At 350 km from Marrakech and after crossing two passes as different as the Tizi n’Tichka and the Tizi Tinifift with lunar landscapes, Zagora is a small provincial town that marks the entry into the Moroccan desert.
A few kilometers away, the first dunes give a foretaste of the Sahara and the austerity of extraordinary landscapes that only the initiated will be able to discover alone.
In order not to lose sight of the traditions of yesteryear, dromedaries and camel drivers will be there for a hike in the sands… first steps in the footsteps of the blue men!
Evening in bivouac around the fire and night under the stars … change of scenery guaranteed!
3 Hours Before Flight Time
Departure at 07h00 from Marrakech by the Tizi n’Tichka pass and its Berber villages clinging to the mountain. Numerous stops en route and especially at the top of the pass at 2260m. Detour for a free visit of the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, dating from the 11th century, classified as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Continuation by the Col du Tizi Tiniffift to the lunar landscapes, and following, exploration of the Draa valley. Arrival 16 km east of Zagora in the middle of the day. Camel ride (About 2 hours), dinner, and bivouac in charming tents at the gates of the desert.
Sunrise in the dunes and new camel ride before departure direction Ouarzazate along the Wadi Draa. Stop in Ouarzazate for a free visit to the famous Kasbah of Taourirt, former home of the Pasha Tâami El Glaoui, once great provincial chief. After lunch, return to Marrakech via the Tizi n’Tichka pass with stops along the way. Arrival in Marrakech around 18h00