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2 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora

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2 Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora

2 days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora. Enjoy a desert adventure. Sleep in a traditional desert camp, see the sunrise and sunset from the back of a camel, and enjoy spectacular views of Berber villages, fascinating historical sites and legendary Kasbahs.

Highlights

  • Cross the Tizi-n-Tichka pass through the High Atlas Mountains
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage site of Aït Benhaddou
  • Cross the Drâa Valley
  • Cross the dunes of the Zagora Desert on a camel back
  • Enjoy a spectacular desert sunset and sunrise
  • Spend the night in a Berber camp

Itinerary


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Day 1: Marrakech - Atlas Mountains - Ait Benhaddou - Agdz - Draa Valley - Zagora (Desert)
2 days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora. This tour will start early in the morning by crossing the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n’Ticka pass (about 2260 meters altitude), through traditional Berber Villages, towards the village of Ait Benhaddou. We will visit the magnificent Kasbah (fortress) classified as UNESCO world heritage site since 1987 and famous film production location (Gladiator, Game of Thrones). The guide will explain you the history of this magic place and will take you to the top of the hill to admire the beautiful views of the whole village. After lunch, we will continue our desert trip towards Zagora, passing through the Anti Atlas Mountains, the oasis of Agdz and the palm trees and Berber Villages of the Draa Valley. We will arrive in Zagora late in the afternoon, where the camels caravan will be waiting to take you to the heart of the desert just in time to enjoy a majestic sunset, spend the night in a camp in the middle of the desert and have a taste of Berber Life. You will be settled in a nomad tent and welcomed with a traditional Moroccan mint tea and Berber dinner. After dinner, your nomad hosts will invite you to join them around the camp fire to enjoy a session of traditional folk songs, dancing and laughing. The night in the desert has clear skies and you will be able to see countless stars.
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Day 2: Zagora (Desert) - Agdz - Ouarzazate - Marrakech
The second day of our tour will start with an early wake up before the sunrise to see the first lights of the day in the desert. After a traditional Berber breakfast in the desert camp, you will ride the camels back to Zagora to meet your driver and begin the return journey to Marrakech. We will take the road through the Draa Valley and Agdz and stop in Ouarzazate for lunch. After lunch, we will visit the beautiful Kasbah of Taourirt (home of the former caïd and owned by T’hami El Glaoui), where people from the Atlas, Draa and Dades Valleys have traded and socialized for centuries. Early in the afternoon, we will drive you back to Marrakech via the High Atlas Mountains and arrive in Marrakech late in the afternoon.

  • Payment Type
    Visa, Mastercard, PayPal
  • Departure Time
    Early departure from your hotel or riad
  • Dress Code
    Please bring warm clothing in the winter (no sleeping bags are required), light clothing in the summer, sunscreen, a hat, good walking shoes, a flashlight, and trousers (for the camel trek). Shorts and skirts are not recommended for the trek as the saddles can cause skin irritation
  • Included
    An English speaking driver
    Camel excursion per person
    Dinner and breakfast
    Lodging-half board
    Qualified vehicle and gas
  • Not Included
    Attractions
    Midday meals and beverages

ALL OUR ROUTES ARE ADAPTABLE, BOTH IN NUMBER OF DAYS AS IN ITINERARY.

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