Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Draa Valley - Zagora Dunes
Departure is from Marrakech at 7AM, crossing the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi n' Tichka pass towards Ait Benhaddou village, the fortified ksar with it’s beautiful Kasbahs, Ait Benhaddou has served as a natural backdrop for many movie producers since the 1960’s. On arrival into Ait Benhaddou village walk to the top of the hill which dominates the whole village. Afterwards, you will head to Ouarzazate for lunch located beside the famous Kasbah of Taourirt which presents the historical and cultural interest of Ouarzazate. After lunch you will travel to the south and cross the second pass which is Tizi N’ Tnifift at 1,710m and Ait Saoun village, the former route of caravans for Sahara traders coming from “Tombouktou”. You will reach the first administrative centre called “Agdez Village” that marks the source of Draa Valley, with its 6 successive palm groves stating (Mezguita palmary, Fezouata...). You will continue through the lunar landscapes and the Pre-Sahara routes until you get to Zagora which is a small town, and the native region of Saadian dynasty (Saadian tombs in Marrakech) who used to rule Morocco in the XVII century. You will take a camel trek, arriving at your camp for the beautiful sunset. This is situated in an Oasis, Enjoy dinner prepared by the Nomads and overnight in the tents under the stars.
Day 2: Zagora - Marrakech
After a traditional berber breakfast,just prior to sunrise,we have a 2hr camel ride to explore the area further as we head back to Zagora. When we reach Zagora,we begin our journey through the Draa Valley and over the Atlas Mountains. With plenty of stops for photos, lunch towards Marrakesh. Arrival approximately 6pm.
A MarrakeshB High Atlas MtC Tizi N Tichka PassD Kasbah Ait BenhaddouE OuarzazateF AgdezG ZagoraH Sand dunes