Overview & Highlights:
- Cross the high Atlas Mountains and Tizi-N-Tichka pass (2260m of Altitude).
- Enjoy the views of the beautiful Berber villages, valleys and mountains.
- Discover Aït Ben Haddou Ksar; UNESCO world heritage site and home for many films.
- Enjoy a gorgeous drive along Draa valley; a wonderful valley with palm trees.
- Watch spectacular Zagora desert
- Spend an unforgettable night in an authentic Berber camp.
- Visit Ouarzazate, the gate of the Sahara desert and Hollywood of Africa.
Day 1: Marrakech – Atlas Mountains – Aït Ben-Haddou – Draa valley – Zagora desert.
Our wonderful desert tour to Zagora desert starts by picking you up from your accommodation in Marrakech at 8H Am, then drive, by an air-conditioned SUV or Mini Van, to cross the high Atlas Mountains where you can enjoy the beautiful views of the Berber villages along the way, to the highest point (Tichka pass) that the road can reach with an altitude of 2260m, offering you stunning landscapes as far as the eye can admire.
Continue through the breathtaking landscapes to Aït Ben Haddou, the UNESCO world heritage site since 1987, this little old town located in the former route of the caravan trade between the Sahara desert and Marrakech, the Ksar is now often used as a filming location for movies such as The Jewel of the Nile, The Mummy, Gladiator and Kingdom of Heaven. Here you will be able to have walk and stroll in the Ksar and its Kasbahs where you will see the amazing traditional Berber architecture of the houses in the Ksar.
After a quiet stay we will drive along Draa valley one of the gorgeous valleys in morocco, with thousands of palm trees as the largest palm trees plantation in the country. In the evening we will arrive to Zagora where you will be welcomed by Berber mint tea and homemade Moroccan cookies before you get ready to meet your camels for trek into your desert camp, on the way you will enjoy an amazing sunset in the desert before getting to the camp where you will take some time to relax before enjoying a delicious dinner, and join live Berber music around camp fire under a wonderful starry sky.
Overnight in the Sahara desert.
Day 2: Zagora –Ouarzazate – Marrakech.
In the morning it is recommended to wake early to enjoy spectacular sunrise before you take hot shower and traditional breakfast in the camp, then ride back your camels or the car if one camel is enough. After you will start your journey back to Marrakech, driving along Draa valley to Ouarzazate city, the Hollywood of Africa, to visit the Atlas studio, the largest film studio in Morocco, where many films such as Game of thrones, Ben Hur and Cleopatra have been filmed.
And a visit to the famous Kasbah of Taourirt in Ouarzazate city center is worth. After a short visit to this beautiful city we will continue through the Atlas Mountains to Marrakech where our great tour unfortunately ends.