What we do at Atlas Tours
Atlas city tours offers a wide range of rich service; routes that will make you discover the beauty of Morocco. Through our agency you will have to choose a car and we will be available to you depending on your budget and the intended route.
Towers and city tour
We can adapt to the length of your stay and number of people and are built according to your wishes and you have the opportunity to participate in excursions that you want.
Early departure for the Ourika Valley an attractive string of villages along the river valley carrying the same name. The landscape is fresh and green, and in summer a popular destination when Marrakech is boiling with the heat.
The Ourika Valley starts about 30 km south of Marrakech, and the tarmac road will slowly bring you 37 km into the valley until you reach Setti Fatma, famous for its seven waterfalls. The main attraction of Ourika is the brick mosque of Aghbalou, a rare change from the standard mosques in Morocco. It has an appearance which resembles more a church.
But since Aghbalou is the largest village along the Oued Ourika, it is also a popular place to stop en route. A popular place to pass an hour or two is the nice café along the river and discovers a Berber village. Extremely basic, with an uneven ground, but the food is surprisingly
- Ouzoud Waterfalls
Visit of Essaouira:
Full day guided visit of the Atlantic port town of Essaouira (meaning the beautiful picture – in Arabic) which stands on a peninsula permanently swept by the trade winds.
The best way to see Essaouira, the blue and white town, is on foot. Inside the 18th century fortified city walls, interesting architectural features include gates and windows with intricately carved decoration.
Our visit begins with the ancient port of Essaouira, situated at the foot of the town’s walls and at the end of a beautiful long sandy beach. With its gaily painted fishing boats and brightly colored nets piled up on the quayside, it is bustling and attractive place. In 1949, ORSON Wells chose the imposing city fortifications of Essaouira as the setting for the outside shots of Othello, the film of the Shakespearean tragedy.
Visit of the shipyards where wooden boats are hand built following the traditional style of sturdy ancient dhows. The Porte de La Marine was built in 1769 – a little bridge links this to the town and the ramparts which divide the town into several districts which we will discover: the Kasbah or skalla, the mellah (or jewish quarter) and medina.
From the main square, in which Moroccan and Portuguese architectural styles are combined, narrow shopping streets run past the Clock tower and the Great Mosque and into the square crowned with Moorish cafés. The Siaghine Street, houses the town’s Jewish gold and silversmiths, very famous for their skillful handicraft.
The 650 foot artillery platform of the Skalla is surrounded by crenellated walls that once served as Essaouira’s defense against maritime attacks. Today the platform offers a superb view over the town.
14h30 to 15h30 free time for discovery & shopping, tour guide at your disposal…
19h00 Arrive to Marrakech
Imlil (High Atlas Mountains)
Guided cultural visit of Medina, Souks, & Ben Youssef coranic school:
This visit is an in-depth guided discovery of the old medieval city (or medina) and its souks. Begin with the various residential neighborhoods and their riads… then visit of Medersa Ben Youssef Coranic School an ancient jewel of arabo-islamic architecture.
Afterwards we will head for the souks and medina of Marrakech in which the visitors will be able to take a first-hand look at life inside the old medina which has not changed much since the 11th century and still inhabited by Marrakchis today, the souks in which people of the medina do their daily shopping, and then the numerous very skilled craftsmen, the methods and materials they use, their shops, tools and much more…
Refreshing mint tea on a terrace above the Jamaa el Fna square, the heart of Marrakech’s old medina.
Historic visit of the main monuments & the old city of Marrakech:
Introduction by your professional English-speaking tour guide of the history of the city and country.
Begin with the square, gardens, and minaret of the Koutoubia Mosque or the mosque of the “librarians” which was built by Yacoub El Mansour in the 12th century and is the jewel of Arab/Moorish art. The 77m minaret is one of the tallest in the Muslim world and is decorated with tiles representing flowers, topped with four copper balls, no one side resembles the other. It served as a model for the Hassan tower of Rabat and the Giralda of Seville.
The Saadian tombs- Richly decorated royal tombs where the Sultan Ahmed El-Mansour Eddahbi “The Victorious Golden” who defeated the Portuguese in the battle of the three kings in 1578 and conquered Sudan is buried. These tombs house the graves of the Saadian dynasty and are considered as a jewel of arabo-islamic art
The Bahia Palace– or the brilliant palace, constructed during the last quarter of the 19th century as a residence for Vizirs or Vice-Sultan. The construction of the palace lasted 7 years and spreads out on an area of 8 hectares, it houses almost 150 rooms, patios, interior courtyards planted with cypress and rare species of trees including fountains, and pools which form a splendid labyrinth.
Continuation to the Jamaa el Fna square through the narrow labyrinth streets…
Then a tasteful mint tea on the Medina’s terraces.
Departure from Marrakech at 08:00 towards Fez. Stop Imi bridge ifri for a foray into the natural bridge. Continue to Ouzoud. Free ride on the site. Swimming at the foot of the falls and crossing craft handled tray with a pier through the traditional Moroccan meal back to Marrakech river in the afternoon rope.
Departure at 7:00 This is a green road through the scenic beauty of the High Atlas as you cross, villages and AIT OURIR TADDERT through the neck of TIZ-N’TICHKA (the highest road summit NORTH AFRICA) to explore the ancient kasbahs TAOURIRT mansion GLAOUI and TIFLTOUT located around Ouarzazate. Back in the afternoon through the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou.