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Spend 3 days treking in the High Atlas, 3 days exploring the Southern Atlantic coast and experience the best of Marrakech!

Morocco- 9 Day Tour from Marrakech to Marrakech

9 Day Tour from Marrakech to Marrakech – £525 per person plus NO Local Payment – REGULAR DEPARTURES.

This fantastic 9 day tour starts and finishes in the vibrant city of Marrakech, and includes a 3 day trek from Imlil to Setti Fatma in the beautiful Ourika Valley. We then drive to the southern Atlantic coast and have 2 full days free so you can relax on the magnificent beach and explore the walled town, or you can hire windsurfing, kite surfing or surfboarding equipment and hit the ocean. We then explore the Atlantic coast, visiting the rock arches near Sidi Ifni, Souss-Massa National Park and the fishing village of Mirleft. We then arrive back in Marrakech to sample the best the city has to offer. We stay in 3 star hotels and travel in A/C minibus with local Pillow tour leader and local driver.

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Day One (Saturday) Marrakech

Once you are checked into our central hotel, you have a free day until 7pm where you meet our Pillow tour leader for the pre departure information and to meet your fellow passengers. After the meeting your tour leader will walk you to the famous main square Djemaa el-Fna where you can enjoy the hustle and bustle of Moroccan life and go shopping in the Souq (Market) or you can eat with the locals at the open air food stalls.

 

Day Two (Sunday) 3 Day 2 Night Imlil to Setti Fadma Trek (B) (L) (D)

After breakfast we will depart for the one hour drive to the secluded mountain village of Imlil (elevation 1740 meters). Imlil is the trekking headquarters for the high Atlas, and is a great place to buy any last minute supplies. From Imlil we will trek to the Berber village of Tachdirth. The trek should take around 5 hours and we walk through fields of barley and orchards of walnuts , apple and cherry trees, though pine and juniper woods. We also walk through many Berber villages, including Wanskra and Amagdoul. We stay overnight in a gite d’etape .

 

Day Three (Monday) 3 Day 2 Night Imlil to Setti Fadma Trek (B) (L) (D)

After an early breakfast we start our hike to the terraced village of Timichi (1850m), and walk uphill to Tizin’Tachdirth (3200m), which affords us a stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. We stop for our picnic lunch at the Berber village of Iaabbassen (2030m), and then continue the trek down the valley to the old village of timichi, a charming terraced pisé conglomeration of homes set amongst ancient nut trees, where we will have our dinner and overnight in a Berber family’s home.

 

Day Four (Tuesday) 3 Day 2 Night Imlil to Setti Fadma Trek Drive to Essaouira (B) (L)

After breakfast we set out for a 4 to 5 hours hike eastwards down along the valley full of cornfields and walnuts groves, with many streams flowing down from the upper slopes, passing through the villages of Anfli and Tadrart to arrive at the end of beautiful Ourikavalley proper and the renowned Berber village of Setti Fadma ,with its ancient nut trees and waterfalls. We shall stop for our picnic just outside of the village, before hiking for another half hour to get to the vehicle. Once back at the minibus, we will drive to the stunning Atlantic coast town of Essaouira where we will stay overnight.

 

Day Five (Wednesday) in Essaouira (B)

Free day in Essaouira, for you to explore the narrow lanes, whitewashed houses with blue painted doors, tranquil squares, pleasant cafes and many art galleries at your leisure. The town is pretty compact, so you can walk from the Madina to the beautiful 10km beach in minutes. If you want to be more active, you can hire windsurfing, kite surfing or surfboarding equipment and hit the ocean.

 

Day Six (Thursday) in Essaouira (B)

Another free day in Essaouira for you to relax around town or take advantage of some of the best water sport conditions in Africa. You can also jump in a taxi (not included) and see the small Berber village of Diabat, which became a legend among hippies in the 1960s after a visit by Jimi Hendrix.

 

Day Seven (Friday) Essaouira to Nat Park to Sidi Ifni to Mirleft to Marrakech (B)

Today we head south along the dramatically beautiful coastal road, visiting the Souss-Massa National Park which contains a series of spectacular landscapes from cliffs, dunes and inland forests. We visit the stunning rock arches of Legzira beach, and spend time in the laidback and slightly funky fishing village of Mirleft. We then head back to the hustle and bustle of Marakech where we stay overnight.

 

Day Eight (Saturday) in Marrakech (B)

This morning we take a traditional afternoon horse and carriage half day tour of Marrakesh, including the Menara garden, the Saadian tombs, the Bahia Palace, the Koutoubia Mosque and the Dar Si Said Museum. The half day tour finishes back at Djemaa el-Fna square where we have a group lunch and you have the afternoon free to buy any last minute souvenirs. This evening we have a last night out together before saying goodbye tomorrow.

 

Day Nine (Sunday) in Marrakech (B)

After breakfast tour terminates.

 

what’s included

Transport around Morocco in Air-conditioned mini-bus with local driver.

2 Nights Accommodation in Berber houses while trekking, Six Nights Accommodation in 3 star hotels (based on twin/triple share) in Marrakech & Essaouira.

Services of mountain guide, cook and mules to carry luggage while trekking.

8 Breakfasts (B), 3 Lunches (L) and 2 Dinners (D).

Services of fully trained, English speaking local Pillow Tour leader.

Entrance Fee to all places included on the itinerary.

Airport Transfer is included. (Please advise at the time of booking of you want a free airport transfer).

Airport Transfer is included. (Please advise at the time of booking of you want a free airport transfer).

what’s NOT included

Your flights to and from Marrakech.

Any meals or drinks not listed above.

Your personal travel Insurance.

If you want a taxi to Diabat (Day 6) costs around £14

For the goodbye dinner in Marrakech the group sometimes visits Fantasia Chez Ali (Dinner and show) the cost is around £30 per person.

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The Details

2011 Dates


  • Book today for a £50 per person deposit, full payment due six weeks before departure…


    We need a minimum of two people to book each date before the tour becomes a "Guaranteed Departure"…


    We will offer discounts for groups of 4 or more people …


    In winter the Imlil to Setti Fatma trek may be covered in snow and to dangerous to trek, if this is the case we will substitute the trek for something at a lower altitude …


    • March 2014

      Sat 8 to Sun 16 March 2014 = £525

      Sat 29 to Sun 6 April 2014 = £525


    • April 2014

      Sat 19 to Sun 27 April 2014 = £525


    • May 2014

      Sat 10 to Sun 18 May 2014 = £525

      Sat 31 to Sun 8 June 2014 = £525


    • June 2014

      Sat 21 to Sun 29 June 2014 = £525


    • July 2014

      Sat 12 to Sun 20 July 2014 = £525

      Sat 26 to Sun 3 Aug 2014 = £525


    • August 2014

      Sat 9 to Sun 17 Aug 2014 = £525

      Sat 30 to Sun 7 Aug 2014 = £525


    • September 2014

      Sat 13 to Sun 21 Sept 2014 = £525

      Sat 27 to Sun 5 Oct 2014 = £525


    • October 2014

      Sat 11 to Sun 19 Oct 2014 = £525

      Sat 25 to Sun 2 Nov 2014 = £525


    • November 2014

      Sat 8 to Sun 16 Nov 2014 = £525

      Sat 29 to Sun 7 Dec 2014 = £525


    • December 2014

      Sat 27 to Sun 4 Jan 2015 = £525



    • No Local Payment, £525 per person is the final price


      If you have a question, or would like more information, please email us at contact@pillow.co.uk

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