2 Day Desert Tour From Marrakech Through The Atlas Mountains & Camel Ride - Marrakesh

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:40 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    From your Hotel or Riad in Marrakech
  • Return Details :
    To your Hotel or Riad in Marrakech
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

This tour starts in Marrakech and takes you to the south side of Morocco for duration of 2 days. The tour give you a chance to see and visit some of the most interesting sites in Morocco, such as Telouet Kasbah and Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, passing through the High Atlas mountains including the magnificent oasis of Agdz and sand dunes. Here you will be riding camels, watching Saharan sunsets and enjoying the tranquility of the Moroccan Sahara Desert.

Highlights

Excellent value for money

Romantic experience, perfect for couples

All-inclusive tour

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Day 1: Marrakech, Kasbah Ait-Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, Agdez-Valley, Zagora

The journey begins inside a modern air- 4x4, we will head towards the Atlas Mountains. Our first port of call is at the Kasbah in Ait Ben Haddou.

This walled city actually is home to around six Kasbahs and youll be amazed at the ancient feel of the place. After our stop off at the Kasbah, we will head to the city of Ouarzazate. Here you can witness the place where many Hollywood blockbuster films were shot. The Living Daylights, Gladiator, and Lawrence of Arabia, among others, have all seen the clapperboard in this city.

We also stop off at the Atlas Film Studios. There is a 3.00 euro entrance fee to the studios, which has not been included in the price. Entry to the studios is at your own discretion.

The afternoon is when we make our way through the Draa Valley. You will see a beautiful oasis and a stunning landscape that will have you taking photographs at regular points. At the end of this day, we will meet up with our camels and ride to the desert Berber camp.

The Overnight Stay

The overnight stay in the Berber tents will include a sumptuous evening meal and breakfast in the morning.

Day 2: Zagora, Draa-Valley, Ouarzazate, Marrakech

After breakfast, we take an early morning camel ride to explore the surrounding area and back to our vehicle.
We return back to Marrakech taking the road through the Draa-Valley, Ouarzazate and over the Atlas Mountains with many highlights stops on the way.
We reach Marrakech around 6 pm or 7 pm depending on traffic.

Join a camel trek and spend the night in the Desert under the stars.
Discover the UNESCO World Heritage site of At Ben Haddou
Camel trek and cross the dunes of Zagora Desert
Spend the night in a Berber desert camp
Travel through the High Atlas Mountains to the gateway city of Ouarzazate

Inclusions

2x Breakfast

1x Dinner

Accommodation included: 1 night

Food Dinner and Breakfast

Accommodation at a desert campsite

Camel trek in the Desert

Hotel pickup and drop-off

Transport

Entry/Admission - Amzil Marrakech Tickets

Exclusions

Lunch

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible

Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required

A minimum of 2 people per booking is required

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Minimum age is 2 years

Stroller accessible

Service animals allowed

Near public transportation

Infant seats available

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Face masks provided for travelers

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Gear/equipment sanitized between use

Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

Traveler Reviews

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  • 04-Oct-2022

    Great experience at the camp - fire music and dancing. Be prepared for a long trip both ways - luckily are a few stops to stretch your legs.

  • 02-Oct-2022

    The only reason this isn’t a one star review is because several things about this tour were neat: riding camels, visiting Ait Ben Haddou, and sitting around a Bedouin campfire clapping along to traditional songs. That stuff is worth doing, but go with a different company because this tour was extremely poorly run and included multiple downright scams. * We had to pay for entry into multiple tours even though it’s “all inclusive.” * The included dinner in the desert camp DIDN’T INCLUDE WATER. We had to buy water for a very high price, and they claimed to not have change. So we ended up buying 5 big bottles of water rather than let them keep the change. * Our first stop was a 2 hour tour run by a tour guide who smelled like alcohol, repeated himself constantly, and provided essentially no interesting historical information about the sites. Instead he talked about himself being an extra in movies. He also asked two women on our tour if they were a lesbian couple (of course they said “no” because it would be dangerous to admit that in Morocco). * We were taken to lunch at an awful restaurant that was obviously paying them off. Literally all of its reviews online are 1-star, and it’s next door to a restaurant with excellent reviews. (Our tour guide notably didn’t eat at the restaurant he took us to.) * They claim to pick up at your hotel. They don’t. They gave us a pickup location far from our hotel. When I requested a closer location through the app, they said okay. But then the driver called us at 10pm the previous night and told us we have to meet him at 7am at the original location. We had to wait for him on the street until 7:35. * One tour included a stop a the “woman’s association.” The guide didn’t explain what it was or why they were going there. When we got there, we realized it was a carpet store run entirely by men. The point of taking us there was to try to sell us carpets. They claimed the money went to women who made the carpets, but everyone there was a man. It was extremely awkward.

  • 26-Aug-2022

    Very much recommended trip! We really liked the two day tour through the atlas and dessert. We were with 1 other couple in the car/van which was really chill and had a very nice driver/guide Ahmed. We stopped at the most beautiful viewpoints as well as places to go to the bathroom or get some water. There is quite some driving during the trip but it was nice to see the beauty of Morocco (+ despite the bumpy roads in some places, we felt safe in the car due tot good and safe driving of Ahmed!). The camelride and night in the camp was magical and an experience we will never forget! They had showers and toilets in the camp as well as possibilities to charge your phone. Definitely a must do when in Morocco!!

