2 days zagora desert tour from marrakech is perfect for those who are short on time and wish to seize the opportunity to get introduced to Morocco Sahara desert …
Experience the Berber lifestyle on a 2-days desert trip to Zagora from Marrakech. Sleep in a typical desert camp of the Sahara, see the sunrise and sunset from the back of a camel, and enjoy spectacular views of the legendary Kasbahs and oases. HIGHLIGHTS :
- Experience the life of a Berber at a desert camp in the Sahara
- Enjoy the dunes of Zagora on camel back and watch the sunrise and sunset
- Pass through Berber town of Agdez and the Draa valley with its palm procession
- See the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou
- Discover the setting for many Hollywood epics
DAY 1: MARRAKECH – AIT
BEN HADDOU – OUARZAZATE – AGDEZ – ZAGORA
Starts at 8:00 AM, our driver will come to pick you up from your Riad or hotel in Marrakech in a comfortable air-conditionned minivan. We leave the ochre city behind and drive south-east crossing many small and dispersed villages on our way. Later, we start to go up as we reach the chain of the Atlas mountains and the highest pass in the chain Tizi N-Tichka (2160m), the pass is usually coverd in snow during winter time.We will stop in one of the teraces in Tichka to stretch our legs, maybe grab a cup of coffee to fully wake up. After the pass, we cross several berber villages again, perched in the mountains and hills. The scenery on the road changes frequently leaving no room for boredom. Arriving to Ouarzazate, we will stop to visit the beautiful Kasbah of Taourirt and the museum of Cinema as Ouarzazate is a noted film-making location, it has two huge film studios inviting some of the big international experts of the industry of cinema to work there.
After Visiting the attractions of Ouarzazate, we will drive again through the beautiful valleys to reach Agdez and appreciate the view of its palmeraie from a high point. Then just after a couple of turns, our lunch place awaits, a nice Kasbah in Tamnougalt, to get there, we take a little detour from the main the road and cross a river then drive inside the fields. The Kasbah has a nice terrace looking at the palm grove and sunny enough to warm you up on cold days. After lunch, we continue our desert trip to the city of Zagora, where the camels await you at the end of the paved road, to take you to the bivouac in the dunes just in time to witness the majestic sunset and take memorable photos.
Once you arrive at the bivouac of Zagora desert, you are welcomed by the staff, given your tents and gather for a mint tea session to get to know eachother and break the ice with other comers. The night in the desert camp has a clear sky and you can see countless stars and easyli distinguish the constellations. After a nice home made dinner, we gather around fire to enjoy a session of singing, dancing and laughing around fire, share beautiful moments and forget the world. DAY 2 :
ZAGORA – DRAA VALLEY – AGDEZ – TIZI-N-TICHA – MARRAKECH
The second day of Zagora desert trip starts with an early breakfast, so you don't miss the awesome sunset Zagora has to offer, another opportunity to take beautiful pictures. Then Ride the camels back to meet the car at the end of the paved road. Leave Zagora ,After visiting the Ksar of Ait benhaddou, we will take the road back to Marrakech, to arrive there at around 6 or 7pm, where your driver will drop you at the location of your choice.INCLUDED
- Pick up from your hotel
/ Riad on the tour day ( or the nearest accessible point )
- A/C deluxe minibus driven by an English driver /
- Overnight at Zagora dunes desert camp including camel
trekking, dinner and breakfast.
- Optional local guide in Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou