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Walking In The High Atlas Mountains

Hiking in the spectacular High Atlas Mountains, see castles made of sand in Ait Benhaddou, and explore the unique and colourful city of Marrakech.

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Overview

Holiday Highlights

  • Walk in the High Atlas Mountains and enjoy the surrounding dramatic scenery.
  • Stay in a traditional Moroccan village; remote and picturesque Tighza.
  • Discover Berber traditions and culture with a local guide.
  • Join a half day guided tour of Marrakech medina, the dye pits and surrounding area.
  • Admire the many mosques and palaces.
  • Visit a local Hammam (bring a swimsuit)
  • Explore bustling Djemaa-el Fna during the evening.
  • Enjoy traditional Moroccan food.

This is the perfect introduction not only to the High Atlas Mountains, but Morocco. The way Ramblers Walking Holidays see it, if you’re going to come to Morocco for the walking, you might as well start with the best. On this tour you will gain and insight into the eclectic and buzzing city of Marrakech along with some stunning walking through the High Atlas Mountains area. For three nights you’ll be based in the picturesque and remote village of Tighza, where your walks will begin and end.

The trip pace is relaxed, allowing you to enjoy the incredible views when your boots are pounding the trail, learn about the Berber way of life, and chance to scratch below the surface of Marrakech. For a very Moroccan experience, you’ll visit a hammam in Tighza.

There are five days of walking, four of these being in the High Atlas Mountains, at a maximum altitude of 2900m and an average altitude of 1900m. We have chosen each walk, so you see a different side of the areas surrounding Tighza. Each trail follows a well-worn path however, you will find yourself ascending and descending along largely undeveloped trails with rocky ground with loose scree. Your Riad in the mountains is simple and basic but views and the friendly welcoming will more than make up for it. This is after all the real Morocco.

Finish your tour back in Marrakech with a half day guided tour of the city including the medina, Bahia Palace, dye pits and more. Marrakech is a melting pot of interesting people, snake charmers, fresh juice and colourful spices, plus if you’re after a carpet then you’ve come to the right place too. There is nothing that reflects the concept of travel more than an evening visit to Djemaa-el Fna, a drink and view to watch it all unfold.

  • Return flights from Gatwick to Marrakech (British Airways or Easyjet)
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • 7 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 7 dinners
  • Knowledgeable English-speaking local guide
  • Ramblers tour leader
  • All local travel and transfers
  • Entrance fees (unless otherwise specified)
  • Personal expenses (such as your bar bill)
  • Discretionary tips
  • Optional excursions
  • Travel Insurance (you can add this when you book)

Holiday Information

Click the button below for a detailed Holiday Information Sheet containing all the particulars about this trip.

NOTE: Itineraries and Holiday Information Sheets can vary by a specific date chosen

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Itinerary & Travel

Itinerary Details

Whilst every effort will be made to adhere to the outlined itinerary and advertised programme, local conditions can change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. This may mean that routes and timings need to be amended or the order of days may change, sometimes at short notice.

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we may unfortunately need to withdraw a tour that is currently confirmed to operate and we therefore reserve the right to cancel your booking. We would always do our utmost to give you plenty of notice should we have to do this. Selected elements of this tour, including local attractions and restaurants, may change at late notice. Please ensure you have valid insurance cover before you travel.

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Below is the accommodation featured on this holiday across all departure dates. Please refer to the Itinerary for more detail about each night's accommodation for each departure date.

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