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Experience the wonder and magic of Morocco as we take you on a spectacular tour exploring Toubkal National Park and the red city of Marrakech.
First up on this Morocco guided trip, you will embark on an incredible trekking experience into the wild mountains of Toubkal National Park. Here, we will summit Mt. Toubkal, known locally as Jebel Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa standing at 4,167m/ 13,671ft.
This tour will allow you to not only experience superb hiking terrain but also delve into the unique local Berber culture and traditions that have remained untouched for centuries along steep valley sides.
Taking the road back to Marrakech, we will discover the unique colors, smells of spices, and vibrant friendly people of the Red City.
We delve into its rich cultural and local traditions and also explore its many iconic architectural places of interest, from the spectacular Majorelle Gardens and the Bahia Palace to the Saadian Tombs and the bustling souks. Prepare for local tasty delights that will tantalize your taste buds!
On this Morocco sightseeing tour, you can experience all this and more as we discover Morocco’s wild landscapes and cultural heart.
Monday and Friday
NB* Pre Tour Accommodation is for Sunday night if you are first starting on Monday’s Toubkal Mountain Trek or Thursday night if you are first starting on Friday’s Discover Marrakech Tour.
Welcome to Marrakech, a colourful and vibrant city that is full of life. You can arrive at your pre tour accommodation at your own convenience and then you have the opportunity to explore the famous medina which is full of bustling markets (known as souks), excellent local cuisine specialities and spectacular ancient Moorish architecture.
Later that evening, we will have dinner together at our accommodation venue and brief you on your upcoming tour.
After a beautiful Moroccan breakfast, you’ll meet your guide who will brief you on your itinerary, predicted weather conditions for the hike and an equipment check.
Then our adventure begins with a pick up from your accommodation and a beautiful scenic drive towards the Ait Mizane Valley of the High Atlas Mountains, where we will have lunch in the quaint village of Imlil.
Afterwards, we will take an afternoon stroll up to the traditional Berber village of Armed which is situated at the edge of Toubkal National Park and where we will stay overnight.
Take the opportunity to relax or explore this quaint valley and rest well that night as the next day is when the hard work starts.
That morning after breakfast we begin our venture from the village of Armed and make our way along the Mizane Valley and enter into Toubkal National Park towards the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch.
The village of Armed is built on a moraine spur overlooking the valley floor and is the largest village in the valley and provides an exciting mix of traditional terraced farming and streets that seem to be permanently gridlocked by goats and cattle.
As we continue east and crossing the floodplain our route takes us along mule tracks and up steep terrain into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims alike (although only Muslims are allowed to cross the stone bridge to visit the shrine itself).
We will have a tea/coffee stop here overlooking spectacular views over the Atlas Mountain Range before continuing our steady ascent to Refuge Mouflon where lunch awaits and afternoon of fun training.
Rise and shine as we make our attempt on the summit of Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in Northern Africa.
With our crampons and ice axes ready, we begin our ascent by crossing the stream above the refuge and slowly zigzagging our way up through valley before arriving at a plateau beneath the ridgeline. We take a welcomed break and get ready for a short walk to the summit where laying before you are quite breathtaking views in every direction, from the Marrakesh Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara.
Afterwards, we make a steady descent from the summit of Toubkal to our refuge where a hearty meal awaits you and the chance to reminisce over your summit to the top of Northern Africa.
We start our day with a good breakfast and a stretch of the legs before commencing our descent down through Toubkal’s magnificent steep valleys and arriving in the village of Imlil where we will have a celebratory lunch for you.
After lunch, we depart for the fascinating city of Marrakech which is home to numerous mosques, palaces, gardens and of course the vibrant Medina. Take the opportunity to explore this walled medieval city dating to the Berber Empire, with wondrous maze-like alleyways that are home to thriving souks (marketplaces) selling traditional textiles, pottery, and jewellery.
Your two day Marrakech experience is a unique guided experience of Marrakech as we unearth its hidden gems, take a glimpse at its beautiful traditions and taste some of its delicious food offerings.
Today’s insight into Marrakech orientates you around this vibrant city as we discover the beautiful Majorelle Garden, with its French-influenced architecture and connection to the French designer Yves Saint Laurent. Afterwards, we will take a look at Morocco’s unique traditions from its colourful souks (markets), tanneries and its unique ovens that create the heat for a Hammam spa and also bake the daily bread for the local community.
We will then rest our feet with a bite to eat and afterwards you have the opportunity to relax or explore the bustling streets of Marrakech.
This morning, part 2 of our guided tour of Marrakech takes a look at its spectacular architecture from the ancient ramparts to the incredible Bahia palace with its Moorish iconic architecture and the Saadian tombs.
After a bite to eat, take the opportunity to relax or explore the bustling streets and markets of Marrakech or even try a relaxing Hammam to feel revitalised.
This morning is your free time to soak in the wonderful atmosphere of the magical “Red City” of Marrakech with its vibrant markets and majestic architecture or try your haggling skills at the vibrant souks (markets) to buy any souvenirs of your time in Marrakech.
After lunch, we bid a fond farewell and we really hope you have had an amazing time exploring some of Marrakech’s most unique experiences.