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Atlas Panorama

Atlas Panorama

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  • Holiday type
    Guided walking
  • Duration
    7 nights
  • Accommodation
    twin-centre
  • Activity level
  • From £539per person, tour only

    Flight inclusive prices from £749 per person
  • Departures
    selected Sundays from 2 Aug '20 to 20 Dec '20
  • What's Included?
  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners 
  • All accommodation 
  • Free transfers
  • Key Information
  • This holiday is operated by our sister company, Exodus
  • 4 nights riad, 3 nights 4-star hotel with en suite facilities and pool
  • 4 days centre-based walking
  • Group normally 5 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs
  • Altitude maximum 2600m, average 1900m
  • Travel by private minibus
  • Countries visited: Morocco

Morocco

Atlas Panorama

  • Operated by our sister company, Exodus
  • Stay in a traditional Moroccan village
  • Walking amidst beautiful mountain scenery
  • Discover the fascinating culture and traditions of the Berber people
  • Experience the vibrant city of Marrakech
  • Visit our Responsible Tourism project and try a hammam

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 Headwater' 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. 



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Typical holiday itinerary



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Day 1: Start Marrakech.

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

Mogador Opera or similar

Day 2: Explore Marrakech; visit the Djemaa el-Fna Square to explore labyrinth of souks with our expert guide. Free afternoon.

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.

Mogador Opera or similar

Day 3: Drive to Anmiter; walk to Tijhza and explore.

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).

Riad Bouchahoud

Day 4: A moderate 6-hour loop through the Tizi'n'Ourghsan and back down the Ouarikt River to the village.

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

Riad Bouchahoud

Day 5: Hike up and around Mt n'Oughlagal (2600m). Afternoon Hammam.

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

Riad Bouchahoud or similar


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. 

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. 

Riad Bouchahoud

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.

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.Mogador Opera or similar

Day 8: End Marrakech.

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

Where you stay

During your holiday you stay at the following hotels. If you'd like to extend your time at any of these or, if you'd like to enhance your stay with an upgraded room, just let us know at the time of booking.

To find out more call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open from 9am today) or email sales@headwater.com

Riad Bouchahoud and Mogador Opera

In Marrakech will spend 3 nights in a 4-star hotel with en suite rooms and swimming pool. While in Tijhza we spend four nights in the cosy Riad Bouchahoud. This family-run property offers simple, traditional accommodation in spacious rooms, all of which are en suite. On warmer evenings we can enjoy dinner on the large terrace overlooking the farms and villages of the Tijhza valley, while during the winter months the spacious salon gives us plenty of space to relax and socialise.

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

 


Meals

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.

Travel

Our aim is to provide holidays that are unbeatable for choice and flexibility. We've listed our most popular travel options below, however you aren't limited to these - we can tailor-make virtually any holiday to suit.

To find out more about the travel options available call our sales team on 01606 720199, use our live webchat (we're open from 9am today) or email sales@headwater.com

Transportation

For this trip we use a private bus, the size of which will depend on the group size, with a local driver. Roads in Morocco are reasonably good, and driving conditions in towns and on the plains are good. On mountain roads, the pace will be slower. Although the buses normally have air-conditioning and heating, this is not up to European standards.

Joining Instructions

Travelling flight inclusive from London: 8 days

We normally use the scheduled services of British Airways or Royal Air Maroc (depending on availability). As flight timings and schedules change regularly we recommend you call one of our specialist sales staff or your agent to confirm up‐to‐date timings. Please note timings may change at a later date and cannot be confirmed until approximately two weeks before departure. 

Travelling land only: 8 days starting and ending in Marrakech

Your trip normally starts at our accommodation in Marrakech in the of Day 1 of the itinerary. Details of how to reach the start point are provided in the Final Joining Instructions ‐ sent approximately two weeks before departure.

The airport in Marrakech is famously inefficient, and transit through it can be a lengthy process. Upon arrival, you can expect at 2 hours to be spent in getting through immigration, security and baggage reclaim. You should have a pen with you to complete the arrivals form and have the details of your accommodation to hand also for this purpose. Operators are not allowed to wait inside the terminal building for clients, so please find your Exodus representative outside the main doors.

Upon departure from Marrakech, we always suggest allowing 3 hours to navigate the airport as checking in, bag drop, immigration and security can take even longer on exit for Marocco. The airport doesn't accept mobile boarding passes, so we suggest having a printed boarding pass to avoid subjecting yourself to further delays.

