A MOROCCO ADVENTURE
ANTON BILTON & FAMILY
An authentic and adventurous Morocco experience, this trip starts and finishes in the bustling city of Marrakech. After a couple of nights in the city and exploring the labyrinthine souks, you’ll head to the mighty Atlas Mountains to stay in a beautiful property for the second half of the trip. The activities on offer blend adventure with traditional Berber life, and allow for plenty of flexibility.
UK to Marrakech
The most convenient flight is the British Airways from Gatwick to Marrakech, arriving at 18:30. Fast Track Arrival services will be provided for the family, and private transfer to Four Seasons Resort. Overnight Four Seasons, 1x Single Room and 1x Triple Room bed and breakfast basis.
A chance to explore the fascinating sights of Marrakech, a vibrant and bustling city. Alternatively, make use of the fantastic facilities at the Four Seasons. Overnight Four Seasons, 1x Single Room and 1x Triple Room bed and breakfast basis.
Departing from the hotel after breakfast, you begin your adventure with a 2 hour drive along the winding roads through Morocco’s gorges and valleys, to the Berber trailhead village of Imlil. On the way, you’ll stop at Terres D’Amanar adventure park, where there are various zip lines, high ropes course obstacles, and ground activities like archery and craft workshops. On arriving at Imlil, you can hike or ride mules to Kasbah du Toubkal, your base for the next two nights. Taking a great suite, with an adjoining triple room, the views from the Kasbah are spectacular. Overnight Kasbah du Toubkal 1x Apartment Suite and 1x Triple Room, bed and breakfast basis.
A chance to spend a fabulously rewarding day in a Berber village. A local guide will lead you up to a traditional Berber village to meet the family with whom you will spend your day. This is a timeless place, where you will experience life as it is (not staged for tourists) and, indeed, how it has been for centuries in these remote mountain villages. After enjoying a traditional Berber breakfast of olives, bread and olive oil washed down with mint tea, you take the bread dough to the communal clay oven where it is baked over a wood fire. On returning to the kitchen with your bread, young and old will then help to prepare your very own tagine for lunch, with guidance from your host. Whilst this is slowly cooking, you can help in the fields below the village, gathering grass to feed the cows, perhaps, or picking fruit from the orchards for the next meal it all depends what today’s chores are. Life here is very sociable and you may also drop in on a neighbour to catch up on the latest news or take your turn at weaving a colourful Berber rug before tucking into the delicious tagine you prepared earlier. Before bidding adieu, you may be invited to drop in to visit the local children – a privileged opportunity to see how different it is growing up in the High Atlas Mountains. The schedule of this day is never fixed as it is truly a day in the life of a local.
There is also a venue for abseiling in the vicinity, which is a short walk away and can be combined with the Berber family day.
Overnight Kasbah du Toubkal 1x Apartment Suite and 1x Triple Room, bed and breakfast basis.
Today you can hike near the Kasbah, or explore the small village of Imlil. In the afternoon, it’s time to head back to marrakech for an evening flight back to London at 19:35.
- Fast Track Immigration Arrival and Departure services
- Four Seasons, Single Deluxe Room (2nts B&B)
- Four Seasons, Triple Deluxe Room (2nts B&B)
- Terres D'Amanar Activity Day Package
- Kasbah Du Toubkal, Apartment Suite BB (2nts B&B)
- Kasbah Du Toubkal, Triple Superior BB (2nts B&B)
- Berber Family Day
- Private transfers
- Accommodation for 2x staff throughout the trip
- Additional Guide fees and expenses
- Personal equipment
- Meals and drinks not listed above as included
- Personal expenses, souvenirs etc
- Anything not listed as included