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Undiscovered Atlas

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Undiscovered Atlas - Exodus Travels
Undiscovered Atlas - Exodus Travels
Excellent
51 reviews
Starts
Agadir
+1 Destinations
Atlas Mountains
Ends
Agadir
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Highlights

Start and end in Agadir! With the hiking & trekking tour Undiscovered Atlas, you have a 8 day tour package taking you through Agadir, Morocco and Taroudannt. Undiscovered Atlas includes accommodation in a hotel as well as an expert guide, meals, transport and more.
Age range
16 to 80 year olds
Accommodation
Camping
Max Group Size
16
Travel style
Hiking & Trekking
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51 Reviews

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  • Undiscovered Atlas reviewer 1
    Written on March 19, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Immensely glad I took this trip. A good escape from cold,grey UK.the walking was decent and just challenging enough to make you feel you had earned the wonderful food we were served every day. A wonderful experience off the usual tourist track,giving an insight into the kindness of the Berber people.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Being so in the wild that my alarm clock was a donkey!and feeling I was walking through a geology textbook..awesome.What did you think of your group leader?Abdellahh - leadership was faultless and totally professional.He had intimate knowledge of the mountains and a wonderful sense of humour.he was kind and considerate.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Weather can range from very cold to warm and sunny,be prepared and don't forget your sun cream... I was really anxious about wild camping toilet arrangements!! But managed fine,and if I can,anyone can ,I promise..Is there anything else you would like to add?Do try a hammam,authentic,not tourist,it will clean places you didn't know were dirty!

  • Undiscovered Atlas reviewer 2
    Written on March 14, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    Just generally a great trip.  Well organised, well lead and not a single hassle.  Even when the weather didn't play its part there wasn't a hassle.  The Anti-Atlas is a great place for escaping the world, marvelling at the surroundings and enjoying the company of like-minded people.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Not sure there was a particularly "inspirational" moment but a lot of shared laughs and many memories to keep you laughing. What did you think of your group leader?Awesome! Abdullah, great guy who was very knowledgable and knew the location very well.  When the weather didn't allow us to follow the days planned route he came up with a solution very quickly that was almost better than the original.  His team worked well with him and kept us comfortable and VERY well fed.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?A great escape from the dreary of European winter.  Go prepared for all weather from very cold to warm sunshine.  It is definitely a walkers holiday so be aware of the grading and your fitness level.  Nothing extremely tough, just right for an active holiday.Don't forget a lighter!Is there anything else you would like to add?The changes to the itinerary and the way in which the holiday is run are fantastic with the use of mules making it a real escape from reality.  The locals are incredibly hospitable and it is nice to see them proud of their heritage and culture.

  • Undiscovered Atlas reviewer 3
    Written on March 11, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    A great week - was challenging without being tough and felt away from typical tourist sites. Despite a freak snow shower it was managed brilliantly, with a re-route organised and accommodation arranged in a village for one night. Great group and a fantastic guide - Abdulleh. I really felt like everything was done to just allow us to enjoy the walking, scenery... and amazing food! Exodus have recently changed the route slightly to use better campsites and I think this is a good idea - the campsites where all fantastic and in beautiful locations.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?It's hard to pick one... the re-route walk on the day of the snow was pretty special because we saw all range of weahter and it was a long day so getting to the village at the end was a real relief. Once the sun came out the colours and views became clearer and richer and it really felt like we had earned it! We went to Fatima's for tea (in one of the local villages) which was really interesting. I also did the traditional hammam in Tarroudant at the end which is one of the most authentic experiences I have had.What did you think of your group leader?Abdulleh was amazing. He had the perfect balance of being funny, informative and in control. I felt like we were in really safe hands with someone who knew the moutains like the back of his hand. This was particulaly noticeable on the day we had to re-route!Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Bring warm clothes for the evenings and water purification tablets as you can't buy water for most of the week. Also bring swim stuff for the (cold!) springs in the last campsite.Is there anything else you would like to add?This was a fantastic week, with a great group of people and expertly managed by Exodus.

