5-Day Comprehensive Trek through Atlas Valleys and Sahara Dunes

Embark on a 5-day journey combining the serene beauty of the Atlas Mountains with the vast expanse of the Sahara Desert. This trip includes treks through scenic Berber villages and an unforgettable camel ride in the Erg Chebbi dunes.

5-Day Atlas & Desert Trek

Experience the best of Morocco's diverse landscapes with a 5-day adventure that takes you from the lush valleys of the Atlas Mountains to the golden sands of the Sahara Desert. This tour offers a perfect blend of trekking through picturesque Berber villages in Imlil and Azzaden valleys and a desert escapade in Erg Chebbi, culminating with a night under the stars. Along the way, marvel at the Dades Gorges, explore the Todra Gorge, and journey through the beautiful yet rugged terrain of the Moroccan countryside.

  • Scenic Diversity: Traverse lush juniper and pine forests, gorges, and river streams, experiencing the natural beauty of the High Atlas.
  • Cultural Immersion: Visit remote Berber villages, interact with local communities, and observe their traditional lifestyle.
  • Picturesque Landscapes: Enjoy panoramic views of valleys, terraced fields, and the towering peaks, including Mount Toubkal.
  • Varied Trekking Experience: The trek includes both gentle walks and challenging ascents, suitable for a range of trekking enthusiasts.


Breakfast: 4
Lunch: 5
Dinner: 5


Mountain Guide




Berber House






Day 1: Marrakech to Imlil

  • Morning: Depart from Marrakech, drive south through Moulay Brahim Gorges and Asni.
  • Midday: Arrive in Agersioual; meet the guide and begin a 12km trek to the Berber village of Aikkiss via Tizi n Agersioual pass.
  • Afternoon: Lunch in a Berber home or by the river, then trek over Tizi n Tamter pass, enjoying views of the Imlil and Imnane valleys.
  • Evening: Descend to Imlil; dinner and overnight stay at Dar Adrar Guesthouse.
  • Walking Time: Approximately 6 hours.
  • Day 2: Imlil to Dades Valley

  • Morning: Depart Imlil, driving over the Tizi-n-Tichka pass with stops at Berber villages.
  • Midday: Optional visits to Ouarzazate Film Studios or Ait Benhaddou; lunch in a local café.
  • Afternoon: Continue to Dades Gorge; option for a hike or relaxation at the hotel.
  • Evening: Overnight stay in Dades.
  • Driving Time: Approximately 7 hours.
  • Day 3: Dades Valley to Merzouga

  • Morning: Breakfast at Dades, then transfer to Todra Gorge.
  • Afternoon: Arrive in Merzouga; prepare for a camel trek into the Erg Chebbi dunes.
  • Evening: Enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner, music, and overnight camping in the desert.
  • Driving Time: Around 6 hours.
  • Day 4: Merzouga to Marrakech

  • Early Morning: Camel ride at sunrise to explore Erg Chebbi.
  • Morning: Return to Merzouga for breakfast and a shower.
  • Afternoon: Begin the return journey to Marrakech, with stops for photos and lunch.
  • Evening: Arrival in Marrakech between 17:00 and 18:00.
  • Driving Time: Approximately 10 hours.
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