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2 Days 1 Night To Zagora Desert From Marrakech

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Marrakech, Morocco
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icon2 days  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English and 2 more

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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
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Overview

If you're short on time in Marrakesh but want to discover a bit more of Morocco, take this overnight tour into the Zagora Desert. You'll travel from the city through the Atlas Mountains, stopping to visit cultural and natural sites. Accommodation is included at a desert campsite.
  • Experience some of the diversity of Moroccan geography and culture on a 2-day tour
  • Spend the night in a desert tent
  • Watch the sunset and sunrise on camel rides
  • Round-trip transport from Marrakesh
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Overnight accommodation in a Tent in the desert
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Round-trip shared transfer
Transport by air-conditioned minivan
45 minute camel ride from the Bus to the Camp (1 st day at the sunset)
20 minute camel ride from the Camp to the Bus ( second day at the Sunrise)
Breakfast (2)
Dinner (2)
Drinks
Food and drinks (first day dinner and breakfast of the second day are included)
Gratuities
Lunch
Guide in Ait ben Haddou : 2.5 eur

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
pick up from all hotels and guest hauses in center of Marrakech City,
you can leave information about your hotels or riad in Marrakech full name and address, and one of our colleagues will pick you up the day of departure for your trip.

Departure Time

7:30 AM

Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time

Hotel pickups commence prior to this time, you must contact the local service provider to verify your exact pickup time.

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • Infant seats available
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Children must be accompanied by an adult
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if the meteorological conditions do not allow it
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Morocco Desert Fun Trip

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Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during 2 Days 1 Night To Zagora Desert From Marrakech?
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
  • Face masks provided for travelers
See all safety measures taken by 2 Days 1 Night To Zagora Desert From Marrakech.
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What is the policy on sanitization during 2 Days 1 Night To Zagora Desert From Marrakech?
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
See all safety measures taken by 2 Days 1 Night To Zagora Desert From Marrakech.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during 2 Days 1 Night To Zagora Desert From Marrakech?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by 2 Days 1 Night To Zagora Desert From Marrakech.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during 2 Days 1 Night To Zagora Desert From Marrakech?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by 2 Days 1 Night To Zagora Desert From Marrakech.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during 2 Days 1 Night To Zagora Desert From Marrakech?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 17 travelers.

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Traveler Tips


  • "In the morning you climb the mountain to watch the sunset so make sure you take your cameras!" See review
  • "pick up was swell, ride to the desert was long so make sure you bring comfortable pillows - there was no AC in the van (or the driver at least didnt put it on) ." See review
  • "We stopped in a town for lunch, the food was expensive and bad so I recommend bringing your own lunch if you do go on this tour." See review