Reviews

Here at Headwater we thrive on feedback from our customers. It's the only way we can continue to develop, and where necessary improve, our services and ensure our holidays continue to be the best they can be. As this is a relatively new holiday, we don't yet have any customer reviews available from our customers, but here are the comments that have been received from previous Exodus travellers.

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.

Loved every minute of our Atlas Panorama trip. Good balance between city and village life. Lovely trekking routes. Great hospitality. The trip notes are accurate. Highly recommended.

This was a fantastic trip with great contrasts, from busy Marrakech with souks, palace, mosques to the quiet village up in the High Atlas Mountains. Our guide, Hamid, could not have been better!

This is a very good introduction to Morocco, Marrakech, remote village living and the high Atlas Mountains. You learn that Morocco is a Berber nation in the Arab world. It is also a very good example of Exodus's responsible tourism. Excellent local leader and drivers.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Great way to sample the exotic medina in Marrakech and the rich beauty of the High Atlas mountain.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

A well organised and smooth trip from booking to return back home. Stay in Marrakesh at the beginning and end of the trip was excellent. We were well looked after by our guide Hassan and the visit to the Medina and our free time was well balanced. Hotel Gomassine was clean and the staff very polite and helpful, Breakfast was plentiful and good, Plenty of shops and restaurants within walking distance for topping up with water supplies and food. Comfortable bus (air conditioning may not be working) for the trip to the mountain location but the ride gets bumpy once off the motorway - this is all offset by the amazing and wonderful scenery en-route. Such variable landscape and beauty. Good stopover points for refreshments and break. Walk to the Riad from Anmiter is exciting - new location and scenery. Twisting dirt track road and lovely scenery. Riad is basic accomodation but clean with great staff. Food is excellent! Daily organised walks will leave a memorable experience. Tough ascents but worth it. Carry plentiful water and energy snacks. Our guide Hassan had extensive local knowledge and the pace was reasonable for every level within our group. Walks started at 8 a.m. and mostly back before 4 p.m. Walking poles are very useful due to the nature of the terrain. Trip to the hammam is fun and refreshing. A really enjoyable trip!

This was our (Wife and I) first group trip so wasn't sure what to expect. Booking was easy. We flew out early on the non-group flights to get extra time in Marrakech and were greeted outside the airport by the Hassan who would be our guide for the week and a driver for the transfer to the hotel. After getting checked in Hassan took us to a local restaurant for lunch and our first (of many...) tagines of the week. Hassan gave us some advice about being in Marrakech, some ideas what to go and see and off we went. Next morning with the whole group having arrived we met after breakfast for a briefing by Hassan and then a half days guided tour, and an afternoon to ourselves to wander. The group was a real mix of people, but everyone seemed to get on fine. Next day we drove up to the mountains for our Riad for the next 4 days walking. As they say in the brochure, it's basic......but comfortable. A bit cold in the evenings....and mornings, but great views from the balcony and tasty food. The walking was great, perhaps a bit easier than I expected but stunning scenery. Was a little bit dissapointed on the last day when some people in the group decided they didn't want to do the longer 18 mile walk, so we all ended up doing a shorter 23 mile walk which was still very enjoyable and included the drama of the mule that got untied and ran back down the mountain. A four hour drive back to Marrakech on the Saturday morning, and we decided on a group meal Saturday evening which Hassan arranged. People started departing early Sunday morning, we had a flight back in the evening so we had another day exploring the Medina with it's souks and square. I would sum it up by saying I loved it.....already planning to go back and do the 2 week camping trip with the climb of MT Toubkal. Hassan is a great guide, really informative, funny and looked after us really well. To be honest, once you have spent a day or two in Marrakech, you have seen it all......but the mountains and the scenery (....and weather, apart from the wind) was amazing.

A superb trip. A good balance of time in the city amongst the hustle and bustle of the souks and night markets, to the remote and wonderful mountain villages.

Fantastic trip. Well organised from start to finish. Marrakech was a wonderful experience shared with a fun group. Our guide, Hassan made the walking in the mountains a pleasure with his knowledge and great sense of humour. I would recommend this trip to anyone wanting to experience a totally different landscape. Yalla!

