Nearly every tourist in Zagora is heading for the Sahara, and many plan their trips here. That said, the desert gateway of M'Hamid is still a three-hour drive further south with the undulating dunes of Erg Chigaga an additional (and expensive) 56km off-road southwest from M'Hamid. When planning trips with local operators, make sure you know where your trip is headed. The closest dunes to Zagora are Erg Nakhla (12km northeast of town), Tinfou (25km south beside the N9), El Messouira and Erg Lihoudi (both approximately 90km south near M'Hamid).
For dromedary rides all-inclusive prices range from Dh350 to Dh600, depending on the campsite and the size of the group.