14 days
Duration
Morocco
Start/Return point
5/5
Physicality
16
Groupsize

Experience the wonder and magic of Morocco as we take you on a spectacular tour exploring mountainous regions, the Sahara desert and its wild Atlantic coastline.  

Discover some of Morocco’s most unique destinations on our 14 day journey that takes you trekking in the wild mountains of Toubkal National Park, discovering the colourful and vibrant Marrakech and over the High Atlas mountain ranges to explore the magical Sahara desert landscapes and Morocco’s wild Atlantic coastline. 

Filled with myths and legends, Morocco offers a surprise around every corner – from staying in traditional accommodation and exploring villages off the beaten track and travelling through the Sahara desert on a camel to finally reaching the ocean and  relaxing in Essaouira where you can learn about Morocco’s secret culinary delights or take an adventure. A true discovery of Morocco’s hidden treasures.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  1. Summit North Africa’s highest mountain 
  2. Visit mountainous villages and the Sahara desert
  3. Discover Toubkal National Park
  4. Learn about local history and traditions
  5. Enjoy great food and wonderful adventures
START/RETURN POINT                                 Marrakech
DEPARTURE DAYSMonday and Sunday
SCHEDULE09:00 AM
WHAT TO BRING

 

  • Walking boots/shoes
  • Rucksack or appropriate bag for carrying food/clothing
  • Suitable hiking clothing e.g. fleece, hat, gloves
  • No cotton t-shirts or jeans as these items will hold water and may accelerate chances of hypothermia
  • Spare clothes and shoes for after activity
  • Warm drink and water(1 litre approx)
  • Food e.g. lunch, snacks, etc.
INCLUDED
Professional and experienced guide                All listed Activities
14 nights accommodationBreakfast each morning
All meals as per itinerary
NOT INCLUDED
Any activities/services not listed on itinerary 
 Airfare
 2020: 

 

 

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Additional information

Tour TypeDay Tours, Multi day Tours, Private tours, Travel Passes
DestinationMorocco
Age10+

Pre Tour Accommodation: Marrakech 

Welcome to Marrakech, a colourful and vibrant city that is full of life. You can arrive at your pre tour accommodation at your own convenience and then you have the opportunity to explore the famous medina which is full of bustling markets (known as souks), excellent local cuisine specialities and spectacular ancient Moorish architecture. 

 

Later that evening, we will have dinner together at our accommodation venue and brief you on your upcoming tour.  

            Schedule:

19:00 PM: Dinner at your accommodation venue

 

            Included:

  • Dinner 

Tour Style Options:

  • Classic – Riad 

            Activity Add-ons:

  • Non-Applicable  

Freebies: 

  • Relax and explore Marrakech

 

*If you require an airport transfer on arrival please request at the time of booking as we are more than happy to accommodate you. 

1

DAY 1: Marrakech to Imlil

After a beautiful Moroccan breakfast, you’ll meet your guide who will brief you on your itinerary, predicted weather conditions for the hike and an equipment check. 

Then our adventure begins with a pick up from your accommodation and a beautiful scenic drive towards the Ait Mizane Valley of the High Atlas Mountains, where we will have lunch in the quaint village of Imlil.

Afterwards, we will take an afternoon stroll up to the traditional Berber village of Armed which is situated at the edge of Toubkal National Park and where we will stay overnight.

Take the opportunity to relax or explore this quaint valley and rest well that night as the next day is when the hard work starts. 

Schedule:

08:00 AM: Breakfast and prep time

09:30 AM: Bus Transfer to Imlil

13:00 PM: Lunch in Imlil

15:00 PM: Walk to Armed

16:30 PM: Arrive in Armed

19:00 PM: Dinner and relax

 

Included:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner 
  • Imlil to Marrakech transfer  

Tour Style Options:

  • Classic – Riad 

Activity Add-ons:

  • Non-Applicable  

Freebies: 

  • Relax and explore Imlil

2

DAY 2: Armed(1,900m) to Refuge Mouflon (3,207m)

That morning after breakfast we begin our venture from the village of Armed and make our way along the Mizane Valley and enter into Toubkal National Park towards the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. 

