The amazing zagora desert tour 2 days 1 night

Cultural & Theme Tours in Tamnougalt
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Tour description

The 2 days 1 night tour to Zagora desert is a condensed experience that lets the traveller enjoy a big part of Morocco’s landscapes, geography and lifestyles. The tour takes you from the metropolitan city of Marrakech to the perched berber villages on the foothills of the mountains along the Atlas chain where the mountains change their color and form frequently making each and every corner of the road new to the eye. The road continues through beautiful small oases before arriving to the immense palm grove of the Draa valley. Once in zagora, the tour includes a camel ride for about 40 minutes during a majestic sunset to reach the nomad tents in the bivouac behind the hills. On the way back during the second day of Zagora tour, you have the opportunity to visit many attractions on the road, including the beautiful kasbahs in Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou and some cinematographic locations before heading back to Marrakech.

ItineraryDay 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Agdez – ZagoraStop At: Zagora Markets, Zagora, Souss-Massa-Draa RegionDay 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Agdez – ZagoraOur Zagora desert tour starts at 8:00 AM, our driver will come to pick you up from your Riad or hotel in Marrakech in a comfortable air-conditionned 4x4 car or minivan. We leave the ochre city behind and drive south-east crossing many small and dispersed villages on our way. After about a 100 kilometers, we start to go up as we reach the chain of the Atlas mountains and the highest pass in the chain Tizi N-Tichka (2160m), the pass is usually coverd in snow during winter time.We will stop in one of the teraces in Tichka to stretch our legs, maybe grab a cup of coffee to fully wake up. After the pass, we cross several berber villages again, perched in the mountains and hills. The scenery on the road changes frequently leaving no room for boredom. Arriving to Ouarzazate (~90 kilometers from Tichka pass), we will stop to visit the beautiful Kasbah of Taourirt (home to former Caid Pacha Glaoui) and the museum of Cinema as Ouarzazate is a noted film-making location, it has two huge film studios inviting some of the big international experts of the industry of cinema to work there. After Visiting the attractions of Ouarzazate, we will drive again through the beautiful valleys for another 90 kilometers to reach Agdez and appreciate the view of its palmeraie from a high point. Then just after a couple of turns, our lunch place awaits, a nice Kasbah in Tamnougalt, to get there, we take a little detour from the main the road and cross a river then drive inside the fields. The Kasbah has a nice terrace looking at the palm grove and sunny enough to warm you up on cold days. After lunch, we continue our desert trip to the city of Zagora, where the camels await you at the end of the paved road, to take you to the bivouac in the dunes just in time to witness the majestic sunset and take memorable photos. Once you arrive at the bivouac of Zagora desert, you are welcomed by the staff, given your tents and gather for a mint tea session to get to know eachother and break the ice with other comers. The night in the desert camp has a clear sky and you can see countless stars and easyli distinguish the constellations. After a nice home made dinner, we gather around fire to enjoy a session of singing, dancing and laughing around fire, share beautiful.Day 2: Zagora – Draa valley – Agdez – Ouarzazate – Tizi-N-Ticha - MarrakechThe second day of Zagora desert trip starts with an early breakfast, so you don't miss the awesome sunset Zagora has to offer, another opportunity to take beautiful pictures. Then Ride the camels back to meet the car at the end of the paved road. Leave Zagora behind and head straight back to the fortified village of Ait benhaddou, where you will have lunch, before exploring the site, declared by the UNESCO as a world heritage site. back to Marrakech, to arrive there at around 6 or 7pm, to your hotel.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Dinner: dinner included Accommodation included: overnight in confrtable Berber tent in the desert open sky Day 2: Zagora – Draa valley – Agdez – Ouarzazate – Tizi-N-Ticha - MarrakechStop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz RegionThe second day of Zagora desert trip starts with an early breakfast, so you don't miss the awesome sunset Zagora has to offer, another opportunity to take beautiful pictures. Then Ride the camels back to meet the car at the end of the paved road. Leave Zagora behind and head straight back to the fortified village of Ait benhaddou, where you will have lunch, before exploring the site, declared by the UNESCO as a world heritage site. back to Marrakech, to arrive there at around 6 or 7pm, to your hotel.Duration: 5 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What's included

  • 1x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Private tour
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast

What's not included

  • Drinks
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities
  • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Agdez – Zagora Our Zagora desert tour starts at 8:00 AM, our driver will come to pick you up from your Riad or hotel in Marrakech in a comfortable air-conditionned 4x4 car or minivan. We leave the ochre city behind and drive south-east crossing many small and dispersed villages on our way. After about a 100 kilometers, we start to go up as we reach the chain of the Atlas mountains and the highest pass in the chain Tizi N-Tichka (2160m), the pass is usually coverd in snow during winter time.We will stop in one of the teraces in Tichka to stretch our legs, maybe grab a cup of coffee to fully wake up. After the pass, we cross several berber villages again, perched in the mountains and hills. The scenery on the road changes frequently leaving no room for boredom. Arriving to Ouarzazate (~90 kilometers from Tichka pass), we will stop to visit the beautiful Kasbah of Taourirt (home to former Caid Pacha Glaoui) and the museum of Cinema as Ouarzazate is a noted film-making location, it has two huge film studios inviting some of the big international experts of the industry of cinema to work there. After Visiting the attractions of Ouarzazate, we will drive again through the beautiful valleys for another 90 kilometers to reach Agdez and appreciate the view of its palmeraie from a high point. Then just after a couple of turns, our lunch place awaits, a nice Kasbah in Tamnougalt, to get there, we take a little detour from the main the road and cross a river then drive inside the fields. The Kasbah has a nice terrace looking at the palm grove and sunny enough to warm you up on cold days. After lunch, we continue our desert trip to the city of Zagora, where the camels await you at the end of the paved road, to take you to the bivouac in the dunes just in time to witness the majestic sunset and take memorable photos. Once you arrive at the bivouac of Zagora desert, you are welcomed by the staff, given your tents and gather for a mint tea session to get to know eachother and break the ice with other comers. The night in the desert camp has a clear sky and you can see countless stars and easyli distinguish the constellations. After a nice home made dinner, we gather around fire to enjoy a session of singing, dancing and laughing around fire, share beautiful.

Day 2: Day 2: Zagora – Draa valley – Agdez – Ouarzazate – Tizi-N-Ticha - Marrakech Stop At: Marrakech Souk, Marrakech, Marrakech-Tensift-El Haouz Region The second day of Zagora desert trip starts with an early breakfast, so you don't miss the awesome sunset Zagora has to offer, another opportunity to take beautiful pictures. Then Ride the camels back to meet the car at the end of the paved road. Leave Zagora behind and head straight back to the fortified village of Ait benhaddou, where you will have lunch, before exploring the site, declared by the UNESCO as a world heritage site. back to Marrakech, to arrive there at around 6 or 7pm, to your hotel. Duration: 5 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.