Private tour

From Ouarzazate: Private Day Trip to Zagora with Camel Ride

Activity provider: Explore Morocco Travel

From Ouarzazate: Private Day Trip to Zagora with Camel Ride

Activity provider: Explore Morocco Travel

From US$ 173.81 per person

Experience a popular day trip from Ouarzazate for a quick taste of the Sahara Desert - perfect for those who don't have time to stay overnight. Visit Berber villages and kasbahs, have lunch with a local family, and ride a camel through the dunes.

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Duration 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Spanish, French
Pickup optional
Pick up possible at Hotels and Riads in Ouarzazate (please specify name and address of your accommodation, max. 8 km from the city center).
Private group


  • Enjoy stunning views of the Sahara Desert and Draa Valley
  • Explore palm groves and hidden Berber Villages
  • Experience a camel ride in the dunes of Zagora
  • Discover the history of Tamnougalt Kasbah and visit the village
  • Learn new information from a knowledgeable local guide
Full description
Start your private full-day tour in the morning with pick up from your hotel or riad in Ouarzazate, or at the airport. Then, set off on a scenic drive into the desert towards the village of Agdz. The name of this settlement means 'resting place' and it is located on the ancient caravan route from Marrakech to Timbuktu. Check out the beautiful view over the date palm groves to the characteristic Jbel Kissane mountain. Then, follow the Draa River valley past many traditional Berber villages with kasbahs that were built in the 17th and 18th from mud and straw. Admire the huge green date palm groves and the fabolous view of the snowcapped Atlas Mountains. Learn about the valley's rich history which makes it one of the top sights of interest in Morocco. Enjoy a guided visit to the nearby Tamnougalt Kasbah and find out about how the Kasbahs were built and what local life looked like in those days. Next, continue the drive along the valley to the city of Zagora - the administrative center in the region. Head over to the village of Tamegroute which is famous for its green pottery, an old koran library, religious school as well as a subterranean kasbah. Have another guided visit here, before you step inside the house of a local family for a typical Berber lunch cooked on a fireplace. After lunch, take a spectacular camel ride in the nearby dunes - one of the real highlights of this tour. Walk with your friendly camel at the desert pace to the top of a sand dune to get a wonderful view of the Sahara desert. Finally, drive back to Ouarzazate where you will be dropped off at your hotel/riad, or at the airport.
  • Private tour with driver-guide in your desired language
  • Pickup and drop-off from your hotel/riad in Ouarzazate or from Ouarzazate Airport (depending on option booked)
  • Transportation in a comfortable private car
  • Fuel
  • Typical lunch at a local family's home in Zagora Valley including water and tea
  • Camel ride in the dunes near Zagora
  • Guided visit to Tamegroute and Tamnougalte
  • Entrance fees for monuments and museum
  • Drinks (except water and tea during lunch)
  • Tips for your guide
  • Pickup and drop-off at private residences or AirBnBs (customers must go to the meeting point)
  • If your accommodation is located more than 8 km from the city center, contact us for additional transfers (against surcharge) or a meeting point
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments

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Meeting point

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Please wear comfortable, closed shoes and bring sun protection: sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses
  • If you are staying in private accommodation (for instance an AirBnB), pick up is not available and you must go to the meeting point in Ouarzazate

Product ID: 383694