2 Days Marrakech to Zagora Desert Tour



The 2 days Marrakech to Zagora desert tour is one of the most popular Marrakech desert tours we provide and it is perfect for the people who want to visit Zagora which is the nearest desert from Marrakech.

Our Marrakech desert tours 2 days will give you the opportunity to discover the beauty of southern Morocco traveling through the spectacular High Atlas mountains where we’ll make stops to admire stunning views of these mountains and authentic Berber villages.

we’ll continue further to visit the ksar of Ait ben Haddou the famous Kasbah declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 number of films have been shot in this spectacular place including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penélope Cruz…etc We’ll pass by Ouarzazate and cross the Anti Atlas to reach Draa Valley the longest river in Morocco in the afternoon.

we’ll arrive at our favorite destination « Zagora desert « where we’ll experience the Camel ride to watch the sunset and spend a magical night out at Zagora Desert camp.

Note: Please keep in mind that in Zagora there are no big and high sand dunes that you expect to see only small ones, it’s a more rocky desert unlike Erg Chebbi in the Merzouga desert.

Highlights of: 2 Days Marrakech to Zagora Desert Tour

Here are the highlights of the 2 Days Marrakech to Zagora Desert Tour:

  • Cross high middle atlas mountains
  • Beautiful views & panoramics
  • Authentic Berber villages
  • Ait ben Haddou Kasbah
  • Experience Camel trek
  • Overnight stay at Nomadic camp
  • Enjoy watching the starry sky
  • Wonderful sunrise & sunset in Desert
  • Draa Valley

Tour Itinerary: 2 Days Marrakech to Zagora Desert Tour

Day 1: Marrakech - High Atlas - Ait ben Haddou -Ouarzazate - Zagora (Overnight Camel Trek)

After breakfast, you will be picked up by your driver from Sahara Camel Trips company from your hotel/riad at 8:30 a.m and start our 2 days 1 night trip to Zagora desert from Marrakech traveling over Tizi n’Tichka pass ( 2260 m ) while enjoying superb views of the Atlas mountains and authentic small Berber villages.

On the way with breaks to take pictures then continue to Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou (fortified village) the famous Kasbah declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986 numerous films have been shot in this spectacular place including Gladiator, Obelix, The Mummy, The Jewel of the Nile, Sahara with Penélope Cruz…etc

Free time to have lunch at a restaurant and our 2 Days From Marrakech to Zagora continues to Ouarzazate where we will see Oscar Atlas film studio the biggest film studio in Morocco and Taourirt kasbah another heritage site afterward we will pass through Anti atlas going along Draa Valley we enjoy admirable landscapes of the green oasis and Berber villages arrival to Zagora.

in the afternoon from here, you will ride the camels to the camp where you will be greeted with a glass of mint tea, watch the sunset, have dinner, listen to traditional Berber drumming music…and spend the night at nomadic tented camp under stars.

Day 2 : Zagora - Draa Valley - Atlas moutains - Marrakech

On the second day of our 2 Days From Marrakech to Zagora as you are already in the desert we recommend you to get up early morning to watch the sunrise on top of a dune near the camp after these unforgettable moments you will have breakfast and take shower at the camp then you will ride your camels again back to the originally started point where you will meet your driver.

From here you will start your journey back to Marrakech through Draa Valley the longest river in Morocco where we’ll stop to enjoy a panoramic view of the valley where you see countless palm trees after that we’ll cross the Anti Atlas mountains making stops to appreciate the scenery, take pictures…

we’ll continue to Ouarzazate, free time for lunch at a restaurant, and in the afternoon we’ll travel through the High Atlas mountains to reach Marrakech drop you off at your hotel and our 2 day Zagora desert tour from Marrakech end.

Marrakech to Zagora Desert Tour Pricing Includes

Here are the things included in the pricing of the 2 Days Marrakech to Zagora Desert Tour:

  • Pick up and drop off you at your hotel in Marrakesh
  • Tour in air-condition vehicle A/C
  • Experienced English speaking driver
  • 1-night stay at a private tent at desert camp ( Dinner & breakfast included )
  • Camel trek
  • Moroccan mint tea at the camp
  • Fuel
  • Visit some interesting places along the way
  • Stops for panoramic views, take pictures, and free time for lunch

Marrakech Desert Tours 2 Days Pricing Excludes

Here are the things NOT included in the pricing of the Overnight Camel Trek in Zagora desert camp:

  •  Lunches
  •  Drinks
  • Entrances to monuments ( optional)
Frequently Asked Questions

The distance from Marrakech to Zagora is 360 km and takes 7 hours to get there by car, on the way we will make several stops to visit some interesting sites, breaks for pictures…to enjoy the journey until we reach the Zagora Sahara desert.  

We have two different tour options to choose from (Private and Shared).
The tour starts and ends at your hotel, we’ll pick you up and drop you off there again after the trip ends.
Unfortunately, you can’t, because there are no high sand dunes in the Zagora desert where you can do the sandboarding.
The camel ride takes approximately 45 minutes to reach the camp.
The tents are always private but the difference is that at standard camp the bathroom is common and at luxury camp, the tents are private with ensuite bathrooms.
Yes,  we’ll take you in our 4WD from and to the camp.
We’ll transport all your luggage to the camp so you’ll have it with you in your tent once you get there.
Yes, there are towels and toilet paper at the desert camp, but it’s recommended to have yours in case.
Yes, the camp is equipped with electricity from solar panels energy.
Here’s a list of what to pack for your Morocco desert tour:
– Sunglasses 
– Sun cream 
– Scarf or Hat 
– Long jean pants ( comfortable for the camel trek )
– Long light sleeves
– Rugged sandals or shoes 
– Flip flops
– Hand sanitizers
– Portable charger
– First Aid Kit 
– A small backpack where to pack everything
– A wallet to secure your valuables like phone, cards…
What To Know?

Before you book this Marrakech Desert Tours 2 days kindly read the following points: 

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