Camel rides along the dunes, sleeping under the stars in nomadic, Berber tents, and impressive, ancient palaces (kasbahs), are just a few of the images that evoke fantasies of a romantic adventure in the Sahara Desert of Morocco. A luxurious, overnight trip to Zagora, a charming part of the Sahara Desert that is not only perfect for couples looking to add some spice and adventure to their lives, but also for friends and families .Zagora is a small, charming town in the Draa River Valley in the Drâa-Tafilalet region of southeastern Morocco. Zagora is simply a day away from the city of Marrakech for a mini-weekend getaway. First, you’ll be picked up at your riad, hotel, or from the airport in either an air conditioned 4×4 Landcruiser or spacious minivan, depending on your budget and haw meny persons you are.The drive from Marrakech is broken up by stops along the way at charming villages where you’ll stop to stretch or to take some fantastic Instagram shots with the gorgeous scenery in the background. Your journey will carry you through the Atlas mountains, where you’ll enjoy magnificent views of the villages, farms and countryside below.You’ll stop for a visit at the UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, and later continue to Ouarzazate for lunch. After lunch, we continue along the Drâa valley to reach your destination of Zagora where you’ll meet the camels who will carry you on a trek to the desert camp in the dunes of Nakhla.Zagora is known as the gate of the Sahara desert. At the base of the Atlas Mountains and on the shore of the Draa Valley in South Eastern Morocco .The original name of the town was Draa until the 20th century was the town was given it’s current name.
When you arrive in Zagora, you’ll have the most fun adventure going on a camel trek that will last less than an hour, but will get you to the camp just in time for a spectacular sunset. Zagora is not the golden sand dune paradise you might expect, but it has more of a black, rocky landscape that has its own beauty.
If you decide you can also choose one of our popular tours and extend your trip and continue on to the Merzouga or Erg Chegaga Deserts. They’re farther away, but if you’ve got extra time they are definitely a wondrous sight to see.