Day 1: Marrakech – Aït Benhaddou– Ouarzazate –Zagora
This Tour starts from Marrakech when we pick you up from your hotel and travel along the Tizi n’Tichka Pass.TheTizi n’Tichka is a mountain pass in Morocco, at an elevation of2260m (6,867 ft.) above sea level, linking the southeast of Marrakesh to the city of Ouarzazate through the High Atlas Mountains. It lays between the great Marrakech Plains and the Gateway of the Sahara Desert. This long winding road offers many breathtaking views and the scenery promises to be nothing short of spectacular. The natural backdrop of the enormous rocks reflects colors in every shade of orange, red and brown imaginable while still visible in the deep valleys is the contrasting green from different types of cultivation of the local villagers.
Aït Benhaddou:Along the route you will stop to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Aït Benhaddou, a spectacular fortified village (Ksar). While in Aït Benhaddou you will have time for lunch, which will be in a traditional restaurant, before traveling on to Ouarzazate.
Ouarzazate: In Ouarzazate you will visit the cinema studios of Atlas & CLA Studios where many movies were produced thus being called “The Hollywood of Africa.” Atlas Studio & CLA Studios is home to many prestigious movies filmed from Lawrence of Arabia, Tea in Sahara, Black Hawk Down, Moses, Gladiator, Cleopatra, The Mummy 1 & 2, Alexander the Great, Kingdom of Heaven, Sahara, Troy, Hidalgo, Patton, The Hills has Eyes, The Way Back, Babel,Treasure Island, Jewel of the Nile, Gladiator, Ben HurandThe Passions of Christand even more.
You will visit the Kasbah Taourirt, originally built in the 17th century, one of Morocco’s most iconic living museums. It has withstood the test of time, making it the ideal setting for an insight into the ancient traditions of Kasbah life. Here, you will be able to take a look at some tools that were used in the area generations ago, and some that are still used today in southern Morocco. After you’ve taken in the traditional ways of the Kasbah, make your way up the stairs to the top of the fortification to get a stunning view of the surrounding Skoura palm groves.
Agdez:You will visit a Berber village in Agdez, a town in the mid-southern Morocco in the Atlas Mountains. Agdez, which means “resting place” is located along an old caravan route linking Marrakech to Timbuktu, and played an important role in the exchange of goods across the Sahara.
Valley of Draà:You will see the Draa Valleyis located in the deep south of Morocco, it is a place where an oasis that stretches majestically over 200 km from Ouarzazate into the Sahara Desert. It embraces beautiful views, a great river, as well as the large desert that makes this oasis so magnificent and perfect to visit.
Zagora:On your arrival to Zagora you will embark upon a camel and journey into the Desert. The camels will be packed with food and blankets, as well as the other necessities needed for a one night stay in the desert. We will trek our way through the sand to a small Oasis in the middle of the dunes. Here is where you will be spending your evening, where the sky is clear and stars sparkle and shine with intensity. Your accommodations this evening will be camping in a Nomad Berber Tent.
Day 2: Zagora – Ouarzazate – Aït Benhaddou– Atlas Mountains – Marrakech
In the morning, after having a sunrise breakfast, we will break camp and ride our camels out of the desert and back to our original point of departure, before starting on your way back towards Ouarzazate to Marrakech. We will stop along the route for lunch or tea. Once you arrive to Marrakech, you will be dropped off at your hotel, and this will complete your 2-Day Tour from Marrakech To Merzouga and end our services.
Tour includes :
- A Tour in 4×4 vehicle or Minibus (with A/C), Fuel
- An English speaking driver/guide
- Hotel overnight stays (breakfast & dinner)
- A camel ride and night in desert camp
Tour does not include:
- Flights, Lunches or Beverages
- All what is not mentioned above
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