3-day Imlil Sahara desert tour

imlil sahara desert tour

Imlil Sahara desert tour: Amazing Combination of a day trek in Imlil followed by overnight camping in Zagora desert. The 3-day express tour will allow you to experience the Atlas mountain and Berber villages visit the famous Ait Benhaddou Ksar and the Sahara desert.

Duration: 3 days
Period: It can occur at any time of the year
Trek Grade: Medium
Maximum Elevation: 2,379 Meters
Accommodation: Guesthouse, Camping

Imlil Sahara desert tour allows you to:

– Combined Imlil village, Atlas mountain, and Zagora dunes
– Explore Ait Benhaddou kasbahs. The tribe of Ait Aissa built it for caravans traveling to and from Tombouktou to Andalusia via Marrakech and Tangier
– Discover Draa valley, Morocco’s longest river
– Experience a camel ride and Berber camp in Zagora.

Itinerary of Imlil Sahara desert tour

Day 1: Marrakech – Hiking in the Imlil Valley 1740m – Tizi n Tamatert Pass 2379m, Duration: 5 Hours

Our journey starts from Marrakech with Hotel pick up, which will drop us at the Imlil village. From Imlil, we set out on our trek to the Tizi n’Tamatert (2379m) for a breathtaking panoramic view of the magnificent peaks and valleys of the Atlas Mountain range, the beautiful encircled plateau, and the Jebel Oukaimeden. After lunch, we follow the mountain path down to Tamatert village for a hot shower and retire to a well-deserved night’s rest.

Day 2: Imlil – Tizi n Tichka Pass 2660m – Zagora

You set out on your trip to the southern part of Morocco after breakfast. The car will take you across the High Atlas Mountain at the Tizi nTichka pass (at an altitude of 2260m), through a zigzagging road with fantastic scenery of the Berber villages in the Imouzzar valley, one of the most natural communities in Southern Morocco.

Dinner and breakfast will serve at camp. You will get to see the 15th century fortified village of Ait Benhaddou. Next, you move on to Ouarzazate to visit the Taourirt Kasbah, taking a short break at a hill on the city entrance to catch a beautiful view of the old decorations and cinema studios in the city. After lunch, you move on to Zagora via Agdez and into the Draa valley. At 1km away from Zagora, you begin the camel ride, which takes you towards the nomadic camp in Nekhla dunes while you take in the beautiful view of the North African sunset.

Day 3: Zagora – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

Get up early to catch the sunrise, after which we take breakfast. You may opt for a camel trek to meet your driver, after which you continue on a drive along the Draa valley with stops at different locations for photoshoots and lunch before we make the return trip to Marrakech via Ouarzazate.

It is essential to state that the Nekhla dunes are a semi-desert. Still, it offers an excellent opportunity to explore the desert life, complete with a camel ride and a night in a nomadic camp if you plan a short trip to Morocco. But if you are spending up to 3 days, the Merzouga dunes, a full desert, will be a better choice.


Group 2 People 3 People For 4 people or more 
Price per person 300 € 260 € 230 €

Price Details:

Price includes the following It does not include the following
–  English speaking guide/driver
–  All transfers from and to your Hotel
–  Accommodation for trekking duration
–  Mules for luggage carrying during the trek
–  Kitchen equipment
–  All meals during your trek
– 1-night camping on Dunes at Zagora in half board
– Camel ride
– Ticket flight
– Travel insurance
–  Accommodation and meals in Marrakech
– Drinks
– Lunches during the desert tour
– Entrance fees
– Traditional tips

 Essential Materials Needed For Imlil Sahara Desert Tour

– Big bag of clothing

– Backpack for each daily supplies

– Good walking shoes and socks fit for rugged terrain

– 3-4 season sleeping bag

– Warm and light clothes

– Lightweight waterproof over-trousers/ rain-pants

– Personal First Aid Kit

– Sunglasses

– Suncream

– Head Torch

– Camera

– Hat

– Toilet tissues

– Water bottle or camelback

– Water purifier

 Additional Details

– Imlil Sahara desert tour is available and can be arranged for groups of all sizes.
– Further discounts are available for group sizes of over 8 people.

– You can pay €/$/£ or Moroccan Dirhams.

Imlil Sahara desert tour: Combined Atlas mountain and Sahara trip with Hotel pick up.

Photos – Imlil Sahara desert tour

Express Atlas Mountains and Desert Trip. Imlil Sahara desert tour.

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