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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hotel Pick Up
If you're staying outside the old town, we'll pick you up for free from your hotel or riad. If your hotel is in the outskirts of Marrakech, pick up will include a supplement of between $10 and $45 (€10 and €40) depending on the area.
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|English Language Tour||
US$ 134.80 US$ 95.50
US$ 67.40 US$ 56.10
English Language Tour
AdultsUS$ 134.8 US$ 95.5
Children from 2 to 10US$ 67.4 US$ 56.1
Children under 2Free
* A reservation for one person will include a supplement.
The tour includes an Spanish speaking guide, but the tour can sometimes be carried out in two languages.
Transport in a 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
29% discount on the official ticket price.
Lunches and drinks.
Guide at Ait Ben Haddou (€2 per person to be paid in cash on the day)
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.
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 - Can we stay in Ouarzazate and not return to Marrakech?
A - Yes, but please inform the driver on the first day.
Q - Is it possible to take this tour without the camel ride?
A - Yes, we can also take you by 4X4.
Q - Will there be phone signal on the tour?
A - Yes, even in the desert, but you must have the Maroc Telecom sim card.
Q - Is it possible to hire an official guide?
A - If you would like an official guide can be contracted for €50 per day.
Q - Are there vegetarian options for the dinner?
A - Yes, there will be vegetarian options.
Q - How many people fit in the family haimas?
A - Family haimas can fit up to 4 people.
Q - In which hotels is free pick up available?
A - We will contact you to specify the exact pick up time and place.
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.
No (not suitable for people with reduced mobility).
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