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where to go in Atlas mountain in the beginning of April

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where to go in Atlas mountain in the beginning of April

Hi me and my wife would like a trekking in Atlas area at the beginning of April. We will be based at Marrakech and have total 10 days and only have 2 - 3 days for that area. We are not going to climb any peak just looking for beautiful views. So where is the best place to go in that time? Is it possible to do it without a guided tour?

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1. Re: where to go in Atlas mountain in the beginning of April

I think the Valley of Roses will be stunning this time of year. Everything is in bloom!

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2. Re: where to go in Atlas mountain in the beginning of April

Is the valley if roses in or near the Dades valley ? I saw this name in many 3 day 2 night desert tour and we will have one of these.

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3. Re: where to go in Atlas mountain in the beginning of April

Yes, at the fortified village (kasbah) of El Kelaa M'Gouna. You will also see orchards of almonds, apricots and pomegranates in bloom in Spring as jackiebuf says. Just a pity that you will miss the rose festival in May. It is still certainly worth a visit.

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4. Re: where to go in Atlas mountain in the beginning of April

Thanks for the reply. We already booked a 3 day 2 nights trip to deserts (Markkeresh - desert - Markkeresh) and it will pass rose of valley (in the description at least). But I guess it will only may be stop for a while. So would it be worthwhile if we come back again after returning Markkeresh?

I am also thinking us doing the tour without guided tour so that we can stop anywhere and stay as long as we want and expand the 3 day 2 night to maybe 4,5 days. But that means we have to use public transportation (we don't drive). Just not sure would that be a lot of hassle?

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