Enjoy a true desert adventure complete with camels, Berber villages and UNESCO World Heritage sites, during this 2-day trip from Marrakech to Zagora. Get off the beaten path in Morocco for an exploration of its stark deserts, unique local culture and fascinating historical sites. Join a camel trek and spend the night in the Zagora Desert under the stars. You’ll also get a taste for Berber village life and discover ancient history at sites like Ouarzazate and Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou. A guide, some meals, accommodations, activities and round-trip hotel transport are also included.
Your centrally located accommodation in Marrakech.
Returns to original departure point or Djemaa El Fna
Perfect for those short on time, this 2-day tour takes you from the hustle and bustle of busy Marrakech out through the tranquil Drâa Valley, where rural Berber villagers live their lives the way they have for centuries. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Aït Ben Haddou, enjoy free time in Ouarzazate and discover the delights of the Zagora Desert on a camel trek with your guide.
Meet your driver at your hotel at 7am or on the nearest parking area close to Riad. Depart from Marrakech by pass of Tizi n Tichka and the Berber villages at the mountains. You will make many stops to admire the villages and valleys at the top of the pass at nearly 2260m. A few kilometers before Ouarzazate, you will stop to visit, on your own, Kasbah of Aït Benhaddou which dates from 11th century. After your visit, pass the moon country until Drâa Valley with its magnificent greenery and arrive at Zagora and take a camel ride (about 2 hours). Enjoy the sunset, have dinner in the dunes and stay the night in a Bivouac at door of the desert.
After breakfast meet your camel again and ride back to your 4×4. Drive as far as the small village of Tansikht to discover the Draa Valley. Visit another kasbah, Tamnougalt, then arrive at Ouarzazate, famous as a location for many films. After lunch, board your 4×4 and head back to Marrakech where your tour will end.
“Traveling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta Dismiss