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

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

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icon2 days  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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Overview

Enjoy a true desert adventure complete with camels, Berber villages and UNESCO World Heritage sites, during this 2-day trip from Marrakech to Zagora. Get off the beaten path in Morocco for an exploration of its stark deserts, unique local culture and fascinating historical sites. Join a camel trek and spend the night in the Zagora Desert under the stars. You’ll also get a taste for Berber village life and discover ancient history at sites like Ouarzazate and Kasbah Aït Ben Haddou. A guide, some meals, accommodations, activities and round-trip hotel transport are also included.
  • 2-day tour to Zagora from Marrakech, with camel trek and desert camp
  • Take the Tizi-n-Tichka pass through the High Atlas Mountains with a guide
  • Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of Aït Ben Haddou and the Drâa Valley
  • Visit the ancient settlement of Ouarzazate
  • Cross the dunes of the Zagora Desert on camel back and enjoy a spectacular desert sunset
  • Spend the night in a Berber desert camp among the sand dunes
  • Tour includes select meals and round-trip travel from Marrakech

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This express tour lets you experience the Sahara Desert in just two days.
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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)
Lunch
Local guides

Departure Point

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


Departure Time

7:00 AM
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Ando Travel SARL
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 2-Day Zagora Tour from Marrakech Including the Atlas Mountains, Camel Trek and Desert Camp?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Zagora Tour from Marrakech Including the Atlas Mountains, Camel Trek and Desert Camp.
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What is the policy on sanitization during 2-Day Zagora Tour from Marrakech Including the Atlas Mountains, Camel Trek and Desert Camp?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
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What is the social distancing policy during 2-Day Zagora Tour from Marrakech Including the Atlas Mountains, Camel Trek and Desert Camp?
A:The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 2-Day Zagora Tour from Marrakech Including the Atlas Mountains, Camel Trek and Desert Camp?
A:The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by 2-Day Zagora Tour from Marrakech Including the Atlas Mountains, Camel Trek and Desert Camp.

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  • "You do have to pay extra for lunch and for guides but it really is very cheap." See review

