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Atlas Mountains Tours

Capped with snow throughout the winter months and cloaked with wildflowers through the summer, the rocky plateaus and lush valleys of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains provide a striking backdrop for hiking and mountain biking treks, as well as cultural visits to Morocco’s remaining Berber tribes. Sprawling along the frontier of the Sahara, the range runs from the Atlantic coast to the northern Rif Mountains. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Atlas Mountains Hot Air Balloon Ride from Marrakech with Berber Breakfast and Desert Camel ... 
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Atlas Mountains Hot Air Balloon Ride from Marrakech with Berber Breakfast and Desert Camel Experience

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A must for Marrakech visitors, this morning tour takes you soaring over the foothills of Morocco’s Atlas Mountains on a sunrise hot air balloon ride. Touch ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

From USD $239.14
Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech, Marrakech, Balloon Rides
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Moroccan Desert 3-Day Tour from Marrakech

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Get ready to experience the magic of the Sahara and share a 2-night tour with a small group.

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $275.00
Atlas Mountains and Berber Villages Day Trip from Marrakech, Marrakech, Multi-day Tours
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Atlas Mountains and Berber Villages Day Trip from Marrakech

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Explore the Atlas Mountains and Valleys with an expert guide. Discover traditional Berber villages and see Mount Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: Flexible

From USD $46.00
Atlas Mountains and 4 Valleys Guided Day Tour from Marrakech including Lunch in Berber House, ... 
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Atlas Mountains and 4 Valleys Guided Day Tour from Marrakech including Lunch in Berber House

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Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and head for the breathtaking Atlas Mountains, visiting the 4 valleys that make the region famous: Ourika, ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 8.0 to 9.0 hrs

From USD $70.55
Atlas Mountains Quad Biking Half-Day Tour from Marrakech, Marrakech, Day Trips
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Atlas Mountains Quad Biking Half-Day Tour from Marrakech

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Enliven your stay in Marrakech by booking a quad biking tour in the High Atlas Mountains. Take a refreshing day out in Marrakech countryside on your Quad bike ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $80.00
4 DAY TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO CHEFCHAOUEN via Sahara desert, Marrakech, Half-day Tours
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4 DAY TOUR FROM MARRAKECH TO CHEFCHAOUEN via Sahara desert

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We organize guided tour from Marrakech , we explore best of Sahara desert from Marrakech. Our excursion are available everyday with hotel pick up. PRIVATE ...  Read more

Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: 4 days (approx.)

From USD $795.13
Ourika Valley and Atlas Mountains: Small Group Shared Day Trip from Marrakech, Marrakech, Multi-day ... 
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Ourika Valley and Atlas Mountains: Small Group Shared Day Trip from Marrakech

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Embark on this refreshing adventure in the heart of the majestic High Atlas Mountains with its snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, berber villages,fruit trees, ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 7 to 8 hrs

From USD $23.00
Marrakech Quad Bike Tour, Marrakech, Day Trips
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Marrakech Quad Bike Tour

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Take the quad biking experience of a lifetime in the famous Marrakech Palmeraie and feel the adrenaline rush as the guide leads you through the challenging ...  Read more

Location: Marrakech, Morocco
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $58.00
2-Day Private Desert Tour from Marrakech to the Dunes Of M'hamid, Marrakech, Half-day Tours
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2-Day Private Desert Tour from Marrakech to the Dunes Of M'hamid

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Your private tour from Marrakech. Discover the Atlas Mountains, the old Moroccan palaces (kasbahs), the Draa valle and experience the desert lifestyle night ...  Read more

Location: Marrakesh, Morocco
Duration: Flexible

From USD $334.79
3 days 2 nights private desert tour from Fes to Marrakesh, Fez, Overnight Tours
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3 days 2 nights private desert tour from Fes to Marrakesh

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Fez to Marrakesh Desert tour is a good way to experience the best of Southern Morocco and the amazing Sahara Desert.  that include night in Erg Chebbi desert ...  Read more

Location: Fes, Morocco
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $286.97

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