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Ultimate Toubkal Weekend

Morocco
8 reviews
Available Departures: May, Jun, Aug, Sep

4 days from

US$685

without flights
Walk & Trek
Guided Group
MODERATE MODERATE

A spectacular weekend trekking to Toubkal (4167m) the highest peak in Morocco and explore Marrakech

Trip Code: TWE
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 1 - 3 LEISURELY
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Suitable for most people in good health, holidays at this grade include only limited amounts of activity.

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4 - 6 MODERATE
4 - 6 MODERATE

Suitable for reasonably fit individuals, such as weekend walkers and cyclists. There can be the occasional more difficult day.

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7 - 9 CHALLENGING
7 - 9 CHALLENGING

Physically challenging holidays, where you need to be prepared before you go.

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10 - 12 TOUGH
10 - 12 TOUGH

Our toughest holidays, involving many long days, often in isolated areas. A high level of fitness and previous wilderness and mountain experience is essential.

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Ultimate Toubkal Weekend

Highlights
  • Trek to the top of Mount Toubkal the highest peak in North Africa
  • Stay in the heart of Marrakech's ancient medina next to Jemaa el Fnaa  
  • A four day adventure through the heartland of the Berber's 
  • Follow dramatic trails through Morocco's stunning High Atlas Mountains 
  • Spend two nights in a traditional Moroccan riad

At a Glance
  • Group Size 4 to 12
  • 2 days trekking
  • Max altitude - 4167 metres
  • Riad accommodation in Marrakech
  • AIRPORT TRANSFERS INCLUDED
  • Join In Marrakech

Accommodation & Meals
  • 3 Breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 2 Dinners
  • 2 nights Riad
  • 1 nights Mountain Hut / Refuge
Overview

Looking for an adventurous weekend filled with four days of incredible mountains, fascinating culture, a colourful city and excellent trekking? Lying south of magical Marrakech you’ll find the magnificent High Atlas Mountains which is home to Mount Toubkal (4167m) and the wonderful Berber people, ensuring the perfect destination for a Moroccan trekking holiday. Towering over 4000m, the Moroccan High Atlas offers a beautiful landscape dominated by the impressive peak of Toubkal. We begin in the colourful heart of Marrakech before a short drive takes us to the start of our mountain adventure. Here we pick up trails in the homeland of the Berbers and trek through towering valleys to the Neltner Refuge. From here we snake our way up to the top of Toubkal, which at 4167m is the highest point in North Africa. Standing on the summit we’re rewarded with magnificent views over the High Atlas and all the way to the wonderful Sahara Desert. This Moroccan holiday is a fantastic choice for adventurous walkers who are looking to spend four days experiencing the magic of Morocco’s mountains and colourful Marrakech.



A GENUINE SMALL GROUP ADVENTURE - The Secret of Our Success on Toubkal and in Morocco

We are proud to say that this holiday in Morocco is limited to a maximum group size of 12, ensuring we leave only our footprints on the trails and enjoy a genuine small group adventure. We've been taking our clients walking, trekking and mountaineering for almost thirty years so we know the ingredients of a good guide and a successful group adventure.  On our Toubkal treks, the mountain is neither particularly high nor technically demanding, but the experience and knowledge of our Moroccan leaders, teamed with a smaller group size, can make a big difference to your chances of success on summit day. Those who are new to High Atlas trekking will take particular comfort in the presence of our experienced Moroccan guides, who we believe are the best in the business.

 

Which Toubkal holiday is right for you?  Check out our Toubkal guide here

Is this holiday for you?

The maximum altitude on this trekking holiday is not high and we spend only one night above 3200m meaning acclimatisation is not usually a problem. Climbing Toubkal from the refuge and hiking out in a single day is challenging, however we don’t feel it is necessary to split it into two shorter days. We follow a good trail up to the refuge and a rocky mountain trail on Toubkal itself, including z …

The maximum altitude on this trekking holiday is not high and we spend only one night above 3200m meaning acclimatisation is not usually a problem. Climbing Toubkal from the refuge and hiking out in a single day is challenging, however we don’t feel it is necessary to split it into two shorter days. We follow a good trail up to the refuge and a rocky mountain trail on Toubkal itself, including zig-zag trails on sections of scree. This weekend is designed for fit and active mountain walkers who are looking for a challenging long weekend of walking.

Why KE?

How about leaving home Friday for a Moroccan adventure and heading back Monday? Well it couldn't be easier with KE as we know four days is the right amount of time needed to stand on the summit of Toubkal and explore Marrakech. Alongside our expert leaders you’ll reach Toubkal feeling On Top of the Moroccan World.

