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The perfect introduction to Morocco; an insight into the colourful city of Marrakech along with some varied walking exploring the striking High Atlas Mountains. Based in the remote and picturesque village of Tijhza, were we stay in a simple but pleasant riad and enjoy optional walks each day. The pace is relaxed, allowing us to enjoy the scenery of the mountains and learn about the way of life of the friendly Berber people. You will also have the opportunity to experience a traditional hammam, as part of Exodus' ongoing responsible tourism project in Tijhza. Our time in Marrakech sees us exploring palaces and busy souks with free evenings to enjoy Jemaa el-Fnaa famous for its street food, juice sellers and musicians. 

Quick Facts

  • Walking & Trekking
  • Desert Treks

Whats Included

All accommodation, All listed activities, All transport, Tour leader (on guided trips), Some meals (details available on request)

What to expect

* 4 nights riad, 3 nights 3-star hotel with en suite facilities and pool * 4 days centre-based walking * Group normally 6 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs * Altitude maximum 2600m, average 1900m * Travel by private minibus

Experience Morocco's colourful Marrakech and peaceful mountain walks

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Days : 8

Price : From AED 2,827*
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights

Trip Style : Classic

Trip Type : Individuals

Physical Grading : 3

Trip Map

Itinerary Land Only

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Reviews

Title : Fabulous trip
Summary : Although I am a little late posting this review as we went in September 2018, I have to say this was a brilliant trip . We had a superb guide in Hassan and thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience. The group bonded well from our first couple of days sightseeing in Marrakesh and then carrying on up into the High Atlas mountains. The Riad was very comfortable and cosy although did get very cold at night and we needed the extra blankets and the little heater provided in the rooms. The view from the room and balcony was superb and the food was excellent . The first two walks were fairly straightforward and the views of the mountains were quite amazing. We did the full 10 hr walk on the last day which was quite strenuous but had very unexpected flash flooding and Hassan did an amazing job getting us all down safely although we were always confident he would.
Rating : 5

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : Views of the mountains, the achievement of completing the long hike and getting to the lake on the last day and being brave enough to participate in the hammam experience which was a little out of my comfort zone but felt great afterwards .
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Hassan was brilliant . Full of knowledge, answered all the questions and took us to some good places . Very supportive to all grades of walkers
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : Bring waterproofs. we had rain but it didn't spoil anything but we did get wet . Also good boots and poles if you have them
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : It was always on my husbands bucket list and not mine , but I have to say it was very very enjoyable experience and Morocco was incredible.

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Title : Great centre-based walking in the AntiAtlas
Summary : Great introduction to the AntiAtlas region of Morocco, based in a traditional riad with three days walking / trekking - all washed down with lashings of mint tea. All three walks were very different in duration (10, 5 and 17 miles!) and very diverse (considering they all started & finished from the village) but the views were always stunning.
Rating : 5

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : The time spent in the Anti Atlas - the riad was great, the walking was great, the food was copious, there was lashings of mint tea, the hammam experience... difficult to pick a single highlight...
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Mohammed and Habib were both excellent - really helpful and friendly
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : Just that this is primarily a walking holiday and the paths aren't flat, so there are ascents / descents / some rough terrain. Nothing beyond grade 3 though. Having bimbled along at a very leisurely average pace of 1.5mph for the first two days (partly because the walks were that much shorter but also because the paths were fairly rough in places) we were fairly concerned at the prospect of the 19m hike the final day. Not so much the distance but would it be possible to finish it in daylight? Apart from being "only" about 17miles (according to our GPS watch), the route for the final day was on a much better track so we were averaging 2.5 mph and got back again well before dusk (and that included a very leisurely lunch stop).
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : Just so you're aware - this trip is also an internet detox (while in the village). Could forget about everything happening back home.

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Title : High Atlas Snow
Summary : A great mix of busy, bustling Marakech and remote mountain village life in Morocco. The village is completely off the beaten track. I believe there was one car in the village and lots of mules.The riad has incredible views, a great place to sit and relax. We arrived when the mountain villages had just received 50cm of fresh crisp snow. The area looked stunning, even if they were not the views we were expecting. The food at the riad was excellent. Similarly the hot picnics freshly cooked on the mountain side with wonderful locally produced ingredients were tasty examples of local Moroccan cuisine and were something I shall never forget. And I have developed a taste for Moroccan mint tea. Very tasty.
Rating : 5

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : The total isolation and quietness of the mountains. No cars, cables or vapour trails from airplanes. And clear starry, starry nights. The hammam bath was a real giggle as well as being cleansing. A real chance to see the fun side of the women in the village.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Mohammed was passionate and knowledgeable about Berber life and the mountains. He had a great sense of humour and kept everyone walking in some challenging, snowy conditions.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : Take clothes for all seasons if travelling outside summer months. Nights were very cold in February but the riad had lots of blankets which we were all very grateful for.

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Title : Bliss @ Atlas
Summary : Nice trip, well divided between doing the touristy thing in colorful, bustling Marrakech and walking in the mountains. The difficulty level is somewhere between a 2 and a 3, rocky and uneven paths. Good shoes and walking poles, guys! Die hard walk enthusiasts may find the 3 days of walking not challenging enough. Food was freshly perpared, clean and tasty. The accomodation decent. Showers hot.
Rating : 5

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : Navigatibg the rocky paths and making it in time. Albeit last!
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Omar was a young group leader, probably not very experienced in leading. Had to be reminded a few times that he needed to be looking out for the last person on the trail rather than trying to be the first one to reach from point A to point B.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : Go and have a good time.

