2 Days Trip From Marrakech To Zagora Desert Sahara
Visit the cinema studios where many famous films shot including
Galdiator, Lawrence d’arabie, jewels of the Nile
Stroll the palm grove of Draa valley by camels
Meet the local people and discover the local Berber culture and traditions
Enjoy a Moroccan traditional romantic dinner around camp fire
Enjoy the beautiful views of the high atlas mountains and tichka pass road
Visit the world heritage Kasbahs of ait ben haddou
Enjoy a special night in desert camp under the starry sky
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What's included :
- 1x Breakfast
- 1x Dinner
- Accommodation included: 1 night
What's excluded :
Day 1: DAY 1 : MARRAKECH - AIT BEN HADDOU - OUARZAZATE - AGDEZ - ZAGORA
Stop At: Marrakech Train Station, Hasan II Avenue, Marrakech 40050 Morocco
Our Zagora desert tour starts at 8:00 AM, when the driver will come to pick you up from your Riad or hotel in Marrakech in a comfortable air-conditionned 4×4 car or minivan. We leave the ochre city behind and drive south-east crossing many small and dispersed villages on our way. After about a 100 kilometers, 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). This pass is usually coverd in snow during winter time.
We will stop in one of the teraces of Tichka to stretch our legs and 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 (~90 kilometers from Tichka pass), we will stop to visit the beautiful Kasbah of Taourirt (home to former Caid Pacha Glaoui) 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 for another 90 kilometers 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 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 easly 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.
Duration: 7 hours
Accommodation included: Desert camp
Day 2: DAY 2 : ZAGORA - DRAA VALLEY - AGDEZ - OURZAZATE - TIZI-N-TICHA - MARRAKECH
Pass By: Zagora Desert Camp, Imarighine Errouha, Zagora 47900, Morocco
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 behind and head straight back to the fortified village of Ait benhaddou, where you will have lunch, before exploring the site, declared by the UNESCO as a world heritage site. The village is known as a backdrop for many cinematographic works - the most famous ones are ‘The gladiator’, ‘Lawrence of Arabia’ and even some scenes of the classic ‘Game of thrones’ were shot in this village.
Ksar Ait benhaddou was a pausing station for the caravanes traveling along the Ounila valley, the merchants either exchange goods here and go back to the desert, or pause to rest then continue to Marrakech. They used to trade salt, silver and slaves. In the evening we arrive back in Marrakech.
No accommodation included on this day.
Departure Point :Marrakesh, Morocco
Departure Time :8:00 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Stroller accessible
- Near public transportation
- Infant seats available
- Not recommended for travelers with back problems
- Not recommended for pregnant travelers
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
- This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.