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Painting & Photography Holidays in Morocco

Morocco • ATLAS MOUNTAINS AND MARRAKECH

Morocco

Morocco – Cool views in the High Atlas mountains & exotic Marrakech

Authentic Adventures have an enduring relationship with Morocco, and return to this magical country exploring a new region – the High Atlas mountains. We use the small village of Imlil as our base for Walking, Photography, Painting and Cooking holidays. Only one hour from Marrakech, it is a quick transfer to a more remote and very beautiful landscape. Experience authentic Berber culture, and stay in a delightful riad built by our local guide Mustafa. At 1,800m above sea level, you are surrounded by fabulous mountain views, clean air and flat roofed villages nestled into the hillsides. Many head to Imlil for it’s proximity to Jebel Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa, but before the advent of mountain tourism in the area, the villagers thrived on fruit production of walnut, apple and cherry trees which still surround the village. We love the idea that the hammam and the boulangerie are housed in the same building, both being fired by the same ovens! In contrast to the mountains, we head back to the exotic bustle of Marrakech for a short visit, with it’s souk, medina and a special trip to the calm oasis of the famous Majorelle and Menara gardens.

Where we stay

Riad Jnane

Recently built by our local guide this charming small hotel has a beautifully authentic feel and design. There is a fabulous rooftop terrace on which to relax and enjoy breakfast and views of the big mountains. Run by three very caring brothers it’s a lovely base and they have a great cook.

Riad Jnane, High Atlas, Morocco

Riad Kasbah 117

Located in a quiet area of the medina is the Riad Marrakech 117, only ten minutes from the famous Jemaa el Fna and close to all the major attractions and shops in the city. It is a very stylish, small hotels with only five bedrooms and a large suite. Enjoy the five seater Jacuzzi with breathtaking views of the Atlas mountains and Marrakech.

Riad Marrakech 117, High Atlas, Morocco
Airport transfer time
Approximately 1 1/2 hours
Location
Rural village of Imlil in High Atlas mountains
Marrakech
Authentic Berber culture
Walnut, apple and cherry trees in the mountains
Visual and culinary feast
Majorelle & Menara gardens
Optional activities
4 x 4 excursion to remote village
Shopping in Marrakech souk
Street food in Djema el Fna – the great square
Jacuzzi with views of Marrakech
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