Zagora Desert Tour

Zagora Desert Tour

Trip Highlights

  • Amazing View from Tichka pass
  • Visit of Ait ben Haddou
  • Ziz Valley, Oases and Palm trees

Morocco Desert Trip

A trip in Moroccan Sahara desert is definitely an experience everyone should have at least once in their lifetime. It is a journey well worth the effort and you will have fond memories to last you forever. For anyone who has admired the beauty and intrigue of desert nomad culture, whether in photographs in National Geographic or films such as Lawrence of Arabia, there is nothing to compare with traversing the remote Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi sand dunes and Hamadas astride a camel. Our camel trekking allows you to become far more than a casual tourist.

Day to Day Trip Itinerary

Day 01: Marrakech - Ait benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Zagora : :
Day 02 :Zagora - Ouarzazate – Marrakech :

Zagora Desert - is also known as "The gate of the Moroccan Desert ", will see along the route the magical view from Tizi n Tichka pass 2660m, houses that serve as habitations for families of these Kasbah villages where life has continued unchanged over many centuries, visit of Ait ben haddou kasbahs.... Zagora it's the last town before the palm oases where the road dissolves into nothing but sand and rocks as we drive through the sand dunes...

Cost Includes

  • Private Transport from and back to your Hotel
  • Qualified English speaking guide
  • One night in nomadic tent
  • Camel Trek
  • Dinners and Breakfasts

Cost Excludes

  • All expenses of personal nature
  • Lunch
  • Tip


Day 01:Marrakech - Ait benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Zagora :

After breakfast in your hotel/raid in Marrakech, pick up around 7am, start your journey to the southern Morocco, crossing the High Atlas via the Tizi N' Tichka pass (2260m of altitude) drive along the zigzagging road & enjoy the views over the Berber villages of Imouzzar valley, explore one of the most preserved villages in the south of Morocco, Ait Benhaddou, a fortified village build by Ait Aissa trive on 15th century for Caravan traders coming from Tombouktou to Andalusia via Marrakech & Tangier, the village served as a natural decor for several international movies including the Gladiators, Ali Baba, Ben Hur, Lawrence of Arabia etc…enjoy a guided visit of 1 hour until the top of the hill to dominate the whole ksar and its classified Kasbahs since 1987 (under UNICCO world heritage), head afterwards to Ouarzazate to visit Taourirt Kasbah with a short break at the entrance of the city on a hill to see the cinemas studios & old decorations. Lunch and then continue to Zagora via Agdez and through Draa valley, start the camel ride at 1km from Zagora, enjoy the sunset along the way while riding towards the nomadic camp in Nekhla dunes. Dinner & breakfast are served at the camp.

Day 02: Zagora - Ouarzazate – Marrakech :

Early wake up to enjoy the sunrise followed by breakfast, optional camel Trek back to meet your driver and drive along the Draa valley with breaks for photos and lunch on the road before we return to Marrakech via Ouarzazate. (4x4 drive may take you from the camp to with the camel ride). Note: Nekhla dunes is not a full desert like Merzouga but nice to see a part of the desert & enjoy the camel ride experience & the overnight in the nomadic camp in case of a short holiday in Morocco, if you have 3 days it would be better to visit Merzouga dunes instead..