2 Days Zagora And Draa Valley Desert Tours,This trip starts from Marrakech and proceeds to the Zagora Sand Dunes via the famous Tizi N’Tichka Pass (2260m), which is in the heart of the Atlas Mountains. Keep your eyes open for the Berber villages tucked away in the mountainside. Along the way you’ll enjoy a visit to Ait Ben Haddou, one of the world’s most magnificent Kasbahs. These authentic Berber villages have considerable world heritage where many movies have been filmed such as Lawrence of Arabia, Hidalgo, The Black Stallion Returns, Babel and Cleopatra.
The trip goes through Ouarzazate 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 finally 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 virtually unchanged over many centuries.
Zagora is also known as “Gate of the Sahara” as it’s the last town before the lush palm oases give way to nothing but sand and rocks as we drive into the Sahara.
Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Draa Valley – Zagora
An early departure from Marrakech takes you to the village of Demnate and its beautiful olive tree orchards. High up in the Atlas Mountains awaits a waterfall of such beauty; pictures will never be able to do it justice. The Ouzoud waterfall is crowned with an almost permanent rainbow, falling over 330ft (100m) the cascades make a spectacular backdrop for your day trip from Marrakech. Your private tour allows you absolute freedom to explore and discover this wondrous landscape at your own pace. Of course, no trip to the falls is complete without food, and you’ll have plenty of options either in Riad Cascade d’Ouzoud or in one of the smaller restaurants overlooking the waterfalls.
Zagora – Draa Valley – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
A morning sunrise on the dunes is something not to be missed and we’ll make sure you’re up and ready to welcome the sight! You will take your camel ride back to Zagora to reach your vehicle and start your trip back to Ouarzazate through the Draa valley and Agdz. In Ouarzazate you visit the Taourirt Kasbah and have lunch. The afternoon will be spent in travel back to Marrakech.
Included in this trips
English speaking guide.
Ground transfers by minibuses / taxis: ( hotel – trek – hotel)