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Agafay Desert

Agafay Desert: Our most recommended tours and activities

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.

Marrakech: Agafay Desert Dinner with Camel Ride or Quad Bike

2. Marrakech: Agafay Desert Dinner with Camel Ride or Quad Bike

The adventure begins with pickup from your Marrakech accommodation at 4:00 PM, then heads towards the dramatic landscapes of the Agafay Desert. Upon arrival, enjoy a relaxing camel ride as the sun begins to set across the desert, transforming the landscape with red tones. Or, feel the thrill of adrenaline pulse through you on an energetic quad bike ride instead. After your activity, head back to the camp for a traditional Moroccan dinner. Feast on a selection of delicacies and dishes, made from local ingredients. Then finish off with a tasty dessert and authentic mint tea, while gazing at the stars. At the end of a magical evening, enjoy drop-off back to your accommodation between 9:00 and 10:00 PM.

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: Guided Quad Biking Tour in Agafay Desert

4. 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.

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: One Day in the Agafay Desert with Overnight

6. 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.

Agafay Desert: Quad Bike Experience with Lunch

7. 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.

Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert Jeep Safari

8. Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert Jeep Safari

Discover and explore deep Berber country in the High Atlas Mountains, and enjoy the landscapes of desert, valleys, villages, and open plains on a full-day trip from Marrakech.  The drive takes you first to the Agafay Desert, just south of Marrakech, where you’ll experience some dune bashing before continuing on to the Lalla Takerkoust region, making your first stop on the hills overlooking the lake. From here you’ll begin a 4x4 adventure on dirt tracks rarely frequented by tourists and climb up to the Kik Plateau, where you’ll drive from village to village meeting locals, visiting Berber homes, and sampling their traditional mint tea and homemade bread.  When you arrive at Imlil Village, located in the heart of Toubkal National Park, you’ll have the option of hiking for an hour to Armed village or continue to the village by 4x4. The 1-hour hike with a local guide is of moderate difficulty. In the village you’ll be served a Berber lamb tagine for lunch at a local home. You’ll also enjoy Moroccan salads and homemade bread during the meal.  After lunch and a short relaxation break, you’ll head down a gentle hill to Imlil village, where you’ll meet your driver for the 1-hour trip back to Marrakech via the Haouz plains.

From Marrakech: Agafay Desert Half-Day Quad Biking Adventure

9. 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: Agafay Desert Quad Biking Tour with Transfer

10. From Marrakech: Agafay Desert Quad Biking Tour with Transfer

Get picked up from your accommodation in Marrakech. Drive to agafay desert via the city of Marrakech. Get to the desert after 45min driving from Marrakech. You will then get a breifing about how to drive the quads and about the itinerary. Start the test in a large field at the quad base to get used to the quad. Start the trip to the desert with a guide on his quad . Pause on a high dunes in front of the atlas mountains and make pictures . Continue the trip always in the desert betwen the dunes and the nomadic camps . Get back to the quad base and take the dust off by using an air compressor. Go to the Berber tents and get the tea and relax. Drive back to Marrakech.

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What people are saying about Agafay Desert

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 3,750 reviews

What an absolute delightful experience! We had such a great time. The food was great. Traditional music and dancing was such a pleasure to watch and join in on! And there was even a fire show. This has ended up being one of our favourite things of the trip! Strongly recommend

Amazing tour guide, very energetic and very informative. Just wished he stopped by at the markets for some shopping. Other than no complaints whatsoever.

The host and the rest of the team were very accommodating, although the activity ended beyond the set time but still it was worth every penny !

Super experience in the Agafay’s desert! We enjoyed a lot the lunch especially the tajin was one of the best that you have eaten in Marrakesh

Highly recommend! The food was delicious, the service excellent and the show after the dinner unique