.
We then continue towards the north via the Tizin’Tinififft towards Ouarzazate and up over the Tizin’Tichka (2260m) to arrive finally at Marrakech around 8 in the evening.