  • Undiscovered Atlas reviewer 4
    Written on March 7, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    An excellent trip offering the chance to see a side of Morocco little visited by tourists.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The chance to see how Moroccans lived away from the tourist routes and the friendliness they showed. The chance to take tea in the villagers houses showed this to the full.What did you think of your group leader?Lachan was an excellent guide who took the trek at a pace suitable to all the group. He was very engaging with a great sense of humour.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Make sure you have good boots with good ankle support as the terrain is very rocky on trek and poles help a good deal on the descents.Is there anything else you would like to add?The supporting mule staff were excellent and the food on trek was great

  • Undiscovered Atlas reviewer 5
    Written on March 5, 2013
    4.0 - Good

    This was a challenging walk in the most extraordinary terrain.  It was beautiful in the extreme, made even more beautiful by the emptiness and tranquillity of the surroundings.  No tourists other than ourselves, and uplifting contact with the friendly and hospitable locals when we met them. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Probably the stunning night sky shimmering with a myriad of lights,completely unavailable to us in this form in England.  The trip was worth it for this alone.What did you think of your group leader?He was a first class leader.  A young local man, clearly highly focussed on his job as our leader, but yet full of humour, knowledge, and humanity to us as demanding, stumbling, inept tourists - well some of us anyway.  He was instrumental in making our experience as exceptionally good as it was.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Reasonable fitness, good walking boots, and walking poles all help in making the trip more enjoyable.  It can also get cold at night so a good sleeping bag is a must.Is there anything else you would like to add?For anybody needing a bit of a break from the tedium and intensity of life in modern England this trip is exactly the tonic you need.  Come back refreshed and uplifted and with sore knees!

  • Undiscovered Atlas reviewer 6
    Written on February 19, 2013
    5.0 - Excellent

    This trip far exceeded my expectations; it was remote and beautiful, passing through stunning and hugely varied landscapes. The walking was pitched just right, demanding but not too hard. I enjoyed this whole trip from start to finish, and the fact that there were no other groups trekking this route enhanced things for me. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Looking at the stars on a freezing cold night, sitting on the rocks high above a series of rock pools cutting down through a gorge, walking through the last wadi surrounded by high pink cliffs, and trees covered in almond blossom.What did you think of your group leader?Lahcen was brilliant! Friendly, professional, knowledgable, funny and kind-hearted.  Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Just enjoy it! Don't take any excess baggage as you can't leave a bag at the start hotel (the trip starts and finishes in different towns). Is there anything else you would like to add?I just thought this trip was the best! I loved the hospitality and the beauty of the 2 villages where we stopped for tea. I found the environment really interesting, with all the traces of previous cultivation high on now-arid hills. This is a trip to Morocco with none of the hassle often associated with cities like Marrakesh.

  • Undiscovered Atlas reviewer 7
    Written on January 3, 2013
    4.0 - Good

     Remote and rocky .Spledid views and wonderful sunrises - an opportunity to see the full Milky Way  and maybe the odd shooting star What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?In a remote camping spot -seeing the sunrise  over the mountains- it was  my birthday !What did you think of your group leader?Group leader was fine -he was both  knowledgable and friendly .He was able to pace the group according to speed of  various members'  walking  ability and  the age rangeDo you have any advice for potential travellers?Take deet - I didn't and got bitten ! My walking stick  was useful as some of the downhill is quite loose .Is there anything else you would like to add?I enjoyed the the remoteness and by contrast the bustle of the towns and going around the souk .Meeting local Berber people and having  very sweet tea sitting on the carpeted floor in the cool peacefulness of a village house   felt like going back in time

  • Undiscovered Atlas reviewer 8
    Written on January 2, 2013
    3.0 - Average

    Rough, tough, challenging walks on rocky paths.  Sleeping in fairly basic tents was also at times rough, tough and challenging on rocky sites.     What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Watching the Sunrise over the mountains. Meeting villagers and taking tea with them.What did you think of your group leader?Excellent leader 'Mohhamed', as were the other three who looked after us for the week.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?Consider taking: A Thermorest, Fly swatter, dry hand wash 'foam aerosol' [washing is very difficult]. Immodium just in case!Is there anything else you would like to add?Make sure you are willing to put up with the discomforts; so that you can experience and enjoy the superb wilderness scenery.  Taroudant is well worth exploring. Recommend the tour of the walls by horse carriage, and the Souk for shopping.

