2-day tour to Zagora from Marrakech, with camel trek and desert camp Take the Tizi-n-Tichka pass through the High Atlas Mountains with a guide Discover the UNESCO World Heritage
enjoy a spectacular desert sunset Spend the night in a Berber desert camp among the sand dunes Tour includes select meals and round-trip travel from Marrakech
This 2-day desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora is ideal for travelers keen to step off the beaten track and discover the real Morocco.
Day 1: Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Zagora Following a morning pickup from your accommodation in Marrakech, hop aboard your air-conditioned minivan and head out of the city toward the High Atlas Mountains to begin your tour. Take the Tizi-n-Tichka pass through traditional Berber villages where local shepherds herd their flocks, and enjoy panoramic views of Morocco’s open countryside. Stop for refreshments at a local cafe (own expense) before heading on to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou, a famous film production location. Enjoy free time to visit the site, or hire a local guide (own expense) to explore in greater detail. Just after midday, continue on to Ouarzazate for lunch at your leisure (own expense). Perhaps visit Taourirte Kasbah, where people from the Atlas, Drâa and Dadès Valleys have traded and socialized for centuries. In the early afternoon, continue on through the Anti Atlas Mountains to the oasis of Agdz and enjoy time to relax, then carry on past the palm trees and Berber villages of the Drâa Valley to Zagora. On arrival, meet your camel caravan and set off on your camel trekking adventure deep into the Zagora Desert. Enjoy beautiful views of the setting sun on route to your desert camp, then enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner under the stars as locals play traditional folk songs for your entertainment. Overnight: Accommodation at a private tent in a Bedouin desert camp with showers and bathroom.
Day 2: Zagora – Ouarzazate – Marrakech Take an early stroll and enjoy beautiful views of the desert sunrise (optional) then, following breakfast at the camp, ride your camel back to Zagora and meet your driver to begin your return journey to Marrakech. Stop on route for refreshment in Agdz (own expense) and relax at your leisure, then continue on to Ouarzazate for lunch (own expense) and more free time. Visit Taourirte Kasbah (if you weren't able to the previous day) and soak up the atmosphere in this ancient Moroccan meeting place. In the afternoon, hop back aboard your vehicle for the final journey across the High Atlas Mountains and arrive back at your Marrakech hotel in the evening.