2 Days 1 Night
2 Days Marrakech Zagora Travel from Marrakech to Zagora desert – enjoy the camel ride in Zagora desert.
Day 1: Marrakech Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, Zagora (7 HOURS DRIVE)
The 2 days Marrakech desert tour begins nice and early (so as to get as much in on your first day) with a pick up from your hotel. We request you actually be ready by 7.30 a.m. as by this hour we shall be heading out and getting under way on an adventure of a lifetime. This tour is available as a shared experience within a minibus or a minivan. The Marrakech to Zagora desert trip will also include an opportunity to ride on the caravan of the desert. But we do appreciate camel riding is not everyone’s idea of comfort, so walking alongside the guide or taking transport to the desert camp is an option, should you prefer. This trip is perfect for those who are short on time and wish to seize the opportunity to become introduced to the Moroccan Sahara desert in a just two days ,
The journey begins inside a modern air-conditioned minibus, should you come as part of a shared group, where 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.
If the scheduler allows for it, we may also stop off at the Atlas Film Studios. There is a 3.00 euro entrance fee to the studios, which has not been included within 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 Stay
Day 2: Zagora – Draa Valley – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
Returning to the direction of Ouarzazate, we will stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ksar Ait . This spectacular location is not only a stopping place to Timbuktu, a Pasha residence but also a movie site including but not limited to classics such as Gladiator, Prince of Arabia and Game of Thrones. In addition, this will be a keen opportunity to try a local Moroccan tajine. We will also enjoy the magnificent procedure and manufacturing of argan oil allowing you to sample and purchase this Moroccan delicacy used for both cosmetic and consumable purposes. We will lastly end our tour in Marrakech allowing you free time to visit Jamaa el Fna where you will be enchanted by snake charmers and 4dhs naturally squeezed orange juice.