3 Days 2 Nights
Duration
All ages
Age
Valid until 31st December 2023
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The journey begins

Style: Hosted
Theme: Adventure

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Marrakech > Imlil > Toubkal Summit > Imlil > Marrakech

Take with you memories that will last a lifetime by experiencing this 3 day trek to the top of Toubkal Mountain and return.

On this 3 day hike, you will get the chance to explore the beauty of the Berbers mountaineer life of the High Atlas Mountains. Reaching the roof of North Africa at the Toubkal summit which is the highest peak in North Africa at 4176m.

The views from the summit are stunning in all directions. But its not just the summit that makes this journey worthwhile but the beautiful landscapes you will discover along the way. Hosted by a mountain guide you will come to understand the traditional ways of life, history and local culture of the local communities.

An amazing addition to any Moroccan holiday.

 

Inclusions:

  • English-speaking mountain guide
  • Modern A/C mini van for transfer from Marrakech to Imlil & Imlil to Marrakech.
  • 1 Mule and muleteer to carry your luggage.
  • 2 nights accommodation at the Refuge.
  • 2 breakfast, 2 dinners, 3 lunches (picnic).
  • Morning tea
  • Chilled water

 

Is this Tour for me?

 

TRAVEL STYLE Unique Experience perfect for couples, families, friends or the solo adventurer.
SERVICE LEVEL This package is a premium quality fully inclusive Unique Experience hosted by our Local Expert Partner EasyGo Tours
PHYSICAL RATING Involves daily trekking up and down a mountain and so requires a medium level of fitness
TRIP TYPE Private fully inclusive package tour.

 

Pricing for Guest (USD):

Travelling Style Price
Solo Traveller $450
Twin Share $360
Triple Share $338
4 – 6  Guests $315
7 – 12 Guests $290

For group bookings larger than 12 please connect with us for pricing.

 

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Day 1: Toubkal

Imlil > Toubkal Refuge

We will meet at the famous Jamaa El Fna (or from your hotel if it’s accessible by car) then head into the High Atlas Mountains,  enjoying the ride with a scenic road through the mountains. Arriving at Imlil Village, we will meet our Local Guide and Multer that will host this amazing experience.

We will then begin our adventure heading along the Mizane Valley, first towards the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. Built on a moraine spur overlooking the valley floor, Aremd is the largest village in the valley and provides an interesting mix of traditional terraced farming, gites and streets that seem to be permanently gridlocked by goats and cattle. For generations the local Berber villagers have worked these lands, producing corn, potatoes and walnuts from the harsh landscape.

Continuing east and crossing the flood plain our route takes us along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river, we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims alike.

The village sits besides a small waterfall, a jumbled cluster of houses that seem to melt together into an anarchic mass. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the Toukbal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night. We will be walking today for approximately 5 hours depending on your pace and you will have time at the end of the day to enjoy the stunning views and location.

Overnight: Toubkal Refuge

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Day 2: Troubkal Summit

Toubkal Refuge

Early this morning we head towards the summit of Jebel Toukbal, the highest peak in Northern Africa. Our route takes us up the south cirque, crossing the stream above the refuge and then heading across one of the mountain’s numerous scree fields, where we will have to negotiate a seemingly endless carpet of boulders and rocks. The walking is relatively straightforward, but the scree and the altitude will make the going quite difficult in parts, however, the views along the way make the journey more than worthwhile.

Cresting the ridgeline, we find ourselves on the plateau, from where it is a short walk to the summit and the vistas out across the surrounding landscape are quite breathtaking. From here there are unrestricted views in every direction, from the Marrakech Plain to the High Atlas in the north and as far south as the Anti-Atlas and the Sahara. Retracing our steps, we then return down the mountain and head back to the hut for a second night.

Overnight: Toubkal Refuge

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Day 3: Imlil

 Toubkal Refuge > Imlil

With plenty of time to enjoy the views and scenery of the High Atlas Mountains, we go back down the same way to Imlil village where we will  have lunch in one of the local restaurants, then drive back to Marrakech.

End of Services

Click on the tabs below to view our partner Refuge.

Hotels

Refuge Toubkal Les Mouflons
Known as a Refuge these are clean but basic accommodation and a meeting point for international travellers from all over the world.
Dormitory style accommodation
Refuge du Toubkal les Mouflons is an accommodation located in the ski area of Jbel Toubkal, ideal for holidays in Morocco and for those who want skiing, climbing, trekking the Moroccan High Atlas and hiking around the Toubkal mountain and the village of Imlil.

