There is nothing more authentic than making a trip from Marrakech to the nearest desert, the Zagora Desert, which is located at about 350 km. This is the perfect option to discover the desert in a short time trip (the excursion is a 2 days and one night trip). It is totally recommended for people who don't want to miss the experience of sleeping in an authentic Haima (tent) Berber with more confort than you would expect in a desert, ride a camel and enjoy the unforgettable event: the sunrise in the desert. The tour covers the High Atlas Mountains, Ait Benhadou (world Unesco heritage), Agdez and the beautiful Draa River Valley. It is a flexible tour and it will make stops to enjoy the different landscapes of the areas, and you'll be able to take photos along the way.
Day 1: Ait Ben Haddou - Valle del Draa - Zagora We will leave Marrakech at 7:30-8am torwards Zagora. On the way, we'll discover the Tîzî-N-Tichka area, a highway that crosses the High Atlas at 2260 meters high, and we'll see some nice fortified berber villages. After a short visit in Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou (Unesco world heritage), we will continue our way to Zagora. We will cross the High Altas and see a berber village of Agdez, the Draa Valley and its palm grove, the last vegetation before entering the desert. We'll arrive Zagora with enough time to ride a camel and enjoy the amazing sunset in the desert. After a traditional berber dinner, we will spend the night in an authentic berber Haima (tent). Day 2: Zagora - Valle del Draâ - Ouarzazate - Marrakech At dawn we will enjoy an unforgettable event: sunrise in the desert. After the dawn, we'll have a nice typical breakfast and go back to Zagora riding a camel to continue the tour. Again, we will pass the Draa Valley and Agdez to arrive in Ouarzazate, where we'll have lunch and have some free time to visit (optional) Ouarzazate, the Kasbah Taourirt or the cinema studios where many famous movies were shot. In the afternoon, we will go back to Marrakech, passing again the High Atlas and making a short stop in Tîzî-N-Ticka, finishing our tour driving to Marrakech where we will arrive at our pick up point.