Atlas Mountain Adventures

 4 Wheel Drive Tour to Morocco's Atlas Mountains and Villages

A lovely 4 x 4 excursions to unspoiled Morocco through the ranges of the Atlas mountains with splendid scenery, exotic mud castles, steep canyons sparkling blue skies and Berber villages along the way. Small groups with 5 people per vehicle

2016

8 days 7nights Departure: any day

Atlas Mountains Morocco adventure tour

Day 1 : Marrakech
Arrival at Marrakech, assistance and transfer to your hotel by minivan. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 2 : Marrakech-Ouzoud waterfalls- El Ouidane dam (223km)
Departure by 4 wheel cars with your driver guide towards the Falls of d'Ouzoud the most famous waterfalls in the High Atlas, the lushest area in Morocco,  The impressive falls cascading down over 100 meters from the top of rocks is quite impressive. It is a picture perfect scene with crystal blue sky, white cascades on red rock and green vegetation around. Optional lunch. Afternoon departure to reach the famous lake of Bin El Ouidane,  popular for carp fishing. We will drive through magnificent mountain roads surrounded by holm oaks and river beds, then continue to Iminifri. Diner and accommodation at a Kasbah (mud castle)

Day 3 : Iminifri-KelMgouna-Boumalne Dades (230km)
After breakfast, we will cross the Middle Atlas to reach a splendid small town of Kelâa MGouna, a pleasant oasis in the Dades valley well known for its delicious figs and the yearly festival of Roses in May The area is often called  “the Valley of the Roses as well ” for its fertile soil, flowers, fruit and palm groves. Continue to Boumalne Dades and lunch (optional) at a local restaurant. Afternoon visit of the Dades canyons. Dinner and overnight.

Day 4 : Boumalne Dades -Tinghir-Tinjdad- Erfoud (180 km)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure to Tinghir famous for its magnificent Todra canyons. Stop for the visit of the canyons and lunch (optional) at a local restaurant in Tinghir. Afternoon, departure via Tinjdad to Erfoud, the administrative
capital for the region located between the Middle Atlas Mountains to the north and the Sahara desert to the south. Visit of Rissani, the birthplace of the actual Alaouite Dynasty.Dinner and accommodation at the hotel. Optional with any supplement :
Excursion by Jeep to Merzouga sandy dunes to admire the fabulous sunset. Back at the end of the afternoon at your hotel.
Dinner and accommodation.

Day 5:Erfoud-Tazzarine-Nkob-Zagora 360 km
Departure to Zagora via Alnif and Tazzarine, crossing the Djebel Sargho.  Time for lunch at N’Kob famous for its
Petroglyphs (stone carvings) more than 10,000 years old. Arrival at the small town of Zagora and a short visit of Tamegroute and the famous library containing old books and documents dating back to the 12th century. Dinner and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 6 : Zagora - Marrakech (380 km)
After breakfast, departure to Marrakech via Ouarzazate, the "Hollywood” city of Morocco renowned for its movie production.  Major movies
including Lawrence of Arabia, Kingdom of Heaven, The Last Temptation of Christ and others were made here in the Atlas studios. Orientation tour of the city and stop at Kabshah Taourirt for visit before continuation to Kasbah Ait Benhaddou , one of the most famous sites in Morocco, a UNESCO World Heritage Site at the south foot of the Atlas mountain chain.  The beautiful pink mud castle dating back to the 11th century is a magnificently unique place of serenity proudly guarding its river below surrounded by sheltering pink and silver tinted hills. Lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the Kashbah. Departure to Marrakech. Dinner and accommodation.

Day 7: Marrakech
Sightseeing tour of Marrakech by minivan, the second oldest imperial city, called“ The Pink city of  the South”.  We will visit Menara Garden, the Saadien Tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia and the Dar Si Said Museum. Lunch at the hotel.  Afternoon : visit of the bustling souks and handicraft quarters, of the old town ending on the famous central  El  Djemaa square with its non-strop entertainment.  Optional : Typical dinner under Caidal tents at the famous “Chez Ali” restaurant,  with  folklore music and entertainment from different regions of Morocco. Return to the hotel for accommodation.

Day 8 : Marrakech – Departure
Transfer to the Marrakech airport. End of services.

Dates:
Low Season: January 1- Feb 10, June 1- 30, 27 Aug - 20 Sep 2016
High Season: 11 Feb - May 31, 1 July- 22 Aug, 21 Sep - 31 Oct 2016

Currency Conversion

Price in Euro per person based on double occupancy on half board basis* ($ rate varies depending on the exchange) with 5 people traveling together Low Season High Season
Category - 4 star standard 550 588
Single supplement  153 159
Taxes 14 14
Supplement per person if only 4 people in the vehicle 65 65
Supplement per person if only 3 people in the vehicle 177 177
Supplement per person if only 2 people in the vehicle 388 388

Optional full board supplement in local restaurants: euros 90 per person. Supplement includes tent dinner and  special dinner with entertainment as well in Marrakesh.

The above rates include:

  • Welcoming and assistance at Marrakesh airport.

  • Accommodation based on half board (2 meals per day) Optional upgrade to 3 meals for euro 90 per person extra

  • Transportation with a deluxe 4 wheel vehicles and minibus in Marrakesh

  • Driver/guide.

  • Entrance fees to the monuments indicated in the program

  • Porterage of luggage & tips at the hotels.

  • Taxes and service charges 

Optional  Excursion by jeep to Merzouga sand dunes to admire the sunset:: 25 € or camel ride

        

                        Hotels USED

 

Hotels  USED on the Tour

4* Superior

Marrakech

 -Golden Tulip Farah      : www.goldentulipfarahmarrakech.com  
 

Tangier

- Rif & Spa                     : www.hotelsatlas.com  

Ouarzazate & surrounding

- Mercure / Ouarzazate   : www.accorhotels.com  
- Palais Asmaa / Zagora  : www.asmaa-zagora.com  
 
- Ksar Assalassil / Erfoud : http://hotelksarassalassil.e-monsite.com/pages/english-version.html

Hotels

5*

Casablanca

 - Sheraton                         : www.sheratoncasablanca.com  
 

Rabat

-  Golden Tulip Farah       : www.goldentulipfarahrabat.com  

Fez

-  Palais Medina & Spa    : www.hotelsatlas.com  

Marrakech

-  Kenzi Farah                   : www.kenzi-hotels.com  

Tangier

-  Andalucia                      : www.hotelandaluciagolf.com  

Ouarzazate & surrounding

 - Berbere Palace / Ouarzazate : www.hotel-berberepalace.com  
-  Xaluca / Erfoud                      : www.xaluca.com  
 - Riad Dar Sofian / Zagora    : www.riaddarsofian.com  

 

 
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