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 Tamtetoucht, with Imilchil some 95km beyond.


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$342.52 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.

$707.87 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4 Days trip Atlas to Sahara desert

Day 1: Marrakech – ImlilDeparture by car from Marrakech around 8h in the morning for 1h20 drive south up the Moulay Brahim Gorges, Asni weekly market every saturday, then to Agersioual (1,600m), set in the upper level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains, Here you will leave the Vehicle and meet your local guide prior to setting out for some 12km excursion. towards the East  to the Berber village of AIkkiss   (1,700m), Over Tizi n agersioual pass (2200m). Lunch  taken inside a Berber Home (or by the river) then carry on walking up the Imnane valley then over Tizi n Tamter pass (2779m) , From here one can view the two valleys, down into the Imlil Valley and back down to the Imnane valley.  Another 1h30 trek down from here will take you to the village of Imlil where you will enjoy an evening meal in the charming Dar Adrar Guesthouse. 1h20 drive and 6hours walking.Day2 : Imlil - Dades Valley You will be picked up from your accommodation in Imlil at 9.00am 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 . A side trip is possible to Ait Benhaddou. This is an ancient fortified city containing countless kasbahs and has been the atmospheric subject of numerous hollywood movies (The Mummy, Gladiator, Alexander, Lawrence of Arabia...) You will have the chance to walk around the buildings and explore with your guide.. Once you reach Dades Gorge, you have the option of going for a hike, or relaxing at your hotel. Overnight in Dades. (Total driving time  7hours) Day3 : Dades Valley - Todra gorge - Merzouga Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from the 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.Day4 : Merzouga - MarrakechWake up early , just prior to sunrise, we have a 1h camel ride at sunrise to explore the area further and we head back to Merzouga on our Camels. When we reach Merzouga, have breakfast & have the opportunity to shower and then we begin our journey through the stony desert and over the Atlas mountains, with plenty of stops for photos, exploring and lunch as we return to Marrakech. The usual arrival time in Marrakech is between 17:00hrs and 18:00hrs.

$150.71 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Days Sahara Desert Tour From Marrakech - Back to Marrakech

ItineraryDay 1: Day 1 (Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou kasbah – Ouarzazat – Boumalne Dades)Pass By: Gorges du Dades, Boumalne Dades, Souss-Massa-Draa Region8 am departure from Marrakech. the journey will take you to the Dades valley via Tizi-n-Tichka mountain pass, crossing the high Atlas Mountains, Berber Villages , Kasbahs, Ourazazate, Skoura , El kalaat Megouga, There are photos stops, relaxing breaks for lunch and coffee. Visits include: Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou. Dinner & Overnight stay in a hotel in Boumalne Dades gorge.Meals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in a hotel in Boumalne Dades.Day 2: Day 2: (Boumalne Dades – Todra Gorge – Erfoud – Merzouga Desert)Pass By: Erg Chebbi Desert, Merzouga, Meknes-Tafilalet RegionAfter breakfast travel towards Merzouga desert via Tinghir visiting Todra gorge, Tinejdad, Erfoud and Rissani. Once reaching Merzouga dunes of Erg Chaabi, camels are awaiting for your trek 1h30 to your overnight desert camp. Dinner, campfire , and an opportunity to listen to traditional desert tunes , free time , overnight stay in your Berber tent.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight stay in a desert camp.Day 3: Day 3: (Merzouga Desert – Marrakech)Pass By: Jemaa el-Fnaa, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionAfter breackfast drive back to Marrakech , the journey will end by drop off around 7pm.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$134.27 Multi-day & Extended Tours

