Welcome to Draa Valley


If you don't want to retrace your steps back to Ouarzazate along the N9, it's possible to continue west of M'Hamid through the desert to Foum Zguid, from where you can pick up the N10 north via Tazenakht. For those with more time, it's possible to complete an enormous circuit east on the N12 from Tansikht (29km southeast of Agdz) to the Erg Chebbi dune field near Merzouga and return to Ouarzazate via the Todra and Dades Gorges.


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$285.44 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Overnight Sahara Tour from Marrakech

Day 1: Marrakech to Mhamid (D)A guide will pick you up from your accommodations so that you may leave Marrakech. Begin the drive through the scenic High Atlas mountains and admire the breathtaking scenery. Continue to Draa Valley, crossing the second pass, Tizi N'Tnifift on the way. Reach Agdez where you will break for lunch. Next, move on to the historical town of Tamegrout where you will visit an underground Kasbah. Finally, ride camels for approximately 90-minutes after arriving in Mhamid. Overnight: Nomad Tents Day 2: Erg Lihoudi Dunes to Marrakech (B)After enjoying the sunrise and breakfast, ride camels back to meet your driver. Drive back through the Draa valley towards Ouarzazate, discovering the hidden treasures of the Southern region. Stop in Ouarzazate to visit one of the most famous Kasbahs " Taourirt Kasbah" and the film studios. Afterwards, the trip will continue to Ait benhaddou village, the fortified Ksar with its beautiful Kasbahs. Enjoy lunch in one of local restaurants before driving back to Marrakech in the afternoon.

$78.78 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Marrakech to Zagora Overnight Tour: Desert Camp, Camel Trek

1st day: Marrakech, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, Zagora From Marrakech discover the South of Morocco, by riding the mountains of the Great Atlas and their famous Tizi-n Tichka pass perched at 2,200 meters above sea level, you will stop in the valley of the Ounila to visit the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou classified since 1987 a world heritage site By UNESCO. Being once a traditional crossing point for caravans connecting Marrakech to the south of the Sahara, the famous Kasbah has housed scenes from several bestsellers of world cinema like Mummy, Gladiator, 7 years in Tibet or Alexander the Great.Go through the 167 Km you have left to reach the dunes of Zagora through the village of Agdz which gradually emerges from the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Enjoy the captivating views of the Draa Valley, dotted with the first rooftops of the Kasbah and its oasis of palm trees that give way to the dunes of the Zagora desert.Once in Zagora, go for a unique camel ride on the dunes and savor local cuisine in a Saharawi tent (Khaïma) in a bivouac prepared especially for you to spend the night.Day 2: Zagora - Agdez - Marrakech After breakfast, ride your camel again and then head back towards Marrakech through the Draa Valley. Stop at Agdez, visit the kasbah then on to Tamnougalt. Continue to Ouarzazate via Tizi n'Tnifift, where you can stop for lunch, before ending your tour in Marrakech.

$799.21 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Marrakech to Merzouga Desert Private 4-Day Tour and Camel Ride

Day 1 - Marrakech - Ouarzazate - Todra GorgesEarly departure from Marrakech in a private tour, we cross the High Atlas Mountains, and reach the Tizi N'Tichka’s pass. Continue on to Ouarzazate city, and visit the Kasbah Taourirt and film studios. Then pass to Todra Gorges. Have dinner here and stay overnight. Day 2 - Todra Gorges - Erfoud - Rissani - Merzouga DunesMorning departure to Merzouga dunes. Visit the Palmeraie area which has thousands of palm trees. Afterwards, travel to Todra Gorges where you can spend some time walking around it. Continue through Tinejdad and Erfoud, and then have lunch at Rissani. See the Moulay Ali Cherif Mausoleum, and then make your way to Merzouga where you will enjoy a camel ride through the fascinating dunes of Erg Chebbi, observing the sunset over behind dunes. Spend the night under nomadic tents or Marabou between sands.Day 3 - Merzouga Dunes - Rissani - Alnif - Nqob - Tazarine - Agdez - Ouarzazate - Aït Ben Haddou KasbahAfter breakfast, depart towards the Draa Valley through Alnif, Nqob, and Tazarine. Cross some of Morocco's most mesmerizing desert landscapes. Continue to Agdez along the Draa Valley, and enjoy lunch at Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah. Day 4 - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - Tizi N’Tichka Pass - MarrakechAfter breakfast, we visit the ancient Ait-Ben-Haddou Kasbah, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Hundreds of movies were filmed here. After visiting the kasbah, continue back to the pass of Tizi N'Tichka. Have lunch when you arrive in Marrakech.

