The Atlas Mountains

The Atlas Mountains are known to the local Berber people as ‘Idraren Draren’ or Mountain of Mountains. Morocco’s High Atlas runs 1000km from the Atlantic Coast near Agadir to Khenifra in the northeast. Most guests tend to explore the area to the south of Marrakech, and we can also offer tailor-made itineraries to more remote areas, including the anti-Atlas Mountains. Jebel Toubkal is the highest point, and at 4,167m is the highest point in North Africa. What makes the Atlas Mountains so magical is the lovely Berber culture and picturesque villages that line its slopes. You can often visit a local home for a mint tea and learn about Berber culture. There are some superb boutique lodges located in pretty valleys, offering a perfect respite from the bustling life of Marrakech. You can opt for a few days walking, staying in remote lodges. Also of interest is the two or three-day climb of Jebal Toubkal itself. We generally suggest visiting the Atlas Mountains from Spring to Autumn, although the villages in the foothills get very hot in high summer. 

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The Atlas Mountains Itineraries

This is just a selection of suggested itineraries that are there to help you with your ideas and to start the conversation with us about planning your tailor-made holiday. All our holidays are private for you and your party, and can depart on any day you like. We can adapt and change any element of these journeys, or design an itinerary from scratch around your travelling plans.

Fez, Marrakech & Atlas Mountains

Fez - Marrakech - Atlas Mountains  

Fez and Marrakech are undeniably Morocco’s most iconic and evocative cities, packed with all the magical charm that makes Morocco so mesmerising. This itinerary allows you an immersive experience of both, and additionally, some gentle R&R in the mountains to conclude your trip.

9 days from £1895 p. p.

Marrakech & Atlas Mountains

Marrakech Medina - Atlas Mountains - Marrakech Palmeraie  

Combine the bustling souks of colourful Marrakech before experiencing the timeless Berber culture and stunning views in the High Atlas Mountains. 

8 days from £1228 p. p.

A long weekend in Marrakech

Marrakech  

Marrakech makes for a beautiful long weekend from any European city. With five days, you will have plenty of time to both explore and relax. The weather is perfect in the winter, and you can also immerse yourself in a fascinating culture.

6 days from £1095 p. p.

The Atlas Mountains Accommodation

This is just an overview of the hotels and lodges we feature, from characterful boutique lodges to luxury hotels. We do have a range of other hotels that we use, so if you don't see from our portfolio what you are looking for, we almost certainly know about it and can help plan an itinerary using it.

Kasbah Bab Ourika

$ $ $ $ $ The Atlas Mountains  

Kasbah Bab Ourika is a luxury boutique hotel located in the Ourika Valley in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains.   

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Domaine Malika - Atlas Mountains in Morocco

Domaine Malika

$ $ $ $ $ The Atlas Mountains  

Domaine Malika is located in the picturesque Ouirgane Valley in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. It is a lovely 8-bedroom boutique hotel.  

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Kasbah Tamadot

$ $ $ $ $ The Atlas Mountains  

Kasbah Tamadot is arguably the most luxurious hotel in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. It has set the bar in terms of service and style, making for an indulgent few days in the mountains.  

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Azzaden Trekking Lodge

$ $ $ $ $ The Atlas Mountains  

The Azzaden Trekking Lodge is located in Aït Aïssa, about a 4-7 hour trek from Imlil. Azzaden is perfect for those wanting a night, or two, completely off-the-beaten-track in the Toubkal Massif.  

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Kasbah Du Toubkal

Kasbah Du Toubkal

$ $ $ $ $ The Atlas Mountains  

A former fortress-palace, the Kasbah du Toubkal perches a rocky pinnacle surrounded by Morocco’s High Atlas‘ snow-capped peaks. Peaceful is too flimsy a word to describe such a tranquil spot. The silence and stillness are almost tangible and work wonders for refugees fleeing the clamour of twenty-first-century life.  

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Berber Lodge

$ $ $ $ $ Marrakech  

Berber Lodge is a superb boutique hotel located south of Marrakech under the backdrop of the High Atlas Mountains.

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The Atlas Mountains Experiences

This is a selection of experiences that allow you to see the destination in new and interesting ways. Almost all our experiences include a private guide, and can be then tailored to your particular interests. Indeed, many of the experiences we offer are created individually for our guests, so this list is by no means conclusive. In fact, we leave a couple of our best ideas up our sleeves for when you enquire with us.