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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 164 reviews

Review summary

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

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I absolutely loved the experience that Maroc Expedition Travel provided to us. Said, the driver & touristic guide was the best ever. Very friendly, answered all of our questions, explained every single history about the places we went, made all the stops we wanted for pictures, and more. The Zagora desert was incredible, even though it's not a sandy desert (but with creativity, you can take nice pictures from the existing dunes). We didn't want to do the camel ride (animal rights reasons), and Said agreed to take us to the desert by car, without complaining. Mustafa and Youssef, our desert hosters, they were incredible as well. We had a great time, laughed all the time, we made some music on the fire pit over the moon. The food was fantastic and they made us a separate dish (as we are vegetarians). The camp itself was fantastic as well, very clean, spacious and safe. I loved the experience and I would recommend it to every single person!!

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April 23, 2022

Nous avons passé un très bon moment tout au long de cette excursion. Le chauffeur et le guide Hamid sont parfaits. Hamid est un passionné. Il est très attentif au bien être des voyageurs. Le bivouac était très bien, couchages confortables et douches communes propres. Le repas et le petit déjeuner étaient bons et toute l'équipe a été chaleureuse.

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November 8, 2021

HONESTLY: it was súper amazing! Mustapha (Musti) was our 26-year-old guide and he was truly incredible! The trip is long, but the views and all the stops are 100% worth it. We were just a group of 6 in a airconditioned van. Compared to other tours with over 8 people, this was just perfect!! All people from our group were between the age of 22 and 28, which resulted in a great atmosphere. Even though you don’t really have the ‘famous sand dunes’, the views, sunset and sunrise are AMAZING. DEFINITELY WORTH EVERY EURO!

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September 24, 2021

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