The village of Armed is built on a moraine spur overlooking the valley floor and is the largest village in the valley and provides an exciting mix of traditional terraced farming and streets that seem to be permanently gridlocked by goats and cattle. 

As we continue east and crossing the floodplain our route takes us along mule tracks and up steep terrain into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims alike (although only Muslims are allowed to cross the stone bridge to visit the shrine itself). 

We will have a tea/coffee stop here overlooking spectacular views over the Atlas Mountain Range before continuing our steady ascent to Refuge Mouflon where lunch awaits and afternoon of fun training. .  

Schedule:

07:00 AM: Breakfast and prep time

08:00 AM: Start hike

10:00 AM: Tea/Coffee stop

13:30 PM: Lunch at base camp 

15:00 PM: Afternoon training hike

17:00 PM: Arrive and relax at Refuge Mouflon 

19:00 PM: Dinner

 

Included:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner 
  • Guide and mule team  

Tour Style Options:

  • Hut – Refuge Mouflon

Activity Add-ons:

  • Non-Applicable  

Freebies: 

  • Relax and soak in the incredible view of the Atlas Mountain Range
  • Yoga session
3

DAY 3: Summit Mount Toubkal

Rise and shine as we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. 

With our crampons and ice axes ready, we begin our ascent by crossing the stream above the refuge and slowly zigzagging our way up through valley before arriving at a plateau beneath the ridgeline. We take a welcomed break and get ready for a short walk to the summit where laying before you are quite breathtaking views in every direction, from the Marrakesh Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara.

Afterwards, we make a steady descent from the summit of Toubkal to our refuge where a hearty meal awaits you and the chance to reminisce over your summit to the top of Northern Africa. 

Schedule:

07:00 AM: Breakfast and prep time

08:00 AM: Start summit hike

12:00 PM: Summit and lunch at top of Toubkal 

13:00 PM: Start descent to Refuge 

16:00 PM: Arrive and relax at Refuge Mouflon 

19:00 PM: Dinner

 

Included:

  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner 
  • Imlil to Marrakech transfer  

Tour Style Options:

  • Hut – Refuge Mouflon

Activity Add-ons:

  • Non-Applicable  

Freebies: 

  • Relax after your summit by gazing out over this wondrous valley
  • Yoga session
4

DAY4: Hike to Armed and transfer to Marrakech

We start our day with a good breakfast and a stretch of the legs before commencing our descent down through Toubkal’s magnificent steep valleys and arriving in the village of Imlil where we will have a celebratory lunch for you. 

After lunch, we depart for the fascinating city of Marrakech which is home to numerous mosques, palaces, gardens and of course the vibrant Medina. Take the opportunity to explore this walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire, with wondrous maze like alleyways that are home to thriving souks (marketplaces) selling traditional textiles, pottery and jewellery. 

That evening, you can experience incredible cuisine or even take a relaxing Hammam, a traditional Morocco massage, that will take away any aches or pains.

Schedule:

07:00 AM: Breakfast and prep time

08:00 AM: Hike descent to Imlil

12:30 PM: Lunch in Imlil

14:00 PM: Bus Departure for Marrakech

16:30 PM: Arrive in Marrakech* 

 

Included:

  • Breakfast and lunch 
  • Guide and luggage transfer
  • Bus transfer to Marrakech  

Tour Style Options:

  • N/A

Activity Add-ons:

  • Hammam spa experience 

Freebies: 

  • Explore the Marrakech’s vibrant Medina with cafes, restaurants and historical places of interest
5

DAY 5: Discover Marrakesh

Your two day Marrakech experience is a unique guided experience of Marrakech as we unearth its hidden gems, take a glimpse at its beautiful traditions and taste some of its delicious food offerings. 

