Morocco trip dossier
This is a general description of our two-week trekking holiday in SE Morocco.
The additional Essaouira option adds 4 or 5 days to the 2 weeks - and is very much worth it if you can spare the time!
Quite often, some people arrive earlier or depart later, for private personal Moroccan explorations.
From the UK we used to use British Airways or Royal Air Maroc, but recently both EasyJet and Ryanair have commenced budget flights, making the whole trip more affordable. What used to cost about £300 round trip can now be bought for as little as £120. Sometimes, the seats are booked a long time in advance, so it's best to plan ahead if possible. Whichever method of travel you select, we strongly advise you to take out suitable travel insurance, which includes medical, and personal accident risks (and repatriation costs) and cancellation.
The areas we trek in are remote, fairly rugged and not easily accessible by wheeled vehicle. You should consider your suitability for such trekking: Walking can be over rough ground at times, sustained for five or six hours at a time (with breaks), although we don't hurry.
Although we do summit to a couple of high spots at about 2500 metres, most of the trek is through valleys and gorges - with opportunities for rest and relaxation.
The ground is rocky and good footwear is advisable, though we have completed the trek many times wearing good hiking sandals.
Upon confirmation of your booking, we will advise you of the necessary equipment to bring - probably the most important being a goo down sleeping bag which will keep you warm "just below freezing”, most of the nights are at lower altitudes and there, the temperatures are perfectly reasonable for camping. Most days you will be comfortable in shorts and tee shirt, but desert nights can be rather (a dry) cold.
What is included in the £995 GROUND COST - and additional exp's likely to be incurred:
Collection at Marrakech Airport and transportation to Hotel Ali in central city - all hotel costs, including dinners and breakfast.
The cost of the trip includes our services, the Berber guide (Slimane Baadoud or other) mini bus, mules, muleteers (mule handlers) and luggage transfer from point of arrival until return to Marrakech at end of trek. All meals during the trek are included.
Please note: Drinks or gratuities (tips), flights, purchases of presents or crafts and any exceptional items you might buy are not included in the cost of this trek.
The airfare is currently between £100 and £160 return with EasyJet or Ryanair.
For further information and a copy of our brochure please complete our enquiry form.
All participants of our International holidays will be requested to sign a Liability Release Form upon arrival at the destination.