• Morocco walking & hiking tour
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New! Morocco Walking & Hiking Tour

 
Biking
 
Walking/Hiking
 
 

Magical Marrakech, the High Atlas and the Sea

  • Immerse yourself in an exotic landscape and gain a unique perspective—from the back of a camel!
  • Discover the dazzling colors, majestic architecture and palm-lined boulevards of vibrant Marrakech
  • Hike to a remote Berber village in the Atlas Mountains to see traditional life and share mint tea with locals
  • Luxuriate at Heure Bleue Palais, with spectacular ocean views, then enjoy a twilight walk on Essaouira's beach

This trip is exotic and exciting—kind of like riding a camel. You'll savor tagines and be mesmerized by Berber music. Hike to a rustic village in the Atlas Mountains. Meander past olive groves to the sea. And yes, ride a camel on the dunes. Perhaps you've traveled with us before. But come to Morocco and your non-camel vacations just won't compare.

Morocco Walking Tour Map

Itinerary

Day 1 A local expert introduces us to the 16th-century hamlet of Tamesloht and its zaouia (holy site) | Stroll through the rose gardens or take a dip in the pool at our mountain hideaway.

Day 2 In the High Atlas Mountains, hike to a village accessible only by foot and experience traditional life | Share mint tea, fresh bread and olive oil with a welcoming Berber family | Trek through the verdant Imlil Valley, surrounded by rugged peaks | Enjoy a lively performance of singing, drumming and dancing before dining on Moroccan specialties.

Day 3 Look for goats climbing argan trees as you hike through sun-kissed olive groves toward the Atlantic | Explore the narrow streets of Essaouira, an artsy whitewashed port town and World Heritage site with delightful cafés and galleries | Kick back at the luxurious Heure Bleue Palais, with spectacular ocean views.

Day 4 Camel ride through scenic sand dunes | Hike through a canyon to a welcoming oasis | Wash away your cares in a traditional hammam | Cinnamon, turmeric and anise dance on your tongue during a lavish Moroccan dinner.

Days 5-6 Explore Marrakech's vibrant medina on a guided walk | Visit an argan oil women's cooperative | Enjoy a final hike into in the picturesque foothills of the Atlas Mountains | Peruse Marrakech's Jemaa el Fna, brimming with snake charmers, herbalists and musicians.

We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception. Read the Straight Talk

Straight Talk
We want to make sure you're on the right trip and that you have the best experience possible. Every Backroads trip is unique and this one is no exception.

Accommodations

While our hotels are some of the finest in Morocco, they tend to be in fairly isolated areas, removed from the conveniences of a cosmopolitan city. Though part of their charm, it also means that when things break, it may take some time to get repaired. Service standards can be a bit different here and you may encounter the occasional person unfamiliar with the concept of "service with a smile."
$4,198
pp dbl. occ.
(+$970 for sgl. occ.)

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6 days, 5 nights
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Open 7 Days a Week
6 am - 6 pm Pacific time

Start / End
Marrakech, Morocco

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All breakfasts, 6 lunches, 5 dinners included


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Premiere & Casual Hotels*

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Domaine de la Roseraie

Domaine de la Roseraie

* Casual Hotel
Ouirgane (2 nights)

Tucked away in the Atlas Mountains, a welcoming retreat with rose gardens, citrus groves and horse stables. (pool, spa)

Heure Bleue Palais

Heure Bleue Palais

Essaouira (2 nights)

A traditional Moroccan riad, "built around a magnificent lantern-lit patio and courtyard garden planted with palm and banana trees," said Andrew Harper. A Relais & Châteaux member. (pool, spa)

Les Deux Tours

Les Deux Tours

Marrakech (1 night)

Set amid gardens, this timelessly elegant hotel is brimming with colorful tiles, fountains, arcades and hidden alcoves. (pool, spa)

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Dates & Prices

The earlier you book, the more choice you'll have and the lower your price. And you can always change your mind—you won't be charged to transfer to a different trip before your final payment is due.

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This Trip Is Rated Levels 1-2

Every Backroads trip is designed to appeal to a wide variety of interests and fitness levels. We know your pace may vary from one day to the next—and your traveling companion's may differ somewhat from yours. So we present a range of mileage options, and each day you decide exactly what and how much you want to do.

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Daily Route Options
Day EASYGOING ACTIVE AVID
Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 Level 5
miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain miles feet gain
1 3* 800 5* 1100
Tamesloht Village and Riad Walking Tour (1.5 Hours)
2 3 1100 5* 1800 9 1800
3 3* 200 6* 600
Essaouira Guided Walk (1 Hour)
4 4* 200 6* 500
Beach Walk or Camel Ride (1.5 Hours)
5 3 300 5* 700
6 3 0
Medina Walking Tour (2 Hours)
 

Note: The terrain on this trip consists of dirt paths that range from level to moderately hilly.

* Includes shuttle.

Learn more about how we determine our activity levels and fully support a range of abilities and interests.

Please note that our distance and elevation figures come from Ride with GPS. Other sources (such as Map My Ride and Garmin devices) may give differing elevation figures due to different GPS and mapping technologies. Readings from a Garmin or a smart phone are influenced by other factors such as air pressure.

Why Travel with Backroads in Morocco

Only the Best Hotels

On this trip featuring Premiere Hotels, you can count on the best lodgings Morocco has to offer. In fact, the hotels we've chosen in this region have higher retail room rates than those offered by any other active travel company—even when their trips cost more.

We Stand Behind Our Trips

Most companies' trips in Morocco are run by local operators. At Backroads we manage our own trips; we would never subcontract your precious vacation to a third party. So as you enjoy the support of your seasoned Trip Leaders, along with our expert local guides and drivers, you have the confidence of knowing we're with you every step of the way.

Experts with Secrets to Share

In choosing the ideal experts to enrich your travel experience, we look for people with a wealth of local knowledge, but also the ability to convey their insights in English. Too often travelers find themselves smiling politely, not quite understanding what they're being told. Our experts share intriguing facts, anecdotes and inside stories that stay with you forever.

Quality You Can Measure

Since 1979, Backroads Founder and President Tom Hale has shown that staying #1 means constantly evaluating our performance using the best possible source of information: our guests. As we systematically analyze your feedback on our trip consultants, leaders, hotels, meals and on-trip activities, we never stop working to make a great company even better.

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Private Trips Options & Pricing

Gather your favorite people to share a Backroads adventure on a ready-to-book Private Trip - featuring all the legendary Backroads hallmarks from expert leaders to unforgettable activities. You can pick from the selection of dates below for your group; some dates are only available for 16 or more guests while other dates are available for 8 or more guests. If your party has fewer than 8 guests, or your preferred date is not available, we'll create a departure just for you. Call or email us to reserve your date.

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Pricing for Private Trips

2018

  • 10 or more guests: from $4,198 pp dbl occ
  • 8 - 9 guests: from $4,698 pp dbl occ
  • 6 - 7 guests: from $5,198 pp dbl occ
  • 4 - 5 guests: from $5,498 pp dbl occ
  • 2 - 3 guests: from $6,398 pp dbl occ

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