Atlas Landscapes and Berber Trails, 10 days
If you are looking for a memorable trekking holiday in an area visited by few adventure travellers, this 10-day Atlas trek explores some of the most un-spoilt and wilderness areas in the entire High Atlas Mountains. You will hike through a maze of scenic trails and routes that wind through peaceful valleys and over a series of wild mountains, allowing stunning combination of hiking and camping in wilderness tented camps. Here you will experience many different eco-systems from high mountains to lower altitude foot-hills, wide open valleys and snow fed rivers. We will spend six full days walking through less trekked mountains, vast open landscapes and isolated remote valleys where you can experience a sense of wilderness and explore the diversity of scenery. This trek perfect if you love history and are curious about the lives of the Berber people. The rural communities living in the Atlas Mountains have managed to preserve their culture and traditions of weaving, raising herds of goats and sheep, and farming wisely cultivated terraces for hundreds of years. Morocco Private Tours will guide you on a journey to meet local people and experience the real culture and traditions of the Berbers.
Highlights of this High Atlas Trek
- Accommodation in comfortable 3-5-star hotels or authentic riads
- Enjoy 2 full days to discover the bustling Souks and vibrant Marrakech
- Thoughtful designed itinerary offering a wide diversity of landscapes
- Explore the natural beauty of the High Atlas Mountains
- Learn about the fascinating culture and traditions of the Berbers
- Accommodation in private and comfortable mobile tented camps
- The guarantee of a cheerful welcome from the Berber people
- Pack mules to carry your luggage during the trekking days in high Atlas
- Exciting add-ons to make the most of your time in Morocco unforgettable
Is this High Atlas Trek for You ?
This trek is rated moderate to strenuous with an average of 10-15 miles daily. On this trek in high Atlas you should be comfortable with hiking for 5 to 6 hours each day at a leisurely pace and the trek itinerary follows well-defined trails and mule paths. Previous trekking experience and serious endurance is required as there are daily significant ascents and descents, varying from 500 to 1100 metres altitude. The highest point crossed on this trek is 3200 metres and this walking holiday should be well within the capabilities of anyone with previous experiences in the wilderness. During the trekking days, the pack mules carry food, camping equipment and your personal bags, as well as any luggage that may be needed along the trek, so you can maximize your enjoyment while hiking. All you need to carry is your small daypack with daily essentials such as water bottle, a warm fleece and camera.
Accommodation in Marrakech
An important feature of all Morocco Private Tours is the wide range of accommodation used. We offer a great choice of carefully selected accommodations in comfortable boutique hotels and stylish authentic riads, which have been chosen for their comfort and cleanliness as well as their charm, welcoming quality, tranquillity and security. Our selected accommodations are nestled in the heart of the city, with close proximity to the main business areas and attractive highlights. The accommodations we propose are rated 3-5-star locally and they offer a brasserie restaurant, bar, internet access, fully-equipped fitness centre and laundry service. Guest rooms have private bathrooms and air-conditioning.
Accommodation in a Mobile Tented Camp
When travelling into the High Atlas Mountains, the overnight stay will be tented camp style. Mobile tented camping is the most practical option to discover some of High Atlas’ most breathtaking scenery and wilderness areas. With us you will camp in very comfortable and spacious tents equipped with comfortable mattresses, pillows and warm duvets, all covered with fine and cosy bedding. Shower tents providing bathroom facilities with flushing toilet and hot water available 24 hours. On chilly nights a hot water bottle are provided. Camping in tents allows you to enjoy brightly star-lit nights out in the open air, experiencing moments of real pleasure discovering the spectacular night skies.
At the end of each walking day, there is nothing quite like arriving to your camp in the afternoon after an exhilarating day. You will find that your ever-friendly Berber crew have everything in hand. Tents set up, afternoon tea or coffee and food ready to go. With the sights and sounds of nature close at hand, our private camp provides the ideal accommodation for lovers of the great outdoors. Personal attention and care is of high importance here in our camps, the friendly Berber staff will go to their extremes to ensure that you have a wonderful, satisfying and memorable stay and everything is done at your leisure.
Trek Detailed Itinerary
The detailed day to day itinerary of this 10-day trek will be sent to you on simple request. Please send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our travel consultants will send you – within 48 hours – the day to day trip programme and all detailed information you need to know about your selected tour. Please don’t hesitate to contact Morocco Private Tours if you have any questions, we remain at your entire service for any further information you may need.
Why the Tour Itinerary is not Showed ?
