Discover the Mystique of the Sahara and Anti-Atlas On 11-Day

Marrakech, Morocco

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$1535

Duration

11 days

Max People

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2+

Tour Type

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5 3 reviews

Description

Explore the historic Berber granaries on this remarkable itinerary as you set out on a riveting tour across the stunning scenery of the Anti-Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert. Stretching over North Africa, the Sahara is the largest scorching desert in the world and presents a spectacular view of enormous golden dunes and peaceful seclusion. Nomadic Berber villages have flourished for generations under the infinite sky, created by the shifting dunes. In stark contrast to the vastness of the desert, the Anti-Atlas Mountains display a striking landscape featuring deep canyons and unusual natural treasures of Morocco.

Discover the historic Berber granaries as you wind through this rocky landscape. These structures demonstrate the creative architectural ability of the native people who formerly kept their priceless grains in these enduring buildings. Take in the traditional way of life of the Berber people while immersing yourself in their rich history and culture against the breathtaking backdrop of the Sahara and  Anti-Atlas. This tour offers a unique combination of adventure, cultural immersion, and the opportunity to see how resilient ancient civilizations were against the stunning backdrop of these natural treasures of Morocco.

Included/Excluded

  • 10 nights Accommodation in Morocco
  • Half-Board : Breakfasts & Dinners
  • Airport Solo Two-Ways Transfers
  • Daily pick up and drop off from and to your hotel Professional driver
  • Speaking English guide
  • Transportation with 4WD vehicle (Modern Toyota Prado)
  • Pool chill moments in 3 stars accommodation
  • Entrance fees
  • Daily mineral water in the car
  • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop when and where you wish
  • Transportation with 4WD vehicle (Modern Toyota Prado)
  • Meals not referred above (Lunch)
  • Extra activities not referred to itinerary: Spa treatments, Quads in Sahara...
  • Tips/Staff gratuities
  • Dinner in Marrakesh on your first day
  • Personal costs and souvenirs

Note

Contact Us For Your Group Tour and your private Pick up

Day 1 : Marrakesh City Tour

With Mustapha as your knowledgeable guide, you off on an exciting excursion through the charming city of Marrakech, laying the groundwork for an incredible adventure through the Sahara and Anti-Atlas. The jewel in Morocco's crown, Marrakech, with its vivid souks, busy medinas, and iconic buildings, emanates a magical attraction. Get lost in the old Medina's winding alleyways, where the bustling conversation of traders blends with the aroma of exotic spices.

Experienced guide Mustapha takes you around the lively Jemaa el-Fnaa square, where street artists, storytellers, and traditional musicians abound. Marvel at the Ben Youssef Madrasa's elaborate geometric designs and lose yourself in the kaleidoscope of hues of the Bahia Palace. Savor traditional Moroccan food in the city's unique riads before seeing the rocky Anti-Atlas mountains and the huge Sahara. A peaceful and engaging travel experience is created by Mustapha's skill, which guarantees a smooth transition from Marrakech's busy streets to the serene immensity of the Sahara and the majestic splendor of the Anti-Atlas.

Day 2 : Marrakesh – Tizi N’test – Taroudant

Your driver will pick you up at your riad at 9 a.m. Before ascending the High Atlas Mountains, pass through the hamlet of Asni. Explore the thirteenth-century Tinmel Mosque. After a series of turns and turns, arrive at the mountain pass at 2000 meters. From there, the vast expanse of the South opens up. Drop down to the plain of Taroudant. After leaving your belongings at the hotel, get dressed. Go treasure hunting in the souks or take a caleche ride around the 16th-century city walls in the evening. Dinner and accommodation in a Medina riad.

Day 3 : Taroudant – Ighrem – Tafraoute

Head out of Taroudant toward the Anti Atlas Mountains. On the way, make a stop in Frejia to see the indigenous kasbah. Afterwards, ascend 1800 meters to see a magnificent granary, where formerly people had kept their grains. Reach Tafraoute in the latter part of the afternoon. Explore the Ameln Valley for amazing photo opportunities. Examine the Napoleon hat and the Painted Rocks. Dinner and lodging in the hotel with the greatest view.

Day 4 : Tafraoute – Smougen – Icht

Enter a valley that is among Morocco's most picturesque as you head south; the mountains and elevations are reminiscent of those in Utah or Arizona. Take a break for a cup of tea and see the mesas carved with palm groves at Smougen. Visit a nomad family later on. Visit a women's cooperative to see the handicrafts made there. Reach Icht in the late afternoon. Dinner and lodging in an isolated motel.

