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Thu, 10 Apr



Morocco: from the Atlas Mountains to the Desert

Come explore the Atlas Mountains and the Sahara Desert on this adventure! The adventure starts in Imlil, the Moroccan Chamonix, where we start our multi-day trek exploring the Berber villages. In the last days we will explore the desert, staying overnight in the dunes, like nomads.

Morocco: from the Atlas Mountains to the Desert
Morocco: from the Atlas Mountains to the Desert

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10 Apr 2025, 16:00 – 17 Apr 2025, 23:50

Marrakech, Marrakech, Morocco


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Thursday, April 10th:

Arrival at Marrakech airport

Transfer from the airport to the accommodation in Marrakech

Recommended flight:

Lisbon to Marrakech

Flight number EJU6739 - EasyJet


7:40 pm Thu 10 Apr


09:15 pm

Friday, April 11th:

Marrakesh - Imi Oughlad - Tinzert

Transfer from Marrakech to Imlil. In Imi Oughlad (1450m) we will meet our guide and the Berber muleteers. The first day will be an easy acclimatization with a walk in the Ouirgane National Park. The terrain here is softer and the landscape is greener, with coniferous trees.

Overnight in an ecolodge in Ouirgane

Walking 4 hours.

Saturday, April 12th:

Tinzert - Azzaden Valley (Ait Aissa):

After breakfast, we head to the stunning Azzaden Valley. The views open up to the imposing mountain range surrounded by lush walnut orchards. At the top of the Valley you can see Toubkal peak and its twin peaks.

Overnight in a hostel in the village of Ait Aissa.

Walking 5-6 hours

Sunday, April 13th:

Ait Aissa - Tizi n Mzik - Imlil:

Today's activity involves a fantastic climb (+600m slope) to leave the Azzadene Valley. We head towards Tizi Oussem, climb Tizi n Mzik (2489m) before returning to Imlil for a relaxing end to the day (or strolling around and exploring the city).

Overnight in Guesthouse in Imlil

Walking 4-5 hours

Monday, April 14th:

Imlil - Dades Valley

At 9am we will be transported out of the Atlas Mountains towards the impressive Tizi-n-Tichka mountain pass. Along the way we will find numerous Berber villages and, as soon as we reach the desert, we will see some riverside oases and muddy hills with Kasbahs (fortified dwellings that house families and livestock).

We will have the opportunity to visit the Ouarzazate Cinema Studios, where some productions such as the Jewel of the Nile, Gladiator, Alexander the Great and Babel were filmed.

Once we arrive at the Dades Gorge, we can relax at the hotel or go for a short walk.

Overnight in Dades

Total travel time: 7 hours

Tuesday, April 15th:

Dades Valley - Todra Gorge - Merzouga

- Breakfast at the hotel

- Transfer to the Todra Gorge, a massive fault line that divides the Atlas Mountains. In this narrow valley we can find Berber villages with palm groves.

- Walk to explore the palm grove and a green oasis with large date palms.

- After lunch we head to Merzouga, the village that is the gateway to the desert.

- Fuel up for the desert trip

- Travel to a kasbah to choose a camel

- Sunset camel ride (1:30h) to a Berber camp

- Typical Moroccan dinner

- Sleeping under the stars in tents

Total travel time: 6 hours

Wednesday, April 16th:

Merzouga - Marrakech

We woke up early, before sunrise, and went on a camel for a 1h30 ride to Merzouga.

Breakfast in Merzouga + opportunity to take a shower.

Start of the journey through the rocky desert and Atlas Mountains to Marrakech, with plenty of stops for photos and lunch.

Arrival in Marrakech around 5pm - 6pm.

Total travel time: 10 hours

Overnight in Marrakech

Thursday, April 17th:

Free day in Marrakech

Transfer to the airport


Recommended flight:

Marrakesh to Lisbon

Flight number EJU6740 - EasyJet


10:05 pm Thu 17 Apr


11:55 pm

Price and conditions

Price: €730.00 per person

From January 1, 2025, the price increases to €780 per person

What's included:

- All transfers

- English speaking Berber guide for Atlas Trekking

- Berber cook for Atlas Trekking

- Crutches and mules for assistance for Trekking in the Atlas

- Quimera Guide

- 1 night in Dar Adrar (Half Board) - shared room

- 1 night in Ecolodge in Ouirgane - shared room

- 1 night in mountain hostels during Atlas Trekking - shared room

- All meals during the Atlas Trek (+ mineral water, coffee and tea)

- Transport by Mini-bus or 4X4 for the Desert Tour

- 2 nights in hotels in Dades and Ait Benhaddou (Half Board) - shared room

- 1 night in a camp in the Dunes in Erg Chebbi (Half Board) - shared room

- Camel ride in the dunes

- 2 nights in Marrakech in Riyadh

- transfer to and from the airport

What's not included:

- airplane tickets

- meals in Marrakech on the day of arrival and departure

- lunches during the trip in the desert (there will be a stop to refuel before entering the desert)

- tips

- other personal extras

- adventure sports insurance for Trekking in the Atlas Mountains

We recommend doing the backpacker IATI, with the destination Morocco (around €30 per person)


- Flight ticket reservation service: €30

Available vacancies: 11


  • Passport valid for more than 6 months

Registration fee: €130.00 (€180.00 from January 1, 2025)

Remaining payments:

1st installment: €200 until October 31, 2024

2nd installment: €200 until December 31, 2024

3rd Installment: €200 until March 31, 2025

Registration is valid after filling out the form and sending payment of the registration fee.


Quimera Travel Experiences

RNAAT 628/2015

RNVAT 8466


  • Registration fee

    The remaining payments must be made on the dates indicated on the event page. You will receive an email from the event organizers close to the dates requesting each payment.

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