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Zagora Desert Overnight Stay - 2 Days

On the border of Morocco the desert inhabited by the tribes of the Ait Atta du Sahara. It contains the first oasis reached from Timbuktu after sixty days of camel caravan. An area where escorts were needed to pass the Touaregs and warrior Berbers. Our trek goes to the huge sand dunes of the L'oued Drâa, an environment which contains memories of the centuries of human endurance needed to cross this link between South and North. Experience the immense solitude of the desert, and see the incredible clarity of the stars and constellations which light up the nights
It is a spectacular and dramatic road that presents astonishing views of the snow topped peaks of the Atlas and Berber villages. Then eventually we will descend into Ouarzazate, where we might stop for tasty lunch. From there, we will head across the barren mountains to Zagora. As we descend into Agdz, the first date palm trees of the Draa Valley will appear before us. We will be viewing one of the longest stretches of this valley, know all throughout Morocco for its sweet dates. Then later in our day we will arrive to Zagora, where we saddle our camels and trek for about 1 hour in the region.

This trip is for 2 days from Marrakech and back to Marrakech and you will have option to extend your holiday in the Desert as long as you want.

Pre-Trek Briefing:
It is a spectacular and dramatic road that presents astonishing views of the snow topped peaks of the Atlas and Berber villages. Then eventually we will descend into Ouarzazate
Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi Ntichka pass 2660m – Ait ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Zagora Desert – Camel Trek to Nomadic Tent
After the breakfest departure from Marrakech around 8:00 morning , crossig 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 decoration for many movies producers since 1960’s. Once you get to Ait Benhaddou village you take a walk to go on the top of the hill to dominate the whole village.
Afterwards, you will head to Ouarzazate for lunch next to the famous Kasbah of Taourirt which presents the historical and cultural interest of Ouarzazate, You will continue through the lunar landscapes and the Pre-Sahara routes until you get to Zagora which is a small town, the native region of Saadian dynasty (Saadian tombs in Marrakech) who used to rule Morocco in the XVII century. 18 km further more you will arrive to Tamgroute, a small village where most of locals are pottery handicrafts, Tamgroute is also well know by it’s old Coranic school and library collecting the old books. The next five kilometres will let you see the first sand dunes of Zagora called Tinfou dunes and give you a taste of Sahara desert dunes, ride the camels at the sunset and get to a camp located in a Oasis ,overnight in nomad tents
Day 2: Camel Trek back to Zagora – Breakfast – Ouarzazate – Tichka pass 2660m – Marrakech
Morning sunrise on the dunes is something not to be missed. Camel trekking ride back to Zagora to reach your vehicle and start your trip back to Ouarzazate through the Draa valley and Agdz. In Ouarzazate you visit the Taourirt Kasbah and have lunch. Afternoon travel back to Marrakech.

What is Included

  • Air Conditioned Transport during your Trip
  • English, French speaking Berber tour leader
  • One Night Camp
  • Camel Trek
  • All meals

What is Not Included

  • Soft drink ( water....)
  • Personal travel insurance

What you need to bring ?

Good walking boots and socks

Comfortable shoes/slippers for camp/guesthouse

Trekking pants

Lightweight waterproof over-trousers / rain-pants

Underwear / Long johns / T-shirts

Fleece jacket or warm jumper

Lightweight windproof/waterproof jacket

Hat /Goggles (winter) and sunglasses (summer)

Lightweight thermal or fleece gloves

3 to 4 season sleeping bag

Walking stick

Day sack/backpack

Head torch / headlamp

Basic First Aid Kit - refer to trip dossier for details/p>

Ice axe and crampons (winter)

Water bottle or camel back (recommended)

Personal items (e.g. towel, sunscreen, wipes, toilet tissues, antibacterial handwash)

Small First Aid Kit including insect repellent, plasters, meds

Small rubbish bag to carry out what you carry in

Matches e.g. burn toilet paper

Trail snacks

Zip-Up bags for camera

Repair kit (eg. needle, thread, duct tap

Start Date End Date Cost Season
01 Mai 31 October Summer Book
01 November 30 APril Winter Book

All The Morocco Trekking tours are guaranteed to depart at minimum of 2 people. We reccommend you to book your trip as soon as possible. Availability : This trek is available throughout the year, From December to April Winter Offer and from May To November Summer Offer. You can start the trek on any date you wish. Available: Book this trip now as spaces are available. (However internal flights &/or special permits may still be subject to availability.) Limited Availability: Limited spaces are available so please click on the “Contact Us” link to enquire about the departure status.

Trip Facts

Duration: 2 Days

Trip Grade: Moderate

Trip Cost: On request

Destination: Morocco Desert

Best Season : All year round

Transportation :  Private Vehicle

Maximum Altituted: 2,260 m/ 7414,698 ft

Group Size: Min 2 person, Maximum 26

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