Starting at 8.00am via Oukaimdan route until we get to Tadamamt from where we are going to drive until the roadside village of Asni with an interesting red-walled Kasbah. Asni is the first large village on the road from Marrakech to tizi n’test pass. Attractive orchards surround the village and there many mule tracks leading up to the plateau in its vicinity. We follow the trail from one valley to another to discover the high Atlas Mountains and enjoy the breathtaking views of the area.
5km from this small settlement, a metaled road leads to Moulay Brahim where Moroccan and notably Berbers ascribe to the saint Moulay Brahim the power to cure barren women. Pilgrims come to lay their gifts before his tomb and to hang small pieces of fabric from the shrubs here. When one of these fragments falls from the shrub, the woman who hung it may expect a child. Then get to an authentic Berber house for refreshing mint tea and a house made food, and also to discover Berbers culture and their way of life.
Heading to the Kik Plateau where you have commanding views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Passing by the Valley of N’fis to visit the barrage of Lalla Takerkouste. An hour or so before the dusk we drive towards the Agafay desert; where there is no shade large enough for all; to enjoy a camel ride under a sky that’s co-conspirator with not even a wisp of cloud to soften the harsh rays, and to enjoy a delicious Berber dinner under the stars.
For you do not have time to traverse mountain passes. You can take an overnight trip to the Agafay Desert: a rough, dry, moon-like expanses 40km southwest of Marrakech down the route of Amzmiz. In spring wheat and wildflowers predominate; in summer and autumn it really does look like the desert.
Socoma 1, N° 17 & 18, Flat 3, 1st Floor, Marrakech – Morocco