Looking for an exotic holiday with family and young children (from 4 years)? Stay in the High Atlas for 4 days and Ait Bougmez will enchant you!
- The richness of the valley of Aït Bougmez
- A cottage in the heart of the gardens of the valley
- A real immersion in local life
- A stay dedicated to families with children (from 4 years old)
- Departures from 2 people only
Day 1: ... / DOUAR AIT IMEGHLAS / AIT BOUGMEZ - 5h drive
Day 2: AIT IMI AND DINOSAUR TRACES - 4 hours of walking
Day 3: FORTIFIED ATTIC OF SIDI MOUSSA - 2h30 walk
Day 4: DOUAR AGUERD N'OUZROU / .... - 5h drive
Day 1: ... .. / DOUAR IMEGHLAS (AIT BOUGMEZ)
You'll reach the rich valley of Ait Bougmez from Marrakesh after 5 hours by car or tourist transport (optional), you'll reach your cottage in a village in the happy valley: the Imeghlas douar.
You'll be greeted by Ali and his wife who'll accompany you to your room and take you around their lodgings. Now settled in the heart of the valley, your stay in the High Atlas with your family can begin!
Depending on your time of arrival in the village, you can use your free time to discover the surroundings of the hostel, relax and get to know the family.
Dinner and overnight at the inn.
Day 2: AIT IMI AND DINOSAURS TRACES
The fun goal of this day of walking will enchant your children. They'll leave to discover real traces of dinosaurs of the early Jurassic!
After breakfast, you'll have an appointment with your guide and mules for a day that includes 4 hours of walking. It is on the back of mules that your children undertake the journey of the day, through the oasis of a high mountain that is the valley of Ait Bougmez.
The trails of your hike take you through Berber countryside irrigated by a great traditional irrigation system: the seguias. It is near the village of Ibaklioum that you observe the traces of extraordinary creatures that populate the dreams of your children.
After this meeting with the vestiges of a distant past, you take the direction of the Douar of Aït Imi. This small village was once built by Jewish families who populated the valley to allow their community to live independently but with respect for other faiths.
You'll have lunch at a picnic in the shade of fruit trees before leaving for the cottage that you'll reach in the afternoon.
Dinner and overnight at the inn.
Day 3: FORTIFIED ATTIC OF SIDI MOUSSA
Your morning will be devoted to the discovery of an architectural edifice emblematic of Berber culture: the fortified attic.
With a 2h30 walk, your day hike is quite short but rather sporty. It follows a fairly steep mountain path that will take you to the top overlooking the village of Timit where the fortified fortress of Sidi Moussa was built. Circular in shape, it was a safe place for families in the valley to shelter looters from their precious or vital possessions such as crops, jewels or saffron. Its strategic position at the top of a promontory offers the attic an extraordinary view of the 3 valleys that surrounds it: the valley of Ait Bougmez, the valley of Ait Hkim and the valley of Rbat.
Back at the douar d'Imeghlas, you will have lunch with a local before embarking on an afternoon devoted to the discovery of the traditional activities of the region. This immersion in the daily life of the inhabitants of the valley varies according to the season and reflects their life of the moment. It will allow you to discover the work of the fields, to accompany a shepherd and his flock or to introduce you to weaving.
Back at the end of the day to your cottage.
Dinner and last night at the inn.
Day 4: DOUAR IMEGHLAS (AIT BOUGMEZ)> ...
Your stay in the High Atlas with a family will come to an end. After a last breakfast at the cottage, you'll take leave of Ali and his family and leave the valley of Ait Bougmez to take the road towards your final destination.
-You can book transfers back and forth, if you do not have your own vehicle
-You can also combine this mini-stay with other mini-stays.
Guide price strong> based on 2 people: €255 strong> per person
THIS PRICE INCLUDES :
- Full board - except meals not included and mentioned in "This price does not include"
- The management team
- A mule to carry the picnic and the children (a mule for 2 children)
- English speaking guide
- Bed linen and towels during the whole stay
- Activities and visits around the hostel
THIS PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- "Multirisk +" insurance for 3.5% of the HT package
- "Cancellation +" insurance at the rate of 2.5% of the HT package
- Personal expenses
- The transfers
- Drinks (mineral water, sodas, beer ...)
- The single room
- Tips (optional and at your convenience)
- Lunches D1 and D4
Guaranteed departure: 2 people
Group limited to: 10 people
Charter, low-cost or regular flights to Marrakesh
Easy walking level with a maximum of 2h to 5h walk per day. Saddle animals (donkeys and mules) are provided for 2 days for the little ones who could not walk for such a long time.
3 nights in an inn in Douar Imeghlas in the Aït Bougmez valley in a double or family room.
During the days in the Aït Bougmez valley: certified English speaking mountain guide.
Validity of 3 months after your return.
No visa required for European citizens, please check before booking.
There is no compulsory vaccine in Morocco.
Mountain & plateau
The High Atlas has something to fascinate from the youngest to the oldest! Nestled in the heart of the Berber country 5 hours drive from Marrakesh, the valley of Ait Bougmez offers a beautiful preserved environment and beautiful encounters.
This High Atlas holiday suitable for families with young children offers an immersion in the daily life of the Berber populations and beautiful walks in the incredible nature of this oasis in the mountains.
During this 4-day trek in Morocco, you stay in a cottage in the heart of the valley and leave each day for a themed walk accompanied by a guide and his mules. Designed to please children and parents, these excursions take you on the trail of dinosaurs, discovering a fortified loft overlooking the valley and meeting local people.
True immersion in the daily life and culture of the Berber populations of the High Atlas, this family stay of 4 days will make you live an experience to the rhythm of the nature which will remain engraved in the memory of all the members of your "tribe".