Frequently Asked Questions

The team accompanying you will be formed of one or two Berber mountain guides (graduates of the Training Center of Tabant in the High Atlas) speaking French, English and Berber, a cook, muleteers or camel drivers (depending on the itinerary), who most of the time are natives of the regions we will be crossing.

What is your equipment ?

During the trek, we will spend the nights under canvas 'tents' on a double foam mattresses, that will will provide. Meals are prepared by a cook in a kitchen tent and will be shared in a communal mess tent.

What is the local currency ?

Moroccan currency unit is the Moroccan Dirham. You will only get it once you are in Morocco by means of travelers cheques, currency exchange or international credit cards. There are a lot of exchange offices and cash machines (ATM) in Marrakesh, Ouarzazate and Essaouira.

For your information: 1 euro = 10 Dirhams.
When withdrawing at a local ATM, we advise you to ask your bank how much commission you will be charged. Normally it is fixed, so it is better for you to withdraw the necessary amount for your extras and shopping in one or two times to economize the costs.

Do you practice responsible tourism?

Resonsible tourism is the foundation of Atlas Outdoor's philosophy and one of it's key values. We only employ individuals from the local populations of the Atlas Mountains (muleteers, camel drivers, cooks), who can as a result of our employment can decently support their families with the income they earn. Each trip and every group, therefore, gives us the opportunity to make a positive contribution to the lives of the Berber tribes in the Atlas Mountains and the desert.


A passport is required with at least three months validity

Is there any need for particular vaccinations ?

Morocco does not require specific vaccinations.

Are you expected to tip the accompanying team ?

This is general practice but by no means obligatory.