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From Marrakech: Zagora 2-Day Desert Safari with Food & Camp

Activity provider: Ando Travel Ltd

From Marrakech: Zagora 2-Day Desert Safari with Food & Camp

Activity provider: Ando Travel Ltd
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From £71.34 per person

Experience the Berber lifestyle on a 2-day desert safari to Zagora from Marrakech. Sleep in a typical desert camp of the Sahara, see the sunrise and sunset from the back of a camel, and enjoy spectacular views of the legendary Kasbahs and oases.

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Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
You will be picked up from your accommodation in Marrakesh

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the life of a Berber at a desert camp in the Sahara
  • Cross the shifting sand dunes on the back of a camel
  • Sleep under a canopy of stars
  • Go to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Discover the setting for many Hollywood epics
Full description
Live the life of a Berber for one night on a 2-day desert safari to Zagora and the Draa Valley from Marrakech. Experience the shifting sand dunes on the back of a camel, sleep under a canopy of stars, and follow in the footsteps of Hollywood royalty on a visit to the world heritage village of Ait Ben Haddou. Day 1: Marrakech - Zagora (7 hours drive) Following an early morning pick-up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, drive across the High Atlas Mountains en route to Ouarzazate, where you will stop for a lunch at leisure. Continue to the oasis of Agdez, before driving through the date and palm trees of the Draa Valley. Marvel at the fortified Kasbahs along the way. Upon arrival at Zagora, meet your camel caravan for a 1-hour camel ride over the sand dunes. Watch the sunset paint the desert sands as it sinks below the horizon. Then, transfer to your Sahara Desert camp just before dark. Settle into your private tent, and enjoy some time at leisure to explore the surrounding desert scenery. Dinner will be served under the stars, while your nomad hosts will provide the entertainment around a camp fire with the beat of their tam tam drums. Day 2: Zagora - Marrakech (7 hours drive) Wake early to experience the magic of a desert sunrise (optional). Then, enjoy breakfast before climbing back into the saddle of your camel for the ride back to the main road. Here, your minibus will be waiting to take you on a scenic drive to the world heritage village of Ait Ben Haddou. Instantly recognizable as the setting of various Hollywood epics, it’s also a popular backdrop for photo shoots with international fashion magazines and agencies. Explore the Kasbah at leisure, with some free time for lunch, before the picturesque drive back to Marrakech for an estimated drop off at 18:00.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off in Marrakech
  • Transportation by air-conditioned minibus
  • Driver
  • Camel trek in the Zagora dunes at sunset and sunrise
  • Entertainment around a campfire
  • Standard accommodation in a Berber desert camp
  • Hot showers and toilets
  • Dinner
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch and drinks
  • Local guides (recommended, approximately €2 per person)
  • Tips and personal expenses
  • Bottled water
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • Masks are required while indoors
  • Masks are strongly recommended for anyone indoors regardless of vaccination status. Unvaccinated participants are required to wear a mask while indoors
  • All participants who are over 5 years and 3 months old must present proof of full vaccination and a valid form of ID. Participants with proof of valid religious or medical exemptions and children under five years and three months are exempt. All participants over 2 years old must wear a mask

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Important information

Know before you go

  • If the road across the Atlas Mountains is blocked during winter, an alternative route is available via Taroudant. Customers must pay a mandatory supplement of €10 per person if the alternative route is taken
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

based on 399 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    4.4/5

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The two-day trip to the desert has come to an end, with a sense of longing, I am very satisfied with the work of the driver youssef, who not only took care of the life and living of the two days, but also gave full play to his skilled business expertise, and enjoyed the customs and beautiful scenery of the desert region, his sincere simplicity, optimism and cheerful character made the desert trip full of joy, but also full of longing for the desert. I will come back in the future. See you in the Sahara!

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26 April 2022

It's a great trip but do 3 days if you can. The only negative thing about this tour is the lunch, which takes place in touristy restaurants that charge way too high prices and rip you off. I would rather eat in a berber village and eat traditional food there, then I would much rather pay that price. Plus the locals have some of it too. Too bad.

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15 April 2022

Departure for a long journey by car with our driver/DJ/guide Reda! First stop in the village of Ait ben haddou, very beautiful road between Berber villages and mountains. Arrived at the meeting point with the camel drivers, we are off for a 1 hour ride in this rocky desert and gray sand. Arrival at the camp for the magnificent sunset behind the dunes! Camp with all the comforts (bed, duvet, shower, electricity) but which loses nothing of its authenticity. Meal at the top followed by a moment of sharing around a campfire to the sound of drums and Berber singing. After admiring the stars we spend a warm and quiet night. Warm and exceptional exchange with the locals. Return with 20min of camels to find the driver and leave for Ouarzate with the possibility of visiting the cinema studios before returning to Marrakech.

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14 April 2022

Product ID: 52680