At Morocco Private Tours we work quite hard and spend much time to create private and innovative itineraries off the beaten track and away from the well-trodden routes. We specialise in designing carefully crafted tour programmes that give keen travellers the opportunity to see and discover some of the most fascinating and exotic places Morocco has to offer. In order to protect our hand-crafted tour programmes and trek itineraries we have designed, the detailed programmes of our tours and treks are not showed on our Website because there are many non-professional local companies and lazy tour guides who copy the itineraries we have designed.
Unfortunately, these people don’t want to make any effort and rack their brain to create and plan their own programmes. They just want to earn money quickly and easily, thinking only of their own benefits more than those of the clients and they pay almost no attention to show the beautiful Morocco the way it should be seen. Most of the time, when they lead a group of tourists these people think about taking them to shops and bazaars where they will get commissions from the store owners on purchases of the tourists. So there is no enough time left for them to introduce the must-see attractions Morocco has to offer and show the real Morocco the way it should be seen.
Tour Leader and Berber Team
All Morocco Private Tours groups are is entrusted to skilled Berber tour guides and competent staff who will take care of all services from beginning to end of tour. You will be accompanied by a professional team who represents the real image of our company and consists mainly of Berber native people. The success of your trip, your safety and your welfare are our main objectives. The friendly Berbers who accompanying you will work hard to ensure you discover Morocco in a way it should be seen, offering you rewarding and remarkable experiences and above all unforgettable memories you will treasure for a long time. We help you discover not only the landscape and must-see attractions but also the local lifestyle, traditions and customs and give you a real glimpse of current everyday local life.
Detailed Trip Notes
We supply detailed trip notes with useful information to assist you with planning for your birding holiday and advise you of what to expect during your time in Morocco. Our pre-tour information has been prepared to provide you with as much information as possible about your forthcoming adventure. Once you have booked your selected tour, the detailed trip notes will be sent to you to help you prepare for your trip, with important logistical information and answers to questions regarding accommodations, tour arrangements, currency, local customs, immigration and documents, health precautions, and a packing list of right clothing and all necessary equipment that you will need for the planned activity.
Pre- and Post-Tour Extensions
If you would like to extend your stay in Morocco for a couple of days before or after your guided tour to enjoy the ultimate flexibility and freedom to see a little more of Morocco at your own pace or to have plenty of time visiting Marrakech, Morocco Private Tours can make all the arrangements you need to extend your holiday with lots of ideas for what to do and where to stay. Our optional pre- and post-tour extensions offer you also the perfect opportunity if you would like to explore some attractions and must-see places that are not included on this tour itinerary.
Morocco Private Tours’ knowledgeable travel consultants will be pleased to provide you with further information and to suggest ideas to complement your own and make your holiday extension in Morocco a memorable experience. All our optional extension packages can include stays in charming boutique hotels or authentic stylish riads, private airport transfers, car rental, quad-biking tours, horse-riding, day trips into the High Atlas Mountains, Essaouira etc.
The cost of this trip is subject to change – increase or decrease – depending on the number of persons in the group, the accommodation category, the currency fluctuation and the period of departure. The exact cost of your selected holiday will be confirmed to you at the time of booking. The suggested itineraries shown on our website are prepared few months before the start of your holiday and the prices quoted in them are for your guidance when planning your trip.
What is Included in the Trek Price
- Welcoming and greeting at the airport by our Tour guides
- Arrival transfer from the airport to your overnight hotel
- Departure transfer from your hotel to airport at end of trip
- All land transportation throughout by private vehicles
- 3 nights’ in comfortable boutique hotels or authentic riads
- 5 nights’ accommodation in a fully serviced mobile camp
- Accommodation on twin sharing basis with private facilities
- Professional English speaking guide during the tour days
- Delicious Moroccan food as indicated in the tour itinerary
- Luggage handling, and all hotel taxes and service charges
- Half-day camel riding to discover Merzouga sand dunes
- All entrance fees to museums, sites and monuments
- 24-hour emergency assistance service during your trip
- A first aid kit with standard equipment
- Professional Liability Insurance
- The necessary logistics for the tour
- Mineral bottled water provided daily during the trek
What is Not Included in the Trek Price
- Intentional flights
- Personal Travel and medical insurance
- Miscellaneous items of a personal nature
- Soft drinks during lunch in restaurants
- Alcoholic beverages
- All items not mentioned as being included
- Gratuities for tour guide and local staff
Tour Pricing from
Depends on number of Travelmers
10 days / 9 nights
Best Time to go
From April to early November
Trek suitable for fit hikers
Transportation on trip
Private air-conditioned vehicles
Trip led by a highly experienced tour guide