From Marrakech: Ait Ben Haddou & Atlas Mountains 2-Day Trip

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Discover the rugged landscapes and valleys of the Atlas Mountains on this two-day trip from Marrakech. Admire the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, sleep in a desert camp, and ride a camel in the Sahara desert.

Highlights

  • Gaze up at the impressive ksar Aït Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Watch the sun set behind the dunes as you ride a camel across the Sahara Desert
  • Spend the night in a desert camp and indulge in a traditional Berber feast
  • Marvel at the rugged landscapes and stunning scenery of the Atlas Mountains
  • Explore Ouarzazate and visit the Kasbah of Taourirt or the Cinema Museum

Description

Explore the Atlas Mountains on this two-day trip from Marrakech. Visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and cross the Draa Valley. Spend the night in a desert camp in Zagora, ride a camel in the Sahara, and enjoy a delicious dinner and breakfast. Depart Marrakech early in the morning and set off for the Atlas Mountains. Arrive at the ksar (fortified town) of Ait Ben Haddou, which is located along the old caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech. Take photos of the city of Ait Ben Haddou, which served as the backdrop for films such as 'Lawrence of Arabia,' 'Bandits of Time,' 'Kundun,' 'The Mummy,' and many others. Find out why it was listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site in 1989. Stop for lunch in a restaurant facing the Kasbah. Drive to Ouarzazate, home to movie studios, famous sandstone buildings, and desert landscapes. Take a ride through the awe-inspiring Anti-Atlas Mountains (Tizi N Tnifift), as well as the lush valleys of Agdz and the Draa Valley. Arrive in Zagora and climb onto a well-trained camel for a sunset ride through the desert. Stop at your campsite and enjoy a hearty dinner before sleeping like a local in an authentic Berber tent. Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise before having breakfast. Return by camel to Zagora, where you will meet your driver. Return to Ouarzazate by car through the Draa Valley and the Anti-Atlas mountains. Stop for 20 minutes in Ouarzazate and visit the Kasbah of Taourirt or the Cinema Museum. Finally, have lunch in Ouarzazate or in the mountains on the way to Marrakech.

Includes

Air-conditioned minivan or minibus Driver Hotel pickup and drop-off Camel trek Overnight stay in Berber camp Dinner Breakfast

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