ID : AP0083
Your trip to the desert of Zagora departing from Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains and Tizi N Tichka pass will take you in a discovery of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and the first old library in Morocco. This tour to Zagora is an opportunity to discover Berber nomad’s lifestyle and live unique experience in Zagora's Erg-Lihudi’s high dune.
After a pick up from your accommodation in Marrakech, take a place in an air-conditioned and comfortable vehicle toward Ouarzazate. Cross the High Atlas Mountains along Tizi N'Tichka, the highest pass in North Africa (2,260 m). Stop at Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah a UNESCO world Heritage and past palace of Pacha Glaoui. Visit this monument and discover its history through its architecture. Have lunch on site before continuing to Ouarzazate. On your arrival, stroll through the city and visit the cinematography studio and Taourirt kasbah which is the symbol of the city and Glaoui’s past home. Enjoy diner and spend night in a hotel.
After breakfast at your hotel, take the road of the Anti Atlas to Zagora via the famous village of Agdez. Admire the sparkling colors of Deraa oasis and see Kasbahs that adhere to the landscape fighting against the desert wind. Have lunch in a Berber restaurant before continuing to Zagora. Called "The Desert gate", this high altitude capital is located on a bare plateau south of the mountains. Arriving to the bivouac in the late afternoon, enjoy a camel ride to see the beautiful sunset over the desert. Then, take part of diner around fire and enjoy nomadic songs drum’s rhythms. Spend a magical night in a traditional tent to complete your desert experience.
Get up early to watch the stunning sunrise over the Sahara and enjoy a nice camel ride. Then, enjoy a delicious breakfast before leaving to Tamgroute. Located about twenty kilometers from Zagora and passing by the old road of Tambouctou, the small village of Tamgroute is known by its famous mosque with blue faience roofs and white minarets as well as the pottery activity enameled in green. Visit the oldest and first Moroccan library that was created in the 16th century. It contains wonderful illuminated Korans and well preserved scientific and literary works. Then, head the road to Marrakech through Deraa’s valley palm and many adobe villages. Have lunch in Tamnougalt (old Kasbah of Agdz), then continue through the Anti Atlas Mountains toward Ouarzazate then to Marrakech via Tichka Pass. You will reach your accommodation late in the afternoon.
1st night in a hotel or a guest house, dinner and breakfast included.
2nd night in Bivouac (berber tent), practecly equipied even with electric solar energy. Dinner and breakfast included.
- Round trip transfer
- Comfortable and air-conditioned transport
- Guide / driver
- 1 night half-board in a hotel
- 1 night half-board in a bivouac (nomad tent)
- Camel ride in Zagora
What's not Included
- Lunches and drinks
- Monument’s entrance fees
Know before you go
Bring warm clothes, sunscreen, a hat, comfortable shoes and chargers for your cameras and mobile phones.
Flexible : Cancel up to 3 Days in advance for a full refund
The hotel pickups collect/return are included in the price, the driver will meet you at the reception desk of your accommodation. (Open in Google Maps)