  • Undiscovered Atlas reviewer 9
    Written on December 26, 2012
    5.0 - Excellent

    You really feel like you have entered another world - the landscape is wild, barren and astonishingly beautiful.What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?The view from Jebel Siroua is just stunning - you have an amazing 360 degree view of the craggy mountain ranges and the snow topped High Atlas mountains in the distance. It's an incredible landscape - dusty mountains and a clear sky. It's so peaceful, empty and so very far from any kind of human life. It looks kind of lunar - it's spectacular. And, at night, the starry sky is worth being a bit cold for!What did you think of your group leader?The group leader is great - he is passionate about what he does, is knowledgable and enthusiastic and is great at bringing people together. As he is local he knows the area, the people and the history of his country really well.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?If you are travelling in winter (I went 1 - 8 Dec), invest is a really good goose down feather jacket. Mine was lent to me by a friend and was the envy of all! It can get pretty cold at night so make sure you have enough warm clothes, and, it's warm in the day so definitely bring the suncream. And a spare camera battery... That's something I regret not having!Is there anything else you would like to add?This trip is perfect for people that are comfortable walking 5 - 6 hours a day at a slow to steady pace and don't want too much ascent. It's a good introduction to wild campaing and longer hiking and as long as you are fairly fit, you will be fine. If you're looking for something quite challenging go for one of the High Atlkas trips. The ground is rocky throughout the whole trip so having the right boots is a must.

  • Undiscovered Atlas reviewer 10
    Written on October 24, 2012
    4.0 - Good

    A challenging, wilderness trek through the (mostly) harsh, barren, landscape of a tranquil and calm area, passing through Berber villages, rugged rock formations and hidden gorges. What was the most inspirational moment of your trip?Wherever the terrain allows, women work small, stony allotments with hand tools and push primitive wooden ploughs behind donkeys.  It's hard to believe that this archaic way of working the land is continuing so close to Europe. What did you think of your group leader?We were lucky to have Mohamed Ait Loghan as our guide. He knew the landscape well and was happy to spend time answering our many questions.  I was also impressed with the rest of the four man team who made the trip run smoothly and kept us well fed.Do you have any advice for potential travellers?The tents are pitched on top of sharp stones (no such thing as a grassy pitch here) so even though a fairly thick sleeping mat is supplied, taking your own self inflating mattress to put on top makes a huge difference. Flip flops are not really substantial enough for the evenings around the tents, take trainers or proper walking sandals.  If you enjoy a nightcap be sure to take a hip flask as alchohol is not available anywhere on the trek.Is there anything else you would like to add?Despite being barren and harsh, the huge open landscape has it's own beauty, albeit a very different kind of charm from the picturesque mountains in Europe.  

Itinerary

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  1. Introduction
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  1. Day 1: Start Agadir.
  2. Day 2: Drive to Taroudant for lunch; continue to Irghem. Trek to first campsite.
  3. Day 3: Walk to the village of Tagdicht, a long but diverse day.
  4. Day 4: Ascent of Jebel Aklim (2531m).
  5. Day 5: Three day complete circuit of Aklim Range with wild camping spots in various pastures. Passing through small villages and remote valleys.
  6. Day 6: Continue our trek through this stunning remote region. With a chance to swim in natural pools.
  7. Day 7: Final day in the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Drive to Taroudant.
  8. Day 8: End Taroudant

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  • Do we have to carry our things during the hike or is there a transport?

    This trip has full porterage, so your luggage will be carried throughout the trek. You will just be required to carry a daypack on the walks with your own personal snacks and drink.

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Typhoid
Recommended for Morocco. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Hepatitis A
Recommended for Morocco. Ideally 2 weeks before travel.
Tuberculosis
Recommended for Morocco. Ideally 3 months before travel.
Hepatitis B
Recommended for Morocco. Ideally 2 months before travel.
Rabies
Recommended for Morocco. Ideally 1 month before travel.

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Location
Start and end in Agadir.
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TourRadar only requires a deposit of 20% to confirm this Exodus Travels booking. The remaining balance is then payable 60 days prior to the departure date. For any tour departing before 21 November 2018 the full payment of $648 is necessary.
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No additional cancellation fees! You can cancel the tour up to 60 days prior to the departure date and you will not need to pay the full amount of $648 for Undiscovered Atlas, but the deposit of 20% is non-refundable.
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Destinations

Covering a total distance of approx 141 km.
  • Agadir (Morocco)
  • 70 km
  • Taroudannt (Morocco)
  • 70 km
  • Agadir (Morocco)

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