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Marrakech: Overnight Sahara Tour to Zagora & Ait Ben Haddou

Marrakech: Overnight Sahara Tour to Zagora & Ait Ben Haddou

Activity provider: Marrakesh Travel Services
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Enjoy 2 days and an overnight stay night in Zagora, watching the sun rise and set over the Zagora dunes.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English, French, Spanish
Pickup included
Pickup is available from all Marrakech hotels. For guest houses and riads, the pickup will be from the closest point accessible by van. This location will be provided the day before the activity.

Experience

Itinerary
48 hours
  • Marrakech

  • Ouarzazate

  • Ait Benhaddou (sightseeing)

  • Ait Benhaddou (free time)

  • Zagora (camel ride)

  • Zagora (dinner, camp activities, sunset)

  • Atlas Mountains

  • Marrakech

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Discover the Sahara during a trip from Marrakech
  • Visit impressive UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Enjoy a camel trek in the sunset and sunrise
  • Feast on a dinner at a campsite in the Zagora dunes
  • Explore the Atlas Mountains, Ait Ben Haddou, and Ouarzazate
Full description

Discover Ouarzazate and Zagora on this 2-day trip from Marrakech. Visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou fortress and admire stunning views of the Atlas mountains. Ride camel through the Sahara during the sunset. Savor a local dinner and breakfast and stay overnight in a tent at the Zagora dunes. 

Day 1:

Begin with early-morning pickup from Marrakech. Travel through the dessert sandstone city of Ouarzazate. Stop at the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, where you will have free time to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Continue to the verdant Draa Valley, which is well-known for its amazing ksour and kasbah. Head to Zagora and make your way to the windswept dunes for a sunset camel ride. Make camp at a campsite in the Zagora dunes and enjoy a hearty dinner of local flavors.

Day 2:

Wake early morning for a typical Berber breakfast before watching the sunrise from the back of your camel in the dunes. Board the bus and take the road back to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains.

Includes
  • Transportation
  • Camel ride
  • Overnight stay in tents
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Entrance to kasbah
  • Local Guide

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Long pants

Not allowed

  • Pets
  • Smoking in the vehicle
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 956 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.3/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5

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Beautiful experience! Travel by comfortable and clean minivan, with the kind and very nice driver Nourdine who makes stops for breakfast / lunch and toilet. Visit to the Kassar Ait Ben Haddou, a small town which has been the setting for some famous films. Last stop just outside Zagora to get on the dromedaries for the sunset walk of more than an hour accompanied by the Berbers. Once you arrive at the super-equipped camp with electricity, clean toilets and showers, tea will be served with Moroccan sweets. Abundant typical Moroccan dinner and after all together around the fire to sing, play and dance with the Berbers. You will sleep in an equipped and comfortable tent. Wake up early, have a hearty breakfast and walk to see the sunrise over the desert dunes. Return by dromedary (shorter) and then we leave for Marrakech with several stops during the journey. Thanks to the organization for the experience. Ps: in the winter period technical clothing is recommended

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January 25, 2023

Overall a good experience, but consider that you will spend most of your time in the small van that is comfortable on the whole, taking into account that driving in Morocco is really reckless. The night in the desert is an experience worth having, the bed is uncomfortable and the bathrooms shared, the dinner is really good as well as the welcome from the Berbers. Traveling you will be able to see all the landscapes of the area and you will be enchanted by them. It takes an hour on the camel to get to the camp and in our opinion it is really painful even if it is fun.

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January 11, 2023

I definitely recommend this tour to everyone. It was a long journey, but worth it. The driver was a good driver. The camp was very clean - we even had showers and you could charge your phone. It was very pleasant in the camp. Hassan and Ibrahim were very friendly. In short, definitely recommemd this tour!

January 9, 2023

Product ID: 56044