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Itinerary

Your holiday starts at the hotel in Marrakech. On arrival in Marrakech you will be met by a KE representative who will assist with the short transfer to the group hotel. Depending on your arrival time and after checking in you may wish to do a little exploring. Marrakech is a colourful city and most people head for the central square of the Djemaa-el-Fna which is a 15min walk from the hotel. The souks are fantastic for exploring and there are a number of cafes overlooking the main square which are great for people watching. In the evening the leader will brief us on the exciting adventure ahead. If you prefer to arrive a day or two early, please contact the KE office as we can offer you extra nights at the group hotel or a traditional riad.

*Food for thought: Moroccan meals begin with at least seven fresh or cooked salads and bread. The salads include green peppers, tomatoes, carrot or courgette purée, and a dish of local olives alongside zaalouk. This is a wonderful smoky aubergine dip, seasoned with garlic, paprika, cumin and a little chilli powder - delicious when scooped up with fresh bread. The famed square of Djemaa El Fna is home to an abundance of food carts which fill the air with delicious smells. These are illuminated from dusk and are popular with local families and tourists alike. Eating here is a real experience as you'll find everything from snails to stewed mutton.

Accommodation

Riad

After breakfast we leave Marrakech and drive south out of the city. Almost immediately and directly ahead we'll see the high peaks of the Atlas Mountains and on reaching Asni, we leave the main road and climb into the foothills of the mountains. Our transfer follows the picturesque Mizan Valley as far as the small settlement of Imlil where we meet our trekking crew. The pretty village of Imlil was used in the Hollywood movie Kundun and the old kasbah above the village was turned into a Tibetan temple whilst local villagers played Tibetans in the movie. From Imlil we follow a trail which follows the river and gradually climbs to the holy shrine of Sidi Chamharouch (2310m), which is surrounded by rocky peaks. Here a huge white boulder marks the spot where legend has it, a holy man lies.

From here it's a steady climb through spectacular scenery all the way to the refuge (3207m). As the main base for everyone heading to the top of Toubkal, it's a great place to share stories and meet other trekking groups. After settling in, there will be time to watch the sunset before sitting down for dinner and a briefing from the leader.

Accommodation

Mountain Hut / Refuge

Meals

B L D

Ascent

1400 M

Descent

90 M

Time

6 - 7 hrs trekking

Distance

12 KM

Today is the day we summit Mount Toubkal (4167m), the highest peak in Morocco and the whole of North Africa. After an early breakfast we leave the refuge and set off on a trail which zig-zags up. As we snake our way up towards high peaks, we pass dramatic boulders and head between two magnificent peaks. As we continue ascending the views become more impressive. Finally we reach a ridge-line which drops off to the east and we'll be able to see the summit. Next we arrive at 4167m, and as we stand on the top of the highest peak in North Africa we are rewarded with superb views in exchange for the effort. There will be time to enjoy the breath-taking panorama and take plenty of summit photos at the all-important summit tripod. Surrounding us are the stunning peaks of the High Atlas Mountains and the Anti-Atlas. In the distance spans the volcanic region of the Jebel Sirwa, and the magnificent Sahara Desert. After taking in the views and enjoying the summit, we descend back down to the refuge and start our walk out to Imlil. On reaching the village we'll pick up our transport to Marrakech. After checking in at the group hotel we'll head out for our final dinner in a local restaurant to round off an adventurous weekend.

Accommodation

Riad

Meals

B L D

Ascent

1300 M

Descent

2600 M

Time

10 - 11 hrs trekking

Distance

21 KM

Your holiday ends after breakfast. Depending on your flight time you may wish to enjoy a final stroll around Marrakech before your transfer to the airport. The city has a number of highlights including Jardin Majorelle which was owned by fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent from the 1960s to his death in 2008. Ville Nouvelle is a cobalt-blue exterior which is surrounded by a delightful garden full of rare desert flora plus fuchsia bougainvillea and deep green palms. The result is an explosion of colour nestled in the city. The Bahia Palace is a wonderful palace set in gardens and well worth a visit. Built in the late 19th century, this beautiful building was reputed to be the greatest palace of its time. With a name meaning brilliance, the palace was built by craftsmen from Fez.

If you wish to extend your time in Marrakech then please don't hesitate to contact the KE office. We can assist you in booking extra nights in the group hotel or in a recommended riad. Maybe you'd like to know more about organising a Moroccan extension to the coastal gem of Essaouira or the magnificent Sahara Desert.

