Atlas Mountains loop tour
The High Atlas mountains is a region in Morocco covering the mountain range and surrounding destinations such as Marrakech. It’s a regular destination for mountain hikers, ski enthusiasts, or travellers interested in the indigenous Berber culture found throughout its many peaks and valleys.The Atlas mountains are home to relatively pure Berber populations, who live in earthen adobe houses. Marrakesh is the only Moroccan city with a recognizable Berber ambiance, being situated at the base of the southern Atlas mountains. The color of Marrakech is the color of the Berbers – reddish, ochre and earth tones are the only colors you see adorning the adobe buildings, giving the impression that the entire city springs from the earth.
The beauty of Atlas Mountains
- Departure at 9H00 am from the Riad, Hôtel or your acommodation, we will take the road to leave the plaine of AL Haouz. Smalls agglomerations succeded betwen a green spaces of olives trees, surounded by barriers of cactus plantations. After the village of Tahanaout we take a mountain road (we see alot of landscape, different color and contrast..). The arrival to Asni , a big berber village wich included all of population living around it , in a wekly souks (every saturday), a short visit of the souk is programed.(Option 1: We will continue and we take Taroudante road and we will stop at a village named Ouirgane -precisly at a small house based in the top of a collin alternating the typical berber and also a nice view - to taste a traditionnel lunch with a beber family (a very interesting experience that will help the family). this escapade in the midle of the berber country, will guide us to continue in the oukaimden road with a wonderful landscapes around it, green spaces (pines trees, nuts tres), a mountains with diferents colors (from gray to red). In passing We will stop to contemplate a lot of smalls vilages make it a very nice pictures to amators of Photography. Then we will arrive to the Ourika Valley (Option 2: We continue to Setti fatma and there you can take lunch in a berber restaurant and with a mountain guide you can visit the waterfall of Ourika and after we take road to marakesh). If option 1, we will be back directly to Marakesh in 40mn via the village of Agrabe.
- Points of interest:
- - Lunch with the berber family - Nice views - Meeting with berber population.
- Driver Guide
- Mountains Guide
- Extras and Tips