This is our selected Refuge Partners and in the unlikely chance that our Partner Refuge is  unavailable, we reserve the right to provide an alternative comparable Refuge. If you are not satisfied with the available alternative, then Guests may cancel their booking and receive a full refund.

Unique Experiences

Exclusions

  • Visa fee
  • Flights & airport taxes
  • Other personal expenses
  • Beverages
  • Other activities
  • Tips, and all services not clearly mentioned
  • Meals not specifically mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Travel Insurance which is required

Guide surcharge:

Guide Type Individual Group
French speaking guide $55 per day $65 per day
German Speaking guide $80 per day $85 per day
Spanish speaking guide $55 per day $65 per day

Remarks

  • Prices are net per person in United States Dollars (USD) and are subject to change without prior notice
  • Prices are based on twin-share basis except solo travellers and are subject to room availability upon Package booking
  • No refund for any un-utilized Package
  • Surcharge for other languages speaking guide (Advise at time of booking)
  • Airport transfer surcharge of USD 5 per person each way for pick-up or send-off from 21:00 hrs to 06:00hrs (adjust based on group size)

Child policy

  • Child under 2: Free of charge
  • Child under 12 years old sharing room with adult: 50% of package cost for Adult twin share price
  • Child 12 years old and above: 100% of adult cost

CANCELLATION: 

  • Period before arrival* Amount of Cancellation of the holiday price
  • More than 60 days before arrival- Free Of Charge (FOC)
  • More than 45 days before arrival– 30%
  • Less than 21 days before arrival – 50%
  • Less than 14 days before arrival – 80%
  • Failure on traveling date at point of arrival 100%

Local Culture

The Moroccan people are very modest, so avoid wearing clothes that are too short or revealing in public and in particular at religious or culturally significant places.

Ask permission before taking someone’s photo.

Due to the nature of travel in Africa, a backpack is more suited to this trip than a suitcase.

Local Dress

In Africa, the dress standard is more conservative than it is back home. When packing, try to choose long, loose, lightweight, clothing that will keep you comfortable in the mostly hot African climate however desert nights can be cold so also pack some warm clothing.

Local Flights

There are no flights on this Package

Joining Hotel

For details of your joining hotel, please refer to your Green Cultural Travel tour voucher. Alternatively, contact the Green Cultural Travel office or your travel agent.

Arrival Complications

We don’t expect any problems, and nor should you. However, if you are unable to commence your trip as scheduled for any reason, please contact us immediately. Please refer to our emergency contact details.

Emergency Contact

If you need to contact us in an emergency, it is best to call either the Green Cultural Travel Local Representative or our Green Cultural Travel Local Office first. If you don’t receive an immediate answer, please leave a detailed message with your contact information so they can return your call as soon as possible.

Emergency contact numbers

EasyGo Tours

Gsm/wathsapp ( français) : 00212 661348093
Gsm/wathsapp ( English: 00212 661252381 /0021262175808

What to Take

What you need to bring depends on the trip you have chosen and the countries or regions you are planning to visit during your entire vacation. We suggest that you pack as lightly as possible.

Most travellers carry a small to medium size backpack or rolling bag or suitcase.

You will also need a day pack or bag to carry water, cameras and other electronics like iPods and mobile phones.

Visas

Please note that visas for entry into your Destination are the responsibility of each individual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip will vary depending on where you are from, and where you are going. Rules do change. For the most up-to-date information, please check your government’s foreign ministry website or contact your travel agent.

Spending Money

Every traveller is different and therefore spending money requirements will vary. Some travellers may drink more than others, while other travellers like to purchase more souvenirs. Consider your likely spending habits when budgeting for drinks, shopping and tipping.

Money Exchange

During your holiday, you will use the Moroccan Dirham. Because currency exchange rates in Africa do fluctuate quite frequently, we ask that you refer to the following website for the most up to date information on exchange rates: www.xe.com

The best way to access local currency in Morocco is from an Automatic Teller Machine (ATM) with a debit card. ATMs are readily available throughout Morocoo and will usually accept cards from both the Visa and MasterCard international networks. If possible, travel with both a Visa and a MasterCard to provide backup in case of loss or access problems with one card. Please note, your bank will usually charge a fee for overseas withdrawals.

You should bring some cash with you for emergency situations (please refer to our trip dossier) but not a substantial amount as carrying only cash is high risk. The ideal mix is two or more ATM card/s with some cash as back-up.

