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From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

1. From Marrakech: Day Trip to Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou

Discover local village, natural landscapes, and Kasbah Ait Benhaddou fortress on this day trip from Marrakech. Travel in an airconditioned van or car and stay connected with wi-fi access as you drive. Uncover movie-magic with a stop at the Atlas Film Studios in Ouarzazate.  Start your day trip with pickup from your Marrakech accommodation from 7-8 AM. Hop inside a spacious and comfortable vehicle and soak up the scenery as you travel into the Atlas Mountains. Immerse yourself in local culture with a stop at the small village ofAit Ben Barka near the hilly countryside of Toufliht. Explore the area with your driver and learn about the schedule sights for your trip. Have some free time for a break before crossing the the Tizi n'Tichka pass. Stop to capture pictures of mountain peaks on the pass from 7,415 feet above sea level (2,260 meters). Continue on to the Atlas Film Studios at Ouarzazate, the largest film studio in the world which famously featured in the TV series Game of Thrones. Spend some free time to visit the studios or to explore on your own. Take some pictures of the unique rugged local landscapes in the area. After the studio, you purchase lunch at one of the best restaurants in the area, with excellent prices and stunning panoramic views.  Finally, head to the famous Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, which is recognized as a UNESCO site and one of the most extraordinary kasbahs (fortresses) in Morocco. End your day of scenic views and memories by relaxing in your comfortable air-conditioned vehicle on your drive back to your hotel in Marrakech.

Marrakech: 2-Day Zagora Desert & Kasbah Ait Benhaddou Tour

2. Marrakech: 2-Day Zagora Desert & Kasbah Ait Benhaddou Tour

Explore Ouarzazate and Zagora on a 2-day trip from Marrakech. Visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and admire the Atlas Mountains. Ride a camel to the campsite and savor a local dinner and breakfast. Stay overnight in a private tent at the Zagora dunes. Choose from a tour with a standard or a luxury tent. Day 1: Atlas Mountains, Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, and Zagora Following pickup from your hotel or riad in Marrakesh, begin by crossing the high atlas mountains via the Tizi N’ Tichka pass. Stop at the UNESCO world heritage kasbah fortress of Ait Ben Haddou where you will have free time to visit this Heritage Site. After a lunch break, continue to the verdant Draa Valley, which is well-known for its amazing kasbah fortresses. Head to Zagora and make your way to the windswept dunes. Watch the sunset while riding a camel to the campsite in the Zagora dunes. Delight in a delicious local dinner. Spend the night in a private standard or luxury tent under the stars. Day 2: Zagora, Draa Valley, and Ouarzazate On the second day, wake up early to enjoy a spectacular sunrise view followed by a typical Berber breakfast. You can then opt to take part in a camel trek journey back to meet your driver. Drive back to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains.

