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Marrakech: Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert Day Trip

1. Marrakech: Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert Day Trip

Gain a deeper understanding of Berber culture as you embark on an unforgettable guided scenic day trip to the Atlas Mountains. Encounter enchanting countryside, get the chance to take a ride on a camel or horse, and meet locals in the villages of the Imlil Valley.  Start your day with pickup and meet your friendly local guide, who lives in one of the surrounding Berber villages. During your journey to the Atlas Mountains region, your guide will tell you about the rich culture and heritage of the Berber people. Arrive in Tahnaout and visit a women-managed argan oil co-operative. Discover how the argan nut is pressed to make the famed argan oil products of Morocco. Receive a warm welcome in Imlil with a glass of mint tea before traveling past stunning waterfalls and small Berber settlements. Pause in Tamatert to take in the views of ancient irrigated terraced fields, surrounded by cherry and walnut trees.  Feast on a traditional Moroccan meal in Ait Souka at the home of a Berber family. Relax with scenic valley views from a sun-bathed rooftop terrace.  After some rest, board your vehicle and travel through the scenic Kik Plateau, with spectacular 360-degree views. Gaze in awe at the magnificent High Atlas Mountains as you pass through stone desert, barren light brown plateaus, oases, and rolling hills. Enjoy the serene surroundings of the Agafay Desert where you can take an optional camel or horse ride. Or, simply relax with some Moroccan mint tea for the perfect end to your day, before heading back to Marrakech.

Marrakesh: Full-Day Desert and Mountain Tour with Camel Ride

2. Marrakesh: Full-Day Desert and Mountain Tour with Camel Ride

The adventure begins with pickup between 8:30 and 9am from your hotel in Marrakesh. Head south towards the vast Agafay Desert, admiring the changing landscape along the way as the city gives way to luscious greenery. Arrive at the large village of Imlil located at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains, then pass through the incredible Kik Plateau. Next, embark on a 30-minute camel ride and soak up views of the surrounding landscapes. After your ride, enjoy a relaxing tea break and learn about local Berber culture, as well as their traditions, history, and way of life. Pass through several Berber villages on your way to the Amizmiz Valley, then arrive at Tinirt Village where you can have lunch at a traditional Berber house. After lunch, continue the tour to the Great Plain of Haouz, passing through the village of Ouled Mataa which was originally inhabited by Bedouin Arab tribes from the desert. The day ends with a tour of the Agafay Desert, where you can take incredible photos for your holiday album, and marvel at the rugged Moroccan landscape that surrounds you. After an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Marrakesh, arriving at your accommodation at around 6pm.

Marrakesh: Agafay Desert Quad & Camel Tour with Dinner

3. Marrakesh: Agafay Desert Quad & Camel Tour with Dinner

Enjoy camel riding and quad biking in the Moroccan desert on an action-packed day trip from Marrakesh. Take in the views of the desert and experience Berber hospitality with a traditional meal. Take advantage of pickup from your hotel, and head for the base camp for a meeting with all of your crew. Your crew leader will begin by explaining the itinerary of your tour. Then, meet your guide and don a nomadic outfit for a scenic camel ride across the desert. Ride across the desert on your camel. Then, clamber onto a quad bike and find a vantage point to enjoy the unique beauty of sunset in the Agafay Desert. Relax and enjoy the views as well as the authentic Moroccan hospitality. Finish your day by sitting under a Berber tent to admire the clear sky and its stars. as a tasty traditional meal is served.

Marrakesh: Agafay Desert Dinner

4. Marrakesh: Agafay Desert Dinner

Be picked up from your hotel in a private car and and drive towards Agafay Desert Camp for a unique dining experience. Watch the sunset over the desert and experience true Arabian hospitality. Experience traditional Moroccan cuisine under a starry sky. Dine in a nomad tent around the campfire.  Hear the unforgettable sound of desert's silence. Enjoy welcome tea and pastries. Sit down for a dinner of Harira (traditional soup), salad, beef and chicken tagine, and seasonal fresh fruits with tea. After a special evening, you will be transferred back to your accommodation in Marrakesh.

