When I think of Morocco, I always think of Sahara Desert. It’s like a must go destination for people visiting Morocco. As some of you might already know I have already been to the Sahara Desert in Tunisia but it’s just around the edge of the actual desert; so the Dunes are really small. Now that I am in Morocco, I aim at hitting the BIG SAND DUNES of the Sahara. So, right-after my visit to this really european look-alike town called Agadir, I hit Marrakech again and hoping to join some adventure tour. When I got to the travel agency, a guy introduced me to a town called Zagora and helped me to sign up for a 2 days Zagora Desert tour:)
So, the tour started in Marrakech and it costed 550 Durham(55 euros). It’s a 2 days trip passing through Ouarzazate to the desert by Zagora. I was not interested in the Merzouga 3 days tour since I have been to Gorge Todra and Ait Benhaddou so I don’t want to go there again and Zagora sounds like a nice place(and it’s indeed very pretty)
It’s an 8 hours drive from Marrakech with a 1 hour lunch stop in Ouarzazate . However, I don’t know WHAT have HAPPENED and it ended up taking 9 1/2 hours to get to Zagora. When We arrived Zagora, the sun almost half disappeared!!
I see NO SAND DUNES in 10 miles distance at all and the funniest things was, it get really dark after 15 minutes of Camel ride!
After another 15 minutes, all of a sudden we stopped! I found out it’s time for Muslim people to pray and 2 girls from the tour are actully Muslim from Pakistan originally (but they actually grew up in London). The Berber guide got them from the Camel and told them to pray together!! This is such a unique camel ride experience since whenever I checked out photos from my friends who did the Sahara Camel tour; THIS HAVE NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE!
Anyway, the night ended with GREAT Dinner and Music Party:) It’s still a great night we spent at some tents in the Desert:)
The Next day we woke up to check out the sunrise and then everyone had to head back to Marrakech. BUT wait, was this really Sahara?(I said to myself!!!) Am I really gonna told everyone I did went to Sahara after this? Ofcourse NOT. If you know me long enough, you will know once I am determined to do something, I need the best out of it! So, I talked to the local guide and they told me I could actually join a 4×4 tour to one of the biggest sand dunes in Morocco-Erg Chigaga. I tried to persuade other to go with me but with NO LUCK. But, I won’t give up, even It will cost me 2500 Durham and I have to sleep in a tent alone with 6 Berber men in the Desert!! I was determined to go there:P So, did I go? If you have follow me through Facebook, you should know I DID and it’s AMAZING! So, until next post, please check out the photos I took in the baby desert in Zergora! I tried my best to make it as spectacular as possible but I failed:P The sane dunes it’s just too small:P So, please do check out my upcoming post regarding Erg Chigaga:)
Also here are some photos of the beautiful town-Zargora:)
Local women are all in colorful Muslim clothings:)
Except below are the real berber clothings:) You should have seen me dressing like this in here🙂
I have to tell you all it’s really difficult to take photos of local people because whenever I took photos of them, they will start yelling at me!
So either I need to pay them some money or I would have to pretend I was taking photos of something else:P
The building in Zagora is so UNIQUE, and to me it’s look more beautiful than Marrakech:P The trims, the moldings and the design are just amazing:)
Thank you once again for visiting and I hope you guys will stay with me for one more post in Morocco(the biggest sand dunes in morocco) before I hit WEST AFRICA😉 Cheers:)