(05 Days / 04 Nights )
Our 05 days Amizmiz Trekking Trip is a hidden treasure to be discovered without any delay!
This wonderful trekking vacation covers Amizmiz and its beautiful surroundings. The town is only 55 kilometers away from Marrakech; it is dominated by the famous Jebel Toubkal and Lalla Takerkoust lake. The town is also reputed for its Berber souk (weekly market) which takes place every Tuesday. Although Amizmiz is less well known to trekkers than Imlil, Ourika or Ouirgane, the town is a very attractive starting point for multi-day trekking treasures.
This wonderful trekking vacation is for you. Enjoy it!
Cities covered in this tour
Meet and greet at Marrakech airport by your driver/guide, then transfer to the hotel. Check in at the hotel. Enjoy an afternoon guided city tour of Marrakech, “Paris of the Sahara” as Winston Churchill once described it. Stop first at the Koutoubia Mosque, which is an old monument built under the reign of the Almohad Caliph Yaqub al-Mansur (1184 to 1199). This monument inspired other buildings such as the Giralda in Seville in Spain and the Hassan Tower in Rabat. Stop next at the Bahia Palace. This Palace was built in the late 19th century and was intended to capture the essence of the Islamic and Moroccan style. Visit Madrasa Ben Youssef after that. This Coranic school is named after the Almoravid Sultan Ali Ibn Yusuf (reigned 1106–1142). Madrasa Ben Youssef is the largest in all of Morocco. Stop next at the Saadian tombs, which is a site that dates back to the time of the sultan Ahmad al-Mansur (1578-1603). The tombs were discovered in 1917 and were restored by the Beaux-arts service. Optiona lunch at a local restaurant. Continue the tour with the world famous Jema El Fna Square where you will enjoy amazing performance of traditional activities by storytellers, snake charmers, peddlers of traditional medicines. Your last stop is the bustling souks in the old medina. Optional dinner. Overnight in Marrakech.
Breakfast in the hotel. Leave Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains. The drive takes you to Ouadaker, a small Amazigh (Berber) village lies at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains, and which is the starting point of our hikes. From Ouadker we head to another Berber village named Azrou which has its own traditions, different from that of Oudaker especially in terms of folklore. Azrou is a small Berber village stuck to a mountain where springs of mineral water flow. After 2 hours 30 minutes of walking through the valley, crossing the mountain of the High Atlas, we arrive at another village named Tasga, which turns out to be abandoned. The only remains there is one area near the springs. At his side there are houses and fruit trees and wild that testify the home of some companions. Enjoy a picnic lunch. After nlunch you will have a chance to navigate deep into these houses of the locals. After 1h 30min walk we arrive at Tizgi. Of course, Tizgi is also a Mountain village that has the same characteristics as its neighbor Tasga except that it is still inhabited by a multitude of very welcoming people. Leaving Tizgi by climbing his mountains we are in front of another Berber village named Azgour. In Azgour there was a district named Agourbi which was inhabited by the French during the 1st colonialist. This is the end of the day we arrive at a Berber house, after having the snack we will visit the locals and return to spend the first night. Enjoy your dinner.
Overnight in Azgour.
Enjoy your breakfast. In the morning, walk in the forest towards the village of Imin Tala; arrival at the cottage for midday. After the meal and the nap, we go to discover the canyon, the sources and the village activities: the traditional cultures, the daily work of the women, pastoral life. Enjoy your dinner. Overnight in a house of a local family.
Enjoy your breakfast. After two hours of walking, we descend in a path that leads to Anmanar. A few meters further, Sidi Hassain: the dome, the mills of Hanna. Enjoy a picnic lunch at the edge of the valley of Amzmiz. then continue your walk through the big Mountain of Tizi-irurane. Here you will have a panoramic view. In Dar Atlas Ouadaker we cross beautiful Berber villages: Zauite-ntalit, Sidi the hssan or moussa, Timsourine, and arrive finally at Ouadaker, our starting point. Late in the afternoon transfer back to Marrakech. Optional dinner. Overnight in Marrakech.
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Marrakech airport for your departure flight.
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