From Marrakech: Sunset Camel Ride in Agafay Desert

5. From Marrakech: Sunset Camel Ride in Agafay Desert

What could be better than a camel ride through the Agafay Desert with the impending sunset? Immerse yourself in a beauty you'll never forget. Set off toward a quiet part of the desert which is filled with beautiful hills that go as far as the horizon.  Get picked up from your hotel in Marrakech and head toward the desert with a driver and team. Hear about how the camels are extraordinarily adapted to desert life on the drive over. An instructor will be there to offer advice and get you set up. Take in the magnificent scenery as you hop on top of these lovely creatures.  Pause for a while and enjoy the serenity of the sunset and the magic of the desert caravans, which once passed through these same paths between the Sahara and the Atlantic. Real Moroccan snacks and tea, coupled with Berber hospitality in a shaded local home await you at the end of your ride. You and your loved one, your family, or a group of friends will love this activity, spent in the company of a long-trusted local crew.

From Marrakech: Guided Quad Biking Tour in Agafay Desert

6. From Marrakech: Guided Quad Biking Tour in Agafay Desert

Go on a quad biking adventure in the Atlas mountains. Discover the dam and the Agafay Desert as well as the Marrakchi Desert. Benefit from being picked up at your hotel in Marrakech and head to Lalla Takerkoust Lake, where you will climb on a quad. Take your time to learn how to use your new vehicle, then drive to Turtle Valley and the desert plateaux that lead into the High Atlas. On your way, discover small Berber villages which are typical of the region. You will make several stops to take pictures and admire the landscape. Enjoy a break on the plateau to take in splendid views of the seven-kilometer-long Lalla Takerkoust Lake, which stretches all the way to the foot of the Atlas Mountains, while sipping delicious mint tea.

From Marrakech: One Day in the Agafay Desert with Overnight

7. From Marrakech: One Day in the Agafay Desert with Overnight

Embark on an extraordinary excursion to the seductive Agafay Desert. Get picked up by your driver at 12:00 PM from your hotel or riad in Marrakech. Head to the beautiful desert of Agafay, less than an hour from the city and tucked just behind the Atlas Mountains. It is one of the world's most mysterious landscapes, composed of rocky terrain and Saharan dunes.  Arrive at 12:45 PM at the camp and check in to your tent for a warm welcome of tea and some delicious Moroccan pastries. Take time to relax and to marvel at the magnificent desert landscapes before a lunch of Moroccan salads and grilled meat, or a vegetarian option. If you have selected one of the add-on activities — a camel, quad, or buggy ride — they will commence after lunch so that they line up with the sunset. If not, enjoy free time to take in the calm of the desert. After sunset, a magical and unforgettable private dinner will be served. The menu will include a Moroccan soup, salads, three hot dishes, three kinds of Moroccan tajines, and a dessert consisting of seasonal fruits. Spend the rest of the evening by the charming campfire, gazing at the beautiful stars in the sky. The following morning, wake up for a hearty breakfast at the camp before heading back to Marrakech at 10:00 AM, arriving at 11:00 AM.

Marrakesh: Jet Ski and Quad Biking Experience

8. Marrakesh: Jet Ski and Quad Biking Experience

Jet Ski on the scenic Lake Lalla Takerkoust before riding a quad through the desert on this exciting experience with pickup and drop-off in Marrakech. Receive all the equipment you need for an unforgettable experience. Start your day with hotel pickup in Marrakech, then head towards Lake Lalla Takerkoust. Upon arrival at the Jet Ski agency, put on your Jet Ski suit and get ready for some fun on the water. For everyone's convenience, the wetsuits are available in all sizes. Listen to a 5-minute introduction before setting off on your 15-minute Jet Ski adventure. Then, leave the water and take on the desert for a thrilling quad ride. Ride around Lake Takerkoust and the Agafay Desert for 2 hours. Complete your experience by enjoying a tea break with a panoramic view in the middle of the desert before returning to your hotel.

