Trekking in the Ziz Valley

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Trekking in the Ziz Valley

12-day/11-night journey

Departure from Errachidia, return to Casablanca.

Errachidia, trekking from Meski: Ziz Valley, ksour Rissani, trips from Haroun to Rissani, Todra Gorges, Tinrhir, Dadès Gorges, Ait Benhaddou, Marrakech, Ourika Valley, Casablanca.

Day 1: overnight stay in Errachidia.

Day 2: we start our Ziz Valley trekking tour from Errachidida; we arrive at the Meski’s Blue Source  and visit the ancient abandoned ksar; we go on for a 5/6 hour walk and spend the night in a tent camp set up in the palm grove or in a private house.

Day 3: we continue our 5/6 hour trekking in the Ziz Valley; we sleep in a tent camp at the dunes feet, beside the palm grove.

Day 4: another 5/6 hour walk on the sandy desert; night at the desert

Day 5: a walk in the desert, then we keep on trekking in the Ziz Valley palm grove until we reach Rissani’s ksours; visit to the ksours; total walking time: about 5/6 hours; night at the Haroun bivouac.

Day 6: in the morning we visit the ksar Haroun and get a little bit of relaxing time; then we visit Rissanis’s street market; night at the Haroun bivouac.

Day 7: departure from Haroun; through the Todra Valley we get to Tinrhir, where we visit the Todra Gorges; overnight in Tinrhir at a maison d’hote.

Day 8: we leave from Tinrhir to reach the Dadès Valley and the Valley of the Roses; we visit Skoura and reach the ksar Ait Benhaddou (UNESCO Heritage); overnight at the ksar.

Day 9: departure from Ait Benhaddou; we go along the Telouet track and cross the Tizi n’Tichka pass; finally we reach Marrakech; overnight stay there.

Day 10: the whole day is devoted to the visit of Marrakech, the Red City, its souk, its monuments and the colourful Jemaa El’ Fna Square; night in Marrakech.

Day 11: we leave from Marrakech and call at the Ourika Valley for a trip; afterwards we head to Casablanca, where we spend the night.

Day 12: departure from Casablanca.