Imilchil has a continental climate with Oceanic influence. Summers are moderately hot and winters are cool.
The town of Imilchil represents a symbol of Berber culture, known for its festival, officially known as Betrothal Festival – the Souk Aamor Agdoud N’Oulmghenni.
The legend goes that two young people from different tribes fell in love, but were forbidden to see each other by their families. The grief led them to cry themselves to death, creating the neighbouring lakes of Isli and Tislit near Imilchil. The families decided to establish a day on the anniversary of the lovers’ death – when members of local tribes could marry each other. Thus the Imilchil Marriage Festival was born.
Travelling with us you will know the daily life of Moroccans, Berber (Amazigh) habits and culture and you will see the South of Morocco from a point of view that can not be seen in any reports.
Day 1: Marrakech – Imilchil
Day 2: Imilchil – Merzouga
After breakfast and the visit of the two lakes, we will depart for Merzouga dunes via the Valley of Ait Hadiddou and Todra gorges where we will have free time for s short walk along the gorges, local restaurants are available between the canyons. Afterwards we will continue to get to the Dunes of Erg Chebbi, to take a camel ride over the dunes at the sunset, dinner and overnight in a bivouac.
Day 3: Merzouga
Early wake to enjoy the rising of the sun, followed by breakfast. Ride our camels back to the hostel to take a shower. Afterwards we will go for a visit of the Traditional Souk (market) of Risani, followed by an other visit of the sanctuary of the first Aloui king (the present dynasty). Possibility of having a Berber Pizza for lunch under a Nomadic tent before we continue to Erfoud the city of fossils, after we will head to see a group of music Khamlia originally from Mali, in the afternoon we will drive back to the hostel.
Day 4: Merzouga – Dades
After breakfast we will depart for Todra Gorges crossing Tafilalt oasis and Tineghir and we will have free time for lunch and you can take a walk along the gorges, local restaurants are available between the canyons of Todra gorges. After the short walk, we will continue to reach our Hotel la Kasbah de la vallée (the Kasbah of the valley) in Dades Gorges.
Day 5: Dades – Marrakech
After breakfast we will head to Ouarzazate through the palm grove and Kasbahs of Skoura, when we to Hollywood of Morocco we will visit the famous kasbah of Taourirt. Afterwards we will continue to Ait Ben Haddou the fortified Ksar with its beautiful Kasbahs. Ait Ben Haddou has served as a natural scenery for many movie producers, once we get there we will stop for lunch and visit of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbahs , after lunch we will continue to Marrakech crossing High Atlas Mountain Tizi N’tichka.