2 days desert trip to Zagora

2 days desert trip to Zagora from Marrakech, one of the best desert trips from Marrakech to do, The 2 days 1-night tour to Zagora desert is a condensed experience that lets the traveler enjoy a big part of Morocco’s landscapes, geography, and lifestyles.

The tour takes you from the metropolitan city of Marrakech to the perched Berber villages on the foothills of the mountains along the Atlas chain where the mountains change their color and form frequently making each and every corner of the road new to the eye. The road continues through beautiful small oases before arriving in the immense palm grove of the Draa valley.

Once in Zagora, the tour includes a camel ride for about 40 minutes during a majestic sunset to reach the nomad tents in the bivouac behind the hills. On the way back during the second day of the Zagora tour, you have the opportunity to visit many attractions on the road, including the beautiful kasbahs in Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou and some cinematographic locations before heading back to Marrakech.

Itinerary of This 2 Days Desert Trip to Zagora from Marrakech:

Day 1: Marrakech - Telouet - Ait Ben Haddou - Zagora:

Our Zagora desert tour 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 4x4 car or minivan. We leave the ochre city behind and drive southeast crossing many small and dispersed villages on our way. After about 100 kilometers, we start to go up as we reach the chain of the Atlas mountains and the highest pass in the chain Tizi N-Tichka (2160m), the pass is usually covered in snow during wintertime.

We will stop in one of the terraces in Tichka to stretch our legs, maybe grab a cup of coffee to fully wake up. After the pass, we cross several Berber villages again, perched in the mountains and hills. The scenery on the road changes frequently leaving no room for boredom.

Arriving in Ouarzazate (~90 kilometers from Tichka pass), we will stop to visit the beautiful Kasbah of Taourirt (home to former Caid Pacha Glaoui) and the museum of Cinema as Ouarzazate is a noted film-making location, it has two huge film studios inviting some of the big international experts of the industry of cinema to work there. After Visiting the attractions of Ouarzazate, we will drive again through the beautiful valleys for another 90 kilometers to reach Agdez and appreciate the view of its Palmeraie from a high point.

Then just after a couple of turns, our lunch place awaits, a nice Kasbah in Tamnougalt, to get there, we take a little detour from the main road and cross a river then drive inside the fields. The Kasbah has a nice terrace looking at the palm grove and sunny enough to warm you up on cold days. After lunch, we continue our desert trip to the city of Zagora, where the camels await you at the end of the paved road, to take you to the bivouac in the dunes just in time to witness the majestic sunset and take memorable photos.

Once you arrive at the bivouac of Zagora desert, you are welcomed by the staff, given your tents, and gather for a mint tea session to get to know each other and break the ice with other comers. The night in the desert camp has a clear sky and you can see countless stars and easily distinguish the constellations. After a nice homemade dinner, we gather around the fire to enjoy a session of singing, dancing, and laughing around the fire, share beautiful moments and forget the world.

Day 2: Zagora - Ouarzazate - Marrakech:

In the morning of the second day of our 2 days desert trip to Zagora, you’ll be up to see the sunrise over the nearest dunes. Enjoy breakfast at your camp and then begin your journey back to Marrakech.

After the morning drive, you will stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah. Spend some time exploring one of the longest constantly occupied kasbahs in the country. If you’re a Game of Thrones fan, you’ll recognize the kasbah as the city of Yunkai in the show!

Once we are back in Marrakech, your driver will leave you safely back at your accommodations for the night after a memorable desert trip to Zagora. End of our 2 days desert trip from Marrakech to Zagora.

2 Day Sahara Desert Tour – Marrakech Zagora

  • 2 days from Marrakech to Zagora desert tour
  • Pick you up from your accommodation
  • Transport by private vehicle with A/C
  • English speaking driver/guide
  • Private Tour, there will be no more people in the group. You can stop whenever you want.
  • Camel Trek (Camel per person)
  • 1 night stay at the private desert camp
Price 2 days desert trip to Zagora from Marrakech:
*Price per person * 

*** private  tour +  1 Night  +  1 Dinner  +  1 Breakfast ***

2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6 pax
 180 € 150 € 130 € 110 € 100 €

Shared Small Group: € 55 per person

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