Morocco - Bougmez Valley Family Adventure
Morocco, Family, 8 days - from £445 (land only) - from €600 (land only) - from $780 (land only)
Day 1: Rendezvous at the group hotel in Marrakech. Complimentary airport transfers are provided for clients arriving on this day. KE Land Only services begin with overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Drive via Azilal to the Bougmez Valley where we check into the comfortable gite at Agouti village. After lunch we have a short (2 hour) walk up to the viewpoint of Sidi Little Chita. Afterwards we return to the gite for a Moroccan dinner. Total ascent/descent = 150 metres.
Day 3: A full day of exploration in Bougmez which is known as 'Happy Valley' for the disposition of the local people. Meandering through walnut groves and passing traditional village houses we can visit rocks containing dinosaur prints and climb up to the fortress-like grain store of Sidi Moussa. We end the walk at the market in Tabant from where we drive back to our gite. 4 - 5 hours walking. +280m.
Day 4: Our muleteers arrive in the morning and as they load our bags and camping equipment we set off on our 2-day adventure, following the Berber shepherd's trails into the mountains. We pass small villages and walk through a narrow canyon before climbing up to the high grazing meadows of Ikkis at 2500m. where we set up our tents and enjoy a camp dinner. 5 hours. +700m.
Day 5: After breakfast we set off on the second leg of our trek. We walk through a gorge and stop for refreshment in the village of Ait Said. We then continue our descent back into the Bougmez Valley passing the village of Tighza before arriving at our gite in Agouti. 4 - 5 hours walk. - 700m.
Day 6: We return to Marrakech via an unforgetable visit to the picturesque cascades at Ouzud. We take lunch in a restaurant at the top of the falls and we arrive back in Marrakech in time to see the evening transformation of the famous Djemaa-el-Fna. We check into the group hotel.
Day 7: A free day to enjoy the sights sounds and smells of Marrakech and also the hotel pool. Overnight at the group hotel.
Day 8: KE Land Only services end after breakfast. Complimentary airport transfers are provided for clients departing on this day.
This holiday involves going to moderately high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 2500 metres. Most people will have no difficulty with this level of altitude but before coming on the holiday, we recommend you read the advice on trekking at altitude.