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Mhamid Desert Trip 2 Days

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time-raw2 days
Starting point
Your accommodation in Marrakech
Pickup Option
Free Pickup

M'Hamid El Ghazlan is a region with a desert landscape, located in the province of Zagora. Formerly known Taragaltel, it is part of the rural municipalities of Zagora province in the south of Morocco. In the distant past, this region was a large part of trade across the Saharan Desert. During this 2-day tour, learn all there is to know about this historic desert region.

What to expect?

Day 1: Marrakech-Ouarzazate-Zagora-Telwet-Mhamid

  • Departing from Marrakech in a minibus, you will cross the High Atlas Mountains via the Tichka Pass, with stunning scenery and panoramic views. Then you will come to Ouarzazate to visit the Kasbah of Taorirte and have lunch. Next, you'll continue your journey to the Draa Valley and the city of Zagora through the Anti Atlas via the pass of Tiniffift. Before sunset, you will arrive to the desert of Mhamid at the foot of the dunes of Erg Lihoudi for a camel ride & a great sunset on the dunes. Overnight camping in a Berber tent.

Day 2: M 'Hamid Ouarzazate-Ait Benhaddou -Marrakech

  • After sunrise and breakfast at the foot of the dune of Erg Lihoudi, you'll visit the village of Tamgroute, known for its Coranic school, old library, and the potters' quarters. Then you walk along the Draa Valley with its beautiful date palms and fields of henna. After you cross back over the Anti Atlas, you'll arrive at Ait Benhaddou for lunch and a visit the famous Ksar (fortified village) of Ait Ben Haddou. Finally, you drive along the Ounila Valley, also called the valley of salt.

  • Finally, cross back over the High Atlas to return to Marrakesh.

What is included?

  • Admission to all attractions
  • Ground transportation
  • English-speaking guide
  • Camel ride
  • 1 nights' accommodation in bivouac
  • Breakfast and dinner

Is this experience for me?

  • Not wheelchair accessible

What do I need to bring?

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Spending money
  • Camera
  • Layered clothing
  • Passport/ID
  • Outerwear, such as gloves & a coat (dependant on weather)
  • Overnight items

Additional information

  • Voucher: You will receive a secure voucher to either print out or present on your mobile phone.
  • Cancellation Policy: For a full refund, please cancel at least 1 week in advance of the start of the experience.
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