During this 2-day desert tour to the Draa and Zagora Valley from Marrakech, you will travel through the high Atlas mountains and its incredible landscapes of the Berber villages, cross the ancient ksars of ait ben haddou, UNESCO town, During this tour, we will travel through history and meet the locals, ride a camel and enjoy a night in the middle of the desert, …
PROGRAM DETAILS :
1 DAY 1: MARRAKECH – ZAGORA
Pick-up will take place at your hotel or riad in Marrakech, you will drive across the High Atlas Mountains, sub-range of Moroccan Atlas mountains, going through Tizi N Tichka port and reach an altitude of 2260 m(7414.698ft) with stops for panoramic views and taking pictures of the Berber small villages that camouflage in the landscape, then you will continue passing through the city of Ouarzazate (Hollywood of Africa) which is known by its cinema studios where you will stop for a lunch at leisure. Continue to the oasis of Agdez, before driving through the date and palm trees of the Draa Valley. And see the fortified Kasbahs along the way. Upon arrival at Zagora, meet your camel caravan for a 1-hour camel ride over the sand dunes. Watch the stunning sunset in the desert sands as it disappears below the horizon. After that, transfer to your Berber camp where you will enjoy a welcoming tea. You will stay in your private tent, and enjoy some time at leisure to explore the surrounding desert scenery. Dinner will be served under the stars Orin a restaurant, while your nomad hosts will provide the entertainment around a campfire with the beat of their drums, Jambi and metal castanets. Distance : 363 KM = 226 MI.
2 DAY 2 : ZAGORA – DRAA VALLEY – OUARZAZATE – AIT BEN HADDOU – MARRAKECH
Early morning, you will wake up to experience the magic of the desert sunrise. Then, enjoy your breakfast before getting back into the camel for the ride back to the start point of the drive again. Here, your 4×4 or mini-bus will be waiting to take you on a scenic drive to the world heritage Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, where we will visit the famous Kasbah (declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986). Famous films have been shot in this spectacular stage, including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penelope Cru…. Instantly recognizable as the setting of various Hollywood epics, it’s also a popular backdrop for photo shoots with international fashion magazines and agencies. You will walk to the Kasbah to explore its building and history and will be an opportunity for you to take some beautiful picture from the top hill location of the Kasbah, free time for lunch in the same village. After that, you will drive back to Marrakech. Drop off at your hotel or riad Distance: 363 KM = 226 MI
Pick up at your riad/hotel.
Transportation in a comfortable vehicle.
Driver / English Speaking.
Dinners and breakfasts.
Overnight stay in tents
NOT INCLUDED :
Entrance to the kasbah.
Your adventure awaits!
To introduce you my self, I am Mustapha KARRAOUI , I am an insured and fully licensed Official guide approved by the local authorities. And as members of various travel industry associations, I am held up to a high level of standards and practices. I am a Berber from the south east of Morocco. My family comes from a small village named Merzouga, a small village in the desert. My family works in tourism business since i was a boy, . I am graduated in English studies, my major was linguistics at university . My research paper was about the Berber Culture and how it was transferred from one generation to another. After getting my university degree , I went on to become a city & circuit tour guide. As a tour guide, my responsibilities include planning travel itineraries, familiarizing customers with the locality by vehicle or foot, and ensuring that the group remains safe at all times. I am also ought to stay up-to-date with new attractions that may be of interest to customers. And also helping visitors to see unfamiliar areas Skills • Being flexible and proactive. • Having good presentation skills. • Being enthusiastic and friendly. • Having good verbal communication skills. • Being able to interact with people from different backgrounds. • Having multiple language skills. • Being able to work with a team. • Having time management skills. • Being able to retain historical facts. • Having excellent knowledge about points of interest of specific cities