Atlas Panorama

Atlas Panorama

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Atlas Panorama

8 Days Starting and ending in Marrakech

Visiting: Marrakech, Marrakesh, Telouet, Anmiter

Tour operator:

Exodus

Tour code:

TMP

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

5 - 16

Physical rating:

Moderate

Age range:

16 to 99

Special diets catered:

Please inform Exodus of specific dietary requirements

Tour operated in:
English
Interests:

History, Wildlife Tours

Activities:

Hiking, Trekking

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Tour Overview

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.

Highlights

  • Experience the vibrant city of Marrakech

  • Discover the fascinating culture and traditions of the Berber people

  • Visit our Responsible Tourism project and try a hammam

  • Walking amidst beautiful mountain scenery

  • Stay in a traditional Moroccan village

Itinerary

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Day 1 : Start Marrakech.
Location: Marrakech
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Mogador Opera or similar)
Meals Included: No Meals

Sart in Marrakech. Free transfer to start hotel. Meet the group in the early
evening for our briefing. 


Day 2 : Explore Marrakech; Visit The Djemaa El-Fna Square To Explore Labyrinth Of Souks With Our Expert Guide. Free Afternoon.
Location: Marrakesh
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Mogador Opera or similar
Meals Included: Breakfast

The day is spent in the 'Red City' of Marrakech where we can soak up the
atmosphere of the towns maze of bustling bazaars, palaces and mosques. In the
morning we have a guided tour to orientate ourselves and the afternoon is
free for individual sightseeing. You can choose whether to brave the haggling
of the souks, visit the more peaceful Jardin Majorelle or relax in one of the
hammam steam baths.

In the evening we visit the Djemma el-Fna, the open-air central square around
which Marrakech revolves. The name literally means 'place of death' as it was
the place where the Sultans used to display the heads of their enemies. Now,
with the snake charmers, juice-sellers, travelling musicians, acrobats and
food stalls it is a place of entertainment for both locals and visitors.


Day 3 : Drive To Anmiter; Walk To Tijhza And Explore.
Location: Telouet
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Riad Brouhaha
Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we drive into the High Atlas Mountains. The road up to the mountains is
a real switchback but very scenic. Eventually we cross the Tizi'n'Tichka
which, at 2260m, is the highest road pass in Morocco. This is a narrow range
of mountains and we soon drop into the gorge on the other side. It is here
that we turn off into a wide valley towards Telouet where we stop to take a
look at the Kasbah. This amazing fortress/palace was the stronghold of the
Glaoui clan until the late fifties. On their downfall they dispersed and the
castle fell into disrepair. Consequently, we can now only look at this
labyrinthine mass from the outside.

From here we travel on to Anmiter where we have lunch before walking gently
uphill for an hour to our riad through lush farm land of fruits, nuts and
vegetables (our luggage will be transported to the village for us).



Day 4 : A Moderate 6-Hour Loop Through The Tizi'n'ourghsan And Back Down The Ouarikt River To The Village.
Location: Anmiter
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Riad Bouchahoud
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A moderate 6-hour loop through the Tizi'n'Ourghsan and back down the Ouarikt
River to the village. Starting in the terraced fields of Ouarikt we climb up
through the high summer pastures to reach the Col with fantastic views of the
Ouarikt Gorge. After a relaxing lunch close to a waterfall we follow the
river's route back to the village

Day 5 : Hike Up And Around Mt N'oughlagal (2600M). Afternoon Hammam.
Location: Anmiter
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Riad Bouchahoud (or similar)
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Leaving the riad and heading around the back of Mt n'Oughlagal (2600m), we
are met with fantastic views of the valley before arriving back at the gite
in time for a late lunch. Please note that the hike includes a scramble along
a steep sandy section of trail which can be a bit more challenging and is
especially tricky in wet weather conditions. The rest of the afternoon to
explore the village, take a short a walk or relax with a book on the large
terrace overlooking the Tijhza valley. 

