Welcome to Alnif


Today more than 50,000 Moroccans earn their livelihoods in the fossil and mineral specimen mining and export business. It's hard, labour-intensive work where men work the fossil-rich seams and old mining spoil heaps by with chisels, picks and hoes. Prices depend on rarity, condition and the quality of the workmanship in the preparation, and can range from tens of dirhams to tens of thousands of dirhams for museum-quality specimens.


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$693.97 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Private 4-Day Tour and Camel Ride

Day 1 - Marrakech - Ouarzazate - Todra Gorges Early departure from Marrakech in a private tour, we cross the High Atlas Mountains, and reach the Tizi N'Tichka’s pass. Continue on to Ouarzazate city, and visit the Kasbah Taourirt and film studios. Then pass to Todra Gorges. Have dinner here and stay overnight. Day 2 - Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Rissani - Merzouga Dunes Morning departure to Merzouga dunes. Visit the Palmeraie area which has thousands of palm trees. Afterwards, travel to Todra Gorges where you can spend some time walking around it. Continue through Tinejdad and Erfoud, and then have lunch at Rissani. See the Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum, and then make your way to Merzouga where you will enjoy a camel ride through the fascinating dunes of Erg Chebbi, observing the sunset over behind dunes. Spend the night under nomadic tents or Marabou between sands. Day 3 - Merzouga Dunes - Rissani - Alnif - Nqob - Tazarine - Agdez - Ouarzazate - Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah After breakfast, depart towards the Draa Valley through Alnif, Nqob, and Tazarine. Cross some of Morocco's most mesmerizing desert landscapes. Continue to Agdez along the Draa Valley, and enjoy lunch at Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah.  Day 4 - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - Tizi N’Tichka Pass - Marrakech After breakfast, we visit the ancient Ait-Ben-Haddou Kasbah, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hundreds of movies were filmed here. After visiting the kasbah, continue back to the pass of Tizi N'Tichka. Have lunch when you arrive in Marrakech.

$750 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private 5 Day Trip Imperial Cities of Morocco from Casablanca

Day 1 Casablanca, Fez city After your hotel or airport pick-up, depending on your travel plans, the tour starts with a visit to Casablanca, the largest city in Morocco and the economic capital.Casablanca is a modern city but one that holds within its walls an authentic medina you also will be able to visit the old castle at EL Hobouss. Here in this beautiful city you will visit the most popular points of interest like the grand Mosque of Hassan II, the Anfa neighborhood, the Park of Nations and the Boulevard de la Corniche.Afterward, your tour will continue to Rabat the capital of Morocco. Here you will visit more points of interest such as the Real Palace, Kasbah Oudaya, the Mausoleum of Mohamed V and the Tower of Hassan. At the end of the day, you will spend the night in Fez city in hotel or traditional houss. Day 2&3 Fez, Meknes, After an early breakfast at the hotel, the journey will be going to Meknes but your visit in Meknes includes the popular Roman ruins of Volubilis, a UNESCO World Heritage Site followed by lunch. After lunch,you will be back for a tour in Fez after   you will check in to your hotel and enjoy dinner .In Fez your day begins with breakfast at the hotel followed by an entire day dedicated to the lovely city of Fez. Fez is divided into three zones: the old (Fez el-Bali), the new (Fez el Idid), and the French district (Ville Nouvelle). Visitors to Fez are astounded by medieval walls and plazas filled with endless winding streets there is so much to do in Fez including visiting EL Mellah, the Jewish neighborhood, the Plaza de los Tenidores, the old medina, the new medina, the Spanish Mosque. Once the tour is over, you will be guided to your hotel where you will enjoy a meal and spend the night. Day 4 Ifrane, Midelt, Ziz Valley, Erfoud, Merzouga After breakfast at the hotel, your tour continues to the Merzouga Desert while making stops along the way. At this point in the tour, you will be exploring the Mid Atlas Mountains including a stop in Ifrane, an enchanting town that is so unique from many of the towns in Morocco beginning with its distinct architecture. Don’t be surprised if you think you have stepped into the middle of a European city! A light jacket is suggested here since Ifrane is chillier than most towns in Morocco. Your tour continues to Midelt a town located between the Mid Atlas and High Atlas Mountains, where is going to be the lunch. Make sure you have your camera handy because our tour through the Ziz Valley is every photographer’s dream.Finally in the early afternoon,arrive in Merzouga where you will leave your luggage in a secure location and prepare a small bag for your trek into the desert. Day 5 Merzouga to Alnif,Tazarine,Ouarzazate,Marrakech  Your journey will start with an early wake up to watch the sunrise on one of the highest sand dunes that surrounding your camp, have your breakfast, then get on the camel to ride back and the tour will finish in Marrakech city

