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Marrakesh: Agafay Desert Dinner

1. Marrakesh: Agafay Desert Dinner

Be picked up from your hotel in a private car and and drive towards Agafay Desert Camp for a unique dining experience. Watch the sunset over the desert and experience true Arabian hospitality. Experience traditional Moroccan cuisine under a starry sky. Dine in a nomad tent around the campfire.  Hear the unforgettable sound of desert's silence. Enjoy welcome tea and pastries. Sit down for a dinner of Harira (traditional soup), salad, beef and chicken tagine, and seasonal fresh fruits with tea. After a special evening, you will be transferred back to your accommodation in Marrakesh.

From Marrakech: Guided Quad Biking Tour in Agafay Desert

2. From Marrakech: Guided Quad Biking Tour in Agafay Desert

Go on a quad biking adventure in the Atlas mountains. Discover the dam and the Agafay Desert as well as the Marrakchi Desert. Benefit from being picked up at your hotel in Marrakech and head to Lalla Takerkoust Lake, where you will climb on a quad. Take your time to learn how to use your new vehicle, then drive to Turtle Valley and the desert plateaux that lead into the High Atlas. On your way, discover small Berber villages which are typical of the region. You will make several stops to take pictures and admire the landscape. Enjoy a break on the plateau to take in splendid views of the seven-kilometer-long Lalla Takerkoust Lake, which stretches all the way to the foot of the Atlas Mountains, while sipping delicious mint tea.

Marrakesh: Jet Ski and Quad Biking Experience

3. Marrakesh: Jet Ski and Quad Biking Experience

Jet Ski on the scenic Lake Lalla Takerkoust before riding a quad through the desert on this exciting experience with pickup and drop-off in Marrakech. Receive all the equipment you need for an unforgettable experience. Start your day with hotel pickup in Marrakech, then head towards Lake Lalla Takerkoust. Upon arrival at the Jet Ski agency, put on your Jet Ski suit and get ready for some fun on the water. For everyone's convenience, the wetsuits are available in all sizes. Listen to a 5-minute introduction before setting off on your 15-minute Jet Ski adventure. Then, leave the water and take on the desert for a thrilling quad ride. Ride around Lake Takerkoust and the Agafay Desert for 2 hours. Complete your experience by enjoying a tea break with a panoramic view in the middle of the desert before returning to your hotel.

From Marrakech: One Day in the Agafay Desert with Overnight

4. From Marrakech: One Day in the Agafay Desert with Overnight

Embark on an extraordinary excursion to the seductive Agafay Desert. Get picked up by your driver at 12:00 PM from your hotel or riad in Marrakech. Head to the beautiful desert of Agafay, less than an hour from the city and tucked just behind the Atlas Mountains. It is one of the world's most mysterious landscapes, composed of rocky terrain and Saharan dunes.  Arrive at 12:45 PM at the camp and check in to your tent for a warm welcome of tea and some delicious Moroccan pastries. Take time to relax and to marvel at the magnificent desert landscapes before a lunch of Moroccan salads and grilled meat, or a vegetarian option. If you have selected one of the add-on activities — a camel, quad, or buggy ride — they will commence after lunch so that they line up with the sunset. If not, enjoy free time to take in the calm of the desert. After sunset, a magical and unforgettable private dinner will be served. The menu will include a Moroccan soup, salads, three hot dishes, three kinds of Moroccan tajines, and a dessert consisting of seasonal fruits. Spend the rest of the evening by the charming campfire, gazing at the beautiful stars in the sky. The following morning, wake up for a hearty breakfast at the camp before heading back to Marrakech at 10:00 AM, arriving at 11:00 AM.

From Marrakech: Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys Day Trip

5. From Marrakech: Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys Day Trip

Immerse yourself in the Berber culture and discover breathtaking scenery on this day trip. After getting picked up from your hotel in Marrakech, enjoy a drive through the most spectacular sights in the Atlas Mountains and be amazed by the colors of the rocks. Stop at Azrou, a small Berber village and pay a visit to an argan oil women's cooperative. Take a short hike and witness the enchanting waterfalls and the surrounding valley. Later, visit the home of a local Berber family and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch. Feast on a delicious tagine or a savory couscous served with homemade bread and fresh salad. After lunch, head to Amizmiz Valley, where you’ll enjoy a fresh mint tea and tasty cookies. Get a glimpse of local life, learn about traditions and culture while sipping Moroccan tea together with your guide and a local family. Afterward, enjoy a scenic camel ride before heading to the Agafay desert pass. Stop at the stony dunes of Agafay to watch the breathtaking desert sunset and sip on a cup of mint tea. Enjoy some free time to relax or meditate before beginning the journey back to Marrakech.

From Marrakech: Agafay Desert Half-Day Quad Biking Adventure

6. From Marrakech: Agafay Desert Half-Day Quad Biking Adventure

Take an exciting journey through the Agafay Desert. Enjoy a half-day of quad biking through rugged terrain. After being picked up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, head for the tranquility of this untouched desert set just under the Atlas Mountains, which has remained hidden for centuries. Journey through beautifully diverse scenery featuring mountains, dry rivers, and rocky hills. See authentic Berber villages, where people still live in the traditional manner established by their forefathers over 200 years ago. Enjoy a stop to witness Berber hospitality and sip delicious mint tea. Once you're back on the desert trail, pick up the pace and discover the joy of off-roading as you cruise through a formidable landscape. You'll ride on a Yamaha Quad – all the equipment you'll need including goggles, a hood, a helmet, and a raincoat, will be provided. This is a thrilling activity for families, provided all children taking part are over the age of 6.

