High Atlas & Mount Toubkal - Privately Guided

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With the support of an English-speaking guide, private to your party, you'll begin in the Ochre City of Marrakech. Known for its blend of tradition and modernity, Marrakech promises incomparable sensations as you stroll through the colourful Jemaa El-Fna square and into the maze of fragrant souks. The small Berber village of Imlil is where your walking begin...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star

Highlights

    • Summit the highest mountain in North Africa, Mount Toubkal at 4,167m
    • Explore the untouched landscapes of Berber villages amongst the High Atlas
    • Heighten your senses in the maze of souks and vibrant medina within Marrakech
    • Your own private English speaking guide throughout the trip
    • Add a 2 night extension, relaxing in the coastal village of Essaouira

What's this trip about?

    With the support of an English-speaking guide, private to your party, you'll begin in the Ochre City of Marrakech. Known for its blend of tradition and modernity, Marrakech promises incomparable sensations as you stroll through the colourful Jemaa El-Fna square and into the maze of fragrant souks. The small Berber village of Imlil is where your walking begins. Journey through the enchanting landscapes of the High Atlas, admiring spectacular scenery as you climb ever higher towards your summit goal. Winding mule tracks and striking mountain scenery accompany you all the way to 4,167m where you'll be rewarded with unmatched panorama across the tranquil valleys and lower summits of the High Atlas range. The achievement of standing on the summit of Mount Toubkal is unforgettable! Your descent brings you back to Imlil and onwards to the fascinating sights of Marrakech where you'll have some spare time to continue your exploration. What better way to celebrate such a rewarding and incredible adventure than to spend two nights relaxing in the coastal village of Essaouira. Where the ancient medina meets the Atlantic Ocean, Essaouira is a leisurely escape. If you're still feeling active, we have optional activities on offer including surfing, cooking classes, yoga, and a guided tour of the village. We have selected high-quality hotels in both Marrakech and Essaouira* (*applicable to our extension only). Within the Atlas Mountains, you will stay in good quality, traditional riads and refuges, always with a private room. Your luggage will be transported for you, leaving you free to discover all that this remarkable country has to offer.This truly is an unforgettable adventure that combines breath-taking landscapes, vibrant culture, and the chance to immerse yourself in a rich tapestry of history; and of course, summit the highest peak in North Africa!

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - max of 4 people
Age range16 years and up
Flights and transportN/A
Start CityMarrakech
End CityMarrakech

Travel Themes

  • Hiking & Walking

Destinations

  • Africa
  • Morocco

Attractions

  • Essaouira
  • Marrakech

Activities

  • Hiking

Trip includes

    • 7 nights hotel-to-hotel accommodation in a mix of hotels, traditional riads and refuges
    • All breakfasts, four lunches & five dinners
    • Management by your local Headwater-appointed agent
    • Services of an experienced walking guide
    • Luggage transfers between hotels
    • Car transfers as per itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1 Arrive Marrakech

Arrive at your first hotel in Marrakech and take some time to explore this fascinating city at your leisure. In the evening, you will receive a welcome meeting from your private guide at the hotel. Overnight Hotel Dellarosa, Marrakech.

Day 2 Marrakech City Guided Tour

After breakfast explore the vibrant and historic city of Marrakech on our expert guided tour. Start your journey in the heart of the city at the famous Djemaa el-Fna square, where you'll experience the sights and sounds of daily life in Morocco. From there, wander thr...

Day 3 Col Tizi n'Tamatert

Take your time admiring the stunning scenery as you make your way up to the Col of Tizi n'Tamatert, sitting at an altitude of 2,300m. You will visit the picturesque Berber village of Tamatert where you'll enjoy a picnic lunch. At the high point, you'll be rewarded wit...

Day 4 Arroumd & Toubkal Base Camp

After breakfast, you'll head to Arroumd, another beautiful village, around an hour's walk away. You'll then follow winding mule tracks along this stunning walk through the breath-taking mountain scenery of Ait Mizan valley. You may visit the Marabout of Sidi Chamharouch before continuing to Toubkal Base Camp at 3,207m high. Overnight Les Muflons Refuge, Toubkal Base Camp.

Day 5 Toubkal Summit!

Your day begins at 4am for our Toubkal ascent, walking over rocky paths, you'll notice less vegetation at this altitude. There are long sections of scree, where the climb becomes challenging due to the loose rock. Once you pass the 4,000m point, you'll be amazed at th...

