5-Day Combined trek Atlas Mountains and Sahara desert

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  • 5 Days
  • Max Guests : 14
  • Difficulty : 3/10
  • Solitude Lv : 8/10
  • Distance :

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Embark on an unforgettable 5-day adventure with our Atlas Valley Trek & Erg Chebbi Sahara Tour, seamlessly blending the allure of a 2-day Atlas Valleys trek with a 3-day exploration of the captivating desert. Commence your journey in the Moroccan Chamonix, Imlil, for invigorating day walks and an immersive encounter with Berber villages. Traverse the majestic Atlas Mountains, reaching the spellbinding Dades Gorges as your initial destination, and continue the odyssey to the mesmerizing Merzouga. Here, indulge in a captivating camel ride and relish an extraordinary night amidst nomadic dunes. The journey culminates with a scenic drive through the rocky desert of Tazarine, passing through Ouarzazate, before arriving in the vibrant city of Marrakech.

Activities

  • Hiking
  • Camel riding
  • Sand-board
  • Driving
  • Safari
  • Campfire
  • Night Exploring
  • Photography

Price Includes

  • All transport
  • 1 Overnight in imlil
  • 1 overnight in a village Gite
  • English speaking guide, and cook (Mountain trek)
  • Muleteers and mules for assistance (Mountain trek)
  • Full board on trek + mineral water, coffee and tea (Mountain trek)
  • 4x4 or Mini-bus during Desert tour
  • 1 overnight in a hotel at Dades (Dinner & breakfast)
  • 1overnight camping on Dunes of Erg chebbi (Dinner & breakfast)
  • Camel Ride on Dunes

Price Excludes

  • Travel insurance.
  • Soft/alcoholic drinks
  • Tips and personal expanses
  • Lunches during the desert tour.
  • Entrance fee (Monuments visits)

Itinerary

Day 1 - Marrakech – Imlil/High Atlas Mountains (1740m) – Tizi Mzik (2684m) – Tamsoulte Waterfalls- Tizi Oussem Village

Commence your day with a delightful breakfast in Marrakech, then embark on a picturesque drive to the High Atlas Mountains via Tahnnaout, Oued Ghighaya, and Asni. Marvel at breathtaking views of villages nestled along the valley. Upon reaching Imlil (65km from Marrakech), meet your guide and muleteer, then trek to ascend the Tizi Mzik pass (2684m), offering a spectacular panorama of the Imlil valley and the Toubkal Summit. Continue to Tamsoulte to explore the highest waterfalls in the Atlas Mountains, boasting a height of 100 meters. Descend through the Azzaden valley, surrounded by a juniper forest, to reach the charming Tizi Oussem village. Conclude the day with an overnight stay at a guest house in the village, having spent approximately 5 hours on this enriching trekking experience.

Day 2 - A Day Of Tranquil Trekking From Tizi Oussem To imlil

Start your day with a delightful breakfast before immersing yourself in the vibrant hues of the valley surrounding Tizi Oussem (1850m). Traverse enchanting Berber villages, soaking in the essence of the landscape. Descend towards Id Issa village (1800m), followed by an ascent to the picturesque Tizi Oudid mountain pass (2000m). Journey through the serene Matat village, meandering amidst a captivating thurifer juniper forest. Pause for a refreshing lunch beneath the canopy of walnut groves, beside the tranquil river. In the afternoon, embark on a brief trek up the valley, culminating in the charming village Berbervillae in Imlil Valley. As the day winds down, find repose in a Berber family house for a restful overnight stay.

Day 3 - Imlil Valley To Dades Valley

Depart from Imlil Valley at 9:00 am, journeying across the Atlas Mountains via the Tizi-n-Tichka pass. Traverse Berber villages, witnessing the transition to the desert landscape, revealing oases and hills adorned with kasbahs. Choose between Ouarzazate Film Studios or a rejuvenating hike. Upon reaching Dades Gorge, savor a scenic hike or unwind at your hotel. Spend the night in Dades, with a total driving time of 8 hours.

Day 4 - Dades Valley - Todra Gorge - Afford - Merzouga camel trek

Commence your day with breakfast. Journey from Dades Valley to Todra Gorge—a colossal fault in the High Atlas mountains, soaring 300 meters high. Take a scenic hike through the palmery, a verdant oasis with majestic date palms. Venture deeper into the desert, reaching Merzouga for essentials. Proceed to a kasbah to collect your camel. As the sun sets, embark on a 1.5-hour camel trek to a Berber camp. Relish a traditional Moroccan dinner and choose to slumber beneath the celestial expanse or within tents. The journey entails approximately 6 hours of driving time.

Day 5 - Merzouga - Alnif - Marrakech

Commence your day with an early rise for a captivating 1-hour camel ride just before sunrise. Return to Merzouga on camelback, enjoy breakfast, and freshen up. Journey through the stony desert and across the Atlas mountains, with stops for photos, exploration, and lunch. The drive back to Marrakech spans approximately 10 hours, with an anticipated arrival time between 17:00hrs and 18:00hrs.

FAQ

Trek Prices

  • Group 1 person         : 750€
  • Group 2 people         : 500€ / person
  • Group 3 people         : 450€ / person
  • Group 4 – 7 people    : 400€/person
  • Group 8 – 12 people  : 350€/person

AVAILABILITY & DATES

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.

ACCOMMODATION

  • 1st Night in a village Gite at Tizi oussem village.
  • 2nd Night at Guesthouse in imlil
  • 3rd Night in a Hotel At Dades Gorges
  • 4th Night in a Nomadic tent on the dunes

START POINT ? FINISH POINT?

  • You will be picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech city, many riads does not have access by car so the driver will park nearby and come to get you.
  • You will be droped off at the nearest point to your riad/hotel , our driver can call your riad to meet you if needed.

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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.

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