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.
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.
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.