Morocco Expeditions

How will my booking be processed?
To confirm your booking we will require a non-refundable deposit of 15 % Of total amount which can be made by bank transfer. The balance is payable on arrival in Marrakech and is normally made in the form of Western Union. Alternatively this can be made by bank transfer shortly before arriving in Marrakech.

The Weather in Morocco?
Morocco has four climatic zones. The Atlantic region encompasses Rabat and Casablanca, with mild winters averaging 17°C and temperate summers at around 25°C. Rainfall can hit 56mm in January. In the mountains, rainfall is at its highest (up to 135mm in Oct) and peters out towards the south of the High Atlas massif. Summer highs hit 30°C, winter lows average 9°C. In the east of the country there is very little rain and summers are long, arid and over 30°C. Towards the Sahara, the rain decreases and a desert climate prevails. Winters are cool and summers unbearably hot, with the mercury hitting 40°C.

What do we need to bring?
- sleeping bag (sleeping mats are provided).
- stout walking boots.
- water purification tablets to treat river water (bottled water can sometimes be bought).
- warm clothing (preferably layers rather than one thick item).
- sun cream/block and sun hat.
- swimming gear (for Lake Ifni and mountain pools).
- day pack (about 30+ litres).
- water bottle (1 litre minimum).
- walking pole(s).
- hat and gloves (especially early and late season).
- anorak (waterproof jacket and trousers

Is there a maximum or minimum number?
For certain excursions as Saghro and Siroua, the minimal of the participants is 4 persons.

What about altitude sickness?
Anyone, even the fittest, can be affected by altitude sickness above about 2700m. The symptoms are the breathlessness, headaches, the lethargy and probably the diarrhea. In 4000 meters (the height of Toubkal), the symptoms are not severe and owed usually no more than 24 hours. In severe cases he can prevent the concerned person from continuing the hike. Most of our hikes are conceived to ease the effects of mountain sickness by the more lasting days gradual ascent. However, it is lucid to take with you anti-diarrheic tablets.