If you want to experience Sahara, but have a limited amount of time, this trip is for you. Go on a camel ride in the dunes, watch a beautiful sunset and an amazing starlit sky. Enjoy a relaxing time with the hospitable nomads around the camp fire at night and sleep in a nomadic tent.
On the trip we also cross the highest pass in the Atlas Mountains and visit the carpet capital Taznakht. On the way back we stop to visit two of the grandest and most famous kasbahs in Morocco.
- From Marrakech
- Duration: 2 days
- Start/stop: At your hotel or riad
- Transport: Landcruiser 4x4 car with aircondition
- Language: Driver/guide speak English and French
tizi n tichka
Day 1: Marrakech - Atlas mountains - Tizi n Tichka - Taznakht - Foum Zguid - Desert camp
At 8:30 am the driver picks you up at your hotel or riad.
We head to the High Atlas mountains, crossing the spectacular Tiz n Tichka, the highest mountain pass in Morocco. The panoramic scenery is amazing with mountain peaks, valleys and a twisting road. We pass berber villages on the way.
Then we go west to Taznakht village which is famous for colorful handwoven carpets woven by local berber women.
You have your lunch in Taznakht and we continue through a rocky terrain until we reach the town Foum Zguid, which is located at the edge of the Sahara desert.
At arrival to the nomadic camp area, the camels are waiting to take you for a trek into the desert. Back in the camp, the nomads have prepared a delicious dinner for you.
The night is spent inside a traditional nomadic tent made of camel wool, in comfortable beds. Or you can choose to sleep outside, under the stars.
Day 2: Kasbah Ait Benhaddou - Kasbah Telouet - Atlas mountains - Marrakech
After breakfast, we start the trip back to Marrakech and the trip takes us over the Atlas mountains. First we stop to visit Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, a fortified city which is listed on UNESCO World Heritage site. This big fortification is made up of six kasbahs and almost fifty ksars, and is a great example of earthen clay architecture. The site has been a location for many famous Hollywood films, such as «Gladiatior», «Jesus of Nazareth» and «Babel» etc.
We continue along the old caravan route, via the Pasha Glaoui’s exotic Kasbah Telouet.
Arrival in Marrakech late afternoon.
The starting price is EUR 190 per person when 2 persons are travelling together on a private basis and transport in 4×4.
For bigger groups, please contact us for price.
All transportation, guide/driver, 1 night in desert camp in Foum Zguid, 1 dinner, 1 breakfast, camels
Lunches, drinks, tip