3 Day Atlas Mountains Trek & Express Sahara Desert Tour


An extraordinary adventure that combines the best of Morocco's natural wonders in an unforgettable journey. Begin your experience with a thrilling day hike amidst the majestic Atlas Mountains, where towering peaks and breathtaking vistas await at every turn. Traverse rugged trails, lush valleys, and winding paths as you immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of this iconic mountain range.

Following your exhilarating hike, prepare to be enchanted by the mesmerizing landscapes of the desert as you embark on a captivating tour through the southern regions of Morocco. Delve into the heart of the desert, where vast expanses of golden sand stretch as far as the eye can see and where the timeless beauty of the Sahara unfolds before you.

As your journey continues, discover the allure of the Oasis of Nakhla, nestled amidst the Draa Valley, a verdant paradise amidst the desert expanse. Here, amid swaying palms and tranquil waters, experience the magic of a night spent under the starlit desert sky, surrounded by the serenity of nature.

For those with limited time, the town of Zagora offers a perfect introduction to the southern wonders of Morocco. While it may not boast the towering dunes of Erg Chebbi or the vast expanses of Erg Chigaga, Zagora's unique charm and allure provide a delightful glimpse into the desert landscape, making it an ideal choice for a brief but memorable desert experience.

Whether you choose to venture deep into the desert or opt for the enchanting simplicity of Zagora, this combined day hike and desert tour promises an unforgettable journey through the diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage of Morocco's southern regions. So pack your sense of adventure and prepare to embark on a once-in-a-lifetime exploration of Morocco's most captivating natural wonders.

Itinirary (3 Days)

3 Day Atlas Mountains Trek & Express Sahara Desert Tour: You will leave your vehicle in Agersioual (1,600m), which is located in the upper-level foothills of the Western High Atlas mountains, and meet your local guide before embarking on a 12-kilometer excursion. This journey will take you from Marrakech to the Berber village of AIkkiss (1,700m), over the Tizi n Agersioual pass, and through the Moulay Brahim Gorges. The Asni weekly market is held every Saturday (2200m). After eating lunch inside a Berber home (or by the river), continue your journey by ascending the Imnane valley and crossing the Tizi n Tamter mountain (2779 m). From here, you can see both the Imlil Valley and 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 guesthouse. 1h20 drive and 6hours walking.

Leaving Imlil in the morning, you will drive to Zagora through the High Atlas Mountains by the Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260m) via Agdz Stop for lunch in Ourzazate / Agdz. Arriving in Zagora, you’ll find yourself in a typical oasis, an important stopping point for camel caravans, and now a gateway to the desert. Once in Zagora, you will get on your camels for a short trek and get to your camp in the Oasis of Nakhla. 8hours Drive.

Return to Marrakesh, stopping for lunch at Aït Benhaddou. An early departure from Zagora will give you enough time to explore the ancient mud-walled Kasbah. Aït Benhaddou is a ‘fortified city’, or ksar, along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. Arrive in Marrakesh in the late afternoon. 7 hour's drive. End of a 3-day Atlas Mountains Trek & Express Sahara Desert Tour.

Included & Excluded

    Transfer from Marrakech to the Start of the day trek in the Atlas Mountains

    1 Overnight in Imlil or similar (Dinner & breakfast)

    Full Day trek in the Atlas Mountains

    Lunch on day1

    2 days Drive on 4x4 or Mini-bus during Desert tour

    1 overnight camping in Zagora ( Oasis Nakhla (Dinner & breakfast)

    Camel Ride

    Travel insurance

    Lunches on the desert part

    Entrance fees

    Soft/alcoholic drinks

    Tips and personal expanses