merzouga safara

Sahara desert & Atlas Mountains combined tour (Toubkal Ascent) – 5D/4N

Combined the Highest sand dune of Merzouga and the Highest peak in North Africa in a perfect 5 days tour.



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Day 1 : Marrakech – Ouarzazate -Dades gorges. 360km
After breakfast at the riad in Marrakech, pick up & drip towards the southern Morocco, pass through Tizi n’Tichka (2260m) stunning view over the Berber villages of Imouzzar valley, continue to Telouet valley & Ait Benhadou Ksars, lunch and then drive to Ouarzazate (optional visit of movies studio) and the the way of 1000 kasbah to Dades gorges. Overnight at the guest house.

Day 2 : Dades gorges – Merzouga. 270km
After the breakfast, drive to Todra gorges for a short visit before heading to thesahara via Erfoud & Rissani the starting point of Alouite dynasty, continue to Merzouga town, upon arrival have a mint tea and then ride the camels towards the sand dunes of Erg chebbi nomadic camp, enjoy the sunset on the way and the camel safari, overnight at the camp.

Day 3: Merzouga – Ouarzazate – Atlas Mountains.560km.

Early wake up to climb the dune & see the beautiful sunrise, walk down and ride the camels back to the town for breakfast, afterwards get on the 4WD & head to Ouarzazate through Alnif, Tazzarine & the scenic Draa valley, cross Tizi n’Ait Saoun, arrival to Ouarzazate lunch and then continue to the Atlas Mountains.Overnight at the Riad Jnane Imlil 

Day 4: Imlil  – Toubkal Refuge.

After breakfast start the walk with an experienced mountain guide through the Berber villages following a mule track which will take you to the mountain hut via the shrine Sidi Chamhrouch (2500m) where you will have your picnic lunch prepared in advance by our cook, after lunch & a short break, continue towards the refuge (3200m), as the mules walks faster, the muleteers & cook, will pass over & will be waiting for you at the hut or camp, get a  tasty mint tea upon arrival  while you will enjoying the scenic Mountain surrounded the based camp. The hot shower is available to clean your body and be ready for the next day.Option: the night could be spent on the tent but in summer time.

Day 5: Toubkal refuge – Toubkal Summit – Imlil.

Wake up early to avoid the sunny way, breakfast around 5.00am and start the ascent climb at 5.30am, each one of you may need to pack his own pack-lunch, step by step until you get to the point above the hut where you have a short break with nuts, water & oranges etc..After 3h/4h walking up the hill, you will be able to see all the high atlas mountains like a view from the air, stunning view of the green valleys & Berber villages, a break of 45min on the summit will allow to take pictures & enjoy the views before heading down to the hut, a diversify lunch will be ready for you there.  After lunch you walk down hill towards Imlil by the same route, transfer to Marrakech at the end of the day.

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(includes Mt Toubkal Ascent, the Highest peak in North Africa)


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(Private tour for 2 people).


English speaking guide for the whole trip.
All meals during the trek and tour.
4 nights accommodation (including 1 at nomadic camp).
Transport on a comfortable 4WD/minivan.
Camel ride in Merzouga.
Mule to carry your luggage during the trek.
Bottled water during the way & meals.


Travel Insurance
Any other expenses which are not listed above will be at your charge.


Riad Babylon / similar
Nomadic Camp
Riad Jnane Imlil
Toubkal Hut