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Trekking - The Berbere Route, Morocco

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 16 people
Destination(s): Morocco  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   Christmas/New Year Tours  
Season: October - June
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1090 Euro (EUR)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1240 Euro (EUR)

Spend New Year’s Eve in a fascinating world, discovering the Berbere culture and the rich traditions of this ancient civilization. Along these easy hikes, you will find roots of the Southern European culture in the most unexpected places. The trails will take you through remote villages and valleys, offering great views of the surrounding High Atlas mountains. And after hiking, there is nothing like spending some time in the lively city of Marrakech.

Tour Details:

Walking time: 3-5 hours.

Total climbing: 2970 m/9744 ft.

Max. climb in one day: 940 m/3084 ft.

Max. altitude: 2000 m/6562 ft.

Accommodations: Budget (Hotel, B and B and local inns).

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Trip to Marrakech (Morocco). Arrival to Marrakech. Dinner: free in Marrakech. Lodging: Hotel in Marrakech.

Day 2: Marrakech - Sidi Bedhaj. Van Transfer from Marrakesh to Sidi Bedhaj (1 hour), south of Lala Takarkoust Dam. The starting point of our trekking route is 3 km/2 miles from Amzmiz village, in the Wirgane road, through a nice little shade valley, not far from Sidi Bedhaj village (1000 m/3281 ft). After meeting our muleteers the group will head to Ait Zitoune (1200 m/937 ft), in a 3 hour hike. Hiking time: approximate 3 hours. Total distance: 6.1 km/4 miles. Total climbing: + 180 m/+591 ft. Total descents: - 180 m/-591 ft. Maximum altitude: 1000 m/3281 ft. Dinner: local cook. Lodging: Ait Zitoune local inn.

Day 3: Ait Zitoune - Ait Hmad. Our second stage will link Ait Zidoune and Ait Hmad villages by a trail that contours the mountain slope and allows a wonderful panoramic view over the Haouz plateau and Marrakesh. We continue heading Ait Hmad, passing through Anmanar village where we can find the sepulchre of Saint Sidi Hssaine. Soon we will arrive our destination, Ait Hmad (1300 m/4265 ft). Hiking time: approximate 4-5 hours. Total distance: 15.7 km/10 miles. Total climbing: + 840 m/ 2756 ft Total descents: - 440 m/1444 ft. Maximum altitude: 1440 m/4724 ft. Dinner: local cook. Lodging: Ait Hmad local inn.

Day 4: Ait Hmad - Imi n Tala. From Ait Hmad, our hiking pass through Imazay, Toug al khir and Anougal valley. Next we walk through villages Imi n Tala and Adouz (1600 m/5249 ft), where we will be staying overnight. Hiking time: approx. 4-5 hours. Total distance: 16.1 km/10 miles. Total climbing: + 410 m/+1345 ft. Total descents: - 260 m/- 853 ft. Maximum altitude: 1560 m/ 5118 ft. Dinner: local cook. Lodging: Adouz local inn.

Day 5: Imi n Tala - Azgour - Tizqui. We start the day by gently climbing with some gorgeous views overlooking Anougal valley. The path follows by the meadows shade in the mountain contour. Leaving a trail bend we will unveil the view of villages build on the top of the rocky ridge, emerging from a green landscape. In very end we will go down to Tizqui, our destination (1300 m/4265 ft). Hiking time: approximate 4-5 hours. Total distance: 11.5 km/7miles. Total climbing: + 570 m/+1870 ft. Total descents: - 550 m/-1804 ft. Maximum altitude: 2010 m/ 6594 ft. Dinner: local cook. Lodging: Azgour local inn.

Day 6: Tizqui - Wadaker. From Tizqui village we descend gently by a narrow valley. Vegetation gradually changes, increasing the number of Alep pines, but we look for a shade under the walnut trees to have our picnic. New Year’s eve celebration in a secret spot! Hiking time: approximate 3 hours. Total distance: 12.1 km/8 miles. Total climbing: + 390 m/+1280 ft. Total descents: - 810 m/ -2657 ft. Maximum altitude: 1530 m/5020 ft. Dinner: local cook. Lodging: Tilila local inn.

Day 7: Marrakech. Van transfer to Marrakech. Free time to visit Marrakech. Dinner: Restaurant in Marrakech. Lodging: hotel in Marrakech.

Day 8: Return trip. Return trip to your country.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 7 accommodations
- Meals for 6 days
- maps and documentation
- GPS tracks
- European Guide
- Local guide
- Cook
- Insurance
- complementary t-shirt and water bottle.
- VAT taxes.

- Local guided: €1090 (available from October to June, starting on Sunday (minimum 4 persons)
- Extra hotel night in Marrakech: €50.

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