8 Days tour to Imilchil Waterfalls and Merzouga Desert

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    • Marrakech Expedition 4x4
      Place Al-Mouahidine BP 576 45000 Ouarzazate – Maroc
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    South Morocco Tours - 8 days Morocco tours, Waterfalls and Desert Tour

    Day 1:Marrakech – Ouzoud Waterfalls - Ben Mellal

    On this day, we’ll embark on an unforgettable journey to experience one of Morocco’s most spectacular sights: the Cascades of Ouzoud. Located in a lush valley approximately 150 kilometers from Marrakech, these waterfalls are surrounded by charming Berber villages and offer three stunning tiered cascades plunging 110 meters into the river below. During our visit, you’ll have the opportunity to trek along the river to explore the caves or gorges of Oued el-Abid, take a refreshing swim in the crystal-clear water, or stroll along the network of paths leading to the basins below the cascades. For lunch, we’ll indulge in delicious Moroccan cuisine, such as tajine and local specialties, at one of the charming restaurants in d’Ouzoud, nestled among lime trees. Alternatively, you can enjoy freshly squeezed orange juice at one of the many cafes along the terraces on the path to the falls. After lunch, we’ll continue our journey, passing by the immense lake of Ben El Ouidane, which offers a magnificent backdrop of the High Atlas Mountains. Our route will take us through the picturesque landscape of the Middle Atlas, with stops along the way to admire the imposing scenery. Finally, we’ll arrive at Afourer, a small town nestled above the Atlas Mountains, before continuing on to Beni Mellal. We’ll conclude the day with a delightful dinner at the hotel, where you can relax and reflect on the breathtaking sights and experiences of the day.

    Day 2:Ben Mellal – Tizi IFAR- Imilchil

    Our journey from Beni Mellal to Imilchil promises to be a captivating exploration of the heart of the Middle Atlas region. As we embark on this adventure, we’ll traverse the picturesque landscapes and winding roads that lead us through El Had, Ben Cherro, Naour, and across the mountain passes of Tizi Ifar and Tizi Isly. Along the way, we’ll be treated to breathtaking vistas of the rugged terrain and majestic peaks that characterize this region. Upon our arrival in Imilchil, we’ll be greeted by the tranquil beauty of its two legendary lakes, Tislit and Isli, also known as the Bride and the Groom. According to local legend, these lakes were formed from the tears shed by two lovers from rival tribes who were forbidden to marry. This poignant tale adds to the mystique of Imilchil and serves as a reminder of the rich cultural heritage that permeates the village. Imilchil is renowned for its annual Imilchil Wedding Festival, a cherished tradition that celebrates the union of couples from neighboring tribes. Held each September, this festival is a vibrant display of Berber culture and features the unique Aït Yaazza tradition of collective marriage, where women have the opportunity to select their future husbands. As the day draws to a close, we’ll retreat to an inn in Imilchil, where we can immerse ourselves in the warmth and hospitality of the local community. Here, amidst the serene surroundings of the village, we’ll have the opportunity to reflect on the day’s adventures and the rich tapestry of culture and tradition that we’ve encountered along the way.

    Day 3:Imilchil - Todra Gorges

    After enjoying a hearty breakfast, we’ll embark on a delightful adventure that will take us to some of the most breathtaking natural wonders of Morocco. Our first stop will be Tislit Lake, where we’ll have the opportunity to take a leisurely stroll and soak in the serene beauty of this picturesque setting. Surrounded by majestic mountains and verdant landscapes, Tislit Lake is a tranquil oasis that offers a peaceful escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. From Tislit Lake, we’ll continue our journey towards Todra Gorge, passing through the scenic Ait Hdidou Valley along the way. This region is known for its traditional Berber villages, where the local people maintain a way of life that has remained largely unchanged for centuries. As we traverse this authentic landscape, we’ll have the chance to admire the distinctive clothing, architecture, and customs of the Berber people, gaining insight into their rich cultural heritage. Our destination, Todra Gorge, is a natural wonder that never fails to impress. This towering canyon features sheer rock walls that rise up to 300 meters in height, with a crystal-clear glacial river flowing through its depths. The gorge’s pink-tinted cliffs create a striking contrast against the azure sky, forming a dramatic backdrop for our exploration. Todra Gorge is not only a feast for the eyes but also a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, particularly rock climbers. With its vertical fault lines and challenging terrain, it has earned a reputation as a premier destination for international climbers seeking adventure and adrenaline-pumping thrills. As we wander through the gorge, we may encounter nomadic Berber tribes going about their daily lives, their donkeys laden with supplies as they traverse the rugged terrain. This glimpse into traditional nomadic culture adds another layer of fascination to our journey through Todra Gorge. After immersing ourselves in the awe-inspiring beauty of Todra Gorge and its surroundings, we’ll continue our exploration, filled with memories of the stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage that we’ve encountered along the way.

