Marrakech desert tours 2 days to Zagora are organized almost every day. The tours start early in the morning (08:00 a.m) in Marrakech and end in Marrakech.
During the tour, you travel to the Zagora desert where you spend a night in a Berber camp in the middle of nowhere. Also, you eat the delicious Berber food and you meet natives. This tour is advised if you break to Morocco for 2 days and you don’t have much time. However, if you have more time, you can extend the tour to visit the desert of Merzouga. Otherwise, you may opt for relaxing in traditional, yet beautiful Riads of Marrakech.
Marrakech desert tours 2 days to Zagora start generally in Marrakech. On the first day, we pick you up from your Riad in Marrakech and we drive towards Ait Ben Haddou crossing the High Atlas Mountains. We pass through the famous Tizi n Tichka; a mountain pass that connects the south-east of Marrakech to the city of Ouarzazate.
After a couple of hours, you reach Ait Ben Haddou where you will stop to take photos and talk to natives. You will be amazed by how beautiful this Ksar is and you will recognize that youu have seen it somewhere! It's true! if you watched Game of Thrones, the Prince of Persia, or other famous movies, you must have seen Ayt Benhaddou in these movies.
After lunch, you will drive to Ouarzazate crossing the Anti-Atlas mountains to the oasis of Agdz. Along the way, prepare to admire the magnificent ornament after another along the Draa Valley. Its Kasbahs and enriched oases dotted with thousands of palm trees will bewitch you.
Upon arrival in the Zagora Desert in the late afternoon, you will rest a bit. After that, you will join the camel caravan where your camel ride will begin. Camels will take you through the Zagora Desert as you witness a wonderful sunset.
You will spent about one hour enjoying your trip on camels before you reach the desert of Merzouga. The Sahara Desert at Night is a whole new dimension where you will experience one episode of the Thousand and One Nights. After the delicious Berber dinner, the party begins. Singing and dancing local folklore with the nomads is the most entertaining activity in the Zagora desert.
Finally, after midnight, you can choose to sleep inside the tent or under the crystal clear sky.
On the second day of your Marrakech Desert Tours 2 Days to Zagora, you wake up early to watch the sunrise over the horizon of the desert. The sunrise in the Sahara is the best in the world when the sun's rays hit the golden sands of the desert, it creates a magical sight.
After that, you will have a traditional breakfast prepared by Berbers in your bivouac. Then you ride a camel back to Zagora where you meet your driver.
You will then drive back through the palm oasis of the Draa and Agdaz valley towards Ouarzazate. You stop there for lunch at a local restaurant.
After that, you can visit the famous Kasbah of Taourirt which was built in the 19th century and belonged to the El Glaoui clan. The family who owned a mighty stronghold on one of Morocco's most important southern caravan routes to West Africa. This power and wealth have made the clan one of the most influential families in the country.
The kasbah is built in the heart of Ouarzazate to allow the Glawi family to control the caravans crossing the High Atlas towards the Sahara desert of Morocco and Timbuktu.
Finally, after visiting the Kasbah, you the tour will continue through the High Atlas Mountains to reach Marrakech. Around 7:00 p.m. or 8:00 p.m., the driver will drop you off at your Riad and your Marrakech Desert Tours 2 Days to Zagora come to the end.