2 Days Desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora
Day 1 : Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Agdez – Zagora
Our Desert tour starts at 8:00 am, our driver will pick you up from your Riad or hotel in Marrakech
We start our journey leaving the red city driving South-east crossing many small villages on our way , about a 100 kilometers. We start to go up as we reach the chain of the Atlas mountains and the highest pass in Tizi N-Tichka (2160m), the pass is usually covered by snow during winter time .we will stop on a panoramic view in Tizi N-Tichka , maybe grab a cup of coffee or stop for break. Then we continue our road crossing Berber villages again.
The landscape on the road changing frequently about 90 kilometers from Tichka pass we will get to Ouarzazat city and 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 to Agdez and we stop to take some pictures of the Valley
Then a few minutes we stop for our lunch and we continue our road inside the Valley looking at the palm grove and sunny enough to warm you up on cold day. We continue our desert trip to the city of Zagora, where the camels are waiting for you at the end of the paved road to pick you up to the Camp in the dunes just in time to witness the majestic sunset and take memorable photos. Once you arrive at the Camp of Zagora desert, you are welcomed by the staff; given your tents and Cup of mint Tea session to get to know each other’s and break the ice with other comers. The night in the desert camp has a clear sky and you can see countless stars and easy distinguish the constellations. After a nice home made dinner, we play some music around the fire to enjoy a session of singing and dancing around the fire, share beautiful moments and forget the world. 2 Days Desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora.
Day 2 : Zagora – Draa valley – Agdez – Ouarzazate – 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 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 Classi ‘Game of thrones’ were shot in this village. Seven families still live in the old village of Ait Benhaddou, the rest have moved to the other side of the valley, a more modern side. 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.
After visiting the Ksar of Ait benhaddou, we will take the road back to Marrakech, to arrive there around 6 or 7pm, where your driver will drop you at the location of your choice. 2 Days Desert tour from Marrakech to zagora.