From the moment we landed to the moment we left, Morocco unleashed a cacophony of colour, excitement and fun. The Hotel Gossamine was ideally situated in the modern district but only 15 minutes by bus from the historic main square and souk. We enjoyed street food in the square and European food close to the hotel. The banter when bartering in the souk was hilarious. By contrast the time spent in the Atlas was peaceful and the villages almost biblical in character, the scenery was stunning. We had the best of both worlds, definitely would return to Morocco.

Great trip. From being picked up at the airport to being dropped off Exodus were brilliant. Our guide gave us really good insight into local history and culture of Morocco and the Berber people. Meals were great. Walks were fantastic. Only issue was the travel bag I was supposed to get never eventuated. I would do another Exodus trip again.

A well-organised and well-balanced trip, which highlights the differences between the frenetic city of Marrakech with the tranquility of village life in the mountains. The terrain of the mountains is quite varied and a little challenging, so ensure you are well prepared!

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.

The trip was very enjoyable from start to finish. The Medina in Marrakech is an experience, but with a little good humour and banter is tremendous fun. Heading up into the mountains and seeing real life was fantastic. The local people were happy to try communicating and were welcoming. The hamam was a great 'bonding' experience with our new friends!

A well organised and enjoyable week spent in Morocco, split between Marrakech and walking in the lower part of the High Atlas Mountains. Every where that we visited we encountered friendly and hospitable Moroccan people.

This trip was an assault of the senses from start to finish. Marrakech was all noise and frenetic pace while the mountains were peaceful with tranquil colours.

The Atlas Panorama was a fantastic walking holiday - we went as a family of 5 aged 16 upwards and all enjoyed the experience. It is a good combination between a bit of city life and then remote and simple village life. The Gite is basic but was very clean and the food was delicious - also beautiful views. The picnics provided by the cooks were delicious. We thought it was a good balance of walking on each day and the guide was excellent.

Amazing holiday. Well organised by Hassan. He was an amazing tour leader, and helped people in the group that had diffculties with the longer walks in the mountain and encouraged them to do them, to their amazement they accomplished the 10 hour walk with no problem. Highly recommend this trip.

On the one hand a wonderful sophisticated urban mix of frenetic souk sellers, beautiful palaces, peaceful gardens and mosques, crazy street life; and on the other a rural mountain village idyll with clean air, stunning views, rushing streams, mules and baby goats.

This was a great holiday - I arrived feeling exhausted, left feeling rested, but without the slovenly feeling that lying on a sun lounger gives you. The sun shone every day, the views were incredible, the people were great and I had a super time. Our group was quite mixed in ages, and only 4 out of the 14 knew each other, so if you are thinking of coming on your own, you would be in good company.

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

The stunning and varied scenery, the friendly Berber villagers, the tasty food came up to expectations and the mountain gite turned out better equipped and less basic. The days were sunny, warm (compared to home) and dry which was a lovely way to break up the winter. There was too much time in Marrakech for my liking and too little time walking compared to the trip notes and any other walking holiday I have been on, which was a bit of a disappointment.

This holiday is a good combination of the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and the peace and tranquility of the High Atlas Mountains.

Everything on this holiday was as described in the itinerary, from pick up to drop off. The only surprises surpassed my expectations.

A very good well run holiday. Good mix of city and walking in the mountains

I can recommend this trek. It was my first trek and my first time camping for over 55 years. I found the whole experience a bit of a challenge at times but great fun, and a wonderful experience. The pace was fine. I was rarely out of breath. None of us suffered any altitude problems. The guide was superb in every way, as were his assistant, cook, and muleteers. The group were excellent company and supportive of each other. The food was great.

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.

Fantastic mountain views, great company, plenty of tasty food and a superb guide!

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.

I was impressed by Exodus the moment I started the booking process.  Someone rang me to tell me about the holiday, and travel arrangements were made to suit me at the end of the trip.  The guides were great, particularly Hassan, our mountain guide and group leader.

Very good trip, excellent information beforehand.Trip could include a little more walking, in total 2 days of 5 km and 3 longer days was a bit less than I expected, certainly with one of the days being only half a day.Gite is excellent in catering and not nearly as basic as expected.

This was my second time on this trip, previously went on own in Oct 2011. It was as good as I remembered. Hassan and Mohammed seemed much the same. Weather was a bit cooler, some snow but no rain this time.

This was a trip of a lifetime and one I will cherish forever, a great group, leader and a fantastic holiday. I felt like I was travelling again which took me back to my teens and early twenties, brilliant!

A great get away to shake off the modern world and get back to basics for a few days.

