Multi-day trip

Atlas Mountains & Sahara Desert 4-Day Tour

4.3 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: Maroc Expedition Travel
Multi-day trip

Atlas Mountains & Sahara Desert 4-Day Tour

Activity provider: Maroc Expedition Travel

From US$ 242.96 per person

Enjoy the splendid landscapes of the High Atlas Mountains, explore the road of 1000 Kasbahs and see the magnificent Draa Valley. Ride a camel over the impressive dunes of Merzouga and spend the night in a traditional Berber tent.

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Duration 4 days
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Live tour guide
French, Spanish, English
Pickup optional
Your driver guide will pick you up from your hotel or Riad in Marrakech.
Private or small groups available


  • Enjoy the sublime landscape of the High Atlas Mountains
  • Visit the heritage Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Explore the road of a thousand Kasbahs
  • Discover Dades, Todra Gores an the Draa Valley
  • Ride a camel over the impressive dunes of Merzouga
Full description
This 4-day tour of the High Atlas Mountains and the Moroccan Desert is like a trip back in time. Escape the hurly-burly of the city streets and the pressure of modern life as you head into the mountains and continue to what is often called the “real” Sahara desert with its iconic sand dunes, teased by the play of the desert light and sun. Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Rose Valley – Dades valley. The tour begins with a 8:00 AM pickup from your hotel or Riad in Marrakech. Drive over the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi N’Tichka Pass. On the way you will visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, before continuing to Ouarzazate. Carry on via the road of a 1000 Kasbahs to the palmeral of Skoura. Continue to Kalaat M'Gouna, known as the “Capital of Roses” for the abundance of rose growers. In the evening you will arrive at Dades valley where you will spend the night at either the Babylon Hotel, Kasbah Tifawen, Dar Essyaha, or a similar accommodation. Day 2: Dades valley – Todra Gorges – Merzouga. After breakfast, continue through the Dades Valley, heading towards Todra Gorges. Stop for lunch at a nice spot before continuing to Merzouga across the Jorf palm grove, and the town of Erfoud. Known as the “Gateway to the Sahara” Erfoud is known for the precious fossils found in the desert. You will be able to visit one of the fossil filled marble workshops. Arrive at the impressive dunes of Merzouga late in the afternoon and take a camel ride, crossing the sea of sand in order to spend the night in the heart of the dunes in a standard desert camp (with a shared bathroom). Enjoy a magical dinner and overnight stay under a canopy of stars. Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani-Alnif-Tazarine – Draa Valley – Agdez – Ouarzazate. Wake early for a camel ride to watch the impressive sunrise. Then head back to the hotel to freshen up and have breakfast. Depart towards the Palmerie of Tafilalet and the town of Rissani, where the Alaouite Dynasty originated. Explore the ancient capital of the Alaouite Sultans before continuing to the village of Alnif, where you will take the road that crosses the Jbel Saghro Anti-Atlas chain. Notice the greyish-black mountains of different and remarkable shapes as you continue to the main Berber village of Tazarine and N’kob and then drive in to the Draa Valley with its rows of stately palms. In the late afternoon, drive to Ouarzazate via the Anti-Atlas Mountain, through Tizi N’Tniffift. You will spend the night at either Hotel La Perle Du Sud, Hotel Riad Amlal, or a similar accommodation in Ouarzazate. Please note that if the group does not reach the minimum of 6 people, the return can be done by the same road of the second day and the drop-off will be at 16:00 in Ouarzazate. Day 4: Ouarzazate – Marrakech. After breakfast, you will have free morning in Ouarzazate to visit the Taourirt Kasbah and Film Studios, then at 12:30 approx. pick you up and depart for Marrakech crossing the High Atlas Mountains to arrive in the city at approximately 6:00 PM.
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned vehicle
  • English, French or Spanish speaking driver
  • Fuel, tolls and associated vehicle expenses and transport insurance
  • 2 nights half board (dinner, bed and breakfast) in a hotel/Riad in Dades valley and Ouarzazate
  • 1 night half board (dinner, bed and breakfast) in a desert tent in the heart of Erg Chebbi dunes
  • Camel trek for 1-hour with guide (one camel per person)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified
  • Gratuities (optional)

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Not allowed

  • Pets

Know before you go

  • We recommend having a phone available in case there is any setback
  • Children under 4 years are not admitted in our shared tour.
  • Please, take note that our shared trip is multilingual tour, and it can be done in two or three languages.
  • Please, read the itinerary well to make sure it fit your needs before make a booking.
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4.3 /5

based on 11 reviews

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Sehr schöne und tolle 4-tägige Tour. Würde ich jederzeit wieder buchen. Man sitzt zwar relativ lange im Auto, es war aber zu keiner Zeit langwierig. Vielen Dank auch an Omar meinen Guide, der mir viel gezeigt hat, und auf jeden meiner Wünsche einging. Auch der Abend in der Wüste war super organisiert. Die Besuche der Märkte waren toll. Und auch die Fahrt über das Atlasgebirge war einmalig. Die fünf Sterne sind mehr als verdient. Danke Omar für die tollen Tage...

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March 27, 2023

Merita fare il tour di 4 giorni. Alloggi puliti e personale di grande ospitalità. La nostra guida Moustapha è stato molto professionale e disponibile. La notte nel deserto è stata positiva, tende e bagni puliti. Un po' troppo frettoloso il ritorno in dromedario dal campo verso Merzouga. Consigliato per i neofiti del Marocco.

March 27, 2023

Se avete a disposizione pochi giorni e volete vedere il più possibile di quell'area del Marocco e è il giro che fa per voi. Purtroppo gli spostamenti sono molti lunghi e i posti da visitare sono molti quindi alcune soste risultano un po' "veloci". Un grazie alla nostra guida che è stata molto disponibile e gentile. Il Marocco è davvero un paese meraviglioso e questi luoghi li porteremo sempre nel cuore.

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March 27, 2023

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