Meals

B
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Essential Information

We've compiled some of our Frequently Asked Questions to help you learn more about this amazing trip.

  • A professional and qualified tour leader
  • Marrakech Airport transfers (on first and last day of itinerary)
  • All land transport involved in the itinerary
  • All accommodation as described
  • Meals as per the Meal Plan
  • A full service on trek including food and all equipment (excluding personal equipment)

  • Travel insurance
  • Visa fees (if required)
  • Tips for local staff
  • Miscellaneous expenses - drinks and souvenirs etc.


TRAVEL TO YOUR DESTINATION

If flying from the UK there are low cost airlines available to the start and from the end of your holiday.

To benefit from full financial protection, ease your holiday planning, and avoid dealing with airlines, we can book scheduled flights from the UK as part of a flight inclusive package. Scheduled flights are usually more expensive that low cost alternatives, however potentially less stressful if your flight is cancelled or delayed. If you book flights through KE Adventure Travel we will offset the carbon of your flight.

The group will meet at the hotel in Marrakech.

Airport transfers are provided for all clients to the group hotel.

Hotel contact details and an emergency number will be provided with your booking confirmation.

Included in the holiday price are 3 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners. Dinner on arrival in Marrakech is not included.

It is not recommended to drink untreated water from the taps. You should take purification tablets or a filter bottle (such as a Water-To-Go bottle) to treat your water. We do not encourage the purchasing of single use plastic bottles.

All food whilst on trek is purchased locally and cooked for us by our excellent trek cooks. KE groups are always surprised at what the cook team conjure up!

Breakfasts are continental style, with tea and coffee, muesli, bread, jam, honey and soft cheese. A morning snack is also provided and this usually consists of a type of Moroccan 'trail mix' with dried figs and dates, peanuts, sugar coated peanuts and other nuts.

Lunch usually starts with the Berber speciality of mint tea, followed by a buffet of rice, pasta or couscous, with a freshly prepared salad - onion, tomatoes, green peppers, grated carrot, green-beans, with tinned sweetcorn or peas added. Hard and soft cheeses, tinned fish, olives, biscuits and bread are also on the lunchtime menu.

Dinner starts off with soup and bread. The main course is usually rice, pasta, couscous, spaghetti or chips, with a vegetable stew (or tagine) consisting of some of the following - onion, potato, carrot, green pepper, zucchini, turnip, parsnip, green beans, and peas. There will be some meat (usually chicken, lamb or beef), however meat is not prominent in the menu. All dishes come with traditional sauces which are rarely (spicy) hot. To round off dinner, there is the usual range of hot drinks.

During this holiday the group spends two nights at a traditional raid in Marrakech. Our centrally located riad is small and delightful in its simplicity and cosiness. We have one night in the Mouflons Refuge or the Neltner CAF Refuge. Both the refuges have simple bathrooms and mixed dormitories.

If you are travelling by yourself, you will be paired up with another single client of the same sex. Single rooms are available for a supplementary cost. There is no single room option for the one night at the refuge. If you are planning on extending your holiday additional nights at the group accommodation are available on request.

The group will be led by a professional and qualified tour leader. The group will also have the support of a full trek crew on the walk to the Neltner Refuge including a cook, baggage animals (mules) and their handlers.

This holiday involves going to high altitude. During the course of your trip you will reach altitudes in excess of 3500 metres. This is not something that you should worry about; the human body is quite capable of adapting to a very wide range of altitudes, but it is important that we follow some simple rules in order to acclimatise successfully. Before coming on this holiday you should read the advice on trekking at high altitude. You can also talk to one of our trekking experts if you have any concerns about altitude.

Approximately £60 per person (or equivalent in US dollars or Euros) should be allowed for tips, soft drinks, snacks and miscellaneous expenses. Alcoholic drinks, souvenirs, any extra lunches and optional activities are additional so you may wish to budget for these.

You cannot usually purchase Moroccan Dirhams outside the country. You can withdraw money in local currency from ATM’s on arrival at the airport in arrivals or in Marrakech. You can choose to take your money in pounds sterling, dollars or euros, and you will be able to exchange it at the airport. Credit cards are useful and it is a good idea to carry one in case of emergency.

Tips are the accepted way of saying ‘thank you’ to your local guides and porters. They do not form part of their wages and any tips they receive are seen as a personal thank you from group members. For our part, we advise local teams that tips are not a duty or a prerequisite but are a bonus and entirely dependent on the service that was given.

