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Marrakech: Overnight Sahara Tour to Zagora & Ait Ben Haddou

1. Marrakech: Overnight Sahara Tour to Zagora & Ait Ben Haddou

Discover Ouarzazate and Zagora on this 2-day trip from Marrakech. Visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou fortress and admire stunning views of the Atlas mountains. Ride camel through the Sahara during the sunset. Savor a local dinner and breakfast and stay overnight in a tent at the Zagora dunes.  Day 1: Begin with early-morning pickup from Marrakech. Travel through the dessert sandstone city of Ouarzazate. Stop at the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, where you will have free time to visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Continue to the verdant Draa Valley, which is well-known for its amazing ksour and kasbah. Head to Zagora and make your way to the windswept dunes for a sunset camel ride. Make camp at a campsite in the Zagora dunes and enjoy a hearty dinner of local flavors. Day 2: Wake early morning for a typical Berber breakfast before watching the sunrise from the back of your camel in the dunes. Board the bus and take the road back to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains.

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

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

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.

Marrakech: 2-Day Zagora Desert & Kasbah Ait Benhaddou Tour

3. Marrakech: 2-Day Zagora Desert & Kasbah Ait Benhaddou Tour

Explore Ouarzazate and Zagora on a 2-day trip from Marrakech. Visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and admire the Atlas Mountains. Ride a camel to the campsite and savor a local dinner and breakfast. Stay overnight in a private tent at the Zagora dunes. Choose from a tour with a standard or a luxury tent. Day 1: Atlas Mountains, Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, and Zagora Following pickup from your hotel or riad in Marrakesh, begin by crossing the high atlas mountains via the Tizi N’ Tichka pass. Stop at the UNESCO world heritage kasbah fortress of Ait Ben Haddou where you will have free time to visit this Heritage Site. After a lunch break, continue to the verdant Draa Valley, which is well-known for its amazing kasbah fortresses. Head to Zagora and make your way to the windswept dunes. Watch the sunset while riding a camel to the campsite in the Zagora dunes. Delight in a delicious local dinner. Spend the night in a private standard or luxury tent under the stars. Day 2: Zagora, Draa Valley, and Ouarzazate On the second day, wake up early to enjoy a spectacular sunrise view followed by a typical Berber breakfast. You can then opt to take part in a camel trek journey back to meet your driver. Drive back to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains.

From Marrakech: 2-Day Zagora Desert Camp Trip

4. From Marrakech: 2-Day Zagora Desert Camp Trip

Day 1: Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou – Draa Valley – Zagora After getting picked up in Marrakech, head to Zagora. Your first stop will be Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou. Discover this impressive UNESCO World Heritage site, a fortified village where only five families remain today. Next, head to the Draa Valley, where you can admire endless ksour (fortified tribal villages) and kasbahs (fortified homes for tribal rulers). At the end of the day, reach Zagora and watch the sunset on a 1-hour camel ride. To finish, enjoy an excellent dinner at a campsite in the Zagora dunes. Day 2: Zagora – Ouarzazate – Marrakesh Rise early to enjoy the magical sunrise in the dunes before sitting down for breakfast. Take a camel ride back to the starting point to begin your journey back to Marrakesh. Make a stop at Ouarzazate, aka the door of the desert, to see the Kasbah Taourirt, a citadel set against the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains, before getting dropped off in Marrakech.

