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Special-interest Morocco Tour

Rock Climbing Activity Holiday in High Atlas Mountains

6 days / 5 nights

Tour Ref:   SV033
Tour start:   Marrakech
Tour end:   Marrakech
Tour type:   Family, Special-interest
Regions:   Imperial Cities, Atlas Mountains
Available:   Feb to May & Sept to Dec

Tour summary

6-day activity holiday in the High Atlas Mountains of Morocco including 2 days of rock climbing for beginners (with AMGA certified instructor) in Toubkal National Park. Ideal for beginners, families with teenagers and groups of friends. Time for hiking, exploring, sightseeing in Marrakech and relaxing. Includes full day introductory training plus a full day climbing in the High Atlas Mountains. All equipment supplied. Accommodation in traditional riad in Marrakech and 2 nights in charming rustic guesthouse with open fires in the Toubkal National Park. Plenty of options for add-on adventure activities.

Please note: All our Morocco tours can be customised to allow extra days for shorter daily car journeys, extra activities, relaxation days, exploration days etc. We can also adapt tours to connect with different start/end locations in Morocco. Let us know your wishes and we will build your perfect Morocco tour itinerary.

Price: Contact us for a personalised quotation.
Prices will vary according to number of people travelling in vehicle, number of days, time of year, category of accommodation chosen and activities requested.

NB Our Morocco tours are private tours organised upon request.

Day-to-day tour itinerary

Day 1


Arrive Marrakech airport and private transfer to your riad in the medina. You have the rest of the day free to explore the city depending on arrival time. The old medina of Marrakech is a labyrinth of narrow streets and alleys, with different neighbourhoods and streets specialising in various arts, crafts and produce. Take time to relax in your traditional riad guesthouse, enjoy the roof terrace and soak up the sounds and smells of Morocco’s favourite city. Dinner will be served at your riad/hotel this evening.

Stay: Traditional riad in the old medina of Marrakech

Meal plan: Dinner

Day 2

Marrakech - Imlil/Toubkal National Park

This morning you meet your dedicated English-speaking AMGA certified rock climbing instructor/guide and pick-up in your private 4x4. Head to the Oukaimeden* ski resort in High Atlas Mountains (approx 1 hour from Marrakech) for introductory rock climbing tuition, safety instruction and learning to use the equipment, individual assessment, confidence building. Picnic lunch supplied. Late afternoon (before nightfall) drive through the popular trekking destination of Imlil Valley in Toubkal National Park and reach our charming boutique guesthouse constructed from mud, stone and wood. Dinner and relax on the terrace to soak up the outstanding views.

Stay: Charming guesthouse in Imlil region

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 3

Toubkal National Park

Early departure from your mountain guesthouse with local Berber guide and your dedicated English-speaking climbing guide (with mule to carry equipment, packs and picnic lunch). Spend the full day hiking and climbing the rock faces and waterfalls between Imlil and Aremd valleys. Late afternoon return on foot to the guesthouse near Imlil for a wonderful home-cooked meal of locally sourced produce.

Stay: Charming guesthouse in Imlil region

Meal plan: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 4

Imlil - Marrakech

Morning time is free to relax on the terrace or explore (unguided) further up the valley. We can arrange for a 3hr morning trek with local guide (and mule) if you like. You can choose to have lunch at your guesthouse or in the village of Imlil, where you will be met by your driver and 4x4 vehicle to take you the 2 hrs journey back to Marrakech. Evening is free to make your own plans in Marrakech. NB You can add an extra day/night here in the mountains to give you a full day for trekking with mules, Berber guide and to have lunch with a local family.

Stay: Traditional riad in the old medina of Marrakech

Meal plan: Breakfast & dinner

Day 5


Day at leisure in Marrakech for exploring this fascinating and exotic city. Wander the souks, the labyrinthine medina, visit Sultans’ palaces and the magical main square of Place Jemaa el Fna, with its snake charmers, musicians, storytellers, hawkers, side stalls and nightly sizzling food grills. We can provide an official city guide for half or full-day tour of key monuments, palaces and sights if you wish. NB You may also wish to avail of other activities this day such as cookery class, quad biking, camel riding, hot-air balloon ride, horse riding.

Stay: Traditional riad in the old medina of Marrakech

Meal plan: Breakfast

Day 6


Private transfer to the airport from your riad as required. Alternatively, you can choose to continue your holiday in Morocco with us by adding on one of our Suggested Morocco Adventure Tour Itineraries.

Stay: N/A

Meal plan: Breakfast

  • * If winter conditions in Oukaimeden prevent access to this day climb, then an alternative climbing location in the vicinity will be chosen by your instructor/guide.
  • Moderate level of fitness and mobility required.

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