Tigzha valley – Experiencing local mountain life

Want to see some more of Morocco than just the big city? Want to get away to discover rural Moroccan life? Join us on a 3 day trip to Tighza-valley in the High Atlas Mountains. You will be overwhelmed by the calm and serene valley and its hospitable inhabitants. A trip to remember!

 

Highlights:

  • 3 day trip that will take you ‘back to basics’ in the rural life of the Amazigh (Berber) in Morocco
  • half day walking (easy – moderate level)
  • Visiting the deserted Telouet Kasbah (an Arabic fort that was previously inhabited by the ‘lord of the Atlas’)
  • Drinking tea with a local family
  • Great views, stunning nature, calmth and peace and loads of fresh air

 

Private groups:

  • Please contact us directly to discuss you wishes and preferred departure dates

Details

  • 3 days
  • Group will be accompanied by a local guide. English or French speaking
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinners are included
  • Stay in a gite (rural Moroccan home)

Marrakech

Start and end point of the trip

Tighza

We will hike in this valley

First day – Marrakech

We will pick you up from your Marrakech hotel or the airport and drive in a mini-van or 4×4 to Tigzha Valley. During the journey, we will make several stops, and we will have lunch near Télouet Kasbah, an abandoned Kasbah that belonged to the Glaoui family, once the rulers of the High Atlas mountains. In the afternoon, we will arrive at our gite where we will enjoy dinner and spend the night

Second day – Walking and drinking tea

Today, we will start with a few hours walk around Tigzha valley, accompanied by a French or English speaking local guide. Enjoy the beautiful nature and tranquility of this area. In the afternoon, we will drink tea with a local family. We will enjoy a homemade dinner in the gite.

Third day – Marrakech

We will return to Marrakech. Along the way we can make several stops to buy some souvenirs or visit one of the Argan cooperations. Local women manage Argan cooperatives where they produce and sell argan oil and products based on argan oil to provide their own income. This is the best place to buy argan products. Once we’re back in Marrakech, we will bring you to your hotel or the airport.

What’s included:

  • Full Escort: Fully escorted by a local mountain guide, French or English speaking
  • All Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner included
  • Transport: Minibus or 4×4 transfers from the Airport / hotel in Marrakech to the Tizgha Valley and back

What is not included:

  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Drinks and items of a personal nature

Bring some good hiking shoes with you and a travelsheet

from € 500,- per person

Practical information

How to get there

Direct flights are available from cities in Europe, the Middle East, West Africa and North America to Marrakech Menara Airport and other airports throughout Morocco. We can arrange the flight for you on request.

Passports and visas

Travelers are responsible for their own valid travel documents.

All people traveling to Morocco need a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after leaving Morocco.

EU and UK citizens, Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians and Americans do not require a visa to visit Morocco for a stay of up to 90 days. All other nationalities should contact the Moroccan embassy or consulate in their country for current visa information.

Money

Morocco’s currency is the dirham (MAD), divided into 100 centimes. Changing money is easy and you will find banks, ATMs and exchange offices in all major cities such as Casablanca, Fes and Marrakech. ATMs and banks are harder to find in rural areas. In Morocco, the most commonly used payment method is cash

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are not required by the Moroccan government. Consult your local doctor and take the itinerary with you to see if any vaccinations are required for you.

Luggage

Most travelers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you are traveling light. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are useful, although we recommend that your bag has carry straps. You also need a daypack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.

Sleeping bags

In the winter months (November to March) there may not be enough heating (sometimes any) or enough blankets to keep everyone warm, we recommend bringing your own sleeping bag if you are traveling during that time.

Clothes

Because the climate in Morocco can vary, especially in the mountains; where the nights can be cold and it will be warm during the day, we recommend wearing several layers of clothing. And for the hikes; Don’t forget to bring your walking shoes!

Morocco is an Islamic country and while Moroccans can be very liberal in the big cities, it is highly appreciated – especially in the countryside – if you cover your shoulders and knees. This applies to both men and women.

Summers can be very hot. Don’t forget to bring a hat or something similar to cover your head. Or buy a scarf in the souks of Marrakech.

Tips

Normal tips are approximately 200 dh per day for the driver. And about 300 dh per day for the guide. Keep in mind that tips are NOT mandatory, but are only given when you are satisfied.

Travel insurance

Travel insurance is mandatory for all our trips. We require that you are insured at least for medical costs, including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment, and loss of baggage and personal belongings.

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