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Agafay Desert Camp

Agafay Desert Camp: Our most recommended tours and activities

Agafay Desert Quad Biking

1. Agafay Desert Quad Biking

Upon pick up, head for Agafay Desert, situated only 40 kilometers from Marrakech. Meet the instructor for a short safety induction, then you will be handed a helmet and other protective material to make the most of your quad bike tour through the Moroccan Desert. Set out to discover the endless fields of golden-colored land as you drive through the dirt roads and enjoying the view of the snowy peaks of the Atlas Mountains. Afterwards, continue navigating your quad bike until you come upon enormous Lalla Takerkoust Lake. Be surrounded by arid mountains reflected in the turquoise waters. Enjoy the stunning landscape during a stop on the route and enjoy a typical mint Moroccan tea. After taking numerous photographs, you will return to the starting point and be driven back to your hotel or riad.

From Marrakesh: Agafay Desert Quad Biking, Camels & Dinner

2. From Marrakesh: Agafay Desert Quad Biking, Camels & Dinner

This half-day tour offers you a first-hand experience of life in the desert with a quad bike, dromedary (also known as the Somali camel) ride, and dinner in a bivouac. To the south of Marrakech lies the Agafay Desert, offering ease of access from the city. Halfway, you'll get to experience a 1-hour quad bike ride and drive through the Berber villages to reach Lalla Takerkoust. Here, meet the local partner's camel caravan, which will allow you to enjoy the unique beauty of the sunset on the way to the Agafay Desert. Upon arrival in the Agafay desert, tuck into some freshly-prepared classic Moroccan dishes in a Berber tent (beef or chicken tagine) as you sample the Berber lifestyle. As the sun sets and dusk takes hold, the stars reveal themselves. With little artificial light, the sight is spellbinding. After a comfortable evening under the open sky and a traditional dinner, head back to Marrakech.

Marrakesh: Half-Day Agafay Desert Quad Biking Adventure

3. Marrakesh: Half-Day Agafay Desert Quad Biking Adventure

Enliven your stay in Marrakesh by booking a half-day guided quad bike tour, departing directly from your accommodation. Surprise yourself by traveling into the heart of the desert of Marrakesh. The desert of Agafay is one of the best destinations to enjoy a journey of quad biking, away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh. Your guided half-day quad tour on the rocky and desert plains will vary between wadis and off-road trails, traveling through Berber villages along the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains. Whilst out in the desert you can explore the surrounding Berber villages whilst enjoying the beautiful landscapes of the mountain scenery. Halfway through your trip, visit an authentic Berber village to discover the authentic local lifestyle at a traditional home-stay. There you will experience traditional Moroccan hospitality, being offered mint tea and Moroccan pancakes. Following that, stop to take photos of the snow-capped peaks of the Toubkal Mountains, before making your way back to Marrakesh.

Atlas and Agafay Day Tour with Sunset Camel Ride

4. Atlas and Agafay Day Tour with Sunset Camel Ride

Start your day with pickup in Marrakesh at 9:00 AM. Your first stop is the Atlas Mountains. Visit a traditional Berber market on the way and an Argan oil co-op. From Marakkesh, you’ll arrive at Imlil. From there, you'll head to the highest and largest village in Imlil Valley, Armed. Either choose to walk to Armed, or you go by camel. See the waterfalls, as well as the hamlets of Ait Mizan, Targa, and Imoula. To add some more glamor to your journey, your tour guide will stop at Tamatert, so that you can enjoy the amazing view of ancient irrigation fields that are surrounded by cherry and walnut trees. From Tamatert, pass through the Ait Souka village on the way to the next stop at Kik Plateau. At Ait Souka, you’ll meet a berber family, and you’ll be welcomed with a nice guest meal in their home.  Your journey will also take you from the Kik Plateau to the edge of Lalla Takerkoust Lake. Take a tea break and see the gigantic dam that supplies Marrakesh with all its energy. Quad biking or jet skiing can also be locally arranged if you enjoy adrenaline-pumping activities. The last stop before you return to Marakkesh is the Agafay Desert. Through the stone desert, oasis, barren light brown plateaus, high hills, and Bedouin villages, you'll enjoy the beautiful sunset as your journey wraps up.

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What people are saying about Agafay Desert Camp

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 350 reviews

We emailed the provider to confirm pickup location and time through getyourguide and received a prompt reply which alleviated our anxiety. We were picked up by our driver Younes at the prescribed time and he took us past a Berber village and to a place where they make argan oil for consumption and cosmetics. Then went to meet our guide Houssain Mali for a short hike in the Atlas Mountains to see a waterfall and then onwards to lunch in a local imlil village restaurant which was absolutely delicious and definitely recommended. Houssain was very knowledgeable of the area and very patient with some of our less mobile members in the group and made the tour quite enjoyable. The views of the mountains were great. Finally we went to the middle of nowhere for a camel ride and whilst it was a fun novelty for all of 5 minutes the rest of the camel ride (approx 20 minutes in total) was a bit meh and I would skip as there isn't much to see. All in all it was quite a tiring but good day out.

To begin with, the pick-up was done on time and happily with Youcef as guide who was on top throughout this excursion. he took the time to explain everything. The camel ride lasts 20 minutes with nomadic outfits. Then the visit in the very interesting Berber village to the waterfall. the lunch was really good and not expensive 65 dirham per person. (included with Get your Guide. )

It was our pleasure to have Mohammad potato as our guide. It was a privilege to have met someone as friendly, fun, helpful, and full of life as him. We also loved getting to know his home town which is so beautiful and full of friendly people. If you are lucky enough to get Mohammad as your tour guide, I assure you that you will be covered :)

We had an amazing tour with our guide Mohammad "potato". Our favourite part of the day was the visit to the Berber village. Mohammad explained everything about the Berber culture and we had an amazing tea in a Berber house. We highly recommend this trip, and especially this guide!

The tour was excellent, Mohammad potato was very knowledgeable and patient with the group. Would definitely recommend!!!