Top things to do in High Atlas Mountains

Top Choice Arts & Crafts in Ait Bououli Valley

Cooperative Feminin de Tissage Aït Bououli

Immediately below Aït Bououli’s trio of mimetic villages is a stone-walled community association with a sign pointing visitors toward the Aït Bououli women’s carpet-weaving cooperative. This 40-member cooperative ta…
Top Choice Monument in Ait Bougmez Valley

Zawiya of Sidi Moussa

For a spectacular sunset, take the road west out of Tabant, and you’ll find the trailhead leading up to this Unesco-heritage site, a zawiya (shrine) of local marabout (saint) Sidi Moussa. You can park near the École…
Top Choice Museum in Tnine

Ecomusée Berbere

Four kilometres after Tnine, a discreet sign points up a dirt path into the Berber village of Tafza: here the three-storey mudbrick ksar (fortified village) that once housed the local qaid (chief) is now a museum. E…
Top Choice Mosque in Tizi n’Test

Tin Mal Mosque

This Almohad-era mosque was built in 1156 in honour of the dynasty’s strict spiritual leader, Mohammed Ibn Tumart, and it a remains an architectural wonder. The mosque is still used for Friday prayers, but on other …
Top Choice Farm in Tikniouine

Cooperative Tikniouine

This cooperative was formed in 2005 by plucky young women who secured EU funding to start cultivating organic walnuts, collecting mountain wildflower honey, and making their own mild, aged cow's-milk cheese, which t…
Waterfall in Ouzoud Falls

Cascades d'Ouzoud

Visiting the three-tiered Cascades d’Ouzoud is one of the most popular day trips from Marrakesh, so be prepared to not have this natural idyll to yourself. On summer weekends the cafe-lined paths that lead down to t…
Market in Ait Bougmez Valley

Souq

The valley's main market takes place on Sunday and offers a great insight into valley life. Traders and shoppers start arriving in Tabant on Saturday evening, 'parking' their donkeys at the top of town. Expect an un…
Gardens in Tnine

Safranerie

Almost anything thrives in Ourika’s rich soil, including saffron (Crocus sativus), organically grown here from bulbs that are cultivated near Talouine. Saffron is a high-maintenance plant, with flowers harvested bef…
Food in Demnate

Miel d'Atlas

Honey that’s considered rare elsewhere abounds in the hills around Demnate. You’ll notice a Miel d'Atlas sign with a bee on it at the hanout (grocer) on your right on the main road east out of town towards Imi n'Ifr…
Gardens in Ourika Valley

Anima Garden

Nestled in the foothills of the spectacular High Atlas Mountains, Anima Garden is a space designed by multimedia artist André Heller. Surprising sculptures of magical characters are hidden amongst the shady pathways…