    Day 4:Dades Gorge - Todra Gorge - Merzouga

    Todra Gorge indeed stands as a testament to nature’s majestic artistry, often likened to the Moroccan Grand Canyon for its awe-inspiring beauty. The towering pink-grey rock walls, sculpted over millennia by the elements, create a breathtaking spectacle that captivates visitors with its ever-changing hues, casting spellbinding shadows and reflections as the sun moves across the sky. Our journey continues to Erfoud, known as the City of Fossils, where we’ll delve into the fascinating world of paleontology. At a local cooperative, we’ll witness the intricate process of transforming ancient fossils into exquisite works of art, from furniture and home décor to personalized accessories like bracelets, keychains, and necklaces. It’s a unique opportunity to appreciate the rich geological heritage of the region and acquire one-of-a-kind souvenirs to treasure. As we venture deeper into the Saharan desert, our adventure takes on a new dimension with an unforgettable camel ride through the mesmerizing dunes. Mounted atop these gentle desert dwellers, we’ll embark on a leisurely journey, swaying rhythmically with each step as we traverse the undulating sands. The vast expanse of the desert stretches out before us, its golden hues illuminated by the warm glow of the setting sun, painting a scene of unparalleled beauty. As dusk descends upon the desert, we’ll find ourselves surrounded by the enchanting stillness of the night. Underneath a canopy of twinkling stars, we’ll gather around a crackling campfire, enveloped by the hypnotic rhythms of local music and dance. It’s a moment of pure magic, as we immerse ourselves in the rich cultural tapestry of the Sahara, forging memories that will last a lifetime. As the night unfolds, we’ll retreat to our cozy tents, lulled to sleep by the soothing sounds of the desert and the gentle rustle of the wind. It’s a night of tranquility and wonder, where the vastness of the desert sky serves as a reminder of the boundless beauty and mystery that surrounds us in this extraordinary corner of the world.

    Day 5:Merzouga - Khamlia - Merzouga

    Waking up early to witness the mesmerizing spectacle of the sunrise over the Saharan dunes is a truly unforgettable experience. As the first light of dawn illuminates the vast expanse of sand, casting a warm golden glow over the desert landscape, it’s a moment of breathtaking beauty that fills the soul with wonder and awe. After soaking in the magic of the sunrise, we’ll return to our hotel for a hearty breakfast and a refreshing shower, ready to embark on a new day of adventure in the desert. Our journey continues with a tour of the desert dunes, tracing the legendary Paris-Dakar rally path that winds its way through this rugged terrain. Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to witness the ever-changing contrasts of the desert, from towering sand dunes to vast expanses of arid wilderness. Our next stop is the ‘black village’ of Khamlia, a cultural oasis nestled amidst the dunes. Here, we’ll have the privilege of meeting the Gnawa musicians, whose soulful rhythms and hypnotic melodies echo through the desert sands. It’s a unique opportunity to immerse ourselves in the rich musical heritage of the region and connect with the vibrant local culture. After our encounter with the Gnawa musicians, we’ll indulge in a traditional Berber pizza for lunch, savoring the delicious flavors of local cuisine in the heart of the desert. With our appetites satisfied, you’ll have the option to explore the traditional markets of the city, where bustling souks offer a dazzling array of handicrafts, textiles, and spices. Alternatively, you can relax at one of the many cafes, sipping on aromatic coffee while observing the day-to-day life of the city unfold before you. It’s a day filled with unforgettable experiences and cultural discoveries, as we delve deeper into the rich tapestry of desert life and immerse ourselves in the timeless beauty of the Sahara.

