Day 1: Marrakesh — Ouarzazate — Zagora
You leave Marrakesh around 7:30 am and will drive through the High Atlas Mountains. The first stop is cafe in Ait Barka, 80 km outside of Marrakesh. The next stop is at the summit of Tizn’t Tichka ( the height atlas mountains in 2260 meters above the sea level ) for 10-15 minutes to take pictures.
The first proper stop will be at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, located at 30 km from Ouarzazate, around noon. This castle is made of mud and surrounded by a defensive fence and towers. It is a perfect model of a traditional Moroccan house in the south. The Kasbah was recorded as World Heritage by the UNESCO in 1987 and attracts people from all over the world. It has even made appearance on the silver screen with Gladiator, The Mummy, game of throns, the queen and Lawrence of Arabia…
A local guide will show you around Kasbash for about an hour. You will find lunch on your own before continuing on your excursion at around 2:15 pm.
There will be stops before Zagora at Agdez Gorges and Valley Draa to take pictures.
You will arrive to Zagora around 5:00 pm where a camels caravan will be waiting to take you into the heart of the desert where you’ll spend your night in tents. The camel trek takes about one hour to reach Bivouac.
In the desert we have three options of camps :
- Basic one, set of tent with toilet outside.
- Medium one, set of tent with toilet and shower outside .
- Luxury one, set of tent with toilet and shower inside.
Dinner and live berber music show will being waiting for you.
Day 2: Zagora — Marrakesh
The wake up call for your second day is early. After your breakfast in Bivouac, you will take rejoin the camel caravan and watch sunrise from the desert.
On the way back to Marrakesh , you will stop in Ouarzazate to visit Taourirt Kasbah ( the kasbah played a major military and commercial role due to its strategic location next to the Valley, and it’s classified as a Heritage of a human world by UNESCO. ) and the cinema museum (extra). You’ll leave Ouarzazate around 2:00 pm.
You will arrive back to Marrakech around 7:00 pm.