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Tizgui Todra Gorges, Tinghir 45800

 

Outdoor Activities in the Todgha Gorges

Why not quit the tourist trail and discover Morocco at a slower pace?

On our excursions you'll experience the High Atlas mountains like the local nomadic people have for centuries--travelling along the same paths they take on foot each day. The sky here is always a brilliant blue, and the rocks a striking red: this is the real Morocco, far from the chaotic tourist-thronged streets of Marrakech and Fes.

Mountain Sports

Mountaineering - Sunrise Path - 6-7hrs

Achieve spectacular views of the Todgha Gorge on a full-day mountaineering and hiking adventure. With your experienced guide, you'll climb along the Sunrise Path -- a beautiful ridge which is first to greet the sun each morning. This trip is suitable for people with no mountaineering or climbing experience as the route can be adapted to match your abilities and desires. A love of altitude is a must! Equipment provided.

1 person = €100

2 people = €60 pp

 

*contact for larger groups

 

 

Via Ferrata - 1.5hr

Experience the first via ferrata in Africa, built by us!

Gain impressive views of the Todgha Gorges as you climb up metal rungs and steel cables bolted into the cliff. You'll be accompanied by an experienced guide and fully secured by ropes. No climbing experience necessary. Suitable for (brave) children 8 yrs+. Equipment provided.

1 person = €20

2 people = €15 pp

 

*contact for larger groups

 

 

Horseback Riding

The Moroccan Barb is an ancient breed of horse thought to have originated in North Africa in the 8th century. They are perfectly adapted to navigate the harsh rocky terrain of the High Atlas Mountains.

Spend a half- or full-day exploring the Todra Gorge area from the back of a horse--meandering through the river valley and climbing high onto the plateau on nomad trails.

You'll be accompanied by Emily, a professional horse trainer and riding instructor for the past 15 years (in Canada and New Zealand).

 

Soaring Cliffs and Refreshing Rivers - Half-Day (3 hrs)

Ride beneath the waving date palms and soaring red-rock cliffs through the river gardens of Todra Gorge. Tea provided.

1 person = €70

2 people = €50 pp

 

River Valleys and High Plateaus - Full-Day Circuit with Lunch (6 hrs)

Spend the morning travelling through the fertile valley of the Todra River and the afternoon climbing high onto the plateau, past nomadic people tending their herds of goats on rocky passes. Includes lunch.

1 person = €100

2 people = €80 pp

 

*contact for larger groups

1 Night Bivouac in Erg Chebbi
The Erg Chebbi sand dunes are often high on the list of "must see" places in Morocco. Unfortunately, that means most visitors' experiences in the dunes will look exactly the same: sleeping in a crowded camp on the edge of the dunes and waking up early to ride a dromedary to the nearest large dune to watch the sun peak over the sand. Generally the morning "sunrise" is not the peaceful setting pictured in advertising brochures: you'll be sharing the experience with hundreds of other tourists and the morning air will be loud with their voices. For lots of people, the experience is adequate. 
But if you want to have a different kind of experience, this trip is for you. 

 

Our Itinerary:

We'll start out from Todgha Gorge in the morning to travel to our starting place on the edge of the dunes. The drive takes about 3 hours. On the way we can stop to visit the souk in Errachidia, famous for its dates.

Once we arrive at Erg Chebbi, we'll meet our guide and our team of dromedaries before setting off across the dunes. It will take approximately 4 hours to traverse the dunes, which you can do either on foot or riding the dromedary. As we leave the edge of the dunes behind, the crowds will thin out and soon we'll have the entire sea of sand to ourselves. You'll hear nothing but the soft swish of sand beneath the dromedary's padded feet.

Our destination is a nomad camp on the far side of the dunes, on the edge of the black desert which stretches to the Algerian border. Here we'll eat a simple nomad meal and sleep in solitude beneath the vast and plentiful stars. In the morning, we'll wake up early to watch the real sunrise (the sun rising into the night)--a spectacular experience possible no where else on earth.

After breakfast, we'll traverse back across the dunes (by foot or riding the dromedary) before starting the drive back to Todgha Gorge.

 

What makes this trip unique:

  • - Not offered by any other tour company
    - Private group
    - Traversing the entire Erg Chebbi dunes
    - Sleeping on the edge of the black desert, in complete silence and solitude
    - Watching the true sunrise -- something you'll likely never see again!

Price:

1p = 300 € / 2 p = 200€ pp (All inclusive, with accompaniment)

1p = 130 € / 2 p = 90 € pp (Your own transportation to Erg Chebbi)

Hiking and Multi-Day Treks

 

Explore Todgha Gorge and the surrounding High Atlas Mountains on foot. Catch a glimpse of how nomadic Berber people live, high on the rocky plateaus towering over the impressive Todgha Gorge. Day-hikes can range from easy shaded strolls to more strenuous climbs--we'll find a route perfect for your group.

