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2-Day Desert Safari to Zagora from Marrakech

2-Day Desert Safari to Zagora from Marrakech

From US$ 95.07 per person

Experience the Berber lifestyle on a 2-day desert safari to Zagora from Marrakech. Sleep in a typical desert camp of the Sahara, see the sunrise and sunset from the back of a camel, and enjoy spectacular views of the legendary Kasbahs and oases.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the life of a Berber at a desert camp in the Sahara
  • Cross the shifting sand dunes on the back of a camel
  • Sleep under a canopy of stars
  • Go to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Discover the setting for many Hollywood epics
  • Drive through the Draa Valley, past palm trees, Kasbahs and desert oases
Full description
Live the life of a Berber for one night on a 2-day desert safari to Zagora and the Draa Valley from Marrakech. Experience the shifting sand dunes on the back of a camel, sleep under a canopy of stars, and follow in the footsteps of Hollywood royalty on a visit to the world heritage village of Ait Ben Haddou. Day 1: Marrakech - Zagora (7 hours drive) Following an early morning pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, drive across the High Atlas Mountains en route to Ouarzazate, where you will stop for a lunch at leisure. Continue to the oasis of Agdez, before driving through the date and palm trees of the Draa Valley. Marvel at the fortified Kasbahs along the way. Upon arrival at Zagora, meet your camel caravan for a 1-hour camel ride over the sand dunes. Watch the sunset paint the desert sands as it sinks below the horizon. Then, transfer to your Sahara Desert camp just before dark. Settle into your private tent, and enjoy some time at leisure to explore the surrounding desert scenery. Dinner will be served under the stars, while your nomad hosts will provide the entertainment around a camp fire with the beat of their tam tam drums. Day 2: Zagora - Marrakech (7 hours drive) Wake early to experience the magic of a desert sunrise (optional). Then, enjoy breakfast before climbing back into the saddle of your camel for the ride back to the main road. Here, your minibus will be waiting to take you on a scenic drive to the world heritage village of Ait Ben Haddou. Instantly recognizable as the setting of various Hollywood epics, it’s also a popular backdrop for photo shoots with international fashion magazines and agencies. Explore the Kasbah at leisure, with some free time for lunch, before the picturesque drive back to Marrakech for an estimated drop off at 18:00.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Marrakech
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus (maximum 17 passengers)
  • English-speaking driver
  • Camel trek in the Zagora dunes at sunset and sunrise
  • Standard accommodation in a Berber desert camp with hot showers and toilets outside your private tent
  • Dinner and breakfast included in camp
  • If the road across the Atlas Mountains is blocked during winter, an alternative route is available via Taroudant. Customers must pay a mandatory supplement of 10€ per person if the alternative route is taken
  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Local guides (recommended, approximately €2 per person)
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Bottled water
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
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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Know before you go

  • Please note, this is a shared Marrakech to Zagoura desert tour, run in small groups of no more than 17 passengers
  • Departures are guaranteed every Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 372 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.4/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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Hussein is a fantastic driver, and showed us all must sees along the way. He went beyond our expectations. The camp was very beautiful, we had a great time dancing around the fire and had great food. Beware that the road is quite long, but is the price to pay for such a unique experience.

October 23, 2021

It was really an unique experience that you must have it once in a lifetime. We were lucky to have Said as our driver. He was a very kind man who teached us a lot about Berbers culture, and the history behind all of the places we visited. I definitely recommend him not only as your driver but as a tour guide. Shukran Said!

September 25, 2021

Very beautiful experience, truly exotic and with breathtaking landscapes! The dromedaries, the fireplace and the songs, the night under the stars… So many wonderful moments. Saïd our driver was a real plus during this excursion. The slight disappointment was just not really being in the heart of the desert. Nevertheless, we can only recommend this experience!

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August 13, 2021

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