Express 4days Atlas & Desert Trip

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A 4-day trip to the Atlas Desert in Morocco can be an incredible adventure, allowing you to explore the stunning landscapes, experience local culture, and enjoy the tranquility of the desert. Here’s a suggested itinerary for your 4-day Atlas Desert trip


A 4-day trip to the Atlas Desert in Morocco can be an incredible adventure, allowing you to explore the stunning landscapes, experience local culture, and enjoy the tranquility of the desert. Here’s a suggested itinerary for your 4-day Atlas Desert trip

EXPRESS 4days Atlas & Desert Trip

  • Visit Atlas Mountains
  • Camel ride in the dunes


Departure by car from Marrakech around 8h in the morning for 1h20 drive south up the Moulay Brahim Gorges, Asni weekly market every saturday, then to Agersioual (1,600m), set in the upper level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains, Here you will leave the Vehicle and meet your local guide prior to setting out for some 12km excursion. towards the East to the Berber village of AIkkiss (1,700m), Over Tizi n agersioual pass (2200m). Lunch taken inside a Berber Home (or by the river) then carry on walking up the Imnane valley then over Tizi n Tamter pass (2779m) , From here one can view the two valleys, down into the Imlil Valley and back down to the Imnane valley. Another 1h30 trek down from here will take you to the village of Imlil where you will enjoy an evening meal in the charming Dar Adrar Guesthouse. 1h20 drive and 6hours walking.

You will be picked up from your accommodation in Imlil at 9.00am and head out over the Atlas Mountains, driving over the stunning Tizi-n-Tichka mountain pass. You’ll pass through lots of Berber villages, and once you’re in the desert, you’ll see riverside oases and barren hillsides dotted with kasbahs (fortified dwellings that house families and their livestock). Along the way, you will have the option either to take a break and visit the Ouarzazate Film Studios . A side trip is possible to Ait Benhaddou. This is an ancient fortified city containing countless kasbahs and has been the atmospheric subject of numerous hollywood movies (The Mummy, Gladiator, Alexander, Lawrence of Arabia...) You will have the chance to walk around the buildings and explore with your guide.. Once you reach Dades Gorge, you have the option of going for a hike ( this will depend on season as this may not be possible in winter due to short days), or relaxing at your hotel. Overnight in Dades. (Total driving time 7hours)

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from the Dades Valley to Todra Gorge - a massive fault dividing the High Atlas mountains, rising up 300 metres in a narrow valley with palmeries and Berber villages. Here, you can go for a hike to explore the palmery, a green oasis full of large date palms. After lunch you’ll head further into the desert to the gateway town of Merzouga to pick up supplies for your desert trip. You will then drive on to a kasbah to pick up your camel. At sunset, you’ll trek for an hour by camel to a Berber camp where you will enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner, and sleep under the stars ( summer) or in tents at a desert camp. (Total driving time 6hours )

Wake up early , just prior to sunrise, we have a 1h camel ride at sunrise to explore the area further and we head back to Merzouga on our Camels. When we reach Merzouga, have breakfast & have the opportunity to shower and then we begin our journey through the stony desert and over the Atlas mountains, with plenty of stops for photos, exploring and lunch as we return to Marrakech. The usual arrival time in Marrakech is between 17:00hrs and 18:00hrs. (10h drive)



  • All transport
  • 1 Overnight in Dar Adrar or similar (Dinner & breakfast)
  • Guided Day Walk
  • Lunch on day 1
  • 4x4 or Mini-bus during Desert tour
  • 1 overnight camping in Erg chebbi + dinner & breakfast
  • Camel Ride
  • 1 overnight accommodation in Hotel in Dades gorges + dinner & breakfast


  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft/alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and personal expanses
  • Lunches during the 3 days Desert part.
  • Entrance fee (Monuments visits)

Trek & Tour informations.


This trek runs all year-round and can depart at any date of your preference.
We usually have several treks departing each week that you may join if you wish , please get in Touch!!
This trek is available to be booked independently (including transfers from Marrakech) or we can put together a full itinerary and quote to combine your trek with any of Marrakech, Essaouira, The Atlantic Coast and Sahara Desert


  • 1st night in a Guesthouse in Imlil such as Dar adrar Guesthouse of Similar.
  • 2nd night in a Hotel in Dades Gorges such as Hotel Babylon, Guesthouse Dar Essayaha , …
  • 3rd night in a nomadic tent on the dunes.


Find the trek you are interested in then contact us via E-mail to discuss your trek and check availability. Once the details of your trek (duration, route and number of people) have been agreed, we will make a provisional booking, giving the dates and cost.
To confirm your booking we ask you to pay a 20% deposit. This can be in Euros, pounds sterling or US dollars  online via bank account. The balance is paid in Morocco by cash – again in Euros, sterling or dollars – at the beginning of the trek.
NB: if you can’t carry cash, you can always pay again the balance online by bank few days before departure.


  • Good trainers for valley treks
  • Personnel First aid Kit
  • Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants
  • Lightweight daypack
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Torch and batteries
  • Towel & all personal toiletries

Atlas Mountains & Desert Combined Trip

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Express 4days Atlas & Desert Trip
From € 415 € 415
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