The Trekking Guides & Team

Most of your Treks will be Planned and Guided by Mohamed Maachou the Founder of Active Treks Morocco ! if he is away one of his  Guides will be in Charge of the Trip ! Mohamed worked as a Tour leader & Mountain Guide for several Travel Companies such as  : Dynamic Tours-Exodus Travel-Intrepid Travels-Peak adventure Travels-Travel Eyes-Adventure Works-Untold Adventures-GorillaMountaineering- Adele Pennington-Semester At sea Ltd. Testimonials & Reviews : Our leader, Mohamed Maachou, was excellent. Everything he organised went to plan. He was very friendly and knowledgeable and made sure that everyone felt part of the group. He set a steady pace and there were plenty of rests. He was always looking out for trekkers who found some of the rock steps or descents awkward and always kept the group fairly close together. His assistant, the cook and the muleteers were also excellent. A great team. Our Tour leader was Mohamed Maachou. As a first time solo female traveler I was very nervous but he put me at my ease straight away. His English was superb and knowledge of the local flora and fauna was outstanding, I really learned a lot, and his great sense of humour meant a smile Read more

Berber Tribes Trek of 4 Days

4 Days Trekking : The Tree Valleys   After you having discovered the City of Marrakech and gotten to know the Moroccan culture, it’s good to leave the city and explore the rural way of life at just one and half hour drive from Marrakech. Hiking in the Atlas Mountains, will make you experience stunning landscapes and the traditional life of Amazigh Tribes. Trek itinerary : Day 1 : Marrakech to Tahliouin After breakfast in the Riad or hotel in Marrakech your guide will pick you up and drive you to Agersioual in the Atlas Mountains, where we meet our group muleteers and start walking through Matat valley. Following a small trail we reach the pass of Tizi-n-Oudit (2219m) where we spend the lunch break, then walk down the trail to reach Azzaden valley. Sleep in a small guzesthouse in Tahliouin village (1650m). 4 to 5h walk Day 2 : Tahliouin to Tekkent valley After breakfast you walk down to the river of Azzaden then hike up along a ridge. Enjoy the great view to the Azzaden valley. Lunch in Asswikn in the shade of the old walnut trees. After lunch you continue walking to the valley of Tekkent where Read more

Atlas Mountains Escape 3 Days

Atlas Mountains Escape 3 Days   This Trek is an interesting 3 day walk via several ancient  berber villages & valleys of Imlil and Azzaden, meet the berber communauty. Suitable for families with kids, elderly people, the route itself is comfortable for a mule ride instead as well as for walking, cross scenic mountain pass & villages, enjoy an overview of a typical & authentic valley. Day 1: Marrakesh – Imi Oughlad – Tinzert : You’ll leave the vehicle on the road up towards Imlil at Imi Oughlad (1,450m) where you will meet your Berber muleteer and guide. Your first day will be an easier aclimatisation trek in the Ouirgane National Park. The terrain here is gentler with copper green soil and juniper trees. Overnight in Gite in Tinzert, a small rustic Berber Village. Aprox. 4 hrs walking time. Day 2: Tinzert – Azzaden Valley (Ait Aissa): After breakfast you’ll head up and out of the valley and traverse over to the stunning Azzaden Valley. The views open up with a rushing mountan stream surrounded by lush walnut groves leading up towards Toubkal and her sister peaks at the head of the Valley. Overnight in a village Gite in Ait Aissa. Read more

The Morocco Great South 8 Days

Trip Itinerary : Combine Marrakech and the atlas mountains in addition to the great sahara in 8 days Trip from airport pick up to airport drop off : Day 1: Marrakech After arriving in Marrakech, you will be received by our staff and check in at the hotel, before spending the night there. Day 2: Marrakech – Kasbah Telouet – Ouarzazate Early in the morning we depart in a minibus or Land rover heading south. At the breathtaking Tizi-n-Tichka pass we turn left towards Telouet. Here our mountain bike adventure starts. A rough track takes us south through an amazing landscape of colors, traditional villages and green oases. The track ends at the famous ksar Ait Benhaddou where we load our bikes on the vehicles for a transfer to Ouarzazate. Day 3: Ouarzazate – Rose Valley – Talouite Valley We depart for an incomparable adventure! A transfer takes us to Kelaa Mgouna, known for it’s annual rose festival. Our route takes us over a desert plateau toward the first pass of the High Atlas. A long climb brings us to the Talouite pass, from which we have a marvelous view over the Valley of the Birds. The landscape here is breathtaking because Read more

into the Berber Tribes Trek of 5 Days

into the Berbers Tribes Trek of 5 Days Day 1: Amizmiz to Imzayn Arrive at Amizmiz from Marrakech in the morning and set out towards the Anogal valley. We pass by the village of Ait Hamd and have lunch by the river facing the village of Igordan that’s on the top of the hill. After lunch, we carry on and get to Imzayn where we stay at a local Berber home, relaxing with a beautiful view from the rooftop. We spend the night in Imzayn. About 5 hours of inclined, but not steep, walking during the day. Day 2: Imzayn to Lmedinat We set out walking in the morning, going by the spring at Imintala, a beautiful valley system with a panoramic view of the river-bed and its green fields to both sides. We pass by the canyon and through the pine forest where we have lunch beneath the trees. After lunch, we pass by several villages until we finally get to the village of Lmedinat and arrive at a Berber home for more cultural experiences and accommodation for the night. About 5 hours of walking during the day. Day 3: Lmedinat to Azgour We go first up the valley Read more

