The desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora will take you throught the landscape on a mineral splendor whose brightness reflects on the buildings. The new town of Zagora dates from the French protectorate of which it was one of the administrative centers. However, the oasis had been inhabited for much longer, since it was from there that the expedition of the Saadians to Timbuktu was started in 1591. A sign in the center of the city indicates Tombouctou 52 days while he took 52 days to the Saadian army to get there
ZAGORA TOUR FROM MARRAKECH’S HIGHLIGHTS:
Zagora most highlights are:
Visit of more than 5 old Kasbahs
Visit the biggest palm groove in Morocco over 150KM
Overnight in desert camp
Camel trek so assist for a sunset over the palm grove.
1ST DAY: MARRAKECH – AIT BEN HADDOU – ZAGORA
In the morning, an enjoyable drive across the High Atlas Mountains, through TIZI N’TICHKA’s pass over 2260 meters, Beautiful villages suspended on the flanks of the mountains … well call a halt to visit the Kasbah of AIT BEN HADDOU, registered to the world heritage of the UNESCO, hundreds of movies are shot in this local design: the MOMMY, GLADIATOR, 7 DAYS IN TIBET, BABEL, ALEXANDRE…
After lunch, we continue to the south through the lunar landscapes and the pre-Sahara routes until we get to ZAGORA. The next five kilometres will let you see the first sand dunes and give you a taste of Sahara desert…Sunset and sunrise views from these dunes are unforgettable… you will experience a true camel trek in the desert, enjoying the grand solitude, immensity, and silence of the Sahara. Have Dinner and sleep at tents overnight in ZAGORA.
Distance: 350 km.
2ND DAY: ZAGORA – DARAA VALLEY – OUARZAZATE – MARRAKECH
After the breakfast, departure to Marrakech, on the way, visit the city of OUARZAZATE where you can visit the TAOURIRT KASBAH and cinema’s studios, then we drive back to Marrakech by the TIZI N’TICHKA road.
Distance: 350 Km.
What’s Included ?
Hotel / Riad pickup and drop-off.
Transport in a minivan with an English speaking driver.
Transport insurance, comfortable minivan with air-conditioned.