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2-Day Zagora Tour from Marrakech Including the Atlas Mountains, Camel Trek and Desert Camp provided by Ando Travel - Day Tours

2-Day Zagora Tour from Marrakech Including the Atlas Mountains, Camel Trek and Desert Camp

2-Day Zagora Tour from Marrakech Including the Atlas Mountains, Camel Trek and Desert Camp
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Tour snapshot
2-day tour in the High Atlas Mountains, from Marrakech
Duration:
2 days
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
15
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
About
Delve deep into rural Morocco on this 2-day desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora. Leave tricky navigation to your driver-guide, who travels through the High Atlas Mountains via Tizi-n-Tichka pass. You’ll experience life at a slower pace among Berber villages and spend an overnight in a private tent at a Bedouin Sahara desert camp. Dinner plus breakfast, transport, and a camel trek are all included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, French
Highlights
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou
  • Relax in Ouarzazate and stay overnight at a Bedouin camp
  • Trek into the Zagora Desert on camelback
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Visit the UNESCO-listed Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou
  • Relax in Ouarzazate and stay overnight at a Bedouin camp
  • Trek into the Zagora Desert on camelback
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7674ZAGORA
Important information
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Camel trekking in the Zagora desert
  • Overnight accommodation in a private tent at a Berber camp in the Zagora desert
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Local guides
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Directions: Hotel pickup is available from hotels and riads located in central Marrakech. Please be sure to advise your hotel details at the time of reconfirmation to arrange your pickup time. If your riad is inside the Medina, you will be asked to make your way to the nearest place accessible to vehicles, which may involve a short walk.
  • Airports:
  • Menara Airport, Marrakech Morocco
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Good walking shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended
  • A conservative dress code is recommended in Morocco. Men and women should keep their upper body as well as their knees covered at all times as a sign of respect to the local culture. Wearing shorts is not recommended. It can be cold at night and in the winter so please bring appropriate clothing
  • Please note: due to the long distances, approximately 8 hours will be spent driving each day
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Camel trekking in the Zagora desert
  • Overnight accommodation in a private tent at a Berber camp in the Zagora desert
  • Transport by air-conditioned minivan
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)
Exclusions
  • Lunch
  • Local guides
Departure details
  • Traveler pickup is offered.
  • Directions: Hotel pickup is available from hotels and riads located in central Marrakech. Please be sure to advise your hotel details at the time of reconfirmation to arrange your pickup time. If your riad is inside the Medina, you will be asked to make your way to the nearest place accessible to vehicles, which may involve a short walk.
  • Airports:
  • Menara Airport, Marrakech Morocco
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Good walking shoes, sunscreen and sunglasses are recommended
  • A conservative dress code is recommended in Morocco. Men and women should keep their upper body as well as their knees covered at all times as a sign of respect to the local culture. Wearing shorts is not recommended. It can be cold at night and in the winter so please bring appropriate clothing
  • Please note: due to the long distances, approximately 8 hours will be spent driving each day
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: Jun 17, 2020
A note from 2-Day Zagora Tour from Marrakech Including the Atlas Mountains, Camel Trek and Desert Camp
Masks are required, please bring your own
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
6 stops
Day 1
Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Zagora
Day 2
Zagora – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
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F O
1 contribution
Friends
Abdo was an amazing driver, super friendly, informative and had great stop off locations for a quick look at the scenery (which you don’t want to miss!). The journey is long (as expected) but we had plenty of opportunities to stretch our legs and get out of the car just to look around and the car is super clean.

The kasbah Haddou UNESCO stop is as pretty as it looks in the photos. We had a local guide Lahsen (an artist) who’s family lived there so it felt very authentic. We learnt quite a lot about their culture, as well as their unique building techniques - I’d recommend this stop for sure as he was a font of knowledge.

The desert was the highlight for me. It was magical, from the pick up with our guide Mohan (not sure how to spell his name!) who was the friendliest man, checked on us regularly and took lots of photos for us. To the camels who were sweet and very calm. The music at night was fun and we had our go with the instruments. Nothing compares to the sunset and sunrise which were breathtaking, definitely force yourself to wake up for the sunrise! We were expecting a very bare bones dinner but the tagine was the best thing we’d ever tasted! It set the bar impossibly high in our opinion.

Would recommend this tour for a taste of the desert and a look around the different landscapes Morrocco outside of Marrakech. The nicest, friendliest team of guys!