Today’s insight into Marrakech orientates you around this vibrant city as we discover the beautiful Majorelle Garden, with its French-influenced architecture and connection to the French designer Yves Saint Laurent. Afterwards, we will take a look at Morocco’s unique traditions from its colourful souks (markets), tanneries and its unique ovens that create the heat for a Hammam spa and also bake the daily bread for the local community. 

We will then rest our feet with a bite to eat and afterwards you have the opportunity to relax or explore the bustling streets of Marrakech.  

Schedule:

08:00 AM: Breakfast

09:30 AM: Guided Tour of Marrakech

13:00 PM: Lunch 

15:00 PM: Relax or explore Marrakech

 

Included:

  • Breakfast and lunch 
  • Guide Tour   

Tour Style Options:

  • Classic – Riad

Activity Add-ons:

  • Hammam spa experience 

Freebies: 

  • Explore the Marrakech’s vibrant Medina with cafes, restaurants and historical places of interest

6

DAY 6: Discover Marrakesh

 

This morning, part 2 of our guided tour of Marrakech takes a look at its spectacular architecture from the ancient ramparts to the incredible Bahia palace with its Moorish iconic architecture and the Saadian tombs. 

 

After a bite to eat, take the opportunity to relax or explore the bustling streets and markets of Marrakech or even try a relaxing Hammam to feel revitalised.   

Schedule:

08:00 AM: Breakfast

09:30 AM: Guided Tour of Marrakech

13:00 PM: Lunch 

15:00 PM: Relax or explore Marrakech

 

Included:

  • Breakfast 
  • Guide Tour   

Tour Style Options:

  • Classic – Riad

Activity Add-ons:

  • Hammam spa experience 

Freebies: 

  • Explore the Marrakech’s vibrant Medina with cafes, restaurants and historical places of interest

7

DAY 7: Marrakech to Ait Benhaddou

We depart the vibrant city of Marrakech and make our way off the beaten track over the Atlas mountains towards the amazing setting of Ait Benhaddou. 

Along the way, we will have lunch and explore Telouet, a renowned town that was once the route of merchant caravans as they passed from the desert over the Atlas mountains down to Marrakech. We will take a visit to the famous Telouet kasbah.

Afterwards, we continue our journey south to Ait Benhaddou, a renowned destination that is located in the foothills on the southern slopes of the High Atlas and is famed for being a World UNESCO Heritage site, having incredible architecture and a location for filming movies such as Gladiator. Take the time to explore this very unique setting in southern Morocco. 

Schedule:

08:00 AM: Breakfast

09:00 AM: Bus departure 

11:30 AM: Rest stop at Tizi N’Tichka

12:00 PM: Bus departure for Telouet

12:30 PM: Lunch and explore Telouet

14: 00 PM: Kasbah Telouet

15:00 PM: Bus departure for Ait Benhaddou

16:00 PM: Arrive, relax or explore Ait Benhaddou

19:30 PM: Dinner

 

Included:

  • Breakfast and Dinner
  • Guide Tour of Kasbah Telouet

Tour Style Options:

  • Classic – Riad

Activity Add-ons:

  • N/A  

Freebies: 

  • Explore Telouet and Ait Benhaddou historical places of interest
8

DAY 8: Ait Benhaddou to Dades Gorge

Today, we leave the beautiful setting of Ait Benhaddou to venture further south to the incredible setting of the Dades Gorge, a dramatic landscape of rugged wadi gorges carved out by the Dadès River which originates in the High Atlas range. 

We will have lunch in a unique village called Bou Tharar before taking a 12km hike through a breathtaking valley that connects to the Dades Gorge. On route we will stop off to have afternoon tea with a Nomadic family of the region before arriving in the impressive valley of the Dades Gorge. 

