2 day tour – Sahara Desert Dream

Option I: Two Day Excursion From Marrakech to Ouarzazate through Atlas Mountains via Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, Draa valley followed by a camel ride in desert.

Day 1:  Marrakech – Atlas mountains – Agdez – Draa Valley – Zagora – Camel ride & overnight in nomadic Berber fire-camp

At 8 am, our guide pick you up from your accommodation, departure from Marrakech to Zagora through the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, reaches an altitude of 2260 m (7,415 feet), is the highest major mountain pass of North Africa; We will have time to stop and enjoy impressive landscapes and Berber hamlets, the lazy meandering torrent of the rivers combined with the small red adobe Berber villages hanging on the slopes will enchant you; Having crossed the pass, we continue to descend until we finally reach Ouarzazate, here we will have lunch in one of local restaurant. Afterwards, we will head to Draa Valley acrossing the second pass which is Tizi N’Tnifift at 1710m, the former route of caravans for Sahara traders coming from “Tombouktou”. We descend the Draa Valley with its palm groves along the path of the ancient caravans with beautiful landscapes to the desert town of Zagora. On the arrival, we will be welcomed with a glass of mint tea before exchange the vehicles for camels with an experienced local guide. Crossing the sand dunes we reach our desert camp, you will have time to climb the dunes to see the a panoramic view of the spectacular sunset. time to relax to enjoy the starry sky, a traditional dinner meal will be served followed by a traditional music show, then experience a good night in comfortable traditional nomadic fire-camp, equipped with warm Berber tents, mattresses, linen, toilets, a restaurant, and a kitchen.

  • Overnight in Sahara desert at Zagora dunes – well furnished private Berber tents (HB).

Day 2: Zagora – Draa Valley – Agdez – Ouarzazate – Ait Banhaddou – Telouet Kasbah – Tizi n’Tichka – Marrakech

Wake up early to attend the sunrise moment before taking breakfast, and then ride your camel trekking back to reach the vehicles. Departure to the Draa Valley and its oasis. We pass through the traditional villages which still stand for many generations. Continue to Ouarzazate with stops to take photos or marvel at the local landscape. Visit the Kasbah Taourirte in downtown and the Film Studios. We continue then across the territory of the powerfuk Glaoua tribe where a number of ancient Kasbahs and fortified granaries can be seen before reaching Ait Benhaddou, a fortified village classified by UNESCO as one of the world’s cultural treasures, this Kasbah, the most famous in Morocco, has been used as a backdrop for many Hollywood blockbusters and was one of the most important fortress strongholds on the old Salt Road caravan routes, where traders brought slaves, gold, ivory and salt from sub-Saharan Africa to Marrakech and beyond;  A break is planned for visiting the Kasbah and to have lunch. From there, you continue along the new and truly magnificent road to Telouet Kasbah, what was once one of the greatest palaces in Morocco is now a pile of mud ruins,  belonged to the Lords of the Atlas, the Glaoui clan, that fled the country following the departure of the French. The road passes through various villages that are typical of northern slopes of the mountains where corn can be seen ripening in the sun on the packed earth roofs of the stone houses. Our discovery continue towards Marrakech driving alongside the river, bordered by oleander and fruit trees, gardens of olives, walnuts, pomegranates, apples, pears and quinces. Berber women and children tend goats and sheep and climb even the steepest slopes in search of fodder and firewood. We reach Marrakesh at late afternoon and we will drop you off at your accommodation.

Inclusions:

• Transportation / Fuel / Driver : 2 days Air-conditioned 4WD vehicle(s), mini bus or motorcoach.

• Guidance: Services of a qualified English speaking guide.

• Comprehensive sightseeing including guidance.

• One night in a Traditional Berber Tents (HB).

• Camel Ride (Camel per each individual)

• Breakfast and dinner daily

Exclusions:

• Lunch

• Drinks and personal items

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Option II: Two Day Excursion Marrakech To Ait BenHaddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate & Telouet via Atlas mountains.

Day 1: Marrakech – Atlas Mount – Telouet – Aït Ben Haddou

A pick-up from your hotel at 8 am departure towards Ouarzazate through the High Atlas by the Tizi’nt Tichka pass (2260 meters high) literaly the pass of pastures. This mountainous chain offers very various and beautiful landscapes and the sight of many small villages built in tiers. After having crossed the pass, you leave the road to reach a secondary road which carries out to the Telouet kasbah, ancestral residence of the Pasha Glaoui of Marrakech. After the visit of the kasbah and the lunch on the spot, you cross the previous Telouet trail just recently renovated which used to exchange the products of the sub-Sahara Africa with Marrakech. You arrive by the nice Ounila valley at the kasbah of Aït BenHaddou. Visit and wander around the kasbah. Time to relax beside the pool… Overnight in a local guest house. (HB)

Day 2: Aït Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Fint oasis – Marrakech

After breakfast, the tour then travels onward to Ouarzazate to visit the Taourirt Kasbah classified with the world inheritance of UNESCO too and cinema studio or the cinematography museum -if you are interested- Short drive toward Fint oasis on the road driving to Zagora, this nice palm grove is composed of four villages known for the splendid sights that they offer to the travelers 1200 people live there. It is interesting to see the traditional life which proceeds there, in particular the system of irrigation for the agriculture, you can visit a Berber house and have a mint tea. After having lunch, You get back to Marrakech by the asphalt road at the end of the afternoon.

  • Pick-up time: 07:00 am – 08:00 am (from Marrakech)
  • Drop-Off time: 03:00 pm – 04:00 pm (of the next day back to Marrakech)

Inclusions:

• Transportation / Fuel / Driver : 2 days Air-conditioned 4WD vehicle(s), mini bus or motorcoach.

• Services of a qualified English-speaking guide.

• Comprehensive sightseeing including guidance.

• 1 night Accommodation in well recommended hotel / Kasbah / Riad (HB)

• Breakfast and dinner daily

Exclusions:

• Lunch

• Drinks and personal items

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Please note: Is this itinerary not exactly what you had in mind? Please contact us; all of our trips have a degree of flexibility and we are happy to customize the itinerary according to your group’s needs…

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