Day Trip From Marrakech to Ourika Valley
Ourika Valley is a beautiful and refreshing getaway from the bustling streets of Marrakech. T ...
If time is of the essence and you yearn to explore the Sahara Desert, then this 2 days desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora will give you the perfect opportunity to glimpse just a little of the Morocco Sahara Desert for yourself. You must be thinking that you’ll spend quite some time driving. Indeed, there will be some traveling to do (7-hours each way). However, it will definitely be worthwhile. Besides, Morocco is known for being home to hauntingly beautiful landscapes. So, we’re sure that you’re going to enjoy your stay.
The scenery is unbelievable. As a result, you wouldn’t want to leave. We’ll go trekking together across the desert on camels and we’ll spend an unforgettable night under the stars at our secluded Sahara Desert camp. In addition, you will have the opportunity to taste mouth-watering Moroccan food.
You’ll be picked up from your hotel by our English-speaking driver and, if you’re joining a shared group tour, you’ll begin your tour in our modern air-conditioned minibus. We’ll head towards the Atlas Mountains, a mountain range stretching around 1,600 miles (2,500 kilometers) across Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. Our first port of call will be Kasbah Ait Ben Haddow, located on the southern slopes of the High Atlas Mountains in Ouarzazate province. Ait Ben Haddou, a striking example of the architecture of southern Morocco, lies along the former Sahara-to-Marrakech caravan route.
After our visit to the Kasbah we’ll travel to the city of Ouarzazate, and it’s here you’ll be able to walk the same streets of some of your favorite movie stars. Many famous Hollywood blockbuster films were shot here, including Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, The Living Daylights, and many, many more. A visit to Atlas Film Studios is always very popular and, for a small entrance fee of just 3 euro, visitors are usually amazed at both the historical beauty and uniqueness of this World Heritage Site. This fee is not included in your tour price and entry to the studio is at your own discretion.
In the afternoon we’ll make our way through the Draa Valley, where you’ll experience some extraordinary scenery, with beautiful oasis and fabulous landscapes. Make sure you have your camera at the ready! At the end of this first day we will meet up with our camels, and those wishing to enjoy a camel trekking experience will ride to our secluded desert Berber camp.
Your Overnight Stay at Our Secluded Desert Camp
This will be a night to remember! You’ll enjoy a delicious evening meal and a welcome morning breakfast. Please keep in mind that you can upgrade your overnight accommodation to a luxury desert camp, complete with shower; however, this must be done at the time of booking your tour.
On the second day of your desert tour we’ll return to the desert city of Zagora, where once again you’ll experience the stunning scenery as we travel through the Draa Valley. As we head back to Marrakesh we’ll travel through the Atlas Mountains, arriving in Marrakesh at approximately 6 pm or 7 pm.
People that possess the US, Canadian, UK nationalities do not require a visa to enter Morocco as a tourist.
If you’re a citizen in one of the countries listed below, you do not need a visa to enter Morocco:
Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Bahrain, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Congo, Cote d’Ivoire, Denmark, European Union, Finland, Guinea, Hungary, Iceland, Indonesia, Korea, Kuwait, Libya, Liechtenstein, Mali, Malta, Mexico, Monaco, New Zealand, Niger, Norway, Oman, Peru, Philippines, Puerto Rico, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Tunisia, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States of America, and Venezuela.
Your passport must be valid for atlas six months in order to enter Morocco. Please make sure that you stamp your passport once you’re in Morocco. That will allow you to stay for up to 90 days. Entry fees are not charged.
If you are to cancel your tour, your cancellation request must be written, either via fax or email.
In some cases, you are entitled to a partial refund. A standard fee will apply, as it is clearly outlined on your receipt, and Signature Morocco must receive your original voucher before your refund applies.
The following scale of charges will be applied if you cancel your tour prior to the balance due date:
No-show cases will not yield a refund.
You will be refunded once Signature Morocco has received the funds back from its suppliers (i.e. hotels, transport companies, service providers)
Unfortunately, you can not.
Reservations are required in order to have a guaranteed spot on all of our tours.
Reservations also help us determine what you might need. Otherwise, Signature Morocco will not be able to ensure that its tours to remain manageable and joyous.
You will be notified if the tour changed due to unwanted circumstances.