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Atlas Mountains and the Cedar Forest – Private Tour from Fez

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Key Highlights

  • Pick up some famous Berber carpets
  • Explore a Berber village high up in the Atlas Mountains
  • Walk through a beautiful cedar forest
  • Activity Schedule
    When does it run?



    Approx. 4 hours

    Start time


    Meeting Point

    Pick-up is from centrally located hotels in Fez.
    (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If your hotel is not a pick-up location, you will be advised of the closest pick-up point. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

    Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

  • Overview & Itinerary


    On this day excursion from Fez, enjoy the beauty and cool air of the Middle Atlas region, situated at a height of 1350 metres in the Atlas Mountain range.

    Explore Azrou, a Berber village built at an altitude of 1250 metres and home of the Berber tribes, Morocco’s earliest inhabitants. Watch Berber men tending their herds, milling flour, plying their crafts, specially carpet-making and wood work.

    A little further is the best preserved forest of cedars of Morocco, where you can catch sight of Barbary apes leaping from the high branches. Along the Cedar Forest road you might even spot the famous grey swoons of the Atlas or wild boar.

    Explore Ifran or “little Switzerland” as you pass through the flower-lined paths and French-style architecture of this quaint little town.


    9:00am: You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Fez for a private sightseeing tour to the Middle Atlas region.

    Set out in an air-conditioned minibus with your bilingual guide (English and French-speaking) and enjoy this day excursion from Fez.

    The first stop will be at the ancient town of Azrou where you can enjoy an orientation tour. Azrou is flanked by steep wooded hills and a volcanic outcrop from which it also gets its name. See the houses with their typical green painted doors and windows and green glazed tiles. Wander through its famous Berber carpet bazaar and pick up a souvenir or two.

    Nearby is the best-preserved cedar forest in Morocco. Enjoy the cool, quiet surroundings of this beautiful region. Catch a glimpse of Barbary apes leaping and swinging through the trees.

    Continue towards Ifrane, a lovely Alpine village that is also known as ‘little Switzerland’. Drive past the flower-lined paths and French style architecture of this quaint little town, built by the French on the Atlas ranges at a height of about 1,650 metres above sea level.

    Your tour ends with a drop-off at your hotel or the closest drop-off point in Fez.

  • Inclusions & Exclusions


    • Pick-up from centrally located hotels
    • Transportation in an air-conditioned minibus
    • Bilingual guide (English and French-speaking)


    • Meals
    • Beverages
  • Please note & Additional info

    Please note

    It is advisable to re-confirm the tour departure details 48 hours prior to the start of the tour as this tour has a minimum passenger requirement of 2 people, if this is not met the tour would either be rescheduled for another date or cancelled with a full refund

    Identity papers are obligatory (passport or identity card).

    The program can be modified in case of unpredictable events.

    Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.

    Additional info

    The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
  • Reviews
    • Great tour!

      Overall, this was an excellent tour and a great value. Our guide Hassan very kindly personalized the tour for us, taking us to the North castle to overlook Fez and to the ceramic...

      Dr M M Ingalls
    • Great outing

      It was not as fun as I expected. When it stated that we would see the Berbers on the mountains, I was looking forward to seeing traditional people, not on the streets....

      Rahmat Mohammad
    • An interesting contrast to the medina.

      We really enjoyed the tour. We were transported in a roomy, modern people carrier type taxi. Our guide had a very good knowledge of the area. We visited a berber village and...

      Mr M Brazier