2 Days Zagora Shared Desert Tour from marrakech
If your dream of transforming the desert journey and Morocco will help to spend a night in the excellent bivouac in the desert, camels journey was back under the stars and discover the Berber culture, Zagora waiting for a trip to the normal exterior. For two days and a night excursion from Marrakech to Zagora will give you the opportunity to admire the most beautiful treasures that the desert can offer. Also the possibility to see the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou in Ouarzazate. Marrakech, enjoy an unforgettable trip to Ouarzazate, where you can discover the breathtaking scenery, then reach Zagora to enjoy a night in the desert camp. The second day, will want the opportunity to see the sunrise in the desert and Discover a museum of cinema in Ouarzazate …
Shared Marrakech to Zagora desert tour highlights:
1-Cross the High Atlas and the Tizi Ntichka pass.
2-Visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site
3-Driving along the Draa Valley
4-Ride by camel on the desert of Zagora and watch the sunset
5-Night in a camp of the Berber desert in the desert of Zagora
DAY 1: MARRAKESH – KASBAH AIT BEN HADOU – ZAGORA (8 HOURS OF DRIVING)
Your tour in the desert with your shared 2-day budget between Marrakech and Zagora starts around 7:30 am by joining a group to Zagora via the pass of Tizi Ntichka (at 2260 m altitude) passing in front of different villages Berber rammed earth and the inhabitants raising their goats. Stop in the middle of the High Atlas Mountains to take pictures, stretch your legs or have a coffee.
Upon arrival at the Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou, you will have time to explore the UNESCO World Heritage village and its famous Kasbah, which has been used as a backdrop for various epics of the Bible, as well as for commercial and modeling photo sessions. If you wish to join the group for a guided tour, an additional charge of € 2.00 per person will be charged for your local guide. After visiting the Kasbah, you will have an hour of free lunch.
From there, we continue along Ouarzazate and cross the north-east of the Anti Atlas to the oasis of Agdz. After a brief stop in the center of the village, get ready to admire the most incredible landscapes one after the other, walking through the Draa Valley with its fortified kasbahs and oases dotted with thousands of date palms. The Drâa Valley is home to the largest palm plantation in Morocco.
Upon arriving in the desert of Zagora late in the afternoon, we will meet our camel caravans and our camel trekking adventure will start through the Zagora desert while preparing you for a beautiful sunset for about one hour. hour. Please note that there are almost no sand dunes in Zagora.
Just before dark, we drive our camels to our desert Berber camp nestled in the middle of nowhere. a delicious Moroccan dinner will be served tonight in your Bedouin camp. Just after dinner, get ready for a fantastic drum show next to the campfire. Your local desert nomadic guests will play drums and sing local folk music until around midnight. Feel free to learn more about the constellation of stars or simply enjoy the silence of the desert under a crystalline sky.
DAY 2: ZAGORA – OUARZAZATE – MARRAKECH (8 HOURS OF DRIVING)
Early in the morning, your camp guests will get up to watch the sunrise. After breakfast, ride a camel again to find your vehicle and driver on the main road. From there, we leave for Ouarzazate, where we will stop for lunch at a local cafe, and visit the Kasbah of Taourirt (optional – depending on the time). Early in the afternoon, we return to Marrakech crossing the High Atlas Mountains.