Escape to the serenity of the High Atlas foothills
The calm and comforts of Amazigh (Berber) hospitality await on this four-day Intrepid Retreats experience to Ouirgane, on the green edges of Mt Toubkal National Park. Leave the modern world of Marrakech behind and journey to a home away from home where olive trees and mountains make your backdrop. Surround yourself with the flavours and scents of this wild part of the country, hike the hills through small villages and farms, hang out with the locals, try your hand at making some iconic local dishes and, most importantly, take the time to sit back, relax, and reconnect with yourself and the world around you.
Tap into the nomadic spirit of the Amazigh (Berbers) with a hike through the red earth hills and green-dotted valleys of a place that feels beyond the reach of the modern world.
Break bread with a local Amazigh family in their village, and get an insight into daily life in the High Atlas region.
Learn the secrets behind tea, tafarnout and tagine with a cooking demonstration and, best of all, feast on the delicious dishes for lunch.
Enjoy the comfort of your locally owned, unpack-once accommodation, where you’ll experience traditional Amazigh (Berber) hospitality and the small touches that make all the difference.
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.
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There are currently no scheduled departures on our Morocco Retreat: Ouirgane trip. If you are interested in other trips in the region visit one of the links below.
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.
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