This desert tour from Marrakech goes through the Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah & Ouarzazate, the south pearl with its’ beautiful cinema studios; the Kasbah Taourirt, the old Galoui Palace, the river through the Draa Valley with many kasbahs, the long palm tree oasis which produces famous dates, the village of Agdz, and then Zagora. The massive adobe structures we see along the route are divided into houses that serve as habitations for families of these kasbah villages where life has continued unchanged over many centuries.
Zagora is also known as “the gate of the desert” and it’s the last town before the palm oases where the road dissolves into nothing but sand and rocks as we drive through the sand dunes.
The detailed program for this 2 days desert tour from Marrakech:
We leave at 7:00 am toward Ouarzazate, 200 km through the Atlas Mountains (beautiful landscapes and Berber authentic villages). First big stop is to visit Ouarzazat and the famous kasbah Taourirt, then we have lunch near the Kasbah.
After lunch we drive through Ouarzazate (the capital city of cinema in Africa), after this we drive toward Agdz and Zagora. We have a visit of the Draa Valley and its palmeraie. We ride camels for an hour and a half in the middle of the dunes; we stop in the middle of the dunes for pictures.
We arrive to the camp half an hour before the sunset and have a mint tea with the nomads in the camp. Then we go over the dunes to watch the sunset.
After this we go for a walk to discover the desert, where you will have the opportunity to see the most amazing sky you have ever seen in your life.
Back to the camp for dinner, after which the nomads play music for us around a campfire
On the second day, we awake you before sunrise to see the first lights of the day (magical lights before the sunrise). After the sunrise, we have breakfast. Later on, we get on the camels back and get to the van; we drive back toward Marrakech. We stop to visit ‘Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah’, a 16th century Kasbah. After the visit we have lunch; then we continue the trip. We get back to Marrakech around 17:30.
|Duration||1 day (12 hours)||Tour Starts||Marrakech|
|Group Size||From 2 to 15||Tour Ends||Marrakech|
|Trip Type||Day Trip Explorer||Prices From||95€ pp|
|Operating Season||All Year Round||Departures||Daily|
Prices, Departures & Essential Booking Information
Prices (Private Tour)
|95€ per person (based on 4 to 6 travellers);
115€ per person (based on 3 travellers);
165€ per person (based on 2 travellers)
|Included||Pick-up/drop-off at nearest parking to your Marrakech accommodation; travel in style in air-conditioned private vehicle with professional driver/guide.|
|Excluded||Lunch, drinks, entrance fees, tips and items of a personal nature.|
|Booking Deposit||15% (non refundable deposit)|
|Balance of Payment||on arrival in Marrakech|
|Price Validity||01 Jan 2016 to 31 Dec 2017|
|Departures||This day trip departs daily throughout the year and is subject to availability.|