On our return, we will visit the village hammam, built with money raised by
our passengers. This is a truly authentic and enjoyable experience. It is
very much a local hammam and you are likely to get the opportunity to mix
with the villagers, which further adds to the experience. A standard
treatment is included, but you will need to purchase a scrubber and soap for
20MAD (£1.50) plus customary tip of 20MAD. Refreshed, we return to the riad
for our final dinner in the mountains

Day 6 : Optional Harder Day, With The Chance To Trek To Beautiful Lake Tamda. This Is A Very Long Day, 9-10 Hours Trekking, And If Preferred The Guide Can Offer A Shorter Route On This Day Instead. 
Location: Anmiter
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Riad Bouchahoud
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

A longer, harder day includes a visit to the beautiful Lake Tamda, strikingly
azure against the stark white-rock scenery. This lake is almost a kilometre
long, lying between the impressive peaks of Jebel Anghomar and Jebel Tamda.
In the afternoon we retrace our steps to our start point. If the leader
feels that this walk is beyond the capabilities of the majority of the group,
a shorter day along the same route will be planned. 



Day 7 : Walk To Anmiter; Drive To Marrakech Via The Highest Mountain Road In The Atlas. Free Afternoon For Shopping Or A Visit To The Majorelle Gardens.
Location: Anmiter, Marrakesh
Accommodation: Hotel
Accommodation Name: Mogador Opera (or similar)
Meals Included: Breakfast

We say goodbye to Tijhza and return to Marrakech by lunchtime leaving the
afternoon free for more sightseeing such as Menara Gardens or some last
minute shopping. Alternatively, you may decide to relax in the hotel and
enjoy the swimming pool.



Day 8 : End Marrakech.
Location: Marrakech
Meals Included: Breakfast

For those on group flights, these depart Marrakech in the morning and arrive
in the UK the same day.

What's Included

  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners 

  • All accommodation 

  • Free transfers

  • Local tour leader

What's Not Included

  • Travel insurance

  • Visas and Vaccinations

  • Single supplement

Food

All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners included. Breakfasts usually consist of porridge, bread and jam with coffee or tea. When eating out, meals are reasonably priced - kebab and bread cost only about £4 (approx. US$6.50). In main towns it is possible to find very good French and Moroccan restaurants where a meal with wine will cost anything from £20 (approx. US$30) upwards. Generally dinner is likely to cost between £5-10 (approx. US$8-15) depending on what you drink. £15 (approx. US$25) a day for food should be sufficient. Local beers, wines and soft drinks are available at very reasonable prices but you can pay UK prices or more for imported alcohol. Your leader can help recommend restaurants each evening. Vegetarians can be catered for but there is a fairly limited choice of cous cous and tajine or omelettes. This is particularly the case during the more rural or trekking sections of the trip. Please note that if you have any special dietary requirements you should inform the Exodus Office prior to the trip. If you have a specific medical/dietary need (i.e. coeliac or vegan) you may find it helpful to bring some items of food with you from home.  If you are travelling from UK we advise you buy your own water purification tablets in the UK and take them with you. Bottled water can be purchased throughout the trip. Please note recycling is not fully established in Morocco so plastic bottles are an increasing waste problem. We encourage you to bring water bottles and a means of purifying, filtering or sterilising water (see packing section) in order to be able to drink cool water from mountain streams. Bottles of water are available but we strongly discourage buying these as it contributes to plastic waste.

Accommodation

On this trip, we stay in two premises: a hotel in a modern suburb of Marrakech and a family-run property in the Atlas village of Tighza.

Marrakech: Hotel Gomassine (nights 1, 2 and 7)



Our adventure begins and ends at Hotel Gomassine in the Guéliz neighbourhood of Marrakech. The hotel itself has a small pool with sun loungers, plus there are plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants nearby. If, upon arrival, you need to pick up anything for the days ahead, the Carre Eden mall is a five-minute walk away, where you'll find international shops and a Carrefour Gourmet supermarket.

Tighza: Riad Bouchahoud (nights 3-6)



This family-run property offers simple, traditional accommodation in spacious rooms. On warmer evenings, we can enjoy dinner on the large terrace overlooking the farms and villages of the Tighza valley; during winter, the spacious salon gives us plenty of space to relax and socialise.

