Welcome to Todra Gorge


The best time to visit is in the morning, when the sunshine briefly illuminates the gorge in a golden moment of welcome. Souvenir vendors and tour buses clog the centre in afternoons, until it suddenly turns dark and bitterly cold. Through the gorge and 18km up the road is the Berber village of Tamtattouchte, with Imilchil some 95km beyond.


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$347.58 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3-Day Small-Group Fez to Marrakech Desert Tour

Day 1: Fez to Merzouga (D)Depart from Fez at 7am and begin your journey. Pass through Ifrane, a winter ski resort built by the French in the 1930's to resemble a Swiss village. Continue passing through the cedars forest in Azrou where you will see the monkeys then drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains. Most of the day will be spent winding your way through the beautiful forests, springs, jagged rock faces, and Berber villages as you cross the Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Half way, you will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks, then continue towards Merzouga in the road. Stop to get a panoramic view of the a huge oasis of palm tree and reach to Merzouga in the afternoon. After having some mint tea, the guide and camels will be waiting to carry you across the sandy dunes of the erg-chebbi. Enjoy the beauty of the sunset on camel and after 1-hour, you will reach to the desert camp to spend night in a berber tent. At your desert shelter, your camels are hobbled and mint tea is served. After a wonderful dinner, watch the stars until you fall asleep.Overnight: Desert Camp - Berber tent Day 2: Merzouga to Gorges or Ouarzazate (B,D)After a delicious breakfast, depart for Ouarzazate, and travel the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs that rise up like turreted sand castles along this ancient caravan trading route. This area has long been a popular location for Hollywood films such as The Last Temptation of Christ, Jewel of the Nile, and most recently Hideous Kinky. The central region is one of the most exciting and romantic destinations of Morocco nestled along rich river valleys, palmeries, and burnished mud-brick homes ablaze in vibrant color under the shelter of the blue desert sky. Stop for lunch and walk into the Todra gorge. Travel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments and have a late dinner at your hotel in the Gorges or in Ouarzazate . Overnight: Hotel Les Jardins de Ouarzazate Day 3: Ouarzazate to Marrakech (D)Enjoy breakfast, then visit the town of Ouarzazate, including the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios movie studios, the largest and most famous of all Africa. Next, stop in ait ben haddou where you will arrive in time of lunch. Here, you may visit the famous Kasbah, declared UNESCO World Heritage and which was the scene of films like The Gladiator, Babel, and Lawrence of Arabia. Pass through the High Atlas and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, along a road that climbs from the plains up to 2260m above sea level through small villages and waterfalls as well as the continuously changing landscape and colors of the beautiful mountains. Return to your hotel or riad in Marrakech at the end of the day.

$648 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5-Night Small-Group High Atlas Mountains Rock Climbing Tour from Marrakech

Day 1 - Arrival and night (included) in MarrakechYour driver will pick you up from the airport.Day 2 - From the remote Ounila Valley to Todra GorgeEarly departure from Marrakech in private transport through the breathtaking unspoiled landscapes, the isolated villages of the Ounila valley and its ancient kasbahs on an incredible journey across the Atlas mountains until the stunning Todra Gorge.Days 2 and 3 - Rock Climbing course at Todra GorgeDuring these two days you will have the assistance and support of a local team of certified climbers, who will provide training or guidance depending on your level. Complete beginners and experts will enjoy two days through not only climbing but also many other activities around the incomparable region of the Todra Gorges. During breakfast every day you, your group and the instructors will discuss the options and choose what to do during the afternoons: trekking to the salt mines, explore around, visit a local school.Day 5 - Marrakech After breakfast in your guesthouse you will drive to the legendary city of Marrakech. There you will have a free afternoon to explore this magical city on your own. In the evening you can visit the famous ancient Jemaa el Fna market – be prepared for an unforgettable and immersive experience with its riot of color, food, smells, snake charmers and storytellers.Day 6 - DepartureBreakfast included and transfer back to the airport.

