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The closest desert to Marrakech is located in the Zagora region next to a huge palm grove, to get there you have to cross the mountains to the other side of the Atlas. An itinerary filled with plenty of panoramic landscapes.
Day 1 - Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Agdz - Zagora
Departure in the morning to the Zagora city, located about 8 hours drive from Marrakech crossing the High Atlas mountains and the Tizi N'Tichka pass, this one is considered among the highest peaks of this majestic mountain range with 2.260m high. You make a stop in this pass to admire the landscapes of the Atlas then you continue to the Kasbah Ait Ben-Haddou which we will visit, it is declared as an international heritage of humanity by UNESCO.
Continue the journey to Ouarzazate and Agdez, where you will enjoy a panoramic view on the Draa valley. Then, you will follow this valley until Tansikht, where you will be able to discover kasbahs and typical village along the Draa valley until Zagora, then you continue to the bivouac installed in the Tizi Desert, at the end of the paved road you replace the bus with camels to reach the bivouac. Dinner and overnight in the bivouac.
Day 2 - Zagora - Tamegroute - la vallée de Nessrate - Mhamid - Chegaga - Erglihoudi
After seeing a beautiful sunrise over the dunes, you will be back to your 4x4 and it will be the start of the moroccan saharian desert discovery and of course the famous Chegaga which count the biggest sand dunes of Morocco, with more than 300m high. Then you will visit the coran library and the small steets underground, before going to the village called Mhamid via one the most beautiful part . When you will arrive at Mhamid, which is the last village before the Saharian immensity, you will go through a road with sand, famous because of the Paris-Dakar rallye going there.
After arrival you will enjoy your lunch.Then you will be able to walk in the big dunes or practice sand-boarding before coming back to your 4x4 to join the desert place where you will spend the night under the stars sky in authentic tents: Erg Lihoudi. The sunset won’t be missed and you will admire the beautiful big Dunes of Lihoudi. On the night, around a fire, typical diner and traditional songs and music.
Day 3: Erg Lihoudi - Zagora - Kasbah Taourirte - Marrakech
Departure in the early morning to get Zagora in 4x4, and to join your minibus and driver to come back to Marrakech via the Draa valley and the Taourirte Kasbah.
This circuit is proposed with drivers speaking different languages (French or Spanish or English), you can choose the desired language when confirming your reservation. To improve the content of this circuit, a guide is strongly recommended who will give you more explanations and information and will lead you to the different sites that you are going to visit except in the cinema studio where the visits are made with a guide from the studio against a tip.
All the services included in this product are mentioned below:
- Air-conditioned and comfortable tourist bus throughout the circuit
- Professional and responsible driver
- Pick up from your hotel or from Jamaa el Fna Square or the nearest place to your riad
- Guided tour of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou (local guide)
- Dromedary ride in Zagora
- Two overnight in a nomadic bivouac with shared sanitary facilities, first and second day.
- Dinner first night and second night.
- Breakfast second day and third day
- Local guide in Sahara
- In case of choosing a rental car, fuel will not be included
Below are the pricing tables of all the services proposed in this product:
Price per adults
*They are not applied on children if they benefit from a reduced rate.
*They are not applied on accommodation.
3 star hotels
4 star hotels
5 star hotels
"Shared Tour" option Table
Children policy 60 Days
Car rental rates
Below are the hotels included in each destination by category, in the case of unavailability of one of the hotels mentioned in the program, MY MARRAKECH TOURS undertakes to offer you hotels similar or superior to the chosen category.
First day options
For lovers of equestrian sport, we suggest you change the dromedary ride with a one hour horseback ride in the Zagora desert. Please select the number of people who want to do this activity.
For those looking for high adrenaline, we suggest you replace the dromedary ride with a one-hour quad bike ride in the Zagora desert. Please select the number of people who want to do this activity.
For those who want to share a quad for two or for children who can not drive a quad and want to ride behind adults, this option allows you to provide you with a two-seater quad with the insurance of the second person included. Please select this option and enter the number of quads that you want to share.
The time mentioned between destinations is the journey time without any stops!
360 KM 7:00
85 KM 2:00
435 KM 8:00
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