Middle Atlas Day Trip
Make sure you seize the chance to embark on a memorable day trip to the Middle Atlas Mountains.

Middle Atlas Day Trip from Fez Itinerary

Your journey through the Middle Atlas Mountains begins as your driver from Fez Desert Trips picks you up from your accommodation in Fez at 10 am. (We can adjust the timing to suit your needs, just let us know; we’re always ready to accommodate.)

This excursion showcases the charming villages nestled in the Middle Atlas Mountains, reaching elevations of up to 1360 meters above sea level, offering breathtaking panoramas and crisp, refreshing mountain air.

Your first stop is the village of Immouzer, renowned for its apples and adorned with fragrant apple blossoms in the spring. In July, it hosts the renowned National Apple Festival.

Next, you’ll explore the picturesque town of Ifrane, often referred to as “The Switzerland of Morocco,” with its Alpine-style architecture set amidst the Atlas Mountains. Ifrane provides a welcome respite from the summer heat and offers a variety of snow sports activities during the winter, including the nearby ski resort of Michliffen.

As you ascend into the Middle Atlas Mountains, passing through vast cedar and cork forests, you’ll arrive at Azrou, meaning ‘The Rock’ in the local Berber language. This ancient settlement, still inhabited by the Amazigh (Berbers), features charming streets lined with flower beds and cherry trees, set against green tiled roofs. Here, within the magnificent cedar forest, the largest in Morocco, you’ll encounter the Barbary Apes, a type of macaque monkey, eager to share your lunch. Witness tribal herdsmen at work, milling flour, practicing traditional carpentry, and crafting carpets. Don’t miss the opportunity to haggle for a rug, especially during the bustling Tuesday market when prices are often lower than those in Fez.

The Middle Atlas day trip concludes with a leisurely drive back to Fez, where Fez Desert Trips will drop you off at your hotel or riad.


  • Transport in a comfortable A/C vehicle (Mini Van).
  • English speaking driver.
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation.

Important Information

  • Pick up : 10am.
  • Drop off : 7pm (approx).
  • Duration : One Day Trip.
  • Start : Fez.
  • Finish : Fez