$1134 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Horse Riding in Southern Morocco

Day 1: Welcome to The High AtlasAfter arriving in the country, you’ll be driven across the High Atlas, Morocco’s great range of mountains - a stunning expanse of towering, dry mountainsides overlooking green valleys and plateaus fed by streams and rivers. You’ll wind your way across this rugged landscape to the edge of the Todra massif, diving into the canyon carved out over thousands of years by the Todra River, until the rock faces draw together and rear into the sky, signalling your arrival at Todra Gorge, Morocco’s premier piece of natural rock architecture and a haven for modern rock climbers. We’ll spend the night here in a guesthouse, ready for our early start tomorrow. Day 2 - 5: To your Horses, please! 4-day horse-riding adventure.After an early start, you’ll be introduced to your companions (two and four-legged) for the next four days, be trained in the basics of horseback trekking, and take to the saddle for the first time. For your first three nights you’ll be camping out under the stars to experience nature at its fullest - and on the fourth night, we’ll stay at our guesthouse in Todra. This horse-riding adventure will take you through amazing landscapes in a full immersion of Moroccan rural life and its people.Day 6: Discover Magical MarrakechAfter an early transfer, you’ll arrive in Marrakesh, one of the liveliest cities in Northern Africa (and the world). Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Jemaa el-Fna square, an open-air market where you’ll find the best wares (and the best opportunities to haggle) in the city. Or take a Caleche (horse-drawn carriage) and explore further! At the end of the day you’ll meet everyone at the hotel (or riad) for the night, to swap stories and affirm new friendships.Day 4: Time to go - Departure dayAlas - the adventure ends today, and transfers to the airport will be arranged according to the time of your flight. If time allows, you may get a few more hours hunting down hidden treasures in Marrakech. Come back soon!

$486.61 Outdoor Activities

3 Day From Marrakech to fes

Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi -n-Tichka - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley/Gorges We will pick up you from your hotel/riad/ bus station the we will start our journey from Marrakech to Dades Gorges. Across the Tizi-n-Tichka Atlas pass, with far-reaching views across the mountains, to the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet and we continue to Ait Benhaddou to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou, a spectacular fortified village (Ksour).you'll take your lunch at Ait benhaddou or ouarzazate and continue to Dades valley, we well spend the night in a riad/hotel in dades gorges.Day 2: Dades Gorges - Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga(Night in desert)   Breakfast at the hotel. Depart to the Todra Gorge: a massive fault, rising to 300 m in a narrow valley thickstudded with palmeries and Berber Villages. After lunch in the gorge, get transported further into the desert to Merzouga, stops along the great sand dunes of Erg Chebbi where you will take a camel ride (about one hour and a half) in order to get to your Bivouac Tent. (Toilet facilities at the camp.)Day 3: Erg Chebbi Desert - (Merzouga) - Ziz Valley - Medilt - Ifrane - Fes  After an early sunrise ,we ride the camels backing to Merzouga, after take shower an breakfest we'll start our tour backing to fes. We stop on the road to enjoy having tea with a nomadic family before we passing through the High Atlas mountains again. We stop by a town called Midelt where we'll have lunch. This town is a very impressive mountain city at 1488 meters of altitude, well situated lower down the Jbel Ayachi (3737 m). In the afternoon we'll continue to the legendary city of Fes. Arrival to Fes which is the end of the trip.

$231.72 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Shared 3 days tour From Marrakesh to Fes via Merzouga desert