3 Days Sahara Desert Tour From Marrakech to Fes

ItineraryDay 1: Day 1 (Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou kasbah – Ouarzazat – Boumalne Dades)Pass By: Gorges du Dades, Boumalne Dades, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionEarly start at 8 am from Marrakech; then drive to Dades valley via Tizi-n-Tichka mountain pass, crossing the high Atlas Mountains, Berber Villages, Kasbahs, Ouarzazate, Skoura, the city of roses El kelaat Megouga, There are photos stops, relaxing breaks for lunch and coffee. Visits include Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou. Dinner & Overnight stay in a hotel in Boumalne Dades gorge.Meals included: • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 2: Day 2: (Boumalne Dades – Todra Gorge – Erfoud – Merzouga Desert)Pass By: Erg Chebbi, Casablanca, Grand Casablanca RegionAfter breakfast travel towards Merzouga desert via Tinghir and Todra gorge, Tinejdad, Erfoud, and Rissani reaching Erg Chaabi, dunes, camel ride to your overnight desert camp. Dinner campfire and live local traditional music, free time and overnight stay in your Berber tent.Meals included: • Breakfast • DinnerNo accommodation included on this day.Day 3: Day 3: (Merzouga Desert – Fes)Pass By: fesEarly wake up for sunrise, breakfast then transfer to Fes.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$663.43 Multi-day & Extended Tours

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

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival in captivating MarrakechStop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionThe adventure begins upon arrival in Marrakech - you’ll get a brief glimpse of this fascinating city (a prelude of the half-day you’ll spend here at the end of the trip) - and transfer to Todra by crossing the majestic Atlas, being driven through breathtaking, unspoilt landscapes and isolated villages. You’ll arrive at the gorge in the evening, with a little time to get familiar with the area before the climbing begins. In the evening, you’ll enjoy a dinner at a guesthouse set right by the crags.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Guesthouse in Todra GorgeDay 2: Days 2 - 4 - Three days of rock climbing in the spectacular Todra GorgeStop At: Gargantas del Todra, Tinerhir, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionIn the early morning, we'll begin our rock climbing training/guided session with a group of excellent certified climbing guides, familiar with the area. Julio Soares, an expert climber who has set many of the routes in the gorges, will lead the team.If you are a confident climber you will be guided on where to climb according to your interest. If you need to learn then no worries! Our climbing instructors will guide you on how to start with this amazing sport!After lunch, there will be the option to keep climbing/training, take a break, or participate in the many activities available. Among others, a trek to salt mines where the mineral has been extracted for hundreds of years or exploring the area further.In the evening, we'll return to our guesthouse for a nice local dinner and a well-deserved rest.Duration: 3 daysMeals included: • Breakfast • DinnerAccommodation included: Guesthouse in Todra gorgeDay 3: Day 5 - Return to Marrakech with stop in an ancient KasbahStop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionOn this last day of travel, we'll head back to Marrakech early in the morning so that there's enough time to enjoy the city. Wander through its ancient medina, walk on the narrow meandering streets, and visit its famous marketplace square, Jemaa el Fna.Before getting to the city, we'll make a stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified city that has appeared in many films, and a routine stop for merchants that travelled on the Trans-Saharan trade route.A comfortable riad in the city's medina will be our lodging for the evening.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Riad in MarrakechDay 4: Day 6 - End of the trip in MarrakechStop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionBreakfast will be served at the riad on this final day of the tour. There will be transfers to the airport arranged according to flight schedules.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

$1161.01 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Horse Riding in Southern Morocco

ItineraryDay 1: Welcome to the High AtlasStop At: High Atlas Mountains, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionAfter 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. Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Guesthouse in Todra Day 2: Day 2 - 5: To your Horses, please! 4-day horse-riding adventure.Stop At: Gargantas del Todra, Tinerhir, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionAfter 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.Duration: 4 daysMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Wild-campingDay 3: Day 2 - 5: To your Horses, please! 4-day horse-riding adventure.Stop At: Gargantas del Todra, Tinerhir, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionAfter 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.Duration: 4 daysMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Wild-campingDay 4: Day 2 - 5: To your Horses, please! 4-day horse-riding adventure.Stop At: Gargantas del Todra, Tinerhir, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionAfter 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.Duration: 4 daysMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Wild-campingDay 5: Day 2 - 5: To your Horses, please! 4-day horse-riding adventure.Stop At: Gargantas del Todra, Tinerhir, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionAfter 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.Duration: 4 daysMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Guesthouse in TodraDay 6: Day 6: Discover magical MarrakechStop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionAfter 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.Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Riad in MarrakechDay 7: Day 7 - Time to go - Departure dayStop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionAlas - 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!Duration: 1 dayMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.