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High Atlas MoroccoThose who want to experience a calmer Morocco, in comparison to the souks, spices and sounds of Marrakech, the High Atlas mountains are a great destination to consider.

The Ouirgane area makes a great base for hiking in and appreciating the stunning High Atlas mountain range, and the drive from Marrakech to Ouirgane will see you travelling down winding mountain roads and taking in some breathtaking views (a driver with experience of these roads is strongly advised!).

It always amuses me how it’s possible to go from the heat of Marrakech, to snow topped mountains in less than a day, but that’s part of the beauty and charm of Morocco.

If you’re looking for beautiful, authentically Moroccan accommodation, in a peaceful and beautiful mountain location, Chez Momo is a fabulous choice of hotel for your stay.

morroccoWhile you won’t find a TV, Jacuzzi bath or a mini-bar in your room, Chez Momo boasts a pretty pool – candlelit by night, charming rooms and a great restaurant serving authentic Moroccan dishes. It is also perfectly placed overlooking a vast lake and enjoying mountain views.

This hotel’s location is ideal for exploring the surrounding countryside and the local Berber village. Just be sure to act respectfully and you’ll find the local people more than welcoming.

Look out for a local guide named Mohammed loitering outside the entrance to the hotel. It’s well worth enlisting his services if you want to fully explore the area with confidence, and he will welcome you to his village which provides an unforgettable glimpse into a completely different way of life to what you are sure to be used to.

The perfect antidote to bustling Marrakech, the Ouirgane and the High Atlas offer a memorable taste of authentic Berber hospitality, breathtaking surroundings and a rare opportunity to truly relax.


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