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From Marrakech: Zagora 2-Day Desert Safari with Food & Camp

Activity provider: Ando Travel Ltd

From Marrakech: Zagora 2-Day Desert Safari with Food & Camp

Activity provider: Ando Travel Ltd
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Experience the Berber lifestyle on a 2-day desert safari to Zagora from Marrakech. Sleep in a typical desert camp, see the sunrise and sunset from the back of a camel, visit Ait Ben Haddou, and more.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup optional
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Marrakesh
Private group available

Experience

Itinerary
48 hours
  • Marrakech

  • Ouarzazate (break, lunch)

  • Agdz

  • Zagora (camel ride)

  • Zagora (dinner, camp activities, sunset)

  • Ait Benhaddou (sightseeing)

  • Ait Benhaddou (lunch, free time)

  • Marrakech

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Experience the life of a Berber at a desert camp in the Sahara
  • Cross the shifting sand dunes on the back of a camel
  • Sleep under a canopy of stars
  • Go to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Discover the setting for many Hollywood epics
Full description

Live the life of a Berber on a 2-day desert safari to Zagora and the Draa Valley from Marrakech. Experience the shifting sand dunes on the back of a camel, sleep under a canopy of stars, and follow in the footsteps of Hollywood royalty on a visit to the world heritage village of Ait Ben Haddou.

Day 1: Marrakech - Zagora

Following an early morning pickup from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, drive across the High Atlas Mountains en route to Ouarzazate, where you will stop for lunch at your leisure.

Continue to the oasis of Agdez, before driving through the date and palm trees of the Draa Valley. Marvel at the fortified Kasbahs along the way. Upon arrival at Zagora, meet your camel caravan and ride a camel over the sand dunes as you watch the sunset paint the desert sands.

Then, transfer to your Sahara Desert camp just before dark. Settle into your private tent, and enjoy some free time to explore the surrounding desert scenery. Dinner will be served under the stars while your nomad hosts entertain you around a campfire with the beat of their tamtam drums.

Day 2: Zagora - Marrakech

Wake early to experience the magic of a desert sunrise (optional). Then, enjoy breakfast before climbing back into the saddle of your camel for the ride back to the main road.

Here, your minibus will be waiting to take you on a scenic drive to the world heritage village of Ait Ben Haddou. Instantly recognizable as the setting of various Hollywood epics, it’s also a popular backdrop for photo shoots with international fashion magazines and agencies.

Explore the Kasbah at leisure, with some free time for lunch, before the picturesque drive back to Marrakech.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Marrakech
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • Driver
  • Camel trek in the Zagora dunes at sunset and sunrise
  • Entertainment around a campfire
  • Standard accommodation in a Berber desert camp
  • Hot showers and toilets
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Local guides (recommended, approximately €2 per person)
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Bottled water
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors
  • All participants who are over 5 years and 3 months old must present proof of full vaccination and a valid form of ID. Participants with proof of valid religious or medical exemptions and children under five years and three months are exempt. All participants over 2 years old must wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • If the road across the Atlas Mountains is blocked during winter, an alternative route is available via Taroudant. Customers must pay a mandatory supplement of €10 per person if the alternative route is taken
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 471 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.6/5
  • Transportation
    4.4/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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This experience was very good! The people were sooo nice and very good food!! Our driver was also very nice friendly and helpful with everything we needed!! We didn’t have time for 3 day teip to Merzouga but this one was just as nice!! There were no desert dunes as you would expect but all the experience was soo nice that you forget about this little minus!

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November 23, 2022

This is a MUST DO! We selected the private option, and looking at larger tours I feel like it was worth the money. Our awesome driver, Houssine, picked us up in a comfy, clean, roomy van. We stopped along the way to shop, take pictures, whatever we wanted. Houssine had great suggestions, and even helped set up a deal on an amazing Berber rug! We spent most of two days driving- but it was scenic and fun. Stopped for meals as well. Just before sunset we hopped on camels and went to the Berber camp. The camp guides were friendly and fun- we had dinner, music and dancing (we got to participate!). The lack of light pollution made for the best star viewing that I've ever seen- or could imagine. Jaw dropping. Got up early (optional) to watch the sun rise over the dunes. Prior to the booking, Ando Travel were excellent communicators. Know that any bags you bring are with you on camels- should be small and zip. Thanks Houssine and everyone for an incredible experience!

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October 26, 2022

Wonderful experience to recommend to anyone, both for the uniqueness of the places visited, for the accommodation in the desert in full Berber atmosphere, and for the kindness of the people and guides met. Full sandy desert is not to be expected as it is the beginning of the desert anyway and is still quite rocky, but worth the whole experience. The stops on the outward journey were also very interesting.

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September 30, 2022

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