Morocco: 2 days desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora

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Why this Marrakech to Zagora 2 days desert tour?

In this Marrakech to Zagora 2 days desert tour, you will explore the Sahara desert of Zagora because there is another Sahara desert of Merzouga, and they are different. This tour itinerary of 2 days from Marrakech to Zagora will take you via the High Atlas Mountains and through several Berber villages along the road. By arriving at the Zagora desert you will try the activity of camel trek over dunes and enjoying the sunset, and of course, the night will be in a Berber camp, be sure to have a nice camera because you will have to take pictures to your adventure in Morocco. This trip is for all type of travellers such as (Photographers, Vloggers, Bloggers...). This trip designed for travellers that have a short time to stay in Morocco and for those who interest to see Zagora, not Merzouga. But if you would like to visit Merzouga there are other tours that offer a visit to Merzouga such as 3 days tour from Marrakech to Fes, 4 days tour from Fes to Marrakech, 5 days tour from Marrakech to Merzouga.

Regarding the price and the accommodations on this trip, you will spend one night in Berber camp in Zagora. All this with affordable price and best quality services.

Key Features
Tour Name: 2 Days Marrakech Zagora
Tour Type: Private Tour
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Departure: Daily
Starting Point: Marrakech
Ending Point: Marrakech
Tour Highlights
Visiting Places: Marrakech, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, Ouarzazate, Zagora, Draa Valley, Agdez.
Key attractions: Desert of Zagora, Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, High Atlas Mountains, Camel ride in desert & a wonderful sunset, Spend night in a Berber Camp, Taourirt Kasbah & Film Studios.
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2 Days Private Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora

2 Days Private Sahara Desert Tour from Marrakech to Zagora

How you will spend these 2 days in Morocco?

Days in Morocco tour company suggests this tour itinerary for a 2-day tour with this day-to-day guide for your journey. The itinerary can be changed to suit your dream tour, and it will be customized to fit your needs.

Overview: of 2-day tour from Marrakech to Zagora

Travelling from Marrakech to Zagora Desert will be an experience of a lifetime for the traveller seeking to enjoy breathtaking views of Ouarzazate and Zagora. On Day 1, you are going to visit the perched Berber villages over the Atlas chain and the beauty of Ouarzazate. Your night will be in the desert camp in Zagora, gathering around the fire, sharing great moments and memories. On our way back to Marrakech and during the second day of this tour from Marrakech, you will notice Zagora is a marvelous, yet quiet city. This tour includes riding camels, visiting the village of Ait Benhaddou, and some known cinematographic locations.

Tour Itinerary: A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

Day 1: Marrakech - Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Agdez - Zagora

The tour starts at 8 a.m. for the Zagora desert trip. The driver is going to pick you up from your Riad or hotel in Marrakech. The Ochre city is left behind us as the tour takes you south-east crossing many scattered and small villages on the way. About an hour later, we start to go up till we reach the series of the Atlas Mountains and its highest pass in the chain Tizi N'Tichka. We will stop in one of the Tichka terraces to stretch our legs. You may like to grab a cup of coffee to wake up. We will cross several Berber villages again after the pass. When we arrive at Ouarzazate (90 kilometers from Tichka pass), the driver will stop to visit the Kasbah of Taourirt, and the museum of Cinema as Ouarzazate has 2 massive films studios where some of the big and great international experts of the cinema's industry were invited to work. After we visit the Ouarzazate attractions, we will drive again for another 90 kilometers to reach Agdez and appreciate the view of its Palmeraie from a high point. After a couple of turns, we will take a little detour until we arrive at our lunch spot which is called "Kasbah" in Tamnougalt. There is a nice terrace in Kasbah which looks over a palm grove where you will feel the warmth of the sun. After f lunch, our desert tour keeps going on till we reach the city of Zagora, where you will find the camels at the end of the paved road waiting to take you to the bivouac in the dunes to take some memorable pictures and to enjoy the majestic sunset. Once you get to the bivouac of Zagora desert, you will be welcomed by the staff, given your pavilions, and gather for a welcome cup of hot mint tea. In the desert camp, the night has a clear sky and you can see the stars. After dinner, we will build a fire to sing and dance around into the night.

Driving distance Approximately 356 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 6 hr 19 min (without stops)
Overnight Overnight stay in desert camp.
Meals Dinner
Day 2: Zagora - Draa Valley - Agdez - Ouarzazate - Tizi N'Tichka - Marrakech

Our second day of the Marrakech to Zagora desert tour will start with an early breakfast., Waking up earlier gives you the chance to see the awesome view of Zagora sunrise, and to take beautiful photos. Afterwards, at the end of the paved road, you will ride back on camels to meet the car. Then we are going to leave Zagora behind and drive back to the fortified village of Ait Benhaddou where we will have lunch. It is a UNESCO world heritage site. For many cinematographic enthusiasts, the village is known as a backdrop. "The Gladiator" and "Lawrence of Arabia" are the most famous films shot here and there are even some scenes of the classic "Game of Thrones" that were shot in this village. In addition, 7 families still live in the ancient village of Ait Benhaddou, while the rest have moved to the more modern and open-minded side of the village. Ksar Ait Benhaddou was the station where the caravans stop and travelling over the Ounila valley, before the merchants go back to the desert. There, they either exchange goods or pause to repose and have a break then carry on to Marrakech. They used to trade salt, silver, and slaves. We will take the road back to Marrakech, after visiting the Ksar of Ait Benhaddou, and we will arrive there at around 6 or 7 pm, where the driver is going to drop you at the place you chose. End of our services: 2 days from Marrakech to Zagora.

Driving distance Approximately 355 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 6 hr 15 min (without stops)
Meals Breakfast


Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.

Tour Map: Here's a map of your travel route.

What's Included: Don't worry, we've got this covered.

Prices Included

  • Pick you up from airport to your accommodation;
  • Pick you up from your accommodation;
  • Drop you off at your accommodation;
  • Tour Commentary;
  • Transport by private vehicle with A/C;
  • English speaking driver/guide;
  • Car Fuel;
  • Camel trek (Camel per person);
  • 1 night stay at luxurious or standard desert camp (as your choice);
  • All dinners;
  • Daily breakfast;
  • Confirmation at time of booking;
  • Plus many surprises stops on the way.

Prices Not Included

  • Flights to/from Morocco;
  • Meals, drinks & entrance fees;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Tips & Personal expenses.

Optional Extras

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase);
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required;
  • Children's must be accompanied by an adult.

Free cancellation

FREE! If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of most activities, you will receive a complete refund if you paid all the price.

Tourism Transport in Morocco - Our Cars

It's our goal to make memories that last a lifetime when you visit Morocco. That is we only offer the best at our disposal.

Our vehicles are fully-equipped for your comfort and adventure. Air conditioned and comfortable, these rugged vehicles are built for the road. Our cars have 6 seats. They're clean. The fleet includes the Toyota Prado TX, Toyota Prado VX, and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.

Our drivers are connoisseurs of their regions. No one knows Morocco better than them. When they bring you on your journey, it will feel like travelling with a trusted friend.

For groups ranging from 7 to 17 in size, we offer minibusses and minivans such as the Hyundai H-1 Minivan, Mercedes Minibus's, and the Mercedes Vito.

Feel free to travel with our guide by your own vehicle, if you have one. Or use our 4-wheeled-drive. The choice is always yours.

Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado TX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado VX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Mercedes-Benz Vito

  • Capacity: 7/8 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.

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