Holidays in the Middle Atlas

The Middle Atlas provinces cover 23,000 km² in area and comprise 18% of the total mountainous surface of Morocco. The provinces of Khènifra, Ifrane, Boulmane, Sefrou, Khemisset, El Hajeb, as well as parts of the provinces of Taza and of Beni Mellal, lie in the Middle Atlas region. Béni Mellal on the Oum Er-Rbia River is designated "the doorway to the Middle Atlas."

Between Fes and Marrakech, the Middle Atlas area has gentler slopes than the High Atlas, with wooded hills, offering excellent trekking.

Attractions include a variety of Berber towns/villages, The M'Goun Geopark (a 12000 sq km region of fossils of Mesozoic age and stone structures) and the well-known Cascades d'Ouzoud (waterfalls).

Our price promise: We will not only match offer prices on hotels you may have see quoted elsewhere, but additionally offer FREE room upgrades at most of our hotels, and the best ground transport for transfers, tours and multi centre trips.
Kasbah Timdaf, Demnate, Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Kasbah Timdaf

Mountain Hotels in Morocco
7 nights from £ 294 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

An Ecolodge, 1 hour from Marrakech, suitable for visiting the  M'Goun Geoparc.

Le Palais des Cerisiers, Atlas Mountain Morocco Holidays

Le Palais des Cerisiers

Mountain Hotels in Morocco
3 nights from £ 151 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

An 18-room hotel with views of the Middle Atlas Mountains.

Michlifen Ifrane Atlas mountains Morocco

Michlifen

Mountain Hotels in Morocco
7 nights from £ 998 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

A large hotel with spectacular views.

Widiane, Middle Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Widiane

Mountain Hotels in Morocco
7 nights from £ 823 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast with flights from London and transfers.

Set in a natural canyon in the mountains, with Spa and water-sports.

The Lawrence of Morocco map displays the locations of the destinations and accommodation that we have selected and visited; for each item, hovering over or clicking the marker will display a short summary and photo of that place or hotel, and hotel pricing. Follow the links in the info box to the full page listing which has much more information.

Note that the online map offers both a satellite view (click satellite in the top right) and, for some locations, a street level view (Drag the person in the top left onto the map). These let you explore the country; and when you wish to explore in person, or if you have any questions about the places you see, give our staff a call, or request a quote. Our staff regularly visit the places and accommodation that we feature.

When you book a holiday with us we will provide full driving instructions for reaching your accommodation, where necessary; these can be used by yourself, or you could enjoy the luxury of a driver. Alternatively we will arrange private (car rather than coach) transfers for you; helicopter transfers are also possible for some destinations.

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We had a great time..

Hi Denise/Max

We had a great time and here is my feedback.

Mrs Souad introduced herself on the journey from the airport to the Riad but we had no reason to contact her.

The Riad Camilia was terrific – Nicholas looked after us really well and was a mine of information.
We ate all of our meals in the ...

Fiona Applegate

The best dinner spot was at the riad hotel we were staying, Villa Maroc, where they serve huge platters of meat or fish tagine by candlelight.

Novelist Anna Stothard travelled to Essaouira with Lawrence of Morocco in August 2012, writing for the Observer Magazine.

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Max Lawrence - MD Lawrence of Morocco

When travelling around Morocco it is not (contrary to common belief) necessary for women to ‘cover up’ out of respect for local modesty traditions. Morocco is a very mixed society with Moroccans who dress as westerners and more traditional families dressing in a more traditional way.

The only areas of the country where it is advisable for women to cover up their legs and shoulders would be in some parts of the High Atlas Mountains (very remote areas) where the locals are rarely visited by foreigners. It is highly unlikely that you will be visiting these areas on any holiday arranged by Lawrence of Morocco.

Max Lawrence, Owner

First travelled to Morocco in 1986. Lived and worked in Marrakech for 12 years.