Transfer from Essaouira to The Atlas Mountains
A journey time of approximately 3.5hrs.
Stretching over a thousand miles across Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, the Atlas Mountains are a vision of inspiring, often stark beauty. Home to some of the highest peaks in North Africa, this is a complex landscape of jagged ridges and deep, narrow valleys - dropping away steeply to the north and, to the south, sloping gently into the endless expanses of the Sahara.
From the ancient city of Marrakech, the Atlas skyline stretches across the horizon, creating a stunning backdrop. Toubkal, North Africa's highest mountain, is only 50 miles south of Marrakech.
The High Atlas has been inhabited for thousands of years by a pastoral people known as the Berbers. They traditionally live in small villages of flat-roofed sun-baked mud houses, usually situated atop steep mountain slopes. Speaking Berber, Arabic, and French, they are as interesting and welcoming as they are knowledgeable of the mountains.
You will be staying at Kasbah Bab Ourika, Bed & Breakfast