Agafay Desert Camp

Agafay Desert Camp: Our most recommended tours and activities

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

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

The adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Marrakech or the closest accessible point to your accommodation. 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 back at your accommodation.

Marrakesh: Agafay Desert Quad & Camel Tour with Dinner

2. 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.

Marrakech: Agafay Desert Quad Bike, Camel Ride, and Dinner

3. Marrakech: Agafay Desert Quad Bike, Camel Ride, and Dinner

Your day will begin as your professional driver meets you at your accommodation or a meeting point. From there, enjoy the air-conditioned drive as you pass through natural areas around Marrakech, learning more about the area from your bilingual and professional driver. As you arrive you will be welcomed by your crew who will talk you through how to use an ATV. Once you're fully versed in using your machine, you'll begin by following your quad-bike guide who will take you to see some of the stunning landscapes around the desert of Agafay. On the way back you can get some rest and take some pictures accompanied by Moroccan tea, before you meet a local camel guide who will take you on your next adventure. You will have the opportunity to dress in the traditional clothing of the Nomads, before you depart on camel back to catch the beautiful sunset over the big rocky desert. The camel ride will take you to the top of a plateau, where you can enjoy a special moment taking some artistic photos with your camel in the fresh desert air. You'll then hop back on your camel to take the return road with your local guide. As you return, you will be met by some staff who will introduce you to Moroccan gastronomy. This will also be a moment to enjoy the beautiful landscapes and the natural weather at Agafay. Your experience will eventually end with your driver returning you to your accommodation.

From Marrakesh: Agafay Desert Quad Biking, Camels & Dinner

4. 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.

Agafay Desert Quad Biking

5. 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.

Atlas and Agafay Day Tour with Sunset Camel Ride

6. 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.

Marrakesh: Half-Day Agafay Desert Quad Biking Adventure

7. 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.

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What people are saying about Agafay Desert Camp

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 237 reviews

Yousef was such a lovely helpful and kind guide. Having been born in Imlil and with family still residing there - you couldn’t ask for a better guide with local knowledge, a huge thirst for travel, hiking and passion for his local area that he is keen to share. Our hike into the lower mountain region followed by lunch hosted by a local Berber family was so special and such an insight into life in the region. We are keen to return to hikes higher into the mountains, skiing and trips to the Saraha. It was the perfect anecdote to the crazy manic Marrakesh city Medina mayhem. Couldn’t recommend more. Especially if you like camels.

Everything was absolutely amazing! Our driver, azif (don’t know how to spell it) was so friendly and and funny. He picked us up 2 minutes away from our riad and dropped us off in the same spot. He told us about his village and was very patient with us. Our tour guide yousef (again, not sure on the spelling) was hilarious and explained so much about everything we saw. I would definitely recommend this tour as it was organised so well. Thank you so much for having us

Journée fantastique, nous avons eu la chance d’avoir un super guide. En effet Youssef est un guide très attentionné qui respecte le rythme de chacun. Il est très interessant à écouter et parle parfaitement l’anglais et le français. La journée était vraiment au top, je recommande sans hésitation.

Youssef and Abdul were great! Youssef was very friendly and entertaining. Abdul handled the city traffic like a champ. Great value for the money! Camel ride was a bit rough as an animal activist but also we booked the trip for that specific feature. So our fault.

We had a wonderful time on this tour. Our guide Youssef and driver Zacharia were amazing. We felt in very safe hands the whole time. The lunch was very good- such a lovely view of the mountains from the terrace. Thanks again.