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From Marrakech: 2-Day Desert Excursion

Activity provider: Maroc Expedition Travel

From Marrakech: 2-Day Desert Excursion

Activity provider: Maroc Expedition Travel
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Discover the beauty of the Atlas Mountains and the desert on a 2-day trip from Marrakech. Visit Ait Ben Haddou, watch the sunset on a camel ride, camp in the dessert and savor breakfast and dinner.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English, French
Pickup optional
Get picked up from your hotel in Marrakech.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit Ait Ben Haddou, and see why this has been home to so many moves over the ages
  • Take a camel ride watching the sunset over the dunes
  • Stay in a traditional Berber tent, and dine with the families there
  • Explore the Draa valley and see the 11 million Palm Tres planted there
  • Visit the kasbah of Taourirt
Full description

Pass thorugh stunning valleys and the Atlas Mountains on this 2-day trip from Marrakech. Travel through the Draa valley to Ait Ben Haddou and Ouarzazate. Stay overnight in a desert camp in Zagora, ride a camel in the Sarhara, and enjoy a delicious dinner and breakfast.

Day 1:

Depart early in the morning from Marrakech. Be stunned by the valleys and hills as you travel 7400 feet up in your air-conditioned vehicle. Arrive at the ksar (fortified city) of Ait Ben Haddou, which is located along the former caravan route between the Sahara and Marrakech.

Capture pictures of the city of Ait Ben Haddou which has served as the backdrop for films such as “Lawrence of Arabia”, “Time Bandits”, “Kundun”, “The Mummy”, and many more. See why it has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1989. Stop to purchase lunch at a local restaurant. Drive to Ouarzazate which home to film studios and famous sandstone buildings and desert scenery. Cruise through the inspiring Anti Atlas Mountains (Tizi N Tnifift), as well as lush valleys of Agdz and the Draa valley.

Arrive in Zagora and ride a well-trained camel through the desert as the sun sets over the sand. Stop at your campsite and tuck into a hearty dinner before sleeping like a local in an authentic Berber tent.

Day 2: Wake up with the sunrise and enjoy a view of the dunes as you ride your camel back to Zagora. Travel back to Ouarzazate by car, stopping to purchase lunch in Taouirt Kabah. After lunch, return to Marrakech, where the tour concludes.

Includes
  • Transportation from Marrakech
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if private option chosen)
  • Driver
  • 1 night in a desert camp
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Camel trekking (1 camel per person)
  • Additional food and drinks
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

Meet at Hôtel Restaurant Café de France.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses

Know before you go

  • With the shared tour option, you might be traveling with people of different nationalities and a multilingual driver
  • It is recommended that you have a phone available in case there is any setback
  • A discount of 50% is applicable for children under 10 years old. Children under 3 years go free of charge
  • This trip cannot be arranged for 1 person
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 229 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Service
    4/5
  • Organization
    4.1/5

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The tour was great! Ayoub and the other tour guides were really helpful. There was a nice balance between letting you do your own thing during the sightseeings as well as explaining what sites if you wanted to know. The night in the desert was also great with entertainment. Some of the restaurant we stopped at along the could have been a bit better though. One restaurant we sat outside and the bees basically ate the food on my plate so that was disappointing. But overall, it was definitely worth it, everyone is friendly!

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November 20, 2022

The trip to Zagora desert was a unique experience with lots of adventure and definitely funny stories to tell later, especially the camel ride which is not the most comfortable ride. The dinner is amazing, as well as sitting around the fire and listening to the drums. I will have liked to go more in the heart of the desert.

November 16, 2022

The road to the desert, long but beautiful views, will reward you with an 8-hour trip. Sandy and rocky desert, so low dunes, but still beautiful :) The camp is well organized - it is known for tourists - I would not expect survival and views like from the Sahara movie (another type of desert :) but still beautiful and worth it :)

October 31, 2022

Product ID: 11691