Schedule:

08:00 AM: Breakfast

09:00 AM: Bus departure 

11:00 AM: Rest stop 

11:30 AM: Bus departure 

12:30 PM: Arrive and lunch in Bou Tharar

14:00 PM: Valley hike   

16:30 PM: Tea with a Nomadic family

18:00 PM: Arrive at Riad 

18:30 PM: Dinner 

 

Included:

  • Breakfast, Dinner 
  • Bus transfer to Dades Gorge

Tour Style Options:

  • Classic – Riad

Activity Add-ons:

  • N/A

Freebies: 

  • Relax and explore Dades Gorge
9

DAY 9: Dades Gorge to Agdz

This morning you have the opportunity to take a guided tour of the Dades Gorge or just relax in the amazing surroundings of this unique destination. 

After lunch, we head south passing the valley of roses towards the town of Agdz, an oasis in the heart of the Draa valley with a still-pristine palmeraie (palm grove), ancient mudbrick kasbahs and a strong tradition of carving, pottery and basket-weaving. The town is also famous as it is located along the old caravan route linking Marrakech to Timbuktu, and played an important role in the exchange of goods across the Sahara.

That evening, we will dine and relax in its picturesque surroundings. 


Schedule:

08:00 AM: Breakfast

09:00 AM: Dades Gorge Walk 

13:00 PM: Lunch in Dades Gorge

14:00 PM: Bus departure to Agdz 

15:45 PM: Rest stop Skoura 

16:15 PM: Bus departure to Agdz

18:00 PM: Arrive in Agdz  

19:30 PM: Dinner 

 

Included:

  • Breakfast and Dinner 
  • Bus transfer to Agdz

Tour Style Options:

  • Classic – Riad

Activity Add-ons:

  • N/A

Freebies: 

  • Relax or explore Dades Gorge
10

DAY 10: Agdz to Mhamid and Desert Experience

We set off this morning in a southerly direction to the wild sandy landscapes of the Sahara for your magical desert experience.  

On route we will visit Tamgrout, a small village which historically served as a hub of learning and religion through its famous Sufi zawiya. This was a historical center of the Nasiriyya order, one of the most influential and largest Sufi orders in the Islamic world. Afterwards, we continue towards a small oasis town called Mhamid, where we will have lunch before we begin our desert experience. 

Our journey will take us deeper into the heart of the Sahara to a place called Chegaga. When we arrive at our camp you can enjoy a Saharan cup of tea before we set off on a camel ride to see the sunset from the golden sand dunes of Chegaga. We will have dinner that evening and enjoy the rhythms of local traditional music beside our campfire underneath a majestic starry sky.

Schedule:

08:00 AM: Breakfast

09:00 AM: Bus departure to Mhamid  

11:00 AM: Explore Tamgrout   

12:00 PM: Bus departure to Mhamid  

13:15 PM: Arrive and lunch in Mhamid

14:30 PM: Prep for desert experience 

15:00 PM: Desert & Sunset experience   

19:00 PM: Arrive at Erg Chigaga desert camp  

19:30 PM: Dinner  

 

Included:

  • Breakfast and Dinner 
  • Bus transfer to Mhamid
  • 4×4 transfer 
  • Camel & Sunset experience 

Tour Style Options:

  • Classic – Riad

Activity Add-ons:

  • N/A

Freebies: 

  • Relax and explore Agdz
11

DAY 11: Chegaga to Taroudant via Taliouine

Wake up to a majestic sunrise (optional if you are not an early morning person) and wet your appetite for a memorable breakfast overlooking the Sahara desert.

Afterwards, we meander our way out of the desert towards the town of Foum Zguid and then by normal road to Taliouine. The town is famous for its production of saffron and is one of the main exporters of this spice worldwide. 

Take the opportunity to soak in the rugged and wild landscapes as we eat lunch before continuing our journey west to Taroudant, a bustling market town with red-mud walls known as ‘Little Marrakesh’ and with picturesque views of the snow capped peaks of the Atlas mountains calling beyond. It is much less tourism orientated but it is a unique destination where the Berber culture thrives as they trade the produce of the rich and fertile Oued Souss plain.

