Your private 2 days desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora is your best chance to discover Morocco’s Sahara desert at a glance. This is the best overnight desert trip from Marrakech which will introduce you to the Saharan landscapes of Draa Valley and Zagora rock desert. Drive across the High Atlas Mountains and walk to Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou. At the end of the day, Ride your camel while watching a spectacular sunset. At night, join the Berber nomads playing Tam-Tam drums around the camp fire. That would be the highlight of your Marrakech 2-day desert tour.
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You depart your 2 days desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora from your hotel/riad early in the morning (Around 07h30) to Zagora through Tizi Ntichka pass (2260 m. alt) and cross various Berber villages on the way. Different stops will be made along the way to enjoy the scenery, take photos or just sip a cup of mint tea and stretch your legs.
Upon arrival to Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou, enjoy a short visit of this world heritage site used previously a set for various Hollywood epics like Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia. An hour visit of the Village will be organized at leisure with a local guide.
After lunch at leisure in either Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou, or further in Ourrzazate, you’ll drive past the Anti-Atlas Mountains, the Berber Village of Agdez, and Draa Valley with its hundreds of thousands of date palm trees. Draa Valley is considered the largest date palm plantation in Morocco.
We arrive Zagora late afternoon to get ready for a camel trek over the Zagora desert and watch a spectacular sunset before driving your camel back to your Sahara desert camp for a Moroccan dinner with drums entertainment under the stars.
After an early wake up for a camel ride and sunrise watch over the horizon, and a Moroccan breakfast, depart to Ouarzazate, where you can visit Tourirte Kasbah before lunch at leisure, and then continue back to Marrakech via Tizi Ntichka pass.
You should arrive back to your hotel/riad in Marrakech by late afternoon. Your 2 days Marrakech to Zagora desert tour will end by a drop off at your hotel/riad.