Trekking in Style
~ 5 nights in the mountains and 2 nights in Marrakech
Trekking in Style is a new concept in trekking that allows visitors to stay in luxury accommodation without all of the hardships traditionally associated with trips to this spectacular region. Our Trekking in Style package also provides each couple with their own personal mountain guide who will be on hand for the duration of your stay to help with planning treks. You can walk as little or as much as you like!
Guests will stay in luxury accommodation at Dar Imlil—in the trailhead village of Imlil—and also at the Azzaden Trekking Lodge in the remote Azzaden Valley. All the trekking is fully supported with a mule and muleteer to carry your luggage whenever needed.
The High Atlas Mountains:
The High Atlas Mountains, which often dominate the skyline to the south of Marrakech, have always played an important role for the city not least with regard to commerce. Whilst Marrakech is in itself a fascinating city, a whole new experience awaits those who venture south into the mountains.
With several peaks above 4000 metres, the Central High Atlas is part of a larger chain of mountains that spreads from the Atlantic Coast in the west to the Algerian border in the east. The mountains are home to the indigenous Berber (or Amazigh) people who have inhabited Morocco for at least 5000 years. The Berbers live in small clusters of earthen adobe houses which cling precipitously to mountainsides and are often only accessible by mule or foot. A trek in the High Atlas will offer more than a glimpse into a way of life that has barely changed for centuries and where traditional values and hospitality have been mostly unaffected by the outside world.
Marrakech is a fascinating city that has long been high on the list of places to visit by the discerning traveller. It comprises the ancient medina and the new town of Guéliz, with its neighbouring suburbs, which play host to modern restaurants, fast-food chains and big brand stores.
Marrakech is built around the 12th century Koutoubia Mosque whose beautiful minaret dominates the skyline and can be seen from almost every approach to the city. Any visit to Marrakech must include a visit to the medina and its colourful souks (marketplace) where you can barter for carpets, leather goods, jewellery, lanterns and spices. Another must-see is the frenetic Djemaa el-Fna, the busiest and most famous square in Africa, where snake charmers, storytellers, acrobats, medicine men and musicians compete for your attention.
There are several places to visit including the late Yves Saint Laurent's Majorelle Gardens, the Menara Gardens, the Saadian Tombs, the medieval Medersa Ben Youssef (Koranic university) and the Musée de Marrakech.
Accommodation in Marrakech is on a bed and breakfast basis giving you the opportunity to dine at some of the superb restaurants available.
Price per person based on two sharing: 1199.00 euros (price info)
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Private transfer to Imlil from Marrakech Menara Airport with your personal mountain guide, and an opportunity to discuss the type of walks and treks you like. Depending on your arrival time, there will be the option of an introductory walk to the area. Dinner and luxury accommodation at Dar Imlil.
A day to relax and enjoy free time in the Imlil area, or a chance to explore the Imlil Valley with your personal mountain guide. Depending upon your choice, lunch at Dar Imlil or as a picnic. Dinner and luxury accommodation at Dar Imlil.
Supported trek with guide, mule and muleteer to our remote trekking lodge in the Azzaden Valley. Picnic lunch en route with dinner and luxury accommodation at Azzaden Trekking Lodge.
A day to explore the stunning Azzaden Valley with your personal mountain guide. There are several treks of varying lengths to choose from. Picnic lunch en route or served at the Lodge. Dinner and luxury accommodation at Azzaden Trekking Lodge.
After breakfast, depart Azzaden Trekking Lodge and trek back to Imlil via a route of your choice with your personal mountain guide. Picnic lunch en route. Dinner and luxury accommodation at Dar Imlil.
After breakfast, depart Imlil and return by private transfer to Marrakech where you will check in at your 4-star hotel or luxury riad. Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis giving you the opportunity to dine at many of the superb restaurants that Marrakech offers.
After breakfast, the day is free for you to explore the fascinating and vibrant city of Marrakech. Luxury accommodation at your hotel or riad.
After breakfast, depart your hotel or riad by private transfer to Marrakech Menara Airport for your departure home.