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Moroccan Adventure - Mountains, Marrakech and Coast

You begin by trekking through Berber villages, farmlands, and over mountain passes. The adventure continues into the Agafay Desert to experience the star studded night skies before heading to the coastal town of Essaouira for some relaxation. You then head to Marrakech, where you'll have time to explore the Souks and experience the vibrant atmosphere of this exotic city.

Location

Morocco

Difficulty

Less Challenging

Accommodation and Meals

Riad, Mountain Hut/Gite, Agafay Fixed Desert Camp, Hotel

Duration

13 days

Meeting Point

Marrakech

Annual Leave

10 days

Group Size

Seasons

March to End of October

Walking Distance

40km

This trek really packs a punch! Ascending the passes can be tough, but the views from the top more than make up for the effort. As this is a circular trek, you really get to see the contrasting scenery between the different valleys and it is the perfect introduction to trekking in the High Atlas Mountains. 
Moroccan Adventure - Mountains, Marrakech and Coast
Ian

Ian has worked extensively in East Africa and also Nepal, South America and South East Asia and travelled to over fifty countries. His favourite places in the world include; Mount Elgon National Park, the Drakensberg Mountains, Snowdonia and the National Parks of the American South West.

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Tribal Tracks' attention to detail, organisation and ability to be flexible was second to none. We truly couldn't have asked for more. From the top of the organisation down to the mules, the whole trip was just superb, we couldn't have asked for more. Thank you!

Alex S

Fabulous trek in the Atlas mountains - great organisation, with really good local guides and local food.

Tim G

Loved it - the best way to catch up with friends, challenge yourself and explore a beautiful country.

Felix H

Trip Highlights

Beginning in the Imlil valley, experience a circular trek which takes you through stunning valleys, over high passes, and into Berber villages where time has stood still.

Gaze at the stars in the Agafay Desert as you have a night in a desert camp.

Visit Morocco's beautiful beaches and the vibrant coastal town of Essaouria.

End your adventure in Marrakech, one of the most exciting cities in the world.

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At a Glance

Embark on a breathtaking journey through the Berber homelands of Morocco. Experience the warm hospitality of local villages and farmlands as you immerse yourself in the serene tranquility of the mountains during this unforgettable four-day trek.


You begin with a 4 day trek in the High Atlas Mountains that takes you through Berber villages and farmlands. You will stay in local Berber guesthouses while enjoying delicious traditional meals provided by your hosts. Then it is onto the Agafay Desert to relax and enjoy the star studded African night skies. Next stop is Essaouira, an enchanting coastal city on Morocco’s Atlantic coast, and a real gem waiting to be discovered. Renowned for its beaches, rich history, and vibrant culture, Essaouira offers an unforgettable blend of old-world charm and modern comforts. The final destination is Marrakech, known as the "Red City" for its rose-hued buildings, and it is a vibrant and bustling metropolis in Morocco. Famous for its rich history, lively souks, and stunning palaces, Marrakech offers a captivating blend of ancient traditions and modern luxury.

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Itinerary

This is an epic Moroccan adventure, beginning with a trek through the High Atlas mountains, then moving to the Agafay desert, then on to the Atlantic coastal town of Essaouira and finishing in the vibrant city of Marrakech.

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General Notes

Please have a good read of these General Notes.

In a nutshell, almost everything!

  • Tribal Tracks UK qualified mountain leader;
  • All accommodation as specified in the itinerary;
  • Supporting in-country guides;
  • Logistical support crew;
  • All transfers by private minibus or bus as per itinerary, internal flights (if applicable);
  • All meals from arrival until departure, soft drinks, tea, coffee and drinking water;
  • Virtual pre-departure briefing;
  • Dedicated pre-departure support from a named Tribal Tracks director.

This is what you will need to buy/source yourself.

  • International flights from the UK (but we can arrange these for you at extra cost, which will be ATOL protected);
  • Personal travel insurance which should be valid and cover all activities in the itinerary;
  • UK international departure tax;
  • Immunisation costs;
  • Personal equipment and clothing on the kit list;
  • Tipping for local guides and drivers;
  • Single supplement (for sole occupancy of accommodation where available);
  • Expenses incurred due to unforeseen circumstances such as flight cancellation and delays;
  • Alcoholic drinks.
  • Visas (where applicable)

It is important that you read the itinerary carefully, and take account of the rating we have given it.  

