The Amizmiz Valley

 

The Amizmiz Valley located on the north side of the High Atlas, it will allow visitors to discover the Berbers traditional lifestyle , their secular customs, the beautiful walnut and olive trees. Trek through the villages of the Amizmiz Plain in this 6 day tour.

Day 1: Marrakech

After arriving in Marrakech Airport, you will be received by our staff and check in at the hotel / Riad, before spending the night there.

Day 2 – Marrakech – Barrage Amizmiz – Aït Zitoun (olive trees village)

We depart Marrakech this morning to transfer to Barrage Amizmiz near the high Atlas chain. We visit the souk of Lala Takerkoust and meet local mule drivers. We start walking in the small hills for a tour, crossing farms set beside tiny fields of corn, maize and olives trees before arriving at our Berber house.

Day 3 – Aït Zitoun – Tizgui – Aït Ahmed

We start walking in the foothills of the high Atlas, passing near the forest area of Tizgui village hanging at an impressive height of 1600m of altitude. The panoramic view on the Haouz plain is amazing. In the afternoon we travel along the mule tracks through a small pine forest to reach Aït Ahmed village.

Day 4 – Aït Ahmed – Imin ‘Tala – Bread Making class

Our journey takes us to Imin’Tala, overhanging Amezmiz river with villages made of earth and stone.Here we see the craftsmanship that resulted in terraces and irrigation channels being built into the earth, and nature and practical needs co-exist in harmony.

Day 5 – Imin ‘Tala – Azgour – Marrakech

Crossing a pass of 1800m, we come to Jbel Allaghine via a small path in a peaceful pine forest, with spectacular views on the snowy High Atlas summits. Down on the Tnirt village, after a small climb up, we reach the Lamdinate valley. From here we meet our local transport in Azgour village and head back to Marrakech, For our last night we stay in a traditional Riad, a Moroccan house with an interior garden.

Day 6 : Marrakech – Airport.

There may be time to visit the legendary Jamaa El Fna square, depending on flight times. Transfer to the airport.