A Day With Atlas Berbers

A Day With Atlas Berbers   Our one-day trip to Imlil offers a great opportunity to get close to nature and even closer to understanding and enjoying the fascinating Berber way of life. Trekking, fresh air, mountain trails and mint tea all contribute to a refreshing day out in the Moroccan countryside. During this Day Trip you will Discover real Berber village life Visited area : Imlil village is located at 70 km from Marrakech its part of the Ait Mizane Trib situated bellow the Toubkal mountain, the last step before the ascent of Toubkal, Imlil is known as the departure point of treks as well. After we attend the Berber village of Asni, we take the left way to reach Imlil. From here either you walk around the village or take a mule  for a short trek to get the ancient village of Mezik and Arghen where you can have lunch and enjoy the view on green Terraces and Agdals . Your Lunch is a leisurely local affair, taken in a typical Berber village guesthouse , enjoying a homemade  three course meal of Moroccan salad, couscous with lamb or perhaps a tasty vegetable tagine, fresh seasonal fruits and tea. Read more

Amizmiz Trek 6 Days

6 Days trek in Amizmiz berber villages   ITINERARY DETAILS : Amizmiz located on the north side of the High Atlas Mountains, it will allow visitors to discover the Berbers traditional life , their secular customs, and share in their time and their culture, the beautiful walnut olive and almond trees. Trek through the villages of the Amizmiz Plain in this 6 day tour. Day 1: Marrakech – Amizmiz – Ait irghite Depart Marrakech by car to Irhragn Village to begin the trek. Trek through the pine trees past many villages and across the Amzmiz river to Ait Irghite village for an overnights stay with a local family in a traditional house and enjoy the berber bath (Hammam) . (About 5 to 6 hours’ walk.) Day 2: Ait irghite-Tizi Imlil After breakfast we will follow the track leads us up to the Pass of Tigeramin (2100m) enjoy the facing views of the atlas mountains ,then going down through Ait Hsain village get into the river here you will enjoy your lunch under the walnut and almond trees,after continue through the river passing nearby the villages and lot of terracing where local people grow wheat and maize walnut and almond trees. Read more

why choosing us

Why  choose walking &  trekking with us :   Small sized groups of 1 to 14people for a minimum impact on the crossed areas. English speaking qualified mountain guides .• Good Berber & Arabic cooking based on local  fresh vegetables and fruits .• Assistance Mules or camels in a just number for the welfare of the animals. licensed tourism vehicles for ground transfers. Good camping kit and selected accommodations in Cities & mountains – Desert . Respect of Men and the environment .   Share on: WhatsAppPlease follow and like us:

Toubkal express Trek in 3 Days

Toubkal and Tazaghart Trek of 3 Days   While you are  visiting Morocco & the red city of Marrakech , come and climb  highest summit in North Africa ,jbel Toubkal at an altitude of 4167m! Our “Express” route will lead you to the top exploring tow main valleys of the Atlas mountains such as the Azzaden and Tazaghart  You will avoid the busy and too trekked classical route and the “up and down” by the same Path ! Trek itinerary : Day1.Marrakech – Imlil – Tazaghart Refuge / 7h00 trekking / Altitude, gain: 1700m; loss: 300mEarly morning, you will be met by your guide and drive to Imlil where our trek start at 1700m. We assit the packing of our luggage on our mules and start our trek heading west to climb the Tizi Mezzik. On the top of the passs, you will have a first flavour of the amazing views of the Atlas Mountains. After a rewarding pause with dried fruits and fresh water, we carry on our ascent via the azib n’Tamsoult and superb waterfalls. The path gets steeper as we approach our refuge for the night at 3100m Day2.Tazaghart – Toubkal Base Camp / 5h00 trekking / Altitude, Read more

Toubkal Ascent

Toubkal Ascent trek of 2 Days At 4,167m, Toubkal Summit   is the highest Peak in North Africa ( know by the roof of north africa) . The walk to the summit is challenging, but it requires no mountaineering experience and the panoramic view from he summit makes the hard walk worthwhile. With the start of the trek just a couple of hours drive from Marrakech, you can reach the summit and back within a week and still have time to explore the red city of  Marrakech.   Day 1: After a transfer to the little village of Imlil we begin our trek. Heading along the Mizane Valley, we first pass the village of Aremd and then onto the shrine of Sidi Chamarouch. We then continue east and by crossing the flood plains our route takes us along mule tracks and up into the high rocky cliffs above the valley. Crossing the river we eventually come to the pastoral shrine of Sidi Chamarouch, which attracts tourists and pilgrims. From here the trail continues to climb steadily, snaking and zigzagging its way up to the snowline and the Toukbal Refuge (3206m), our stop for the night. Approx. 4 to 5hrs walking. Day Read more