Morocco, including the city of Marrakech, derives its name from the Berber phrase mur (n) akuch, which translates to the Land of God. Its rich history dates back thousands of years, with fossils and signs of human habitation dating back as far as 315,000 years.
The Atlas Mountains, like the nearby Atlantic Ocean, were named after the mythical Greek Titan, Atlas, who was punished at the western end of the earth for holding up the heavens. The highest peak in the Atlas Mountains is Toubkal, which means "High Mountain," with an altitude of 4,167 meters (4,167 feet).
During our trip, we will not only climb the Atlas Mountains, but also embark on a road trip through the desert, visiting Morocco's most significant cities and monuments before returning to Marrakech after covering a distance of approximately 2,500 kilometers.
Due to the varied terrain and climate, we can expect significant temperature changes during our journey. We will likely experience near or below freezing temperatures at the mountain peak, while temperatures in Ouarzazat and the Sahara Desert may exceed 30 degrees Celsius in May.
Our travel will be by minibus, and we will make stops and visits to the major attractions along the route. In several locations, we will have short or longer hikes to get to know the nature and villages better. Our accommodation will primarily be small, traditional lodgings of the Kasbah type or Riad-style houses with rooms around the perimeter and an inner courtyard. We have taken great care to select these accommodations carefully and ensure they have high ratings on relevant platforms.