This is your ‘thank-you’ to the crew and the final amount should be decided by the group. We estimate that approximately £30 per group member should provide an appropriate level of tips. However, for the leader, we leave the tipping amount totally at your own discretion.

Please keep your passport in your day pack - occasionally there are check points when this will be needed.

For this holiday you should take one piece of luggage, which should be a soft duffle bag, and a daypack.  Your main baggage whilst trekking will be carried by pack animals and the packed weight of it should be no more than 15kg. It is possible to leave clothes or other items not required on trek at the hotel in Marrakech. You may wish to take a foldaway bag for this purpose.

For international flights please check your baggage allowance with your airline.

For each holiday there is a minimum number of participants required to enable it to go ahead. Once the minimum number is reached, the trip status will change from 'Available' to 'Guaranteed to run'. You can check the trip status for each departure in ‘Dates and Prices’ table. Other than in exceptional circumstances, we will not cancel a trip once it has achieved this guaranteed to run status and so you are free to proceed with your international flight booking and other travel arrangements.

The information that we provide is for UK passport holders. A passport with 6 months remaining validity at the end of your stay is generally required, and you should have at least 2 blank pages for each country that you visit.

It is your responsibility to ensure that you have the correct travel documents and visas for your holiday. Please ensure that you check for the latest advice before travel. For the most up to date information on entry requirements, please visit the UK Government website.

Visa Morocco

UK and USA passport holders do not require a visa for short stays.

If you have a severe allergy please inform the KE office before you travel. We will do all we can to help, but we cannot guarantee an allergy free environment on KE trips. You will need to carry your own treatment for the allergy with you, as 'adrenaline auto-injectors' are not carried as standard by KE leaders and staff. You should inform your leader on arrival of your allergy, and let them know where you keep your adrenaline pen.

VACCINATIONS

You should contact your doctor or travel clinic to check whether you require any specific vaccinations or other preventive measures. You should be up to date with routine courses and boosters as recommended in the UK e.g. diphtheria-tetanus-polio and measles-mumps-rubella, along with hepatitis A and typhoid. A good online resource is Travel Health Pro.

The unit of currency in Morocco is the Moroccan Dirham.

Getting some additional exercise before coming on an active holiday makes a lot of sense. The fitter you are, after all, the more enjoyable you will find the experience. You should be aerobically fit and comfortable with walking a 6 -7 hour day and then consecutively 10-11 hours on summit day. Hill walking, with a good amount of ascent and descent, is the best training. Running, cycling and swimming are also good for developing cardiovascular fitness and stamina.

During the main summer months temperatures in Marrakech can be very high, however in the mountains you can expect daytime temperatures above 2500m to be around 20 to 25ºC. At night, the temperature, even at the Neltner Refuge, is unlikely to fall below freezing. The weather is usually good at the time of our departures. However it's good to remember that mountainous weather is difficult to predict. Occasional rain or even short-lived storms are not uncommon, so best to be prepared for all.

As a reputable tour operator, KE supports the British Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office's ‘Travel Aware campaign to enable British citizens to prepare for their journeys overseas. The 'Travel Aware' website provides a single, authoritative source of advice for all kinds of travellers and we recommend that prior to travel, all KE clients visit the official UK Government website at travelaware.campaign.gov.uk and read the FCDO Travel Advice for their chosen destination. North Americans can also check out the U.S. Department of State website: www.travel.state.gov for essential travel advice and tips.

KE treat the safety and security of all clients as the most important aspect of any trip we organise. We would not run any trip that we did not consider reasonably safe.  Should the FCDO advise against travel for any reason, we will contact everyone booked to travel to discuss the situation.  We receive regular updates direct from the FCDO and are in constant touch with our contacts on the ground.  If you have any questions about government travel advice, please call our office.

KE do not encourage the use of single use plastic items. We are ensuring that our agents all over the world are working together to reduce the problem and educate those around them. We are leading by example in our KE office by reducing our plastic use.

Toubkal & Marrakech. Orientazion. 1: 50,000

Detailed, water-resistant trekking map of Toubkal and surroundings. Topographic detail includes contours at 20m intervals, hill-shading, woodland and scrub areas, springs, creeks, rivers and dry riverbeds. Road detail includes tracks and footpaths. On the reverse is a clear plan of Marrakech at approximately 1:8,700.

