Marrakech to Zagora desert tour in 2 days
Highlights of 2 days Marrakech to Zagora desert tour:
- Views of the High-Atlas mountains.
- Visit Ait-Ben-Haddou Kasbah.
- The Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate
- Camel ride in Zagora desert.
- Sunset in the middle of the desert.
- A night in the nomad camp.
- Sunrise in the Sahara desert.
The tour itinerary:
Marrakech to Zagora desert
Our Marrakech to Zagora desert tour starts from Marrakech at 8 :00am from your accommodation(hotel/riad). Further, we will cross the High-Atlas mountains via what they call Tizi-N-Tichka pass. Moreover, this is where the road reaches 2260m in this range. More importantly, you will get the chance to take great pictures of the valleys, green mountains, Berber villages and many more. We will arrive at Ouarzazate or Hollywood of Africa, a very beautiful city famous for its Atlas studios. Not to mention, we will visit them on the second day of this tour.
From Ouarzazate, we will draw our way to Zagora desert where the camels will be waiting for us. They will welcome you with a sweet cup of mint tea te restore, then they will set your scarves(a gift from our company) After all, they will take you to the place where to ride camels in the heart of Zagora desert and take some great pictures for you, after 1 h 30min, you will arrive at the nomad camp. Besides, when you finish having your traditional dinner among Berber people, you will enjoy the camp-fire with some cultural music under the starry sky.
Zagora desert to Marrakech.
The second day of our Marrakech to Zagora desert tour will start at 09:00 am, the staff will make sure you wake up early for the breathtaking sunrise near the camp. After that, breakfast is planned for you to enjoy it at the camp.
We will drive throughout the Draa valley which has the longest river in the country offering the best palm trees views. After some pictures there we will continue our Zagora desert tour to see the Atlas-studios in Ouarzazate. The latter is the most famous in Morocco. They shot so many Hollywood movies there such as Gladiator…
Afterward, we will continue through the High-Atlas mountains to the Kasbah of Ait-Ben-Haddou. The latter belongs to one of the most important families in the 11th century, its walls are built out of mud and straw bales which makes it strong against the weather changes. Besides, it’s a Unesco world heritage site. Eventually, after exploring the Kasbah, we will pass through Tizi-N-Tichka again heading to Marrakech where our Marrakech to Zagora desert tour ends.
Marrakech to Zagora desert tour includes and excludes:
- Pick-up service if needed.
- Transfer in a comfortable vehicle.
- English speaking driver/guide.
- Breakfasts and dinners.
- A night in Erg Chebbi desert camp.
- Camel ride in the Sahara desert.
- Berber scarf in the desert.
- Plane tickets.
- Travel insurance.
- Soft drinks.
We are a family of three people and we decided to go to visit Morocco. Further, we looked on TripAdvisor, they seemed to have just good reviews. Therefore, we booked a Marrakech to Zagora desert tour and it was one of the best trips we did. The night in the nomad camp was the highlight and the camels were very friendly.
We are a couple from Italy, we had a great tour and a great photographer. Aziz was our tour guide and he knew everything about the Berber culture and Morocco in general. They are just amazing, the hotels, food, destinations, everything was very well organized. Without a doubt, I will do this trip again when I come back to Morocco.