Marrakech overnight desert trip to Zagora
On our Marrakech overnight desert trip to Zagora we will visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate. All of these locations are unique filming locations. Second, you visit the Anti-Atlas Mountains’ Draa Valley. Finally, in Zagora, you take a camel trekking adventure. You return to Marrakech the next day via the High Atlas Mountains. Pick-up and drop-off services are included in our 2-day Marrakech Zagora desert excursion.
The Marrakech overnight desert excursion to Zagora is perfect for visitors who only have a few days in Marrakech; however, if you have three days or more, you should explore the Merzouga desert, which is Morocco’s best desert.
Itinerary : Marrakech overnight desert trip to Zagora
Marrakech – High Atlas – Ouarzazate – Zagora
The first day of the Marrakech overnight desert trip to Zagora begins with breakfast at your hotel before being picked up by an air-conditioned 4WD or minivan at 8am. The eight-hour journey is pleasant and scenic, with highlights including the 2,260-meter-high Tichka pass, which provides a panoramic view of the Atlas Mountains.
The guide stops for lunch and exploration of the world heritage site at Ait-Benhaddou after covering much of the Atlas mountain. Following Ait-Benhaddou, the next stop is Ouarzazate, a popular filming location for Hollywood directors.
The journey will continue south to the picturesque Oasis in the Draa valley after exploring Ouarzazate. When the trip arrives in Zagora, you change the vehicle for sunset camel ride to reach the desert camp. Dinner, lodging, party, and breakfast will be provided by the camping site.
Zagora – Draa valley – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
The beautiful image of the sun rising over the small dunes of the Zagora desert greets you when you wake up early. This is followed by a traditional breakfast in the camp. The camel ride to meet your driver, who will transport you back to Marrakech, is the final portion. You will also have free time in Ouarzazate to explore the famed Kasbah of Taourirt and eat lunch in one of the local restaurants. In the afternoon, we return you to Marrakech via the Atlas Mountains, bringing your Marrakech overnight desert trip to Zagora to a close. Around 6/7 p.m., return to your lodging.
Hight Atlas mountains
The High Atlas rises from the Atlantic Ocean in the west and stretches east to the Moroccan-Algerian border. The range abruptly lowers into the Atlantic and southwest, making a spectacular transition to the coast and the Anti-Atlas range. The range falls more gradually to the north, in the direction of Marrakech.
Jbel Toubkal, the highest point in the range at 4,167 meters (2.589 miles; 13,671 feet), is located in Toubkal National Park. The range separates the Sahara from the Mediterranean and continental zones to the north and west, and functions as a weather system barrier in Morocco. Snow falls frequently at the massif’s upper elevations, enabling for winter sports. In the High Atlas, snow can be found on the range’s northern slopes far into late spring. Oukameden, one of Morocco’s three main ski resorts, is located in the Western High Atls.
The basins of several river systems are formed by the High Atlas. The majority of the year-round rivers flow north, providing a foundation for communities. In the deserts to the south and plateaux to the east of the mountains, a number of wadis and seasonal rivers come to an end.
Zagora, Morocco’s Sahara Desert Gate, is located at the foot of the Anti-Atlas Mountains and on the Draa Valley’s shore in South Eastern Morocco. The enormous Draa Valley, which is still home to various Berber tribes, is largely responsible for Zagor’s attraction. Zagora refers to the mountain that overlooks the city from the Draa Valley’s shore. Draa was the town’s ancient name. The town was not renamed Zagoro until the twentieth century, while some Bedouins in the area still refer to it as Draa in their everyday talks. When travelling from the sub-Saharan regions, trade caravans went via Zagora and the Draa Valley on their way to Marrakech.
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