The Berber Heartlands

13 days

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Day 1
Fly into Marrakesh and have a private transfer to the High Atlas Mountains, your base for three nights.
Day 2
Your hike today focuses on the Berber people, introducing you to their distinctive mountain villages and culture.
Day 3
Spend the day walking through the Toubkal National Park.
Day 4
You have a 4x4 adventure today, travelling from Telouet to Ait Ben Haddou through the lands of the Glaoui tribe, powerful Berber overlords who pacified southern Morocco for the French. Spend two nights at Ait Ben Haddou.
Day 5
Ait Ben Haddou is probably the most famous kasbah in Morocco.
Day 6
You head down the Draa Valley to Zagora today, past innumerable examples of fortified Berber villages and kasbahs.
Day 7
Continue to explore the Draa Valley, learning about its role as a spiritual centre for Morocco.
Day 8
You return northwards up the Draa Valley today and spend the night in Ouarzazate, home of another Glaoui kasbah.
Day 9
Heading west today your route twists through the Anti Atlas Mountains, over passes and past kasbahs to Taroudant, known as mini-Marrakesh, where you spend three nights.
Day 10
You have a tour of Taroudant this morning, including the distinctive Berber market, before heading to the nearby oasis and kasbah of Tioute in the afternoon.
Day 11
At leisure to relax and explore Taroudant under your own steam.
Day 12
You'll be driven over the dizzying and spectacular Tizi-n-Test pass today, across the High Atlas Mountains to Marrakesh, where you spend your final night.
Day 13
Private transfer to the airport for your flight home.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

The Berbers, the original indigenous people of Morocco, have always been strongest in the mountains, and in the remote oasis valleys of the south, places where they could resist invaders most effectively. Today their culture and language are making a comeback and this tour is designed to take you to places where their history and resurgence can best be seen.

3 nights High Atlas Mountains – 2 nights Ait Ben Haddou – 2 nights Zagora – 1 night Ouarzazate – 3 nights Taroudant – 1 night Marrakesh

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