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From Marrakech : 2-Day Tour to Zagora Desert


From Marrakech, experience the Berber lifestyle on an enriching 2-day to Zagora Desert. Sleep in a typical desert camp of the Sahara. See the sunrise and the sunset from the back of the camel then enjoy spectacular views of the legendary Kasbah, nomad tents, Oasis and the dunes of Erg_chebbi without missing the famous Ait Ben Haddou kasbah, a UNESCO world heritage site and The Film Studios where many famous films were made including Gladiator, The Mummy and Lawrence of Arabia.


1-Day: Marrakech – Tizi-n-Tichka – Ait Ben Haddou – Zagora (375 km/ 6h drive).

your tour will start with a morning pick up from your accommodation in Marrakech, drive across the high Atlas mountains to Ouarzazat via The Tizi-n-TIchka famous pass (2260 meters), crossing many small and dispersed villages and panoramic views to the well-known Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou; classified as a world heritage site. The next stop will be at Ouarzazate “The Door of The Desert” for lunch and exploration. In the afternoon, we head to Agdez through the path of Tizi-n-Tanfift. Upon the arrival to Zagora, meet your camel caravan for a ride over the sand dunes, watch and love the sunset paint the desert sands as it sinks below the horizon, next transfer to your Sahara Desert camp just before dark. Settle into your private bivouac (Berber tent under stars) in the desert of “Nekhla”. Enjoy some time to leisure to explore the surrounding desert scenery. Dinner will be served under the stars while your nomad hosts providing the entertainment around a campfire with the beat of their tam drums.

2-Day: Zagora – Marrakech.

Wake up early to experience the magic warmth and enjoy the beautiful views of the desert sunrise from the back of your camel, following with a breakfast at the camp. Ride your camel again back to Zagora and meet your driver to begin your return journey to Marrakech. Stop on route for refreshment in Agdz (own expense) and relax at your leisure, then continue on to Ouarzazate for lunch (own expense) and more free time. Visit Tamougalt Kasbah and soak up the atmosphere in this ancient Moroccan meeting place. In the afternoon, hop back aboard your vehicle for the final journey across the High Atlas Mountains and arrive back at your Marrakech hotel/ Riad in the evening.

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Additional information

About the activity:

-Private 2-day tour by modern 4WD vehicle.
-Duration 2-day and 1 night tour.
-Live driver/guide speaking English, French, and Arabic.
-Pick up and drop off service included.
-Departure from your hotel/Riad in Marrakech. If your location is not accessible by car, you will be provided with a meeting point instead.
-Return to the departure point.
-Instant confirmation.
-Please bring comfortable shoes, sunglasses, and camera.


-Private, modern A/C 4WD Vehicle + fuel.
-Overnight in a Berber tent.
-English/French/Spanish speaking driver during the tour
-Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
-Camel rides at every sunset and sunrise time.
-Dinner and Breakfast are included.
-Free time to explore the sites, Breaks for photos. Etc
-Customized & Flexible stops.
*Entrance fees to monuments, studios, and Kasbahs

What to expect:

-See the impressive mountains.
-Visit the Ait Benhaddou Kasbah.
-Visit the studios where many Films were filmed including Gladiator and The Mummy and so on.
-Sleep in a nomad tent under the stars.
-Free time to explore the monuments, the studios, and the city of Ouarzazat.
-Discover the real Sahara of Zagora and the valleys.
-Savour an authentic Moroccan dinner under the Stars.
-Hunt for fossils. This region is rich in fossils and there are several well-known areas to be sure to find a fossil to take home.
-Visit with a semi-nomadic family. With a trusted guide translating, you will be able to understand a bit more about their way of life.
-Listen to Gnawa Music.
-Explore the sand dunes. Sometimes there is not anything better than hopping off into the unknown atop your favourite camel (or 4×4)
-Explore Erg Chebbi, this ruin was once the most important trade post, linking Morocco across the desert with Egypt, Sudan, and Ghana.


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