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Zagora: 2-Day Desert Trip from Marrakech

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Zagora: 2-Day Desert Trip from Marrakech

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Head to the heart of the Atlas Mountains on a 2-day excursion from Marrakech. Admire the scenery and visit fortresses such as Ait Ben Haddou. Enjoy a camel ride from Zagora to the desert camping site, where you’ll spend the night in a Berber tent.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic, Spanish, Italian
Pickup included
The pickup is from your hotel or riad; if it is not accessible by car, the local partner will inform you of the closest pickup point to your accommodation.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Discover spectacular landscapes between Marrakech and Ouarzazate
  • Visit the famous Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Enjoy a camel ride from Zagora to the desert camping site
  • Stay overnight in a Berber tent
  • Choose between a shared or private experience
Full description
Your drive starts out from Marrakech and proceeds to the Zagora Desert via the Tizin’tichka Pass, in the heart of the Atlas Mountains. Along the way, you’ll see Berber villages tucked away in the mountainside and stop to visit Ait Ben Haddou, one of the most magnificent kasbahs (fortresses). The authentic Berber villages have appeared in many movies, including Lawrence of Arabia, Hidalgo, The Black Stallion Returns, Babel, and Cleopatra. Continue through Ouarzazate, the location of the area’s film studios, to the Kasbah Taourirt, and the old Galoui Palace. Along the river that passes through the Draa Valley you’ll see many kasbahs, and the long palm tree oasis that’s an important source of dates. After the village of Agdz, you’ll soon arrive in Zagora. The massive adobe structures you see en route are divided into houses for families, in kasbah villages where life has continued unchanged over many centuries. Zagora is the last town before the palm oases where the road dissolves into nothing but sand and rocks. Detailed Itinerary Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Zagora • Pick-up at your Marrakech accommodation at 07:30 • Drive through the High Atlas Mountains • Visit Ait Ben Haddou • Transfer to Zagora, through Berber villages in the Agdz and Draa valleys • Camel ride to the camping site (1-2 hours) • Dinner in the desert, with Berber music Day 2: Zagora – Agdz – Ouarzazate – Marrakech • See sunrise from the campsite • Camel ride back to the starting point • Transfer to Marrakech, stopping at Ouarzazate • Visit Ouarzazate to see the Kasbah Taourirt • Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation at approximately 18:00
Includes
  • Transportation with a professional driver
  • Half-board accommodation in a Berber tent
  • Camel ride in Zagora
  • Other food and drinks
  • Entrance fees to the monuments
  • Tips
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Sunscreen
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 13 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Very good, mega good guide

Very good tour with a phenomenal guide ilijas. A very nice evening in the camp with very dedicated staff. At no time did we feel like customers, but rather a very warm, friendly atmosphere. The only thing that could possibly be improved is the food (dinner and breakfast) in the Cammp. Thanks again to Ilijas for the great time!

December 25, 2018

Very good performance, the driver was waiting for us in front of the hotel, and accompanied us with great attention throughout the excursion. The duration of the journey is largely rewarded by the magnificence and variety of the landscapes crossed on a background musical background chosen by our driver. On arriving at our destination our dromedaries awaited us with patience, and were rather docile during the ride at night at the camp was magical: after a delicious tagine Berber musical evening by the fireside !!!

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April 21, 2018

Amazing view and really authentic experience

It is really great experience, driver pick up us at hotel, drive all the way to Zagaro, the mountains, the palm trees, the local villages. The camel ride under subside is great as well. Down side is that there are two stops are totally unnecessary, the studio visit and oil shop, it is not interesting, I strongly suggest to remove the two places from tour but just let us walk around in the city pass by is better!

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November 28, 2017

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