Although our challenges are not technical, they do require a good degree of physical fitness. The conditions will require stamina and strength, which you should recognise and train for. This will be a much better experience if you are fit and prepared. You should feel comfortable walking 6-8 hours per day.

In setting the maximum size of our groups, we take a number of factors into account.

Altitude, degree of difficulty, the terrain, the climate and time of year, all determine the maximum group size.  Sometimes it will be 20, sometimes it will be 8-14, but safety is always our priority.

The minimum number to participate is 2. You will be accompanied by a Tribal Tracks UK Leader, Mountain Leader qualified, as well as supported by our local, in-country guides.

It is a requirement of Tribal Tracks booking terms and conditions that each supporter must hold their own travel insurance which covers the trip and the activities they are doing.

We advise you to put insurance in place as soon as possible. Your insurance must be valid and in date, covering the entire period that you are travelling for, including the return journey home.  It should cover medical and personal accident risks, and should include repatriation costs and air ambulance or helicopter rescue services, where appropriate. We are happy to help you if you have any queries about this or have any difficulties. 

Tribal Tracks has 100% Financial Protection and has a trust account with the Protected Trust Service, member number 5566.

This means that all client monies paid to Tribal Tracks are held in our dedicated trust account, which is supervised by an independent trustee. This means that in the very unlikely event that Tribal Tracks ceases to trade, your money is safe. For more information, please visit this link. Any flights booked for you by Tribal Tracks will be ATOL protected under our own ATOL certificate.

Tribal Tracks considers the safety of all of its participants and staff to be a top priority, and as such we have thorough safety systems in place.

In the event of an injury, we have an evacuation plan in place for all elements of the trek route. We do ask that you look after yourself during the trek in the following way, as this will help avoid unnecessary problems:

  1. Trekking is a major challenge so make sure that you are well hydrated throughout.  You will be provided with plenty of water so please ensure that you fill up your water bottles with at least 2 litres at breakfast and again after lunch.
  2. Don't let a hot spot become a blister! The moment you feel any rubbing, stop and apply some zinc tape.  This will ensure that the tape gets rubbed, not your foot.  If you don't do this, you will get a blister.  While blister plasters are good, it is better not to have a blister in the first place.  Please also tell the Tribal Tracks leader as they are very good with feet and can help you!
  3. Hygiene. It is very important to wash your hands before eating and after going to the bathroom.  If you can't wash your hands, apply lots of anti-bacterial gel.  The 'gold standard' is hand washing, followed by gel.
  4. Communication.  If you are not feeling well, or have any sort of issue, please tell the Tribal Tracks leader.  They are there to help and are very discreet.

We know that the unexpected can happen.

While you are away, things can happen at home and people may need to get in contact with you.  This can be tricky when you are in remote areas.  So, shortly before departure, we provide you with an Emergency Procedure document to distribute to your nearest and dearest.  This sets out how to contact Tribal Tracks and the steps Tribal Tracks will then take to get in contact with you.

It is really important that you are well prepared for your physical challenge and that you are confident that you will be able to fully participate.

Although our leaders are well trained to deal with different capabilities, if they have any concerns about someone’s ability to safely partake in the trek, or their impact on other people’s enjoyment, we authorise them to take necessary action which, in some circumstances, may involve asking someone to step out of the trek. Although this is a very rare occurrence, by booking this trip you agree to section 11 of our Booking Conditions which clearly states that our leaders have the authority to do this. In these circumstances, we will ensure anyone sitting out is safely provided for and offered alternative options where possible. Refunds will not be provided for activities missed and customers may be liable for additional costs incurred.

At Tribal Tracks, Responsible Travel is enormously important to us, and our commitment to responsible travel is evidenced in every itinerary that we prepare.

Core to our business is the belief that holidays can and should be enjoyable to the traveller but should be conducted in a socially, environmentally and economically responsible manner which brings benefit to local communities. This is implemented through a variety of measures which can be found in our Responsible Travel policy - http://www.tribaltracks.co.uk/responsible-travel-policy. We encourage you to read this and to play your own part in travelling responsibly.

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Optional Extras

Please let us know if you would like to extend your stay in Morocco.


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