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2 Days Marrakech to Zagora Desert Tour

2 Days Marrakech to Zagora Desert Tour

Overview:

In this 2 Days Marrakech to Zagora desert tour, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful nature of the High Atlas Mountains and have an amazing experience in a desert camp. Starting from Marrakech, we will travel through the magical Atlas Mountains and Tizi N Tichka Pass, and visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will continue through Draa Valley to reach Zagora. In Zagora, the camels will be waiting for you to introduce you to your desert experience. You will spend the night in a camp. The next day we will head back to Marrakech, where the tour ends. Book your trip today!

Itinerary:

Day 1 : Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Ait Ben Haddou – Draa Valley – Zagora

Pick up in the morning at the hotel in Marrakech. Welcome and the route begins! We will cross the High Atlas (Tizi N’Tichka) making stops in places from which you can enjoy great panoramic views. We will go through the ksar of Ait Ben Haddou, where films such as Gladiator, The Jewel of the Nile, Game of Thrones and other exotic scenes about ancient Egypt and Rome were shot.

We will stop at Ouarzazate (Great Desert door) where the most important film studios in Morocco called Atlas Studios are located. From Ouarzazate, we will head south through the Tinififft pass (1660 m) to descend towards the valley of the Draa River, surrounded by mountains. In ancient times, this area was the route followed by the caravans that crossed the Atlas to Timbuktu, in Black Africa. This road is full of Kasbas surrounded by palm trees and continues through the valley to the interior of the Sahara through Zagora and Mhamid.

The town of Agdz is located 70 km from Ouarzazate and is dominated by Mount Jebel Kissane, 1535 meters high. Next, we will arrive at Zagora, located 164 km away, at the foot of the Anti Atlas, in the valley of the Draa River. It is located in a large palm grove surrounded by fruit trees that is lost in the sands of the Sahara. It is a city founded in the Middle Ages by the Saadians as a gateway to the conquest of Morocco and the Sahara and departure of caravans.

At the end of the day, we will take the dromedaries to get to our camp in the desert just to watch the sunset and enjoy the spectacular starry sky at night. We will have dinner accompanied by Berber music with drums and we will sleep in a jaima in the heart of the desert.

Day 2 : Zagora – Ouarzazate – Atlas Mountains – Marrakech

It’s worth getting up early to see the sunrise in the desert. In the morning we will take the dromedaries again or else in 4×4. After breakfast we will leave for Ouarzazate. We will stop for lunch in the Draa Valley. We will continue through the High Atlas through the port of Tizzi n Tichka (2260 meters of altitude) with stops with panoramic views.

We will visit the argan oil cooperative, where they will teach us the production process. We will pass through the fertile Zat valley, a small Berber paradise in the heart of the High Atlas. Here we find the small Berber villages with traditional architecture built on the hillside. Most potatoes, turnips, olives, figs and tomatoes from Morocco are grown here, where most potatoes, turnips, olives, figs and tomatoes from Morocco are grown. Arrival in Marrakech. Transfer to your hotel/riad and end of our 2 days Marrakech to Zagora desert tour.

Included

  • Private tour & Transportation with A/C and seat-belt.
  • Pick you up & drop off at your accommodation in Marrakech.
  • 1 night accommodation in desert camp.
  • Experienced driver/guide English speaking.
  • Fuel, tolls and all associated expenses.
    Dinner and breakfast (Vegetarians are welcome).
  • Camel warden.
  • Camel ride for 1 hour. (If you are not interested to ride the camels, it is possible to drive you to the camp with the 4×4).

Not Included

  • Airfare (Flight Ticket)
    Noon meal. (Possibility of picnic or restaurants).
  • Drinks at meal.
    Tips and personal miscellaneous expenses.
  • Entry fees to Monuments / Museums / Kasbahs
  • Travel insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in the program

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