Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – zagora
Today is the first day of your “2 Days Excursion from Marrakech to Zagora Dunes” After your breakfast, we will depart for Ouarzazate through the famous Tizi N’tichka pass (2260m), over the High Atlas Mountains, snow on its peaks most of the year; appreciate the beauty of the landscape on the twisted road through the Berber villages.
We’ll get to Ait Ben Haddou village, where the famous Kasbah, built by the last Berber chieftain El Glaoui Ethami, late 19th century. The Kasbah is recognized as a UNESCO matrimonial historical site, now a house of many Glaoui family members. Lunch by the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou and continue to Ouarzazate, “the Hollywood of Africa ”, where you have the option to visit and see many props used in movies you may already have seen such as Gladiator, London, and Alexander the Great. The Mommy, Asterix…
Then to continue to Zagora through the valley of Dara, we will visit Kasbah and the palm of the valley. The lunch will be in Zagora. After you will go to the Ennakhla dunes by camel to spend the night in a Berber tent in the bivouac (sunset on the dunes)
Day 2: Zagora (Enakhla dunes)– Marrakech
After the return from the dunes, we’ll head southwards to the well-known Tamegrout (20 Km from Zagora). Visit the Islamic bookshop, the oldest in the area, which served as a school and the source of Islamic education. Our visit continues to the hand-made pottery works where you will see men baking the clay to make different pots and kitchen dishes, and making fires to heat them at high temperatures. After this visit, we will continue to Marrakech. It’s the end of your excursion from Marrakech to Zagora Dunes.
It’s really great to decide to book this tour.