Generally, well organised and more than met expectations with the magic of Marrakesh and the splendour of the mountains, with basic living in the gite and some challenging walks. 

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.

This is a perfect 1 week package for someone who wants a break from their routine, to see some incredible landscapes, feeling small against nature and to see the sun!!

A well named and well described trip.  Lovely combination of time in Marrakesh and time in the mountains. This simple holiday was unlifting and rejuventing.

Very well organised trip. Complete confidence in Hassan our guide who was very knowledgeable and good fun.  Good range in our group who all gelled very well.  Beautiful scenery.

This was an excellent trip! A good mix between the busy city of Marrakesh and the stunning scenery of the Atlas mountains. 

This was a really excellent and well organised trips. It was a very good mix between the busy streets of Marrakech and the 4 days walking in the Atlas Mountains.

A good introduction to Morocco.  Blessed by fantastic weather the trip was a great (short) escape from the doom and gloom of the UK.  Marrakech was busy, vibrant and fun; the slower pace of life in the mountains was a complete contrast.  Not many spending opportunities and no-one seemed to miss the typical UK Christmas excess.  Hot showers at the gite and freshly cooked delicious food.  Even became accustomed to the morning porridge and herb teas.

It was our first Exodus trip and we were very impressed with the organsation of the holiday, particularly when we were in Morocco.  We were interested in the trekking part of the holiday in the Atlas Mountains but found the time at the beginning and end of the holiday in Marrakech to be enjoyable.The highlight for me was really the contrast between the city and country. It felt as though we had been away much longer than one week.

I've given the trip 4 stars because experiencing the Atlas mountains was so magnificent. We were well looked after in the gite and our guide - Hassan - was excellent. However, the Marrakech segment of the trip leaves a lot to be desired and the actual experience in the mountains felt much more commercial than I would have expected from the way it was sold to me on your website. I'm explaining all this below.

Great holiday - not too strenuous so plenty of time to feel like I was getting some 'rest' (albeit whilst walking!). The mountains were peaceful and remote. Just what I needed and no stress of packing everything up every day - a nice change from other holidays I've done.

I thought the Atlas Panorama was an awesome experience.It was very interesting to see how others lived and survived in harmony with their surrondings.

A wonderful trip for someone new to walking holidays with a good blend of walks and seeing some of Marrakesh

I had never travelled alone before however met with a warm welcome from the trip leader and the other travellers.  I was a little apprehensive about staying in the gite as it was a little out of my comfort zone, but found the accommodation was of a higher standard than I had anticipated.  The group soon bonded well and our leader was always on hand to answer any questions or to explain the next day's activities.

Great group and leader, lots of diversity in city and atlas mountains giving fab contrastsRosey and John Leiper (not Howarth)

Epic is one word to describe the vast, dry and harsh terrain of the Atlas Mountains in the full haze of summer's sun. The sense of space and remoteness is awe inspiring and the terrain is intense, unforgiving yet serene and contemplative with unexpected water channels where strips of bright green grass grow alongside. The old part of Marrakech gives a colourful trip for the senses and is a great place to immerse yourself in Moroccan culture.

This is an excellent trip if you want to enjoy Marrakech and varied walking

The Atlas Panorama trip was a great introduction to the variety that Morocco has to offer. Perfect combination of mountain peacefulness and vibrant city life. Good company, with lots of laughs. Food very good and certainly plentiful.

Wonderful varied holiday with the delights of Marrakech vying with the stunning beauty of the High Atlas Mountains. The latter won!

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.

First trip to Morroco and wont be the last! From Marrakesh to the mountains  a very different but spectacular landscape.

Marrakech is a vibrant city, full of culture and full of fun. Life in the mountains was alot more colder than I had expected but overall very enjoyable too

Wanted a trip to escape the winter gloom in Europe (UK) but at the same time did not want to spend too much or venture too far. The trip involved a 3 of days in Marakkech and about 5 days in the mountains. Initially was sceptical about travelling in January given it was winter in Morocco. However the trip was great and the weather perfect! Was sunny and pleasant in the day allowing us to do plenty without getting too hot or bothered

great trip - superb organisation and just the right mix of trekking, sightseeing, relaxing and shopping!

