This 2 day Marrakech sahara tour departing from the imperial city of Marrakech is the best option to know an authentic desert of dunes that is available only for 2 days Marrakech to Zagora desert. It is one of the best Marrakech desert trips in Morocco for all those who want to experience the desert in 2-Day / 1 Night and do not have more time.
Departing from Marrakech we will cross the mountain pass of Tichka so that we can see directly a new panorama of Kasbahs made of adobe Berber villages a beautiful palm grove that has the luxury of being the largest desert landscape until you reach Erg Chegaga's door in the Zagora desert where we will spend the night in a traditional desert camp in its dunes.
Do not let the lack of time make you miss this wonderful opportunity and enter this fantastic experience in the Moroccan desert.
The price of the 2 Day Sahara desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora depends on the number of travellers, type of accommodations (Standard or Luxury) and the season. Please feel free to contact us anytime.
Day 1 : Marrakech » Draa Valley » Zagora Sahara Desert (Camel trek & Night in Desert Camp) [355.5 km]
Day 2 : Sahara Desert » Zagora » Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah » Telouet » Marrakech (Marrakesh) [377.3 km]
Starting location : Marrakech
Ending location : Marrakech
Duration : 2 Days / 1 Night
Our 2 day Sahara desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora will start as in other excursions from Marrakech (from your accommodation), this part of the imperial city with address Ouarzazate. We will cross the mountains of the High Atlas, passing by the Tiz'n Tichka port (2,200 meters) for incredible landscapes and we will enter the territory of the desert Berbers.
We will cross the largest palm grove in Africa (150 km), located in the Draa Valley, marked by kasbahs, villages and orchards. We will arrive at Zagora, door of Erg Chegaga. After visiting it, we will contemplate the sunset, have dinner and spend the night in authentic Berber tent under the stars of the desert.
The second day of our Marrakech to Zagora desert tour two days we will wake up in the dunes of the Zagora desert. Breakfast and departure to Ouarzazate. We will visit the Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and the scene of major film productions, such as the Oscar-winning Lawrence of Arabia, El Cielo Protector or Babel.
Continue to the High Atlas and reach the Kasbah of Telouet, former palace of the Lord of the Atlas. Descent to the red city of Marrakech.
1. Do I need to bring a sleeping bag?
You won't need a sleeping bag on our Morocco tours as for the most part you'll be staying in 3-4 star hotels and our desert camp provides all the bedding you need including pillows and blankets. For your own personal comfort, you may wish to bring a sleeping bag liner to use at the desert camp.
2. How long is the camel trek in the Sahara?
We journey there by camel for an authentic Berber experience. The camel trek is about an hour and a half. If you prefer to walk then you can walk alongside our camel caravan but bear in mind that walking in sand can be tiring.
3. Is there another option if I do not want camel riding?
Yes, travellers who are not intrested in camel ride and want to spend night in the desert, we transfer them by 4WD to the desert camp.
4. What is the standard of hotels on your trips?
On our Signature product you'll be staying in a mix of 4 & 3 star modern hotels and traditional Moroccan riads. This gives you a chance to experience the local hospitality and stay in accommodation that reflects the character of Morocco. On our Adventure range of tours in Morocco the standard of accommodation is equivalent to a Western 3 star.
5. How big are your tour groups?
The average group size on our Morocco tours is between 2-17 travellers.
6. Is Moroccan food suitable for vegetarians?
Vegetables feature prominently in Moroccan cuisine so vegetarians should have no issues. It's true that Moroccans like their meat but it's always accompanied by a delicious range of vegetables and grains. There's a huge variety of salads to choose from, soups can easily be made vegetarian-friendly on request and the ubiquitous tagine and couscous dishes come in vegetarian options too.
To confirm any tour or activity, we require a small deposit to be paid over PayPal to our account, the balance is due in cash at the pick up, to be paid to your driver in euros, or equivalent in dollar or dirhams.
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The package we booked included a driver and transport 24/7. We did not have to book anything, apart from the flights.
Transfers, excursions, hotel (riyadh) bookings, restaurants and anything else you can think of was organised by Marrakech Day Desert Tour.
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Their helpful suggestions regarding our itinerary, made out Sahara desert trip perfect!
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