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Title : Atlas Panorama
Summary : Great way to sample the exotic medina in Marrakech and the rich beauty of the High Atlas mountain.
Rating : 4

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : No one single thing - just the combination and contrasts of the two components.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Wiry and knowledgable, Hassan was a very effective and at times cheeky (:>) leader, very much at home in the hills among the villages and villagers.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : more than a good introduction to what Morocco has to offer, this trip is a great to way to sample something of an imperial city and the splendour of the High Atlas. would recommend going a bit close to the main season than we did, as we encountered a few days of very mixed, changeable conditions.
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : nothing else :>

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Title : Feedback
Summary : Good trip, well organised and followed schedule as planned. Accommodation functional, clean and as described. I'm vegetarian and food could have been better, adding a few pulses to the dishes of a few vegetables would have been easy to do and been helpful.
Rating : 4

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : .
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Hussan was excellent - really experienced , polite and helpful. He dealt with a difficult and potentially dangerous situation on the hiking with confidence and skill. Thank you.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : Respect the mountains - none of our group expected huge storms, torrential rain and flash floods. Be prepared for all weathers
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : A big thank you to our guide

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Title : atlas panorama
Summary : I really enjoyed my visit to Morocco.On our 1st day a few of us visited the Jardin Marjorelle which was just up the road from the hotel. It was lovely and peaceful after our journey to the airport that morning.There is an interesting Berber museum there as well. 2nd day we had a guide who took us to explore Marrakech. Very colourful and interesting. We then travelled to the village on the 3rd day. The next few days were spent at the riad which was basic but fine. The next 3 days we spent trekking. We had wonderful views and we were provided with a delicious picnic each day transported on donkeys.The walking was not that difficult and the pace was leisurely.
Rating : 5

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : I think the walk round the village was really interesting. The way of life is simple and everyone seemed happy. I just wonder how much longer it would last but our guide assured us it would remain unchanged.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Hassan was very good. He knew all the footpaths and stopped to point out anything of interest. He was also very interesting to talk to.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : Bring walking boots with good soles as the paths are rocky. A pole could also be useful.
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : As a vegetarian I was a bit worried about food but there was ample vegetarian food. Not as spicy as I would have liked.Also be prepared for long wait at passport control both arriving and departing. Also a wait to get into the airport on departure due to bag checks.

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Title : Fantastic trip to the Atlas Mountains!
Summary : The Atlas Panorama trip was just incredible. We had the chance to explore Marrakesh, with a tour guide to take us to the most beautiful sights and guide us around the markets. We then travelled into the mountains and stayed in the most hospitable village home, with wonderful fresh food provided each day, an expert guide and lots of breath-taking views. I definitely would recommend this trip!
Rating : 5

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : Walking through the mountains on our longest hike and then swimming in a beautiful lake in the middle of glorious views -magic!
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Hassan was professional, polite and friendly - an absolute gem.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : Take enough money for tips and extras! And it's a great trip if you like both culture and hiking.

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Title : Favourite Exodus Trip
Summary : Probably the best Exodus walking trip I have been on; incredibly well organised and paced, and a wonderful contrast between the very different delights of Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains.
Rating : 4

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : The final long walk to the lake and back is gruelling but well worth it, the scenery is stunning, virtually not another person to be seen on the way, and the chance for a swim and a hot meal among the mountains when you reach the lake! Perhaps not inspirational, but sitting back with a drink in one of the rooftop bars in Marrakech looking at the view is very pleasant.
Question : What did you think of your group leader?
Answer : Hassan is friendly and very knowledgeable of the area, mountains and people. As I said, the organisation of the trip was fantastic; there is an awful lot that could have gone wrong with this, but everything was seamless.
Question : Do you have any advice for potential travellers?
Answer : I was a bit apprehensive about visiting Morocco in August; the heat in Marrakech was intense but actually you get used to it after a couple of hours. There is more of a cooling breeze in the mountains and on each day there was a late afternoon thunderstorm (one very heavy), so don't ignore the advice to bring waterproofs! The gite at Tighza is very atmospheric and a lot more comfortable and well-equipped than I had expected, it's pretty much like staying in a hotel.
Question : Is there anything else you would like to add?
Answer : The first walking trip I've done outside my European comfort zone, and glad I did!

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Title : Atlas Panorama
Summary : Our time in the Atlas mountains was a wonderful experience and we all found each walk very different and the scenery was stunning. Our Riad was basic but comforatble with a balcony giving superb views. The food was all local produce and typical of the area, making the whole mountain experience very authentic. Our visit to the local Hamman was a highlight and local village ladies that assisted in the ritual all helped to make the afternoon a very special one. One slight concern was that our walking guide Hassan was spending hours in the hot temperatures without any food or water as it was Ramadan. We all felt concerned that he was dehydrated by the end of the day. A lovely kind and experienced guide. We added a few more days on to our holiday to relax which made the walking break into a holiday! A wonderful experience.
Rating : 4

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Question : What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?
Answer : The most inspirational moment of the trip was when we climbed to the top of the mountain and looked over the full mountain range of the Atlas Mountains. It was breathtaking.

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Start Date - End DateAvailabilityPrice
*Per person twin sharing and excluding flights
2019-06-16 - 2019-06-238 AED 2,827
2019-08-04 - 2019-08-118 AED 2,827
2019-09-08 - 2019-09-158 AED 2,827
2019-09-22 - 2019-09-297 AED 2,827
2019-10-13 - 2019-10-208 AED 2,827
2019-10-20 - 2019-10-278 AED 2,827
2019-11-10 - 2019-11-178 AED 2,827
2019-12-22 - 2019-12-298 AED 2,827