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Overnight Stay in Morocco Desert - Zagora Desert 2Days/1Night

 

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.

  • Overview:

    • Day 1: Marrakech – Tizi Ntichka pass 2660m – Ait ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Zagora Desert – Camel Trek to Nomadic Tent
    • Day 2: Camel Trek back to Zagora – Breakfast – Ouarzazate – Tichka pass 2660m – Marrakech

     

    Beginning altitude: 400 m / 1312,34 ft

    Maximum altitude: 2260 m/ 7414,698 ft

    Overall trek difficulty: Medium

    Period: Sep to May

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  • 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.

  • Services Included:

    • Transfers from and to your hotel
    • English, French speaking Berber tour leader
    • Overnigh Stay in nomadic Tent
    • All meals
    • Camel Ride each Person

    Services Not Included:

    • Sleeping bag – you can rent one from us
    • Personal travel insurance.
    • Soft drink ( water....)
    • Tips

  • Price : For pricing or more information, please contact us by Mail

    • The number of persons in your group: the more participants there are, the cheaper it gets for everyone.
    • The dates of the tour: the exact or approximate dates (for the possibility to join a group or take a private trip to enjoy it on your own pace with your loved ones).

    Discounts

    • Student Discount : 75 %
    • Under 15 years : 75 %
    • Under 10 years Discount: 50 %
    • Under 5 years : Free of Charge

  • 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
    • Ice axe and crampons (winter)
    • Water bottle or camel back (recommended)
    • Penknife (useful)
    • 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


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