The summit of Mt Toubkal

Morocco Travel Guide

31° 47′ 30″ N, 07° 05′ 33″ O

Morocco in a few words...

With a range of peaks over 4000m above sea level, including the highest point in north Africa, the High Atlas are an adventure lovers playground.

But it is not just the challenge of big mountains that makes this area so special. The lush green valleys are filled with groves of walnut and juniper, waterfalls cascade down the mountains and form sparkling lakes surrounded by jagged peaks. The hospitality of the local Berber people is legendary and as you travel through the region you will witness a pastoral way of life that continues now as it has for a hundred years. The cuisine is delicious, a blend of Andalusian, Arabic and Mediterranean influences. You will enjoy a range of tagines, fresh salads, warm flat breads, dried fruits and of course the fantastic mint tea!

If you are craving a big mountain adventure with loads of culture and experience thrown in too, look no further.

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Rabat

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446,550

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Arabic

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Morocco, a country with a wealth of culture and tradition, offering a rare diversity of landscapes. Lively souks, high plateaus, steep peaks, sand dunes, lush green valleys and villages built in ocher earth. Our country is a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds!

Highlights in Morocco

Celebrations in Marrakesh

Marrakesh

Nicknamed the “pearl of the south” or “the red city”, Marrakesh is a bustling place famous for its exotic markets and beautiful architecture. A visit to this vibrant city is a must for any traveller in Morocco. Marrakech has nearly a million inhabitants spread over an area of ​​230 km². It is the fourth largest city in Morocco after Casablanca, Rabat and Fez.

The summit of Toubkal

Mt Toubkal

The highest peak in Morocco and all of northern Africa, this mountain standing over 4000m above sea level is an adventure few people can resist. A short drive from Marrakesh, the trek to the summit can be done in 3 days but we prefer to take our time and do it in 6 days, exploring more of the High Atlas Range as we approach the mountain.
Called "the mountain of the mountains" by the Berber people, the valleys surrounding Toubkal are lined with hundreds of ancient mule tracks which cross high passes and lead to cultivated terraces and the stone and adobe villages of the Berbers. Trekking region par excellence, Toubkal is traveled on foot or by mule, mainly in spring, summer and autumn.

Ammeln valley in the Anti-Atlas region, Morocco

The Anti Atlas

The Anti-Atlas is an almost secret region of southern Morocco. In its lunar landscapes spring oases, isolated villages and Berber traditions are preserved intact. In the heart of the Anti-Atlas, villages of adobe and stone in shimmering colors are built in the middle of palm groves. Here, winter is mild and the light highlights the contrasts of an unknown Morocco with the scent of almond trees. Tazenakht is known for its artisanal wealth and in particular the manufacture of rugs. Nicknamed "the little Marrakech", Taroudant is a little away from tourist circuits, although very picturesque with its belt of ramparts and hundred-year-old ocher-red walls surrounded by gardens, eucalyptus, olive trees, pomegranates, and of palm trees. Its souks, comparable to labyrinths, are among the most impressive markets in southern Morocco.

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