Morocco Retreat: Ouirgane

4 Days | Relax, rejuvenate and reconnect with nature in the serene foothills of the High Atlas Mountains

4.8 out of 5 based on 18 reviews submitted.
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Leave the modern world of Marrakech behind and escape to a home away from home where olive trees and mountain vistas make your backdrop. The calm and comforts of Amazigh hospitality await on this four-day retreat in Ouirgane, on the green edges of Mt Toubkal National Park. Surround yourself with the flavours and scents of this wild part of the country, hike the surrounding hills through small villages and farms, connect with altruistic locals, try your hand at making some iconic local dishes and, most importantly, take time to sit back, relax, and reconnect with yourself and nature.

Trip overview

Map of Morocco Retreat: Ouirgane including Morocco
Start
Marrakech, Morocco
Finish
Marrakech, Morocco
Theme
Intrepid Retreats
Destinations
Morocco
Physical rating
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Style
Comfort
Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
XMLO
This trip generates 31 kg of CO2-e per person per day.
We offset these emissions on your behalf. But we know that is not enough, so we also have a carbon reduction target.

Why you'll love this trip
  • Tap into the nomadic spirit of the Imazighen with a hike through the red earth hills and green-dotted valleys on the edges of Mt Toubkal National Park.
  • Break bread and connect with a local Amazigh family in their village and get a feel for daily life in the High Atlas region.
  • Learn the secrets and spices behind Morocco’s famous mint tea, tafarnout and tagine with a cooking demonstration followed by a feast on the delicious dishes for lunch.
  • Enjoy the comfort of your locally owned accommodation, where you’ll experience traditional hospitality and relish the small touches that make all the difference.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Education for All. Donations help them support girls in the High Atlas Mountains through secondary school, bringing a generation of women out of the cycle of illiteracy, poverty and early marriage.

Is this trip right for you?
  • This trip includes a hiking tour in the High Atlas Mountains. This will take approximately 3 hours and the difficulty of the walk will be adjusted to group abilities. A moderate level of fitness and appropriate footwear and clothing will allow you to fully enjoy this inclusion.
  • The weather in Morocco can be extreme. Summer temperatures can be uncomfortably hot, especially for those who aren't accustomed to the heat, so please consider carefully what time of year you travel. If you do travel in the warmer months, pack layers to cover you from the sun, bring the necessary sun protection and drink plenty of water.
  • Ramadan is an annual month-long festival, during which travel can be a rewarding cultural experience, however some regular services may not be available during the day, such as restaurants or cafes, and occasionally travel can be disrupted by events. Your leader will adjust the itinerary accordingly, but please consider this when selecting your travel dates. You’ll find dates and further information in the ‘Climate and seasonal information’ section of the Essential Trip Information.

Itinerary

Map of Morocco Retreat: Ouirgane including Morocco

Inclusions

Meals

3 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 3 dinners

Transport

Private minibus

Accommodation

Comfort style hotel (3 nights)

Activities
  • Ouirgane - Welcome Dinner
  • High Atlas Mountains - Guided Hike
  • Ouirgane - Home-cooked lunch
  • Ouirgane - Cooking Class
  • Ouirgane - Moroccan tea making demonstration
Add on activities
  • Ouirgane - Women's Association Visit & Carpet Making Demonstration - MAD50
  • Ouirgane - Beauty Therapy at Domaine la Roseraie - MAD400
  • Ouirgane - Domaine la Roseraie Massage (30 minutes) - MAD350

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Important notes

1. This trip starts in Marrakech on Day 1 at 11am. The group will depart immediately for Ouirgane. This trip finishes upon arrival in Marrakech on Day 4. Please do not book any flights until after 2pm this afternoon.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information.

Essential Trip Information

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 18 reviews submitted.
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James · Traveled September 2023
In short - would I go away with Intrepid again “Hell Yeah!” - I think that sums it up.
Review submitted 14 Sep 2023

Eric · Traveled May 2023
I can’t wait to explore new places with Intrepid in the future.
Review submitted 22 May 2023

Erica · Traveled May 2023
The most amazing trip. Our guides were amazing. The hike with lunch at the guides house was a highlight. But I found the whole thing so interesting. We met loads of locals. We stayed at Chez Momo II which was The most beautiful retreat centre. From the description of the trip I thought I was staying in a hut on a hill. But this was so much more. The most relaxing place to stay surrounded by nature.
Review submitted 24 May 2023

Rachel · Traveled April 2023
Such a beautiful location to spend a few days, see the Atlas Mountains and be surrounded by flowers and gorgeous scenery at the Riad. A perfect retreat!
Review submitted 04 May 2023

Joel · Traveled April 2023
This was an eye-opening trip for me. I booked it on a whim having zero expectations or knowledge of the area, but just knowing I was going to be in Morocco and "why not?" I'm so happy I did. I left with more culture, good friends and memories than I bargained for!
Review submitted 13 Apr 2023
Morocco Retreat: Ouirgane
From
USD $740