It is an essential condition of joining a holiday with KE Adventure Travel that you have a valid travel insurance policy to cover the cost of medical treatment and to protect the value of your holiday in the event of cancellation.  When taking out insurance please ensure the policy you choose covers you for the activities and altitude included in your itinerary.

For appropriate insurance cover we recommend Campbell Irvine Direct.  Please go to our Travel Insurance page for further information and to get a quote.

Please note that a paper copy of your travel insurance is required if you are travelling to Huaraz and the Huayhuash region.

The following checklist should help you with your packing. As a general rule, you should always try to keep the weight of your equipment to a minimum.

You should bring the following items:

  • Hiking boots
  • Trainers  or sandals for the refuge
  • Socks & underwear
  • Trekking trousers / shorts shorts (please respect local culture and don’t wear in villages and town)
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers
  • Thermal baselayers
  • T-shirts / tops / shirts
  • Fleece jacket or warm jumper
  • Lightweight waterproof jacket
  • Sunhat / Warm hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves
  • Daypack 30 litres
  • Headtorch and spare batteries
  • Sun protection (including lip sun screen)
  • Water bottles 1 Litre (x2) - hydration system is useful e.g. camelbak or platypus (we encourage re-filling water bottles rather than single use plastic)
  • Water purification tablets
  • Sleeping bag (comfort rated -5°C)*
  • Small padlock (to lock your kit bag)
  • Antibacterial handwash
  • Washbag and toiletries
  • Toilet roll
  • Small trek towel
  • Basic First Aid Kit including: Antiseptic cream, throat lozenges, diarrhoea treatment (Imodium), painkillers, plasters and blister treatment, insect repellent, and re-hydration salts (Dioralite).

The following items are optional:

  • Sleeping bag liner
  • Trekking poles (recommended)
  • Camera
  • Travel clothes (can be left in Marrakech in a foldaway bag)
  • Pen-knife (note: always pack sharp objects in hold baggage)
  • Repair kit – (eg. needle, thread, duct tape)
  • Reusable cloth bag for shopping (to avoid plastic bags)

Equipment hire:

*Available for hire/rental through KE Adventure Travel

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Extensions

Extension Details

Into the Sahara Desert

4 Days
For a real taste of the Sahara this adventure is hard to beat!  After journeying across the Atlas Mountains we arrive in the oasis town of Agdz for a night in a traditional Moroccan house.  Next we head to our comfortable fixed Berber camp at Erg Chegaga and take in a spectacular desert sunset before settling down under star-filled Saharan skies!  In the morning we'll watch sunrise over the dunes before exploring this magical landscapes by 4WD.  After a night in Ouarzazate, we make our way back to Marrakech via the magnificent UNESCO Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.  (Please note this extension includes a local driver but not a KE leader.  This gives you more freedom to explore at leisure pre/post KE group trip).
Extension Code: SAHA
Sharing Price from
US$1,005
Single Traveller Price from
US$1,790
Single Room Supplement from
US$150
Deposit Per Person from
US$200

Extension Itinerary

After breakfast we cross the magnificent High Atlas via a spectacular pass "Tizi N Tichka" before continuing onto Ouarzazate - The Door of the Desert. This stunning area was a popular location for films which included Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator and Game of Thrones. After passing through the Palm Kasbah at the foot of Djebel Kissane we arrive in the oasis town of Agdz for our first night.

Meals

B D

Today we leave the tarmac behind and journey towards the desert in a private 4WD vehicle. We head towards Tammegroute, the ancient centre of learning and religion to view ancient manuscripts. Arriving into the desert we make our way across to the Dunes of Chegaga for a spectacular sunset before returning back to our charming fixed desert camp complete with hot showers and star filled skies!

Meals

B D

A must-do Saharan highlight is an early morning start to watch a memorable desert sunrise! After breakfast we make our way across the beautiful sand-filled plateaus of Oued Namm and Oued Laatache as we slowly start to leave the desert. Along the way we'll pass the magnificent Dune of Ezarh before joining a track to Ouarzazate. Tonight we experience a night in a traditional riad.

Meals

B D

After breakfast we head to the wonderfully preserved UNESCO Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a fabulous example of Southern Moroccan architecture. Next is the Kasbah of Telouet located on an ancient caravan route and once the stronghold of the Lords of the High Atlas and Pasha of Marrakech. Kasbah Telouet is beautiful and the perfect finale on our adventure before we make our way back to Marrakech.

