Starting our journey from Marrakech through Morocco’s diverse landscapes and rich cultural heritage. Departing from Marrakech, travelers venture southeastward, traversing the scenic High Atlas Mountains adorned with traditional Berber villages and verdant valleys. As the journey unfolds, the road leads through the enchanting Draa Valley, where palm groves and ancient kasbahs dot the landscape. Upon arrival in Zagora, known as the “Gateway to the Sahara Desert,” visitors are greeted by the serene ambiance of the desert town. The experience culminates with the opportunity to witness the breathtaking sunrise over the desert horizon, offering a glimpse into the timeless beauty of the Sahara. Although brief, this 2-day tour offers an immersive encounter with Morocco’s desert landscape and Berber culture, leaving travelers with indelible memories of their desert experience.
Use our regular desert tours from Marrakech as inspiration and let us know if there’s anything else you’d like to. Experience all of this with your own private Sahara tour guide.
Our desert excursion begins at your Marrakech riad or hotel. You will be picked up by a local driver from See Around Morocco, a well-known Moroccan travel business, and will journey across the high Atlas Mountains.
After crossing the Atlas Mountains, we reach Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate. The Kasbah or Ksar where many Hollywood movies are being filmed. There is a possibility to visit the Atlas film studios. We will travel to the south and cross the second pass which is Tizi N’Tnifift at 1710m and Ait Saoun village.
the former route of caravans for Sahara traders coming from “Tombouktou”, you will reach the first administrative center called “Agdez Village” that marks the source of Draa Valley, with it’s 6 successive palm groves stating and Kasbahs stating the famous Tamnougalt Kasbah.
You will continue through the lunar landscapes and the Pre-Sahara routes until you get to Zagora town, the native region of the Saadian dynasty who used to rule Morocco in the XVII century. You will take a camel trek on the sunset and get to the camp to enjoy your dinner and overnight in the tents.
Today after seeing the sunrise we go back on the camels, after breakfast and having a shower, we will start our journey back to Marrakech, on the way we sill visit the Berber shops of fossils, carpets, lamps, leather… We will arrive at Ouarzazate in afternoon, after visiting it we will continue to Marrakech.
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