2 days shared SAHARA DESERT tour from Marrakech to Zagora itinerary:
You can book the Sahara desert tour from Marrakech every day except Sunday (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday).
1st day, Marrakech-Ouarzazate-Zagora desert
You will start your shared 2 days tour to the desert around 7 am from Marrakech. During our drive through the High Atlas mountains, we crossed Tizi n’Tichka (2260m), the highest road mountain in Morocco. The twisty mountains road is breathtaking; on the way, you will stop for pictures and a coffee break.
The first stop is at the UNESCO World Heritage site listed Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, dating to the 12th Century and one of the most iconic Morocco monuments. Many Hollywood and international films were shot in Ait Ben Haddou. There you will meet the local English-speaking guide, who will guide you to the kasbah. After, you will stop at the Draa Valley where stands the beautiful Ksour and Kasbah
Before sunset, you will reach the Zagora desert. Time to enjoy your 1-hour sunset ride to the desert campsite. There, you will have a delicious Berber dinner and live music.
2nd day, Zagora desert – Marrakech (7h driving)
Your second day will start with a delicious Berber breakfast. Riding a camelback, you will meet the beautiful sunrise. Time to head back to Marrakech! It will be a long drive, with many stops; you will return to Marrakech in the evening, around 7 pm.
3 OR 2 DAYS SAHARA DESERT TOUR?
I receive many questions regarding which tour to Sahara desert of Morocco to choose – 3 or 2 days? If you have enough time in Morocco (at least 7 days), definitely go for the 3 days Sahara desert tour (can book through this link).
You will not only experience the unforgettable Sahara desert scenery but also will see many other beautiful places. From the breathtaking High Atlas mountains scenery, Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, Valley of Roses, Dades Valley, Tighir oasis, Todgha gorges and, of course, the stunning Sahara desert in Merzouga. There lays the large sea of dunes called Erg Chebbi. In some places, the dunes of Erg Chebbi reach up to 150 meters high and are twenty-two kilometres long, five kilometres wide.
WHEN TO BOOK THE 2 DAYS SAHARA TOUR?
The 2 days tour is for the ones who don’t have much time in Morocco but still want to experience the Sahara desert. This tour will bring you to the closer Zagora desert, which is not as beautiful as Merzouga. However, you will also experience the breathtaking High Atlas mountains scenery, Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, camel ride and the memorable night at the desert nomads’ camp.