Reviews

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star-4
Desert Trip - AMAZING; everything else - meh
Explorer36948167495
, Dec 2019
so my sister really wanted to go on a desert trip during our trip in morocco and i stumbled upon this offer online and thought that "this should be good" since it encompassed everything she wanted to do. pick up was swell, ride to the desert was long so make sure you bring comfortable pillows - there was no AC in the van (or the driver at least didnt put it on) . including the tours, the ride to and back is 10 hours each way. the drop off though was a big hassle. the driver at the end just dropped off majority of the people at the jemaa el fnaa and told us to go our separate ways when we were guaranteed a ride back to our riad. the contact person stated it was our fault that we should have called them for a ride to our riad and then proceeded to state that our riad is unaccessible and so the driver just "dropped us off at the nearest entrance" - IT WAS A 20 MINUTE WALK THROUGH THE SQUARE WHERE IT IS FILLED WITH MEN AND THEIR HARASSEMENT. not pleasant AT ALL. at the end, the contact person FINALLY apologized and they offered to give us a free excursion but we already had plans so we just parted ways. ouzazarte tour was not good at all - the guide kept bringing us into these carpet places where the prices are sky high and the owners would not let us leave until someone bought something- the people kept harassing me to buy something when i clearly told them no (they kept saying "no need to buy. what do you want. come to the back. i tell you good price"). SUPER annoying. the lunch places they select for us super pricey and not good at all. same for the kasbah ait ben haddou tour that we went on where the tour guide asks for money at the end but the kasbah has no entrance fee so you can just go visit the kasbah by yourself (such a rip off). ANYWAYS, despite all the negatives, I saved the best for last: the DESERT TOUR!!! honestly, it felt sketchy because the driver just dropped us off in the middle of the road and told us to go with these camel drivers so they could've led us to the middle of the desert to die for all we know LOL. but its all good! we're all safe and sound. the camel ride was 1.5 hour going and 45 coming back- be prepared to be sore LOL. the desert camp (we upgraded ours and it was so worth!) was gorgeous. amazing dinner, entertainment, stars, bedroom, bath, breakfast, sunrise, sanddunes. Mohammad was great. took pics of us on the camel. the stars were beautiful. highlight of this tour for sure. despite the bad, this was well worth it!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Dear Traveler , Thank you for posting this review and we’re sorry to hear that your experience was not of the quality you expected. we are known for taking ownership and caring deeply about our customers as mentioned on many previous reviews. we are sorry for the drop off , it was a misunderstanding the driver who forget your right address he should drop you at accessible point to your accommodation , in this case you should call us to can intervene and send you other driver to drop you to the nearest point cause you accommodation in not accessible by car. for the guide in Kasbah Ait ben haddou is optional if you are interested in the history of the la kasbah you can take it and pay for 3 euros if you don't want you can do the visit by yourself. we try always to avoid the shopping in Ouarzazate shops but is out of our hand they promise us to don't push our customers to buy but noway cause there are other customers who are interested to take memories from this nice city. we are happy that you had enjoyed the camel ride and camp services . All the best
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star-5
The best experience ever!
NorthStar717930
, Dec 2019
It was excellent! The trip is long but the vans are comfortable and have wi-fi. The driver very friendly as well as Ahmed our guide to the dromedaries. The camp was beautiful, comfortable beds, clean bathroom and delicious food! The only negative was the second restaurant they took us which seemed expensive and ugly in addition to the second guide, which was "free" but after the tour he asked us to pay him. Taking that aside the first restaurant was rich and abundant although it is not included. I recommend bringing coins to use the bathrooms during the trip!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Dear Happy Guest , Thank so much for taking the time to leave us such nice review . i'm so happy to hear that our staff and services ( transportation , foods , camp, camel ride ..) met your needs and expectations. We apologize for the second restaurant service really it was an exception ,we ensure this doesn’t happen again. All the best
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star-3
Average/ Don't reccomend - WIll not be booking again
sahana s
, Nov 2019
This tour was incredibly average, honestly, we will not be booking it again. The drive from Marrakesh to the desert was about 6-8 hours and the roads were horrible and windy, we had no guide with us delivering facts or information about what we were seeing we were just in a car and everyone was feeling sick. We stopped in a town for lunch, the food was expensive and bad so I recommend bringing your own lunch if you do go on this tour. Then when we finally got to the desert our group of 17 people was split off, 5 of us went to one camp about 45 minutes away by camel, 2 others went to another and the rest of the group went to a camp 20 minutes away by camel (they could see the campsite from where the camel rides started), there were no rolling sand dunes as you see in the photos ( those are only in the Sahara desert apparently). The sunset, however, was nice and the guides at the camp were lovely, they taught us hand-drumming and served us delicious food. Our campsite