Explore Southern Morocco’s beauty and culture in a 3 Days Desert Exploration adventure.
Day 1: Marrakesh to Ghazala Camp via Foum Zguid
In A 3 Days Desert Exploration, Your day begins at 8:00 AM when you meet your guide at your hotel in Marrakesh. You’ll embark on an exciting journey aboard a 4WD Toyota TX. Your route takes you across the spectacular Atlas Mountains through the Tizi n’Tichka pass, offering breathtaking mountain vistas.
As you continue towards Taznaght, you’ll eventually reach Foum Zguid, where the paved road ends, and your desert adventure truly begins. You’ll have lunch in Foum Zguid before venturing further into the desert. Your path will take you across the dry Iriqui lake and onto a sandy track, leading you to the mesmerizing dunes of the Sahara.
Upon arrival at Ghazala Camp, you’ll have the opportunity for a quick camel trek to a high dune, where you can soak in the enchanting sunset. The evening will be spent in a tented camp, illuminated by candles and a campfire under a canopy of a million stars.
This day is both intense and demanding, but the stunning landscapes you’ll encounter along the way make it truly worthwhile.
Day 2: Ghazala Camp to Agdz via M’hamid, Zagora, and Draa Valley
Rise early to witness the captivating sunrise amidst the Sahara dunes. Enjoy a breakfast with a view of the dunes before setting off towards M’hamid el Ghizlane. Explore this unique village, characterized by a blend of Arab, Amazigh (Berber), Jewish, and Sahrawi influences. You’ll have a homestead lunch in a traditional house.
Continue your journey to Tamegroute, renowned for its remarkable Koranic library and its distinctive green desert pottery. Your route then takes you to Zagora, where you’ll begin to discover the Draa Valley with its ancient Kasbahs, typical lifestyle, and architectural wonders.
Your overnight stay will be in Agdz, at a small, luxury boutique hotel called Dar Qamar or a similar accommodation.
This 3 Days Desert Exploration is a beautiful exploration of deep and authentic Morocco, offering unforgettable encounters with the locals and a chance to appreciate the splendor of the Sahara.
Day 3: Agdz to Marrakesh via Ouarzazate, Aït Ben Haddou, and the Atlas Mountains
Your final 3 Days Desert Exploration takes you through a variety of landscapes. You’ll cross the Anti-Atlas, notable for its geological stratifications that tell the Earth’s history. Descend into Ouarzazate, known as the Moroccan cinema capital, complete with movie studios (optional visit possible).
Lunch will be at Aït Ben Haddou, a real architectural gem classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a backdrop for numerous films. Your journey continues by traversing the Atlas Mountains via a stunning mountain road through Telouet, characterized by its striking color contrasts. Finally, you’ll descend to Marrakesh.
This day is a chance to explore the highlights of southern Morocco, with breathtaking landscapes and a glimpse into the film industry.
Your 3 Days Desert Exploration offers a rich and diverse experience, from the grandeur of the desert to the architectural wonders and cultural gems of Morocco’s southern region. It’s a journey filled with natural beauty, human encounters, and the splendor of the Sahara.