Hike by day, then enjoy a glass of wine, a fine dinner, and a cozy bed each night! This unique journey features fantastic hiking days in the most beautiful parts of the Middle Atlas and High Atlas mountains and overnights in alpine-style lodges and hotels—no camping! We've selected special routes in both mountain ranges for fascinating cultural encounters and an opportunity to hike in nature reserves where rare forests of cedar, oak, and juniper are protected. Our trails lead through orchards and farms, among goat herders and their flocks, and past mud-brick homes in Berber villages. We'll round out our adventure with urban walks in Fes and Marrakesh, with time to explore their unforgettable markets and monuments.
Arrive: Fes, Morocco
Depart: Marrakesh, Morocco
Pricing below is per person and based on double occupancy. The earlier you book, the more choice you’ll have. WT also has the most generous cancellation and transfer policies in the industry, we make it easy if you change your mind. Have a small group of your own? Take over an existing date or choose your own. You’ll have your own private guide–and the adventure–all to yourselves!
$600 due at time of reservation
90 days prior to departure: Balance
Up to 91 days prior to departure: No Charge!
61-90 days prior to departure: 25% of trip cost
46-60 days prior to departure: 50% of trip cost
45 days or less: 100% of trip cost
Scroll through our signature accommodations for this trip below. Although it is highly unlikely, we may make substitutions when necessary.
Days 1-2 (2 nights)
The delight of this hotel is its view over the city of Fes, which you can enjoy from the terrace bar, listening to the call to prayer echo through the city after a busy day of exploring the medina. The hotel's location makes it a serene retreat from the bustle...
Days 3-4 (2 nights)
This chalet-style resort in the Middle Atlas Mountains is nestled between Fes and Meknes in the small town of Ifrane, sometimes referred to as “Little Switzerland.” Surrounded by oak trees, cedar forests, and lush gardens, the hotel has an indoor and outdoor pool, a fitness room, and a full-service spa...
Days 5-6 (2 nights)
With incredibly friendly hosts and excellent views of Mt. Toubkal, this welcoming riad is a peaceful retreat just a short walk from Imlil village. The rooms are bright and spacious, and there is a small swimming pool and several terraces where you can relax and take in the views...
Days 7-8 (2 nights)
Days 9-10 (2 nights)
This welcoming retreat is just steps from the gates of the medina, with a tranquil garden dotted with palm trees and private terraces. Guest rooms are spacious and elegantly styled, and the friendly staff goes the distance to see that you are well taken care of. Amenities include two restaurants—one set...
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Our hikes take place in altitudes of 5,000 to 7,000 feet. The trails are mostly mule track and well-worn paths from village use, but there are some short, steep sections. When we have a trailside lunch, it will usually be picnic style, with fresh salads, cheese, bread, and other items prepared by our cook, and served in a dining tent with a simple table and chairs.
Each participant should be in good health, since most days on the trip include hiking on paths that are a mix of dirt and rocky terrain; the trails are occasionally steep but not exposed. Being in good physical condition is important for your enjoyment of the trip. The best way to get accustomed to walking and being on your feet throughout the day is by incorporating exercise into your schedule leading up to your departure. We recommend walking, hiking, and engaging in physical activities; stair-climbing machines are excellent preparation for walking uphill.
"This was an absolute wonderful adventure. Mark is a wonderful guide and amazing person. His love of his adopted country is so refreshing and infectious that I loved everyone from Morocco that I encountered on the trip. They are wonderful caring and happy helpful people. The itinerary was perfect and as usual with a WT trip way too much good food!"
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With more than 200 different adventures to choose from, we want to help you find the trip that’s right for you. Our Trip Level system ranks each trip in two ways: a number rating from 1 to 6 according to the activity, and general travel rigors. 1 is the easiest and 6+ the most difficult—see descriptions below for explanations of each number. A plus (+) sign means the trip is a bit more strenuous than other trips of that level. The detailed explanation of each trip—below the bar with the number rating—is perhaps more important, specifying activities, altitudes, hiking, and travel conditions. The Detailed Itinerary, available by download or mail, gives further information. Our Area Managers can also answer questions and guide you to the trip that best suits your interests.
Level 1 – Easiest
Non-camping journeys, optional walks, little elevation gain or loss.
Level 3 – Moderate
Half- to full-day hikes (3-6 hours) over rolling countryside on most days, occasional steep trails. Many of our hotel-based walking tours are in this category, as are our snorkeling adventures.
Level 5 – Strenuous
Full-day hikes (4-8 hours), mountainous, steep terrain (hiking up or down as much as 3,500 feet) on many days. Trips with hiking at average altitudes of 10,000 to 12,000 feet are in this category.