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).

Kasbah Timdaf, Demnate, Atlas Mountains, Morocco

Kasbah Timdaf

Mountain Hotels in Morocco
7 nights from £ 289 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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