    Day 6:Merzouga – Rissani - Alnif – Tazarine –Nkob – Tansikht – Draa Valley - Zagora

    After a satisfying breakfast, we’ll bid farewell to Merzouga and set our course towards Alnif and Tazarine, embarking on a journey through the captivating landscapes of Morocco. Our first stop will be Rissani, renowned as the first imperial city of Morocco and the historical capital of the Alaouite dynasty. Here, we’ll have the chance to explore the ancient city’s rich heritage and immerse ourselves in its storied past. As we traverse through the desert flatlands and picturesque Berber villages, we’ll make a memorable visit to the engravings cave of Aït Ouazik, where ancient rock art offers a glimpse into the region’s fascinating history and culture. Continuing on our adventure, we’ll arrive at Alnif, famed for its succulent dates and remarkable fossil stones. Here, amidst the rustic charm of the desert landscape, we’ll indulge in a delicious lunch, sampling the local delicacies that this enchanting town has to offer. Our journey will then lead us to Tazarine, renowned for its vibrant Henna festival, a celebration of art, culture, and tradition that brings the community together in joyous revelry. As we venture onward, the sublime Draa Valley will unfold before us, a breathtaking tapestry of palm trees and winding rivers that epitomize the natural beauty of the region. This awe-inspiring landscape offers a glimpse into the true essence of southern Morocco, with its rich architectural heritage and distinctive cultural identity. Finally, we’ll arrive at our destination for the day: Zagora. Nestled in the heart of the Sahara Desert, Zagora offers a fascinating insight into the lives of the local inhabitants, who have thrived amidst the harsh desert environment for generations. Here, surrounded by the natural wonders of the desert, we’ll spend the night in comfort, ready to embark on new adventures in the days to come.

    Day 7:Zagora – Draa Valley – Agdz – Ouarzazate

    After a restful night in Zagora, known as the gateway to the desert, we’ll set our sights on Ouarzazate, a city renowned for its stunning landscapes and rich cultural heritage. As we embark on our journey, the desert landscape will gradually transform, revealing lush oases and picturesque palm groves that dot the horizon. Our route will take us through the mesmerizing Draa Valley, a verdant paradise nestled amidst the arid desert plains. Stretching between Agdez and Ouarzazate, the Draa Valley boasts the longest palm grove in Northern Africa, a testament to the resilience and ingenuity of the local inhabitants who have cultivated these fertile lands for centuries. As we traverse this breathtaking landscape, we’ll be treated to panoramic views of lush greenery, towering palm trees, and winding rivers, creating a stark contrast against the backdrop of the surrounding desert. Finally, we’ll arrive in Ouarzazate, a city steeped in history and culture. Renowned as the gateway to the Sahara Desert, Ouarzazate is famed for its iconic kasbahs, ancient fortresses, and dramatic desert scenery. Here, amidst the desertic flatlands and towering Atlas Mountains, we’ll have the opportunity to explore the city’s historic landmarks, immerse ourselves in its vibrant culture, and marvel at its breathtaking natural beauty. Our journey to Ouarzazate promises to be a memorable adventure, filled with awe-inspiring sights and unforgettable experiences that will leave a lasting impression on all who embark on this remarkable journey.

    Day 8:Ouarzazate – Ait Ben Haddou - Kasbah Telouet – High Atlas Mountains - Marrakech

    After a night spent in the heart of a traditional Kasbah in Ouarzazate, our journey continues with an exhilarating drive through the majestic High Atlas Mountains. We’ll embark on a scenic adventure along the Tizi N’Tichka pass, situated at an impressive altitude of 2,260 meters. As we ascend, we’ll be treated to breathtaking panoramic views of the rugged mountain landscape, with its rugged peaks and sweeping valleys stretching out before us. Our route will take us through winding mountain roads, offering glimpses of the natural beauty and diverse ecosystems that characterize this rugged terrain. Along the way, we’ll have the opportunity to make a minor detour to visit a magnificent Kasbah, offering a glimpse into the untouched beauty of rural Morocco. Our first stop will be the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, a historic fortified village that has stood the test of time. Here, we’ll have the chance to explore the ancient streets and alleyways of this remarkable Kasbah, where inhabitants still reside within its walls, preserving centuries-old traditions and ways of life. Continuing our journey, we’ll venture onwards to the Kasbah of Telouet, once the stronghold of the Glaoui Pasha. Perched high atop a hill, this majestic fortress offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape, providing a perfect spot for a leisurely lunch amidst breathtaking scenery. As we wind our way through the High Atlas Mountains, we’ll be treated to ever-changing vistas of rugged peaks, lush valleys, and cascading waterfalls, each more awe-inspiring than the last. Finally, our journey will lead us to the vibrant city of Marrakech, where we’ll conclude our adventure with memories to last a lifetime.

