Safari in Sahara desert from Marrakech 2 days / 1 night

Safari in Sahara desert from Marrakech 2 days / 1 night

If you are in Marrakech and you would like to see the Sahara and the sunset in the desert  but you do not have much time, then we have the perfect solution for you. A short getaway of just 2 days in the Zagora desert. This tour to the Zagora desert includes a dromedary ride, a stay in a Berber tent under the stars, enjoy a sunset and sunrise in the desert of Morocco as well as a visit to the famous fortified town, the spectacular Kasbah Ait Behaddou with a local guide.

Day 1 • Marrakech – Kasbah Ait Benhaddou – Ourzazate – Zagora (Erg Lihoudi desert)

We depart from the hotel with our 4X4 SUV. We will cross the High Atlas mountains through the Tizi N´tichka pass enjoying it’s amazing views and unique landscapes. We will stop to visit the Kasbah Ait Benhaddou (a World Heritage Site), one of the most picturesque and intriguing destinations of Morocco. Then we continue to visit Ouarzazate where a delicious lunch will be provided. After lunch we will continue the tour through the Draa Valley until we reach our destination of Zagora. Once there we will continue until we reach the desert and the Erg Lihoudi Dunes where our camp is located. Here we will change the SUV for some dromedaries and we will enjoy the spectacular sunset in the desert dunes. On the way back, you can expect a tasty dinner will be awaiting us as well as a welcoming Berber atmosphere surrounding the camp fire. We will spend the night in a Berber tent (jaima) under the starry night desert sky. This route is 380 km (229 miles).

Day 2 • Erg Lihoudi Desert – Zagora – Ourzazate – Marrakech

First thing in the morning our Berber guide will have our dromedaries ready to take us to the dunes to enjoy the extraordinary spectacle of sunrise in the desert. It is an unforgettable experience! We will then return to the camp site for breakfast and start the way back to Marrakech through the Tizi N´tichka pass with some interesting stops. We will arrive in Marrakech in the afternoon. This route is 357 km (222 miles).



Tradition & Comfort

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At Best Morocco Tour we believe that the experiences we offer should be real and authentic. In order to achieve that, we prefer to always include in every one of our trips and tours, authentic traditional architecture accommodations. These reflect the culture of the country and its true essence with maximum comfort and convenience. We believe that an experience is only truly appreciated, when you are submerged fully into it.


In Morocco there is a category of accommodation referred to as a “riad”. It is a traditional accommodation and with a lot of charm and personality. Some riads are true architectural treasures and look like palaces from a child’s story book. The word riad in Arabic means “Eden”. A riad is typically a spacious house whose rooms are distributed around an interior patio, enhanced by a fountain surrounded by a geometric garden, where ornamental and aromatic plants, orange trees and on some occasions even palm trees grow.

Most of the riads are old residences and palaces turned into charming hotels located in the old urban core of the cities.

There Are Riads Of All Categories:

Standard: This is equivalent to what according to the international scale is classified as a 2*/3* accommodation.

Superior standard: Is the equivalent to what according to the international scale is classified as a 4* accommodation.

Luxury: This is equivalent to what according to the international scale is classified as a 5* accommodation.

Premium: Is the equivalent to what according to the international scale is classified as high standing accommodation. In Morocco many premium riads are referred to as “Villas.” They are large residential-tourist complexes or resorts, usually far from the center and the hustle and bustle of the cities.

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Jaimas In The Desert

During our excursions to the Sahara desert we offer the possibility of sleeping in authentic Berber camps. These are typically nestled in the middle of the dunes and under the blanket of the clear night sky filled with stars. “Jaimas” are a kind of tent used by nomadic people in their desert settlements. It is a good option to experience the desert in its purest form, it’s vastness and freedom.

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During our tours in the desert of Morocco we use two types of tents. Depending on the circumstances you can opt for the Berber tents; typically made from dromedary wool, cane/ wood or the costumary tents made of canvas with traditional decorative print. All tents are fully equipped to guarantee maximum comfort and convenience. However, the traveler must be conscious that this is a natural environment and the comforts of a tent in the middle of the desert cannot be compared to those of a city hotel.

This experience includes a dromedary ride to enjoy the impressive spectacle of the sunrise in the Moroccan desert as well as sunset in the dunes, full breakfast, dinner and a demonstration of traditional desert music, such as the Berber drums.

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