2 Days Desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora

2 days desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora

Join the best 2 days sahara desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora desert, do the camel ride and go camping at Berber tents.

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Highlights of our tour

  • Cross the High Atlas mountains and the pass of Tizi Ntichka.
  • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou.
  • Drive through the Draa Valley,
  • Enjoy a spectacular sunset camel ride
  • Spend the night in desert camp
  • Enjoy a spectacular sunrise camel ride
  • Visit Ouarzazate, the gateway to the Sahara Desert in Morocco

Tour overview

2 days desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora, one of the best trip from Marrakech, travelers will visit Ait Ben Haddou, Ouarzazate, and the Kasbahs between these two places and the desert of Zagora. They will then spend the night in the desert before returning to Marrakech the next day, ending our tour MARRAKECH TO ZAGORA.

Trip itinerary

Day 1: Travel from Marrakech to Zagora desert via Ouarzazate Ait Ben Haddou.

Our 2 days desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora starts at 8:00 AM, our driver will come to pick you up from your Riad or hotel in Marrakech in a comfortable air-conditioned 4×4 car or minivan. We leave the ochre city behind and begin your journey over the TiziN’Tichka Pass (2260 m) and through the Atlas Mountains. This route is known for its breathtaking views of the high peaks and tranquil Atlas valleys. In the Ounila valley, we leave the main road to visit Kasbah Telout, an uninhabited clay brick castle that once belonged to the Glaoui family. We continue to Ouarzazate for lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, we head south and cross a second pass, Tizi n’Tnifift, at 1710m. We pass through the village of AitSaoun, which is on the former caravan road used by Saharan traders on their way back from Timbuktu. We reach the village of Agdez at the entrance to the beautiful Draa Valley with its elongated palm groves and interspersed with many Kasbahs. We continue our way through the lunar landscapes of the pre-Saharan roads to the town of Zagora. We will get on the camels for a walk of about an hour and a half among the dunes; we will arrive at the camp half an hour before sunset and we will have a mint tea together with the nomads of the camp. Then we will go to the dunes to admire the sunset, take a walk to discover the desert, waiting for the night to admire an extraordinary starry sky.

Day 2: Travel back to Marrakech from the Zagora desert via Berber villages.
Early in the morning, we can admire the beautiful sunrise and the play of shadows on the sand. We make our way back to Zagora on camelback. On the way back to Marrakech we will pass the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah and have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon we will go to the Kasbah and visit it. We will have magnificent views of the landscape. You will soon understand why Ait Ben Haddou was once a famous film set. Numerous films have been shot here since 1962. After, we would have reached the Atlas Mountains. we will take the road back to Marrakech, to arrive there at around 5 or 6 pm, where your driver will drop you at the location of your choice.

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It was an incredible experience! I'll say it again and again. We reserved a two-day, one-night tour to Zagora. Rashid, our driver, was fantastic! He was quite pleasant and helpful. The minivan was fantastic, and the desert camp was fantastic! The guide in Ait Ben Haddou's Kasbah was very pleasant. The berber campers were quite friendly, and the cuisine (dinner and breakfast) was delicious. At sunset and sunrise, take a camel ride. Prepare some money to tip everyone. It had all been worthwhile! I strongly advise you to do so!!!



Great Trip

It was one of the most beautiful experiences in Morroco.
The trip was really well organized from the pick up till the return , the driver was excellent helpful along the way his minibus was clean and confortable , we saw amazing landscapes and views also a berbers villages lifestyle.
The camel ride was very exciting to assist the wonderful sunset ,the beds are super comfortable and all was super clean , food was good, traditional music and good times around a campfire far from the world and close to the sky.
The people were very nice and welcoming.
Thank you for making our wish coming true

Francesca N

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