Meals

B
Whats Included
  • 1 night in Rose du Sable - a traditional guesthouse with a small swimming pool in the oasis town of Agdz
  • 1 night in a desert Berber Camp Chez Naji with twin/double and triple tents with proper beds and linen and shared facilities
  • 1 night Le Petite Raid a small maison/riad with swimming pool in Ouarzazate (all accommodation is subject to change and availability)
  • All breakfasts and all dinners
  • Transfers to and from Marrakech
  • 4WD with local driver
What's Not Included
  • Tips
  • personal expenses
  • lunches
  • beverages
  • Any additional hotel nights or transfers in Marrakech
  • Monuments & entrances fees
Extension Details

Essaouira Riad and Atlantic Coast

4 Days

Friendly Essaouira provides a beautiful base for this colouful Atlantic Coast extension which offers a  fantastic start or end to our holidays in Morocco.  Described as the prettiest town in the country, the UNESCO port and medina are a riot of colour and activity.  To ensure a relaxing time in Essaouira we take care of private return transfers and riad accommodation for 3 nights at the comfortable Riad Maison du Sud, situated within the ramparts of the medina and just a few minutes walk from the sea. Redecorated in Moorish style, it has a snug sitting room and sunny roof terrace with views of the Mellah and the Atlantic Ocean.  Essaouira has plenty of things to so and do so we leave your days free for you to enjoy at leisure.  This extension starts and ends in Marrakech.

Extension Code: ESSR
Sharing Price from
US$520
Single Traveller Price from
US$925
Single Room Supplement from
US$115
Deposit Per Person from
US$200

Extension Itinerary

This morning you'll be picked up from your hotel for the picturesque 2.5hrs drive to Essaouira. On arrival, you'll check into the comfortable Riad Maison du Sud in the heart of the Medina. This pretty riad has two central courtyards, both charming examples of Moorish design and, are the perfect place to relax before setting off to explore.

A great place to explore is the Skala du Port, down by the harbour, offering the classic walled medina view. Complete with swirling seagulls and local fishing boats, this area is the best place to see local boat builders and the famous fish auction outside the port gates. Essaouira's UNESCO medina is a haven of winding streets, colourful shops, whitewashed houses and decorated doors.

Meals

B

The Sidi Mohammed Ben Abdallah Museum has been lovingly restored and is housed in an old riad. It has a small but interesting collection of jewellery, costumes, amazing musical instruments and carpets of the region. From Essaouira beach, the "Purple Isles" of antiquity, two uninhabited islands are a sanctuary for Eleonora's falcons, which with a pair of binoculars, can be seen soaring above.

Meals

B

After breakfast, you'll be picked up for your return drive back to Marrakech. If you are flying out that day, you'll be transported to the airport, ensuring a relaxed end to your time in Morocco. Alternatively, you may wish to fly direct from Essaouira to start your onward journey and your airport transfer would be included.

Meals

B
Whats Included
  • B&B riad accommodation (3 nights)
  • Transfers to and from Essaouira
  • Departure transfer to Marrakech Airport
What's Not Included
  • Lunches & dinners - Essaouira has an excellent range of restaurants to suit all budgets
  • Expenses of a personal nature such as drinks & souvenirs etc

Reviews

4.9 out of 5 from 8 reviews

Amazing Experience ! ★★★★★

I will start by saying a massive thank you for KE Adventure for a fantastically organised and well run trip. This was our first time doing a holiday of this kind and it by far exceeded our expectations, in terms of all the different things we saw and experienced , how well the trip was run ( Everything ran like clockwork), the walk itself was challenging but doable the views were spectacular and the photos don’t do it justice it was stunning. Morocco is so culturally rich and the people are so welcoming. We can’t wait for our next trip and will definitely use KE again off the back of this experience.
By Adam from Keighley | 19 June 2023

A jam packed weekend of fun ★★★★★

I was looking for a bite sized trip that packed a punch and this one certainly hit the spot. My guide greeted me at the airport and the transfer to the riad went smoothly. As I arrived in late afternoon there was plenty of time to seek out a place to eat. We departed for Imlil the following morning promptly and soaked up some local culture on the way at a market. From Imlil the trek climbs gradually with good intensity in parts until you arrive at the Toubkal refuge. Decent beds and great food o n offer too, to ready us for our early start the following day. Day 2 of the hike is simply epic in every sense. A challenging hike to the summit and back before lunch back at the refuge followed by a hike back down the valley to Imlil, an absolute beast of a day that will never be forgotten. We rounded the trip off with a dinner with our guide and said our farewell's. If you want to bag a 4000m summit in short time, then you must book this trip as it really is superb. I can't wait to see what else KE can offer me for my next trip. Thanks to everyone. Ben
By Benjamin from Reigate | 13 June 2023

Toubkal ★★★★★

Very professional, felt safe throughout. Great local guide. Driss is a great guy! Good sense of humour. Very knowledgeable and interactive.