From Fes: 4-Day Trip to Marrakech via Merzouga with Lodging

3. From Fes: 4-Day Trip to Marrakech via Merzouga with Lodging

Day 1:Fes / Ifrane /Medilt/Merzouga Depart from fez We pass through Ifrane, a winter ski resort in a totally un Moroccan style built by the French in the 1930's to resemble a Swiss village; we continue passing throughthe cedars forest in Azrou you will see the monkeys , drive across the Middle Atlas Mountains and begin to descend towards the Sahara Desert. Half way, you will stop for lunch in the town of Midelt, famous for its fossils and rocks, then we continue towards merzouga in the road we will stop in a panoramic views to see the a huge oasis of palm tree we reach Merzouga,Dinner & Overnight in the Hotel . Accommodation : Kasbah Mohayut or Similar Day 2 :Merzouga / Erg Chebbi In the Morining visit approximately half day in the desert to see the different faces of deser, villages, stop to listen to some Saharan Music in El Khamlia, the oasis ,you will have a small visit to Rissani the first capital of dynasty alouite ,including some historical Kasbahs ,and the The famous Market ,you will have the opportunity to test the local food of the area the Pizza Berber , we continue to Merzouga ,. the guide and camel will be waiting to carry you across the sandy dunes of the erg-chebbi,you will enjoy the beauty of the sunset on camel, after 1 hou reach to the Camp in the Foot of the Dunes , After a wonderful Dinner, watch the Stars,and overnight in the Tent . Accommodation : Standard Desert Camp (Tent with Private Ensuite Bathroom ) Day 3 :Merzouga / Gorges Todra / Ouarzazate Get up early, to watch the sunrise which just behind the Algerian border, which is about 50 km from Merzouga. After Breakfast & shower, You’ll depart for Ouarzazate, traveling the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs that rise up like turreted sand castles along this ancient caravan trading route. This area has long been a popular location for Hollywood films such as The Last Temptation of Christ, Jewel of the Nile, and most recently Hideous Kinky. The central region is one of the most exciting and romantic destinations of Morocco nestled along rich river valleys, palmeries and burnished mud-brick homes ablaze in vibrant color under the shelter of the blue desert sky. We stop for lunch and walk in todragorges , We’ll travel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments Dinner & Overnight . Accommodation : Hotel La Perle Du Sud or Similar Day 4 :Ouarzazate / Ait ben haddou / Marrakech After breakfast we visit Ouarzazate ,including the Atlas Studios movie studios, the largest and most famous of all Africa. From here we head to visit the famous Kasbah, declared UNESCO World Heritage and which was the scene of films like The Gladiator, Babel, Lawrence of Arabia,wecoutinue passing through the High Atlas and the Tizi-n-Tichka pass, along a road that climbs from the plains up to 2260 m above sea level passing through small villages & Panoramic Views .we will drop you off in your Hotel in Marrakech for the End of the Tour .

Merzouga Desert: 3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech

4. Merzouga Desert: 3-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech

Discover the authentic Morocco and contemplate the infinite spaces of the Sahara Desert on a 3-day desert safari from Marrakech. Sleep under the stars at a desert camp, and spend a night in a traditional riad. Travel across the Dadès and Draa Valleys, see the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou, and much more. Day 1: Marrakech - Tizi - N - Tichka - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Dades Gorges Following a pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, drive to the Dades Gorges via the dramatic twists and turns of the Tizi-n-Tichka pass in the Atlas Mountains. Enjoy far-reaching views to the traditional High Atlas Berber village of Telouet. Continue to Ait Benhaddou to explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the fortified village (Ksour). After lunch in Ait Benhaddou or Ouarzazate, continue to the Dades Valley for an overnight stay in a riad or hotel in the Dades Gorge. Marvel at the geological formations of the scenic area, characterized by a deep and dramatic canyon. Day 2: Dades Gorges - Tenghir - Todra Gorges - Tinjdad - Erfoud - Merzouga Following breakfast at your hotel, leave the Dades Gorge for Erg Chebbi at the gateway to the Sahara Desert. See Berber villages scattered along the way, and pass through Tinjdad, Jorf, and Erfoud to get a feel for the Saharan landscape. See the oasis of Tafilalet before your arrival at Merzouga. Pause to relax at Merzouga for a few moments before you climb on to the back of a camel and cross the sand dunes en route to a nomadic Berber camp. See the sand dunes and desert landscape from a timeless perspective as you listen to the drums of the desert camp in the middle of the Sahara. Take photos of the dramatic sunset from the top of a high dune. Then, go to the camp to spend the night in a nomad tent. Day 3: Camel Trek Back to Merzouga - Atlas Mountains - Return to Marrakech Wake early to see the beautiful desert sunrise. Then, return to Merzouga by camel. Upon arrival you will be served breakfast and given time to shower at the hotel before the return transfer to Marrakech. Pass the authentic Berber villages of the Atlas Mountains, such as Tinjdad, Tenghir, and Boumalene-du-Dades. Arrive in Marrakech in the evening for the end of the tour services.