Day 5 : Icht – Amtoudi – Icht

Visit one of the two granaries that tower over Amtoudi's settlement. Then, stroll beside natural lakes and flinty hollows while exploring the stunning gorges with a local guide. Afterwards, head back to Icht. As before, lodging and dinner will be provided.

Day 6 : Icht – Akka – Ait Kine – Akka Ighrem – Foum Zguid

Visit Akka's palm grove after breakfast to see the century-old, stunted mosque that was presumably abandoned there by the Saadi dynasty during the gold trade. See the granary and the surrounding medersa, which attest to the area's historical significance, in Ait Kine before continuing on to Tata. Turn left after passing Tata to witness a refurbished ksar in Akka Ighrem, where residents have returned to their former residences. Get to Foum Zguid late in the afternoon. Dinner and accommodation at a hotel nearby.

Day 7 : Foum Zguid – Erg Chigaga

After eating breakfast, head out into the Sahara Desert. Before reaching the stunning Erg Chigaga dunes, the path alternates between cobblestones, gravel, sand, and shingles. Discover fossils as you go. Go to the camp by camel and meet your camel man. Dinner and an overnight stay at an opulent desert camp in a tent.

Day 8 : Erg Chigaga – M’Hamid – Tamegroute – Zagora

Take most of the morning to explore the dunes. Head back to the 4x4 and make a stop along the way to have tea with the nomads. It will take you a few hours to reach M'hamid and the tarmac. Follow the palm forest of the Draa Valley to Tamegroute, where green glazed ovens and pottery accentuate the century-old medersa and library. Reach Zagora later in the afternoon. (If you want silver jewelry, stop at Amezrou). Dinner and accommodation at a local lodge.

Day 9 : Zagora – Tamnougalt – Agdz – Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou

Near Zagora, the Kasbah of Tamnougalt dominates the surrounding area with its towering walls and fortress, having served as a major stopping point for caravans en route to Marrakech for many years. Biblical villages appear one after another, differing in hue from ochre, as the sun moves across the sky. Later, make your way to the gorges by exiting the palm grove. Before the sun sets, cross Ouarzazate and stop for a picture at Ait Benhaddou. Then proceed to Tamedaght to arrive at the peaceful village where the small kasbah was used as a backdrop for "Gladiator." A meal and accommodation in a Kasbah close by.

Day 10 : Ait Ben Haddou – Telouet – Tizi N’Tishka – Marrakesh

Visit Ait Ben Haddou in the early morning for the best light for photography and explore the kasbah before heading back to the hotel for breakfast. Next, make your way to Telouet and visit the kasbah after passing through the Ounila valley, which is home to deserted kasbahs and terraced farms. Travel to the renowned Tizi N'tichka pass at 2260 meters after lunch in the settlement in the high Atlas Mountains. Reach Marrakech in the late afternoon. Dinner and accommodation in a Medina riad.

Day 11 : Marrakesh Airport

Depending on your flight, your driver will meet you at the door of your riad. You should arrive two hours prior to your flight. Your Morocco Private Photography Tour has come to an end.

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  1. 5

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    My Anti-Atlas tour with Marrakech Art Tours was a thrilling adventure! The landscapes were breathtaking, and the blend of art and culture added a unique flavor to the journey. The guides were knowledgeable and passionate, making every moment memorable. I highly recommend this tour for those seeking an off-the-beaten-path experience.

  2. 5

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    My experience with Marrakech Art Tours and the Anti-Atlas Tour was nothing short of extraordinary. From the moment we set foot in Marrakech, the team at Marrakech Art Tours made sure every detail was taken care of. The Anti-Atlas Tour was a mesmerizing journey through the stunning landscapes and hidden gems of Morocco. The blend of art, culture, and adventure was truly unique. Our knowledgeable guide, Ahmed, not only shared insightful information about the art but also made us feel connected to the local communities. This tour exceeded my expectations, and I would highly recommend Marrakech Art Tours to anyone seeking an authentic and enriching experience.

  3. 5

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    Our Anti-Atlas Tour with Marrakech Art Tours was a highlight of our travels. The landscapes were breathtaking, and the art we encountered along the way was both fascinating and thought-provoking. The attention to detail from the team at Marrakech Art Tours was impeccable, from the comfortable accommodations to the curated art experiences. We felt like we were on a personalized journey, with the perfect balance of adventure and relaxation. The local cuisine they introduced us to was a delightful surprise. Marrakech Art Tours truly knows how to create a memorable and culturally immersive experience.

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Welcome to Marrakech Art Tours, where you will find the ease of discovering some of Morocco’s best hidden gems. We specialize in expert tours that explore the artistic and cultural heritage of Marrakech. We provide customized day trips and private desert tours filled with adventure, food tours, walk-through the colorful souks of the old city (medina)

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