The kingdom of Morocco is located in the northwest of Africa and borders the Atlantic Ocean as well as the Mediterranean Sea. The landscape varies ranging from the fertile coast at the Atlantic Ocean up to the Mediterranean Sea which is backed by the mountains of the High Atlas and leading to the huge dry regions of the desert Sahara in the south.
The Atlas Mountains are named by the God Atlas, who had taken the sky on his shoulders. The biggest mountain of the Atlas is the Djebel Toubkal (4167 m). The giant mountains and gorges of the Atlas, which are covered by snow in winter, will definitely impress you and let your soul invite to dream and meditate. All these impressions will be unforgettable for your life.
Berber villages, terrace fields, deep gorges and hundreds of Kasbahs are only some of the highlights you will encounter when travelling through the Atlas region. Rivers meander through deep valleys up to the desert region. One of the nicest valleys is the Dratal.
On the way of the old Carawan street, near the river, you will see hundreds of kasbahs, some of them still used whereas others are old but you will also find kasbahs which are beautifully restored as for example the Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou (to be found on the UNESCO list of the world heritage).
On your way in the direction of the town Rissani / Merzouga you will travel through Quarzazate, the town of the film. Here are some filmstudios (Atlas Corporation studios), where you can watch different film scenes and look at some settings. The hills and mountains in the surrounding of Quarzazate were the background scenery of some films such as „Lawrence of Arabic, Kleopatra, The hunting for the green diamond.
You can start a walk through the desert by planning day tours departing from Marrakesch into the directions of the Atlantic Coast or you can visit the old King cities Rabat, Fes, Meknes und Marrakesch. Whatever you see Morocco will always provide an unforgettable impression.