Our 2 days desert tour start from Marrakech in the morning, and drive to Zagora via high Atlas mountains, and Ait ben Haddou Kasbah; in addition to Ouarzazate city, free time for lunch in movie city; then drive to Zagora, ride camel in small dunes overnight in the camp; enjoy berber music after dinner. wake up early morning for sunrise. After breakfast you will drive back to Marrakech with some stops in the way for take pictures. Finally drop you off in your hotel and end of our 2 Days desert tour services.
It is flanked by the mountain Zagora from which the town got its name. Originally it was called ‘Tazagourt’ the singular of plural ‘Tizigirt’, Berber for ‘twinpeaks’, referring to the fortress of the Murabitun, or Almoravid, people. In old European maps the mountain Zagora is already indicated but the town itself was only built in the 20th century.
On the top of the Zagora mountain the remains of an Almoravid fortress can still be seen. The exact location of the former Almoravid mosque is still a matter of dispute. Each year the moussem (festival) of the Sufi saint moulay Abdelkader Jilali is celebrated at Zagora. Languages spoken in the city include Moroccan Arabic, Tachelhit and Tamazight. A sign at the town border states “Tombouctou 52 days”, the supposed time it takes to get to Timbuktu, Mali on foot or camel. The original sign has been replaced by a mural painting.
- desert camp
- entrance tickets