Itinerary:Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Valley of the Roses – Dades GorgeThe trip will begin with an early pick-up from your accommodation in Marrakech, at around 7 a.m. The journey will take you over the High Atlas Mountains, where we will cross the Tizi N’Tichka pass (2260 m in altitude). After several stops along the way, you will arrive to an important point of your trip where you will visit the UNESCO World Heritage site Ksar Ait Ben Haddou, which is the location of numerous Hollywood successful movies (Gladiator, Price of Persia, Game of Thrones, etc.) After lunch, we will be heading to Ouarzazate, known as “The Gate of the Sahara”. We continue our trip to the most prominent of the oasis valleys that dominate southern Morocco, Dades Valley or “The Valley of One Thousand Kasbahs”, via the Valley of the Roses and the city of Skoura with its immense palm groves. Day 2: Dades gorge – Tinghir - Todra gorge – Erfoud - Merzouga DesertAfter having breakfast at the hotel, we will be heading to Tinghir and Todra gorge, at a 45 km distance from Dades gorge, where we will stop so you can enjoy the breathtaking landscapes of the oasis, with beautiful palm groves and amazing images with the Ksar Tinghir, also called the “Jewish Quarter”. We will continue our road by admiring one of the most spectacular canyons in the world, Todra, where you will enjoy a short walk around the area. We continue our road towards the captivating dunes of Erg Chebbi, which are a part of the Merzouga desert. After we arrive at the hotel in Merzouga, you will prepare for a 90 minutes camel trek across the sand dunes, just in time to see how the color of the dunes changes under the fading light of the sunset. After arriving to the camp, where you will spend the night in nomadic tents, you will enjoy delicious traditional Moroccan food, next to a fire camp, while being entertained by local Berbers playing their drums. Day 3: Erg Chebbi (Merzouga Desert) - Erfoud – Midelt – Azrou – Ifrane – FesSay goodbye to the rest of the group driving back to Marrakech and meet your new driver to Fes. After you’ve installed in your new van ( max of 6 passengers ), depart on a long drive to Fes crossing the Ziz Vlley through Errachidia which is the capital of Tafilalt region, and we continue to Midelt where we will have lunch at leisure before we keep driving across the Middle Atlas Mountians with its Cedar Forests and Berber towns of Imouzzar and Ifran. We arrive at Fes late in the afternoon. Your shared Marrakech to Fes desert tour will end with a drop off at your Fes riad or hotel of your choice.

$463.44 Outdoor Activities

5 Days ( Desert Sahara Tour and Mount Toubkal Trek From Marrakech )

Day 1 – Marrakech – Imlil – Toubkal RefugeAfter an early breakfast you’ll head out on the 2 hour drive to the small village of Imlil. You’ll meet up with your guide and mules there, load up and set off on the 5-6 hour trek to the small refuge below the summit. The tracks are quite steep and narrow in places. You’ll continue climbing through these remote mountains and over several passes before arriving at the refuge where you’ll spend the night, enjoying Berber hospitality. Accommodation: Les Mouflons – Toubkal RefugeDay 2 – Toubkal Refuge – Toubkal Summit – ImlilAfter an early breakfast you will set off to climb the highest peak in the Maghreb. You will reach the summit as the sun rises, rewarding you with amazing views. You won’t encounter any major difficulties during the ascent as the final peak of Toubkal is broad and there is a gradual decline when approaching the summit. You’ll marvel at the high cliffs that plunge into the opposite of the Ifni Lake. After descending from the highest point in North Africa, back down to Imlil where you will spend the nightDay 3: Imlil - Dades ValleyYou will be picked up from your accommodation in Imlil and head out over the Atlas Mountains, driving over the stunning Tizi-n-Tichka mountain pass. You’ll pass through lots of Berber villages, and once you’re in the desert you’ll see riverside oases and barren hillsides dotted with Kasbahs (fortified dwellings that house families and their livestock). Along the way, you will have the option either to take a break and visit the Ouarzazate Film Studios or stop for a hike. Once you reach Dades Gorge, you have the option of going for a hike, or relaxing at your hotelDay 4: Dades Valley - Todra gorge - MerzougaAfter breakfast you will drive from Dades Valley to Todra Gorge - a massive fault dividing the High Atlas mountains, rising up 300 metres in a narrow valley with palmeries and Berber villages. Here, you can go for a hike to explore the palmery, a green oasis full of large date palms. After lunch you’ll head further into the desert to the gateway town of Merzouga to pick up supplies for your desert trip. You will then drive on to a Kasbah to pick up your camel. At sunset, you’ll trek for an hour-and-a-half by camel to a Berber camp where you will enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner, and sleep under the stars or in tents at a desert campDay 5: Erg chebbi Dunes - Merzouga - MarrakechYou will wake up early and walk up the dunes watch the sunrise , just prior to sunrise and take the hour-and-a-half camel ride at sunrise to explore the area further and then head back to Merzouga. When you reach Merzouga you will have breakfast and have the opportunity to shower and then you will begin your journey through the stony desert and over the Atlas mountains, with plenty of photos,on your return to Marrakech