Zagora: Private Desert Getaway (2 Days)

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The closest desert to Marrakech is located in the Zagora region next to a huge palm grove, to get there you have to cross the mountains to the other side of the Atlas. An itinerary filled with plenty of panoramic landscapes.

Day 1 - 355 km:
Departure in the morning to the Zagora city, located about 8 hours drive from Marrakech crossing the High Atlas mountains and the Tizi N'Tichka pass, this one is considered among the highest peaks of this majestic mountain range with 2.260m high. You make a stop in this pass to admire the landscapes of the Atlas then you continue to the Kasbah Ait Ben-Haddou which we will visit, it is declared as an international heritage of humanity by UNESCO.
Free time for lunch in Ait Ben-Haddou village, then you continue to the bivouac installed in the Tizi Desert, at the end of the paved road you replace the bus with camels to reach the bivouac. Get settled into your private tent and enjoy some free time to explore the surrounding desert landscape. Dinner will be served under the stars while your nomad hosts entertain you around a campfire to the rhythm of their tamtam drums.
Day 2 - 355 km:
Wake up early to experience the magic of the desert sunrise (optional). Then, enjoy breakfast before getting back in the saddle of your camel for the ride back to the main road.
Here your minibus will be waiting to take you back to Marrakech, where you will arrive around 6 p.m.
This circuit is proposed with drivers speaking different languages (French or Spanish or English), you can choose the desired language when confirming your reservation. To improve the content of this circuit, a guide is strongly recommended who will give you more explanations and information and will lead you to the different sites that you are going to visit except in the cinema studio where the visits are made with a guide from the studio against a tip.

All the services included in this product are mentioned below:

  • Air-conditioned and comfortable tourist bus throughout the circuit
  • Professional and responsible driver
  • Pick up from your hotel or from Jamaa el Fna Square or the nearest place to your riad
  • Guided tour of Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou (local guide)
  • Dromedary ride in Zagora
  • Overnight in a nomadic bivouac with shared sanitary facilities
  • Dinner and breakfast at the bivouac
  • In case of choosing a rental car, fuel will not be included

Below are the pricing tables of all the services proposed in this product:

Price per adults

1 Person
408,00 €
2 Persons
225,00 €
3 Persons
160,00 €
4 Persons
130,00 €
5 Persons
95,00 €
6 Persons
85,00 €
7 Persons and more
75,00 €

Children's conditions

Children free
Children free with "Shared tour"
Discount per child
Discount after 7 pers.

*They are not applied on children if they benefit from a reduced rate.
*They are not applied on accommodation.

3 star hotels

Single room 70,00 €
Double room 110,00 €
Triple room 165,00 €
Triple child room 145,00 €

4 star hotels

Single room 110,00 €
Double room 175,00 €
Triple room 265,00 €
Triple child room 230,00 €

5 star hotels

Single room
Double room
Triple room
Triple child room

"Shared Tour" option Table

1 Person
2 Persons
3 Persons
4 Persons
5 Persons
6 Persons
7 Persons and more

Children policy 60 Days

Guides rates

Guide EN220.00 €
Guide FR220.00 €
Guide ES220.00 €
Guide IT250.00 €
Guide PO220.00 €

Car rental rates

Dacia Logan or equiv. ( 4 p ) -200.00 €
Renault Clio Manual or equiv. ( 4 p ) -185.00 €
Dacia Duster Manual or equiv. ( 4 p ) -160.00 €
Renault Kajdar Manual or equiv. ( 4 p ) -100.00 €
Toyota Prado TX Manual or equiv. ( 5 p ) +30.00 €

Vehicle rates

Toyota Prado TX or equiv. ( 5 p ) +50.00 €
Mercedes Vito or equiv. ( 6 p ) +50.00 €

Below are the hotels included in each destination by category, in the case of unavailability of one of the hotels mentioned in the program, MY MARRAKECH TOURS undertakes to offer you hotels similar or superior to the chosen category.

Category 3 stars:

  • Nomadic bivouac (with common sanitary)

Category 4 stars:

  • Luxury bivouac (sanitary facilities in the tent)

First day options

Ait Ben Haddou lunch

During the excursion to Ouarzazate, we propose you a lunch in a restaurant in Ait Ben Haddou village with a panoramic view of the kasbah. The menu consists of a Moroccan salad + meat kebabs + vegetable tagine + cinnamon orange, drinks are not included.
For allergy sufferers, please inform us about your allergy in the dedicate field in the second step of the Cart.

Horse ride

For lovers of equestrian sport, we suggest you change the dromedary ride with a one hour horseback ride in the Zagora desert. Please select the number of people who want to do this activity.

Quad ride

For those looking for high adrenaline, we suggest you replace the dromedary ride with a one-hour quad bike ride in the Zagora desert. Please select the number of people who want to do this activity.

Quad passenger

For those who want to share a quad for two or for children who can not drive a quad and want to ride behind adults, this option allows you to provide you with a two-seater quad with the insurance of the second person included. Please select this option and enter the number of quads that you want to share.

Second day options

Tea ceremony

During a stop in the Oasis of palm trees in Ouled Othmane, we open the doors of an old kasbah still inhabited to discover from the inside and discover the customs of the Berber family who live there, she will make you attend a tea ceremony...

Lunch in Ouarzazate

During your passage through Ouarzazate, we propose you lunch in a recognized restaurant in the city. The menu consists of a Moroccan salad + Chicken Tagine with candied lemon + fruit salad, drinks are not included.
For allergy sufferers, please inform us about your allergy in the dedicate field in the second step of the Cart.

Taourirt kasbah

A kasbah from the 17th century, it was built on a hill at the crossroads of two rivers, Dadès and Idermi to ensure the safety and protection of the caravans that came or went to Timbuktu. Kasbah Taourirt is built respecting the architecture of the Tuaregs of the Sahara in the form of a labyrinth to ensure also the protection of the Pasha in case of an invasion, then in the 19th century, the kasbah experienced the construction of its extension by the Glaoui family who ruled southern Morocco at the time.
Access fees do not include the guide.

The cinema museum

Located in the city center of Ouarzazate, this museum was first of all a film studio created by Italian film production companies in 1981 on two hectares, it consists of different sets of cult films relating to the history of the Bible. In 2007, the studio was transformed into a cinema museum. Free for children under 7 years old.

Cinema studios

Ouarzazate cinema Studios are very famous in Morocco, during this visit you go to discover the different sets and stages used in major international productions filmed in Ouarzazate... The studio guide is not included, visitors generally leave him a tip.



360 KM 7:00



360 KM 7:00



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  • # Bivouac
  • # Circuit
  • # Palm grove
  • # Mountains
  • # Lunch
  • # Desert
  • # Dromedary
  • # Adrenaline
  • # Entertainment
  • # Jeeps
  • # Discovery
  • # Adventure
  • # Culture

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