The desert is not so close to Marrakech, more than a hundred and fifty miles, and of course the Atlas mountain range sits in the way so the route to the Sahara at Zagora is around eight hours drive.
That makes a one-night excursion to the desert a packed itinerary. Leave Marrakech at 8.00 am, drive down via Ait Ben Haddou stopping at its famous Kasbah then Ourzazate and on to Zagora. There are many options for lunch en route (not included).
Arrive at your desert encampment before sunset. Enjoy a meal with your hosts in the local Tuareg style. This evening meal is included in the excursion price, if you have special dietary requirements please tell your driver in the morning so he can call ahead to the camp.
Experience the majestic calmness of the desert and its unique night sky. If you wish you can get up early for the sunrise. After breakfast you will leave for the return journey to Marrakech.
Your will stay in a traditional Taureg tented encampment. Standard tents sleep up to five people and if the camp is busy you may be sharing a tent with another group.
Premium tents are more spacious and more attractively furnished, they sleep two people (double or twin are available)
Please note this is not Luxury accommodation to the standard you will find in Marrakech. It is an authentic desert experience with warm and welcoming hosts in clean and comfortable accommodation. The tents are not en suite. All tents (standard and premium) share the camp facilities including toilets. The desert camp is open all year but please be aware that the Sahara is one of the hottest places in the world with dramatic drops in temperature at night. July/ August is the hottest time
Your dedicated vehicle will collect you from any hotel or accommodation in Marrakech at 8.00 am on your departure morning. If you are staying in one of our wonderful Riads in the old town you will be met at the nearest medina gateway. You do not have to be staying with hip to book this desert excursion through us.
Please pay attention to input the correct email address and phone number in the booking form. After your reservation is secured the local operator (patente 45191146) will use those details to contact you directly to arrange pick up.
Do not be concerned about late booking, if availability is showing on our system there is a vehicle available for you. Excursions are commonly booked the day before travel.