Morocco is probably one of the most fascinating travel destinations in the world, rich with history, culture and amazing cuisine. With bustling cities like Marrakech, beautiful beaches, shopping in colourful souks and experiencing the rituals of traditional hammams, there is plenty to discover. For those who long for something a little more adventurous, trekking in the Atlas Mountains through traditional Berber villages is an experience like no other, offering the chance to discover stunning landscapes and a way of life unaffected by the outside world for centuries. If the sound of this appeals, then look no further than Discover Ltd. Highly experienced in providing educational tours throughout Morocco, they also offer luxurious accommodation along the way, so that you can enjoy your adventure in style.
With a long history of running school and university field trips to both France and Morocco, Discover Ltd really are the experts when it comes to educational tours. In fact, they’ve been guiding students and teachers alike through enriching and authentic Moroccan experiences since 1978, so it’s safe to say they’ve got it down to a fine art! With a wealth of specialised knowledge and local contacts at their disposal, as well as a fabulous base at Kasbah du Toubkal, they lead a variety of two and three centre tours taking in the city of Marrakech, the High Atlas Mountains, Zagora and the desert. Under their expert guidance, you can expect to experience one on one contact with local people and an insight into a vastly different way of life that you simply would not otherwise get.
Kasbah and Trekking Lodge Experience
A typical Moroccan tour with Discover Ltd begins in Marrakech. You can fly direct with EasyJet from Gatwick, or with Ryanair from Stansted. From there, you’ll be transferred to the luxurious apartment suite of Kasbah du Toubkal, about 90 minutes from the city. Located on a hilltop in the Toubkal National Park, this historic, award winning boutique hotel has stunning mountain views, first class accommodation and a beautiful garden. Set in its own, self-contained Garden House, the apartment suite benefits from a deluxe double or twin room, a bathroom with roll top bath and shower and a spacious living area featuring a fitted kitchen and a wood burner. There is also a huge glass wall opening out onto a balcony with beautiful views of waterfalls and the High Atlas. A private terrace offers a really idyllic place to enjoy breakfast, as well as direct access to the Kasbah garden.
The adventure really gets underway once the trek begins, with your own personal guide as well as a mule to carry luggage. You will explore the spectacular peaks of the High Atlas as well as remote Berber villages with their traditional, earthen mountainside houses. Accommodation during the trek will be at the Azzaden Trekking Lodge, where you will enjoy a comfortable ensuite room, a lounge with wood burning stove and some incredible views as well as use of a small hammam. During the day, you will get to explore the local area in greater depth, discovering a people and a way of life that have remained unchanged for hundreds of years.
The tour ends with another chance to indulge in some rest and relaxation in the apartment suite at beautiful Kasbah du Toubkal once again, before your transfer back to Marrakech.
The Kasbah and Trekking Lodge Experience offers you a once in a lifetime opportunity to gain a real insight into a totally different way of life, and all without any of the hardships you’d usually associate with a trek through the Atlas Mountains. Instead, Discover Ltd ensure you get an authentic Moroccan experience combined with first class accommodation – definitely the best of both worlds!
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