Want a taste of the Moroccan Sahara without a super long drive? Our 2-day tour from Marrakech to Zagora is perfect for you. We’ll whisk you away from Marrakech, cruising through the High Atlas Mountains with their snowy peaks and Berber villages. We might even stop at a cool old Kasbah.

As we reach Zagora, the scenery changes – lush valleys turn into rugged desert plains dotted with palm trees and mysterious ruins. Here’s the exciting part! We’ll ditch the van for a classic camel ride, just like the Berbers have done for ages. Imagine cruising across the golden sands under a vast sky as the wind whips through your hair.

As the sun sets, painting the sky with fiery colors, we’ll arrive at our comfy Berber tents nestled amongst the dunes. A delicious dinner under a million stars, listening to traditional Berber music. After a night gazing at the Milky Way, we’ll wake up to a magical desert sunrise before heading back to Marrakech. This jam-packed 2-day tour from Marrakech to Zagora includes stunning scenery, a taste of Berber culture, and an unforgettable camel ride under the stars. Ready for your Moroccan desert adventure?

Between 6 am and 7 am.
Arrival and departure from lodging. A camel for every individual.
Berber tent lodging. A vehicle with gasoline.
Travel insurance.

2-day Tour From Marrakech To Zagora: FAQ

How Far is Zagora from Marrakech?

Zagora is about a 5-and-a-half-hour drive (or 350 kilometers) from Marrakech.

How far is Marrakech from Zagora?

The drive from Zagora to Marrakech is about 350 kilometers, which takes roughly 5 and a half hours by car.

What type of cars is utilized for this tour?

The car you use for this tour depends on how many people are in your group. They usually have big Toyota Land Cruisers, vans, or comfy minibusses.

How do you pay to book this tour?

To hold your spot on the tour, you’ll need to pay a small deposit upfront. It’s easy – you can use PayPal or bank transfer. Then, on the first day of your adventure, you’ll pay the rest of the cost in cash directly to your awesome tour guide. They’ll accept euros, dollars, or Moroccan dirhams (their local money).


Day 1: Marrakech to Zagora

Our desert adventure kicks off in Marrakech! We’ll pick you up from your hotel and head straight for the mighty High Atlas Mountains. Get ready for stunning views as we wind our way up, making a stop at an argan cooperative to see how they make argan oil (a Moroccan specialty!). We’ll pause also at a high point (2260 meters!) for epic mountain pictures.

The next stop is a historic Kasbah – Ait Ben Haddou, a fortified city that’s been in movies like Gladiator! After exploring this ancient site, we’ll continue through Ouarzazate and Ait Saouen before finally reaching Zagora, the gateway to our desert experience.

Here’s the exciting part! We’ll trade our comfy van for a traditional camel ride. Imagine exploring the desert like the Berbers have for centuries, feeling the gentle sway as your camel treks across the golden sands. Before heading to the camp, we’ll hop back in the car (luggage included!) to make our way to our cozy desert tents nestled amongst the dunes.


Day 2: Zagora to Marrakech

On day two, we’ll head back towards Marrakech, but not before a couple more cool stops! First up is Agdez, a town famous for being one of Morocco’s biggest sources of date palm trees. We’ll see endless groves of these majestic trees and maybe even grab some delicious dates to snack on.

Since we didn’t have time yesterday, we’ll make also a stop in Ouarzazate to explore this interesting city. Nicknamed “Hollywood” for a reason, Ouarzazate is a hotspot for filmmakers, You might recognize some of the scenery from movies!

Finally, it’s time to cruise back to Marrakech, where our amazing 2-day adventure ends. Get ready for a head full of memories – breathtaking mountains, historic Kasbahs, unforgettable camel rides, and a magical night under the desert stars!


Tizi n'Tichka

Tizi n’Tichka, meaning “Pass of the Pastures” in Berber, is a mountain pass in Morocco that stands at an elevation of 2,260 meters (7,415 feet) above sea level. It is located on the N9 highway, which connects the city of Marrakech to Ouarzazate and beyond. Tizi n’Tichka is the highest paved mountain pass in Morocco and offers stunning views of the surrounding High Atlas Mountains.

The pass has been used for centuries by travelers and traders, and it is still an important transportation route today. The winding road that leads up to the pass is a popular destination for cyclists and motorcyclists, and the area is also a popular spot for hiking and camping. In the winter, the pass can be snowed in, and it is sometimes closed to traffic.



The town of Zagora sits on the edge of the Sahara Desert in Morocco, like a gateway to a whole new world. Unlike Merzouga, famous for its giant dunes, Zagora has a wilder, pre-desert kind of beauty. Imagine golden plains dotted with palm trees, and ancient Kasbahs (old fortified villages) standing guard like silent giants. Zagora is also the entrance to the Draa Valley, a lush oasis overflowing with date palm groves. Here, you’ll find Berber villages nestled in the foothills of the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Time seems to slow down in this region, offering a chance to experience the traditional Berber way of life, where things move at a relaxed and peaceful pace.

Ait Benhaddou

Imagine a giant castle made of mudbrick, all nestled against a mountain backdrop that looks straight out of a movie! This is Ait Ben Haddou, a real-life fortified village in Morocco with a history stretching back hundreds of years. Back in the day, it was a key stop on busy trade routes, filled with merchants and travelers. Now, it stands as a silent guardian, whispering tales of Morocco’s rich past.

The Kasbah is a maze of narrow alleyways, with towering walls and houses decorated in amazing detail. As you wander through its passageways, imagine what life was like centuries ago. Ait BenHaddou ‘s unique architecture and dramatic setting are so cool, they’ve even been featured in famous movies!

2-day tour from Marrakech to zagora

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