From Marrakech: Full-Day Agafay Desert Quad Adventure

7. From Marrakech: Full-Day Agafay Desert Quad Adventure

This tour provides a bit of everything, from adventure to amazing mountainous landscapes and great food in a traditional Berber setting. Enjoy a full-day excursion at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. You’ll travel from your hotel or riad in Marrakech to Lalla Takerkoust Lake. Discover the beauty of this lake that stretches for 7 kilometers. Ride through wonderful eucalyptus forests and lush hidden canyons to the Agafay Desert. A Yamaha quad and all the necessary equipment (goggles, hood, helmet, and raincoat) are provided and will be in excellent condition. Your professional and attentive guide will be with you the whole day, adapting the pace and route to the level of the participants. Savor a delicious lunch prepared by a Berber family and be warmly welcomed into their home. Experience a traditional way of life that hasn't changed for hundreds of years. Cross through the Agafay Desert, admiring arid hills that look like Saharan dunes. On the return to Marrakech you’ll enjoy sublime views of the Atlas Mountains.

From Marakkesh: Half Day Buggy Adventure in Agafay Desert

8. From Marakkesh: Half Day Buggy Adventure in Agafay Desert

Only 45 minutes away from Marrakesh lies the Agafay Desert, the perfect playground for this unique buggy adventure. Accompanied by a professional guide, race around tracks and through the natural environment on an 800cc buggy, and drive through typical Berber village to take in a bit of culture while you’re there. Your day will start with a few safety tips and instructions from your guide. Then, head off through the tracks of the desert on a thrilling ride. Your guide will have in-depth knowledge of the environment and the buggies, allowing your group choice in what you explore and see. If time is on your side, your guide can show you the best tracks and spots. A stop is planned in a small village, where you can stretch your legs and enjoy a Moroccan tea under a tent. Experience the famous Berber hospitality, all the while surrounded by amazing views of High Atlas Mountains.   After your buggy adventure is over, you’ll also have the opportunity to get a view of the beautiful Lake Takerkoust on the way back to Marrakesh.

Agafay Desert: Quad Bike Experience with Lunch

9. Agafay Desert: Quad Bike Experience with Lunch

Ride the desert dunes on a quad bike experience through the Agafay desert. Jump on your quad and enjoy your trip to the desert. Pause on high dunes, take in views of the Atlas mountains, snap pictures, and enjoy a traditional Morrocan lunch in a nomadic tent afterward. Get picked up at your accommodation in Marrakech, and take in the urban and desert scenes as you drive toward your experience. Once there, listen to a briefing from your guide about how to drive and the day's itinerary. Then, take some time to practice in a large field before heading out. Embark on the trip towards the desert, following your guide. Take the occasion to pause on high dunes in front of the Atlas Mountains and take some great pictures of the natural environment. Continue the ride through the desert in between the dunes and nomadic camps before using an air compressor to dust off for lunch. Enter the Berber tents, grab a tea, and relax. There, a typical Moroccan lunch is served of Moroccan salad and olives, Tajine, fruits, and tea. After lunch, your driver will bring you back to your hotel in Marrakech at the end of the experience.

Agafay Desert Camel Ride with Dinner

10. Agafay Desert Camel Ride with Dinner

Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and retreat to the tranquil Agafay Desert. Get picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech in the late afternoon and drive 45 minutes to reach Agafay's serene arid landscapes. Around sunset, go on a one-hour camel ride through the rocky desert with the High Atlas Mountains silhouetted against the skyline. Rely on your experienced guide and trusty camel as you traverse the routes that traders once took to reach the city. Then sit down for a typical Moroccan dinner under a sky full of stars. The meal includes a starter, main course, dessert, and mint tea. After dinner, you will be transferred back to your accommodation in Marrakech.

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What people are saying about Agafay Desert

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 1,814 reviews

We had an incredible experience at this dinner! I was with my four other college friends and we would want nothing more for our last night in Morocco. The views were beautiful and the dinner was delicious. What was most impressive was the incredible service and hospitality. Hamid, the owner, and his crew put on a fantastic evening with great food, entertainment, and so much fun. I would highly recommend this evening to anyone visiting Marrakech and looking for a beautiful, exciting, and surreal experience.

The experience in the desert was more than amazing! We had a bachelorette party and despite the organiser didn’t know he improvised during the evening and thanks to him and the environment we had so much fun! Really really suggested!

They could not have made my birthday more special. Thank you all. It was amazing. The location, the sunset, the camels, the suprises that are not included in the information. The staff are incredible the food is out of this world.

all perfect. Amid is a perfect host, even in difficulties from the strong wind he and all the guys made the best effort to make us spent an awesome night. looking forward to come again in his future restaurant

Beautiful experience in the desert, quad biking in an incredible landscape, friendliness and good food