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  • Gole
  • Itinerario naturalistico
    Nature tour
  • Montagna
  • Pernottamento presso famiglie locali
    Homestay accommodation
  • Architettura e monumenti
    Monuments and architecture
  • Gastronomia e tipicità locali
    Food and local products

General description

The perfect trip for those travelers looking for a real adventure in 4x4 in true contact with nature. Perfect for a spring break, with plenty of ideas for sports and outdoor activities.

During our six day journey, we’ll travel along some of most suggestive and well-preserved places of the South of Morocco, where the red ocher color of the earth clashes with the lush green of the oasis and the bright blue of the sky. Starting from Marrakech, our 4x4 will lead us to the Todgha gorges, among the best places in the world for climbing, both for beginners and for experienced climbers. These impressive canyons, only 10 meters apart from each other at their narrowest point, will be also a unique place for hiking and nature exploring, both in the beautiful oasis surrounding the gorges and in the impressive rocky mountains overlooking them. On the fourth day we’ll move to the Dadés Valley, driving on a dirt track across a vast rocky plateau populated by nomadic tribes, at an altitude of over 2,000 meters. After endless descents and ascents in a harsh landscape of rocks, small oasis and farmlands, we’ll finally reach the green valley of M'semrir and the beautiful Dadés valley, a magical place rich on history and traditions, in a wild nature ideal for hikes and excursions along the narrow canyons shaped by the unceasing flow of the Dadés river

Other details

Included services:

Reception and accompaniment - Transport by 4x4 or minibus - 4 nights in hotel / riad / guest house – 1 night in tent camp - Accommodation on full board basis - Treks, walking and hiking tours - Climbing sessions - 1 professional guide throughout the duration of the trip - 24h24 Assistance

Extra services not included:

Airplane tickets - Drinks Tips for staff – Optional activities – Travel health and cancellation insurance (upon request, Direction Sud will help you identify the most suitable for your needs). Direction Sud guarantees no hidden costs or other extra fees.

Stages of the trip

6 days / 5 nights

We’ll cross the central High Atlas mountains at the Tizi n’ Tichka pass heading south towards the city of Ouarzazate. After a visit to the traditional handicraft souk and the beautiful Taorirte palace, overlooking the narrow alleys of the ancient medina, we’ll spend the afternoon exploring the lush oasis of Fint, hidden amongst rounded, rocky mountains in the heart of an endless desert plateau.

Duration: 04:00

Todgha Gorges
Located on the eastern part of the High Atlas mountains, the Todgha gorges are an excellent destination in Morocco for excursionists and climbers. These majestic red rock cliffs overlooking the course of Todgha River, offer numerous opportunities for hiking, climbing and nature exploring. The trip includes climbing sessions and treks on the wild rocky mountains surrounding the gorges, exploring the life of the nomadic tribes that inhabit these lands, with an overstay night in a tent camp in the mountains. Upon request, horse riding and mountain biking excursions in the oasis of the Todgha river.

Duration: 02:30

Gorges of Dadés
Leaving from the Todgha gorges, we will drive for about 75 kilometers along the dirt track that leads to the Dadès valley, crossing the berber villages of Tamtatouchte, Aït Hani, Agoudal and M'semrir, through a rocky plateau inhabited by nomadic pastoralists. Once in M’semir, we’ll enjoy a spectacular landscape made of impressive cliffs and sandstone formations carved by the flow of the river Dadès, the perfect place for two days of hiking and nature exploring, in the shadow of the majestic High Atlas mountains. Departure for Ait Ben Haddou on the afternoon of the fifth day, across the Roses valley and the oasis of Skoura.

Duration: 02:30

Ounila Valley
In the morning, guided visit of the ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, symbol of the history and traditions of the Berber tribes of the Atlas. Our journey will then continue through the steep canyons of the Ounila valley, along the ancient caravan trade route that linked Ouarzazate to Marrakech. Short break at the village of Telouet, located in a spectacular wide valley in the hearth of the Atlas mountains. Return trip to Marrakech across the suggestive Tizi n’ Tichka pass.

Duration: 04:00