2-Day Tour from Marrakech to Zagora

Explore Morocco’s Eastern Desert on a 2-day excursion from Marrakech to Zagora with Moroccan Desert Tours. This private 2-day desert trip offers an incredible opportunity to experience the beauty of the desert in a short amount of time.

Tour Overview: Discover Morocco’s Best in a 2-Day Marrakech to Zagora Desert Tour

Embark on an unforgettable 2-day excursion from Marrakech to the Zagora Desert. This incredible journey takes you through the stunning High Atlas Mountains, visiting renowned Kasbahs along the way. You’ll experience the thrill of a camel ride across the mesmerizing sand dunes, all while spending a night in an authentic Berber tent in the heart of the Zagora desert. Don’t miss out on this adventure!

Discover the Unforgettable Highlights of Our 2-Day Marrakech to Zagora Tour:

  • Traverse the Majestic High Atlas Mountains.
  • Explore an Authentic Argan Oil Cooperative.
  • Visit the Historic Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou.
  • Tour the Renowned Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate.
  • Immerse Yourself in the Deraa Valley’s Lush Palm Groves and Date Palms.
  • Witness the Spectacular Curves of Ait Saouen.
  • Experience the Magic of Camel Rides in the Zagora Desert.
  • Enjoy the Comfort of Traditional Berber Tents Available for Rent in Zagora.

Don’t miss these unforgettable experiences on your journey!

Explore the 2-Day Marrakech to Zagora Tour Itinerary

Day 1: From Marrakech to Zagora via Ait Benhaddou

Begin your 2-day excursion with an 8:00 a.m. hotel pickup in Marrakech. Traverse the majestic High Atlas Mountains, crossing the renowned Tizi nTichka pass, boasting an altitude of 2260 meters. Make numerous stops along the way to capture breathtaking photographs, with the flexibility for additional stops upon your request. Next, visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site, one of Morocco’s historic fortified settlements, offering ample time to discover its key attractions.

Continue your journey to Zagora, where we’ll be waiting to welcome you. Arriving late in the evening, you’ll experience the perfect timing for a camel ride as you watch the enchanting desert sunset. Climb aboard your camel for a ride to our Berber tent nestled in the desert. The evening’s highlights include savoring a delightful Moroccan dinner, enjoying Berber music with traditional drums, and marveling at the stunning starry sky.

Day 2: Zagora to Marrakech via Ouarzazate

We rise early to witness the breathtaking desert sunrise, a truly rewarding sight. Following a hearty breakfast, we embark on our return journey, retracing our steps towards Ouarzazate. Leaving the main road, we reach the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kasbah of Ksar Ait Ben Haddou, renowned as Morocco’s most iconic Kasbah. This historical gem has graced the backdrop of numerous Hollywood movies and served as a vital fortress on the ancient salt caravan routes.

Our return to Marrakech follows the main road, passing through Berber villages, tracing the river’s path, and traversing mountainous terrain en route to Tizi-n-Tichka. We conclude our 2-day excursion to the Zagora desert from Marrakech, arriving in Marrakech around 18:00 hours.

Tour Includes

  • Convenient pick-up and drop-off service from your accommodation.
  • Comfortable transportation in a private, air-conditioned car.
  • Knowledgeable driver/guide fluent in English.
  • All fuel expenses for the vehicles.
  • One-night stay at a hotel/riad in a private room (choose your preferred room type).
  • Memorable trekking with camels (one camel per person).
  • Enchanting camel riding at sunset.
  • Enjoy delicious (Breakfast and dinner) x 1 meal in the Desert Camp (select your preferred tent type).
  • Hassle-free transfers to and from the camp in a 4×4 vehicle (an alternative to camels).

Tour Excludes

  • Monument entrance fees.
  • Lunches.
  • Tips.
  • Soft drinks.

Tour Highlights Overview

Our 2-day excursion from Marrakech to Zagora is brimming with captivating sights and experiences. Allow us to offer you an enticing glimpse of what awaits you during your unforgettable journey with us.

Exploring the Atlas Mountains

Embark on our 2-day journey from Marrakech to Zagora, which kicks off with a visit to the majestic High Atlas Mountains. These mountains are part of the renowned Atlas Mountain range, which spans three countries. Our route typically takes us through the winding Tizi Ntichka pass, one of Morocco’s longest and most picturesque roads, stretching nearly 200 kilometers. Along the way, you’ll traverse various Berber villages and encounter Argan oil cooperatives.

The High Atlas Mountains are home to Morocco’s highest peak, Toubkal, standing at 4,167 meters. These mountains aren’t a continuous chain but rather a series of ranges divided by expansive plateaus. During the journey, we’ll make several stops, many offering breathtaking panoramic vistas. A significant highlight is a visit to one of the country’s distinctive features: Argan oil cooperatives, where you may have the opportunity to witness traditional Moroccan cosmetic production.

Ouarzazate, meaning “without noise” in Berber, is located in the southeast of Morocco and serves as the gateway to the Sahara Desert. It is a significant city in our nation and is renowned as one of Africa’s top filming locations. Ouarzazate has been the backdrop for numerous famous films and television series, including Game of Thrones and Prison Break. This city houses one of the primary international airports for those seeking swift access to the desert, earning it the nickname “Morocco’s Hollywood.” On this journey, we will take you to Atlas Studios, a hub for unique film locations. You’ll also have the opportunity to explore Taourirt’s kasbah, constructed by Thami El Glaoui, a wealthy basha who once ruled Marrakech.

Exploring the Enchanting Zagora Desert

The diverse array of activities and attractions in Morocco sets it apart as a unique destination for exploration. Among the top destinations is unquestionably the desert. Embarking on a camel ride through the dunes and spending a night in a Berber camp is an unforgettable experience. All of this and more awaits you on our 2-day excursion from Marrakech to Zagora. Zagora, renowned for its desert landscape, lures a considerable number of tourists each year, establishing itself as Morocco’s second-most-visited desert destination after Merzouga.