was fine, there was running water, but, the lights in our tent and several others did not work and they did not do anything to fix them so we were forced to be in the dark. The next day we got up, breakfast was leftover bread from the night before and boiled eggs, then we rode the camels back to the car. Then we drove again 6-8 hours back to Marrakesh, the place we stopped for lunch was okay but again, expensive and nowhere near as good as the other food we had had in Marrakesh. So all and all - we were on this tour for 2 days so about 48 hours, over half of which were spent either in a car (either feeling sick or sleeping) or in a tent sleeping. Not worth the time, if you only have a short time to see Morrocco you are better off booking a different tour where you will actually get to see more of the desert and sights, get a proper guide who will be with you the whole time and not be brought to various tourist traps. The trip was fine and it was okay for us but if we were to return to Morocco we will definitely not book this again.
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Dear Guest , Thank you for posting a review and we’re sorry to hear that your experience was not of the quality you expected. festival the long way is described in the trip details (please try to read the descriptif currently ) the way from Marrakech to Zagora takes 6 to 7 hours plus 3 hours of stops ( stop toilet , stop coffee ,then stop lunch ) . regarding the option that you have choose is " SHARED " it means " WITH A GROUP " in this option the luggage is not provided cause we have usually 17 to 18 persons in the bus from different countries ( Spain , Italy , France England , china , ..) its not possible to can make 3 or 4 guides in the same bus that's why we provide driver only. . if you don't like to go with other people there is a second option" PRIVATELY" is with a private car and a private guide . as you see for the shared trip there are 3 kinds of accommodations Basic , Middle and a luxury .. that's why when you arrive to desert its normal to separate each group depending their bookings . to your knowledge the whole group was OK nobody was sick and nobody complained . We always aim to deliver a great experience. we will use the feedback to make us more better . Thank you
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star-5
Zagora desert trip
zanderm00re
, Nov 2019
Amazing two day one night trip from Marrakech to Zagora! Stopped off at some historical cities along the way which were beautiful! The camel ride at sunset was the best part! In the morning you climb the mountain to watch the sunset so make sure you take your cameras! Long days travelling but definitely worth it!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2019
Dear Traveler , Thank you for your amazing comments. I am so glad to hear that you enjoyed your trip with us , looking forward to seeing you soon. All the Best
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star-3
Nice trip but car drive too long
Voyager234013
, Aug 2019
It was quite adventurous and beautiful. Especially sleeping under the moonlit sky was impressive! However the transport from Marrakech too 10h to get there and another 10h to get back. Time in the desert was unfortunately very limited. I'd rather recommend booking a 2- or 3-day trip since the place itself is absolutely stunning!
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Dear Guest , Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful experience with our travelers ..we are so glad to hear that you are very happy and you enjoyed your trip. We look forward to seeing you again.
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star-5
Easter trip
Dianacik
, Apr 2019
We travelled from UK 2 adults and 2 children 8 and 4 years old. The little one travelled free and got all the services. This trip is a MUST. Excellent tour company for the price, they did everything was offered on the website. No regrets, beatiful memories. Thank you!
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star-3
Es bueno
Miriam R
, Dec 2019
Me gustó el viaje, pasamos por lugares muy lindos, el servicio me gustó, los encargados amables solo que el desierto al que fuimos no es el de las fotos además nadie hablaba español.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2019
Estimado viajero, Gracias por dejar esta agradable reseña, estoy feliz de que esté satisfecho con nuestros servicios. para las imágenes publicitadas son reales y para el idioma no se proporciona la opción compartida, hay muchas nacionalidades en el minibús, no podemos proporcionar 4 o 5 guías al mismo tiempo, por lo que solo proporcionamos un controlador.
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star-4
PER IL PREZZO CI STA
stefano1o9o
, Nov 2019
Sono venuti a prendermi al riad all'orario ma in realtà ho cambiato 3 bus nell'arco di un'ora e mezza ed eravamo ancora nei pressi di marrakech... considerato che le trasferte a\r sono lunghe e che la colazione abbiamo dovuto ingurgitarla un po' tutti presto, c'è stato un disservizio. Prima di giungere al campo e la mattina dopo, ci hanno chiesto mance continuamente in modo invadente i vari addetti a cammelli, guide, ecc... la sola visita di Aitbenhaddu era esclusa e si sapeva. Ho avuto una doppia anziché una quadrupla e quindi un servizio migliore, per questo ringrazio. In ogni caso materassi molto scomodi, colazione un po' lenta nel servizio ma per il resto tutto perfetto, dall'atmosfera del campo ai bagni, così come per l'organizzazione della serata e del ritorno. Il primo pranzo era una pietà anche costosissima per turisti costretti a sedersi lì, il pranzo del secondo giorno invece più decente ma sempre a prezzi dei loro amici convenzionati. l'autista molto diligente, attento e disponibile nei confronti di tutti i passeggeri. Grazie
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star-4
Viaje largo pero divertido
