Suitable for short trips and long expeditions, the Atlas Mountains cater to all levels of experience and difficulty with a great selection of trekking routes. This part of Morocco is the historic and cultural heart of the nation.
The highest mountain range in northern Africa, the Atlas Mountains stretches across the Maghreb region of Africa and peak at Jbel Toubkal in the High Atlas portion of the range. Separating the Sahara from the Mediterranean, they are also a melting pot of biodiversity, topographical wonders, and important history. With well-known species such as the Barbary macaque and the polecat, and stunning cedar forests scattered across the landscape, there are few places on the planet similar to the Atlas Mountains.
Groups can also explore historic centres such as the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aït Benhaddou, a ksar (fortified village) which has been dubbed 'Moroccan Hollywood' due to its frequent use as a set in films and television. Located along the former caravan route of this part of Morocco, Aït Benhaddou is a beautiful town and a prime example of Moroccan architecture.
Ait Bouguemez is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered. Groups can choose from a variety of project options to support local co-operatives and schools, as well as undertake a trek through this fertile region.
A fantastic trip for younger groups or those fairly new to trekking. You will cross Morocco's Jebel Sahro mountain range, staying in beautiful, remote campsites, and also visit Marrakech and Ait Benhaddou.