Tour Combining from Atlas Mountains to Sahara Desert

Abdou Jilal
Perfect combination of 2 days Atlas valleys trek & 3 days desert tour which will take you to the Moroccan Chamonix “Imlil” from where you will take day walks and explore the berber villages prior to travel over the Atlas Mountain on the following days to get to Dades gorges for 1st stop, carry on to Merzouga where you will have a camel ride and overnight on the nomadic dunes then drive back through the stony desert “ Tazarine” to Marrakech.
Private Tour
Culinary Experience
Culture and History
Music / Art / Festivals
Rural Life
Trekking in Nature
Wildlife Viewing
Atlas & Sahara Desert, Morocco
5 days
English, French, Spanish

What we'll do

Day 1: Marrakech - Imlil 1740m - Refuge Tizi Mzik pass 2479m - Tizi Oussem village 1800m: Pick yup from Marrakecvh and drive to imlil valley 1740m , meet our team guide, muleter mule ect .. start your trek passing by ancient irrigated terraced fields of fruit trees and vegetables, Get over Tiz M'zzik Mountain pass (2479m) Visit the waterfalls of tamsoult and descent through junipper trees down to Tizi Oussem villagea for the night . (4 or 6 hours walk).

Day 2: Tizi Oussem village - Tizi Oudid pass 2000 m Matat Village - Aguersioual - Imlil : After your breakfast trek to the Assif Azzaden Valley , passing through several Berber hamlets and up to the Tizi Oudite pass and down to the village of Aguersiouâl. Enjoy your lunch by the river before you set for another hour up the Imlil valley prior to get back to the village of imlil , night in imlil. (4 or 5 hours walk) Day 3: Imlil - Tizi -n-Tichka 2660m - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley/Gorges : After breakfast we will start our journey from imlil to Dades Gorges across the Tizi-n-Tichka Atlas pass, with far-reaching views across the mountains, to the traditional High Atlas Berber villages then we continue to Kasbah Ait Benhaddou to visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Benhaddou, you will have lunch at Ait benhaddou or ouarzazate where you'll visit Kasbah Taourirt and the atlas studios then we continue to Dades gorges though roses and dades valley, we well spend the night in a riad/hotel in Dades gorges .

Day 4: Dades Gorges - Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga : After breakfast and shower, we will start our journey to Merzouga Sahara Desert, before we leave, we will visit Dades Gorges and will be a great opportunity to take a lovely pictures and nice view to see... we will continue driving toward Tinghir '' Todra Gorges '' there you will have a free time to walk around and then we go to the Tinjdad town where we will stop for lunch, after lunch we go to Merzouga Desert where the camel trekking tours start from, we will arrive to Merzouga in the afternoon around 16:00 to be ready for the camel riding into the erg chebbi dunes, before we leave to desert, each person will have his camel, you will ride camels for 1h 30 inside the dunes of Sahara Erg your arrival to the camp ''nomad tents'' you will leave your luggage in the tent and then you can walk in the dunes to watch the beautiful sunset and try a sand board in the sand dunes ! After dinner, the party will start. Listening to local berber nomads musicians play traditional music with drums and dancing around the campfire, after the party will be great opportunity to watch the magical sky full of stars and take a lovely pictures. Dinner and overnight in nomad camp.

Day 5: Merzouga - Rissani - Draa Valley - Ouarzazate - Marrakech : Early morning you will wake you up to watch the sunrise from the dunes and , return by camels to the Hotel after breakfast and shower then start to the huge palm grove of Tafilalet through Rissani and with draa valley arrival at Ouarzazate Free Time for lunch before Our getting back to marrakech Arrival in the evening and drop off at your riad or anywhere you want and end of our services

Where we'll go


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Meeting point

Will pick up you from your Hotel/Riad in Marrakech

Good to know

Good to know

This tour available from September to June

What is included?

  • English, Frensh, Sapich Mountain Guide
  • Pick up & drop by private car
  • Hotel in Dages Gorges
  • Mule to carry your luggage during the trek & Cook
  • One night in nomadic tent
  • Camel Trek including sunrise & sunset
  • Accommodation in the Atlas Mountains
  • Driver Guide during your desert trip

What is not included?

  • Soft Drinks, Water & Lunch during your Desert Trip
  • Guide gratuity

Cancellation and refund

The booking fee ($44.00 p.p. included in the displayed price) is non-refundable if you cancel your booking. If a local cancels a booking or does not show up at the agreed time and place, you receive a full refund of the booking fee.

You are buying a unique experience that also empowers local communities and people to improve their lives by sharing their knowledge and lifestyle.

We give space for creativity. The locals themselves decide and develop the activity idea and design it in a way they find interesting.

Locals get 100% of the price they want. The booking fee is added separately.

Meet the Local


My name is Abdou , i'm an Experienced, Professional , Friendly local guide from the Atlas Mountains, with With 16 years experience guiding trips, I have led active vacations for small and large groups hiking, biking, Skiing in Nature, My goal is to make your next Day Trip adventure a piece of art so i'm available to show you this beautiful day challenge trip from and back to marrakech across two high atlas valleys.... Graduated from the “Royal Moroccan Federation of Skiing and Mountaineering. Certified of Alp Ski Touring graduated from High Mountain guides from Italy...

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