Berber Villages and Valleys of Toubkal, 2 days
This easy-paced and fully-supported trek offers an excellent introduction to the High Atlas Mountains and will give you an in-depth insight into the land of the Berbers with stops along the way to admire the stunning vistas and explore High Atlas’ most splendid and breathtaking landscapes. This 2-day trek is definitely an immensely rewarding experience thanks to the un-spoilt natural surroundings, such as the Berber lifestyle and their traditional villages, and the incredible variety of the landscape offering you an insight into the daily life of the friendly Berber people untouched by modernization and where the way of life has changed little for centuries. Many excellent hiking trails, Berber villages, several beautiful and deep plunging valleys bounded with gigantic and towering mountains, stunning scenery, delicious food, a cup of mint tea and scrumptious lunch shared with a Berber family in their home are just a few of the innumerable authentic and unforgettable experiences to be had here. On this wonderful trek you will get a true taste of the Moroccan hospitality and you will discover the breathtaking High Atlas Mountains.
Highlights of this High Atlas Trek
- A superb Berber trek in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco
- Trekking through lush valley and tradional Berber villages of the High Atlas
- Fascinating insight into the Berber culture and way of life
- Overnight in a private tented camping with tasty locally sourced food
- Spectacular low altitude trek in a wilderness environment
- Trek led by highly experienced and fully qualified Berber guides
Is This Trek for You ?
This short trek is rated moderate with an average of 8-10 miles, including 4 to 5 hours of hiking per day. A reasonable level of fitness and previous trekking experience is required as there are significant ascents and descents, varying from 400 to 700 meters altitude. The terrain is varied and trails are typically single mule tracks and it is very important to keep in mind that you are not walking on flat, paved surfaces. Most of the trails in the High Atlas are on uneven and rocky paths, often Berber trails, which may have rocks and pebbles strewn along the way. On this trek, it’s only necessary your small daypack with daily essentials such as water bottle, a warm fleece and camera.
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 with proper bed, 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.
Tour Detailed Itinerary
The detailed day to day itinerary of this 2-day High Atlas 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 Tour Price
- All land transportation throughout by private vehicles
- One night accommodation in a fully serviced mobile camp
- Professional English speaking guide during the trek
- Delicious Moroccan food as indicated in the trek itinerary
- Pack mules to carry your luggage during the trekking days
- 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 Tour Price
- Personal Travel and medical insurance
- Miscellaneous items of a personal nature
- Soft drinks and Alcoholic beverages
- All items not mentioned as being included
- Gratuities for tour guide and local staff
Depends on number of Travellers
2 days / 1 nights
Best Time to go
From late March to early November
Trek suitable for fit walkers
Transportation on trip
Private air-conditioned vehicles
Trip led by a highly experienced tour guide