Thank youuuuu 😊
Written October 7, 2021
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Willington G
1 contribution
Couples
Really good experience with Yussef as our driver. Expect a lot of the trip of riding in a comfy bus with AC. All the restaurants we ate at were great around 12 euro per meal. The camel rides were amazing packed with a nice homemade dinner and then a bonfire as we got to experience dancing and drumming by the people we stayed with. We ended the night with stargazing and woke up for the sunset. If you only have 2 days to do an adventure in Marrakech this is the best one!
Written April 25, 2022
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Molly
London, UK1 contribution
Friends
We booked this very last minute as we were struggling to choose between so many options of trips/companies to go to the desert with. I’m happy to say I can’t recommend Hamin’s trip more.

It is a very long drive but Hamin did many stops along the way to break up the journey. He was really accommodating to our needs and we learnt so much about Moroccan culture through speaking to him along the way.

The night in the desert was unforgettable and the camp was so beautiful and luxurious. All of the guides and locals there were so friendly and because of this we had such a special evening.

The food at the camp was delicious and really authentic, we were welcomed with mint tea and the offer of a cool shower before dinner. Exceeded our expectations in every way, thank you!
Written June 6, 2022
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IRo T
10 contributions
The tour was an amazing experience during our trip to Morocco. Even though it is an intense ride through rocky roads the sceneries are breathtaking and all is worth it as you get to experience the sahara desert on the back of a Camel. Youssef, our driver, made the trip even better with facts about the places along the ride and many stops for panoramic photos. He was also a very warm and friendly person. Even the refreshment stops are interesting with fun characters, shops, sceneries and amazing coffee. One note for future travelers is that you should make sure to have whatsapp as it is the way they contact you for pickup and the itinerary before you start the trip. Also during the camel ride and the overnight stay at the camp (which is icredible to say the least) you leave your bigger luggage with the driver at the van and you carry what you need for the night on the camel. Ando was a great choice as the driver, the ride, the restaurant along the way and of course the great guys at the berber camp elevate the experience. Waking to see the sunrise in the dunes is an once in a lifetime memory!
Written May 9, 2022
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Giacomo Giorgi
1 contribution
Family
We made a two days trip for Zagora Desert from Marrakech. Youssef was our driver for the trip and it was very excellent, he made many breaks for beautiful panorama photos and stops for toilet. In Zagora we made a Trip with camels to arrive to the camp and we spend there the night. The camp was fantastic and the people there were fantastic: they made dance us around a fire with characteristics African music and bring us the a hill top in order to take a sunrise photo.In conclusion it’s possible only to use beautiful words for Youssef and the Camp people for they ability to make us spend a fantastic trip Zagora Desert

P.S. An important thing to remember is to preparare some backpack to spend the night in the camp because it’s forbidden to bring the luggages.
Written February 25, 2020
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Úlfur S
Island of Malta, Malta5 contributions
Had a fantastic time on this trip. Our driver Youssef went above and beyond and made the trip even better. I normally get carsick rather easily, however this was no problem as Youssef is an amazing driver. He would stop whenever we needed, when we needed to use a bathroom or take pictures, while somehow keeping us on schedule to see the sunset in Sahara.
Written April 13, 2022
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Amy
1 contribution
Friends
Our driver/guide Mohamed Patat was amazing! He explained where we were and kept us in the loop about what we were doing next every step of the way. He was happy to let our group decide if we wanted to spend less or more time at certain spots and made sure we had time to take photos at some of the most notable points on the way. 7 hours sounds like a long time to be driving but with the frequent photo/toilet/water stops, the time flew by. The visit to Ait Ben Haddou was particularly amazing as we had a guide taking us round and giving us interesting insights into the place.

The desert camping itself was also incredible. The minibus was parked by a road and then we travelled by camel for about an hour to get to the camp. To be honest, one hour was a good amount of time on the camels as we found our legs and butts had just about had enough by then! We had free time after arriving to climb the dunes and watch the sunset and then had some traditional tea and snacks with one of the guides before dinner. The camp itself is very well-established. Our tents were very comfortable with proper bed frames and sheets and there were good bathroom facilities with toilets and showers featuring hot and cold water.

Overall an amazing experience which was well worth the money!
Written May 31, 2022
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Sofya Zima
6 contributions
Couples
The journey was simply magical! Thank you to our wonderful driver who stopped at the most beautiful locations on the way to the desert! We also wanted to take a picture in the poppy field, and the driver fulfilled our little dream without any problems! The camp was very comfortable, the dinner was insanely delicious-tagine is my favorite dish now. Sunsets on the dunes deserve special attention, it was very beautiful and unforgettable. And at night we saw the most starry sky in our lives. Thank you to the guides, the driver, the Cheerful Bedouins for their drumming around the campfire. And to the local Moroccans for the fun company. Definitely one of the best travel experiences!🧡
Written May 23, 2021
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Reneeclisby
1 contribution
The 3 day sahara desert tour was awesome and Abdou was a great driver. He made sure we were safe at all times, kept us on schedule and accommodated our requests as a group.

