Desert tours from Marrakech to mhamid in 2 days
Morocco is a land of contrasts, between nature and culture and between the varied terrain of the sea, the desert and the mountains. Go to Marrakesh and revel in the "Red City", the Koutoubia gardens and the renowned, festive Jemaa El Fna Square. From there, set your sights on Fez or Meknes, but don’t overlook the great sites along the way: Azilal, Beni Mellal, the Ouzoud waterfalls, Lake Bin El Ouidane and Ifrane, known as “Little Switzerland” because of its architecture and cedar forest. Enjoy the imperial cities by walking through the Fez medina and passing through Bab Mansour Gate in Meknes. Then tour the famous ruins at Volubilis just a few miles away.
Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Draa Valley – Mhamid
Early morning departure from Marrakech to Mhamid, the gate of Sahara desert. We drive through the beautiful High Atlas Mountains and its Berber villages, and over the spectacular Tizin’Tichka pass to reach and visit the UNESCO classified village of Ait Benhaddou.After lunch in Ouarzazate, the Hollywood of North Africa with its Atlas Film Studios that hosted international movies shooting, the journey continues east through the Draa valley towards Zagora on off road routes. We stop on the way to visit the underground kasbah and Koran library of historical Tamegroute before reaching Mhamid, where you’ll spend the night in nomad tents at a Berber camp in Erg Lihoudi sand dunes.
Day 2: Mhamid –Zagora – Agdz – High Atlas Mountains – Marrakech
Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes and have breakfast. Take a camel ride back to our vehicles in Mhamid from where we will drive back through the Draa valley towards Agdz, discovering the hidden treasures of the Southern region. The journey continues on to Ouarzazate where you’ll visit the Kasbah Taourirt and lunch will be served. In the afternoon,we drive back to Marrakech via the High Atlas Mountains and reach the red city Marrakech