Tizgui Village, Todgha Gorge, Morocco

Other activities in and around Todgha Gorges

Todgha Gorge is perfectly situated for enjoying the beautiful mountain and desert scenery. From your base at A Secret Garden, you may want to spend a day exploring the mountains on nomad paths, or take a trip to see the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, a couple of hours away. Let us help you avoid the tourist traps -- we can organise your adventure and even accompany you, too.

 

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 in Todgha Gorge

Hiking around Todgha Gorge and into the high plateau is a wonderful way to experience the area. Strolling through the centre of the gorge as most visitors do is impressive, but it's not enough to get a sense of your surroundings. It's once you leave the main road and ascend up into the mountains on nomad trails that you'll  see what this place is really about.

 

Let us accompany you on a half- or full-day hiking adventure. We'll select a route given your preferences for duration, difficulty, and vistas. We'll meander through the lush river gardens to see local men and women working in the fields. Or we'll climb high into the mountains to catch a glimpse of nomadic life, passing shepherds tending their goat herds high on the cliffs. Along the way, we'll share with you information about the area and the people who call it home.

 

Price:

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

Full day (~5 hrs) - 100 € per group 1-6 people

 

 

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

 

Price:

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 in our guesthouse in Todra Gorge with breakfast and dinner

 

Price:

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 in Todgha Gorge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hiking around Todgha Gorge and onto the high plateau is a wonderful way to experience the area. Strolling through the centre of the gorge as most visitors do is impressive, but it's not enough to get a sense of your surroundings. It's once you leave the main road and ascend up into the mountains on nomad trails that you'll  see what this place is really about.

Let us accompany you on a half- or full-day hiking adventure. We'll select a route given your preferences for duration, difficulty, and vistas. We'll meander through the lush river gardens to see local men and women working in the fields. Or we'll climb high into the mountains to catch a glimpse of nomadic life, passing shepherds tending their goat herds high on the cliffs. Along the way, we'll share with you information about the area and the people who call it home.

 

Price:

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

Full day (~5 hrs) - 100 € per group 1-6 people

 

 

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

 

Price:

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

 

Price:

1 person = €900

2 people = €550 pp

 

* 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.

Todgha Gorge, Morocco

Other Activities in and around Todra Gorge

Todgha Gorge is perfectly situated for enjoying the beautiful mountain and desert scenery. From your base at A Secret Garden, you may want to spend a day exploring the mountains on nomad paths, or take a trip to see the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, a couple of hours away. Let us help you avoid the tourist traps -- we can organise your adventure and even accompany you, too.

 

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.