Across the Atlas Mountains

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The Summer route

The splendor of the imperial city of Meknes, with its marvelous medina, is now renowned all over the world.
At about twenty miles to the North of Meknes, in a fertile plain, stand the ruins of the Roman city of Volubilis. This is the main archaeological site in Morocco as well as a UNESCO world heritage site, where you can admire wonderful mosaics, most of which haven't been moved from their original location.

Arriving in Ifrane, a town built by the French in the '30s, the plain gives way to the Mid Atlas reliefs. While arriving in the beautiful Berber town of Azrou, you get into Mid Atlas heart, with its dense pine and cedar trees forests; walking in the woods, you can also spot the Barbary apes inhabiting the area. The Azrou zone is also famous for its Berber carpets. Afterwards you will come across Khenifra, a town situated on the banks of a river, with its houses displaying the earth tones of the ocher which is used to make bricks, and finally you will reach the Ouzoud Falls: these are the most beautiful waterfalls in Morocco, with the river falling for about 100 metres on three levels into the gorge.

Proceeding towards Marrakech you will reach the Ourika valley, one of the most beautiful valleys of the High Atlas. This valley, dominated by the mountains, is the ideal destination for trekking lovers in Summer as well as skiers in Winter. After visiting Marrakech with its medina, the souk and the Jemaa el'Fna square, we head to Essaouira on the Atlantic coast. In this charming harbor town of the XVIII century, characterized by fortified walls and a beautiful medina, you can enjoy a peaceful and relaxing environment, where the traditions of the past live in harmony with the tourism market demands.