Day 01: Marrakech - Ouzoud Waterfalls
After your breakfast in your accommodation in Marrakech, we depart for the Ouzoud cascades in the Middle Atlas Mountains. This 110 metres high three tiered waterfall is spectacular and one of the most beautiful in all of Morocco. The sunlight across the spray from the falls creates multi layered rainbows and you can take a raft ride to the base of the falls to experience its wonder and the power of nature. There are also guided walks to explore and discover this beautiful location. You may well see the indigenous Barbary monkeys that come to feed here. Lunch can also be taken in full view of the cascades and of course there are many photo opportunities. You will have plenty of time to enjoy this place as you will be staying in a hotel nearby with half board.
Day 02: Ouzoud Waterfalls - Imilchil Tislit and Isli Lakes
After breakfast we continue our adventure and drive to Imilchil which is a small Berber village that lies at the heart of the Middle Atlas. It is a village well known in Morocco for its traditional Berber marriage ceremony with a sad story that started this festival; the two lakes Tislit and Isli are named after two lovers who were from different villages, but who fell in love. Not permitted to be together, they took their lives. Now to make sure love is never unrequited, they have a special festival each year. It is a very traditional village of simple Berber homes and farms. There you can enjoy breath-taking views of mountains and fertile valleys with rustic village houses and in winter, snowy peaks in the background.Overnight with half board.
Day 03: Imilchil - Dades Gorge via Tinerhir and Todra Gorge
After breakfast, there will be time to take a short walk to visit Tislitlake. Afterwards we will drive to Todra Gorge through the Ait Hdidou Valley; this is a very traditional and authentic region with distinctive clothing and landscapes, Berber villages and ways of life.Todra Gorge is a favourite with international rock climbers as it boasts a 300 metre vertical fault with a crystalline glacial river running through it. This pink tinted canyon is only 10 metres wide at its narrowest point and was formed by glacial activity. Nomads can be seen with their donkey filling up water containers. Our tour continues to the neighbouring Dades Gorge via the silver mining town of Tinghir and Boumalne Dades. Dades has its own unique geology with some amazing rock formations as well as picturesque kasbahs in the valley.Half board in a traditional hotel in Dades Valley.
Day 04: Dades Gorge - Skoura - Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou - Marrakech
After breakfast, we take the main road which follows the Dades Valley filled with rose coloured kasbahs and fields lined with Damascus roses cultivated for their precious oils. This is fertile green valley where agriculture is the main way of life. The valley ends in a desert like landscape until the oasis of Skoura and the city of Ouarzazate rises out of the dryness. After Ouarzazate we will stop to visit the famous Ksar Ait Benhaddou; a UNESCO world heritage site since 1987 and well known for its use as a film set. This region is the Hollywood of Africa as many films have been made here since the early 60´s. From here we cross the High Atlas mountains with its own unique landscapes and Berber villages and down to the plains of Marrakech to the medina where you can enjoy the atmosphere of this ancient medina.