$205.51 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Marrakech to Atlas Mountains 2-Day Private Sahara Desert Tour

Day 1: Marrakech, Kasbah Ait-Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, Agdez-Valley, ZagoraThe journey begins inside a modern air- 4x4, we will head towards the Atlas Mountains. Our first port of call is at the Kasbah in Ait Ben Haddou.This walled city actually is home to around six Kasbahs and you’ll be amazed at the ancient feel of the place. After our stop off at the Kasbah, we will head to the city of Ouarzazate. Here you can witness the place where many Hollywood blockbuster films were shot. The Living Daylights, Gladiator, and Lawrence of Arabia, among others, have all seen the clapperboard in this city.We also stop off at the Atlas Film Studios. There is a 3.00 euro entrance fee to the studios, which has not been included in the price. Entry to the studios is at your own discretion.The afternoon is when we make our way through the Draa Valley. You will see a beautiful oasis and a stunning landscape that will have you taking photographs at regular points. At the end of this day, we will meet up with our camels and ride to the desert Berber camp.The Overnight StayThe overnight stay in the Berber tents will include a sumptuous evening meal and breakfast in the morning.Day 2: Zagora, Draa-Valley, Ouarzazate, MarrakechAfter breakfast, we take an early morning camel ride to explore the surrounding area and back to our vehicle.We return back to Marrakech taking the road through the Draa-Valley, Ouarzazate and over the Atlas Mountains with many highlights stops on the way.We reach Marrakech around 6 pm or 7 pm depending on traffic.Join a camel trek and spend the night in the Desert under the stars. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Aït Ben Haddou Camel trek and cross the dunes of Zagora Desert Spend the night in a Berber desert camp Travel through the High Atlas Mountains to the gateway city of Ouarzazate

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2-Day Zagora Desert Tour from Marrakech

Day 1: Marrakesh - Zagora After pickup from Marrakech at 7am, you will begin your journey crossing the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi n'tichka pass toward the beautiful village of Ait Benhaddou. Upon arrival at the site, enjoy the splendour of its historical castle which is built on a hill, overlooking the area.From there, you will stop in Draa Valley well-known for its amazing Ksour and Kasbah before climbing to an altitude of over 3,800 feet (1160 meters) in the arid land of Ouarzazate city. Within the last portion of the drive connecting Ouarzazate with Zagora, you will admire the most beautiful valleys of Morocco and its beautiful villages filled with local handicraft shops.In the past, the Oasis of Zagora was a caravan centre, the starting point of the great trans-Saharan convoys. Once there, you will enjoy a 1-hour camel ride from Zagora to reach the bivouac campsite. Along the way, you will be able to view the amazing panoramic sunset. At the camp, you will savour a traditional dinner under the starlit sky and retire to your tent to spend the night near the dunes of Zagora.Day 2: Zagora - Marrakesh In the early morning around 5am, you will wake to a beautiful sunrise over the sand dunes and enjoy a typical Berber breakfast offered at the camp. Once again, you will ride camel for 1 hour going to Zagora. If time and weather permits, you will visit Tamegroute. It's only about 13 miles (20 kilometers) from Zagora on the old road to Timbuktu. The town is known for its historical library of the Koranic School of Zaouia Naciria and by the handicrafts cooperative of pottery.Along the route to Marrakech, you will enjoy lunch in a local restaurant (at own expense) before making the circuit again through the Atlas mountains and through the Tizi n'Tichka pass.

$319.68 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Desert Experience Private Guided Tour From Marrakech

Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – M’hamid (L, D) Get an early start on the day with 7am departure from your Marrakech accommodations, then leave the city behind as you drive to Ouarzazate, with a lunch break at Agdz, a caravanserai oasis with mud-brick kasbahs, palm groves, and a hidden desert prison. Continue through the palm-filled Draa Valley until the road ends at M’hamid, the final village before the Saharan sand dunes begin. Ride a camel between the dunes to a scenic desert camp, arriving in time for sunset over the sand. Spend the evening by the fire, listening to traditional desert blues singing, and eating under the stars. Overnight: Camp “Rêve Sahara” Day 2: Sahara Desert – Ouarzazate – Marrakech (B, L) Wake up for sunrise in the dunes, pause for breakfast, then ride a camel back to M’hamid. Follow the same route as the previous day, with a stop in the Draa Valley town of Tamegroute to see the community’s traditional green desert pottery, underground kasbah, and an ancient Koranic library that was once an important center of Sufi learning. Stop in Ouarzazate for lunch, then make the return trip to Marrakech, where this tour concludes with drop-off at your accommodations.