Rich in scenery, you will never be bored as you will be busy admiring one scene after another. The dramatic landscape change is amazing: From the fertile Haouz planes to the High Atlas Mountains, then to various valleys and oases,rocky plateaus, and at the end, camel trek by the evening to experience sahara desert at night and enjoy the starry sky.
Departure from Marrakech At 07H30 to Ouarzazate we pass over the High Atlas Mountains via col Tizin Tichka. During the journey we will enjoy many beautiful scenes of the Berber villages, elevated views of the mountains, before to arrive to Ouarzazate of 30 Km there is the fortified Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, built in the 11th century. Once up on a time this Kasbah was the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakesh. It is situated on a hill along the Ounila River and has some beautiful examples of Kasbahs, which unfortunately sustain damage during each rainstorm and windstorms. Most of the town’s inhabitants now live in a more modern village at the other side of the river; however, around five families are still living within this Kasbah. Ait Benhaddou Kasbah has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987 and several films have been shot there, including Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Time Bandits (1981), The Jewel of the Nile (1985), Kundun (1997), Gladiator (2000) and Alexander (2004).From this beautiful fortified Kasbah.
Ouarzazate (Hollywood of Africa, Noiselessly town, the door of the desert), is a city situated in the middle of a bare plateau, south of the High Atlas Mountains. It is mainly inhabited by Berbers, who constructed many of the prominent Kasbahs and building for which the area is known. One of those building is Taourirt Kasbah diverted in 17th century. Why this town is nicknamed as Hollywood of Africa? Simply because it has been noted as a film-making location, with Morocco’s biggest studios inviting many international film companies to shoot their movies like: Lawrence of Arabia (1962), The Living Daylights (1987), The Last Temptation of Christ (1988), The Mummy (1999), Gladiator (2000), Kingdom of Heaven (2005), Martin Scorsese’s Kundun (1997) and Babel (2005).
The journey continues via Agdez Draa valley to Zagora. Camel ride about 1h30 to see the sunset. Dinning and sleeping in a Berber tent in the middle of desert.
if you wake up early you can admire the magic sunrise, berber breakfast then take camels again around one hour and half, meet your driver and drive back to Marrakech arrival time around 17:00.
√ Pick-up from your accommodation in Marrakech.
√ Transport by Air Conditioned Minibus/4WD.
√ Camel Ride/4×4 in Sahara.
√ Private Sleeping tent in sahara.
√ Dinner & breakfast
√ Drop-off at your accommodation in Marrakech
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Marrakech, Telouet Kasbah, Ait Ben Haddou, Zagora, Merzouga, Todra Gorges, Dades Gorges, Ouarzazate
Marrakech, Ait Ben Haddou, Todra Gorges, Dades Gorges, Merzouga.