Morocco Short Break in Style

5 Days & 4 Nights 5 Read 1 reviews
  • Feast your senses on the colours, sights and sounds of Marrakech
  • Relax with a mint tea on the rooftop terrace of your boutique riad
  • Wander through the medina's souks, a riot of spices, rugs and bright lanterns
  • Enjoy traditional Berber hospitality at the stylish Kasbah du Toubkal
  • Walk along centuries-old paths through the Atlas mountains led by a private guide
Combine the heady sights and sounds of bustling Marrakech with the peace and tranquillity of the stunning Atlas Mountains on a 4 night short break, staying in a boutique riad in Marrakech and the Kasbah du Toubkal, a stylish mountain hotel with some of the best rooftop views in North Africa. Starting in Marrakech, you have two days at leisure to explore this extraordinary city. Wander the bustling souks of the medina and soak up the atmosphere of Djemaa el-Fna square with its snake charmers, musicians and medicine men. A private transfer will take you to the mountains, where you meet your personal mountain guide. Over the next two days enjoy a choice of walks ranging from a short stroll around the surrounding Berber villages to longer walks taking in views across majestic peaks, before heading back to Marrakech for your flight home.

What To Expect

If you want to explore Morocco but are a bit short of time and enjoy your creature comforts, this is the trip for you! Combining the city and mountains and staying overnight in stylish accommodation, this is the perfect way to experience Morocco “in style!” You are free to enjoy Marrakech at leisure and will be joined by your own personal guide in the mountains, meaning you are able to choose exactly how strenuous a walk you would like to enjoy each day.

Tour Style:

Private Guided | Alone or with your chosen companion(s), benefit from a private guide throughout most of your trip.

Activity:

Multi Center Walking | You will spend multiple nights in one or more of the locations on this walking tour

This trip is suitable for:

Multi-Generational, Mixed Abilities, Avid Adventurers

Ideal if you have an interest in:

  • Foodie Adventures
  • Spiritual Journeys
  • Personal Growth
  • Elegance & Unique Stays
  • National Parks & Trails
  • Special Occasions

Activity Level & Terrain

The walking is graded easy-moderate as it is your choice as to how strenuous you would like the walks to be and there are some fairly easy options. If you do choose the longer option to the Azzaden Valley, this would be graded more as a moderate walk. In the mountains the routes follow centuries-old Berber tracks, which can be high, steep, narrow, uneven and rough underfoot. Due to the lack of marked paths you will be supported by a local fully qualified mountain guide. Each day at The Kasbah you can discuss the possible walks available with your guide, and therefore adapt your plans accordingly. The tracks are often a considerable distance from any road or track which is accessible by vehicle—this is a very remote area. You should be a regular walker and have a good level of walking fitness to get the most from this tour.

Accommodations

4 nights accommodation is included in your trip. 2 nights are in an boutique riad in the centre of the medina in Marrakech. And 2 nights are in the stylish mountain hotel, the Kasbah du Toubkal.

Single Rooms & Solo Walkers

This trip is not available to solo walkers. If you require single rooms within your party we would be happy to accommodate although there is a single room supplement applicable.

Meals

4 breakfasts and 2 dinners (whilst staying at Kasbah du Toubkal) are included. Lunches are also included on the days you are in the mountains, one of which is a packed lunch whilst you are walking. As Morocco is an Islamic country, the Kasbah does not have an alcohol license. In Marrakech you are free to choose from the many restaurants lining the square or in the new quarter for dinner.

Included
  • 2 Nights in a boutique riad
  • 2 Nights in a stylish mountain hotel
  • 4 Breakfasts
  • 2 Dinners
  • 2 Lunches
  • Private transfers as per itinerary
  • Airport transfers Marrakech Airport to Marrakech and Kasbah du Toubkal to Marrakech Airport
  • Detailed pre-departure information pack
  • Services of a personal walking guide in the mountains
  • 24-hour emergency telephone support
Excluded
  • Travel to/from Marrakech
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal expenses such as drinks, phone calls, extra transfers, tips, etc.
  • Any items not specifically mentioned in the program
Extras
  • Additional nights
  • Guided city tour of Marrakech (arranged and payable locally)

When To Go

This trip is available to start on any day of the week between 6th of January and 20th of December. Please note that during the festival times of Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr that many restaurants and shops will be closed and this may affect your overall experience. If you are planning on going to Morocco during these times and your dates are flexible then you may wish to consider changing dates. For more information and advice, please don't hesitate to contact our specialists. The dates for Ramadan and Eid Al Fitr change on a yearly basis.


Ramadan is from 23rd of April until the 23rd of May 2020
End of Ramadan Eid Al Fitr is from the 23rd-24th of May 2020
Eid Al Adha (Festival of Sacrifice of Sheep) is from the 30th July to 3rd of August 2020

Time of Year

Morocco has a huge number of sunny days and even in winter, warm sunny days are quite common, especially in Marrakech. However, The Kasbah sits at 1800m and therefore just below the snow line in the Atlas Mountains. Snow can and will fall on a few days in the winter months between January and February. During the spring months, there will be lots of wildflowers in the mountains. In the summer the mountains offer a cool retreat from the very hot temperatures of Marrakech which can reach up to 40 degrees at that time of year. In the winter, average temperatures hover around 10-20 degrees in the mountains with the nights being cooler.

Single Rooms & Solo Walkers

If you require single rooms within your party we would be happy to accommodate you although there is a single room supplement payable. Unfortunately, this holiday is not available for solo walkers.

Getting to the Start

You can fly into and out of Marrakech Menara Airport, which is served by numerous airlines from the UK, European and International destinations.  Flight times from the UK are approximately 3-4 hours making it very easy to reach. If you are coming from the US, you may fly to Marrakech via Lisbon or Madrid which are both approx 2hrs flight away from Marrakech. Private airport transfers are included to pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel in Marrakech, and then again at the end of the trip to take you back to the airport from the Kasbah.

General Information

The distances and ascents/descents are approximations of the recommended routes. Please be prepared by packing all the necessary items, for example, sun hat, sunscreen. Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, lightweight clothing for summer, and a day pack.

Equipment

Your information pack has a detailed equipment list which includes standard walking gear such as good walking boots or shoes, warm and waterproof clothes, and a day pack.

Travel Insurance

It is a requirement of booking this tour with Macs Adventure that you have suitable travel insurance which covers you for the activity and emergency evacuation and hospital care.

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Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Marrakech Day 2 Free day in Marrakech Day 3 Transfer to Kasbah du Toubkal, short walk around the Imlil Valley Day 4 Choice of walks in the Imlil Valley Day 5 Onward Travel

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