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Valley of roses trek in bloom from April - June

valley of roses trek

The valley of roses trek in Morocco is a fantastic holiday, which not only visits the splendid rose gardens of the region but also journeys along and through deep gorges and the waters of L'Oued M'Goun. At times it is necessary to walk through the refreshing, shallow waters of the river. You will be able to explore many charming red ochre Moroccan villages and enjoy striking views of Jebel Sahro. April and May are the best months to see the beautiful displays of roses growing along the route. At the beginning and end of your trek you can spend time in Marrakech where you can visit the De Jemma el Fna and wander through the medinas and souks whilst shopping for your souvenirs. You can also enjoy sampling different cuisines in the open air cafes.

Tour highlights

  • Pugent fragrance of blossoming roses
  • An insight into red ochre village life
  • Walking through the refreshing waters of L'Oued M'Goun
  • Opportunity to buy many rose products
  • Exploring the souks of De Jemna el Fna , Marrakech

Trek grade

Moderate

Trek style

Staying overnight in gites (basic dormitories). Trekking with a day pack to a different camp 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: Arrive in Marrakech - hotel, meals at own expense
Day 2: Drive from Marrakech to Ait Youl (6 hours) - gite, breakfast, lunch & dinner included
Day 3: Trek from Ait Youl to Aguerzega (5 hours trekking) - gite, breakfast, lunch & dinner included
Day 4: Trek from Aguerzega to Almdoune (6 hours trekking) - gite, breakfast, lunch & dinner included
Day 5: Trek from Almdoune to Boutaghrar (5 hours trekking) - gite, breakfast, lunch & dinner included
Day 6: Trek from Boutaghrar to Tabarkhacht (4 hours trekking) - gite, breakfast, lunch & dinner included
Day 7: Return to Marrakech - hotel, breakfast & lunch included
Day 8: Depart Marrakech, breakfast only included

Price includes: meals as above, cook, transfers to and from airport, transfers to and from trek, 5 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

Main image by Lluc Ulldemolins (El Kelaa M'gouna  Uploaded by stegop) [CC-BY-SA-2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons

Pic 9: By ⴰⴷⵔⴰⵔ (Own work) [CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)], via Wikimedia Commons