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2 Days Desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora

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2 days 1 night

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The 2 days desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora. It is one of the most unique Marrakech desert tours. Furthermore, this trip suits tourists with limited time in Morocco who want to see the desert.

Our 2-day tour goes from Marrakech to the Zagora Desert. It will let you discover the treasures of southern Morocco. It will take you across the High Atlas Mountains. We stop to admire the stunning highland views.

We also see the traditional Berber villages. The trip is from Marrakech to Zagora. It lasts 2 days.

You will have the chance to explore the magnificent Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987.

Filmmakers have shot many films and TV series in this Kasbah. They include Gladiator, Lawrence of Arabia, Kingdom of Heaven, and The Mummy.

We will pass via Ouarzazate. Traverse the Anti Atlas Mountains to reach the Draa Valley. This latter is Morocco’s longest river. We’ll arrive at our favorite site, Zagora Desert.

On this 2-day Zagora desert trip, you will experience a camel ride to watch the sunset. Spend a magical night at a desert camp.

Please remember that there are no high sand dunes in the Zagora Desert, only little ones.


  • Visit Ait Ben Haddou. It's a UNESCO World Heritage site. Immerse yourself in its rich history and architecture.
  • Enjoy the thrill of a camel ride through Zagora's dunes. Watch the changing environment unfold before your eyes.
  • Stay at a typical desert camp for a beautiful night. You'll eat great Berber food and listen to traditional music. You'll also gaze up at the starry sky.
  • See the stunning sunset and sunrise over the sand dunes. It's a fantastic moment you will remember forever.
  • Eat a delicious breakfast in the desert.
  • Enjoy the natural splendor of the high Atlas Mountains.

Day 1: Marrakech, Ait Ben Haddou, Zagora

Your 2-day desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora starts at your hotel at 07.30 a.m. It takes the road over the High Atlas. At the highest point is the Tizi n´Tichka pass, at 2260 meters of altitude, with stunning views of the region.

We take a road to the left to visit the fortified ksar of Ait Ben Haddou—a UNESCO world heritage site. You can walk the village to its highest point to get a better view and perspective of the location.

We continue to Ouarzazate. We will stop for lunch near Kasbah Taourirt. It is a cultural and historical place of interest.

After lunch, we will go south to Agdz and the mighty Draa Valley's largest palm plantation. It was the trade route for Saharan camel trains from Timbuktu. They carried gold, spices, and enslaved people and returned with salt.

This region has many impressive Kasbahs. Tamnougalt is a five-hundred-year-old ksar with many fine examples of rammed earth architecture. The landscapes become more vast and lunar as the Sahara nears. The huge oasis of date palms is always with you.

We reach Zagora, the last large town before the desert. It's the native homeland of the Saadian dynasty, which ruled in 17th-century Morocco. Their tombs are in Marrakech.

Once we reach Zagora, you will ride a camel to the campsite in an oasis. There, you can live like a nomad for the evening. You'll dine under the stars, listen to local music, and sleep in a nomad tent under the stars.

Day 2: return to Marrakech

Your guide will wake you early to see the sunrise over the dunes. Then, you will have a typical breakfast in the Sahara desert camp. We will pack up then and return by camel to meet the driver for the trip back to Marrakech. In the early morning light, the landscape is quite different from the evening.

You will see many more kasbahs and local villages, things you missed on the journey down.

We return to Ouarzazate, and you have free time for lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, we cross the high Atlas Mountains.

We reach Marrakech by late afternoon. There, your 2 days from Marrakech to Zagora end. (6 hours drive)

  • A well-maintained and air-conditioned minibus or 4WD
  • A multilingual driver/guide
  • Camel ride (one each)
  • An Overnight Sahara Desert Camp
  • Dinner and Breakfast
  • Drinks
  • Lunches

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