If you're in Marrakech for longer than a weekend break, there is nothing more authentic than a desert trip where you spend the night in a traditional Berber tent.
2 Day Zagora Desert Trip
Day 1: Ait Ben Haddou - Draâ Valley - Zagora
On the first day we leave Marrakech behind at 8 am, on the road to Zagora. On the way we pass through the Tizi-N-Tichka mountain pass, a road which crosses the High Atlas 2260 metres up, and from where various Berber villages can be seen.
Having made a brief stop at the Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, we continue on the way to Zagora, crossing the Anti Atlas and seeing the Berber village of Agdez, the Draâ Valley and its palm grove, the last sign of vegetation before entering the desert.
The tour arrives in Zagora with enough time to ride a camel and enjoy the desert sunset, and having eaten a traditional dinner we spend the night in an authentic Berber tent.
Day 2: Zagora - Draâ Valley - Ouarzazate
Waking up early on day 2 to enjoy an unmissable sight: daybreak in the desert. After the sun has risen, and having eaten a good breakfast, we return to Zagora by camel to continue the excursion (depending on the type of camp, your breakfast and shower might be before the camel ride).
Once again we pass through the Draâ Valley and Agdez to arrive at Ouarzazate, where we will visit the Taourit Kasbah.
In the afternoon we leave back on the road to Marrakech. You may eat in Ouarzazate or on the road.
The tour arrives back in Marrakech in the late afternoon.
Our camp has more home comforts than you would expect from a desert tent, including shared baths and showers. The tents have a capacity of up to 5 people, but you will not have to share the tent with strangers: we offer a tent per couple.
If you're staying in the Medina, you'll need to go to the Café de France, located in Jemaa el Fna Square. If you're staying outside the Medina, we'll pick you up free of charge from your hotel or riad. If your hotel is located outside Marrakech, the pickup service will be subject to an extra charge depending on the distance.
If you want to do this tour privately with your partner, family or group of friends, you can book our private trip to the desert.
More than 2 days?
If you have more than 2 days, why not take a look at one of our slightly longer desert excursions to the Merzouga desert.
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US$ 89.40 US$ 83.10
Tour in English
AdultsUS$ 89.40 US$ 83.10
Children from 2 to 10US$ 52.60
Children under 2Free
The activity takes place with a driver that speaks in Spanish, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.
Pick up and drop off from hotels outside the Medina
Transport in a 4X4 or minibus
English speaking driver
Accommodation in a Berber tent
Sunrise and sunset camel rides
Dinner and breakfast in the desert
7% discount on the official ticket price.
Pickup and drop off at hotels outside Marrakech: from € 10 (US$ 10.50) to € 40 (US$ 42) pr person
Lunches and drinks
Guide at Ait Ben Haddou: € 2 (US$ 2.10) per person
When to book?
You can book up until 10 hours before the activity as long as there are still places. Book now to guarantee your spot.
Type of voucher
Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.
Not wheelchair accessible.
Frequently asked questions
Q - Will there be phone signal on the tour?
A - Yes, even in the desert, but you must have the Maroc Telecom sim card.
Q - Is it possible to hire an official guide?
A - If you would like an official guide can be contracted for €50 per day.
Q - How many people fit in the family haimas?
A - Family haimas can fit up to 4 people.
Q - Can we stay in Ouarzazate and not return to Marrakech?
A - Yes, but please inform the driver on the first day.
Q - Are there vegetarian options for the dinner?
A - Yes, there will be vegetarian options.
Q - In which hotels is free pick up available?
A - We will contact you to specify the exact pick up time and place.
Q - Is it possible to take this tour without the camel ride?
A - It is required to inform in advance to check the possibility with the local supplier.
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 4 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you have any other questions please contact us.
Café de France, Jemaa el-Fnaa Square.