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Morocco Walking & Trekking

Morocco Walking & Trekking

How can somewhere so close to home be so different? From the moment you awake to the sound of the call to prayer, the history, art, culture, landscapes and way of life in the Kingdom of Morocco beguiles you.

At 4167m/13,672ft high, Jebel Toubkal is the main, but by no means the only objective on many trekking holidays in Morocco. Whilst some may be content just to try to bag North Africa’s highest peak in two or three days, our itineraries offer carefully designed routes, avoiding the crowds whenever possible and giving the best acclimatisation – to ensure you can get the maximum enjoyment out of this fantastic trekking experience. For those looking for more off-the-beaten-track trekking, the Jebel Sahro range, lying between the High Atlas mountains and the Sahara, has wonderful scenery and good trails, making it an excellent area for winter walking.

Of course, no trip to Morocco would be complete without a visit to the exotic walled city of Marrakesh where mediaeval-style alleyways and squares of the old medina immediately transport you to a different age. Wood carvers, metal workers and Berber merchants still ply their trade in the street, amidst the wonderful chaos of the various souks.

But beyond the city, there are some wonderfully alluring sights and sounds to experience from the Tzi n’Tichka pass across the Atlas Mountains where agriculture dominates and everything is sown, grown and harvested by hand; the impressive Ksar of Ait Benhaddou set amongst palm trees and oases on the edge of the desert, and the Saadian city of Taroudant. The atmospheric port of Essaouira with its white-washed rather than red-earth walls, fresh sea air as opposed to the sultry desert heat, couldn’t be more different to other Moroccan towns and is a wonderful place to relax. Discover Essaouira and more of Morocco’s rugged coast on our Morocco Coastal Trek & Essaouira holiday. Or, lose yourself in the tranquillity of the desert on our Sahara Camel trek.

Ultimately Morocco is a wonderful destination whether you are looking to undertake a challenging ascent of Mount Toubkal combined with trekking through Berber villages or enjoy a warm Winter Walk in the Jebel Sahro.

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