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2 Day Zagora Desert Trip
  • English
  • 2 Days

If you're in Marrakech for longer than a weekend break, there is nothing more authentic than a desert trip where you spend the night in a traditional Berber tent.

Itinerary

Day 1:  Ait Ben Haddou - Draâ Valley - Zagora

On the first day we leave Marrakech behind at 8 am, on the road to Zagora. On the way we pass through the Tizi-N-Tichka mountain pass, a road which crosses the High Atlas 2260 metres up, and from where various Berber villages can be seen.

Having made a brief stop at the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, we continue on the way to Zagora, crossing the Anti Atlas and seeing the Berber village of Agdez, the Draâ Valley and its palm grove, the last sign of vegetation before entering the desert.

The tour arrives in Zagora with enough time to ride a camel and enjoy the desert sunset, and having eaten a traditional dinner we spend the night in an authentic Berber tent with a drum show.

Day 2: Zagora - Draâ Valley - Ouarzazate

Waking up early on day 2 to enjoy an unmissable sight: daybreak in the desert. After the sun has risen, and having eaten a good breakfast, we return to Zagora by camel to continue the excursion (depending on the type of camp, your breakfast and shower might be before the camel ride). 

Once again we pass through the Draâ Valley and Agdez to arrive at Ouarzazate, where we will visit the Taourit Kasbah.

In the afternoon we leave back on the road to Marrakech. You may eat in Ouarzazate or on the road.

The tour arrives back in Marrakech in the late afternoon. 

Accommodation

Our camp has more home comforts than you would expect from a desert tent, including shared baths and showers. The tents have a capacity of up to 5 people, but you will not have to share the tent with strangers: we offer a tent per couple.

Luggage

We recommend that you only bring a backpack on the excursion: you can leave the rest of your luggage in your hotel or riad and pick it up when we return.

Private Tours

If you want to do this tour privately with your partner, family or group of friends please contact us. The private tour can be taken on any day of the week: the price is €420 for 2 people, €460 for 3, €520 for 4, €590 for 5 and €630 for 6.

More than 2 days?

If you have more than 2 days, why not take a look at one of our slightly longer desert excursions to the Merzouga desert.

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Price

Adults Children from 2 to 10 Children under 2
English Language Tour
US$ 139
US$ 69.5
Free

English Language Tour

  • Adults

    US$ 139
  • Children from 2 to 10

    US$ 69.5
  • Children under 2

    Free

* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.

More information

Duration

2 Days

Language English

The tour is exclusively in English.

Included

Transport in a Toyota Landcruiser 4X4 or luxury minibus

English speaking driver.

Accomodation in a Berber tent

Sunrise and sunset camel rides

Dinner and breakfast in the desert.

Pick up from hotels outside the historic centre

Not included

Lunches and drinks

When to book?

Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.

You can book up until the previous day (20:00 local time) if there are still places available.

Ticket

Once your booking has been confirmed, you will receive an email containing your booking voucher. Please print it out or download on your smartphone/tablet to show on the day of the activity.

Frequently asked questions

  • Q - How to book?

    A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.

If you still have more questions, check out our section on frequently asked questions. If you need help to book an activity or have any enquiries, please contact us.

Accessibility

No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).

US$ 139
No hidden fees or surcharges

Meeting point

If you are staying in the historic centre you should meet at the Café de France in Jemaa el-Fnaa Square. If you are staying outside the historic centre we will come and pick you up for free

Cancellations

Free! Free cancellation up to 3 days before the day of the activity. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.

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