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2-Day Zagora Desert Tour from Marrakech

  • A multi-day adventure deep into Morocco’s Atlas Mountains, with camping, meals, and camel ride
  • Sleep in a Berber campsite off-limits to vehicles—accessible to you by camelback
  • Discover indigenous traditions with traditional meals and village visits, including handicraft stops
2-Day Zagora Desert Tour from Marrakech
From US$75.30
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2-Day Zagora Desert Tour from Marrakech
From US$75.30
Venture deep into the Moroccan countryside during this rugged excursion, with private pickup from Marrakesh. You’ll visit spectacular locations in the Atlas Mountains, without skimping on comfort. Hop a camel to reach your Berber campsite, and sleep under the stars. Your guide will be on-hand to guarantee an insider’s view of life in the mountains, from traditional dinners to picturesque castles. You’ll also have time to visit local handicraft shops.
What to Expect
Day 1: Marrakesh - Zagora 
After pickup from Marrakech at 7am, you will begin your journey crossing the High Atlas Mountains through the Tizi n'tichka pass toward the beautiful village of Ait Benhaddou. Upon arrival at the site, enjoy the splendour of its historical castle which is built on a hill, overlooking the area.
From there, you will stop in Draa Valley well-known for its amazing Ksour and Kasbah before climbing to an altitude of over 3,800 feet (1160 meters) in the arid land of Ouarzazate city. Within the last portion of the drive connecting Ouarzazate with Zagora, you will admire the most beautiful valleys of Morocco and its beautiful villages filled with local handicraft shops.
In the past, the Oasis of Zagora was a caravan centre, the starting point of the great trans-Saharan convoys. Once there, you will enjoy a 1-hour camel ride from Zagora to reach the bivouac campsite. Along the way, you will be able to view the amazing panoramic sunset. At the camp, you will savour a traditional dinner under the starlit sky and retire to your tent to spend the night near the dunes of Zagora.
Day 2: Zagora - Marrakesh 
In the early morning around 5am, you will wake to a beautiful sunrise over the sand dunes and enjoy a typical Berber breakfast offered at the camp. Once again, you will ride camel for 1 hour going to Zagora. If time and weather permits, you will visit Tamegroute. It's only about 13 miles (20 kilometers) from Zagora on the old road to Timbuktu. The town is known for its historical library of the Koranic School of Zaouia Naciria and by the handicrafts cooperative of pottery.
Along the route to Marrakech, you will enjoy lunch in a local restaurant (at own expense) before making the circuit again through the Atlas mountains and through the Tizi n'Tichka pass.
Reviews (13)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Very interesting excursion!

Very interesting excursion! You have the opportunity to detach from the city and cross different landscapes! Beautiful passage through the atlas. Very nice nook and awakening with the wonderful sunrise! Excellent driver. The hours of travel are so many arm yourself with patience. Belle also...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alexdovan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago
best and safe agency in Marrakech

As announced, it was a long journey to the desert camp. The pickup worked on time. We had a very nice and experienced driver. I would have wished, if he would have said something more from time to time about the area we drove through....More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank cynthia v
Reviewed 23 September 2018 via mobile
What an experience!

This was one of the best experiences in my life and I will never forget it. Cannot believe I spent a night in the Desert. Defo recommend this. The drive didnt seem that long too and we stoope dat Kasbah for an hour tour too....More

2  Thank HGX1992
Reviewed 23 August 2018
Breathtaking Experience

Overall, the trip was organised properly. The driver of our van was very friendly and can communicate efficiently. The air-conditioning was not too good though since they had to turn it down from time to time, and it was scorching hot (around 40 degrees celsius)....More

Date of experience: August 2018
5  Thank crismehelb
Reviewed 8 June 2018 via mobile
Great experience

The tour on the way up was a amazing experience!! You get to stop off at a few places on one of the tours it’s not included and costs 30 Durham per person so have cash on you! Once you arrive at the desert you...More

3  Thank MeganSophiaWhite
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10 September 2018|
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