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From Marrakech: 2-Day Zagora Sahara Desert Tour

From Marrakech: 2-Day Zagora Sahara Desert Tour

Activity provider: Marrakesh Travel Services

From US$ 88.21 per person

Enjoy 2 days and an overnight stay night in Zagora, watching the sun rise and set over the Zagora dunes.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup is available from all Marrakech hotels. For guest houses and riads, the pickup will be from the closest point accessible by van. This location will be provided the day before the activity.


48 hours
  • Marrakech

  • Ouarzazate

  • Ait Benhaddou (sightseeing)

  • Ait Benhaddou (free time)

  • Zagora (camel ride)

  • Zagora (dinner, camp activities, sunset)

  • Atlas Mountains

  • Marrakech

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
  • Discover the Sahara during a trip from Marrakech
  • Visit impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Enjoy a camel trek in the sunset and sunrise
  • Feast on a dinner at a campsite in the Zagora dunes
  • Explore the Atlas Mountains, Ait Ben Haddou, and Ouarzazate
Full description

Discover Ouarzazate and Zagora on this 2-day trip from Marrakech. Visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou fortress and admire stunning views of the Atlas mountains. Ride camel through the Sahara during the sunset. Savor a local dinner and breakfast and stay overnight in a tent at the Zagora dunes. 

Day 1:

Begin with early-morning pickup from Marrakech. Travel through the dessert sandstone city of Ouarzazate. Stop at the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, where you will have free time to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Continue to the verdant Draa Valley, which is well-known for its amazing ksour and kasbah. Head to Zagora and make your way to the windswept dunes for a sunset camel ride. Make camp at a campsite in the Zagora dunes and enjoy a hearty dinner of local flavors.

Day 2:

Wake early morning for a typical Berber breakfast before watching the sunrise from the back of your camel in the dunes. Board the bus and take the road back to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains.

  • Transportation
  • Camel ride
  • Overnight stay in tents
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Entrance to kasbah
  • Local Guide
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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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Long pants

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking in the vehicle
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 888 reviews

Review summary

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A very nice experience! Everything that is written in the description is offered. The drive to the desert and back was indeed quite long. But the driver made many stops in between so for us, it didn't feel too tired. The minivan however had some problems with the AC. It was super hot when the wind couldn't get in. When we got to the desert, everything was mostly great. Hammid was our tourguide and he was really attentive to our needs. He told us many things about the Berber culture which was really interesting. Dinner was okay, not the best but I wouldn't expect more. What surprised me the most is how clean the toilets and showers were. The water during shower could be a bit weak sometimes but that is totally foreseeable. The tent is quite hot so many of us went to sleep outside. I think they should offer a sleeping outdoor experience rather than setting up tents. It was indeed the best experience: sleeing outside in the desert, fresh breeze and bright stars.

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September 23, 2022

Wonderful tour but please note: 1. don't buy an expensive scarf at Ait Ben Haddou, it is not necessary. You can go into the desert and ride the camel without a scarf 2. Don't pay entrance for Ait Ben Haddou 3. Bring your own water, it is not included in the meal 4. optional bring your own food for lunch during bus stops 5. optional sit behind driver in the van to have a nice view

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September 17, 2022

Nice experience, on time pick up and comfortable bus. The first stop deserves, too bad for the lunch that takes place in a pre-established place and is a typical tourist restaurant; once you arrive in the desert after 1 hour of camel riding, the camp is clean and has everything you need (even a power outlet). Surely it is a journey in which you have to know how to adapt to the long hours of transport but they are to be taken into account for the experience itself!

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September 7, 2022

Product ID: 56044