$482.50 Private & Custom Tours

Marrakech to Moroccan Sahara 4-Day Private Tour with Meals

Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate -Skoura Valley - Dades Gorges (D)Depart Marrakech at 7:30am by 4x4 and head into the High Atlas Mountains to discover ancient Berber life in this remote region then cross the high Tizi-n-Tichka pass (2265m). Continue toward Ounela valley until you reach the small Kasbah of Pasha Glaoui, Talouet and Ait Ben Haddou. The most famous Kasbah in Morocco is a UNESCO World Heritage site, which we will visit after lunch (own expense). Next, head towards Ouarzazate a cinema city famous for its international desert location. Pass the small town of Skoura built up around a beautiful oasis and continue on till you reach to the wonderful valley of roses. Dades valley, with its spectacular rock formations is popular with climbers and trekkers. Eventually you will arrive at Dades gorges where you stay overnight in a hotel with dinner included.Day 2: Dades Gorges - Tinghir - Todgha Gorges - Alnif - Taghbalte - Zagora (B, D)After breakfast we will board our 4x4 and continue to discover more wild mountainous scenery until we reach Tinghir; a desert city with an exotic palm grove, before reaching the stunning Todgha Gorge and river. After your visit, continue to the Tizi n Tfrkhine pass where we cross the low mountain and go to the small town of Alnif located at the foot of Saghrou mountain. Stop for lunch in a typical restaurant (own expense). After we follow our trip by track and we pass through many villages like Achich n’Ait, Lazza, Ifrt and Taghbalte where we have the possibility to visit nomads. Pass Tizi n Draa until we reach Zagora, the capital city of the Draa valley with abundance of date palms. Spend the night in a hotel within the palm grove.Day 3: Zagora - Tamegroute - M’hamid - Chegaga (B, D)After breakfast visit the old Jewish kasbah and see where local artisan jewelry is made. Leave Zagora for Tamegroute and visit the Koranic library and the site that manufactures green pottery, as well as the underground kasbah. Continue to Tinfou and Foum Taqat until you reach Mhamid where we will have lunch (own expense). Head along a sandy track until you arrive at the dunes of Chegaga. We will take a camel ride just in time to see the stunning sunset. Stay overnight in a nomad tent with dinner and nomad music.Day 4: Chegaga - Foum Zguid - Taznakht - Tichka pass - Marrakech (B)Wake up early to watch the majestic sunrise over the dunes, and then enjoy breakfast. The first stop of the day is Foum Zguid with the possibility of visiting the nomads. We will pass Iriki Lake and the desert plateau dotted with acacia trees. Have lunch (own expense) in Taznakht, the city of Berber carpets. We will continue our trip back to Marrakech by the Tichka pass.

$479.87 Outdoor Activities

3 DAYS TOUR TO MERZOUGA AND ERG CHEBBI, TREKS & ADVENTURE FROM MARRAKECH

DAY 1: MARRAKECH - AIT BEN HADOU- OUARZAZATE- ROSE VALLEY- DADES GORGES.Departure from your riad or hotel at 8 am to the High Atlas, crossing the spectacular pass of Tizi n 'Tichka to reach the Kasbah of Ait Ben Addou. Visit of the Kasbah. Lunch on the spot. Continuation of the excursion towards the desert of Merzouga via the road of Ouarzazate. Visit Kasbah Taourirte. Road to Skoura and Mille Kasbah, crossing the Valley of Roses before joining the Dades Valley and the Kasbah of Ait Youl. Pursuits to the Gorges du Dades, overnight at the hotel in Dades.DAY 2: DADES VALLEY - TOUDRA GORGES - ERFOUD – MERZOUGAAfter breakfast, departure to reach the Gorges Toudgha. Continue the journey to Erfoud through the Palm Grove of Tinjdad and arrival in Tourug. Lunch on the spot. Resume the circuit to Erfoud with stop at Erfoud to visit the fossil production workshop. Continuation by the track of Merzouga towards the Dunes of Erg Chebbi. There we replace the 4 × 4 camels to cross the dunes and spend the night in the dunes. Dinner and overnight at camp in the tent.DAY 3: MERZOUGA - RISSANI - ALNIF - TAZARINE - DRAA VALLEY - MARRAKECHWake up in the morning to watch the sunrise in the desert. Return by camel to the hostel. After breakfast departure to the city of Rissani (Tafilalet: capital of the ancient Alawite sultans and seat of the Alawite dynasty). Then resume the road to Alnif, the oasis of Tazarine and N'Kob. Lunch on the spot. Continue to Ouarzazate through the Draa Valley and the Berber village of Agdez and pass the Col de Ait Saoune at 1660 meters above sea level. Continuation of the road to Marrakech and crossing Berber villages of Haut-Atlas. Arrival in the evening in Marrakech ... and that's the end of your trip.

