4 Days: Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Sahara

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  • 4 Days
  • Marrakech
  • Marrakech
  • Private Tour
  • Moderate Activity
Tour Details

Departure & Return Location


Departure Time

9:00 AM local time

Price Includes

  • Private ground transportation via air-conditioned SUV, van, or minibus (depending on group size) with English-speaking driver (groups 2-5) or English-speaking guide (groups 6-12), WiFi, and Water
  • Three nights accommodations in riads with breakfast and dinner (double/triple occupancy)
  • Camel trek
  • Local taxes and fees

Price Excludes

  • Airfare
  • Travel Insurances
  • Hotel services, such as room service or laundry service
  • Tips and gratuities
  • snacks and incidentals
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Optional/free day activities
  • Meals not noted as included

Day 1Atlas Mountains - High Atlas Mountains - Boumalne Dades

  • Depart Marrakech in the morning and cross the Atlas Mountains via the winding Tichka Pass towards the Dades Valley passing through small towns that cling to the slopes of the mountains, in a way that will allow you to visit the most remote areas on your way south. 
  • We will stop at Ait Ben-Haddou, an ancient Ksar that has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located along the former trade caravan route between the Sahara Desert and Marrakech, the Ksar is now often used as a filming location for movies including The Jewel of the Nile, The Mummy, and Kingdom of Heaven.
  • We will stay for lunch there and then continue our journey to Ouarzazate, also known as “the Hollywood of Africa,” as it attracted many world-class film producers.
  • Arrive in Boumalne Dades and head to your riad in the Dades Gorge.
  • Enjoy dinner at your riad. Dinner included.
  • Overnight in Boumalne Dades.

Day 2Dades – Todra gorges – Merzouga

  • Today you will complete your journey to the Sahara Desert. 
  • As you continue your journey, stop in Tinghir to visit the Todra Gorge, cut through the red rock through a winding river.
  • Arrive in the Sahara Desert in the afternoon and meet your camels for your trek into your desert camp. You will journey through the dunes, and your camel guide will be able to get some great pictures for you as well! 
  • Arrive at your camp and enjoy a welcome glass of Moroccan mint tea and take some time to relax before dinner. Dinner included.
  • After dinner, enjoy live music around the bonfire, or perhaps head to the top of the dune for some star gazing. Just watch out for the camels that roam the desert at night!
  • Overnight in the Sahara Desert.

Day 3Merzouga – Alnif – Agdz – Ouarzazate

  • Optional: Wake up early to witness the breathtaking desert sunrise over the dunes. Keep in mind that desert nights can be chilly, so be sure to bring your jacket!
  • Afterward, savor a traditional Moroccan breakfast at the camp.
  • Next, rendezvous with your driver once more and embark on your westward journey to Ouarzazate, passing through Rissani and several Berber villages along the way, all while surrounded by the majestic mountains.
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch in the village of N’Kob.
  • Continuing on, you’ll be treated to scenic views of the Draa Valley, which is the largest river valley in Morocco.
  • Your day will conclude with an overnight stay in Ouarzazate.

Day 4Return to Marrakech

  • As you head out of Ouarzazate, make a stop at Ait Ben-Haddou, an ancient Ksar that has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located along the former trade caravan route between the Sahara Desert and Marrakech, the Ksar is now often used as a filming location for movies including The Jewel of the Nile, The Mummy, and Kingdom of Heaven.
  • Continue across the Atlas Mountains via the winding Tichka Pass to arrive in Marrakech in the late afternoon. 
  • Drop off at your accommodations in Marrakech.


  • Ksar Sultan, or similar

Sahara Desert

  • Stars Camp, or similar


  • Dar Chamaa, or similar

Already included in the final price
3 - 7 Travelers
10% off
8 - 9 Travelers
15% off
10 - 20 Travelers
20% off

What type of rooms are we staying in?

You will be staying in a double room. If you are traveling alone, you will be paired with another traveler of the same gender. In some cases you may be staying in a triple room. Couples will get a private room. If you want a private room please email us at there will be an additional fee and it depends on availability.

What is the number of travelers in this tour?

This is a private tour, you will be traveling with your friends/family.

How do we meet in Marrakech?

Our drivers will pick you up from Marrakech Menara airport or your hotel in Marrakech

Is there an age requirement?

18 years old or older. If you are 16 years old, you need to be accompanied by parents. The price is the same as an adult.

How is the weather?

March marks the beginning of springtime in Morocco. The temperature in Morocco in March grow warmer during the day, with average daytime temperatures of 15°C (59°F) to 24°C (75°F), depending on the area of the country you visit. Nights are still chilly, though, with nighttime temperatures dropping to 11°C (51°F) to 15°C (75°F) degrees.

What about visas?

Visa is the traveler responsibility.

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Solo Traveller

I just had the most amazing experience with Simply Morocco. From the moment I set foot in the Sahara Desert to the breathtaking views from the High Atlas mountains, I was blown away. The team at Simply Morocco really knows how to create an adrenaline-fueled adventure. I can’t wait to plan my next trip with them!

February 18, 2023


Couple Traveller

Wow, what an incredible adventure! I can’t say enough about my journey with Simply Morocco. From traversing the awe-inspiring Sahara Desert to conquering the majestic peaks of the High Atlas mountains, every moment was an absolute thrill. The guides were so knowledgeable and the service was top-notch. This trip truly exceeded my expectations and left me with memories that will last a lifetime.

January 21, 2023

Alex & Jessy

Couple Traveller

Traveling with Simply Morocco was absolutely transformative. Every step of the way, I was immersed in the rich culture and diverse landscapes of Morocco. From exploring the captivating city of Ouarzazate to feeling the vibrant energy of Marrakech, I was constantly in awe. The attention to detail and inclusivity of the Simply Morocco team made this journey truly special.

October 29, 2022
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