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The Atlas Mountains

Day Trips

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Hiking to the top of the Atlas mountains
Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Atlas Mountains are one of the world’s most beautiful mountain ranges. They remain well-protected from the impact of modernization and are home to a population that is proud of its Berber culture. They are dotted with numerous villages and valleys and offer an attractive setting as well as a diverse array of options to thrill- nature lovers. We offer you a number of excursions that can be tailored to your requirements.

A family experience in the land of the Berber
Take a trip out of time especially designed for family enjoyment. The programme includes the preparation of a delicious family lunch, followed by a visit to a school while the meal is gently simmering over the fire. You will then ride back to your hosts’ place on a donkey or a mule! The ingredients for the outing have been carefully chosen to create some unforgettable moments with your family.

Trekking into the heart of the Atlas
This full day hiking tour in the Atlas Mountains will take you into the heart of Berber lifestyle. An opportunity to discover a different way of life – terrace style fields , drystone houses, scenes of farming – while discovering the pleasures of a mountain hike and enjoying the fresh air.

Essaouira: Sidi Kaouki Beach
A full day escapade to the Atlantic coast. Formerly known as Mogador, Essaouira is a haven of peace that has retained its popularity with visitors since its creation. The city is enclosed by a fortified wall that is unique in Africa and is nicknamed the ‘Saint Malo of Morocco’. Discover its treasures, colours, and architecture, its 18th century ramparts, port and ‘Scala’ as well as the charming Medina. On top of this, its beach is a restful place and the favourite spot of windsurf enthusiasts.

Bin El Ouidan: Ouzoud waterfall & Bin el ouidane dam
Bin el Ouidane lake is located around Azizal Province in the Middle Atlas. It is in reality a dam and counts among the most beautiful lakes in Morocco. The lake spans over more than 37km at an altitude of 810m and is over looked by various mountains, including Mounts Tazekount (1,730m), R’Nin (2,411m) and Tassemit (2,148m) to the north and Mounts Chito (2,662m) and M’Goun (4,071m) to the south of the lake. The enchanting setting of Bin el Ouidane is the ideal place for pleasant walks and horse riding, a picnic or water activities such as water-skiing, wakeboarding, pedal boating and paddling. This Lake is also a popular fishing spot.

Desert: Touareg getaway
Enjoy the contrasting verdant landscape on the way from Marrakech to the dunes of the great Sahara desert and through Ouarzazate, the Gorges and the road of the thousand Kasbahs. The road to the desert offers a real festival of colours: green palm groves, ochre soil, grey rocks, adobe villages, dozens of splendid Kasbahs and Merzouga, boasting the most beautiful dunes of Morocco. A two to three days getaway that will allow lovers of wide open spaces to discover the oasis and Kasbahs of southern Morocco.

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