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  • The stunning Atlas Mountains - always a great photo opportunity on all Morocco vacations.
  • View of the snow capped Atlas Mountains
  • Experience the winding roads in Dades Valley while on Atlas Mountain tours.
  • A Moroccan kasbah in the Atlas Mountains

The Atlas Mountains are a range that stretches for 2,500 km (1,600 mi) along northwestern Africa. The range can be divided into four regions: the Middle Atlas, High Atlas and Anti-Atlas in Morocco, the Saharan Atlas in Algeria and the Tell Atlas and the Aurès Mountains that cover areas in both Algeria and Tunisia.

Indigenous to North Africa, the Berber people have inhabited the coast for more than 5,000 years. After the Arab invasion of the 7th century the Berbers were forced to either assimilate or escape to the Atlas Mountains. Many chose the mountains and as a result, a relatively pure Berber population still resides there in earthen adobe homes t5o be seen on Morocco vacations.

The Anti-Atlas Mountains are the most southerly range in Morocco and border the Sahara. Visiting the Anti-Atlas range on Morocco vacations offers a good opportunity to experience Berber culture as agadirs (castles) dot the landscape. The Middle Atlas range experiences snow in winter months due to its elevation. The town of Ifrane enjoys enough snow to accommodate a ski resort, a rarity in Africa. The highest peaks Toubkal at 4,167 m (13,671 ft) and Ouanoukrim at 4,089 m (13,415 ft) belong to the High Atlas section of the range. At the foot of this range is Aït Benhaddou, a fortified mud brick city and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Aït Benhaddou has served as a backdrop for many films including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator.

 


 

Morocco Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Morocco vacations.

Learn about the history and culture of Morocco, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Morocco's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Morocco for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Morocco tours today!

 

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