2-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora

2-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora overview:

A 2-Day Desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora is a popular option for travelers who want to experience the great Moroccan desert without committing to a longer desert trip. The tour typically begins with a pickup from your hotel in Marrakech and a drive through the Atlas Mountains, stopping at various scenic viewpoints along the way.

You will then discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ait Ben Haddou, a well-preserved kasbah that has been used as a filming location and the best destination for many movies and TV shows, including Gladiator and Game of Thrones.

Afterward, you will continue on to the Zagora desert, passing through the Draa Valley and its beautiful palm groves. You will have the chance to ride a camel and watch the sunset over the sea sand dunes before settling in at a Sahara desert camp for the night there.

The next morning, you will wake up early to watch the sunrise over the Zagora desert before returning to Marrakech, stopping at various interesting sites and Berber Villages along the way. The Marrakech Desert Tour To Zagora for 2 Days usually ends with a drop-off at your hotel & Riad in Marrakech.

2-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora highlights :

A 2-day desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora is an excellent opportunity to explore the beauty of the Moroccan Sahara desert and experience the local culture of Moroccans People over the Desert. Here are the Tour Highlights:

  • Drive to the High Atlas Mountains.
  • Visit the Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Continue the drive to Ouarzazate, known as the “Gateway to the Desert”.
  • Stop at the Skoura oasis.
  • Arrive in the Zagora Desert and embark on a  Sahara camel trek into the desert.
  • Stop to witness the sunset over the dunes.
  • Spend the night in a traditional Zagora desert camp
  • Enjoy the night near a campfire and stargazing under the clear desert sky.

2-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora Info:

  • + Duration:  2 Days & 1 night
  • + Departure:  08:00 am
  • + Starting Location:  Marrakech
  • + Ending Location:  Marrakech

2-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora Itinerary:

Day 1 : Marrakech – Ait Ben Haddou – Ouarzazate – Agdez – Zagora

We pick up you from your Riad or hotel in Marrakech at 8:00 AM and start our 2-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora of the Marrakech desert tour to Zagora, although the desert journey can take up to 7 hours by our private car, we drive from Marrakech to Zagora desert. The drive is about 350 km and takes around 7 hours. Depart from Marrakech in the morning and drive through the High Atlas Mountains, passing by the Tizi n’Tichka Pass and several Berber villages. Visit the UNESCO world heritage site-listed Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified village that has been featured in several movies and TV shows, and television series including The Gladiator, The Mummy, Kingdom of Heaven, Game of Thrones,

Stop for lunch in Ouarzazate at the local restaurant, a city known as the “Gateway to the Desert” and home to several movie studios. Continue driving through the great Draa Valley, a lush palm oasis dotted with small lovely Berber settlements. Arrive in the Zagora desert in the late afternoon and check in to your desert camp. Enjoy a camel ride to watch the sunset over the dunes and a traditional Berber dinner around a campfire.

You can relax around a campfire and enjoy the peace and quiet of the Zagora desert, under the stars being so bright in the Moroccan desert, where you can listen to some Berber music and spiritual traditions after dinner where you will have the opportunity to experience the nomadic lifestyle. Spend the night in a tent in the Zagora desert camp, where you’ll enjoy dinner and entertainment under the stars.

The first day of our 2-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora is finished.

Day 2 : Zagora Desert - Draa Valley - Marrakech

on the Day 2 of our 2-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora. Wake up early to watch the beautiful sunrise over the Zagora sand dunes. After breakfast, ride your camel back to the village of Zagora.

Visit the Tamegroute pottery workshops and library. Tamegroute is a small village located about 20 km from Zagora. It’s famous for its beautiful green pottery and the oldest library in Morocco. 11:00 AM – Start your drive back to Marrakech. You’ll stop for lunch in Ouarzazate and then continue your drive through the High Atlas Mountains, providing an opportunity to see traditional Berber villages and stunning landscapes. The final destination, Marrakech, is a vibrant city with a rich cultural heritage, known for its historic medina, bustling souks, and stunning architecture.

Arrive in Marrakech in the late evening and your driver will drop you off at your hotel or riad. It will be the end of your 2-day desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora with lovely morocco tour staff.

Not included:

What to Bring for This 2-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora:

  • Hat.
  • Camera.
  • Sunblock & Sunglasses.
  • Comfortable shoes.
  • Warm clothes in winter.
  • Cotton clothes in summer.
  • Umbrella.
  • Valid passport for 6 months.

Note: Check our blog about what to pack for Morocco

Additional info about 2-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking.
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Vegetarian options are available, please let us know at time of booking if required.
  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase).
  • It can be cold at night and in the winter so please bring appropriate clothing.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate.
  • Quad & Buggy driving in dunes are not included in the price but is possible to add them as an extra.

Know Before You Go for 2-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora

Payment methods
  • How to book?  Send us a booking demand through our booking structure, and we will reply within 12 hours, in case you don’t get noticed by us, you should check your trash inbox or resend us a text message / call us.
  • How to pay for the tour?  To confirm the 2-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora or activity, we require a small deposit to be paid over PayPal to our account, the balance is due in cash at the pick-up, to be paid to your driver in Dollars or equivalent in Euros or dirhams.
  • Is it possible to pay the total with PayPal?  Normally we ask for the balance payments in cash because PayPal also has many transaction fees and operational delays since it’s an international institution. We can in some cases accept the full payment via PayPal however a 5% fee will be applied to cover the extra transaction charges. In case you are considering this method, it is best to arrange the payment before the tour.
  • Cancelation Policy: For a full refund, cancel at least 15 days in advance of the start date of the experience.

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 If the itinerary of the 2-Day Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora, that we offer does not match what you’re looking for, contact us, and Lovely Morocco Tours Team will prepare the trip to your needs and requirements.

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