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About Atlas Mountains

Atlas Mountains are situated in Morocco. Backpacking tours across the Atlas Mountains are a fun way to explore the beautiful rugged Moroccan countryside, with excellent views.


Atlas Mountains airports include:
•Marrakech Menara Airport


Atlas Mountains birdlife is diverse, with a range of species to be seen including Alpine Choughs, Lammergeier, Woodchat Shrike, Sardinian Warbler, Red-rumped Swallow, Rollers, Golden Orioles, Booted Eagle and Long-legged Buzzard.


Atlas Mountains conservation projects include Morocco Butterfly Conservation, Middle Atlas wetlands preservation and Barbary Macaque Conservation, while key wildlife parks include Tazekka National Park band the Ifrane National Park.


Atlas Mountains malaria info includes:
•Malaria is not endemic in Atlas Mountains
•You will not need to take malaria medication unless you have entered Morocco from a malaria zone country
•Speak to your doctor if you are traveling between non-malaria and malaria countries
•Do not ever take malaria medication if it is not required, as side effects can be serious


Atlas Mountains money and banking info includes the following:
•Moroccan Dirhams can only be obtained in Morocco, usually through ATMs
•Banking hours are Monday-Thursday from 08h30-12h30 and 15h00-18h30 and Friday from 08h30-1200 and 15h00-18h30
•Dollars, Pounds and Euros are cheapest and easiest to exchange
•Credit cards are accepted in towns like Marrakech
•ATMs are widely available in Marrakech


Atlas Mountains plant life includes wild olive, mastic tree, kermes oak, arbutus, heather, myrtle, artemisia, broom, and rosemary plus dwarf palm, jujube tree, esparto grass, and Barbary fig.

Safety Tips

•Atlas Mountains is very safe with minimal crime
•Do not ever attempt to hike or climb if you have heart problems or other health issues
•Do not try and climb without a guide who knows the area well
•Follow all instructions and make sure your guide is experienced and legitimate
•The weather can be drastic, so bring a snow jacket, and wear sunscreen at all times - even in snowy weather

Travel Books

Atlas Mountains recommended travel books include:
•Atlas Mountains Morocco Map by R.G. Collomb and A.L. Wielochowski
•My Village in Morocco: Mokhtar of the Atlas Mountains by Elisabeth Thiebaut and B. Daly
•The Atlas mountains of Morocco by Andrew Cowper Lawson
•Trekking in the Atlas Mountains by Karl Smith
•The Rough Guide to Morocco by Mark Ellingham, Daniel Jacobs, Hamish Brown, and Shaun McVeigh


Atlas Mountains wildlife is fairly varied and interesting. Barbary apes, Barbary Sheep, Barbary Ground Squirrels, large numbers of butterflies, as well as reptiles such as snakes and lizards can all be seen.


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