If you are in Marrakech and you would like to see the Sahara and the sunset in the desert but you do not have much time, then we have the perfect solution for you. A short getaway of just 2 days in the Zagora desert. This tour to the Zagora desert includes a dromedary ride, a stay in a Berber tent under the stars, enjoy a sunset and sunrise in the desert of Morocco as well as a visit to the famous fortified town, the spectacular Kasbah Ait Behaddou with a local guide.
Day 1 • Marrakech – Kasbah Ait Benhaddou – Ourzazate – Zagora (Erg Lihoudi desert)
We depart from the hotel with our 4X4 SUV. We will cross the High Atlas mountains through the Tizi N´tichka pass enjoying it’s amazing views and unique landscapes. We will stop to visit the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou (a World Heritage Site), one of the most picturesque and intriguing destinations of Morocco. Then we continue to visit Ouarzazate where a delicious lunch will be provided. After lunch we will continue the tour through the Draa Valley until we reach our destination of Zagora. Once there we will continue until we reach the desert and the Erg Lihoudi Dunes where our camp is located. Here we will change the SUV for some dromedaries and we will enjoy the spectacular sunset in the desert dunes. On the way back, you can expect a tasty dinner will be awaiting us as well as a welcoming Berber atmosphere surrounding the camp fire. We will spend the night in a Berber tent (jaima) under the starry night desert sky. This route is 380 km (229 miles).
Day 2 • Erg Lihoudi Desert – Zagora – Ourzazate – Marrakech
First thing in the morning our Berber guide will have our dromedaries ready to take us to the dunes to enjoy the extraordinary spectacle of sunrise in the desert. It is an unforgettable experience! We will then return to the camp site for breakfast and start the way back to Marrakech through the Tizi N´tichka pass with some interesting stops. We will arrive in Marrakech in the afternoon. This route is 357 km (222 miles).