$769.33 Cultural & Theme Tours

5 DAYS TOUR TO MERZOUGA AND THE OASIS AND GREAT SOUTH FROM MARRAKECH

DAY 1: MARRAKECH - AIT BENHADDOU - OUARZAZATE After breakfast, leave for Ouarzazate with a walk through the High Atlas by the mountain Tizi N'Tichka (2,260 meters) with beautiful villages hanging on the slopes of the mountain stopping for lunch and a visit to the site World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou. (This famous kasbah has been used as a backdrop for more than 20 films.) Overnight in Ouarzazate DAY 2: OUARZAZATE - DADES GORGES - TODGHA GORGES – ERFOUD - MERZOUGA Departure after the breakfast lunch to skoura where we will visit the kasbah Amredhyle, one of the wonders of the "Route of the thousand kasbahs of the south. The road then leads us through the Valley of Roses where we will stop in Kella M'Gouna. Entitled boumalane and reach tinghir with its fabulous canyons. During the Todra canyons, we had lunch at a local restaurant. Later, we will have free time to walk around the "gorges". Continue through Tinjdad, where we will stop for lunch, before continue to Erfoud in which we will feel the beginning of the Saharan oasis of Tafilalet, and we continue to Merzouga village where we will spend the night in a hotel. DAY 3: MERZOUGA - VISIT OF NOMAD FAMILY – DESERT CAMP AND CAMEL TREK We will wake up early and start our adventure, take the path to the village Khamlia to enjoy live music Gnawa, continue by a track that brings us back where the nomads they live visit and drink a hot tee under the berber tents, you discover a new sense of life. Return to the Village for lunch rupa. After midday we go camels waiting to take us on an adventure in the sand dunes. We will spend the night in a bivouac. DAY 4: MERZOUGA - THE DRAA VALLEY - AGDZ Wake up in the morning to watch the sunrise in the desert. Return by camel to the hotel. After breakfast departure to the city of Rissani (Tafilalet: capital of the ancient Alawite sultans and seat of the Alawite dynasty). Then resume the road to Alnif, the oasis of Tazarine and N'Kob. Lunch on the spot. Continue through the Draa Valley and the Berber village of Agdz. Night donations to a hotel in the palm grove of Agdz. DAY 5: AGDZ - AIT BEN HADOU – OUNILA VALLEY - MARRAKECH Departure from Agdz in the morning, cross the small Atlas, to the kasbah of Tamdakht and the valley of Ounila (This valley was the obligatory passage of caravans between Marrakech and Ouarzazate, and constitutes an extraordinary environment throughout this valley, a striking contrast between the ocher of the earth and the rocks and the greenery of the plantations is offered to the walkers who take the time to observe it). Continuation to Telouet, visit the kasbah Glaoui (sometimes also called Palace of Glaoui, it is a kasbah built between the nineteenth century and the twentieth century, its most famous occupant is probably T hami El Glaoui). And for the afternoon return to Marrakech.

$439.51 Outdoor Activities

4 DAYS MERZOUGA FROM MARRAKECH

Itinerary Program: • Day 1 Marrakech – High Atlas Mountains – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Dades • Start from Marrakech at 8am to travel over the stunning High Atlas mountains through Tizi n’Tichka (alt 2260 m). We will stop to enjoy impressive landscapes and visit the Argan oil cooperative. After lunch at a local restaurant we will have the afternoon to visit UNESCO World Heritage site, Ait Ben Haddou. We will depart to Ouarzazate for dinner and accommodation in a traditional hotel. • Day 2 Dades Valley – Todra Gorges – Jorf – Erfoud – Merzouga (Erg Chebbi Desert) After breakfast in the hotel, drive back through the valley to see the amazing rock formation “the monkey toes”, and the still-standing 19th century Kasbah of Ait Yul. Leaving the Dades valley towards Tinrghir and the Todra valley you’ll see the panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. Arriving at the Gorge you’ll walk under the 300m high red cliff, where many rock-climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport. Continuing our trip to Erfoud and Rissani where we’ll have lunch and afterwards, we’ll leave for the village of Merzouga ,You’ll be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before you check into your accommodation . • Day 3 Merzouga – Berber Families – Black Desert – Merzouga (Camel Ride & Night in Sahara) After breakfast in the hotel you’ll start your explorative journey of the area, visiting the ‘village of the blacks’, originally slaves from Sudan to experience their music and lifestyle. Not far away there’s the lake of Merzouga, with its bird populations, including flamingos. You may also like to visit the nomad wire house where many Berber handicrafts are priced lower than in the big cities. On the afternoon you will mount your camel, guided by an experienced Camel man, to explore inside the mysterious sand-sea of the Erg-Chebbi. Here you’ll spend your first night under the stars, or if you prefer, in a traditional Berber nomad tent. Dinner will be served in the tent where you will spend the night. Dinner Bed and Breakfast. • Day 4 Merzouga – Er rissani – Alnif – Nkob – Agdz – Ouarzazate After seeing the sunrise in desert we go back on the camels to Merzouga after the breakfast and take shower in Hotel then start our journey to Ouarzazate trough the Berber villages of the atlas mountains ( Alnif , Tazarine, agdz, Draa valley )we arrive to Ouarzazate in evening • Day 5 Ouarzazate – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech Leaving Ouarzazate in the Morning ,after visiting studions, we will cross the High Atlas Mountains via the highest road pass in Morocco Tizni Tichka 2260m high offering impressive views of valleys, mountains and many Berber villages nearby and arriving to Marrakech in evening.