Marrakech overnight desert trip to Zagora

Marrakech overnight desert trip to Zagora

Join us on our 2-day Marrakech overnight desert trip to Zagora to see the splendor of Morocco. Visit the Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, both well-known movie sites. Explore the Draa Valley in the magnificent Anti-Atlas Mountains and enjoy camel trekking in Zagora. The next day, travel back to Marrakech via the High Atlas Mountains. Take advantage of the tour’s easy pick-up and drop-off services. Perfect for people who only have a short amount of time in Marrakech, but if you have more time, think about visiting Merzouga, the best Moroccan desert.

Marrakech desert trip to Zagora - Highlights:

  • Take a camel ride across the Zagora desert
  • Enjoy an evening under the stars in a traditional Bedouin camp with a traditional dinner.
  • Admire the beautiful sunrise over the desert before heading back to Marrakech.
  • Visit the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Enjoy the spectacular views from the Tizi n’Tichka pass.

Overnight desert trip to Zagora - Itinerary:

Marrakech - High Atlas Mountains - Ouarzazate - Zagora desert

The first day of the Marrakech overnight desert trip to Zagora starts with breakfast at your hotel, followed by pickup in an air-conditioned 4×4 or minivan at 8am. The eight-hour journey features scenic highlights such as the Tichka pass and the world heritage site at Ait-Benhaddou. After exploring Ouarzazate, a popular filming location, the trip continues south to the Oasis in the Draa valley. Upon arrival in Zagora, travelers switch to camels for a sunset ride to the desert camp, where dinner, lodging, a party, and breakfast are provided.

Zagora - Draa valley - Ouarzazate - Ait Benhaddou - Marrakech

The sunrise over the dunes of the Zagora desert is a beautiful sight to behold as you wake up early. Enjoy a traditional breakfast in the camp before embarking on a camel ride to meet your driver for transportation back to Marrakech. Along the way, you will have free time to explore the Kasbah of Taourirt and have lunch in a local restaurant. The journey back to Marrakech will take you through the Atlas Mountains, ending your overnight desert trip. Expect to return to your lodging around 6/7 p.m.

What's in the Zagora 2-day tour itinerary

Price include:

  • Private transport 4WD car or minivan
  • Accommodation for 1 night
  • Ait ben Haddou visit
  • Camel ride experience
  • Private tent in desert camp
    Dinner and breakfast

Price doesn't include:

  • Lunches
  • Drinks

Pick up details:

When planning a 2-Day tour from Marrakech to Zagora desert, it is important to consider the pickup details. Your pickup will be from your hotel/riad, or airport in Marrakech.

Marrakech overnight desert trip to Zagora: Reviews

Great experience

"Amazing overnight desert trip from Marrakech ; beautiful sites, delicious meals, and knowledgeable guides. We had a fantastic time. We were a large group, but CEM had no trouble accommodating us. The camel ride was incredible, the weather was ideal, and dancing to drum music around the fire was a blast"

Marrakech to the desert and back

"A coworker recommended Camel Excursions Company to us, and now I see why! It was undoubtedly one of our vacation's highlights. All of the vistas and the desert were spectacular. The guide was quite kind, knowledgeable, and competent, which improved to the whole experience"

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Is it worthwhile to visit Zagora desert?

The Zagora Desert is a dry stone desert, so the sand dunes aren't as high and wide as in Erg Chebbi and Erg Chegaga, but the scenery, mountain views, and experience are still impressive and well worth a visit.

Which is preferable, Zagora or Merzouga?

The Merzouga desert is recommended because it boasts the largest and most magnificent dunes, whereas the Zagora region of Morocco is closer to Marrakech but more stony and parched.

What is Zagora well-known for?

In the region, over 30 varieties of dates are grown and collected from September through November. The town is well-known for having some of the greatest dates in the country. Their delectability is due to the hot, dry climate, where temperatures can reach 50 degrees Celsius (120 degrees Fahrenheit) in the summer.
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