 

Half day (~3 hrs) = €60 per group (1-6 people)

Full day (~5 hrs) = €80 per group (1-6 people)

 

* Our beautiful guesthouse, A Secret Garden, is the perfect base for your hiking stay. Contact us for package deals including hiking and accommodation with meals.

 

 

3-Day Nomadic Hiking Adventure

For a truly nomadic experience, don your rucksack and strike off on this 3-day hiking adventure. You'll start in Tizgui village at the entrance of Todgha Gorge. With a mule to carry supplies and a local guide at your side, you'll spend 3 days hiking across the high plateau, stopping for two nights in nomad camps to sleep beneath vast stars and discovering how nomadic shepherds have lived for centuries. Your destination is Msemrir, in the Dades Valley, where we'll pick you up in a Land Rover for our cross-country return to Todgha Gorge.

 

Includes:

-3-day guided hike from Todgha Gorge to Msemrir

- 2 nights accommodation in nomad camps with breakfast and dinner

- Mule for luggage transport

- Transportation in Land Rover from Msemrir back to Todgha Gorge (with stop to visit Dades Valley)

- 1 night accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Todgha Gorge at our guest house, A Secret Garden

 

1 person = €490

2 people = €300 pp

 

* contact for larger groups

* please note that accommodation in nomad camps is very rustic and basic. If you would like more comfort, we suggest packing a Thermarest mattress and sleeping bag. These items are available for rent in our shop.

 

 

7-Day Hiking Holiday

 

Let us organise your hiking holiday for you. Spend 5-days exploring the beautiful Todgha Gorges and surrounding areas on this week-long all-inclusive trip. Each day we'll strike out in a new direction, hiking along the shaded river for a vibrant morning spent at the busy souk in Tinghir, or climbing high onto the plateau on nomad trails for panoramic vistas.

 

Includes:

- 5-days guided hiking in Todgha Gorge

- Private transportation from Marrakech to Todgha Gorge and return

- 1 night accommodation in Marrakech with breakfast

  • - 6 nights accommodation at our guesthouse, A Secret Garden, with dinner and breakfast

 

1 person = €900

2 people = €550 pp

 

* Possible to mix hiking with other activities (climbing, via ferrata, mountaineering, horse riding, or overnight bivouac trips in the sand dunes). Ask us for details.

Hiking and Multi-Day Treks

Explore Todgha Gorge and the surrounding High Atlas Mountains on foot. Catch a glimpse of how nomadic Berber people live, high on the rocky plateaus towering over the impressive Todgha Gorge. Day-hikes can range from easy shaded strolls to more strenuous climbs--we'll find a route perfect for your group.

 

Half day (~3 hrs) = €60 per group (1-6 people)

Full day (~5 hrs) = €80 per group (1-6 people)

 

* Our beautiful guesthouse, A Secret Garden, is the perfect base for your hiking stay. Contact us for package deals including hiking and accommodation with meals.

 

3-Day Nomadic Hiking Adventure

For a truly nomadic experience, don your rucksack and strike off on this 3-day hiking adventure. You'll start in Tizgui village at the entrance of Todgha Gorge. With a mule to carry supplies and a local guide at your side, you'll spend 3 days hiking across the high plateau, stopping for two nights in nomad camps to sleep beneath vast stars and discovering how nomadic shepherds have lived for centuries. Your destination is Msemrir, in the Dades Valley, where we'll pick you up in a Land Rover for our cross-country return to Todgha Gorge.

 

Includes:

  • - 3-day guided hike from Todgha Gorge to Msemrir
  • - 2 nights accommodation in nomad camps with breakfast and dinner
  • - Mule for luggage transport
  • - Transportation in Land Rover from Msemrir back to Todgha Gorge (with stop to visit Dades Valley)
  • - 1 night accommodation with breakfast and dinner in Todgha Gorge at our guest house, A Secret Garden

1 person = €490

2 people = €300 pp

 

* contact for larger groups

* please note that accommodation in nomad camps is very rustic and basic. If you would like more comfort, we suggest packing a Thermarest mattress and sleeping bag. These items are available for rent in our shop.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7-Day Hiking Holiday

Let us organise your hiking holiday for you. Spend 5-days exploring the beautiful Todgha Gorges and surrounding areas on this week-long all-inclusive trip. Each day we'll strike out in a new direction,

hiking along the shaded river for a vibrant morning spent at the busy souk in Tinghir, or climbing high onto the plateau on nomad trails for panoramic vistas.

 

Includes:

  • - 5-days guided hiking in Todgha Gorge
  • - Private transportation from Marrakech to Todgha Gorge and return
  • - 1 night accommodation in Marrakech

1 person = €900

2 people = €550 pp

 

* Our beautiful and peaceful guesthouse, A Secret Garden, is the perfect base for your hiking holiday. Contact us for package deals including 5 nights accommodation, breakfast, and dinner.

* Possible to mix hiking with other activities (climbing, via ferrata, mountaineering, horse riding, or overnight bivouac trips in the sand dunes). Ask us for details.