4-Day Express Atlas Mountains & Desert Combined Trip

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4-Day Express Atlas Mountains & Desert Combined Trip

4-Day Express Atlas Mountains & Desert Combined Trip

Atlas Mountains, Morocco

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4 Days
Atlas Mountains - Morocco
Starting From
00 € / per person
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Experience the best of Morocco's Southern region with our carefully crafted 4-day itinerary, combining a day walk in the Atlas Mountains with a captivating 3-day, 2-night excursion to Erg Chebbi and Ait Benhaddou. This express trip provides a fantastic introduction to the diverse landscapes and rich culture of Morocco.

Join us on this extraordinary 4-day adventure, blending the beauty of the Atlas Mountains with the enchantment of the desert, and discover the wonders of Morocco's Southern region.

What's Included

English speaking guide
Accommodation for trekking duration
Muleteers and Mule for Luggage carrying during the trek
All meals during your trek
1 - overnight in a hotel at Dades valleys (Dinner & Breakfast)
1 – overnight camping on Dunes of merzouga desert (Dinners & Breakfast)
Camle Riad on Dunes
Travel insurance
flight Ticket
accommdation and meals in Marrakech
Lunches during the desert tour
Entrance fees to Kasbahs and cinema studio

Group Pricing

Participants Number Price
2 Persons peopel 00 € / per person

Booking Form

From EU 00€ / Per person
No form of payments is required at this step


Day 1: Marrakech – Imlil

We depart from Marrakech at approximately 8:30 in the morning, embarking on a scenic 1 hour and 20-minute drive south towards the Moulay Brahim Gorges. Passing through the vibrant Asni weekly market (open on Saturdays), we continue to Agersioual (1,606m), nestled in the upper foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains. Here, we leave our vehicles and meet our knowledgeable local guide for a 12km hike. Our journey takes us eastward to the Berber village of AIkkiss (1,710m), crossing the Tizi Nagersioual pass (2200m). Lunch will be served either inside a Berber home or by the river. We continue trekking through the Imnane valley, ascending the Tizi n Tamter pass (2779m). From this vantage point, you can marvel at the breathtaking view of both valleys—the Imlil Valley and the Imnane valley. A 1.5-hour descent leads us to the charming village of Armed, where we enjoy an evening meal at a delightful guesthouse.

Day 2: Imlil - Ait Benhaddou - Dades Gorges

Today, we embark on a picturesque journey, beginning in the Imlil Valley and passing through Asni, Moulay Brahim Gorges, and Tahnoaout. We then proceed along the winding mountain roads, ascending to Tizi N'Tichka (2260m). Prepare to be awestruck by the panoramic view of the Anti-Atlas and the Tadart Valley. Continuing our adventure, we visit Agwim, Ighrem, and the world-famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, where we explore this renowned tourist destination after lunch. Our next stops are Ouarzazate City, known as the Hollywood of Morocco, and Qlaat Mgouna. Finally, we reach Dades Valley, famous for its annual rose harvest and festival held in May. We spend the night in Dades Gorge, having traveled for approximately 7 hours.

Day 3: Dades Gorges – Todra Gorge – Merzouga

After a satisfying breakfast, we continue our journey to the mesmerizing Sahara desert of Merzouga. En route, we visit the lush and verdant Palm Grove of Todra, adorned with a vast expanse of palm trees. Our adventure takes us to the awe-inspiring Todra Gorge before reaching Erfoud, known as the City of Fossils and characterized by its traditional Berber houses. Upon arrival in Merzouga, we bid farewell to our vehicles and prepare for a camel ride across the vast desert dunes. We traverse the dunes for approximately two hours, stopping at a dune to witness the mesmerizing sunset as night falls. Our accommodation for the night is in the heart of the desert, where nomadic tents, known as haimas, await us. Here, we can relish the tranquility and splendor of the desert, gazing at the starlit sky and the serenity it offers.

Day 4: Merzouga - Agdes - Marrakech

Today, we rise early to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the dunes—an image that will forever remain etched in your memory. After the sunrise, we ride the camels back to the hotel, where we freshen up with a shower and enjoy a delicious breakfast. We then set off towards the expansive Palm Groves of Tafilalet. Along the way, we pass through Rissani, known for its Alaouite dynasty and as the former capital of the Alaouite sultans. Continuing our journey, we cross the desert town of Alnif, renowned for its desert environment, and the oasis of Tazarine and Nkob. As we approach Ouarzazate, we traverse the unbeatable Draa Valley, passing through the Berber villages of Agdez and the Ait Saoun pass (1660m) with its breathtaking vistas. Finally, in the late afternoon, we arrive in Marrakech, where you will be transferred to your accommodation.

Additional Informations
About The Trek

Essential Info

-This tour runs all year round and can depart at any date of your preference

- the Atlas Mountains and desert trip is available can be arranged for groups of all size

- Further discounts are available for group size over eight people.

- We usually have several treks departing each week that you may join.

- you can pay Euros, Dollars, sterling pounds, Dirhams


Berber tea house

The Accommodation will be in a Berber guesthouse will be simple and basic but has beds with foam mattresses. The food will be cooked by the Mount Toubkal Expedition cook who is traveling with you.


Camping is an option if prefered (june-Octo).

We provide modern igloo-style tents that sleep two persons each; they are of various sizes so ideally we would like to be advised in advance if any of your party is particularly tall (6 ft or over). So that, we can provide the most suitable tents for all groups.

Along with the sleeping tents, we also provide one or more large traditional Berber tents for cooking, eating and socialising which make your camp a little bit special.

NB : If accommodation is required in the Atlas Mountains either before or after the trek, we can always book you at our Imlil Refuge or at our Riad Dar Bab Toubkal in Armed village.


The refuge is simple but offers warm showers, a few western toilets and a warm lounge with electric lighting in which to read or chat with your fellow hikers. There is a full kitchen for your team to cook in and a couple of dining areas. Please note that boots must not be worn in the refuge. So, sandals, shoes or flip flops should be taken to keep your feet (and socks) warm, dry and clean.


Big bag for clothing

Backpack for each daily supplies

Good walking boots and socks / good trainers for Toubkal treks

Personnel First Aid Kit

3 to 4-season sleeping bag ( winter) or light Sleeping bag ( Summer)

Crampons, Ice axes, and Gaiters for Winter treks ( Nov to April )

Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants

Water bottle or camelback (recommended)

Lightweight daypack



Toilet tissues


Head Torch and batteries

Towel & all personal toiletries

Most of those equipment can be rented locally from our equipment shop 


Contact us anytime! We're here 24/7 to help you plan your perfect trek.