2 Days Tour From Marrakech to Zagora Desert


Tour Description

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with our exclusive 2 Days Tour From Marrakech to Zagora Desert! Immerse yourself in the rich culture and stunning landscapes of Morocco as you journey through the breathtaking Zagora Desert.

Our meticulously crafted tour promises an experience like no other, combining exhilarating desert excursions with the comfort of luxury accommodations. From the vibrant streets of Marrakech to the serene beauty of the desert, every moment of this journey is designed to leave you with cherished memories.

Book your tour today and let us guide you on a captivating exploration of Morocco’s hidden treasures.

Day 1: Marrakech to Zagora Desert through High atlas mountains, Ouarzazate and Draa Valley

We start day 1 of your journey to Zagora Desert at 08:00am from your Riad or hotel. We will travel through the magical Atlas Mountains and the Tizi N Tichka Pass. The High Atlas Mountains are surrounded by beautiful landscapes and Berber villages, which are perfect photo opportunities. You will arrive in Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, the largest Kasbah in Morocco and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next we will have lunch and visit the Kasbah with a local guide. We will continue our 2 days desert tour to Zagora through Draa Valley to reach the city of Zagora. You will be dropped off for your camel ride into the Zagora Desert Camp and witness the beautiful sunset. Enjoy a traditional Moroccan dinner under the stars while locals play and sing traditional folk songs for your entertainment.

Day 2 : Zagora to Marrakech via Draa Valley, Ait Ben Haddou and High Atlas Mountains

You will wake up to the beautiful sun rising over the sand dunes of the Zagora desert. This is accompanied by a typical breakfast in the bivouac. We have arranged a camel ride to meet your driver who will take you safely back to Marrakech. You will also have some time to visit Ouarzazate for lunch in one of the local restaurants and have the chance to visit the famous Kasbah of Taourirt. In the afternoon, we drive back to Marrakech and arrive at around 18:00pm.

Is Zagora in the Sahara Desert?

Yes, Zagora is a town located in the Draa River Valley in southeastern Morocco. While Zagora itself is not directly in the Sahara Desert, it is situated on the edge of the desert, and the Sahara begins to the south of the town. Zagora serves as a gateway to the Sahara, and the surrounding region features arid landscapes characteristic of the desert. The Sahara Desert extends across North Africa, covering parts of Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Mali, Niger, Chad, Sudan, and other countries.

Zagora Desert vs Merzouga

Both Zagora and Merzouga are gateways to the Sahara Desert in Morocco, but they are located in different regions, and each offers a unique experience.


  • Location: Zagora is situated in the Draa River Valley in southeastern Morocco, closer to the northern edge of the Sahara Desert.
  • Dunes: The sand dunes near Zagora, such as those in Tinfou, are smaller compared to the iconic dunes found in Merzouga.
  • Accessibility: Zagora is more easily accessible from cities like Marrakech, and the journey to the desert is relatively shorter compared to Merzouga.


  • Location: Merzouga is located in the eastern part of Morocco, near the Algerian border. It is closer to the heart of the Sahara Desert.
  • Dunes: Merzouga is renowned for its large and picturesque sand dunes, including the famous Erg Chebbi dunes, which can reach considerable heights.
  • Accessibility: While it is a bit farther from major cities like Marrakech, Merzouga is a popular destination for those seeking a more immersive Sahara Desert experience.


In summary, both Zagora and Merzouga offer opportunities to experience the Sahara Desert, but Merzouga is often preferred for its stunning and expansive sand dunes, providing a more quintessential desert experience. Travelers may choose between the two based on their preferences, travel plans, and the level of desert adventure they seek. We look forward to taking you on your 2 Days Tour From Marrakech to Zagora Desert and we welcome you to enquire today.

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What is included in the Tour ?

Included in your tour:

  • Comfortable transportation (4×4 toyota land cruiser – micro bus)
  • Driver-guide who speaks your language
  • Fuel
  • Hotels – Riads with half board
  • Camel ride (camel for each person)
  • Overnight in the desert camp

Not included:

  • Plane tickets
  • lunch
  • Drinks
  • Tickets of the Historical Monuments


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