Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Zagora
Stop At: Ait Ben Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou, Souss-Massa-Draa Region
You leave your Riad or Hotel in Marrakech around 7 am, Begin your journey to the southern Morocco, crossing the High Atlas via the Tizi N’ Tichka pass (2260m of altitude) drive along the switch-backing road & enjoy the views over the Berber villages and the Hight Atlas Mountain, Discover one of the most preserved villages in southern Morocco, Ait Benhaddou, a fortified village build by Ait Aissa tribe on 15th century for Caravan traders coming from Tombouktou to Andalusia via Marrakech & Tangier, the village served as a natural decor for several international movies including the Gladiators, Ali Baba, the Mummy (1999), kingdom of heaven (2005) etc… Have a wonderful guided visit of 1 hour around the whole ksar. It classified since 1987 (under UNICCO world heritage), head afterward to Ouarzazate with a short break at the entrance of the city on a hill to see the cinemas studios & old decorations. After lunch continues to Zagora via Agdez crossing Draa valley, arrive at Zagora and meet camel man, enjoy the sunset along riding the camels towards the nomadic camp in desert dunes. Dinner & breakfast are served at the camp.
Duration: 2 hours
Accommodation included: Overnight at Bivouac Berber Nomadic tents
Day 2: Zagora – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
Stop At: Ouarzazate, Ouarzazate, Souss-Massa-Draa Region
Enjoy an early morning sunrise, camel ride along the golden sand dunes, afterward head to the Hollywood of Morocco “Ouarzazate”, visit the Atlas cinema studios where many great films were shot. Then move to discover the most beautiful Kasbahs in the country “the Taourirte Kasbah”, a former resident of the Glaoui family, that ruled the region during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
After lunch, leave Ouarzazate crossing the High Atlas Mountains, via the magnificent Tizi in Tichka pass to the red city Marrakech.
Duration: 1 hour
No accommodation included on this day.