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2 days zagora shared desert tours from marrakech - with unbiased reviews

2 days zagora shared desert tours from marrakech

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Overview
When budget and time are tight but the Sahara is non-negotiable, this overnight small-group tour to Zagora hits the desert essentials with none of the frills. Travel to Zagora via the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ksar Ait-Ben-Haddou; ride a camel in the desert; camp overnight in a shared tent, with dinner and breakfast. Return to Marrakech by way of Ouarzazate, where you visit the kasbah and the film studios.
Highlights
  • See the Sahara at Zagora on an overnight tour from Marrakech
  • Minivan tour is capped at 17 travelers and includes hotel transfers
  • Shared tents (half-board) offer a Sahara experience without the expense
  • See sunset and sunrise in the desert, and enjoy a camel adventure
What to Expect
Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Jemaa el-Fnaa, 38 Jemaa el-Fna, Rue El Ksour, Marrakech Morocco

Departure start from marrakech jemaa el fnaa place

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, Douar Ait Ben Haddou, Ait Ben Haddou 45000 Morocco

Upon arrival to Kasbah Ait Ben Hadou, enjoy a short visit of this world heritage site used previously a set for various Hollywood epics like Gladiator and Lawrence of Arabia.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Zagora, Zagora, Souss-Massa-Draa Region

we take a camel ride into the desert before we go to the camp (If you do not wish to ride camels

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Tizi n Tichka, Imlil Village, Ouarzazate 45000 Morocco

Depart Marrakech, winding up through the Atlas Mountains over the Tichka Pass where the views are quite splendid. A few stops are made for taking in the scenery and photography.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Draa Valley, Zagora 45600 Morocco

We return back to Marrakech taking the road through the Draa-Valley, Ouarzazate and over the Atlas Mountains with many highlight stops on the way.

Duration: 2 hours

Stop At: Taourirt Kasbah, Avenue Mohammed V, Ouarzazate 45000 Morocco

This Kasbah is arguably the best attraction of Ouarzazate. It is a bit touristy but interesting enough to make it worthwhile.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Ouarzazate, Ouarzazate, Souss-Massa-Draa Region

Ouarzazate, where we will stop for lunch at a local café, and visit Taourirt Kasbah (optional – depending on timing, entrance fees apply).

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Musee du Cinema, Av. Mohamed V, Ouarzazate 45000 Morocco

If you are a movie buff then this is the place for you; stroll trough different sets which will take you through Rome, Egypt, and the medieval Middle East.

Duration: 30 minutes
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Important Information
Duration
2 days
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Dinner
  • Transportation in modern and air-conditioned minibus, Driver speaking English.
  • Overnight accommodation in a traditional desert camp (Shared tents)
  • Camel ride.
Exclusions
  • Lunch between 10 to 15 euros menu and Drinks
  • Local guide to the Kasbah Ait Benhadou 3 euros/person
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Optional activities
  • Entry/Admission - Taourirt Kasbah
  • Entry/Admission - Musee du Cinema
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please be sure to bring warm clothing in the winter (no sleeping bags are required), light clothing in the summer, sunscreen, a hat, good walking shoes, a flashlight, and trousers (for the camel trek). Shorts and skirts are not recommended for the trek as the saddles can cause skin irritation.
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for travellers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Sitou A wrote a review Oct. 2019
6 contributions
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Had fun on this trip. Was lucky to have met lots of really nice people here. Everything seemed very fast paced. My only wish is if we spent less times in touristy driven markets(where prices are higher than regular stores.) nonetheless, if you budget yourself well, and bargain
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Date of experience: October 2019
Amy M wrote a review Nov. 2018
27 contributions4 helpful votes
My friend & I really had a lot of fun on this excursion. Keep in mind that it's definitely NOT a 5 star trip but if you keep your spirit of adventure you will have fun. Also to note the only meals included are 1 dinner & 1 breakfast. You will pay for your own lunches unless you
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Date of experience: October 2018
Response from Tourisma12, Owner at 2 days zagora shared desert tours from marrakech
Responded Jan. 18, 2019
Dear Mister amymY9218GC It has been a great pleasure to welcome you at TimeOut Travel. We are thrilled to read that you had a great time and amazing Tour. We thank you for your generous comments. We strive to deliver a personalized service; therefore, it is absolutely rewarding for all our team to know that you felt this point. We look forward to welcoming you very soon at TimeOut Travel in Marrakech. Best Regards
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katyaneuro wrote a review Sep. 2018
45 contributions12 helpful votes
NO WATER: none to drink, none to wash with. The taps, toilets, showers had nary a drop of water. The washrooms were filthy. One sink was full of urine smelling sand. During the whole camp/tour, we were given 2 cups of mint tea. Breakfast was stale bread and stale muffins. The
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Date of experience: September 2018
Bjorn V wrote a review Aug. 2018
19 contributions8 helpful votes
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During this trip (in which you will sit in a van for many HOURS) you get to see some great things. The Atlas Mountains are beautiful, Aït-Ben-Haddou is a small, but wonderful place to visit (especially if you're a fan of Game of Thrones) and during the hours you sit in the van
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Date of experience: April 2018
MSW wrote a review Jun. 2018
78 contributions44 helpful votes
+7
Was a amazing experience The journey up was great but the journey back was super hard as you are tired and want to go to bed The staff were amazing and the food was good Moroccan soup chicken tangine and water melon and the breakfast I thought was fine bread and eggs and tea
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Key Details
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  • Duration: 2 days
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