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In and around Morocco
UNESCO World Heritage Site
Join this incredible 2-day tour from Marrakesh to the Sahara Desert! You’ll experience a thriving souk in Marrakesh, cross the High Atlas mountain range, visit Ait ben Haddou and finally sleep under the stars and amongst the dunes in the Sahara. What are you waiting for? Choose our Mini Moroccan Tour, the fastest way to reach the desert from Marrakesh enjoying the variety of Morocco’s nature and history!
Daily departures. If you are booking at short notice, please contact us directly soon so we can confirm availability.
Early morning pick up at the hotel in Marrakesh to start the tour! Discover Morocco quickly, thoroughly, and enjoying the ride with other adventurers.
We offer complete tours so you can get to know the incredible Morocco starting from Marrakesh!
- We offer various tour options around Morocco for every type of backpacker and avid traveller.
- Prefer a different or private tour? Don’t hesitate to contact us so we can offer you a custom made tour.
Let yourself be seduced and fall in love with this beautiful country!
FROM MARRAKESH TO THE ZAGORA DESERT
Day 1 - Marrakesh - Port Tichka – Ait Ben Haddou – Agdz – Zagora
Our first stop is the High Atlas mountain range, and more specifically Tzi Tichka (2260m). We will take the highest asphalt road in Northern Africa to get there, a road that used to be only for suitable for mules until the French reconstructed it. During our ride, we will be able to see the ancient towns hiding in the valleys and a great variety of scenery. While heading to Ait Ben Haddou, we will cross the southern side of Atlas where you will find completely different, strikingly green, view. In Ait Ben Haddou we will visit the famous Kasbah which is declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. On the way to the desert we will also pass by Ait Saoun, Agdez and the Valley of Draâ.
Once we reach Zagora, we will ride some friendly camels to get us to the camp Haimas which is surrounded by dunes. Before having dinner, we can climb up the dunes and feel the tranquil and peaceful atmosphere of the desert. Then, we will sleep under thousands of stars in the middle of the desert.
Did you know that…
-The word Marrakesh actually means “the land of God” in Bereber. This city is between the desert and the summit of High Atlas
-The legendary land of the 1000 moroccan kasbahs can be seen from the south of High Atlas. The kasbahs, or fortresses, are built for defensive purposes
Day 2 - Zagora - Ouarzazate- Ait Ben Haddou - Marrakesh
After enjoying the grandeur of the desert under millions of stars, we will start heading back early in the morning to see the sun rise whilst riding our friend the camel. After having breakfast, we will pass through the silent city of Ouarzazate. This city is famous for its Kasbah Teloulet and movie studios. This city is now the administrative center of Morocco and is also the starting point for the 52-day camel ride to Timbuktu. You will also find the Valley of Draâ here, whose main produce is dates. From here we will continue our trip towards Marrakesh.
On the last day, depending on the time of your flight, you may have a few hours to visit Marrakesh and its medina, market, or the Palace of Bahia. If you have time you should definitely visit the Menara and the Garden of Marjorelle! We would recommend you arrive at the airport extra early because you might need to have your flight ticket and passport stamped before boarding.
Did you know that…
– Ouarzazate and Ait Ben Haddou are also known as “the door of the desert” due to their picturesque character. Many well-known movies such as Gladiator, The Jewel of the Nile, and Sahara were shot here
This schedule may suffer changes due to traffic, weather or other external and uncontrollable circumstances.
Starting point: Marrakesh
Pick up from the hotel to start the tour: around 07:00 – 07:30.
To do this kind of tour, we recommend adding 2 extra nights in Marrakesh (one before the tour and one after). As the start of the tour is early in the morning and the tour returns in the evening. As a result, we can’t be held responsible if you miss your return flight.
We can process the extra nights where you’ll stay in a fantastic Riad, or you can organize it yourself. Either way, you have a contact form and our details so you let us know, and so we can solve any of your doubts :)
To get to Marrakesh you have several flights EVERY DAY with:
Check prices on the companies’ websites, or with comparison websites like:
If you have any problem regarding flights or schedules, we can give you a hand: read this article or don’t hesitate to contact us!
- 2 days and 1 night
- 2 days of travel by mini bus
- 1 night in a Moroccan Haima tent in the desert with dinner and breakfast
- Transport by camel to and from the desert
- Stops in important places of interest
- Travel insurance
- Extra nights in Marrakesh
- Extra food and drink
- Entrance to monuments
- Local guides
Book your trip for only 40 €…
…the outstanding balance will be payed once you arrive in Marrakesh
*Discounts cannot be applied
*Places subject to availability
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