Stretching throughout northern Africa, the Atlas Mountains divide Morocco into two distinctly different terrains, separating the Atlantic and Mediterranean coasts from the vast Sahara. Magnificent ancient Kasbahs dot the slopes of the range and many Berber communities still inhabit the hills. A network of natural streams and man-made lakes provide irrigation for the verdant elevated pastures where Berber farmers tend to sheep, goats and other livestock. Mountain drives are an impressive sight with towering canyon walls, groves of palm and date trees and the tallest peak in North Africa, the Jebel Toubkal, at over 13,600 feet high.
Custom Journeys to Middle & High Atlas Mountains
Land of the Berbers
Venture into the Land of the Berbers with Ker & Downey, where the simplicity of this ancient culture unfolds in the city and the desert. Spend 11 days with us discovering Morocco’s diverse terrain.
- Tours of Kasbahs and fortresses
- Hiking and climbing excursions
- Skiing in the winter
- Cultural tours of Berber villages
- Nearby desert recreation