This 2 days excursions Marrakech desert Experience will make you get away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh. Discover a true desert adventure complete with camels, Berber villages and UNESCO World Heritage sites, during this 2 day trip from Marrakech to Zagora. Get off the beaten path in Morocco for an exploration of its stark deserts, unique local culture and fascinating historical sites. Join a camel trek and spend the night in the Zagora Desert under the stars. You’ll also get a taste for Berber village life and discover ancient history at sites like Ouarzazate and Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou.
This 2 days excursions will make you get away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh. Discover a true desert adventure complete with camels, Berber villages and UNESCO World Heritage sites, during this 2 day trip from Marrakech to Zagora. Get off the beaten path in Morocco for an exploration of its stark deserts, unique local culture and fascinating historical sites. Join a camel trek and spend the night in the Zagora Desert under the stars. You’ll also get a taste for Berber village life and discover ancient history at sites like Ouarzazate and Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou.
This excursion to the sahara desert is perfect for those who are short on time, this 2 day tour takes you from the hustle and bustle of busy Marrakech out through the amazing and relax Drâa Valley, where rural Berber villagers live their lives the way they have for centuries. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Aït Ben Haddou, enjoy free time in Ouarzazate and discover the delights of the Zagora Desert on a camel trek with your guide
Program (2 day / 1 night)
2 day tour to Zagora from Marrakech, with camel trek and desert camp.Take the Tizi-n-Tichka pass through the High Atlas Mountains. With a guide Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Aït Ben Haddou and the Drâa Valley Visit the ancient settlement of Ouarzazate Cross the dunes of the Zagora Desert on camel back and enjoy a spectacular desert sunset Spend the night in a Berber desert camp among the sand dunes Tour includes select meals and round-trip travel from Marrakech
- 07:00 am
Marrakesh – Ouarzazate – Zagora – Camel Trekking and night in Desert camp
We start our journey early morning from Marrakech driving through the High Atlas Mountains and the famous Tizi N-Tichka ( 2260 M.alt ) driving past these mountains . the view of the valleys and the Berber villages perched on the sides of mountains, sometimes barely distinguishable from mountians themselves , are spectacular , After crossing the pass. it continues to fall until finally you reach Ourzazate . where we stop for lunch . from there you cross another pass smaller Tizi N-Tinfifte, before reaching the Draa Valley to Agdz , We go along the path of ancient caravans between the mountains and the river . paassing through many villages and gardens so you can get a better idea of the way of life along the oasis. You then go to zagora where you will have a camel ride to enjoy the sunset just before it get dark and we drive our camel s to Beber desert camp nesteld between the sand dunes. dinner will be served tonight under the stars while the local Berber entertain us with thier drums . feel free to learning about stars constellation or just enjoy the silence of the desert the crystal clear skies and all night under Berber tent.
- 08:00 am
Zagora – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah – Marrakesh
If you get up early enough to see the sunrise, you will be rewarded by the wonderful play of shadows across the sand. After breakfast you return north, taking another short off-road route. From Ouarzazate, you leave the main Marrakesh road to reach the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou. This Kasbah, the most famous in Morocco, has been used as a backdrop for many Hollywood blockbusters and was one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road caravan routes, where traders brought slaves, gold, ivory and salt from sub-Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond. From there, you continue along the new and truly magnificent road to Telouet Kasbah, which belonged to the Lords of the Atlas, the Glaoui family, and which now stands in ruins after the last Pasha fled the country following the departure of the French. The return to Marrakesh is along the main road, passing many Berber villages along the river and through the mountains. At times you come down into the valleys to drive alongside the river bordered by oleander and fruit trees. The gardens are full of olives, walnuts, pomegranates, apples, pears and quinces. Berber women and children tend goats and sheep and climb even the steepest slopes in search of fodder and firewood. We reach Marrakesh at the end of the afternoon.
- Transport in air-conditioned minibus
- Departure from your hotel / riad
- Local guide