Day 6 Descend to Imlil

Take one final look over the valley after breakfast and admire the lofty summits you've scaled over the past couple of days as you head back to Imlil.

Day 7 Return to Marrakech

You'll be transferred back to Marrakech where you'll have some free time to take in the city sights. Exploring the vibrant Djemaa el Fna square and the souk are a must! Overnight Hotel Dellarosa, Marrakech.

Day 8 Optional extension to Essaouira or depart for home

If you're opting for our extension to Essaouira, leave Marrakech and head to this quaint fishing village where the ancient medina meets the vast Atlantic Ocean (transfer approx. 3hrs). The sandy walkways complement the bright blue sky and the white-painted buildings, ...

Day 9 Optional extension to Essaouira

Your time in Essaouira is completely at your leisure to relax and explore this peaceful village. We can recommend and pre-book some optional activities should you wish; these include a guided tour of Essaouira, horse riding, quad biking, surfing, cooking classes, and yoga. Overnight Dar L'oussia, Essaouira.

Day 10 - 9 Depart for home

Enjoy a peaceful morning in Essaouira before transferring back to Marrakech airport for your flight home (transfer approx. 3hrs).

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Last Updated: 2/23/2024
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It is all about adventure. That is what Exodus was founded upon and what the company is still all about. Discovering countries, cultures, environments, cities, mountain ranges, deserts, coasts and jungles; exploring this amazing planet we all live on.

At Exodus, we know what makes you tick when it comes to holidays. It’s a desire shared by so many others. A yearning to visit new places and come home with a real sense of what they’re all about. This means delving into local traditions, cultures, cuisine, lifestyles – anything that contributes to its unique identity. At the same time, we always remember that we are only guests. So we travel courteously and respectfully, in smaller groups to minimise our impact, to ensure that every Exodus holiday is a beneficial experience for everyone involved.

This is a philosophy we take with us around the world, helping you reach some incredible destinations on 500 itineraries across over 90 separate countries. We also strive to provide as much flexibility and choice as we possibly can, making it simple for you to experience a very different holiday.

Exodus started life on 4 February 1974 when two friends got together to provide an overland truck to travel to the Minaret of Jam, deep in the heart of the Hindu Kush, the most inaccessible of the world’s great monuments.

All our office staff have a passion for travel and adventure, and between us we’ve notched up experience that spans 171 different countries. That’s not all. In their former lives, our team members have been professional archaeologists, wildlife guides, overland drivers, mountain leaders, diving and ski specialists and mountain bike gurus – so no-one is better placed to create tours that appeal to a wide range of specialist interests.

Their care in putting all the details in place really shines through too. Extensive planning, research, fact-finding and training are a sign of our commitment to providing a holiday where your enjoyment, value for money and safety come first. It’s a telling reason why we remain one of the leading worldwide adventure tour companies. It is no exaggeration to say that our tour leaders can make a world of difference to the enjoyment of your holiday – so we choose them carefully. The result is that, in 2013, 93% of our clients stated that their leader exceeded their expectations. Where possible, we train and employ local leaders because they can provide invaluable insights that enrich the trip. What’s more, this investment in local staff really helps us benefit both them and their community.

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    • Travel insurance
    • Single room (available on request - compulsory supplement)
    • Solo travellers (available on request - compulsory supplement)
    • Visas or vaccinations
Cancellation policy

The cancellation policies of this trip when booked through Travelstride are determined by the stated policies of the tour operator - Exodus Travels.

If you or any other member of your party decides to cancel a confirmed booking you must notify Travelstride in writing. Your notice of cancellation will only take effect when it is received in writing by Travelstride and will be effective from the date on which we receive it.

If You Cancel Your Holiday
You, or any member of your party, may cancel your travel arrangements at any time. Written notification from the lead name or your travel agent must be received at our offices. 

