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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 173 reviews

Review summary

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

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THE experience has been very good, we have seen many more things than we expected and the experience of the desert. The worst: the tents have no ventilation and it's too hot to sleep. The best: the treatment of the staff is very good, dinner and breakfast very good, we loved riding the camels and the visits along the way are great.

July 29, 2022

The truth is that it was better than expected, the journey by car is very long but you will see beautiful landscapes and stop many times to rest. The guide that touched us was super nice, attentive and spoke Spanish very well. In the desert I guess we were lucky because we were only 3 couples and they treated us great. The only thing I would change would be the camel ride that destroys your ass.

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July 27, 2022

Very nice experience, it is certainly tiring since we leave at 8 in the morning and arrive at the camp just before 20. After dinner, which was good, a very suggestive bonfire was lit in the center of the camp, around which the guides played and sang. The only negative note was the sleep in the tent, a really excessive heat that did not allow us to sleep. However we were cheered by a beautiful sunrise at 6am. Another sore point were the drinks, not even half a bottle of water was included (they charged us € 2 per bottle). Bring enough money with you to buy lots of water, for the two lunches at the restaurant, to pay the ksar guide (we paid 25 dhs per person), to eventually visit the various places of interest (I don't know the prices because we don't have them seen because of the heat) and to leave tips always welcome.

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July 22, 2022

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