Experience Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains
From the bustling markets to the Atlas Mountains, this seven-day trip combines city sights and mountain trekking. This action-packed trip will immerse you in mazelike Marrakech, introduce you to Amazigh (Berber) culture and see you summiting Mt Toubkal. Stay in mountain gites and hiking huts, trek through spectacular mountain scenery and reach the ‘roof of North Africa’ with an expert crew and trusty pack mules. See two very different sides of Morocco in just one week.
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Strap on your hiking shoes and summit the highest peak in North Africa, Mt Toubkal, with your local expert guide leading the way. Pass the pilgrimage site of Sidi Chamarouchou on your way to basecamp and then wake up early the next day to take on the final summit.
Get a real taste of adventure as your trek through the rugged Atlas Mountains and marvel at the spectacular scenery at every turn (with views across the mountain ranges, Sahara and Atlantic coast on a clear day) with a trusty pack of mules heading up your crew.
Experience local life after hiking to your accommodation in a traditional gite (house) in an Amazigh (Berber) village nestled high in the Atlas Mountains.
Embrace the vibrant souqs, sights, sounds and smells of Marrakech on a walking tour of the Medina and visit to Bahia Palace. With your local guide leading the way, you'll uncover all of the best spots and learn more about their culture as you go.
With plenty of free time and optional extras in Marrakech, you can explore at your own pace and delve into the parts of this intriguing city that interest you the most.
In 2023, Ramadan will take place from 22 March to 21 April. Travelling during this holy month can be a rewarding cultural experience, however some regular services may not be available during the daytime, such as restaurants or coffee bars, and occasionally travel can be disrupted by events. Your leader will adjust the itinerary accordingly, but please consider your travel arrangements carefully before booking travel for this period.
This is a trekking trip. In order to reach the summit of Mount Toubkal, you need to be reasonably fit and healthy. Previous mountain climbing or hiking experience is recommended.
The summit of Mt Toubkal is 4167 metres (13,671 feet) above sea level. At this height you may experience symptoms of altitude sickness. Please see the ‘Medical and health information’ section of the Essential Trip Information for more.
Trip departures are unavailable.
There are currently no scheduled departures on our Mount Toubkal Trek trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
1. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement exclude Days 2, 4 (Mountain Gite) and Day 3 (Mountain Refuge) where you will be in shared accommodation and is subject to availability. Please also note that there are a limited amount of single supplements available per trip departure. If you would like to book a single supplement and enquire about availability please lease speak to your booking agent for further information.
2. This is a trekking trip, so the physical demands are higher here than for other trips. In order to reach the summit of Mount Toubkal, you need to be reasonably fit and healthy. Previous mountain climbing or walking experience will help you during this trip.
3. A 'Passenger Self Assessment Form' is required to be completed for this trip. Please ask your Travel Consultant for details.
4. Parts of your trip go above 2800 meters / 9200 feet where it is common for travelers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude.
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