Zagora and Merzouga desert tour
You start the tour via the Dades valley with its beautiful landscapes, kasbahs, and panoramic views of the Atlas-mountains where the colors and contrast change every 200m.
Departure is planned from Marrakech at 8h00 in the morning, taking the road to cross High Atlas mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka pass towards Ouarzazate for lunch next to the famous Kasbah...
Zagora and Merzouga desert tour 4days
. After breakfast, you start the tour via the Dades valley with its beautiful landscapes, kasbahs, and panoramic views of the ochre mountains where the colors and contrast change every 200m.
You will join the principal road nicknamed the road of 1000 kasbahs for many of the Kasbah which you cross during your desert tour from Marrakech, then you will visit the city of roses called Kelaa Mgouna, a rose festival is celebrated every year in this city, then the fascinating Skoura palm grove at 50km before getting to Ouarzazate. You will continue to Ait Benhaddou village, the fortified ksar with its beautiful kasbahs, Ait Benhaddou has served as a natural decoration for many movie producers since the 1960s.
Itinerary Day per Day
Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Draa Valley – Zagora
Departure is planned from Marrakech at 8h00 in the morning, taking the road to cross High Atlas mountains via the Tizi n’Tichka pass towards Ouarzazate for lunch next to 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 1710m and Ait Saoun village, the former route of caravans for Sahara traders coming from “Tombouktou”, you will reach the first administrative center called “Agdez Village” that marks the source of Draa Valley, with it’s 6 successive palm groves stating (Mezguita palmary, Fezouata…) and Kasbahs stating the famous Tamnougalt Kasbah. 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 the Saadian dynasty (Saadian tombs in Marrakech) who used to rule Morocco in the XVII century.
18 km furthermore you will arrive at Tamgroute, a small village where most of the locals are pottery handicrafts, Tamgroute is also well known for its old Koranic school and library collecting the old books. The next five kilometers will let you see the first sand dunes of Zagora called Tinfou dunes and give you a taste of Sahara desert dunes. You will be back to Zagora where you spend the first night of Marrakech, Zagora, Merzouga desert tour. Dinner and overnight in Zagora hotel.
- English Speaking Driver
- Camel ride and Berber Camp
- Comfortable Van/4×4
- Travel insurance.
- Soft/alcoholic drinks
- Tips and personal expanses