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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$718.25 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.

$957.67 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Private 4 Days Morocco Desert Tour From Marrakech

DAY 1 | Marrakech - ZagoraDepart 4 days Morocco desert tour from Marrakech at your  hotel or riad early in the morning ( 07h20 AM ) winding up through the High Atlas Mountains, crossing one Berber village after another to the UNESCO world heritage Kasbah of Ait Beh Haddou.After a guided walk in the village and visiting the Kasbah which is a famous spot for filming movies , we continue to Ouarzazate for lunch.Early in the afternoon, we will keep driving south east to the oasis of Agdez, where the amazing scenery of Draa River will start. From here, the landscape will dramatically change from arid rocky fields to lush green oases dotted with hundreds of thousands of palm trees, as well fortified villages. Dinner and overnight at your Zagora guest house.DAY 2 | Zagora - MerzougaAfter breakfast, we will cross the volcanics peaks of the Anti Atlas Mountains while we drive north east in the middle of no where . We might encounter local nomads herding their camels before we reach the oasis of Alnif, where we will stop for lunch.Early in the afternoon, we carry on to Merzouga, .Upon arrival at Merzouga, we meet our camel caravan for a ride into Erg Chebbi sand dunes while watching the most spectacular sunset scene ever, before we reach our Sahara desert camp nestled in the middle of the sand dunes.Dinner tonight will be served under the stars by the local nomads before you join them for a drumming party around the camp fire.DAY 3 | Merzouga - Boumalne DadesIf you wish, your Sahara desert camp hosts will wake you up early in the morning to watch the sunrise, and enjoy the silence of the Sahara desert.After breakfast, meet your driver and start your journey with a drive to Tinghir oasis, where you will enjoy an hour walk by Todgha river bank under the shade of the palm and olive trees, while watching the local Berbers taking care of thier land blocks used for self sufficient agriculture.In the afternoon, we will continue via theroad of 1001 Kasbahs to Boumalne Dades.Dinner and overnight at a local guest house with an amazing cosy setting.DAY 4 | Boumalne Dades - Marrakech After breakfast, we will drive south west along the road of the roses.  We will have the opportunity to visit a local traditional rose water distilling unit to learn about the process Later in the morning, we reach the amazing oasis of Skoura, where we will visit the Kasbah museum of Amridil. After this instructive stop, we will continue to Ouarzazate, where will stop for lunch.In the afternoon, we continue to Marrakech crossing thr High Atlas Mountains.We should reach the red city of Marrakech late in the afternoon

$433.35 Cultural & Theme Tours

5-Day Private Desert Tour from Marrakech

DIA 1: MARRAKECH Welcoming at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. DIA 2: MARRAKECH - AIT BEN HADDOU - OUARZAZATE - GARGANTAS DEL DADES Pick-up at the hotel to start the route in direction of Ouarzazate. We will cross the surprising landscapes of the Atlas going through the Tizi n' Tichka pass (2260meters high). Halfway we'll arrive at Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou (unesco-listed), the biggest and most incredible fortified city of Morocco, film location of famous Hollywood movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator..Continuying along the road we will arrive at Ouarzazate where we will see the Kasbah of Taourirt. We will take the "route of the thousand kasbahs" and from there cross the Valley of Roses and finally arrive at the Gargantas del Dades where we will settle and have dinner. DIA 3. GARGANTAS DEL DADES - GARGANTAS DEL TODRA - MERZOUGA After breakfast we will head to the Dadès Valley and cross the incredible Todra gorges where we'll stay until lunchtime. then we'll continue towards Merzouga and will cross the palm grove of Jorf (where they have the best dates) and Erfoud alittle village where you will be able to visit a marble workshop. Once in Merzouga we will leave the 4X4 to enter in the desert riding a camel along looking for the camp in which we will spend the night. There, in the silence of the desert we will enjoy one of the most authentic meal of Morocco. DAY 4: MERZOUGA – RISSANI – ALNIF – TAZARINE –DRAA  VALLEY – AGDEZ - MARRAKECHEnjoy the most unforgettable moment of your trip: sunrise in the desert.Then we’ll ride the camels in direction of the hotel where we’ll be able to clean ourselves and have breakfast. Going through the palm grove of Tafilalet and the village of Rissani ( cradle of the Alaouite dynasty) we will arrive at Alnif where we’ll take the route which leads to the mountain range of the Anti Atlas. Amazed by the mountain scenery, we’ll get to Tazarine (big Berber village) N’kob and finally at the Draa valley and its surprising palm grove. After crossing the Anti Atlas through the pass of Tizi n’Tnifift (1660 meters high) we’ll arrive at Ouarzazate, where we’ll stop to eat. After lunchtimewe will keep on going towards Marrakech. Accomodation and dinner. DIA 5: MARRAKECHBreakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport.

$2837.04 Multi-day & Extended Tours

11-Days Sahara Dune Merzouga, Mountains & Kasbah

Day 1: Arrive in MarrakechPick up from airport and transfer to riad or hotel. Explore the colors and smell of the medina. Visit museums, palace and gardens nearby in your free time.Day 2: Marrakech to Ait Ben Haddou (4×4, 200km)Pick up from hotel after breakfast and transfer in 4x4 to the small Berber village of Ait Ben Haddou. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage kasbah which is also the location of many mega movies over the years.Day 3: Ait Ben Haddou to Boumalne (Quad, 150km)Start driving our quad/ATV today after breakfast to the Dades Valley (or Rose Valley) where the famous Rose festival are held every year in May. Immerse in the aroma of rose and wild grandeur of the High Atlas.Day 4: Boumalne to Serdrare (Quad, 130km)From the beautiful oasis, we drive to the fossil region of Serdrar and stay in the absolutely beautiful Camp Serdrar in Timganine. Here we will explore the rock engravings closeby. Relax in the garden with wifi and enjoy another starry night in this oasis.Day 5: Serdrare to Lmharche (Quad, 100km)After a magical evening in the tranquility of the desert, we cross the desert to the Lmharche dunes and gorge.Day 6: Lmharche to Merzouga (Quad, 100km)Today is the highlight of our tour! We will arrive at one of the best and highest dunes in north Africa in Merzouga. Feel the total freedom and exhilaration when you drive the quad up and down all the largest dunes in the area!Day 7: Merzouga to Alnif (Quad, 100km)Say goodbye to the dunes. Today we drive to the fossil town of Alnif. This is where the Anti-Atlas Mountains Paleozoic rocks (between 245 and 570 million years), were deposited when a shallow sea covered the region. Trilobites & squid-like nautiloids with cone-shaped shells, from the seafloor are preserved, like an open air museum.Day 8: Alnif to Agdz (Quad, 150km)We drive through the Anti-Atlas region with our quads to the desert town of Agdz, located along the old caravan route linking Marrakech to Timbuktu, and played an important role in the exchange of goods across the Sahara.Day 9: Agdz to Ait Ben Haddou (Quad, 100km)Today is the last day in our quads. We made our way back to Ait Ben Haddou and celebrate together on this unforgettable journey!Day 10: Ait Ben Haddou to Marrakech (4×4, 200km)Transfer back to Marrakech in 4x4. Do some last minute shopping or simply get a hammam or massage at the many quality spa in the medina to relax your muscles.Day 11: Transfer to airport