a day in the high atlas

a day in the high atlas

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

1 day

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430

Maximum Seats

10

Epic journeys

Private transport
A Moroccan Guide
Lunch in a traditional Berber home
Village activities

Tour Overview

INTRODUCTION

immerse yourself in imozer berber village

Travel across the Marrakech Plain then ascend to be amongst some of the high peaks of the High tlas (Toubkal often seen, 4,167m). View impressive mountainscapes and riverscapes and understand the geographical processes that create their various forms. The journey towards the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass (2,260m) reveals Berber communities, their villages and their traditional lifestyles. The dizzying Tizi-n-Tichka Pass is the apex of the journey before the return to Marrakech.
THE DAY'S ITINERARY

THE DAY'S ITINERARY

Depart hotel in Marrakech and travel across the Marrakech Plain - hotel complexes and golf courses on city's edge (a water conflict issue to discuss). See evidence of impact of drought and water shortage on farming on the Marrakech Plain.

See modern sustainable irrigation techniques (drip systems) on approaching the High Atlas foothills.

​make a stop at canal du rocade to understand large scale water management from mountain reservoirs.

​ascend the foothills; stop to view rock strata, uplift, folding and to discuss physical geographical processes at work (past and present).

berber communities, their lifestyles and activities; view and discuss.

​flash flooding hazard clearly exemplified in this type of environment; causes and impacts.

argan oil co-operative (project to boost incomes) in taddert.

lunch stop in taddert (included in price).

​onwards and upwards to the tizi-n-tichka pass, a high atlas watershed.

the challenges of living in an extreme environment e.g. road building.

uplift of fold mountains and incised river systems/meanders.

return to marrakech.
geography syllabus relevance

geography syllabus relevance

  • Fold Mountains
  • Hazardous Environments
  • Water Management
  • Flash Flooding
  • Traditional Farming
  • Cultural Contrasts
  • Options for Development
  • Transport and Communications
  • Extreme Environments
What ATS Offers

a day in the high atlas

  • Includes transport from Marrakech to/from the Tizi-n-Tichka Pass
  • An ATS Moroccan Courier, English speaking;
  • Many stops on the journey to engage with physical and human geography topics
  • Lunch in Taddert
  • Visit to an Argan Oil Co-operative

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a day in the high atlas 10 Anytime 1 day

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EXPERIENCE

First worked for an English company based in Morocco, gaining much business management training and was given full responsibility for financial matters. Outdoors, holds many certificates including Mountain Rescue and from the Moroccan Guide Federation. Qualified to lead rock climbing and kayaking. Now owner and manager of Anzal Tours.

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Superb and deep knowledge of all matters Moroccan; great depth of network strength amongst service providers of the highest quality; caring in the extreme, for tour organisation and enjoyment as well as for the feeling safety and security at all times.

Larbi Anzal

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