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    Richi
    Richi
    2022-11-21
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    Favoloso Fantastica avventura di 8 giorno da Meknes a Marrakech passando per Fez, deserto e Atlas. Organizzazione fantastica, il driver Mohamed è stato una meravigliosa guida, pause pranzo in ristoranti non turistici fantastici! Consiglio a tutti colore che vogliono passare un settimana rilassante e allo stesso tempo visitare luoghi ancora genuini e panorami mozzafiato. Grazie ancora!
    Laura
    Laura
    2022-11-03
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    EXCELENTE TOUR Y GUÍA Nuestro viaje por Marruecos superó todas nuestras expectativas. Gracias a la organización de Marrakech Expedition y al excepcional trabajo de nuestro guía Hmad, disfrutamos al máximo nuestros días en este país. Los riads eran hermosos, el carro 4x4 muy cómodo y Perfecto para el viaje. Mención especial a nuestro guía Hmad, nos enseñó su país de la manera más detallada, local y amigable. Si pueden realizar el tour con él, no se arrepentirán.
    Sarah B
    Sarah B
    2022-07-17
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    A la decouverte du Haut Atlas Merci à Hassan qui nous a permis de découvrir le Haut Atlas durant 4 jours et ses paysages grâce à son professionnalisme et sa sympathie.
    Sofia Rosa
    Sofia Rosa
    2022-05-10
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    Meraviglioso Tour del Marocco Sono andata col mio ragazzo a Marzo 2022. Ci è venuto a prendere in aereoporto Ali Amanar, il proprietario di Marrakech Expedition 4x4. Abbiamo affrontato il Tour delle Città Imperiali, un'esperienza unica nella scoperta del Marocco.Consigliamo Marrakech Expedition se volete organizzare un Tour del Marocco piacevole e avvincente.
    Juan Pablo G
    Juan Pablo G
    2022-04-20
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    Wonderful Service We traveled from Tanger to Marrakesh, with several stops in between. Our trip was wonderful. The van was perfect and Mohamed did a superlative job. He is a truly nice person and the best guide/driver you can wish for.
    Duccio
    Duccio
    2020-01-19
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    Great excursion, great guide! We went on a 5-day excursion with Marrakech Expedition, from Marrakech to the desert near Merzouga and back. Everything was very well planned, we were taken to the main sites and places, all the hotels they booked for us were excellent. Our guide, Mohammed was really great, an expert driver and a great guy to talk to, we really enjoyed the time we spent travelling with him. Highly recommended!
    bratricek
    bratricek
    2020-01-06
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    Great! We travelled with our two little kids, 3 and 6, on a 8 day trip through Morocco using the driver service of Marrakesh Expeditions. Omar, our driver, was excellent! Very kind and patient with the kids, suggesting interesting places to visit on the way to our planned destinations and helping us with whatever we needed. An unforgettable experience for us, the kids can’t wait to visit this beautiful country & people again. Thanks a lot!
    Neus F
    Neus F
    2019-12-30
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    Conductor al desierto zagora Fuimos con Said al DEsierto ZAgora han sido muchas horas juntos y es un conductor genial. La experiencia a sido muy buena. Recomendable
    Titti A
    Titti A
    2019-11-03
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    Marocco on the road Contattato Ali via mail qualche mese prima abbiamo concordato il viaggio con partenza e rientro da e a Marrakech. L'agenzia è stata assolutamente all'altezza delle nostre aspettative e ci ha consentito un viaggio piacevole e senza problemi. Alla nostra guida, il giovane simpatico Mohamed, il nostra più grande grazie per essere stato un compagno di viaggio attento ai nostri bisogni e rispettoso dei nostri desideri. A lui il nostro augurio di crescere, studiare anche l'italiano e diventare sempre più bravo!
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    elizabethlV6977MN
    2019-11-02
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    Amazingly enjoyable trip through Morocco Wonderful trip organised for us which afforded us understanding & views of Moroccan landscapes, country, culture and people. Excellent accommodations chosen in amazing Rhiads for us. Excellent restaurants for all meals were organised for us. Excellent cultural stops and shopping opportunities. Excellent guides very knowledgable, local and with good English. Driver Moha was excellent driver & kept us on time and enjoying everything at the same time. Superb custom trip in an incredibly interesting country. The only thing at all negative was the first night’s accommodation in Casablanca (very late arrival through incredible traffic after our flight, no dinner available, apparently nowhere to purchase bottled water except from the waiter, and room was very noisy on main roads with hotel staff unhelpful. ) Would recommend this company and their tour planning. Had an amazing trip. Loved it.

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