2 Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora - 2024

Duration

2 Days

Group size

Private Tour

Starting location

Marrakech

Ending location

Marrakech

2-day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora overview :

Our most popular camel ride overnight and Sahara desert trip from Marrakech. Absolutely, is the 2-Day Desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora. For tourists who don’t have a lot of time but still want to enjoy a desert trip, sleep in a tent, and ride a camel. Without a doubt, the 2-days Desert Trip from Marrakech to Zagora is a must-do activity.

During this 2 days trip from Marrakech to Zagora desert. You will drive through both of the high and middle Atlas Mountains, take in the breathtaking vistas of the Draa valley and its palm groves. Moreover, you will visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou a UNESCO World Heritage Sites and Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate, experience camel riding, and spend a fabulous night in a camp under a starry sky.

The two-day desert excursion from Marrakech was created by Marrakech Desert Excursions agency, but it may also be tailored  to your requirements.

Note: please Keep in mind that Zagora is a rocky desert, unlike the Erg Chigaga Sahara desert or Merzouga Erg chebbi. Because, does not have large dunes. If you have enough time, a three-day desert excursion to Erg Chebbi or Erg Chigaga is still highly recommended.

2-Days Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora Highlights:

Admire the Tizi-n-Tichka pass and drive via the High Atlas Mountains.
Explore The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah.
Visit the historical Taourirt Kasbah.
Enjoy watching the landscapes while driving via the Draa River and its Valley.
Visit the film studio in Ouarzazate known as the Hollywood of Africa.
Enjoy a breathtaking desert sunset, as well as the sunrise from above.
Experience a camel riding in the Zagora Desert.
Overnight stay in a Berber traditional or luxury desert camp .
Drive through the anti atlas mountains and enjoy the amazing landscapes.
Enjoy the local party with berber drums around the campfire after a delicious dinner .
A tasty dinner under the starry sky.

Included/Excluded

  • Private A/C 4x4 Vehicle or Minivan+ fuel
  • English/Spanish speaking driver during the tour
  • Pick up & Drop off at your accommodation
  • Camel Trek to overnight in nomad desert bivouac or luxury camp (Private tent )
  • Overnight desert camp with dinner and breakfast
  • Free time to explore sites such as Kasbah, Walks, Canyons, Breaks for photos,...Etc
  • Lunch during the trip
  • Drinks
  • Flights

Tour Plan

Day 1: Marrakech - High Atlas - Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah - Ouarzazate - Zagora - Overnight Camel Trek

The 2 day desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora, will start in a cozy, air-conditioned vehicle at 8:00. We arrive in Ouarzazate and Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou after traversing the Atlas Mountains. the Kasbah or Ksar, the backdrop for numerous Films and television shows. Either on the first day or the other day, there is a chance to tour the Atlas film studios. Your meal will be served later.

Following that, you'll move south and pass through the settlement of Ait Saoun and the second pass, Tizi N'Tnifift, which is 1710 meters high. the first administrative center named "Agdz Village," which marks the source of the Draa Valley, with its six successive palm groves stating (Mezquita palmary, Fezouata...) and Kasbahs stating the famous Tamnougalt Kasbah, on the erstwhile route of caravans for Sahara traders coming from "Timbuktu." Until you reach Zagora town, the original region of the Saadian dynasty (Saadian tombs in Marrakech), which ruled Morocco in the XVII century, you will continue through lunar landscapes and Pre-Sahara pathways. Before the sunset, you'll ride a camel to the camp, where you'll have dinner and spend the night in tents.

Day 2: Zagora - Draa Valley - Marrakech

You will get up early on the second day of this 2 day desert trip from Marrakech to watch the sunrise over the sand dunes as you enjoy a tasty breakfast. After experiencing these unforgettable moments, you will return on your camels to meet your driver, who will then drive you back to Marrakech.

As we travel toward Ouarzazate, we'll stop for lunch at a local restaurant. You will proceed to the Atlas Mountains in the afternoon to reach Marrakesh. We will transport you to your accommodation and we end  our 2 days tour from Marrakech to Zagora Desert.

Note:

If the tour itinerary you're trying to find is not shown on our Morocco tours page, please get in touch with us so we can customize one that matches your needs.

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