Morocco Walking: North Africa's Vibrant Land

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Get a closer view of life in the stunning Atlas Mountains by walking between kasbahs with this quirky, yet much-loved operator.

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8.1*

ECO SCORE

10

PASSENGERS

7

DAYS

3.5/5

ACTIVITY LEVEL

North Africa: Drink It In

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The heart of Morocco is off the beaten path – and we’ve weaved together breathtaking walks that lead right to it. Hike along the Plateau du Kik and drink in the views of the High Atlas Mountains. Follow a centuries-old trade route to a picnic with a stunning view over Kasbah Tamedakhte. Sip mint tea in Berber villages at the foot of Jbel Toubkal. Stroll the fragrant Valley of Roses. And put your feet up at exquisite hotels – just in case the heart of Morocco is hiding out by the pool.
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    • Feel the Atlas Mountains in your bones and soul as you walk ancient byways traders have been taking for centuries.
    • Walk unencumbered during the day while others carry your gear, then settle into the lap of luxury for your evening meal and stay.
    • This unusual operator includes several exclusive experiences in this program such as a dinner in a private home, an argan oil massage, and a dinner in a surprise location only disclosed upon arrival.

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Rates:
From $7,995 per person
Enhanced sanitation measures and revised cancellation policy in place. Policies and protocols provided before you book.

Custom dates to fit your schedule

Custom Dates to Fit Your Schedule

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Trip Sustainability Awards 

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Education

Supports equal opportunity education efforts in local communities

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Local Community

Provides support for local farming projects

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Conservation

Plants trees to support local reforestation projects

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Itinerary 

Day 1: Marrakech

One of Morocco's premier guides takes us on a tour of Marrakech, including stops at Jemaa el-Fna Square and the gardens of Jacques Majorelle. After, we sit down to dinner at our guide's private riad.

Accommodation: La Mamounia, Marrakech


La Mamounia: The journey begins in the corridors of La Mamounia, which magically reproduce the Medina’s narrow streets. Behind the characteristic wooden doors that protect our guests’ privacy lie 135 rooms, 71 suites and 3 riads, where the quintessence of Moroccan craftsmanship is expressed in all its splendor, alongside impeccable contemporary decoration.


Day 2: Plateau du Kik

Hike along the Plateau du Kik, with incredible views of the High Atlas Mountains. After a picnic lunch, spend the afternoon taking advantage of the Kasbah Tamadot's pool and spa.

Accommodation: Kasbah Tamadot, Asni


Kasbah Tamadot: Situated in the spectacular Atlas Mountains in Morocco, the award-winning Kasbah Tamadot was bought by Sir Richard Branson during one of his famous ballooning expeditions. Each of the 28 rooms and suites has been individually decorated to reflect the beautiful architecture of the building and features antiques from all over the world.

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Day 3: Jbel Toubkal

We hike to remote Berber villages at the base of Jbel Toubkal (the highest peak in North Africa) and stop by our local guide's home for tea. Back at our kasbah, head to the spa for an argan oil massage or a hammam (steam bath).

Accommodation: Kasbah Tamadot, Asni


Day 4: Skoura

Follow a centuries-old trade route to a picnic with a stunning view over Kasbah Tamedakhte. Later, we settle in at the luxurious Dar Ahlam before a delicious dinner in an extra-special location!

Accommodation: Dar Ahlam, Palmerair de Skoura


Dar Ahlam: Created by Thierry Teyssier, Dar Ahlam is a traditional casbah at the gates of the Moroccan desert near Ouarzazate in the palm grove of Skoura. No day is alike. Every moment is staged in places where the intuition of happiness becomes reality. The hours of the day each tell a story that we are free to catch on the fly or let slip to live at our own pace, like a waking dream that we would retain to better prolong it. In a perfect harmony of colors, materials or fabrics, the decorations are inspired by the spirit of the seasons to renew themselves twice a year and create at each of your visits this delicious feeling of unceasingly discovery of a mystery re-invent.


Day 5: Skoura

Walk amid the arid landscapes of Sidi Flah toward the Dades River where we stop for a midday refreshment. This afternoon, explore the oasis of Skoura on foot, observing the day-to-day life in an oasis and the kasbah ruins.

Accommodation: Dar Ahlam, Palmerair de Skoura

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Day 6: Valley of Roses

Pass by fruit orchards and row upon row of Damask rose bushes as we explore the fragrant Valley of Roses. We have lunch nearby before heading back to Dar Ahlam where a memorable evening awaits.

Accommodation: Dar Ahlam, Palmerair de Skoura


Day 7: Departure

You’ll be driven to the Ouarzazate Airport today in time to check in for your flight. So long!


Activity Level: Moderate. Daily walking distances usually vary from 5 to 13 km (3 to 8 mi.). Walks are generally easygoing, with a few options for a challenge along the way.


Gear: Walking Poles & Backpack. Included with all walking trips are Telescoping walking poles and custom-made 13L backpacks to comfortably conceal your essentials within lockable zippers. The walking poles get “recycled” for use by a future traveler. The backpack, however, is yours to keep at trip’s end and folds up for easy packing.

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DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

Two people traveling in a room together. Rate is per person.

From in USD:

$7,995pp

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SOLO SUPPLMENT

As a solo traveler, a cost supplement will be added to your trip.

From in USD:

$3,000pp

If your goal is to experience Morocco as intimately as possible, this walking trip and much-loved operator will charm you into loving these majestic expanses and fascinating people passionately as you're walking through them.

Joy Martinello, Founder

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What’s Included & Cancellation Policy:

WHAT'S INCLUDED
Everything you need. Plus everything you’d want. Plus a few things you never knew you wanted ‘til you got them. In a word: everything. In ninety words? Signature guides; local experts; unique, unforgettable biking and walking routes; private tours; authentic local cuisine; lessons and demonstrations; local artisanal wines; wine tastings; all victuals and libations; all the endorphins you can handle; new insight; interesting, fun and like-minded travel companions; a feeling of total freedom. In short: an extraordinary, hassle-free journey of discovery.

• All hotel accommodation
• All breakfasts, all lunches and six dinners, including wine
• Services of guide(s) and drivers
• All special events and private tours, Berber guides, guest experts and entrance fees to historic sights and museums
• All transportation from rendezvous to drop-off, including Land Cruisers, coaches and camels
• All baggage transportation
• Detailed maps, route suggestions and water bottle
• All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service