  • 24-Aug-2022

    Definitely worth the money! Ahmed was a terrific driver and took us to tons of interesting places we never would've thought to explore. The camel ride to the camp was definitely a highlight, and the guides there were incredibly friendly and accommodating.

  • 03-May-2022

    What a great way to see and learn more this part of Maroc. Also, big thanks to Ahmed our driver. He is a realiable and fun guy

  • 08-Apr-2022

    Everything was perfect! Our driver Abdou was amazing and awesome! He was a very professional and good driver, his English language skill was excellent, he wad friendly and answered all our questions and even arranged for us to have lunch in the home of a local family. The camel rides were very fun, our tent was very nice and the stars outside were beautiful! Dinner in the desert was delicious. I would love to go back with other of my children. What a wonderful experience!!

  • 04-Apr-2022

    We had such a great experience during this trip and it absolutely lived up to the expectations set by the listing. Younas was a great driver who made the long drives as short as possible without ever feeling unsafe. We were picked up directly from our Riad in the Medina which Younas arranged with the staff from the Riad so all went smoothly. He is directly contactable via WhatsApp which was great. We set off from Marrakech at 8am and drove over the high atlas mountains with a couple of stops. It took about 2 hours to get from our Riad to the highest point of the mountains and we stopped at a cafe for toilets/snacks/taking pictures. Our next stop from there was Ourzazate which was a further 2h30min. This is where a lot of movies have been filmed but this time we didn't stop except to get refreshments. From here we went to Zagora (2h30min again) where we had lunch at a beautiful little spot. It was around 3pm when we had lunch here. The food was very good and Younas checked what food we would like to have before so they could prepare it. We were here for about 90 mins so it felt like a good rest after a long drive. This is the last big city before the desert and it's about another 1h30 to the camp. The last 15 minutes of this leg is off road in the desert which was exciting and the car was well equipped to handle it comfortably. We stopped at a random point near the dunes and were met by a Berber man and some camels. We were able to ride the camels through the dunes during sunset which was absolutely stunningly beautiful and a real highlight of the trip. The dunes were amazing and we were able to stop and climb to the top of the highest one for sunset. It was a little windy which meant sand was blowing everywhere so sunglasses and headscarves are advisable! From here we got a camel ride to camp for the night. We were welcomed with mint tea and some pastries which was nice and then later had a traditional chicken tagine dinner which was very good quality. After dinner we sat round the fire pit and had some traditional music played for us then set off some lanterns. At one point they turned off all the lights in camp so we could see the night sky fully which was magical. We stayed in the standard tent which had 4 single beds, and while they weren't the most comfortable it was fine for one night. The toilet block was pretty good with private western style toilets and sinks and showers. All round the amenities were good for a one night stay in the desert and I'm sure the luxury options were even better. The next morning we got up and climbed the dunes for sunrise. This isn't guided and was optional but very much worth it. We then had a nice breakfast of pastries, eggs, bread and juice/tea/coffee. There was even some "pizza Berber"! After this we were given some snowboards and told we could go and try sandboarding in the dunes which was quite funny. We had a lot of flexibility as to when we wanted to leave and Younas was very accommodating. We left around 9am and headed back the road we came down the previous day. We had a short stop in Zagora before making our way to Ourzazate. Here we had the options to go to one of the studio tours which we decided against, in favour of more time at other stops. We did have a quick look around though and seemed interesting enough. Next we went to Ait Benhaddou - this was a very interesting stop where we walked through the town and climbed to the very top for great panoramic views. There are lots of places to shop and buy souvenirs here but they aren't too pushy. We spent an hour or more here and then went on to Telouet. We didn't stop long here as we wanted to see the mountains in daylight but it looked beautiful also. From here it was the same journey as the previous day but in reverse. It was a lot of driving but we saw so much across the two days. Younas was very accommodating and allowed plenty of stops for pictures and toilet breaks. The food was all very good and included in the price we paid which was nice as we didn't have to think about it. Overall I would really recommend this tour as it is very good value for what you get to see and the places you get to go. I would emphasise that it is a very long drive (7h30m if non stop from Marrakech), but I think it's worth it for the dunes alone, nevermind the other great stops. If you have more time then a 3 day/2 night option would be a more leisurely way to do this trip which Younas also does but we just didn't have the time.

  • 09-Apr-2020

    The trip was exactly what we've hoped for. the scenery is beautiful, we made a few stops along the way and had a great time! When we got to Zagora, we got on the camels to ride to our camp which was just beautiful! The tents were really comfy and the people were amazing. Really friendly and taught us a lot about the Berber culture. Super recommended. Very professional and safe.

  • 12-Mar-2020

    Hamid our guide was wonderful and informative tour of the mountains around Imlil. The area is spectacular and we understand why the Berbers are so proud of it. His English is good and will only get better!

  • 17-Feb-2020

    Really nice camp and the driver abdu was truly amazing. He made everything smooth and helped with anything we needed. If he is the level of customer service, I am sure everyone will enjoy the roadtrip.

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