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Day trip to the Agafay Desert and Atlas Mountains

Introduction :

You don’t have to journey to the Sahara for a Moroccan desert experience—the Agafay Desert is a desert oasis located just outside of Marrakech. On this full-day tour, soak up the scenery as you travel through the High Atlas Mountains, stop to explore the local villages and visit a Berber souk, then mount up for a thrilling camel ride through the rocky desert of Agafay.

Highlights :

  • Spectacular views and photo opportunities in the Atlas Mountains
  • Traditional Moroccan lunch at a Berber house
  • Ride a camel through the Agafay desert
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Marrakech hotel

Program details :

- Day trip to the Agafay Desert and Atlas Mountains

The Agafay desert, Lake Takerkoust, the Kik plateau, hiking in the Berber villages of the Atlas, meeting the locals and discovering their culture and way of life, all in one day . This is an amazing day of multi-activity that every traveler should add to their list of things to do while visiting Marrakech.

This is a day trip to the foothills of the Atlas where you can enjoy the trails with arid hills, oases and valleys. After crossing a eucalyptus forest, you will discover beautiful Berber villages before reaching the desert nearest to Marrakech. The desert landscape of Agafay is covered with rare wildflowers, wheat and barley, but during the summer and autumn months, it looks like a real desert with stony dunes descending from the majestic mountains of the Atlas.

Before heading to Lalla Takarkoust Lake, take a stop to take photos and enjoy a refreshing cup of mint tea. The tour had just begun, even more breathtaking adventures and diverse and surprising landscapes waiting to be discovered.

To get to the Atlas via the Kik Plateau and admire a breathtaking view of the snow-capped mountains, you will then head for the meeting point for the camels, where you can leave for a pleasant half-hour walk. hour on the camels. Driving continues deeper into the Atlas Mountains and your next distination will be beautiful hidden villages scattered in the middle of the Toubkal National Park. The irresistible lunch prepared and served by locals is an unforgettable taste that you try for the first time.

After enjoying your three-course meal on the roof of a local guesthouse, a friendly local guide will take you for a walk through the typical hamlets and green fields of the region before descending to Marrakech by another route.

Included :

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transport by private vehicle
  • Lunch
  • Bottled water
  • Camel ride

Not included :

  • Drinks
  • Gratuities (optional)
Mohammed OUHAGA


Marrakech by Guide offers different choices for Marrakech visitors, from Walking tours, Day Trips, Desert and Atlas Tours to the activities around the city of Marrakech such as Camel trekking in the palm grove or quad biking.
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