A wonderful trip.  Morocco is a good place to be.  Our guide Abdullah was knowledgeable and informative.  A nice person to meet.  He explained the Berber culture.  The walking tour of Marrakesch was a real bonus, helping us understanmd the development of the city and the history of Morocco.  The main square in Marrakesch is indescribable in 500 words. As a vegetarian I good special treatment, and excellent food. 

lovely walking,lovely company and I feel i am more informed re Morrocan culture

A thoroughly enjoyable, sociable and beautiful trip.

Had some reservations about dormitory sharing as I had not done anything like that for quite a few years. but everything went well and thanks to a really first class guide it was a great success.

Marrakech as advertised. Felt safe and plenty to see and do. Walks in the Atlas mountains just right. The village absolutely charming and the Gite clean simple and well run. Food excellent. People so friendly and welcoming.

This was the first time I had tried a holiday of this type, and I would certainly book similar in the future. The balance of city and rural life, guided tours and independant time are ideal. The gite on this trip was not as basic as our group had envisaged - and the food was a delight. If fact so good we told Hasan he should provide a recipe book.  

Let's make this clear - I'm a bit of a fuss when things aren't right, but I found this trip excellent value for money. I was pushed just a little bit beyond my comfort zone, and for that I'm pleased. All round, I have to say Exodus delivered

The holiday was exactly what I expected - and because it was well organised, went well and I met a great group of people, I had a very good time. There were one or two minor areas that Exodus could improve on, but these did not detract in any way from the overall experience.

I've not travelled with Exodus before but booked after recommendations from friends. This trip lived up to the hype and I found the trip to be well run and very enjoyable. The week I went was a Solo departures week with only one couple. The mixture of people was great and I felt happy to chat to every single one of the 15 people in our group (16 inc me). I've made some good friends and I only wish some of them were closer to me so I could keep in touch. If you've not travelled as a solo traveller before, go for it! - You won't feel awkward or disappointed. 

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.

Very interesting holiday with a good mix of city sites and fabulous walks.

The contrasts were amazing, the hustle and bustle and noise of Marakesh compared to the calm, peace and quiet in Tighza. 

A week of contrasts - the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh with the peace and simplicity of the gite and walks in the mountains. 

The scenery was wonderful, the weather perfect and the company good. A very enjoyable holiday, I came back feeling fit and healthy!

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.

A great mix of sightseeing and walking. Stunning scenery and amazing food!

Dates and prices

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This 7 night guided walking holiday includes:

All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 4 dinners 

All accommodation 

Free transfers


How to book:

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The prices quoted for each individual departure supercede those published in our current brochures. Air prices are subject to change and we advise early booking to obtain the best prices. Please see our Planning your holiday and What's included in the price? pages for additional information.

Key information

This holiday is operated by our sister company, Exodus

4 nights riad, 3 nights 4-star hotel with en suite facilities and pool

4 days centre-based walking

Group normally 5 to 16, plus leader. Min age 16 yrs

Altitude maximum 2600m, average 1900m

Travel by private minibus

Countries visited: Morocco

Transportation

For this trip we use a private bus, the size of which will depend on the group size, with a local driver. Roads in Morocco are reasonably good, and driving conditions in towns and on the plains are good. On mountain roads, the pace will be slower. Although the buses normally have air-conditioning and heating, this is not up to European standards.

Joining instructions

Travelling flight inclusive from London: 8 days

We normally use the scheduled services of British Airways or Royal Air Maroc (depending on availability). As flight timings and schedules change regularly we recommend you call one of our specialist sales staff or your agent to confirm up‐to‐date timings. Please note timings may change at a later date and cannot be confirmed until approximately two weeks before departure. 

Travelling land only: 8 days starting and ending in Marrakech

Your trip normally starts at our accommodation in Marrakech in the of Day 1 of the itinerary. Details of how to reach the start point are provided in the Final Joining Instructions ‐ sent approximately two weeks before departure.

The airport in Marrakech is famously inefficient, and transit through it can be a lengthy process. Upon arrival, you can expect at 2 hours to be spent in getting through immigration, security and baggage reclaim. You should have a pen with you to complete the arrivals form and have the details of your accommodation to hand also for this purpose. Operators are not allowed to wait inside the terminal building for clients, so please find your Exodus representative outside the main doors.

Upon departure from Marrakech, we always suggest allowing 3 hours to navigate the airport as checking in, bag drop, immigration and security can take even longer on exit for Marocco. The airport doesn't accept mobile boarding passes, so we suggest having a printed boarding pass to avoid subjecting yourself to further delays.



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