2 Days trip to Zagora
Zagora 2 days trip departing from Marrakech:
Short 2 days trip from Marrakech to Zagora passing by the high atlas mountain, lunch in Ait Benhaddou Kasbah and spend the night in a berber camp after a camel tekking over Zagora wild sandy dunes.
1st day of Zagora 2 days trip: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Zagora Dunes
Departure is planned from Marrakech at 7h00 in the morning, taking the road and crossing the High Atlas mountains via Tizi n’Tichka pass till Ait Benhaddou village,a fortified ksar with it’s beautiful Kasbahs. Ait Benhaddou has served as a background for many movies since 1960’s. Once you get to Ait Benhaddou village you take a walk onto the top of the hill dominating the whole village.
After lunch by the Kasbah, we will head to Ouarzazate, where is the famous Kasbah of Taourirt which presents the historical and cultural feature of the town. Later on, we continue to the south crossing the second pass, called Tizi N’Tnifift at 1710m, the former route of caravans for Sahara traders coming from “Tombouktou”, you will reach the first administrative centre called “Agdez Village” that marks the source of Draa Valley, with it’s 6 successive palm groves including (Mezguita palmary, Fezouata…) and Kasbahs such as the famous Tamnougalt Kasbah.
You will continue through the lunar landscapes and the Pre-Sahara routes until you get to Zagora which is a growin town, and home of Saadian dynasty (Saadian tombs in Marrakech) who used to rule Morocco in the XVII century. You will take a camel trekking experience by the sunset and get to our camp located in a Oasis called Nekhla, then enjoying dinner and overnight in the tents.
2nd day of Zagora 2 days trip: Zagora – High Atlas & Tichka – Marrakech
You’ll wake up early to see the sunrise over the dunes, followed by a typical breakfast in the bivouac, and then ride back the camels to meet your driver, before driving back to Marrakech. You will pass by Ouarzazate and have free time for lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will continue via the Atlas Mountains to get back to your Riad at Marrakech.
- A comfy 4wd , fuel costs./ An English Speaking driver.
- 1 night in Zagora Dunes “on HB”.
- Camel Trekking in Erg Chebbi Dunes.
- Lunches, Drinks, Snacks, Entrances & flights .