From Marrakesh: 2-Day Trek to Ait-Benhaddou and Ouarzazate

5. From Marrakesh: 2-Day Trek to Ait-Benhaddou and Ouarzazate

Day 1: Marrakech – Telouet Kasbah – Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah Depart from your Marrakech hotel at 8:30am by air-conditioned vehicle and head toward Ouarzazate. Admire the majestic Moroccan scenery and small, tiered villages as you soar toward the High Atlas by way of the winding Tizi-n-Tichka pass. Continue on the meandering roads to the Telouet kasbah, an ancestral residence of the Pasha Glaoui of Marrakech. Enjoy a leisurely lunch at the historic kasbah, and then cross the Telouet trail, which used to be a trade route connecting sub-Saharan Africa to Marrakech. Once you reach the stunning red landscapes and green olive trees of the Ounila Valley, discover the Aït Benhaddou kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Take in a beautiful sunset from the top tower of the kasbah before sitting down to dinner and checking in for your overnight stay in the 3-star Ait Benhaddou hotel. Day 2: Aït Benhaddou – Ouarzazate – Fint Oasis – Marrakech Enjoy breakfast and then get back in your air-conditioned vehicle for the drive to Ouarzazate, the site where movies such as Lawrence of Arabia, Star Wars and Gladiator have been filmed. Take in the panoramic views and visit the ancient Taourirt kasbah, another UNESCO World Heritage site and home to two film studios and the Museum of Cinema. Explore the studios and continue on to the Fint Oasis, a beautiful palm grove made up of four traditional Berber villages. Visit a Berber house and enjoy Moroccan mint tea. Sit down for lunch then return to Marrakech in the late afternoon.

From Marrakech: Zagora 2-Day Desert Tour with Camel Ride

6. From Marrakech: Zagora 2-Day Desert Tour with Camel Ride

Spend two days exploring Morocco's countryside and culture. Take in the views from North Africa's highest mountain pass, ride a camel and watch the sunset over the dunes. Day 1: Start your desert safari with a hotel pickup in Marrakech at 7:00 AM and head to the Atlas Mountains. Take advantage of the stop here to enjoy the panoramic views from the Tizi n’Tichka pass. Continue along the meandering roads to the historic Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, the filming location for Yunkai in Game of Thrones. Visit the Cinema Museum in Ouarzazate and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. The next stop on your tour is Zagora, where you'll arrive in time for your camel trek through the dunes at sunset. End the day with dinner and traditional Berber music around the campfire before retiring to your private tent for the night. Day 2: Get an early start with breakfast followed by a camel ride back to Zagora, where your driver will be waiting for you. Your journey back to Marrakech takes you through the Draa valley and back to Ouarzazate. Explore the Kasbah Taourirt and have lunch at a local restaurant before heading back to Marrakech.

Marrakech to Ouarzazate: 1-Day Red City Tour

7. Marrakech to Ouarzazate: 1-Day Red City Tour

Following a morning pick-up from your Marrakech accommodation, pass through the magical Atlas Mountains and the Berber villages on your way to Ouarzazate. Cross the Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass and make a short stop for photos. Afterward, visit the beautiful Kasbah Aït Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site where several popular movies were filmed. Following lunch at a traditional restaurant, arrive in Ouarzazate to enjoy a city tour with visits to the Cinema Museum and the Taourirt Kasbah. End the tour with a transfer back to Marrakech.

