Agafay Desert Day Trip from Marrakech – 1 day

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Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert day trip – overview:

Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and enjoy the tranquillity and breathtaking landscapes of the Agafay Desert and the Atlas Mountains. On this day trip, marvel at the landscape while traversing the High Atlas Mountains, stopping to discover charming Berber villages and a local argan oil co-operative, offering valuable insights into mountain village life.

In the Agafay Desert, relish a delightful lunch within the comfort of a nomad tent, surrounded by stunning views of the snow-capped mountains. Following this, experience the excitement of a camel ride through the rocky desert. This is, of course, followed by a relaxing glass of tea with free time to soak up the mesmerising sunset.

Marrakech to Agafay Desert day trip – highlights:

  • Visit the Atlas Mountains to discover the enchanting countryside and charming villages
  • Learn about the thriving Berber culture and its traditions from your local guide
  • Enjoy a traditional Moroccan meal at a Berber home or in a nomad tent in the Agafay Desert
  • Having the thrill of a sunset camel ride, dressed like nomads in a blue turban in the Agafay desert
  • Take in panoramic views of the Kik Plateau and the Agafay Desert, often snow-topped mountains

What is included in this day trip from Marrakech to Agafay Desert:

  • Transportation in a private air-conditioned vehicle; 4×4 Toyota Prado tx or deluxe van
  • Experienced English, French, Spanish, Italian-speaking Berber/Nomad driver guide
  • Pick-up from and drop-off at your hotel in Marrakech
  • Lunch – with vegetarian and vegan options available
  • Camel ride with guide
  • Possibility to go for short hiking in the midst of beautiful scenery
  • Free time to explore sites of interest, for walks, photos and tea/ coffee breaks
  • Personalised service

What is not Included:

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Extras

Good to know about the Agafay Desert day trip from Marrakech:

  • It is possible to customise this tour to accommodate your areas of interest, preferred budget & timetable
  • Agafay is a rocky sandstone desert, the Sahara Desert with the big dunes is in the Merzouga or Erg Chegaga
  • This day trip involves walking on the uphill and downhill ground. So, we suggest you wear comfortable shoes
  • You can add other activities to this trip: buggies, quad-biking or dinner in a luxury camp
  • There is a 25% reduction for children under 12 years old & we do not charge children under 5
  • We require a 30% deposit to confirm your reservation
  • We accept payment through PayPal, credit card, bank transfer or cash(USD, Euro, GBP or MAD)
  • These prices can be subject to an increase over the Christmas and New Year’Eve period

Price details

Number of persons2 Persons3 Persons4 Persons5 Persons6 Persons
Price per person125 €115 €105 €95 €95 €
Total price250 €345 €420 €475 €570 €

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Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert day trip from Marrakech – itinerary:

Your driver, a resident of one of the surrounding Berber villages, will pick you up from your hotel at 09:00. Start your journey by a scenic drive through a road shaded by lush vegetation, and olive and orange orchards.

Your first stop is Tahnaout village, where you will have the opportunity to visit a women-managed argan oil co-operative. Witness the fascinating process of extracting famed argan oil from the renowned argan nut, an essential ingredient in Moroccan products.

From here, you travel past stunning waterfalls and small Berber villages to get a glimpse of local life and learn about the rich Berber culture and traditions thriving in the mountainside villages. Pause in the man-made dam of Lalla Takerkoust, which supplies Marrakech with water.

Feast on a traditional Moroccan meal in the home of a Berber family. Then, relax with scenic valley views from a rooftop terrace. Alternatively, enjoy a traditional Moroccan lunch in an Agafay Desert luxury camp.

After a break, you continue your adventure through the scenic Kik Plateau, where 360-degree vistas of the Atlas Mountains unfold before your eyes. Traverse stone deserts, golden-brown plateaus, oases, and rolling hills, experiencing the diverse landscapes of this magical region.

Step into the serene beauty of the Agafay Desert, where you experience a camel ride, immersing yourself fully in the surroundings. Then, unwind and savour the moment with a relaxing glass of traditional Moroccan mint tea in a Nomad camp, perfectly capturing the essence of your day. Enjoy some free time to relax or admire the sunset before beginning the journey back to Marrakech.

Map of Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert day trip

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