Credit cards are accepted at some upmarket hotels and restaurants, and some larger stores if shopping for big items. They are of no use at smaller establishments.

Cash advances with your credit card are also possible at some banks. However, the process is time-consuming and tends to attract high fees.

Traveller’s cheques can be tricky, time-consuming and expensive to exchange. While we do not recommend that you bring them as your primary source of funds, you may choose to bring one or two cheques in case of emergency. American Express travellers’ cheques in US currency are the easiest to exchange.

Tipping

Depending on the service, it is customary in Africa to tip service providers, such as waiters, approximately 10%. Though not compulsory, tipping is expected and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your holiday. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is an opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. 

Health

Please note inoculations may be required for the country visited. It is your responsibility to consult with your travel doctor for up to date medical travel information well before departure.

We recommend that you carry a small First Aid kit, hand sanitizers or antibacterial wipes, and any personal medical supplies you might require.

Please be aware that for those Packages that are in remote areas and away from medical facilities. For legal reasons, our Green Cultural Travel representatives are prohibited from administering any drug including headache tablets, antibiotics, etc. In Africa, pharmacies tend to stock the same western drugs available in your home country, but they are usually locally produced and may have different names. To ensure you can access to the right treatment, ask your doctor for the details of the active components and dosage instructions if you think you might need to purchase prescription medication while here.

When selecting your trip, please read the brochure and itinerary carefully to assess your ability to cope with our style of travel.

Safety and Security

Many national governments provide a regularly updated advice service on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government’s advice for their latest travel information before departure.

We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt for keeping your passport, air tickets, travellers’ cheques, cash, and other valuable items safe. Leave your expensive jewellery at home. You won’t need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables while on tour. We recommend a lock for securing your luggage.

During your journey, you will have some free time to pursue your own interests. You can relax and take it easy or explore at your leisure. While your Green Cultural Travel representative can assist you with options available in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your itinerary. We, therefore, offer no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your personal judgment before selecting an activity in your free time.

Although the locations you will visit on your selected Package are generally safe during the day, there can be risks to wandering about at night. We recommend our guests stay in small groups and take taxis for any night time excursions, including restaurant visits.

Protests and Demonstrations- Protests and demonstrations, even those that are well intended, have the potential to turn violent with no warning. Counter protests can also turn violent. Action by security forces to disperse demonstrators and protesters may occur at any time. If you are in an area where demonstrators or protesters are gathering, avoid the temptation of staying for a photo opportunity and leave the area immediately.

Medical Form

As a minimum, an average level of fitness and mobility is required to undertake our easiest programs. Travellers must be able to walk without the aid of another person, climb 3-4 flights of stairs, step on and off small boats, and carry their personal luggage. Travellers with a pre-existing medical condition are required to complete a short medical questionnaire, which must be signed by their physician. These requirements ensure that travellers have the necessary fitness and mobility to complete their chosen trip comfortably.

While our Representatives work hard to ensure all our traveller’s needs are catered for, it is not their responsibility to help individuals who cannot complete the day’s activities unaided. Please refer to the physical ratings in this Trip Details document for more information.

A Word of Warning

When exploring on your own carry only the necessary minimum with you and use a well-hidden money belt for cash and credit cards. The majority of your valuables, including your passport, should be left in the hotel safe. You can organise use of the safe at the reception of your accommodation. There is no need to get paranoid, just be cautious.

Travel Insurance

Travel Insurance: Travel insurance is compulsory to participate in any of our packages. Your Green Cultural Travel representative will communicate with you prior to your departure to ensure you have insurance in place and we will take note of your insurance details. When selecting a travel insurance policy, please bear in mind that all clients must have medical coverage and that we require a minimum coverage of USD 200,000 for repatriation and emergency rescue. We strongly recommend that the policy also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects. If you have credit card insurance, we require proof of purchase of the trip (a receipt of credit card statement) with a credit card in your name.

Contact your bank for details of their participating insurer, the level of coverage, and emergency contact telephone number.

Green Cultural Travel – Community Programs

As we are owned by Green Cultural Travel Hub Limited UEN 201705140R a Singapore registered “Not for Profit” company our profits allow us to continue our support of community projects in the destinations our guests visit.

Purchasers of our Packages will automatically become members of our Green Cultural Travel Hub and Members of our Hub receive a bi- monthly magazine and access to some great travel specials and follow the progress of the community programs we support. Guests can also take the opportunity when booking a Package to make their own donation to Green Cultural Travel Hub Limited.