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From Marrakesh: 2-Day Desert Zagoura Tour

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Activity provider: Tours From Marrakech

From Marrakesh: 2-Day Desert Zagoura Tour

Activity provider: Tours From Marrakech

From US$ 163.09 per person

Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh on this two-day trek to the south of Morocco. Pass through the Atlas Mountains, visit a UNESCO-listed Kasbah, and ride on camels through the desert. Spend the night out in the desert at a campsite in the dunes.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English, French, Arabic
Pickup included
Pickup from your accommodation in Marrakesh
Small group
Limited to 13 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Pass through the snow-capped Atlas Mountains
  • See the sunset and sunrise in the desert from atop a camel
  • Spend the night in the desert and enjoy a feast at a Berber camp
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed ancient kasbah Aït Benhaddou
Full description
Spend two days exploring mountainous and desert scenery, as well as traditional Moroccan cities and towns with an experienced guide.   Day 1: Depart from Marrakesh at 9:00 AM in a modern, air-conditioned minibus and head to the Atlas Mountains. Drive through the range, taking in magnificent views of the surrounding countryside and snow-capped mountains. You’ll soon arrive at the Kasbah Aït Benhaddou, an ancient fortified village that exemplifies Morocco’s traditional earthen clay architecture.   Afterwards, continue to Ouarzazate for lunch at a local café or restaurant. Continue on along the Drâa Valley to reach the town of Zagora. Here, you’ll meet your camels, who will take you on a 1.5-hour trek into the dunes. From atop these tall, sometimes graceful animals, you’ll get amazing views of the desert on your way to your camp in the dunes.   Day 2:  After a traditional Berber breakfast, head out just before sunrise on another 1.5-hour camel ride to get the best views of the changing colors of the sky. Head back to Zagora by camel and say goodbye to your traveling companion.   From Zagora, head back to the Atlas Mountains by minivan, with plenty of stops for photos and lunch. You’ll arrive at Marrakesh between 5:00 PM and 6:00 PM and be taken to your hotel.
Includes
  • Round trip transportation from Marrakesh
  • English or French-speaking driver
  • Overnight accommodation in Nomadic camp
  • Breakfast and dinner
  • Water

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    4.8 /5

    based on 31 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      5/5
    • Transportation
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.8/5

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    Thank you for a wonderful trip. Worth it! Outstanding food (vegetarian available), picturesque landscapes in the Atlas Mountains and the Zagora Desert and a beautiful program full of highlights. Our highlights were lunch with a Berber family, the sunrise in the desert and our amazing driver Aziz. Aziz is super friendly, speaks very good English, knows real insider information and the best photo spots. We felt safe and welcome during the trip and hope to see you again soon! - Thank you for a wonderful trip. Excellent food (vegetarian available), beautiful landscapes in the Atlas Mountains and Zagora Desert, and a perfect program. Our personal favorites were lunch with Berber family, sunrise in the desert, and our great driver Aziz. Aziz is super friendly, speaks English, knows real insider info as well as the best photo spots. We felt safe and welcome throughout the trip and hope to meet him again soon.

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    December 15, 2022

    Amazing experience! Redouane and Yassine are fantastic, friendly guides. We were picked up and driven over the Atlas mountains to our camels with multiple breaks and a lunch stop. The camel ride was great, however, it was not as much in the sandy sahara as we thought - moreso on the side of a mountain and road. Dinner was festive and campfire dancing was great. We were picked up and taken home with multiple breaks including a movie studio tour, hike, and moroccan lunch. Would highly recommend these two great guys!

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    November 20, 2022

    Tiring but splendid journey. Our driver Ilyass wonderful and kind person to whom I wish the best. Tour done privately my girlfriend and I, both with the van and the camel. It takes about 6 hours with stops to get to the meeting point for the camels. It is really the beginning of the desert, so it starts with stones rather than sand, near the village there are dunes with sand, but it is not the open desert as you can see from the images, but in a small part. The best part was the village, great food and fun after dinner around the fire, clean rooms and bathrooms, if you want to shower, bring your own towels. Ask the driver to go and eat at Hicham on Tamdakthe, a friend of his, you will eat at his house, spectacular experience!

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    October 24, 2022

    Product ID: 312538