2 Days tour from Marrakech to Zagora desert

Desert Merzouga Tours offers 2 Days tour from Marrakech to Zagora desert
2 Days tour from Marrakech to Zagora desert itinerary's overview:

   If you have a few days, this is the closest desert to Marrakech. You will enjoy the magnificent views of the Atlas Mountains, and the famous kasbah Ait-Benhaddou, a scene of internationally famous films, and already in the desert we will take a nice camel ride, we can see the sunset, and after a nice dinner, we will spend the night in tents in the middle of the dunes.


2 Days & 1 Nights


Accommondation in Marrakech




08:00 AM


Private tour



2 Days tour from Marrakech to Zagora desert summary:

  • 1st: Marrakech >> Atlas mountains >>  ait ben hadou kasbah >> Draa valley >> Zagora desert [354 Km].
  • 2nd: Zagora desert >> Ouarzazate >> Marrakech [365 Km].
2 Days tour from Marrakech to Zagora desert itinerary's highlights:

2 Days tour from Marrakech to Zagora desert itinerary:

  • Day 1: Travel from Marrakech to Zagora desert via Ait Ben Haddou kasbah:

  Our 2 days tour from Marrakech to Zagora desert starts after breakfast in your riad and leaves in the direction of Zagora passing through the High Atlas Mountains to reach the Tizi-n-Tichka pass at 2. 260 meters high, during the route we will be able to contemplate the beautiful villages hanging from its slopes, built with mud, whose architecture is peculiar and unique in the world, we will descend towards the South plain between the High Atlas and the Anti Atlas, where the route varies to a green and fertile landscape, and it is precisely from this point where the landscape and the climate begin to change, arriving at the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, one of the most famous villages and located at the base of a hill, its countless kasbahs and its excellent state of preservation have made it one of the main scenes of cinema in southern Morocco, the pyramidal trunk shape of its towers with external ornaments in the middle of a desert extension, do not go unnoticed. 

  We will continue our way to Ouarzazate which is the crossroads between the valleys of the Draa, Dades, and Ziz, an oasis of sand color, which hides the tourist treasure of the Kasbah of Taourit declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, Ouarzazate is considered the gateway to the desert, a way to discover the wonders of the South and East Moroccan. stop for rest and lunch. We will continue on our way to Zagora crossing the Draa Valley, a very long palm grove that caresses the road for long kilometers, this valley is the largest in the country with a length of about 100 km and where its river feeds the arid terrain and its path is populating the palm groves and kasbahs that occur along the valley. We will arrive mid-afternoon in Zagora where the camels will be waiting for us to head towards the desert and not miss the magnificent moment of sunset where we will completely forget about everything, we will arrive at the camp where we will spend the night in tents in the desert enjoying dinner and tranquility in the middle of the dunes.

  • Day 2: Zagora desert passing by Ouarzazate to Marrakech:

We will wake up early to enjoy the sunrise over the dunes and have breakfast. Then we will start the camel ride back to Zagora to take the vehicle and drive through the Draa Valley and Agdez. We will discover the hidden treasures of the southern region. Continue to Ouarzazate, where we will enjoy lunch and explore the city with its film studios. In the afternoon, we return to Marrakech through the High Atlas Mountains. We will arrive in Marrakech around 18:00 pm, and our 2 days tour from Marrakech to Zagora ends.

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Testimonials & Reviews

Awesome Driver Hisham D., amazing tour!

Hisham D. took us to the desert and did an excellent job! We drove well and safely, watched a few of tourist specialities on the trip, and arrived safely in the desert after a full day of driving. We had a nice lunch and stopped in a city on our route to the desert. When we arrived, we had an incredible camel ride and a lovely evening in the camp that no words can express. The next day, we had another incredible encounter with the camels before Hisham eventually picked us up. He drove us wonderfully home, and I’m astonished by his stamina! Thank you, Hisham D, and all of the other amazing tour leaders!

Yazmin B


A truly unforgettable experience! Everything was wonderful, from the trip to the camel ride to the camp. Ibrahim, our driver, went above and above. He took brief but enjoyable sightseeing stops. There was a misunderstanding between our luggage and the camp hosts, so our driver went out of their way to deliver it to us as soon as possible. He was also able to assist me in locating a ring that I had misplaced at one of our trips!! Everyone was really friendly and welcoming. This was without a doubt our favorite part of the vacation!

Wernher D

Great visit to the Sahara

My partner and I went on a desert tour, which was fantastic. Our guide, Mehdi, spoke English, French, and Spanish perfectly and was really pleasant; he truly made our vacation to Morocco one to remember. Also, the native guides at the locations were quite friendly and welcoming. I wholeheartedly suggest this tour. On the second day, some people in our group continued to trek deeper into the desert. We will do this extra day again because the experience was fantastic. We had to leave the next day, so we couldn’t make the extra trip. I’ll be back, and I’ll go with them again.

Frequently asked questions

1. What kinds of vehicles are in use?
This is an excellent question! The vehicle we use is determined by the number of passengers in your group. We typically use Toyota Prado Land Cruiser TX, Ford 8 seater van, Mercedes Benz sprinter minibus, and other comfy vehicles.

2. How early should I reserve the tour?
Because the early bird gets the worm, it’s best to book as soon as you know the dates.

3.  How do I pay for the trip?
To confirm any tour, we require a small deposit to be made to our PayPal account. The remainder of the payment is in cash and should be made to our guide on the first day in Euros or Dollars, or the equivalent in Dirhams.

If you require any additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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