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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 93 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 $73.99

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

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 47 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 $227.67

Ouzoud Falls Day Trip from Marrakech

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 20 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 $91.07

Marrakech Medina Walking Tour Including Bahia Palace and the Photography Museum

4.5 star rating: Recommended 20 Reviews

Navigate Marrakech’s labyrinthine medina and visit other city highlights with a local guide on this half-day walking tour. Visit the grand Bahia Palace and ...  Read more

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

From USD $40.98

Berber Trails 4WD Day Trip from Marrakech

4 star rating: Recommended 69 Reviews

Travel off the beaten track to discover an altogether different pace of life in Morocco on this 8-hour Berber trails 4-wheel drive tour from Marrakech. Follow ...  Read more

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

From USD $79.69

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

4 star rating: Recommended 36 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 $136.60

Ourika Valley Day Trip from Marrakech

4 star rating: Recommended 19 Reviews

Escape the busy city and discover rural Morocco on this 3.5-hour Ourika Valley day trip from Marrakech. Leave bustling Marrakech behind and set off a day trip ...  Read more

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

From USD $30.74

Best 2-Day Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate Tour from Marrakech

Discover Morocco’s varied charms on this 2-day trip through the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech. Your driver will guide you and a small group across the ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $284.59

Private Tour: 2-Day Ait Benhaddou and Ouarzazate Tour from Marrakech

Immerse yourself in Morocco’s rich history and fascinating culture on this private 2-day trip through the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech. Your English-speaking ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $398.43

Best Private Tour: Ouzoud Falls Day Trip from Marrakech

Forget you’re in the arid Moroccan landscape on this private tour of the Ouzoud Falls, departing from Marrakech. Your knowledgeable driver/guide will transport ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 10 hours (approx.)

From USD $170.76

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