2 days desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora





2 days


2 days desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora

Embark on an unforgettable 2 days desert tour from Marrakech to Zagora with Morocco Trail Finders, where every moment is an adventure waiting to unfold. Your journey commences as you meet with our expert guide-driver at your Marrakech hotel or designated pick-up point. Departing from the bustling city, you’ll traverse the awe-inspiring Tizi’n’Tichka Pass, a winding road that unveils the breathtaking vistas of the High Atlas Mountains and charming Berber villages. Along the way, we pause at strategic viewpoints to capture the beauty of the Moroccan landscape.

The first highlight of your expedition is the UNESCO-listed Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah, a historic mud-brick city renowned for its cinematic appearances. Morocco Trail Finders grants you access to its labyrinthine alleyways and iconic structures while unravelling the secrets of its rich history.

After a sumptuous Moroccan lunch, the journey continues to Ouarzazate, famously known as the “Hollywood of Morocco.” Here, you’ll explore the legendary Atlas Film Studios, where countless iconic movies & series have come to life like Game of Thrones, Lawrence of Arabia, …and more. Delve into the art of filmmaking, roam through captivating film sets, and perhaps recognize some from your favourite movies.

As the day unfolds, we set out for Zagora, often dubbed the “Gateway to the Sahara.” The drive takes us through the picturesque Draa Valley, celebrated for its lush palm groves and ancient ksars. Observe the landscape’s transformation as the desert draws near.

Upon reaching Zagora, you’ll settle into your chosen Zagora Camp or Hotel for a night of relaxation. As the sun gracefully dips below the horizon, a mouthwatering Moroccan dinner awaits, presenting a symphony of flavours from the region.

The evening offers a unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the serenity of the Sahara Desert. Gaze at the stars overhead and surrender to the profound peace that only the desert can bestow.

The second day promises a mesmerizing sunrise over the Sahara for early risers. It’s a breathtaking spectacle you won’t want to miss. Relish a traditional breakfast before exploring Zagora’s local markets, culture, or the captivating desert surroundings.

The return journey to Marrakech retraces your steps through enchanting landscapes, from the edge of the desert to the majestic High Atlas Mountains.

With Morocco Trail Finders, this Zagora Overnight Sahara Tour is not just a trip; it’s an odyssey through iconic destinations like Ouarzazate, the Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah, and the doorstep of the Sahara in Zagora. Your adventure is enriched with local insights, cinematic marvels, and the serenity of the desert, all thoughtfully curated by the experts at Morocco Trail Finders. Discover Morocco’s timeless beauty with us. Explore the desert, experience the magic of filmmaking, and immerse yourself in the heart of Morocco. Your adventure begins here.


Additional Information:

  • Comfortable, weather-appropriate clothing and footwear.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat for sun protection.
  • Camera or smartphone to capture stunning landscapes.
  • A reusable water bottle to stay hydrated during the journey.
  • Ensure your passport is valid and check visa requirements.
  • Use Moroccan Dirham (MAD), with cash for rural areas.
  • Dress modestly and ask for permission for photos.
  • Be cautious with your belongings and follow local advice for a safe journey.


  • Explore the UNESCO-listed Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah, a cinematic marvel where you’ll wander through its ancient streets and learn about its rich history.
  • Visit the renowned Atlas Film Studios in Ouarzazate, providing a glimpse into the fascinating world of filmmaking and the chance to see iconic movie sets.
  • Journey through the picturesque Tizi’n’Tichka Pass, offering panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains and traditional Berber communities.
  • Drive through the stunning Draa Valley, known for its lush palm groves, historic ksars, and the unique landscapes of the Moroccan desert.
  • Experience the magic of the Sahara Desert in Zagora with an overnight stay at a camp or hotel, complete with a traditional dinner and the option to witness a Sahara sunrise.
  • Benefit from the knowledge and expertise of your guide-driver from Morocco Trail Finders, who will enrich your journey with local insights and ensure a seamless experience.


Note: This itinerary is subject to change based on your preferences and the weather conditions. Your experienced guide driver will ensure your safety and enjoyment throughout the journey.

Travel itinerary:


  • Transport by air-conditioned 4x4
  • Overnight stay in tents
  • Half-board accommodation (dinner & breakfast)
  • Local Guide
  • Water / Tea
  • Camel ride
  • Local guide in Kasbah Ait Ben Hddou (available for an extra charge of 2$ pp)
  • Additional Services
  • Snacks and extra drinks

Tour Plan


  • 7:00 AM: Meet your guide-driver from Morocco Trail Finders at your hotel or designated pick-up point in Marrakech.
  • Departure from Marrakech in a comfortable, air-conditioned vehicle.

Scenic Drive through Tizi'n'Tichka Pass:

  • As we leave the bustling city behind, enjoy the breathtaking views of the High Atlas Mountains and Berber villages along the way.
  • Photo stops at strategic viewpoints for stunning landscapes and fresh mountain air.

Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah:

  • Arrive at the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah, a fortified mud-brick city that has been featured in numerous films and TV series.
  • Guided tour of this historic and cinematic site, exploring its narrow alleyways and ancient architecture.
  • Learn about its rich history and cultural significance.


  • Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant with traditional Moroccan cuisine.

Ouarzazate - Atlas Film Studios:

  • Continue the journey to Ouarzazate, known as the "Hollywood of Morocco."
  • Visit the renowned Atlas Film Studios, where many famous movies have been filmed.
  • Explore the film sets and studios, gaining insight into the filmmaking industry in Morocco.

Departure to Zagora:

  • Depart for Zagora, known as the "Gateway to the Sahara."
  • Drive through the stunning Draa Valley, famous for its palm groves and ancient ksars (fortified villages).
  • Witness the changing landscapes as you approach the Sahara Desert.

Arrival in Zagora:

  • Arrive in Zagora in the late afternoon.
  • Check-in at your selected Zagora Camp or Hotel, where you'll spend the night.


  • Free time to relax, unwind, or explore the local surroundings.
  • Dinner at the camp or hotel, featuring a variety of Moroccan dishes.
  • After dinner, enjoy a serene evening under the Sahara stars.

Sunrise in the Sahara:

  • Optional: Wake up early to witness the captivating sunrise over the Sahara Desert.
  • Enjoy a traditional breakfast at the camp or hotel.

Exploration of Zagora:

  • Depending on your preferences, you may have some free time to explore Zagora in the morning.
  • Visit local markets, discover the vibrant culture, or take a short walk through the desert terrain.

Return to Marrakech:

  • Meet your guide-driver and commence your return journey to Marrakech.
  • Revisit the mesmerizing landscapes, including the Atlas Mountains and Tizi'n'Tichka Pass.


  • Arrival in Marrakech in the late afternoon or early evening.
  • Your guide-driver will drop you off at your hotel or preferred location, concluding your unforgettable Sahara adventure with Morocco Trail Finders.

This meticulously structured tour takes you through the iconic Aït Ben Haddou Kasbah, the cinematic world of Ouarzazate, and the enchanting desert landscapes of Zagora. With Morocco Trail Finders, your Sahara experience is not just a journey; it's a voyage through time, culture, and natural beauty.

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