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Sprawling along the frontier of the Sahara, Morocco’s mighty Atlas Mountains run all the way from the Atlantic coast to the northern Rif Mountains, separating the cities from the desert. Capped with snow throughout the winter months and cloaked with wildflowers through the summer, the rocky plateaus and lush valleys of the Atlas Mountains provide a striking backdrop for hiking and mountain biking treks from cities like Marrakech, Fez and Agadir.  The rugged mountain terrain is also home to Morocco’s remaining Berber tribes and visiting the traditional mud-built villages dotted along the mountainsides has become a popular pastime for tourists, affording the opportunity to experience the unique life and culture of the Berbers. 

The vast mountain range is split into three main regions – the centrally located High Atlas, the Middle Atlas to the north of the country, and the remote Anti Atlas, tucked away in the south. Easily reached from Marrakech, the High Atlas range is arguably the most visited region, with hotels clustered around popular spots like the picturesque Ourika Valley, Ouirgane and Imlil, and home to the 4,167-meter Jebel Toubkal, Morocco’s highest peak. For many, a stay in the High Atlas Mountains is a pit stop en route to Ouarzazate, the launch pad for camping tours and camel treks into the desert.

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Three Valleys Day Trip from Marrakech with Optional Visit to Takerkoust Lake and Kik Plateau

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 30 Reviews

Experience traditional Moroccan life and stunning scenery on a day trip from Marrakech to three famous valleys in the Atlas Mountains. Explore the lovely ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $82.00

Marrakech Medina Walking Tour Including Maison Tiskiwin, Bahia Palace and the Photography Museum

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 7 Reviews

Navigate Marrakech’s labyrinthine medina and visit other city highlights with a local guide on this half-day walking tour. See pottery, sculptures and musical ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $43.73

Atlas Mountains Hot Air Balloon Ride from Marrakech with Berber Breakfast and Desert Camel Experience

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 3 Reviews

A must for Marrakech visitors, this morning tour takes you soaring over the foothills of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains on a sunrise hot air balloon ride. Touch ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $259.67

Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou Day Trip Through the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Experience the history and drama of old Morocco on this day trip across the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech. Cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass to reach Aït ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 12 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.34

Ouzoud Falls Day Trip from Marrakech

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

Escape the heat and hustle-bustle of Marrakech on this day trip to the stunningly beautiful Ouzoud Falls. Surrounded by an emerald cape of thousands of olive ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $109.34

Berber Trails 4WD Day Trip from Marrakech

4 star rating: Recommended 64 Reviews

Follow ancient Berber Trails across the Atlas Mountains on a day trip from Marrakech into the Moroccan past. From the valleys to the mountain summits, you will ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $90.20

Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech

4 star rating: Recommended 22 Reviews

Leave Marrakech behind as you join a day trip to Ourika Valley, a lush oasis of vegetation in the foothills of the magnificent Atlas Mountains.

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $32.80

Marrakech Botanical Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 14 Reviews

Spend an afternoon exploring the botanical treasures of Marrakech. Visit the famous Majorelle Gardens, surround yourself with the orchards and olive groves of ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $31.43

9-Night Southern Moroccan Adventure Including Aït Benhaddou, the Sahara and Essaouira

Experience a carnival of exotic sights in Djemaa El-Fna in Marrakech, explore the Aït Benhaddou Kasbah, ride a camel in the Sahara Desert and lounge on ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 10 days, 9 nights

From USD $952.00

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