Schedule:

07:00 AM: Breakfast

08:00 AM: Depart desert camp 

10:30 AM: Rest stop in Foum Zguid

11:00 AM: Depart for Taliouine 

13:30 PM: Lunch and explore Taliouine

15:30 PM: Depart for Taroudant  

17:00 PM: Arrive and relax in Taroudant  

19:30 PM: Dinner 

 

Included:

  • Breakfast and Dinner 
  • 4×4 transfer 

Tour Style Options:

  • Classic – Riad

Activity Add-ons:

  • N/A

Freebies: 

  • Soak in the atmosphere of the desert
  • Explore Taliouine, the home of Saffron
  • Discover Taroudant
 
12

DAY 12: Taroudant to Essaouira

Today, we depart the bustling market town of Taroudant and make our way west to the setting sun and the magic of Morocco’s coastline. Once we hit the coast, we continue our journey north along Morocco’s wild coastline towards Imsouane, a colourful fishing village, where you can take the opportunity to experience surfing in this spectacular town famous for incredible waves, take a stroll along its sandy beaches or savour the town’s unique culinary delights. 

Later that afternoon, we make way to Essaouira, an enchanting, laid-back and colourful port town which means “little picture” in Arabic. It has a vibrant blue-and-white “medina” which is enclosed by fairy-tale, sand-coloured ramparts and imposing stone gates. The perfect place to relax, unwind or take an adventure. 

Schedule:

08:00 AM: Breakfast

09:00 AM: Bus transfer to Imsouane

11:00 AM: Rest stop in Taghazout

13:00 PM: Lunch, explore or surf in Imsouane

16:00 PM: Bus transfer to Essaouira 

18:00 PM: Arrive in Essaouira   

19:30 PM: Dinner 

 

Included:

  • Breakfast  
  • Bus transfer to Essaouira 

Tour Style Options:

  • Classic – Riad

Activity Add-ons:

  • Surfing 

Freebies: 

  • Take a stroll along the magical coastal setting of Imsouane
13

DAY 13: Discover Essaouira

You have the day to either relax, explore or take an adventure in picturesque setting of Essaouira. 

Schedule:    

08:00 AM: Breakfast

09:00 AM: Free time to relax, explore or take an adventure

 

Included:

  • Breakfast

Tour Style Options:

  • Classic – Riad

Activity Add-ons:

  • Souks Guided Tour 
  • Moroccan Cooking Class 
  • Surfing 
  • Kite Surfing 
  • Cycling Tour
  • Hammam spa experience 
  • Golfing 

Freebies: 

  • Explore and relax in the colourful and vibrant city of Essaouira with its many cafes, restaurants and artisan shops 
14

DAY 14: Essaouira to Marrakech

This morning you have the last opportunity to soak in the wonderful atmosphere of Essaouira’s markets and majestic coastal before we depart the little picture and head east to the magical “Red City” of Marrakech. 

Along the way, we will make a stop for lunch before making our way towards Marrakech where we bid a fond farewell and we really hope you have had an amazing time exploring some of Morocco’s most unique destinations.

Schedule:

08:00 AM: Breakfast

11:00 AM: Bus departure to Marrakech 

13:00 PM: Lunch 

14:30 PM: Bus departure to Marrakech

16:00 PM: Arrive in Marrakech 

 

Included:

  • Breakfast and lunch 
  • Bus transfer to Marrakech  

Tour Style Options:

  • Non Applicable

Activity Add-ons:

  • Non Applicable

Freebies: 

  • Explore the Marrakech’s vibrant Medina with cafes, restaurants and historical places of interest

*If you require an extra night of accommodation or an airport transfer please request at the time of booking as we are more than happy to accommodate you.

 

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