By Helen from Huddersfield | 01 June 2023

Great mini adventure ★★★★★

Superb mini long weekend away. The trip was organised well, guide was knowledgeable and the High Atlas are a really unique place to visit!

By Jonathan from Whitley Bay | 31 May 2023

An amazing challenging experience ★★★★★

An amazing trip and a real challenge. Well organised and we were well looked after. I'd definitely use KE again.

By Steven from Colchester | 02 June 2022

Traveller Reviews
4.9 out of 5 from 11 reviews

Amazing Experience !
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I will start by saying a massive thank you for KE Adventure for a fantastically organised and well run trip. This was our first time doing a holiday of this kind and it by far exceeded our expectations, in terms of all the different things we saw and experienced , how well the trip was run ( Everything ran like clockwork), the walk itself was challenging but doable the views were spectacular and the photos don’t do it justice it was stunning. Morocco is so culturally rich and the people are so welcoming. We can’t wait for our next trip and will definitely use KE again off the back of this experience.
By Adam from Keighley | 19 June 2023

A jam packed weekend of fun
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
I was looking for a bite sized trip that packed a punch and this one certainly hit the spot. My guide greeted me at the airport and the transfer to the riad went smoothly. As I arrived in late afternoon there was plenty of time to seek out a place to eat. We departed for Imlil the following morning promptly and soaked up some local culture on the way at a market. From Imlil the trek climbs gradually with good intensity in parts until you arrive at the Toubkal refuge. Decent beds and great food o n offer too, to ready us for our early start the following day. Day 2 of the hike is simply epic in every sense. A challenging hike to the summit and back before lunch back at the refuge followed by a hike back down the valley to Imlil, an absolute beast of a day that will never be forgotten. We rounded the trip off with a dinner with our guide and said our farewell's. If you want to bag a 4000m summit in short time, then you must book this trip as it really is superb. I can't wait to see what else KE can offer me for my next trip. Thanks to everyone. Ben
By Benjamin from Reigate | 13 June 2023

Toubkal
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Very professional, felt safe throughout. Great local guide. Driss is a great guy! Good sense of humour. Very knowledgeable and interactive.

By Helen from Huddersfield | 01 June 2023

Great mini adventure
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Superb mini long weekend away. The trip was organised well, guide was knowledgeable and the High Atlas are a really unique place to visit!

By Jonathan from Whitley Bay | 31 May 2023

An amazing challenging experience
★ ★ ★ ★ ★

An amazing trip and a real challenge. Well organised and we were well looked after. I'd definitely use KE again.

By Steven from Colchester | 02 June 2022

Marrakesh in One Day: 14 Jun 2029

By Jean from Sundbyberg | 08 October 2019

Perfect 2-day hike
★ ★ ★ ★
I had a very nice hike with KE Adventure Travel in Morocco. The Jbel Toubkal hike is a short and easy hike to 4000m+, with accomodation in Marrakesh. I had an extra day fitted-in before the hike and managed to see most of the Medina and classic sights of the Marrakesh. I had everything arranged online and with no problems, and on location everything went according to itinerary. The hotel Islane is located in the very centre of Marrakesh, and in walking distance to many sights in the city. This w as a good short trek with one night in good dorm.
By Jean from Sundbyberg | 01 August 2019

Jbel Toubkal 4167M with KE Adventure

By Jean from Sunbyberg | 01 August 2019

Toubkal Weekender

By Jessica from Edgeware | 16 June 2019

Epic adventure
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
The trek up Mount Toubkal has been something we (Dipali and Jessica) have wanted to do for years. After much research we decided to book our adventure with KE and it was the best first step we had taken. From start to finish KE have been excellent in answering any queries we had as beginners, this filled us with more confidence in them to guide us. Once we arrived in Marrakech we were met by our guide Rachid. As a guide he explained the next couple of days to us in full detail and also introduce d us to the rest of our group. The first night you have a welcome dinner and get to know the rest of your team which is a great ice breaker. We were extremely fortunate to have a wonderful like minded group who were all excited like us for the next 2 days ahead. The group hotel surprised me as I was expecting a very basic stay, however it was clean, comfortable, staff were friendly and the location was bang in the centre of the city, plenty of time to sight see (flight time dependant). The next day we promptly set off to Imlil to start the most exciting adventure we have ever done. We all successfully summited which we couldn't of done without the knowledge and guidance of Rachid. Rachid has been a major factor in the success of our group completing their goal. I in fact had a bad knee on the day to Imlil which restricted my speed and movement, with all the pain I still managed to summit and held Rachid's hand all the way safely down. As a guide he is phenomenal and whilst our safety is his priority I still feel he went beyond his duties to look after us all. We highly recommend the trek with KE which is suitable for all levels, especially as their guides are amazing. Thank you for an incredible weekend full of memories and friendships. Jessica & Dipali
By Jessica from Edgware | 08 June 2019