Atlas Mountains & Sahara Desert Private 4-Day Tour

8. Atlas Mountains & Sahara Desert Private 4-Day Tour

This 4-day tour of the High Atlas Mountains and the Moroccan Desert is like a trip back in time. Escape the hurly-burly of the city streets and the pressure of modern life as you head into the mountains and continue to what is often called the “real” Sahara desert with its iconic sand dunes, teased by the play of the desert light and sun. Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Rose Valley – Dades valley. The tour begins with a 8:00 AM pickup from your hotel or Riad in Marrakech. Drive over the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi N’Tichka Pass. On the way you will visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, before continuing to Ouarzazate. Carry on via the road of a 1000 Kasbahs to the palmeral of Skoura. Continue to Kalaat M'Gouna, known as the “Capital of Roses” for the abundance of rose growers. In the evening you will arrive at Dades valley where you will spend the night at either the Babylon Hotel, Dar Ahlam, or a similar accommodation. Day 2: Dades valley – Todra Gorges – Merzouga. After breakfast, continue through the Dades Valley, heading towards Todra Gorges. Stop for lunch at a nice spot before continuing to Merzouga across the Jorf palm grove, and the town of Erfoud. Known as the “Gateway to the Sahara” Erfoud is known for the precious fossils found in the desert. You will be able to visit one of the fossil filled marble workshops. Arrive at the impressive dunes of Merzouga late in the afternoon and take a camel ride, crossing the sea of sand in order to spend the night in the heart of the dunes in a standard desert camp (with a shared bathroom). Enjoy a magical dinner and overnight stay under a canopy of stars. Day 3: Merzouga – Rissani-Alnif-Tazarine – Draa Valley – Agdez – Ouarzazate. Wake early for a camel ride to watch the impressive sunrise. Then head back to the hotel to freshen up and have breakfast. Depart towards the Palmerie of Tafilalet and the town of Rissani, where the Alaouite Dynasty originated. Explore the ancient capital of the Alaouite Sultans before continuing to the village of Alnif, where you will take the road that crosses the Jbel Saghro Anti-Atlas chain. Notice the greyish-black mountains of different and remarkable shapes as you continue to the main Berber village of Tazarine and N’kob and then drive in to the Draa Valley with its rows of stately palms. In the late afternoon, drive to Ouarzazate via the Anti-Atlas Mountain, through Tizi N’Tniffift. You will spend the night at either Riad Bouchedor, Les Jardins de Ouarzazate, or a similar accommodation in Ouarzazate. Day 4: Ouarzazate – Marrakech. After breakfast, visit the Taourirt Kasbah and Film Studios, then depart for Marrakech crossing the High Atlas Mountains to arrive in the city at approximately 5:00 PM.

From Ouarzazate: Private 2-Day Tour to Erg Chegaga

9. From Ouarzazate: Private 2-Day Tour to Erg Chegaga

Day 1: Ouarzazate - Zagora - Mhamid - Erg Chegaga After pickup from your accommodation in Ouarzazate, choose your desired activity in the city. The Kasbah of Taourirt awaits the photographers, the film studios and the film museum are interesting for adults as well as for your kids. After, continue through the Draa valley in the direction of the desert. You'll have enough time to visit Zagora and its surroundings, such as the like the Jewish Quarter in Amzerou, and have a look at the huge palm groves. Afterwards, continue towards the desert to Mhamid. Along the way, stop at a 16th-century Saadian town called Tamegroute. There, visit an old coran library and a subterranean Kasbah. Mhamid is at the end of the Draa valley as well as the end of civilization. Have a picnic lunch in the desert and continue in the direction of Erg Chegaga, passing through Ouled Driss with its old Kasbah and then taking the 4x4 through the desert. Arrive in your desert camp before sunset. Hop on a camel and walk in the desert among the dunes with their diverse colors. You'll arrive back at the desert camp and spend the night in a nomad tent or under the shining stars in the middle of impressive sand dunes. A traditional dinner is served and you can spend the night watching for shooting stars or dance around the campfire to the beat of desert drums. Day 2: Erg Chegaga - Foum Zguid - Taznakht - Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate After enjoying the sunrise at the top of the sand dunes, you’ll have breakfast in the desert camp before the journey with the 4x4 starts. Discover the old Paris-Dakar road to Foum Zguid and cross the Iriki Lake, which is a temporary wetland during rainy periods. In this national park, you’ll have the chance to spot some wild animals like lizards, snakes, gazelles and even hyenas with a little luck. Lunch will be served in the Berber village, Taznakht. This small town is famous for its berber carpets. You are welcome to attend a detailed demonstration of how the women of the area produce the colorful masterpieces, which can also bring some oriental flair to your house. Afterwards, continue to Aït-Ben-Haddou, the fortified clay city with numerous Ksars and Kasbahs where several famous movies such as Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven and Prince of Persia have been shot. Return to Ouarzazate with arrival at your hotel/riad at about 7:00 PM.

