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Marrakech & the Atlas Mountains

This trip is a great introduction to Morocco, exploring the exotic city of Marrakech with its souks and snake charmers, and discovering the geography of the High Atlas where we stay in a traditional Berber gite.

Here are more details of an example tour itinerary as a starting point, but at Kipling Tours, we can tailor-make any itinerary just for you.

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  • Day 1

    Marrakech

    You fly to Marrakech today and depending on your arrival time there may be an opportunity to explore the fascinating souks and the main square of Djemma al Fna.

  • Day 2

    Travel to the Atlas

    Today you drive north from Marrakech, heading towards the Atlas Mountains. Along the way it will be possible stop at an Argan Oil cooperative where local Berber women make oils and cosmetics from the Argan nut which is almost unique to this part of Morocco. You continue to the village of Imlil where you stay in a local hotel, either here or at the higher village of Aremd, situated at the foot of Toubkal, the highest mountain in North Africa.

  • Day 3

    Tachdirt Village

    This morning you head up to the higher village of Tachdirt. You travel by vehicle for part of the distance and then trek along good footpaths with donkeys to carry some of your belongings. Your accommodation in Tachdirt is at characterful gite which offers simple but comfortable accommodation and a verandah with a superb view of the mountains and fields. Local people live a life of subsistence agriculture growing cereal crops and tending goats and cows.

  • Day 4

    Full day in Tachdirt

    Today you have a full day in Tachdirt and will learn how the local Berber communities live, including how they irrigate their crops in this arid environment and how tourism is changing their communities.

  • Day 5

    Return to Marrakech

    In the morning you return to Marrakech. There will be an opportunity to visit the beautiful Majorelle Gardens which were once owned by Yves St. Laurent. There will also be time for souvenir hunting in the souks.

  • Day 6

    Fly home

    Depending on your flight time there may be an opportunity for last minute shopping before your flight back home.

Prices start from

£595 for a 6 day/ 5 night tour

Half board basis based on flights with Easyjet.  We include local guides, all admission and all local transfers by private coach

includes flights

  • Grand Imilchil Hotel

    Reliable and central 2 star hotel on the edge of Hivernage

    The Grand Imilchil has been a favourite hotel for many years. It combines comfortable and affordable accommodation with a great location on the edge of the upscale Hivernage district of Marrakech, making it possible to walk from here to the main square.

  • Tigmi Tachedirt

    A traditional Berber gite located in the High Atlas mountains village of Tachedirt

    Tigmi Tachedirt offers very traditional Moroccan accommodation and is part of the High Atlas Lodges group. This is not a hotel in the conventional sense, but rather a tourist representation of an authentic Berber house. By local village standards it’s sumptuous, and has a verandah with a view every bit as good as Richard Branson’s luxury Kasbah Tamadot.

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