Worth knowing

Due to the size of the Tijhza riad, we can only offer the single supplement in Marrakech.

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  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes, our local guides are English speaking.

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    The minimum age for this tour is 16 years old.

  • Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    If you would like to be paired with a tour member of the same gender, there is no additional charge. A single supplement can be requested if you would like your own room.

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    International flights are not included with this tour.

  • Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    We are happy to assist with pre and post tour accommodation. Please enquire for detailed information.

  • Who is Exodus Travels?

    At Exodus Travels, we've been exploring the world for nearly 50 years. From Walking and Trekking, Cultural and Cycling, Responsible Wildlife, to Polar and our new Premium Adventures, we are proud to offer award-winning small group and self-guided tours to 100+ countries worldwide.

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If you wish to make any changes to your booking, particularly if you need to alter any flights booked through us, please let us know as soon as possible. There is a booking or flight amendment fee of £40 per change and flight amendments often incur extra airline costs depending on the changes to be made and if the ticket has been issued or not.

  • How long has the tour company been trading?

    Exodus has been trading since 1974

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your final joining instructions and flight details, if booked with us, will then be sent out 2 to 3 weeks before departure. If you would like a hard copy posted, or if you require these any earlier, please contact the customer operations team. We advise that if you are booking connecting travel before receiving these, please ensure you leave plenty of time.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Travellers are welcome to opt to share a room with a tour member of the same gender for no additional charge. If you'd like your own room, we can request a single supplement so that you will have your own room throughout.

  • Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    You are welcome to meet the group after the tour has departed however there is no reduction in rate for joining a tour after the departure date.

Reviews from Travellers on this Tour

Amazing trip

This was one of the best holidays I have ever been on. So well organised and a lovely group of people as well as getting to experience the wonders of Morocco. It was a fantastic and varied country with very friendly people.

ATLAS PANORAMA

A good mixture , with a good contrast of city and mountains. Just about enough time to discover Marrakech and then great trekking in the Atlas Mountains. Unforgettable scenery. The gite is pleasant and the staff very friendly.

Amazing Morocco

A great trip with a combination of the madness of Marrakech and the quiet of the High Atlas. This was my first visit to North Africa and I loved the clear blue sky, the winter sunshine and the fresh air in the mountains. It was a real contrast with the vibrant city of Marrakech- both the old part of the city and the Ville Nouveau. The trip was nicely paced with a combination of group activities and time to explore the city. The walking in the mountains was really enjoyable- with two easier days and then a challenging long day.

ATLAS PANORAMA

An excellent short trip which combined a city experience (Marrakesh) with an opportunity to walk in an area of outstanding natural beauty - the Atlas Mountains.

Great time in the Atlas Mountains

Exodus came up trumps for my spur of the moment trip to the mountains. Walking in high valleys and hills was well paced, not strenuous (I am in my early 70's) , and enjoyable. The food and accommodation were both fine. The group was amazingly good company and friendly. Down time in Marrakech was a good mixture of organised visits and free time to spend in the souk and cafes and gardens.

Serenity in the mountains

Great trip packed with variety from the hustle, noise and smells in Marrakech to the silence and beauty of the Atlas mountains

Great trip!

A very beautifull trip to the High Atlas. The 3 walks are all very different and all very beautifull. The food (at evening and cooked lunches allong the way) are very good. Hassan is a very responsible guide with a lot of knowledge and a very nice person.

Favourite Exodus Trip

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.

ATLAS PANORAMA

The trip is good as you get to see a little bit of the city and a little bit of the Atlas Mountains so you can do your shopping and get to see the great outdoors. The mountains were stunning and weather was superb.  The food was freshly prepared everyday and delicious every time.

ATLAS PANORAMA

This holiday fulfilled all our expectations. One of the things we were unsure of before we left was what the weather would be like in the mountains at the very end of December, but we were lucky. It was just perfect for walking - bright and sunny every day but not too hot. At night it did get very chilly and we needed our warm sleeping bags.

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  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of exodus charges.

    Up to 42 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 20 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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