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Berber markets trek - spices, veggies, livestock & carpets!

berber markets trek

The Berber markets trek is the ideal itinerary to combine sightseeing in Marrakech and enjoy moderate walking in the high atlas mountains in Morocco. Your adventure starts in Asni where we visit the markets and see the sellers haggling their carpets, jewellery, livestock and fresh produce. From here we continue on through cultivated land, typical Berber terracing and walnut groves. We walk through the Ourika Valley to Setti Fatma where we explore refreshing waterfalls before being transfered back to Marrakech in the afternoon. A full day of guided sightseeing in Marrakech, giving you the opportunity to explore the old palaces and souks of De Jemma El Fna.

Trek highlights

  • Local market at Asni
  • Panoramic views of High Atlas mountains
  • Bathing at Setti Fatma waterfalls
  • Trekking through Berber villages in the Ourika valley
  • Exploring the souks in De Jemna el Fna, Marrakech

Trek grade

Moderate

Trek style

Staying overnight in gites (basic dormitories). Trekking with a day pack to a different gite everyday. Main luggage is portaged by mules. All meals provided whilst on trek by our expedition cook. Trek led by qualified Moroccan guide who speaks English fluently.

Itinerary

Day 1: (Friday) Arrive Marrakech - hotel, meals at own expense
Day 2: Drive from Marrakech to Asni (1 hour). Visit the  saturday market and trek from Asni 1200m to Amsker 1600m (3 hours trekking) - gite, breakfast, lunch & dinner included
Day 3: Trek to Oukaimeden 2700m (5 hours trekking) - gite, breakfast, lunch & dinner included
Day 4: Trek Tizi n Eddi 2900m to Tachedirt 2300m (5 hours trekking) - gite, breakfast, lunch & dinner included
Day 5: Trek Tizi n Tachedirt 3200m to Timichi 2000m (5 hours trekking) - gite, breakfast, lunch & dinner included
Day 6: Trek to Setti Fatma (4 hours trekking) and visit waterfalls. Return to Marrakech (1.5 hours) - hotel, breakfast included
Day 7: Depart Marrakech, breakfast only included

Price includes: meals as above, cook, transfers to and from airport, transfers to and from trek, 4 nights accommodation in basic dormitory (gite), 2 nights accommodation in 3* hotel in Marrakech, english speaking local guide, mules and muleteers, drinking water on trek

Not included: tips for guides, meals in Marrakech, sightseeing entrance fees, bottled water, soft drinks or alcoholic beverages, international flights, travel insurance, water purifying tablets

Extra night of accommodation in Marrakech £30 pppn

For groups of all sizes please contact us for a quote

With special thanks to Clair Seymour for use of her photographs.