Guided walk through Todra GorgeTodra Gorge, Morocco
On our Best of Morocco trip, you will have the chance to visit the breathtaking Todra Gorge, a huge rock formation that plunges 300-metres down to a clear, flowing river.
Surrounded by rocky outcrops, there are several Berber villages scattered around, and a few of these spots are occupied by Berber nomad families. During our two-day stay in the area you will embark on a guided walk that will take you up the valley and right to the top of the gorge along a series of gravelly walking paths. The views that surround you are, to say the least, beautiful. After a short walk across the high plateau you will have the chance to explore a set of small caves occupied by the nomads. There are also tents set up around this area, and if you’re lucky you’ll have the opportunity to sit around the fire and share a cup of mint tea with a nomad family. This sort of local interaction is unforgettable; hearing the stories and words of wisdom from people leading the nomadic-style of life is priceless.
- The walk itself is moderate, but very rewarding
- The views from the top of the gorge are out of this world
- You’ll never forget your interactions with the Berber nomad families
- The weather is rather pleasant in the gorge, but it can get very hot on summer days and rainy during winter
- You will need to be relatively fit to enjoy the walk
- There’s no guarantee you’ll have the chance to interact with the Berber nomad families. They go about their everyday life, so we can’t promise all members of the family will be available to share a cup of tea with you
The trip starts in Casablanca, where the Mohammed V International Airport serves a number of worldwide connections.
- Original-style hotel with en-suite rooms
To fully enjoy the Todra Gorge walk, you need to have a moderate level of fitness, good walking boots or sturdy trainers, sunglasses, sun cream and plenty of water.
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