Amazing simply amazing
★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Excellent trip, guide very helpful and knowledgeable. Accommodation at refuge basic but fine for a nights stay. Food at refuge of good quality. Islane hotel clean good food and helpful staff. Bring Dirhams to spend on trek, large bottles of water vary in price but usually no more than 20 Dirhams, you will need plenty of water. Plenty of places along the route to refuge to buy water as well as juice, chocolate and have some lunch. Overall do this trip, a great challenge, a chance to meet new peop le, experience a different culture and way of life. A great weekend
By Richard from Clydebank | 04 June 2019

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  • Ultimate Toubkal Weekend
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  • Departure Reference: TWE /04/24/
  • This trip begins on Fri 23 Aug and ends on Mon 26 Aug
  • This departure is available and departs within 32 days. Secure your place today with full payment
  • Single Supplement Price: US$125 - Includes the 2 nights in Marrakech. Single rooms are not available for the 1 night at the refuge.
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  • Ultimate Toubkal Weekend
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  • Departure Reference: TWE /05/24/
  • This trip begins on Fri 6 Sep and ends on Mon 9 Sep
  • This departure is available and departs within 46 days. Secure your place today with full payment
  • Single Supplement Price: US$125 - Includes the 2 nights in Marrakech. Single rooms are not available for the 1 night at the refuge.
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  • Ultimate Toubkal Weekend
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  • Departure Reference: TWE /06/24/
  • This trip begins on Fri 13 Sep and ends on Mon 16 Sep
  • This departure is available and departs within 53 days. Secure your place today with full payment
  • Single Supplement Price: US$125 - Includes the 2 nights in Marrakech. Single rooms are not available for the 1 night at the refuge.
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  • Ultimate Toubkal Weekend
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  • Departure Reference: TWE /01/25/
  • This trip begins on Fri 23 May and ends on Mon 26 May
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of US$275
  • Single Supplement Price: US$150 - Includes the 2 nights in Marrakech. Single rooms are not available for the 1 night at the refuge.
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  • Ultimate Toubkal Weekend
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  • Departure Reference: TWE /02/25/
  • This trip begins on Fri 6 Jun and ends on Mon 9 Jun
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of US$275
  • Single Supplement Price: US$150 - Includes the 2 nights in Marrakech. Single rooms are not available for the 1 night at the refuge.
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  • Ultimate Toubkal Weekend
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  • Departure Reference: TWE /03/25/
  • This trip begins on Fri 1 Aug and ends on Mon 4 Aug
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of US$275
  • Single Supplement Price: US$150 - Includes the 2 nights in Marrakech. Single rooms are not available for the 1 night at the refuge.
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  • Ultimate Toubkal Weekend
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  • Departure Reference: TWE /04/25/
  • This trip begins on Fri 22 Aug and ends on Mon 25 Aug
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of US$275
  • Single Supplement Price: US$150 - Includes the 2 nights in Marrakech. Single rooms are not available for the 1 night at the refuge.
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  • Ultimate Toubkal Weekend
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  • Departure Reference: TWE /05/25/
  • This trip begins on Fri 5 Sep and ends on Mon 8 Sep
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of US$275
  • Single Supplement Price: US$150 - Includes the 2 nights in Marrakech. Single rooms are not available for the 1 night at the refuge.
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  • Ultimate Toubkal Weekend
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  • Departure Reference: TWE /06/25/
  • This trip begins on Fri 12 Sep and ends on Mon 15 Sep
  • This departure is available to book. Secure your place today with a deposit of US$275
  • Single Supplement Price: US$150 - Includes the 2 nights in Marrakech. Single rooms are not available for the 1 night at the refuge.
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We sell this holiday on a Land Only basis allowing you the flexibility to choose the travel method which best suits you. The holiday starts at the hotel in Marrakech and transfers are provided from Marrakech Airport.

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