coro p
, Sep 2019
Puntos positivos: El conductor muy bueno: rápido y hábil pero sin ser un kamikaze. la visita al Ksar de Ait Ben Hadu me gustó mucho, así como el guía local. Sólo con los paisajes espectaculares ya se justifica el viaje el traslado en dromedario muy divertido la recepción en el campamento, cena y ambiente con música y cánticos estupendo. nos divertimos, cantamos y bailamos mucho (tienes que ir predispuesto), los bereberes hacen todo lo posible para que sea divertido. Puntos negativos: * Para 2 días, son muchos kilómetros por carreteras de montaña (que cuando fuimos -septiembre/2019- estaban mejorando), realmente del destino sólo disfrutas la tarde-noche. * hay paradas en el camino que en mi opinión son totalmente prescindibles como la del aceite de Argan. * La visita a Uarzazate no me gustó, porque sólo pudimos ver la medina desde fuera (resulta que la están restaurando y no dejan entrar, pero de eso no nos informaron), y además, el guía local era un señor que andaba y hablaba muyyy despacio, y nos tuvo 45 min. dando explicaciones en el mismo sitio, y eso sí, nos llevó a comprar alfombras. no se puede esperar mucho de los camastros, de hecho, sólo hay mantas que por cierto, pican.
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Estimado viajero, Gracias por tomarse el tiempo para dejarnos sus comentarios. Aprecio todo el punto positivo, creo que esos son los servicios muy importantes del recorrido (transporte, alojamiento, comidas, caminata en camello, personal, entretenimientos ...) para los negativos, lo buscaremos y resolveremos con prontitud y con precisión para mejorarnos y garantizar que esto no vuelva a suceder. todo lo mejor.
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star-1
sehr schlimme Erfahrung .......very bad experience !!!
adhikari2018
, Aug 2019
Wir waren zu dritt (mit einem Kind, 5 Jahre alt). Uns wurde bei der Buchung mitgeteilt dass die Fahrt 6-7 Std. dauert. Die Fahrt hat in der Wirklichkeit mehr als 13 Stunden gedauert (da unterwegs unnötig angehalten worden ist um etwas zu verkaufen oder Geld abzukassieren). Das war wie ein Verkaufstour !!!! Das war mit einem Kind sehr schlimm. Als wir gegen 22:30 ankamen, war das Abendessen nicht fertig. Das Essen war aber im Angebot inkludiert. Nach mehrmalige Aufforderung, dass wir unbedingt nur für das Kind etwas zum Essen geben möchten, wurde diese auch leider nicht berucksichtigt. Gegen Mitternacht 00:20 Uhr, haben wir das Essen: Brot und Curry erhalten. Am zweiten Tag sollte man wieder 05:00 Uhr starten um den Sonnenaufgang zu sehen !!! Das ist leider gar nicht organisiert. Wenn wir mit dem Bus ankommen und mit den Kamelen starten, hätten die Jungs am Zeltplatz das Essen zubereiten können. Man hätte das so plannen und organisieren können, dass wir gegen 20:00 Uhr ankommen und den Sonnenuntergang sehen und gegen 21:00 Uhr das Abendessen. Dann hätte man genug Zeit um etwas auszurühen. Vom Sonnenuntergang haben wir nichts gemerkt ........... da der Ankunft wegen Verkaufstouren verspätet war !!! Den Stop bei dem Berg und 25 Dihram für den Guide und die Kaufsempfehlungen vom Guide sind echte Abzoge !!!! -------------- There were three of us (with a child, 5 years old). They told us during the booking that the trip takes only 6-7 hours. In reality, the journey took more than 13 hours (as it was unnecessarily stopped on the way to sell or withdraw money). That was like a sales tour !!!! That was very bad with a child. When we arrived around 22:30, dinner was not ready. The food was included in the offer. After several requests that we absolutely want to give something for the child to eat, this was unfortunately not considered. Around midnight 00:20, we got the food: bread and curry. On the second day you should start again at 05:00 to see the sunrise !!! This is unfortunately very bad organized. If we arrive by bus and start with the camels, the boys at the campsite could have prepared the food.
icon Response from Host , Aug 2019
Sehr geeherte ADHIKARI SATYA, Ihr Kommentar ist wirklich beschämend, zuerst Sie waren zu spaet fuer die Abholung 30 minuten, als einer unserer Kollegen in Ihrem Hotel und Ihrer Unterkunft abholte und natuerlich ohne zu entshuldigen. Lesen Sie dann die Beschreibung von Diese Reise ist nicht wahr für 6-7 Stunden; Normalerweise wird die Abfahrtszeit bereits um 07:30 Uhr und die Ankunftszeit zwischen 05:30 und 6:00 Uhr nachmittags angegeben, das sind also ca. 10 Stunden je nach Straßenzustand, andererseits bei Ihrer Ankunft um wüste es war gegen 18:30 uhr und der leiter des Leiter sagte uns, dass sie kein kamel reiten wollen und sie wollten mit einem 4x4 fahrzeug zum Camp und erklärten, dass sie Shwanger sind, und trotzdem wir haben Ihre Anfrage ohne zusätzliche Pfennige erfüllt, obwohl Sie mehr bezahlen sollten. Außerdem wird in der Beschreibung des Produkts angegeben, dass diese Art von Reise für Sie nicht empfohlen wird. und vielleicht haben Sie Ihre Uhr nicht nach dem marokkanischen Zeit umgestellt. Dear ADHIKARI SATYA, your comment is really shameful, all the time you were late by 30 minutes when one of our colleagues came to pick you up in your hotel, and property without any excuse, then if you read the description of this trip is not true for 6-7 hours; Normally the departure time is already indicated at 07:30 am and the arrival time between 05:30 and 6:00 pm, so that is about 10 hours depending on the state of the road, At your arrival at desert it was around 18:30 and the chef of camp told us that you do not want to ride a camel and you asked to go to the camp by 4x4 vehicle while explaining that you are pregnant, and despite this we has fulfilled your request without any extra pennies, although you should pay more, besides if you are really pregnant it is also indicated in the description of the product that it is disadvised for you this kind of trip,
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