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Atlas Mountains and the Cedar Forest – Private Tour from Fez

Available in English Hotel Pick up included

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Daily

  • Duration

    Approx. 4 hours

  • Start time

    9:00am

  • Meeting Point
    Pick up from your hotel. (Please mention your hotel name and address at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, our customer service executives will get in touch and confirm the details)
  • Ending Point

    The tour ends at the starting point

Key Highlights

  • Pick up some famous Berber carpets
  • Explore a Berber village high up in the Atlas Mountains
  • Walk through a beautiful cedar forest

Overview

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.

Itinerary

  • 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

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

Exclusions

  • Meals
  • Beverages

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.

Customer Reviews

  • 4
    An interesting contrast to the medina.
    06/01/2014 Mr M Brazier, United Kingdom
  • 4
    Great outing
    04/08/2014 Rahmat Mohammad, United Kingdom
  • 4
    Great tour!
    12/23/2011 Dr M M Ingalls, United Kingdom

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