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!
- 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
- Contact us to book this trip
- 4 – 20 persons per group
- 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)
€ 290,- per person
$ 350,- USD per person
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.
Bring some good hiking shoes with you and a travelsheet
- 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
- Drinks and items of a personal nature
How to get there
Direct flights are available from cities across Europe, the Middle East, West Africa and North America to Marrakech Menara Airport and other airports throughout Morocco. Upon request we can arrange the flight for you.
Passport and visas
Travellers are responsible for their own valid travelling documents.
All people travelling to Morocco need to have a passport that is valid until at least 6 months after leaving Morocco.
EU and British citizens, Australians, New Zealanders, Canadians and Americans do not require a visa to visit Morocco for stays up to 90 days. All other nationalities should check with the Moroccan Embassy or Consulate in their country for up-to-date visa information.
The currency of Morocco is the dirham (MAD), divided into 100 centimes. Changing money is easy and you will find banks and exchange bureaux in Casablanca, Fes and Marrakech, however, please note Australian dollars are not always accepted.
Vaccinations are not obliged by the Moroccan government. Check you local physician and bring along the travel route to check if vaccinations are required for you.
Most travellers carry their luggage in a backpack, although an overnight bag with a shoulder strap would suffice if you travel lightly. Smaller bags or backpacks with wheels are convenient although we recommend your bag has carry straps. You’ll also need a day pack/bag to carry water and a camera etc for day trips.
In the winter months (from November to March) there may not be enough heating (sometimes none) or sufficient blankets to keep everyone warm, so we recommend bringing your own sleeping bag.
Because the climate in Morocco can vary, especially in the mountains, where the nights can be cold and it will be warm during daytime, we recommend wearing different layers of clothes. And for the hiking trips, don’t forget to bring your hiking shoes!
Morocco is an Islamic country, and although Moroccans in the big cities can be very liberal, it is highly appreciated -especially in the rural areas -if you cover your shoulders and your knees. This is applicable for both men and women.
The summers can be very hot. Don’t forget to bring a hat or something to cover your head. Or buy a scarf in the souks of Marrakech.
Normal tipping fees are about 200 dh per day for the driver, and about 300 dh per day for the guide. Note that tips are NOT obligatory, but only given when wanted.
Travel insurance is compulsory for all our trips. We require that, at a minimum, you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.
Do you want to know more about the availability, flights or do you have other questions?
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