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High Atlas Travel Guide

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Plan Your High Atlas Vacation

The High Atlas region is perfect for outdoors adventure and the perfect antidote to the concentration and animation of Marrakesh. You can hang glide, ski, hot-air balloon, quad-bike, and ride mules. Best of all, you can walk. And if trekking in the snowy mountain ranges for days on end with only Berber women and their mules for friends isn't your thing, you can wimp out and drive.

Top Reasons To Go

  1. The chance to hike North Africa's tallest peak Djebel Toubkal, which soars to 13,671 feet, is only a two-day climb. Trekkers can find everything they need at the base of the mountain.
  2. Legendary hospitality Many travelers say their favorite experiences involve staying with a traditional Berber family and engaging in simple pleasures such as rambling, horseback riding, and bird-watching.
  3. Adrenaline junkies getting their fix From quad biking to skiing to skydiving and hot-air ballooning, outdoor activities in magical surroundings abound.
  4. Magnificent views in high style Some truly first-class hotels have opened their doors to travelers in the High Atlas; the best even contribute to the local community.
  5. Some of the most adventurous driving on the African continent Stunning passes switchback through mountains with panoramas you have to see to believe.

When To Go

When to Go to The High Atlas

For some the High Atlas is at its best in April, when the trees are flowering and the mountains are still cloaked in white. High-country hiking is saf...

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