Multi-day trip

From Marrakesh: 2-Day Desert Zagoura Tour

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31 reviews

Activity provider: Tours From Marrakech
Multi-day trip

From Marrakesh: 2-Day Desert Zagoura Tour

Activity provider: Tours From Marrakech

From US$ 162.67 per person

Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh on this two-day trek to the south of Morocco. Pass through the Atlas Mountains, visit a UNESCO-listed Kasbah, and ride on camels through the desert. Spend the night out in the desert at a campsite in the dunes.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic
Pickup included
Pickup from your accommodation in Marrakesh
Small group
Limited to 13 participants


  • Pass through the snow-capped Atlas Mountains
  • See the sunset and sunrise in the desert from atop a camel
  • Spend the night in the desert and enjoy a feast at a Berber camp
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed ancient kasbah Aït Benhaddou
Full description
Spend two days exploring mountainous and desert scenery, as well as traditional Moroccan cities and towns with an experienced guide.   Day 1: Depart from Marrakesh at 9:00 AM in a modern, air-conditioned minibus and head to the Atlas Mountains. Drive through the range, taking in magnificent views of the surrounding countryside and snow-capped mountains. You’ll soon arrive at the Kasbah Aït Benhaddou, an ancient fortified village that exemplifies Morocco’s traditional earthen clay architecture.   Afterwards, continue to Ouarzazate for lunch at a local café or restaurant. Continue on along the Drâa Valley to reach the town of Zagora. Here, you’ll meet your camels, who will take you on a 1.5-hour trek into the dunes. From atop these tall, sometimes graceful animals, you’ll get amazing views of the desert on your way to your camp in the dunes.   Day 2:  After a traditional Berber breakfast, head out just before sunrise on another 1.5-hour camel ride to get the best views of the changing colors of the sky. Head back to Zagora by camel and say goodbye to your traveling companion.   From Zagora, head back to the Atlas Mountains by minivan, with plenty of stops for photos and lunch. You’ll arrive at Marrakesh between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM and be taken to your hotel.
  • Round trip transportation from Marrakesh
  • English or French-speaking driver
  • Overnight accommodation in Nomadic camp
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Water

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    4.8 /5

    based on 31 reviews

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    Amazing experience! Redouane and Yassine are fantastic, friendly guides. We were picked up and driven over the Atlas mountains to our camels with multiple breaks and a lunch stop. The camel ride was great, however, it was not as much in the sandy sahara as we thought - moreso on the side of a mountain and road. Dinner was festive and campfire dancing was great. We were picked up and taken home with multiple breaks including a movie studio tour, hike, and moroccan lunch. Would highly recommend these two great guys!

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    March 29, 2023

    Great 2 day trip. Long drive each day but the scenery and scenes are interesting, plus stops along the way break it up nicely. Lunch at the home of a Moroccan family on the way back to Marrakech was particularly good and avoided a tourist trap. The desert part was fun - camel ride is not too long, so no saddle sores and the camp is comfortable (think comfortable camp beds rather than Bear Grylls). Our guide Ali was attentive, helpful and flexible. Abdul, our driver, was careful on the mountain roads, which was particularly appreciated as we had our kids with us. Don’t expect to go deep into the sand dunes in the desert - you’d need a two day trip for that - but where you get to is still worth the trip.

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    March 29, 2023

    Amazing experience, one of the coolest excursions I’ve ever been on! Would highly recommend to everyone and would definitely do it again. Our guide Ali was phenomenal. Super insightful, provided us with help when needed, and made the experience a ton of fun.

    March 29, 2023

    Product ID: 312538