Immerse yourself in the High Atlas Mountains and discover the best of rural Morocco on this 2-day desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora, a camel trek and one night in a Bedouin camp in the Sahara Desert are also included. Go through the Tizi-n-Tichka pass alongside the High Atlas Mountains, where Berber villagers enjoy life at a much slower pace. Visit the Kasbah of Aït Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, in the company of your guide, and relax as you wish in Ouarzazate. Take a camel ride in the Zagora Desert and admire the amazing landscape views before feasting on a traditional Moroccan dinner and camping under the stars.
2-day circuit in the High Atlas, departing from Marrakech
Visit the Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou, classified by UNESCO
Relax in Ouarzazate and spend the night in a Bedouin camp
Camel Trek in the Zagora Desert
After an early pickup at your Marrakech accommodation, get on an air-conditioned minibus and leave the city in the direction of the High Atlas Mountains to start your tour. Take the Tizi-n-Tichka pass through traditional Berber villages where local shepherds graze their herds and admire the panoramic view of the Moroccan countryside.
Stop for refreshments at a local cafe (own expense) before heading to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou, a famous film production site. Take advantage of your free time to visit the site, or hire a local guide (own expense) to explore in more detail.
Just after noon, continue your journey to Ouarzazate to have lunch at your leisure. You can opt to visit Kasbah Taourirte, where people from the Atlas, Draa and Dades valleys have been trading for centuries.
In the early afternoon, continue through the Anti-Atlas mountains to the oasis of Agdz and enjoy time to relax, then continue passing in front of the palm trees and Berber villages of the valley of Drâa, bound for Zagora. On arrival, find your camel caravan and set off on your camel trek in the heart of the Zagora desert.
Enjoy your desert camp; then take the time to sit down to taste a traditional Moroccan dinner under the stars, while the locals play tunes of folk music for your entertainment.
Zagora, Ouarzazate, Marrakech
Walk early in the morning and enjoy a magnificent view of the sunrise over the desert (optional) then, after breakfast in the camp, get back on your camel to return to Zagora and meet your driver to start your trip back to Marrakech.
Stop en route to Agdz for refreshments and relax as you please, then continue to Ouarzazate for lunch and enjoy more free time. Visit Kasbah Taourirte (if you couldn't do it the previous day) and soak up the atmosphere of this ancient wonderful place.
In the afternoon, get back to your vehicle for the final journey through the High Atlas mountains and arrive at your Marrakech hotel in the evening.