Enjoy the highlights of Moroccan culture, history and architecture on our shared trip to the world’s biggest desert – Sahara. For those of you looking to escape the city on a spectacular short break, look no further!
From the majestic views of the High Atlas Mountains, through the ancient caravan routes to the beauty and vastness of the world’s largest desert – Sahara.
This trip will bring you closer to Moroccan culture, nature and hospitality.
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∴ Start your journey at 7am to make the most of your day. The first stop will be the famous Tizi n Tichka pass, the highest point in the High Atlas Mountains accessible by car. You will be making a few stops along the way to admire the beauty of the various mountain formations.
∴ Next stop of our journey will be the famous city of Ait Benhaddou. This ancient village, the former caravan route has a great history and amazing architecture. Famous for its ancient features, Ait Benhaddou is also a backdrop for many Hollywood productions.
∴ The journey then continues through the beautiful desert landscape crossing the Anti-Atlas Mountains until we arrive in the great Sahara. After arriving to Zagora hop on your camel to watch the spectacular sunset on the Sahara desert. Followed by a traditional dinner and true Berber hospitality, enjoy dancing and singing around the campfire before heading to your tent in the desert.
∴ Enjoy camel ride early morning to watch the spectacular Saharan sunrise. After locally made breakfast sit back and relax in our air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy the changing beauty of Moroccan landscape as you heading back to Marrakech.
∴ Estimated arrival time in Marrakech 8pm.
From Your Accommodation in Marrakech
• 1x Dinner
• 1x Accommodation
• 1x Breakfast
• Camel ride
• Admission and Local official Guide in Ait Benhaddou
• 2x Lunch
• Staff Gratitude
• Personal Expenses
Q1.Is 2 days trip enough to visit Sahara Desert?
∴ Travelling from Marrakech to Zagora / Sahara Desert requires a full day spend on the road. The views along the way are scenic, the landscape change dramatically as you travel through the High Atlas Mountains, rocky deserts and lush palm oasis. Please note, the journey takes about 10 hours, with a few stops along the way to admire the scenic views and relax with a glass of tea. ∴ While there are people who love 2 days trips and time spend on the road, we understand that the length and intensity of this tour might sometimes be too demanding for certain travellers. ∴ Our 2 days tour covers the glimpse of Morocco and its charm. We do recommend extending this tour to 3days or private if you're travelling with friends and would like to truly discover the landscape and culture. ∴ Contact us for more options and tailor made trips.
Q2.What Should I Wear In a Desert Climate?
The Sahara Desert is one of the driest and hottest regions of the world. Average summer temperatures range from over 35°C (95°F) to 14°C (57°F) in winter months. Daily variations of temperature may also be extreme. The temperature also varies greatly depending on the location of the desert. Comfortable outdoor footwear and outerwear that you can layer are recommended. We advise our travellers to use eco-friendly sunscreen, a hat and a scarf for body protection. Traditional Berber tents located in the desert are equipped with warm blankets and comfortable beds for chilly desertic nights.
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