Zagora Desert Tour from Marrakech – 2 days


Desert Tour from Marrakech – 2 days:

Embark on a 2-day desert desert from Marrakech to Zagora, venturing into a captivating desert realm. Tailored for those with limited time, this adventure offers a glimpse into the Sahara Desert and the southern reaches of Morocco.

Discover the awe-inspiring Atlas Mountains, the UNESCO-listed Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, and the lush Dra’a Valley adorned with expansive palm groves—Traverse Morocco’s historical legacy along the ancient Caravans Route, encountering numerous Berber villages and fortified Kasbahs.

The pinnacle of this escapade involves an exhilarating camel ride during sunset, followed by a traditional Moroccan feast beneath a star-lit sky. Immerse yourself in the ambience of Berber music around a desert campfire, culminating in a night spent in your private tent.

Highlights:

  • Explore the picturesque landscapes of the Atlas Mountains and immerse yourself in the charm of Berber villages.
  • Discover ancient Kasbahs such as Kasbah Teleout and the renowned UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Enjoy a mesmerising camel ride at sunset, try exhilarating sandboarding, capture stunning photos, and groove to the rhythms of nomad music and drumming.
  • Indulge in delectable traditional local cuisine and unwind in your private tent at a luxurious desert camp.
  • Journey through the Draa Valley, characterised by its fortified kasbahs, meandering rivers lined with palm trees, and serene oases.
  • Experience the art of pottery-making in the village of Tamegroute and explore Kasbah Tourirt, a significant symbol of Ouarzazate.

What is included in the price:

  • Transport in a private air-conditioned & comfortable van or 4WD vehicle
  • Experienced English-speaking nomad driver-guide
  • Pick-up from and drop-off at your hotel in Marrakech
  • Meals: breakfast & dinner – with vegetarian and vegan options available
  • One night in a luxury desert camp in Zagora desert under private & comfortable tents equipped with private bathrooms and shower
  • A camel ride for about two hours with a guide in Zagora Desert and free sand-boarding, if desired
  • Berber drumming & music in the desert camp
  • Hiking in beautiful scenery and free time to explore the sites of interest
  • Tea/ coffee in the desert camp

What is not included:

  • Lunches
  • Local guides
  • Entrance fees
  • Tipping

Itinerary:

Day 1: Marrakech – Agdz – Dra’a Valley – Zagora

Embark on an exhilarating journey to the Zagora desert with a morning departure from Marrakech, crossing the majestic High Atlas Mountains through the renowned Tizi-n-Tichka pass, the highest peak in Africa. Take a moment to savour the breathtaking scenery as you pause for a scenic break atop the mountains, capturing panoramic views of lush valleys and Berber villages gracing the mountain slopes.

As we descend from the pass, the route leads us to Ouarzazate, where a delightful lunch awaits. Crossing another pass, Tizi-n-Tinfifite, we venture into the enchanting Dra’a Valley, taking a refreshing tea break at the charming Agdz. Embark on an off-road walk along the historic Caravans Road in the Dra’a Valley, offering awe-inspiring views of the winding river, verdant oasis, ancient kasbahs, and majestic mountains.

Upon reaching Zagora, a captivating stop at the Nakhla Dunes. Here, indulge in a mesmerising desert walk and relish the beauty of the sunset from atop a dune while partaking in a camel ride lasting one to two hours. The day concludes with a delightful dinner at the desert camp in the Zagora Desert, where you will spend a magical night under the star-lit desert sky.

Day 2: Zagora – Ouarzazate – Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

For those early risers, witness the enchanting sunrise casting captivating shadows across the vast orange dunes, providing a moment of serene tranquillity. Following a hearty breakfast, the journey unfolds as we make our way back to Ouarzazate.

After a leisurely tea break, our adventure leads us to the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. This famous kasbah, featured in Hollywood blockbusters like Gladiator, Alexander, and segments of Game of Thrones, holds historical significance as a trade station for Sub-Saharan commerce dealing in gold, slaves, and salt.

Continuing along the picturesque Thousand Kasbah Road, we arrive at the Kasbah Telouet, once a regal residence for the Lord of the Atlas and his family, El Glaoui. After lunch, our return drive to Marrakech takes us through charming Berber villages nestled along rivers, bordered by the Atlas Mountains adorned with roses, olive trees, and grazing goats.

The captivating Zagora desert tour concludes as we reach Marrakech by late afternoon, leaving you with cherished memories of a remarkable Moroccan adventure.

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