3 days
Duration

In only 3 days, get to know Marrakech, the former imperial city in Morocco’s history. Drive through for miles enjoying the fascinating Berber villages. Visit the Universal heritage of Ait Ben Hadou Kasbah, a fortified village of the 11th century. You will get impressed by the huge sand dune of Chigaga appearing from the horizon,where we go for a camel ride to meet one of the most fascinating sand dunes sights you will ever see

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Starts: Marrakech / Ends: Marrakech
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 8:15 AM for a prompt departure at 8:30 AM.
RETURN TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.
INCLUDED
  • Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser for 3 days + fuel
  • English speaking driver / Guide
  • Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
  • Night in Zagora En Suite rooms with A/C in a Kasbah & Riad with dinner & breakfast (Vegetarians are welcome)
  • Night in Erg Chigaga sand dunes, Nomad tented camp (Private tents) with dinner and breakfast.
  • Camel Trek
  • Free time to explore the site such as Ait Benhaddou, Cinema Sets, Taourirt kasbah, etc.
NOT INCLUDED
  • Tips
  • Drinks / Lunches
  • Entry Fees for Monuments

Additional information

LocationMarrakech, Morocco
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Day 1

Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Draa Valley – Zagora. Marrakech “Red City” is the most important former imperial city in Morocco’s history. It is situated on the foothills of Atlas Mountains, which we will drive through for miles enjoying the fascinating presence of superb and scattered Berber villages. Almost half way we will pass by the Universal heritage of Ait Ben Hadou Kasbah, a fortified village of the 11th century. 35km away from Ait Ben Hadou Kasbah we will visit Africa´s Hollywood, Ouarzazate, where the biggest film studios are. The journey will go on along the longest valley all over the kingdom, 1052Km, and the biggest palm tree oasis. Arriving to Zagora where the remains of an Almoravid fortress can still be seen. Night and dinner at our Hotel.
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Day 2

Zagora – Tamegroute – Mhamid – Chigaga Dunes. We pass by Tamagrout which is situated along Draa River. In this small town we will visit one of the oldest libraries of the kingdom. We drive along Draa valley to M’hamid, a very modest village similar to the one we visited before this one. From a vast plateau you will get impressed by the huge sand dune of Chigaga appearing from the horizon,where we go for a camel ride to meet one of the most fascinating sand dunes sights you will ever see, the superb sunset in the middle of the high sand dune. This night we stay in a Berber camp and enjoy a wonderful stars view.
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Day 3

Chigaga Dunes – Iriki Lake – Foumzguid – Tazenakht – High Atlas – Marrakech. From Erg Chigaga we drive through sand dunes along a peaceful and fascinating wilderness passing by the natural dried lake of Iriki. 30 years ago this lake was full of water and different kinds of birds. After a long way driving an off-road, we get into the paved road and pass the small town of Foum-Zguid, which is a noiseless and a sleepy Berber town. We stopover in Taznakht, which was a former trading post for this large region.This little Berber village is one of the biggest carpets center in the kingdom. From Taznakht we drive for almost 90 Km, along quite oases and plenty of Berber villages; to get to the junction in between Marrakech and Ouarzazate, We cross the High Atlas Mountains again to return back to Marrakech.

Tour Reviews

5.00 based on 1 review
February 16, 2016

A great experience! Ismail is a good guide and the treatment is excellent. We were in Zagora and the desert and it is one of the best experiences that I have lived. Already I have been 2 times visiting Morocco and always with Ismail. I recommend him to the whole world.

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