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Atlas Mountains

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6,944 Reviews
Marrakech, Morocco

The Basics

The vast mountain range is split into three main regions: the centrally located High Atlas, the Middle Atlas to the north, and the remote Anti Atlas, tucked away in the south. Easily reached from Marrakech, the High Atlas range draws many visitors, with hotels clustered around popular spots like the picturesque Ourika Valley, Ouirgane, and Imlil. It’s also home to the 13,671-foot (4,167-meter) Mount 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 desert camel treks. Experience the grandeur of the Atlas Mountains on a day trip from Marrakech, which might include activities such as quad biking, hot air ballooning, or a visit to a Berber village.

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Desert Agafay & Atlas Mountains & Waterfalls, Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech

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Desert Agafay & Atlas Mountains & Waterfalls, Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech
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$24.14 per adult
we spent a wonderful day
If you want to spend a wonderful day and get to know Morocco from a different angle, this guide will give you all this we spent a wonderful day shown to us mountains atlas waterfalls deserts and beautiful views we had the opportunity to eat a real tarzin in a barberyskim house
Ali_baba, Mar 2020

Recent reviews from experiences in Marrakech

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Loved it - fantastic journey
Daniel_L, Jan 2021
High Atlas Mountains and 5 Valleys Day Trip from Marrakech - All inclusive -
Superbe experience. The guide was very informative and kind. The journey, from hiking in the Atlas Mountains to having lunch in a Berber family’s home, were all so memorable and fantastic. Recommend to anyone.
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A wonderful way to spend a full day in a gorgeous place with great people!
Julie_I, Jun 2021
Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys & Waterfalls with Camel ride Guided Day Trip
Awesome day!! Our driver, Kareem, and tour guide, Mohammed, were outstanding! Beautiful hike, amazing views, yummy lunch! Two suggestions- make the stops for tea, lunch, etc. more structured and ask guests if they want lunch and the cost ahead of time. Otherwise, fabulous experience you will not forget! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
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A Road Trip to Remember
Vig, Mar 2020
High Atlas Mountains and 5 Valleys Day Trip from Marrakech - All inclusive -
An amazing day out in the high Atlas Mountains, the tour includes a nicely guided hike and a traditional Berber style lunch.
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Trip to Atlas Mountain, waterfall and camel riding
I_T, Mar 2020
Desert Agafay & Atlas Mountains & Waterfalls, Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech
Very enjoyable trip to Atlas Mountain and camel riding from Marrakech. Our guide, Mr Potato, was knowledgeable and enthusiastic. We enjoyed the trip and felt it was good value for money.
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Mt. Atlas tour
Hiten_k, Mar 2020
Private Full-Day Tour of the Atlas Mountains with Lunch
Wonderful tour...! Mr Potatos (Guide) and the Driver Aziz were good too and very delicious vegetarian meal...however, they seem to forget to stop to show the full Mt Atlas range...it would be nice to make a stop and allow take photos otherwise will recommend others
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Perfect Addition to my Vacation
Maggie, Mar 2020
Desert Agafay & Atlas Mountains & Waterfalls, Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech
I had an excellent time! The views were stunning. The driver, Hassan B. was both smooth and skillful. My guide, Omar B. was excellent! He spoke great English, was funny and knowledgeable. I would absolutely recommend this to a friend!
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Marrakech mountains
Steve_C, Mar 2020
Private Full-Day Tour of the Atlas Mountains with Lunch
excellent trip, great value full day tour. informative and entertaining guide in Omar B and driver Hassan B highly recommended
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Atlas Mountains
RichardEtienne, Mar 2020
Atlas Mountains & 5 Valleys Day Tour from Marrakech - All inclusive -
Mawhan was a great host and guide. Very fun! He gave lots of useful information and drove very well.
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Walking up the Atlas Mountains
Aileene_M, Mar 2020
Day trip to atlas Mountains And 3 Valley & Berber Villages with Camel Ride
Very arduous and not for anyone with any sort of mobility issues, very sturdy footwear needed. Tour guide was very chatty, lots of information and insight into the Berber history. It’s a long and tiring day, we stopped for Berber morning tea and again for a Berber lunch which were both very good and most needed.
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A trio of adventure
Dana128, Mar 2020
Atlas Mountains Hot Air Balloon Ride from Marrakech with Berber Breakfast and Desert Camel Experience
LOVED this experience from start to finish. The balloon ride was great. The breakfast was enjoyable. And the camels were lovely.
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Great
GoPlaces446977, Dec 2019
All-Inclusive Agafay Desert and Atlas Mountains Day Trip from Marrakesh
The guides are very good, we spent a great time around Marrakech, visiting the Atlas mountains and the Agafay Desert. Ideal if you only one day to spend.
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This day was a Great Day
Aleksander, Mar 2020
Atlas Mountains Horseback Ride
the driver guide hassan was so professional helpful and fun , I had a great day with the villagers wonderful landscape , the guide Djamel made us visit the waterfalls and he invited us to his house for a tea break we learned a lot of good things from the famous Hassan and Djamel So I give 20/20 for their excellent service and I will come back with great pleasure and do activities with this agency

Things to Know Before You Go

  • The Atlas Mountains are a must-see for adventure travelers and outdoor enthusiasts.

  • Choose among day trips from Marrakech or multi-day itineraries through the mountains and into the Sahara.

  • Remember to bring sunscreen, water, and a hat, as shade is scarce in the Atlas Mountains.

  • Day trips to the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech can last upwards of 12 hours.

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How to Get There

The easiest way to experience the Atlas Mountains is on a guided tour that offers round-trip transportation from a city such as Marrakech, Fez, or Agadir.

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When to Get There

For most travelers, the best time for a trip into the Atlas Mountains is March through November. While summers can be hot, temperatures in the Atlas Mountains are cooler than in the Moroccan lowlands. Mountain snow is usual from mid-January to mid-February, making this an excellent time for skiing in North Africa. Note that some businesses will be closed during Ramadan.

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Highlights of the Atlas Mountains

The Atlas Mountains are dotted with interesting places to explore. Azzaden Valley is a quieter alternative to neighboring Imlil Valley and a popular base for guided treks. Dades Gorge, famous for growing Damascus roses, is a favorite destination for climbers, hikers, and white-water rafters. The rivers of the Middle Atlas feed the beautiful Ouzoud Falls, while Ifrane, the gateway town of the region, looks right out of the French Alps.

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