7 days
Duration
Oct-Nov
Availability
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 Toubkal National Park and the red city of Marrakech.   

First up is an incredible trekking experience into the wild mountains of Toubkal National Park where we will summit Mt. Toubkal, known locally as Jebel Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa standing at 4,167m/ 13,671ft. This tour will allow you to not only experience superb hiking terrain but also delve into the unique local Berber culture and traditions that have remained untouched for centuries along steep valley sides. 

Taking the road back to Marrakech, we will discover the unique colours, smells of spices and vibrant friendly people of the Red City. We delve into its rich cultural and local traditions and also explores its many iconic architectural places of interest from the spectacular Majorelle Gardens and the Bahia palace to the Saadian Tombs and the bustling souks and local tasty delights that will tantalize your taste buds. 

.You can experience all this and more as we discover Morocco’s wild landscapes and cultural heart.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
  1. Summit North Africa’s highest mountain 
  2. Visit mountainous villages and Toubkal National Park
  3. Discover the vibrant city of MarrakechToubkal National Park
  4. Learn about local history and traditions
  5. Enjoy great food and wonderful landscapes
START/RETURN POINT                                 Marrakech
DEPARTURE DAYSMonday
SCHEDULE09:30 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
7 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

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. 

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: Discover Marrakesh

This morning is your free time to soak in the wonderful atmosphere of the magical “Red City” of Marrakech with its vibrant markets and majestic architecture or try your haggling skills at the vibrant souks (markets) to buy any souvenirs of your time in Marrakech.   

After lunch, we bid a fond farewell and we really hope you have had an amazing time exploring some of Marrakech’s most unique experiences.

Schedule:

08:00 AM: Breakfast

09:00 AM: Explore Marrakech 

13:00 PM: Lunch 

 

Included:

  • Breakfast and lunch 
  • Bus transfer to Marrakech  

Tour Style Options:

  • Non Applicable

Activity Add-ons:

  • Airport transfer

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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