Since we incur costs in canceling your travel arrangements, you will have to pay cancellation charges as follows (see also the exceptions below): 

  • More than 42 days - No cancellation fee. Deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original booking. Any remaining balance will be refundedThis excludes all non-refundable costs as set out in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 41 and 21 days (inclusive) - No cancellation fee. Balance and deposit can be transferred to a new booking departing within 2 years of date of travel of original bookingThis excludes all non-refundable costs as further explained in clause 4 above (for example international and domestic flights and local services).
  • Between 20 and 15 days (inclusive) - 80% of the holiday cost
  • 14 days or less; or failure to join the holiday (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

Certain trips may involve different cancellation charges; you will be advised if this is applicable to your holiday during the booking process.For Polar holidays, the following cancellation charges will be made for all Polar holidays. Period before departure in which you notify us: 

Cancelation charge

  • More than 133 days - Deposit only
  • 133 days or less (or failure to join the holiday) (inclusive) - 100% of the holiday cost

Notes (i) Your deposit is non-refundable, even if the cancellation charge calculated is lower than the deposit amount paid; (ii) If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges; (iii) certain travel arrangements may be subject to higher cancellation charges and could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements from the moment the booking is confirmed.

If You Change Your Booking

If, after our Booking Confirmation has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, for example your chosen departure date or accommodation, we will do our utmost to make these changes but it may not always be possible. Any request for changes to be made must be in writing from the lead name or your travel agent. You will be asked to pay an administration charge of $60, and any further cost we incur in making this alteration (including those charged by third party suppliers who provide the component parts of your booking).  You should be aware that these costs could increase the closer to the departure date that changes are made and you should contact us as soon as possible. Note: Certain travel arrangements may not be changeable after a reservation has been made and any alteration request could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements.

You can transfer your booking to another person, who satisfies all the conditions that apply to this booking, by giving us notice in writing at least 7 days before departure provided that the new lead passenger accepts the transfer and these Terms and Conditions. Both you and the new traveler are responsible for paying all costs we incur in making the transfer. Please bear in mind that certain airlines and other transport providers treat changes as a cancellation and charge accordingly, up to 100% of the cost for that part of the arrangement. Where applicable these charges will be passed on to you.

If We Cancel Your Booking

Exodus reserves the right to cancel an itinerary before departure for any reason whatsoever, including too few participants ,logistical problems, a Force Majeure Event (as defined in Section 8), or any other circumstances that may make operation of the trip inadvisable. All trip payments received will be promptly refunded, and this refund will be the limit of Exodus’s liability without any further obligation on Exodus’s part. Exodus is not responsible for any expenses incurred by trip members in preparing for the trip, including non-refundable or penalty-carrying airline tickets, special clothing, visa or passport fees, or other trip-related expenses.

If We Change Your Booking

  1. Changes to the price. We can change your holiday price after you’ve booked, only in certain circumstances. Changes in the price of the carriage of passengers resulting from changes to the cost of fuel or other power sources, the level of taxes or fees imposed by third parties including tourist taxes, landing taxes or embarkation or disembarkation fees at ports and airports, or exchange rates mean that the price of your travel arrangements may change after you have booked.

  2. Changes other than the price. It is a term of your booking that we are able to make changes to any aspect of your booking. If the change is insignificant, we will ensure that you are notified about it. Examples of insignificant changes include alteration of your accommodation to another of the same or higher standard. If we are forced by circumstances beyond our control to alter significantly any of the main characteristics of the travel services that make up your package you will have the rights set out below.

    2.1 - We will contact you and you will have the choice of accepting the change or having a refund of all monies paid. You can also accept an alternative holiday, where we offer one (we will refund any price difference if the alternative is of a lower value). We will tell you the procedure for making your choice. Please read any notification of changes carefully and respond promptly as if you do not respond to us within the timescale given your booking may be canceled.

    2.2 - If you choose to accept a refund then that is the only liability we have and we will not be liable for any further sums, compensation or otherwise and you are advised to adequately insure yourselves against cancellation for any reason

Please note that insurance premiums and amendments charges are not refundable in any circumstances. 

Once you have put down a deposit for a tour, you are unable to cancel and re-book within a promotional period and we reserve the right to amend the pricing on any new booking you make within that time. If you cancel a tour and book the same tour under a promotional code, we reserve the right to decline the booking.

Important Note: Certain arrangements may not be amended after they have been confirmed and any alteration or cancellation could incur a cancellation charge of up to 100% of that part of the arrangements in addition to the charge above.

If the reason for your cancellation is covered under the terms of your insurance policy, you may be able to reclaim these charges.

Where possible, we will deduct the cancellation charge(s) from any monies you have already paid to us.

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