From Marrakech: 2-Day Zagora Desert Trip

5. From Marrakech: 2-Day Zagora Desert Trip

You’ll be picked up at your hotel or riad in Marrakech at 07:20 to begin your 2-day desert excursion. On the way to southern Morocco, you’ll cross the High Atlas Mountains via the Tizi N’ Tichka Pass (2,260 meters in altitude). The drive takes you along zigzagging roads as you enjoy the views of the Berber villages of Imouzzar Valley. Stop to explore Ait Benhaddou, one of the best-preserved villages in southern Morocco. This fortified village was built by the Ait Aissa tribe in the 15th century for caravan traders traveling from Timbuktu to Andalusia via Marrakech and Tangier. The village served as a natural setting for several international movies including The Gladiators, Ali Baba, Ben Hur and Lawrence of Arabia. Enjoy a guided visit to the top of the hill that dominates the whole area. Afterwards, you’ll head to Ouarzazate to visit the Taourirt Kasbah with a short break at the entrance of the city to see the cinema studios and old movie sets. You’ll also have a break for lunch before continuing to Zagora via Agdez and through the Draa Valley. Your camel ride starts about a kilometer from Zagora. Enjoy the sunset along the way as you ride to the nomadic camp in the Nekhla dunes. Dinner will be served at the camp and you’ll spend the night in a private tent. On the second day, wake up early to enjoy a spectacular sunrise followed by breakfast. You’ll have the option of a camel trek back to meet your driver. The drive back will take you along the Draa Valley, with breaks to take in the views and for lunch, before returning to Marrakech via Ouarzazate.

From Zagora: 2-Day Desert Tour to Erg Chegaga

6. From Zagora: 2-Day Desert Tour to Erg Chegaga

Day 1: Zagora - Tamegroute - Erg Chegaga After pick-up from your hotel by 4WD vehicle, drive to Tamegroute, a small village located in Draa valley known for ceramics production. Discover Tamegroute's old religious center in Morocco, the Zawiya Nasiriyya. This Quranic library was built in the 17th century and is marvelous to explore. Afterwards, head to Mhamid along Draa valley with it's endless palm trees. After lunch, continue on the road to Chegag dunes. Arrive at around 4:00 PM in the winter and 6:00 PM in the summer, and swap your 4WD for camels! Enjoy the sunset over Erg Chegaga dunes before heading to the camp. Enjoy dinner and breakfast in the camp. Day 2: Chegaga - Erg Lihoudi - Zagora Get an early morning wake-up to enjoy the magical sunrise in the dunes, before taking a shower and sitting down for breakfast. Then, drive back to Zagora via the Tinfou dunes. 

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Beautiful experience! Travel by comfortable and clean minivan, with the kind and very nice driver Nourdine who makes stops for breakfast / lunch and toilet. Visit to the Kassar Ait Ben Haddou, a small town which has been the setting for some famous films. Last stop just outside Zagora to get on the dromedaries for the sunset walk of more than an hour accompanied by the Berbers. Once you arrive at the super-equipped camp with electricity, clean toilets and showers, tea will be served with Moroccan sweets. Abundant typical Moroccan dinner and after all together around the fire to sing, play and dance with the Berbers. You will sleep in an equipped and comfortable tent. Wake up early, have a hearty breakfast and walk to see the sunrise over the desert dunes. Return by dromedary (shorter) and then we leave for Marrakech with several stops during the journey. Thanks to the organization for the experience. Ps: in the winter period technical clothing is recommended

This tour was an amazing experience. It really exceeded all of our expectations. Although the journey from Marrakech to Zagora was long, it was broken down perfectly with multiple stops. Our driver Said really made this trip even better ! Throughout the drive Said taught us a lot about the history of the country as well as the many different places we passed on the way. Once we got to the camp, the camp leaders socialized with us and entertained us making it a really unforgettable night. The camp itself was amazing and the tents very comfortable and warm. It's been a beautiful experience I would recommend to anyone ! Nothing could beat seeing the milky way at night in the desert.

Experience to do absolutely! Everything organized to perfection! The journey is long but passes easily! We stayed in the luxury tent and had a great time, very spacious and with an en-suite bathroom. It's cold at night but if you wrap up warm, it's great. Excellent dinner and breakfast! The visit to the kasbahs of ait-ben-haddou and to Ourzarzate is beautiful. Truly a unique experience!

Magnificent experience! The driver was very kind and very helpful. I recommend this experience to everyone

Amazing experience with an amazing tour guide. Couldn’t. Have asked for a better trip!!