From Ouarzazate: 3-Day Merzouga to Erg Chebbi Tour

10. From Ouarzazate: 3-Day Merzouga to Erg Chebbi Tour

• Day 1: Ouarzazate – Skoura – Dades Valley – Todra Gorges Get picked up from your hotel in Ouarzazate in the morning and set off towards Skoura Palm Grove to visit the popular Amrehidil Kasbah. Later, continue to the city of roses, Kelaa Mgouna. You will then drive off-road though Boutaghrar and Mgoun Valley to meet the nomads living in caves. Cross to the Dades Gorges through Ait Your Kasbah. Head up along the Dades Valley to the gorges or enjoy a walk with a local guide in the valley. In the afternoon, continue to Todra Valley and Gorges, where you'll stay overnight in a guesthouse hotel. • Day 2: Todra Gorges – Tamtatoucht – Amellagou – Erg Chebbi After breakfast, take a hike in the Todra Valley or Tamtatoucht Village before continuing through the beautiful scenery and remote villages of Amellagou and Ait Hami. Drive to Tadighoust and then Goulmima. Enjoy a wonderful break at the old Ksar of Igoulmim, before heading deep into the desert landscape of Merzouga. Embark on a sunset camel ride with a view of the Erg Chebbi Dunes and then settle in for the night in tents.  • Day 3:  Erg Chebbi – Agdez Draa Valley – Ouarzazate Wake up early to see the sun rise over the dunes. Enjoy breakfast and a camel trek back to meet your driver and return to Ouarzazate, this time on a different route with stops in Rissani Market and Draa Valley, through Agdez. Drive across the Anti Atlas Mountains back to Ouarzazate.

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Booked this for my family including my 8 year old and it was an amazing experience. Don't let the very long journey put you off as it's worth all the stops you you make. The whole journey and stops were breathtaking and beautiful. Would had been good to cut studio trip shorter just to spend more time for the last trip as we didn't have e enough time there. The food could have been better to as it was a very busy restaurant and took long to serve. You can take snacks as its a very very long journey and lunch is very late. The driver does make good amount of toilet and coffee stops so there's no problem with that. The guide was amazing and very funny. Made us all laugh throughout. Thank you so much and I definitely recommend this trip if you don't mind long journeys.

Great experience, I highly recommend it. Collection was on time, long trip but comfortable car. Our guide was Zakaria who gave us a short history of berbers and Marrakesh on the way, also some ideas on what to visit next. We visited an Argan Oil Cooperative, had a stop at Tizi n Tichka for a sightseeing photo, then we visited the Atlas Studios, spent there like 1 hour, then drove to Ait Ben-Haddou for lunch and a walk to the 3 villages. Great experience, the guide was nice and never left our sight, great english and very friendly. Finally we drove back to accommodation.

Packs a lot of highlights into a daytrip. Driver & guide we’re friendly, both guides on coach & at ait been Haddou were tri-lingual in tourist languages (Spanish, English, French) which helped our multilingual tour group. Restaurant choice & stop at argon oil factory weren’t great for us personally but didn’t take away from an excellent day driving through the Atlas Mountains, viewing desert scenery, movie studios & Ait Ben Haddou.

Really good trip organization, and excellent guide Romero. Everything went smoothly. We with my son enjoyed it much. Keep up your good work. Thanks!

The transfer hours are many, our transfer drove very hastily but overall it is a great experience, in the desert it is cold and wrap yourself up!