Things to Do in Morocco With Guide – Marrakesh Day Trips With Guide – Atlas and Sahara Tours With Guide:
Ever wanted to check off multiple outdoor adventures all in one region of one country? Well, lush valleys, cool canyons and the highest peak in North Africa make Morocco’s expansive Atlas Mountains the ultimate playground.
The multi-faceted mountains pass through both Algeria and Tunisia before they stretch into Morocco’s Sahara towards the Atlantic coastline. Though much less known than the desert, the roughly 2500 km mountain range lets you sandboard and snowboard only a few hours apart — how’s that for diversity?
While the Sahara is surreal for a day or two, as are the major cities, the Atlas Mountains are a treasure trove for varied gems that kept drawing me back for more.
Just outside Marrakech are the most frequented and grandest of the ranges, home to the mother of all peaks in North Africa, Jbel Toubkal. Before reaching the town of Imlil, the best base for the Toubkal trek, you’ll be charmed by the Ourika Valley. The cherry and almond orchards are stunning when in bloom, as are the wildflowers that have full reign over the picturesque riverside.
Then in comes the bold trek up Mount Toubkal. The trek can be conquered in two days, with the help of a mule to carry your pack so you can focus on pushing yourself up nearly 14, 000 feet to the peak of the mountain. When you reach the top, take in the views of the jagged Atlas Mountains fading off into the Sahara desert. During the trek you’ll get plenty of invites for mint tea (nicknamed Berber whiskey) while passing through the remote Berber villages.
Included in this trip
English speaking guide, and cook
Muleteers and mules for luggages
Full board on trek + mineral water, coffee and tea
Ground transfers by minibuses / taxis: ( hotel – trek – hotel )