Trekking for families is becoming more popular in Morocco. We will be more than happy to discuss your options for a family trek, whether it is trek difficulty, safety or simply a conversation to give you peace of mind.
Morocco has many exciting possibilities for inclusion in your family trek. There is the Sahara Desert with its camels and oases, the High Atlas mountain range with their snow-tipped caps and the cities of Marrakech and Fes where you can enjoy Moroccan culture.
The following suggested itineraries are suitable for families, but feel free to enquire about others. Brahim and Mohamed organize excellent adventure holidays for families with children aged 8 years and older.
• Atlas Mountains: Toubkal Massif with its Berbere villages and waterfalls.
• Sahara Desert: Erg Chebbi and Erg Cheggaga.
• Atlantic Coast: Essaouira
For those who have active and fit children aged 12 and older, the Toubkal Summit trek, as a 4 day minimum package, is also available.
The trek itinerary below is an example of a Family Trek in the Atlas Mountains.
The day’s trekking will take you from Imlil, through Tizi n’ Tamaterte to Tachdirt. It involves around 5-6 hours of walking and takes you from 1740m above sea level to around 2300m. You’ll spend the night in a guest house in Tachdirt and on your way there you can enjoy your lunch at the pass.
Setting off from Tachdirt, you’ll strike out for the red village, passing many other dwellings as you walk. You’ll be travelling for a round 5 hours along the Imnan Valley, which is a simply beautiful area of North Africa, to get to Imsker to spend a well-earned night in local gites.
If you would like to extend the time you spend in the Imnan Valley, let us know
At the end of your 3rd day, after 6-7 hours of trekking, you will get to try the local steam bath or hammam. A steam bath is a wonderful experience at the end of a long day of travel and sightseeing. From Imsker you’ll rise from 1600m to 2100m at Tizi N’tacht, which enables you to gaze out across the Azzaden Valley, one of the most beautiful sights available in the region. After lunch at the pass, you’ll trek on up to Tizi Oussem , dinner, bed and a steam bath.
From Tizi Oussem, you and your group will head back to Imlil. As you head there, your guide will take you past the largest waterfall in the Toubkal region. Lunch will be in Tizi Mzzik at 2500m and youcan join your mules to finish the journey home to Imlil. The last day will see approximately 5-6 hours of trekking. From Imlil, you can transfer back to your hotel or lodgings.