The ideal introduction to Morocco; an insight into the colourful city of Marrakech together with several Atlas trekking tours checking out the striking High Atlas Mountains. Based in the picturesque and remote village of Tijhza, were we remain in an easy but pleasurable riad and like elective walks every day. The pace is relaxed, making it possible for us to take pleasure in the scenery of the mountains and also find out about the way of living of the pleasant Berber folks. You’ll additionally have the chance to see a conventional hammam, together with Exodus’ ongoing accountable tourism project in Tijhza. The time of ours in Marrakech views us exploring palaces and hectic souks with gratis nights to savor Jemaa el Fnaa known for the street food of its, juice sellers & musicians.
Starts: Start Marrakech.
Ends: End Marrakech.
Ages: Min 16
Trip Code: ETMP
Countries visited: Morocco
What is Included
All breakfasts, four dinners and 3 lunches included
four nights riad, three nights 4 star hotel with en suite facilities and pool Four days centre based walking
• Stay in a regular Moroccan village
• Walking amidst exquisite mountain scenery
• Find the interesting traditions and culture of the Berber people
• Experience the lively city of Marrakech
• Visit the Responsible Tourism project of ours and consider using a hammam
Notes and itinerary
Day one – Start Marrakech.
Sart in Marrakech. Free transfer to begin hotel. Meet up with the number in the first evening for our briefing. Mogador Opera or even similar
Day two – Explore Marrakech; check out the Djemaa el Fna Square to enjoy labyrinth of souks with the expert guide of ours. Free afternoon.
The morning is spent in the’ Red City’ of Marrakech exactly where we are able to take in the ambiance of the towns maze of bustling bazaars, mosques & palaces. In the early morning we’ve a guided tour to orientate ourselves plus the afternoon is free for specific sightseeing. You are able to decide whether to brave the haggling of the souks, go to the much more tranquil Jardin Majorelle or perhaps loosen up at one of the hammam steam baths. In the evening we check out the Djemma el Fna, the open air main square around which Marrakech revolves. The title actually means’ place of death’ because it was the location in which the Sultans utilized to show the heads of the adversaries of theirs. Right now, with the snake charmers, travelling musicians, juice-sellers, acrobats and food stalls it’s an area of entertainment for both visitors. and locals Mogador Similar or Opera
Day three – Drive to Anmiter; walk to Tijhza and explore.
Nowadays we drive in to the High Atlas Mountains. The highway up with the mountains is a genuine switchback but extremely scenic. Ultimately we cross the Tizi’n’Tichka which, at 2260m, will be the top highway pass in Morocco. This’s a narrow range of mountains and we quickly drop into the gorge on the opposite side. It’s right here we turn off into a broad valley towards Telouet exactly where we stop taking a glance at the Kasbah. This phenomenal fortress/palace was the stronghold of the Glaoui clan until the late fifties. On the problem of theirs they dispersed as well as the castle fell into disrepair. So, we are able to today just look at this particular labyrinthine mass from the outside. From right here we travel onto Anmiter in which we’ve lunch before walking properly uphill for one hour to our riad through rich farm land of fruits, veggies and nuts (the luggage of ours is going to be moved to the village for us). Riad Bouchahoud
Day four – A reasonable 6 hour loop through the Tizi’n’Ourghsan and back down the Ouarikt River on the village.
A reasonable 6 hour loop through the Tizi’n’Ourghsan and back down the Ouarikt River on the village. Beginning in the terraced fields of Ouarikt we climb in place through the excessive summer pastures to attain the Col with great views of the Ouarikt Gorge. Right after a relaxing lunch close to some waterfall we stick to the river’s route to the village Riad Bouchahoud
Day five – Hike in place and around Mt n’Oughlagal (2600m). Afternoon Hammam.
To leave the riad and proceeding close to the rear of Mt n’Oughlagal (2600m), we’re greeted with great views of the valley prior to arriving again in the gite in time for a late lunch. Please remember that the hike features a scramble along a steep sandy section of trail that could be a little much more demanding and it is particularly tough in damp weather conditions. The majority of the evening to examine the village, take a brief a stroll or even loosen up with an ebook on the massive terrace overlooking the Tijhza valley. On the return of ours, we are going to visit the village hammam, constructed with money raised by the passengers of ours. This’s a really authentic and experience that is pleasant. It’s a lot a local hammam and you’re prone to get the chance to combine together with the villagers, which further enhances the knowledge. A regular treatment is provided, though you are going to need to buy a scrubber and detergent for 20MAD (£1.50) plus customary idea of 20MAD. Refreshed, we go back to the riad for the ultimate dinner of ours in the mountains *Riad Bouchahoud or even similar *
Day six – Optional more challenging day, with the opportunity to trek to gorgeous Lake Tamda. This’s a really long day, 9 10 hours trekking, of course, if preferred the guide is able to provide a shorter route on this particular day instead.
An extended, tougher day has a trip to the gorgeous Lake Tamda, strikingly azure against the stark white-rock scenery. This particular lake is practically a kilometre in length, resting in between the extraordinary peaks of Jebel Anghomar and Jebel Tamda. In the evening we retrace the steps of ours to the start point of ours. If the leader feels this walk is outside of the capabilities of the vast majority of the team, a shorter day around exactly the same course is going to be planned. Riad Bouchahoud
Day seven – Walk to Anmiter; drive to Marrakech through probably the highest mountain road in the Atlas. Free afternoon for shopping or a trip to the Majorelle Gardens.
We say farewell to Tijhza and go back to Marrakech by lunchtime making the afternoon totally free for much more sightseeing for example Menara Gardens or maybe a few last second shopping. Alternatively, you might want to unwind in the hotel and take pleasure in the swimming pool. Mogador Similar or Opera
Day eight – End Marrakech.
For all those on group flights, these depart Marrakech in the early morning and show up in the UK exactly the same day.