Don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Middle Atlas Mountains in a memorable day trip.
- Travel direct from your Fez hotel to the Middle Atlas Mountains and back.
- Feed Monkeys in their natural habitat.
- Visit the Mighty Middle Atlas Mountains.
- Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
Your day begins when your driver from Morocco Desert Travels picks you up from your hotel or riad in Fes at 10 am. (times can be adjusted to suit if needed, just ask us, we are always willing to help and are very flexible.)
This day trip incorporates visits to villages in the Middle Atlas Mountains (elevation up to 1360 metres above sea level) where you can enjoy breathtaking panoramas and breathe deeply of the clear, fresh, cool mountain air.
Firstly, you will be driven to the village of Immouzer, famous for its apples, fragrant and beautiful with apple blossom in the spring and in July hosts the famous National Apple Festival.
Next you can see the delightful Ifrane, a charming Alpine-styled, chalet filled town, nestling prettily in the mountains and known as “The Switzerland of Morocco”. It is a relief to visit these cool mountain towns if you visit in the summer, a pleasant escape from the oppressive heat and if you visit in the winter, Ifrane and the nearby ski-resort of Michliffen offer many snow sport activities.
Catching tantalizing glimpses of both the Middle and High Atlas Mountains as you ascend into them through huge forests of cedar and cork, your next stop will be to explore Azrou, ‘The Rock’ in the local Berber language, an ancient settlement still lived in by the Amazigh (Berbers), Morocco’s original inhabitants before the arrival of the Arabs. It is a lovely village with flower bed and cherry tree lined streets and green tiled roofs in the heart of the magnificent cedar forest, the largest in Morocco. Near here live the Barbary Apes, actually a type of macaque monkey, who may try to share your lunch. You will be able to see the tribal herdsmen and hard at work milling flour or engaged in traditional carpentry and carpet making. Enjoy haggling for a rug if you wish, especially if you arrive for the Tuesday market, as the prices here can be much lower than in Fes and the people are very friendly.
The day finishes with a pleasant return drive to Fes where Desert adventure Trips will drop you off at your hotel or riad.
- Transport in a comfortable A/C vehicle (Mini Van).
- English speaking driver.
- Pick up and drop off at your accommodation.
- Lunch and drinks