We drove through the Atlas Mountains and stopped for amazing photos of the Berber villages, visited Todgha gorge, Kasbah Ait Ben Hddou Hollywood movie sets, explored the Berber farms and carpet businesses, had an overnight stay in Tinghir at Hotel Bougafer. The dromedory trek in Erg Chebbi Sahara dunes was delightful and our group had a very enjoyable time. The overnight stay at Auberge Sahara desert (Bedouin) camp at Erg Chebbi was accommodating and we took many photos of the sunrise the next morning. I’d definitely recommend this tour and this company. Abdou is the best guide in Marrakech. I look forward to booking another excursion when I return.
Written June 1, 2022
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Katt & Philippe
Aix-en-Provence, France19 contributions
Our Zagora desert tour was a wonderful experience. Our driver for the two days was Abdou. He was a gentle and kind man. During the drive, he took all the opportunities for us to stop and take photos of the magnificent region. He is passionate about his Berber culture and happy to share stories. Before Zagora, we stopped at Ait Ben Haddou. Our guide there was Hassan, he took us around the heritage listed Berber village and invited us to have lunch with his family home with Abdou aswell. After lunch we were amazed by a local artist Mustafa. He creates art using Berber materials, tea, saffron and orange juice (yes, orange juice) and brings the art to life using fire/heat. Then we continued to Zagora. We were very unfortunate with the weather as the clouds came in, but the rain was much needed for the area. Thereafter we met our camel leader Mohammed, leading us into the Zagora desert camps. The desert was very rocky and began along the road, however the sand dunes began to appear at the base of the mountains closer to camp. This was a spectacular sight! The camp caretakers were all wonderful. They were entertaining and friendly. All our meals were lovely. The camp is well looked after and had all adequate facilities (hot water included). We woke up with the hope of a sunrise, but alas, the clouds stayed behind. On our way back to Marrakech, Abdou took us to Ouarzazate before driving through the amazing snow capped Atlas Mountains and safely back to Marrakech. On top of all of this, we had this whole experience on our own. The first overseas tourists to camp in the Zagora! We're grateful to have the private tour, but would love to come back when the world opens again and we can share it together. Thank you to Ando Travel! YALLAH!

(Prepare yourself for long drives and winding mountain roads, and if you can... make sure mother nature delivers with her blue skies 😊)
Written November 5, 2020
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colettem573
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Awesome. This is something you must try!
Was a fantastic experience. A guide was very informative and shared a lot of history and facts as we were going alo
Stephen M
Stephen M
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Nice day trip, great views and easy going
Amazing views, easy walking trail, restaurant for lunch was tasty and inexpensive, nice tour guide and great transp
Sophia K
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Incredible day trip to the Ouzoud Waterfalls!
The whole trip was very well organised, from pick up at the start of the day to a guided tour around the waterfalls
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Excellent experience
A very good experience. We did a private tour and our driver Mohamed not only drove us there but was an excellent g
saunc2022
saunc2022
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Amazing experience
The trip was very amazing and worth the time if you have a full day in Marrakech. The Driver younes was on time and
Janina2504
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Definitely recommend
Had a great time in the Merzouga desert. Our driver Youssef did an excellent job and was even kind enough to stop a
989timov
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3 day trip to Merzouga
We really enjoyed the stops on our way to Merzouga. The stay at the camp in the desert was really nice and the ride
801beatriceb
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Fantastic trip to the desert of Merzouga
The trio of 3 days to Merzouga desert is amazing, everything well organised. Our driver, Abdou, was extremely kind
Tom B
Tom B
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Wonderful Morrocan Guide.
Omar was a fantastic guide. We travelled as a party of 6 and he made us all feel at ease from the moment we met. On
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Good prepared
Very good tour and expierience. Really good prepared and good attention. The dessert it was the most amazing experi
l_lilibeth
l_lilibeth
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An incredible experience
I love It all! Abdou was genial with us, so nice. The BEST driver And the guides very kind I recommend it!
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The craziest thing i've ever done =)
IT WAS INCREDIBLE!!! Abdou was the best driver you can ask ando we had really good local guides. No bad for my firs
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Best experience in Merzouga
We love all the trip!! In specially the camel tour in the desert!! Our Guide Abdou is very kind all the trip!
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Highly recommended!!!
Amazing experience! Our guide Abdou was fantastic, brilliant with a great mix of history, local knowledge etc. We l
nofalr2021
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An amazing experience led by guide OMAR
Omar was our guide who was absolutely wonderful in taking care of us. He was very responsible and made us feel very
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