From Marrakech: Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys Day Trip

9. From Marrakech: Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys Day Trip

Immerse yourself in the Berber culture and discover breathtaking scenery on this day trip. After getting picked up from your hotel in Marrakech, enjoy a drive through the most spectacular sights in the Atlas Mountains and be amazed by the colors of the rocks. Stop at Azrou, a small Berber village and pay a visit to an argan oil women's cooperative. Take a short hike and witness the enchanting waterfalls and the surrounding valley. Later, visit the home of a local Berber family and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch. Feast on a delicious tagine or a savory couscous served with homemade bread and fresh salad. After lunch, head to Amizmiz Valley, where you’ll enjoy a fresh mint tea and tasty cookies. Get a glimpse of local life, learn about traditions and culture while sipping Moroccan tea together with your guide and a local family. Afterward, enjoy a scenic camel ride before heading to the Agafay desert pass. Stop at the stony dunes of Agafay to watch the breathtaking desert sunset and sip on a cup of mint tea. Enjoy some free time to relax or meditate before beginning the journey back to Marrakech.

Marrakech: Agafay Desert & Oasis Camel Experience with Snack

10. Marrakech: Agafay Desert & Oasis Camel Experience with Snack

Explore the stony hills of the Agafay Desert on a 1.5-hour camel ride. Choose to begin your tour at a range of meeting points in Marrakech, or upgrade your experience to include pickup directly at your hotel or riad. After pickup, travel in an air-conditioned van with your driver for 45 minutes to the oasis starting point in the Agafay Desert. As you arrive, see the camel herd awaiting you. Once onsite, you'll be welcomed with an authentic tea before heading to the caravan. Meet your camel buddy and set off on your ride. Enjoy the experience atop a majestic animal that is one of the real symbols of the country of Morocco. A break in a welcoming local house will show you the local way of life. Soak up the good mood while staring at the Atlas Mountains; in winter, their snowy peaks will leave you breathless. After your ride, head back to Marrakech for drop-off in the city or at your hotel (depending on option selected).

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What people are saying about Agafay Desert

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,814 reviews

Une super journée ! Un programme très complet et varié pour avoir en une journée une bonne idée de la vie Marocaine en dehors de Marrakech. Des paysages magnifiques, un très bon déjeuner et une délicieuse pause petit déjeuner ! Abdou notre chauffeur était d'une gentillesse incroyable, nous avons même fait un stop sur un marché berbère, grâce à Abdou nous avons pu faire de bons achats. Ibrahim a été aux petits soins pour nous pendant la randonnée. Notre fils Victor de 5 ans a eu la chance d'être porté à certains moments et Ibrahim a terminé par un tour de magie ! Nous recommandons à 200% cette excursion. Famille Gryson

Best tour. The tour guide Said is a young man who is most devoted to his trade. The consummate host, he looked after us with his personal brand of hospitality which included serving us our food, being our hiking guide in addition to being our personal holiday planner. This tour took us to the most picturesque waterfall and for those who hiked all the way, we we’re rewarded with the most delicious freshly squeezed blood orange juice right at the source! This moderately priced tour included a most deliciously targine lunch served in a spectacular restaurant with jaw dropping views. Highly recommended. Thank you Said.

Said was a great tour guide! Easy to arrange pick up via van in and around the Medina. The tour van was comfortable and Said had all of the guests laughing and interacting with each other along the way. We toured a Berber village where Said is from and the food was delicious. This tour is a great opportunity to get out of the city of Marrakech and explore the surrounding countryside!

The entire experience was absolutely amazing from start to finish. SAÏD is a very knowledgeable guy and really friendly, hope to see him soon. If you book somewhere else you will really regret it, trust me. Berber breakfast and lunch provided along with water and mint tea. Everything was incredible.

Great trip to the mountains to get out of Marrakech and see another side of Morocco. Saïd was a knowledgeable guide and was very helpful making it comfortable for all.