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Zagora Desert: 2-day trip from Marrakech

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Day 1: Marrakech - High Atlas Mountains - Ait Ben Haddou - Zagora

Stop At: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Douar Ait Ben Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou 45000 Morocco
Begin your journey from Marrakech at 8am and head towards Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified village listed as a UNESCO heritage site since 1989, by crossing the High Atlas mountains via Tizi N'Tichka pass while you enjoy the stunning landscapes of the mountains and Berber villages along the way. During a 4-hour drive, you will have several stops for short breaks and pictures before getting to Ait Ben Haddou. After the visit of the Kasbah (old castle) and lunch, you will continue to Zagora through Anti Atlas mountains and Draa valley.

Arrive in Zagora around 17pm and ride camels for one hour into the desert of Zagora until you get to the camp where you will spend a starry night. After dinner in the camp you will enjoy a drums party around campfire (if the weather allows) held by local camp staff.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight stay at standard camp of Zagora Desert Camp

Day 2: Zagora - Ouarzazate - Marrakech

Stop At: Taourirt Kasbah, Avenue Mohammed V, Ouarzazate 45000 Morocco
After breakfast, drive back to Marrakech via Ouarzazate to visit the Kasbah of Taourirt (one of Morocco's most spectacular historical legacies) and films studios. Ouarzazate is known as Africa's Hollywood, many foreign and local movies have been filmed in the area including Gladiator, Game of Thrones, The Mummy...etc. After having lunch continue to Marrakech.

You will be expected to arrive in Marrakech at 6pm approx.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Hôtel Restaurant Café de France, jamaa el-fnna، Rue des Banques, Marrakech 40000, Morocco

Traveler pickup is offered
If your hotel is located inside the Medina, the meeting point is Hotel Restaurant Cafe de France in Jamaa el Fna Square. Otherwise, we will pick you up from your hotel. Form some hotels outside Marrakech an extra fee of 10 to 40€ may apply.
Departure Time
8:00 AM
2 days
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
  • 1x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • Accommodation included: 1 night
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Fuel, tolls and any associated expenses
  • English/French/Spanish speaking driver
  • Overnight stay with HB (dinner and breakfast) in desert camp
  • Camel riding (camel each for the adults, children share the ride with their parents)
  • Hand pick-up and drop-off if your hotel is located outside the Medina
  • Lunches and drinks
  • Local guide in Ait Ben Haddou and in Taourirt Kasbah (about 2€ each)
  • Tips (optional)
  • Entry/Admission - Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou
  • Entry/Admission - Taourirt Kasbah
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Reviewed 5 days ago

This trip and our guide (Karim) has been truly amazing. You spend most of the day in a car driving through the mountains, but this is a special place, so it is worth the time. The camel ride is about 30-40 minutes, but arriving to...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank argyeluskismadar
Reviewed 23 July 2019

We were in a 3 days tour though Merzouga desert with karim! The tour is pretty good, and price - quality great! I recommend to pay 50€ more for the luxury haima at the desert! The best was the guide/driver Karim! So friendly, helpful and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
2  Thank raquelg8686
Reviewed 6 June 2019 via mobile

Great Trip , good service with Hammid :) I saw nice places,we take good pictures. Everything was good. Marruecos was awesome

Thank betourcr
Reviewed 19 May 2019 via mobile

I hid no idea where to start looking for a dessert trip. Knew I was staying in Marrakech for a week and wanted to get out and see stuff. Read 1,000 reviews and still had no idea which company to go with!! So glad I...More

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank doggytreats
Reviewed 16 April 2019 via mobile

I recommend this experience to everyone how wanna live a incredible night in the desert, the journey is 10 hours but I hope you are lucky as me and your guide will be Hamid oukhadjou, was an absolute pleasure to meet him and I hope...More

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