The Atlas Transformative Journey

per person
8.7 Superb

‘Echoes of the Atlas,’ a journey that captures the spirit and diversity of the Atlas Mountains in one unforgettable adventure.

Step off the beaten path and connect deeply with the land and its people while traveling to Morocco. “Echoes of the Atlas” invites you to a transformative 10-day journey, focusing on eco-friendly and immersive activities in the awe-inspiring Atlas Mountains. This is not just a visual journey; it’s an interactive expedition into the heart of Moroccan culture. Engage with local artisans, share meals with Berber families, and partake in sustainable practices that honor the environment.

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  • Dress Code
    For the "Echoes of the Atlas" tour, consider these key dress code guidelines to ensure comfort and respect for local customs: Light and Modest: Choose lightweight, breathable fabrics. Outfits should cover shoulders and knees. Layers: Bring a sweater or jacket for cooler mountain evenings. Comfortable Footwear: Closed-toe shoes or hiking boots are essential. Sun Protection: Pack a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. Scarf/Shawl: Useful for covering up in religious sites and against the elements. Reusable Water Bottle: Stay hydrated sustainably. This attire will keep you comfortable and culturally respectful throughout your adventure!
  • Included
    Accommodations
    Airport Transfers
    English Speaking Driver-Guide
    Entrance Fees
    Personal Guide
  • Not Included
    Breakfast
    Personal Expenses
    Tips
    Travel Insurance
1
Arrive in Marrakesh
  • Upon arriving in Marrakech,your driver-guie will greet you. Check into your hotel and settle in before heading out to explore the historic Djemaa el-Fna square. This lively square is a hub of activity, with street performers, food stalls, and vendors selling a variety of goods.
  • As the night continues, the square gets busier with locals and tourists enjoying the lively atmosphere together. Try Moroccan street food, buy souvenirs, or enjoy the lively atmosphere of this famous square in Morocco.
  • After a full evening of exploration, return to your hotel for a restful night's sleep.
2
Discover Marrakech
  • Today, we'll be visiting the renowned Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech, celebrated for its beautiful architecture and towering minaret. We will visit the Majorelle Garden, a peaceful place with special plants, water features, and blue buildings.
  • In the afternoon, tour the Bahia Palace and Saadian Tombs. The Bahia Palace is a magnificent Moroccan structure adorned with intricate tile designs and captivating gardens. The Saadian Tombs, a historic 16th-century burial ground, are renowned for their elaborate mausoleums and decor.
  • Explore local markets for Moroccan goods after tours, immerse in vibrant atmosphere of Marrakech.
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Journey to Ait Bougumez - Happy Valley
  • Enjoy a morning drive to the picturesque Ait Bougumez Valley nestled in the Atlas Mountains, where you'll savor traditional Berber food and learn basic Berber language skills.
  • Immerse yourself in authentic cultural experiences with a tea ceremony among locals, followed by a peaceful overnight stay in the mountains
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Cultural Immersion in Ait Bougumez
  • In the morning, you have the chance to accompany a local family and observe their farm work. This will provide you with insights into conventional agricultural practices. You can participate in various farming activities in Morocco, such as tending to plants, feeding livestock, and harvesting crops. This will give you a taste of the country's rural lifestyle.
  • In the afternoon, you will learn to cook Moroccan dishes using fresh, local ingredients in a cooking class.
  • At night, you will eat and talk with a local family. This is a unique opportunity to connect with locals and learn about their traditions and habits.
5
Community and Conservation Activities
  • When you visit Tawaya NGO in Rbat, you can learn about conservation efforts in the area. You can join activities like planting trees, monitoring wildlife etc. By participating, you will better understand the environmental challenges and see how local communities are protecting it.
  • After volunteering at the NGO, you will go on a hike in the afternoon to see dinosaur footprints in the valley. These old footprints give a cool look at the area's ancient history. While exploring the valley, you will see beautiful scenery with tall mountains, green forests, and clear streams in the background.
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Return to Marrakech via Azilal
  • After Breakfast, leave to Azilal where you will explore the Dinosaur Museum. This museum displays the region's prehistoric marvels, offering a peek into Morocco's age-old history.
  • Continue to Marrakech, upon arrival, you will check into your riad, a traditional Moroccan riad.
  • At night in Marrakech, you can enjoy the lively nightlife, try tasty Moroccan food, and learn about the city's culture. You can visit the old medina, go to Jemaa el-Fnaa square, or relax in your riad's courtyard.
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Departure from Marrakech (Or Casablanca)
  • After checking out, proceed to the airport for your departure flight. Make sure to arrive at the airport with plenty of time to spare, as security checks and boarding procedures can take some time.
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Tours Reviews
  • Colleen O.
    Gorgeous Morocco!

    Our trip to Morocco was incredible! Our driver, Samir, was exceptional, ensuring our journey was relaxing, safe, and enjoyable. Conversations with him enriched our understanding of Moroccan history, culture, and people, including the fascinating Atlas Mountains. Abdel made planning effortless, arranging excellent guides like Hannan, Mohammed, Hassan, and Josef, who added depth to our experience. Staying in family-owned hotels and riads allowed us to connect with locals and support small businesses. Highly recommend Abdel, Samir, and their team

  • Kristin U.
    Amazing Experience to Morocco

    We had an amazing time in Morocco. We were able to fully customize our itinerary to exact dates and flights, and we were easily accommodated when we arrived late. Tours and accommodations were excellent, and we had enough free time/flexibility to do some additional activities and explore.

    Our driver, Soufiane, was a superstar! He was patient, kind, safe, friendly, and unbelievably helpful. It was our first time in Morocco, and he made us feel welcome and comfortable.

  • Jake N.
    Amazing Experience

    Our trip was amazing. We had the best time and the team at Original Travels made it stress-free. Our driver Samir was the best. He was knowledgeable about everything and a great driver. Every place we visited was beautiful, especially Marrakech and the Atlas Mountains, and Samir made us so comfortable. Highly recommend booking with Original Travels.

  • Lia A.
    Special Moroccan Adventure

    From the initial planning with Abdel the Original Travels team was very prompt and responsive, tailoring our trip through Morocco to meet our needs. Our driver, Karim met us at the airport and drove us through the mountains. He shared his knowledge of the country while expertly navigating the roads and driving for long hours. We especially loved learning about the indigenous people of Morocco, meeting the village people, and driving through the mountainside. Karim was able to share a very authentic side of the country, showing us the road less traveled.

  • Emily D.
    What a Trip!

    Our trip was incredible! We enjoyed every place we went. Our driver Karim was so kind and we loved spending time with him. He taught us helpful phrases in Arabic and Berber and we felt prepared and safe with him. He is knowledgeable and loves sharing his Berber culture. We highly recommend him and would travel with him again.

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