The two-day desert tour to Zagora is famous for its sunset and the impressive Draa Valley,
Camel ride and lodging in a desert camp. Once you arrive in Zagora, you will find its beauty to take you through the desert.
Menara Marrakech International Airport
Day 1Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Roses Valley – Dades Gorges
Departure from your hotel or Riad in Marrakech at 8 in the morning towards the Gorges of Dades through Tizi-n-Tichka in the high Atlas mountains (2260m). After lunch in Ouarzazate we will enjoy the beautiful natural landscapes and historical monuments of the Kasbah of Taourirt in Ouarzazate and we will cross the Oasis of Skoura where we will visit the Kashbah of Amridil (17th century). Then we will go to the Valley of Roses, famous for its annual festival of the Roses and the Berber villages of Kelaa des M’Gouna to reach the Dades Valley, a beautiful landscape in the middle of the Atlas. You can see the deep gorge in the valley of the river dades. There we spent the night in a hotel / kasbah.
Day 2 Dades Valley – Merzouga via Dades Gorges (Night in the desert)
After breakfast, return through the Dades Valley to the town of Boumalne to continue in the direction of Tinghir and the Todra Gorges. We will walk in the gorges and then we will go towards Erfoud through the Tinjdad palm grove. After lunch we will make our way to Merzouga to start our camel trip. The one and a half hour camel trek will take us to a Berber camp or upper camp with a private bath and shower, in the middle of the Erg Chebbi sand dunes, the highest in North Africa. The camps are fully equipped. The evening will consist of a dinner followed by a special animation provided by the Berber drums around the camp fire.
Day 3 Merzouga – Rissani – Alnif – Tazzarine – Nkob – Ouarzazate
Before sunrise your guide will wake you up to enjoy the sunrise where you can climb a camel to climb the sand dunes and take fantastic pictures of the sunrise. Back to the hotel you can enjoy a delicious breakfast before continuing our journey to Ouarzazate, passing by Alnif, Tazzarine, and lunch in Nkob, and then we will go to the Draa Valley where we will visit the Kasbah of Caid Ali, Tamnougalt. Next we will go to Ouarzazate where we will spend the night in a hotel-kasbah.
Day 4 Ouarzazate – Telouat – Atlas mountains – Marrakech
From Ouarzazate we will go to visit the UNESCO world heritage of Ait Ben Haddou, which has also been the backdrop for many films like: Lawrence of Arabia, Gladiator, Alexander … We will continue towards the valley of Ounila to the traditional Berber village of Telouet, for a guided tour of the Kasbah of the Pasha Glaoui of Marrakech. Then we will go to Marrakech, passing through the spectacular mountains of the High Atlas. Upon arrival in Marrakech we will leave you at your Riad / hotel.