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.
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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.