Morocco Mountains, Waterfalls And Gorges

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Morocco Mountains, Waterfalls And Gorges
Morocco Mountains, Waterfalls
And Gorges
Bringing together some of the best of the Moroccan outdoors, this exciting trip combines a number of the
country’s natural highlights with the bustling contrast of one of its most stimulating cities, Marrakech.
Starting with a breathtaking stay in the mountain village of Imlil, surrounded by the peaks of the High Atlas
Mountains, you’ll have a chance to enjoy some walking in the foothills of the High Atlas, discovering a little
something of the rugged terrain before moving on to the town of Demnate. Here, a little off the main tourist
trail, you will be able to appreciate the spectacular Ouzoud Waterfalls and enjoy a cooling dip in one of the
pools, before heading back over the Atlas Mountains towards the imposing Dades Gorge.
A couple of days amongst these stunning southeastern landscapes affords a chance to view the impressive
‘Monkeys Fingers’ and explore the ruined kasbahs, palmeries and oases, before heading back to Marrakech
for your last few days. With ample time to make the most of the ‘Red City’, you’ll have the chance to discover
its hidden souks and alleyways and experience the unique charms and character of the city’s famous Djemma
el Fna Square.
Highlights:
Visit the Berber villages in the High Atlas Mountains.
Enjoy the beautiful cascades of the d’Ouzoud Waterfalls.
Walk through the impressive landscapes of the Dades Gorges.
Explore the UNESCO heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou.
Soak up the atmosphere of the Djemma Al Fna Square and historic Marrakech.
Tour Includes:
8 nights traditional boutique hotel accommodation
8 breakfasts
Mules to carry luggage in Imlil
Private guided sightseeing
Private driver and vehicle
Sightseeing programme including all entrance fees
Private guided transfers to and from all airports
Please note the prices shown above are based on two persons sharing a twin or double room.
Itinerary
Day 1: Marrakech - Imlil
Arriving at Marrakech Airport today, you'll meet at the airport and head
towards the high peaks of the Atlas Mountains and the small village of
Imlil, where your mules will be waiting to transport your bags on to your
guest house. (D)
Day 2: Imlil
Lying some 1,740 metres above sea level, Imlil's rugged terrain has a beauty all of its own and makes an ideal
base from which to explore this beautiful landscape on foot. With your own mountain guide on hand to
introduce you to this region properly, a walk through the Berber villages and mountain trails will be arranged
according to your ability and interests. (B,D)
Day 3: Imlil - Demnate
After a relaxing breakfast you will begin the four hour journey on to Demnate, lying at the foot of the High
Atlas. The oldest city in the south, this is home to a predominantly Berber population and today provides a
chance to visit the village and some of the famed red clay potteries, before checking in to your overnight
accommodation. (B)
Day 4: Demnate
In the company of your guide, today you will visit one of the most impressive waterfalls in the country. The
Cascades d'Ouzoud lie close to the village of Tanaghmeilt, set amongst a serene landscape of olive trees,
lush orchards and green valleys and you can spend the rest of the day relaxing by the pools or discovering
more of the area on a guided walk. (B)
Day 5: Demnate - Dades
Winding your way down towards the south of Morocco, today's drive
take you past the natural bridge of Imi n'Ifri and across the Atlas
Mountains towards the fertile valleys of the Dades River Valley. On
arrival you will then have the rest of the afternoon at leisure, to relax and
perhaps take a walk along the river, through some of the most scenic
countryside in the south of Morocco. (B)
Day 6: Dades - Skoura
After breakfast this morning you will be collected from your
accommodation and taken on to discover the magnificent setting of the
Dades Gorge. Scattered with iconic ruined kasbahs, you will be able to
spend some time walking through the gorge and taking in the famous
orange Monkey Fingers formations, before heading to Skoura, where
you will spend the night. (B)
Day 7: Skoura - Marrakech
A thirty minute drive from Skoura lies the city of Ouarzazate and the
UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou. A stunning fortified
city, or ksar, Ait Ben Haddou once lay along the old caravan route
between the Sahara and Marrakech. You'll have ample time to enjoy
some time exploring this historic old city, before continuing back across
the mountains to Marrakech. (B)
Day 8: Marrakech
Morocco's famous 'Red City' is a feast for the senses. A rich cultural melting pot, it is one of the country's
historic imperial cities and today provides an opportunity for a full day's sightseeing tour of many of its
highlights. Take in the dazzling Djemaa El Fna Square, with its delightful collection of storytellers, snake
charmers and market stalls. Visit the Saadian Tombs and the Bahia Palace and take a wander around the
Ben Youssef Medersa and the beautiful Majorelle Gardens. (B)
Day 9: Marrakech
After a leisurely morning you'll transfer to Marrakech Menara Airport for the flight home. (B)
Accommodation
Imlil
Douar Samra Guest House
Skoura
Les Jardins de Skoura
Marrakech
Riad Ksar Anika
Dades
La Perle Du Dades
Demnate
Tizouit