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Monday
02 December
9:00am - 6:00pm
Tuesday
03 December
9:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday
04 December
9:00am - 6:00pm
Thursday
05 December
9:00am - 6:00pm
Friday
06 December
9:00am - 6:00pm
Saturday
07 December
9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday
08 December
10:00am - 4:00pm
Marrakech & The Atlas Mountains

Walking in Morocco awakens your senses. Just imagine the scent of spices wafting out of villager's houses, the patch of colours from the ochre buildings, fruit orchards, lush green valleys and snow-capped peaks. Join us as we discover this beautiful country, from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech to the peaceful Atlas Mountains.

Grade: Medium

River in the high Altas Mountains near Ouirgane, Morocco. This is the valley which leads to Imlil from where visitors head u…

Why go?

  • Brand new walking holiday
  • 5 guided walks highlighting the beauty of the Atlas Mountains
  • Included excursion to discover bustling Marrakech
  • Lunch included on walking days

Itinerary

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Today we arrive into bustling Marrakech. We will transfer to our hotel, our home for the next 7 nights, where we will enjoy a welcome drink and a short information meeting before having dinner at the hotel.

  • Accommodation 4 * Wazo Hotel
  • MEALS Dinner included

After breakfast, it is time for our first walk. We will transfer to the small village of Imlil, located in the heart of the Atlas Mountains, and enjoy a walk that takes in the many traditional villages. Afterwards we will transfer back to Marrakech and enjoy Christmas Eve dinner.

  • Accommodation 4 * Wazo Hotel
  • MEALS All meals included

Today we will experience a full day city tour of Marrakech. A former imperial city in western Morocco, it's a major economic centre and home to mosques, palaces and gardens. The medina is a densely packed, walled medieval city dating back to the Berber Empire, with maze-like alleys where thriving souks sell traditional textiles, pottery and jewellery. A symbol of the city, and visible for miles, is the Moorish minaret of 12 Century Koutoubia Mosque.

  • Accommodation 4 * Wazo Hotel
  • MEALS Breakfast included

Today our journey begins into the High Atlas Mountains as we embark on our trek through the famous olive groves of Ouirgane, finishing in Marigha. After lunch we will have some time to discover the area before we transfer back to Marrakech and our hotel.

  • Accommodation 4 * Wazo Hotel
  • MEALS Breakfast & Lunch included

This morning we will leave the hotel and drive to Ourika to discover Ourika Valley, Siti Fadma and many other villages of the area. We can enjoy the natural beauty and fresh air over a lunch stop. We will then transfer back to hotel for the evening.

  • Accommodation 4 * Wazo Hotel
  • MEALS Breakfast & Lunch included

After an early breakfast we will transfer to Ouzoud Waterfalls: one of Morocco’s natural wonders. We will enjoy the beauty of the waterfalls and the mountains of Ouzoud. We will have a chance to meet some of the locals and discover the area before we transfer back to Marrakech and our hotel.

  • Accommodation 4 * Wazo Hotel
  • MEALS Breakfast & Lunch included

Today we will drive to Amizmiz before embarking on our final walk. Amizmiz is an ancient town that has been part of recorded history for centuries. It lies at a critical juncture point between Marrakech to the north and the vast number of small, remote Berber villages that are spread throughout the High Atlas mountains. We will transfer back to our hotel before we head out to a local restaurant for our farewell dinner.

  • Accommodation 4 * Wazo Hotel
  • MEALS All meals included

After breakfast we will transfer back to Marrakech airport for our return flight back to the UK.

  • Accommodation 4 * Wazo Hotel
  • MEALS Breakfast included

Wazo Hotel ★★★★

Located in the Marrakech-Tensift-Haouz Region, our hotel is located close to the Majorelle Gardens and a short drive from the hustle of the Medina.

Rooms Include

Rooms facilities include air conditioning, TV, safe, and balcony or terrace with views of either the garden. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. 

Facilities Include

Hotel facilities include bar, 2 restaurants, snack bar, pool bar, outdoor swimming pool, spa & wellness centre (extra charge).

APPROX. FLIGHT TIME

3 hours 30 minutes

TIME DIFFERENCE

GMT + 1 hours

TEMPERATURE

Average Daily Maximum:
21°C - 33°C (depending on location)

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What's included:

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Single room with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • 5 guided walks with lunch
  • Full day guided tour of Marrakech
  • All breakfasts, 3 dinners & and 5 lunches

What's extra

  • Insurance - see here

 

Useful Information

Transfer Time
The transfer time from the airport to the hotel is approximately 30 minutes, depending on weather and traffic.

Walking programme
Daily guided walks are included in the programme. Your walking guide will advise you in resort of the daily programme. The walking programme is graded as Medium and you can expect to walk between 6-10km per day, with some ascents/descents and rough underfoot terrain. Should you wish to take a day off from the walking programme - this will be possible on certain days of the holiday and you are most welcome to. This can be discussed with our guides in resort. We wish you to have the best holiday possible. It is your responsibility to ensure that you are fit and well enough to take part in your chosen activity holiday. If you are unsure as to whether the walks are within your capabilities, please contact the office to discuss this matter, thus making sure you appreciate the terrain that you will be walking. You could be walking across uneven ground in some areas and extreme care must be taken, especially if wet. If used to using a pole/stick, it is advisable to bring it. Please appreciate the route and content of the holiday may change at the time and at the discretion of the guide/organiser, should conditions require. Solo’s Holidays Ltd cannot be held responsible for personal injury, accident or damage to property whilst on these walks other than incidents arising out of the company’s negligence. The guide has the right to refuse to guide a walk with anyone not properly attired.

What to wear
It is of paramount importance that you have the correct footwear. It is essential to wear walking boots that are comfortable and preferably lightweight, with some ankle support and a good grip. If you already have a pair of boots that you are happy walking in (including during hot/wet weather and on hard ground), then bring these along. However, if you are bringing new footwear, do make sure they are well broken in before you arrive. Experience has shown that wearing 2 pairs of woollen socks adds to comfort.

The weather, even in summer, is unpredictable – particularly in mountainous areas. We would therefore recommend you travel with clothing suitable for all conditions, and suggest you use the following checklist as a guideline of what to take:

  • Walking boots with good ankle support
  • Waterproofs – jacket and trousers
  • Walking poles – recommended as they provide good support for the knees, particularly on downhill sections of walks and when conditions are wet/slippery
  • Lightweight trousers and shorts with pockets
  • Shirts or t-shirts for walking in
  • Walking socks – several pairs
  • Lightweight fleece or jumper
  • Hat & gloves
  • Daysack/rucksack for walking
  • Umbrella – it can be used also for protection from the sun as well as rain
  • Lightweight drinking bottle to carry water whilst walking
  • Small first aid kit – plasters, insect repellent, etc.
  • Good, high factor sunscreen, sunhat and sunglasses – the sun’s strength is often multiplied in mountainous areas.

Currency

Moroccan dirham

Gratuities
We suggest a Group Collection to cover transfer drivers, and hotel staff of €20 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate Ϻdd on.

Temperature
Average daily maximum
18°C Dec

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Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From COMMENTS  
23 Dec 2019 30 Dec 2019 7 All Ages £ 1699 Guaranteed Departure FULL
Guaranteed Departure

What's included:

  • Return flights & transfers
  • Single room with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • 5 guided walks with lunch
  • Full day guided tour of Marrakech
  • All breakfasts, 3 dinners & and 5 lunches

What's extra

  • Insurance - see here

 

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