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Ouirgane

A Berber village situated in a scenic bowl-shaped valley in the High Atlas Mountains a short drive south west of Marrakech, and a popular base for day walks.

Marrakech

Marrakech is the gateway to Morocco for most visitors. One of the four imperial cities, it is a lively city with a true Moroccan soul and culture and a feast for the senses that caters well for visitors.

06 Medinas and Mountains

Stunning Mountains & Exciting City

A simple holiday idea providing an excellent introduction for those who are looking to combine the vibrancy of Marrakech with an experience of the beauty and peace of the stunning High Atlas mountains - relax or take up the option there to walk or trek as you see fit - yet with the benefit of very limited driving time.

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Overview

Our recommendations

Season: all year round.

Length: 7 nights. A 5 nights' itinerary can be created for a short break holiday.

Flights: Marrakech (1 hour transfer from Marrakech to the mountains).

Pricing: See Details tab - from £285 pp for 7 nights based on 2 persons sharing (B&B), excl. flights. Price varies by room, season and exchange rate.

Transport options: Car (self-drive or with driver) outside Marrakech. All travel times are approximate.

Extension options: Essaouira (Atlantic Coast).

Activity options: ** Day or overnight trekking on horse, camel or foot in the High Atlas or Marrakech and day excursions from Marrakech.

Weather: Please have a look at our 'Weather' page with further details and an average temperature guideline in various locations throughout the year.

Details

Our Mountains and Medinas Holiday

We recommend 7 nights for a relaxing holiday spread between 2 destinations, for example:

Prices from £285 per person (7 nights) excluding flights*

Day Nights' Stay Typical itinerary for illustration
1 3 Fly to Marrakech & taxi transfer to the Ouirgane Valley in the High Atlas (1hr).
2   Take an optional day trek into the surrounding High Atlas valleys of Ouirgane or the nearby reservoir** or relax and enjoy the peace and beauty around you.
3   Day at leisure or take optional trek or trip to Imlil village which is in a wonderful setting overlooked by Jbel Toubkal.
4 4 Taxi transfer to Marrakech (1hr), afternoon visit to the souks and evening visit to the main Place Jemma de Fna.
5   Visit the historic sites Saadian Tombs, Badii Palace, Bahia Palace and museums Maison Tiskiwine and Musee de Marrakech, take lunch in the main square (a guide can be arranged).**
6   Visit the Agdal Gardens and Yves St Laurents Majorelle Gardens (via Caleche optional) and shop for Moroccan handicrafts at one of the Centre Artisanal's (a guide can be arranged).**
7   Day at leisure - visit shopping areas of the Ville Nouvelle (Gueliz).
8   Depending on flight times visit the Mellah and the Marrakech tanneries (a guide can be arranged) and taxi transfer to airport.

Pricing: * Based on 2 persons sharing (B&B), excl. flights, staying at Dar Ouassaggou (Imlil) and Riad Darhani, (Marrakech) - budget accommodation; Naturally Morocco can offer a range of alternatives if required. Price varies by room, season and exchange rate.

Location

Ouirgane

A Berber village situated in a scenic bowl-shaped valley in the High Atlas Mountains some 90 minutes south west of Marrakech, Ouirgane buzzes with activity on Thursdays when Berber families flock down from the mountains by donkey for the weekly souk. It has become a very popular base for day walks into the Tassa Ouirgane National Park and longer treks to Jbel Toubkal and Amizmiz areas.

Imlil

A thriving trekking centre in the High Atlas Mountains just 90 minutes south of Marrakech, the village is in a wonderful setting overlooked by Jbel Toubkal which, at 4,167 metres, is the highest peak in North Africa. There is a wide choice of treks for all abilities amongst some of the most stunning mountainous scenery Morocco has to offer.

Marrakech

Marrakech is the gateway to Morocco for most visitors, and understandably so.  One of the four imperial cities, it is a lively city with a true Moroccan soul and culture, a feast for the senses that caters well for visitors.  From the atmospheric souks of the medina, to the villages of the High Atlas Mountains a short drive away, Marrakech offers a vast range of options for the visitor either on a short trip or as part of a longer adventure.

Duration
5-7 Nights