Reviews

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star-5
Winter in Marrakesh
Icuamir
, Dec 2019
Excellent overall trip, distance was longer than expected, however our driver “Abdou” was very good and made the trip easier, our camel ride guide “Ismail” was fun . Both spoke good English.
star-5
We really enjoyed it!
Vicky P
, Nov 2019
Everything was great. We loved it! We read some of the other reviews before we went so we expected to be harassed by people trying to sell us things we don't need like sunglasses and scarves. But it was just the opposite. No pressure. We brought snacks so we wouldn't have to eat lunch at the "expensive" restaurant. That was fine. We sat at a nice table outside and ate our fruit and waited until everyone was finished their meals.
star-5
Amazing 2-day Zagora Tour from Marrakech, Unforgettable
Vmoli015
, Sep 2019
This was one of the most beautiful experiences I've ever had in my life. If I could go back and do it again, I would. Although the drive is pretty long, the stops along the way are so worth it, and the final destination at the Zagora Desert left my best friend and I breathless. The food was delicious and the camp was beautiful. Everyone at the camp made us feel so comfortable, & our guides were great. One of the best sunrises, sunsets, and stars i've ever seen. I 100% recommend this.
star-5
A great adventure
carolinemerrellf2019
, Sep 2019
I booked this little adventure as it was my 50th birthday and wanted an experience to remember and I will for sure. Our driver Saidi picked us up from the hotel and off we set to pick up the others in our group of 8. We absolutely loved everything about this trip, driving through the Atlas Mountains, the scenery is simple stunning and stopping often for bathroom breaks, refreshments and lunch. You also visit a couple of historic places briefly. You do have to pay extra for lunch and for guides but it really is very cheap. You do get asked a lot to go into shops but they are not pushy people and are very polite if you say no. My Mum and I were a little worried about the camels as we are not the fittest of people but we managed to get on and stay on!! It was a very proud moment, lol my mum is in her seventies. You have to remember this is a short trip. It is quite a long way to travel in the car from Marrakesh but 100 percent worth it, the desert camp was simply amazing with clean toilets and showers, great food and music entertainment. You have to buy your drinks at camp also. It is a little slice of a desert experience as you are on the edge of the Zagora desert, so if you want to travel and have sand dunes all around then take a longer one. Thanks again to Saidi our lovely driver who was helpful at all times and very knowledgeable. The only thing that we found hard was how hot it was overnight and we had to come out of the tent and sleep outside but after all you are in the desert so can’t complain and it was all part of the experience. I would recommend this trip for sure.
star-5
Love it !!
lauracm66
, Sep 2019
All the people was so helpful and polite!!super professional!!they make our experience so wonderful,the ride,the food and the accommodation were great!!
star-4
Amazing experience
sherasam
, Dec 2018
The journey to the desert is a crazy ride but at no point did I my safety was jeapordized. We had a driver, Omar, I think who was a pro on the road. However, maybe he could explain a little bit as he drove along. We stopped at a couple of places for photo stops. The view is gorgeous! We also went to the UNESCO heritage site which was the filming location for many movies. The Camel riding through the desert was a splendid experience. But what blew my mind away was actually our accommodation that night, we stayed in tents. Before that we were served a scrumptious dinner spread and were entertained by Berber live music performance. And they let us play their drums although I was off beat the whole time. Prior to dinner we sat with one of the Berber guys and he gave quite a detailed explanation bout the history of berbers. He also answered our questions. At this point, when you look up in the night sky, you would see millions of stars. So damn bright and beautiful. Day 2 - I expected a little bit more but nope it was just a drive back to Marrakech. Overall great experience.
star-5
Desert trip
FellowTraveler548520
, Dec 2018
It was an amazing experience!!! The driver and all the local guides were very nice and friendly. Camel ride during sunset was breathtaking!!!
star-4
Good tour but slightly misinformed.
benf1946
, Dec 2018
Really enjoyed the this trip overall. The views were outstanding, visiting Ait Ben Haddou was informative and beautiful. The camels were great fun and the camp was comfy! A couple of things were left out of the explanation when we booked it however. As far as we knew all we had to buy was lunch on the way there and the way plus water (definitely take water as none is provided) but we knew that so no issue there. When we arrived at Ait Ben Haddou we were greeted by a man called Muhammid. Great guy, spoke many languages and was extremely knowledgable. He took us around and threw the village which was great however he towards the end of the village tour he took us into a scarf shop and told us to get into the desert you need sunglasses, a scarf and suncream. We had all three but Muhammed insisted that you needed these top quality scarfs that were 12 euros each (thats our lunch money gone) then he led us to a restaurant for lunch. Food quality was a solid 4 out of 10 and choice was very limited. We had a set menu choice of around 12 euros each for a three course meal. Very small portions. Then he came around telling us that we had to pay for the tour he gave. 3 euros each. The tour was definitely worth more but as we were unaware of all these secret but necessary purchases we had no cash left for lunch or his trip fee! I had to borrow money from the bus driver (who was great) It was just a very awkward situation to be in that could have been avoided if we had known about the extra costs. Once we arrived at the camels we very quickly realised that the scarfs weren't necessary at all, nor the glasses, nor the suncream. It was November and about 17 degrees. The camel ride was shorter than expected but once we arrived at camp we met the berber camp hosts who were all fascinating to speak to and great at their jobs. If I were to do it again I'd book a longer tour of the desert. If you do take this tour I recommend buying a cheap scarf somewhere else for 2 euros and take sun glasses and suncream. There is no need to buy them there they are just an extra bit of cash from tourists. There was another cafe right by where we had lunch as well, I'd go there for lunch and meet the rest of the group at the restaurant afterwards. Still, a great experience, Atlas Mountains were great, camels were ridden and we stayed in the desert (just) but next time I'll go for longer in the desert and skip the tourist traps beforehand.
star-5
Amazing experience
Fearless08485839998
, Nov 2018
Absolutely amazing experience. From the drive through the stunning Atlas mountains to the food and entertainment at the camp. Once in a lifetime experience I'm very glad I did. The driver/guide was awesome and very a helpful, and also the tour operators went above and beyond for us on the first day as we got in the wrong vehicle outside our hotel (our fault) and they managed to get us picked up from a random spot in the Medina. Could not recommend this tour highly enough. Thank you
star-5
Excellent service and hosts, beatiful warm and friendly people.Mohamed was an excellent and careful driver.
ramonamailboxes
, Oct 2018
The camp is very well organized (showers anf toilets) the food was lovely and more than enough.We listen and dance barbarian songs around the fire. Enjoyed and made the most of this experience. Stop the time for a bit and find yourself in the desert is more than blessing!

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