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From Marrakech: Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys Day Trip

1. 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.

Agafay Desert: Quad Bike Experience with Lunch

2. 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

3. 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.

Marrakech: Agafay Desert Dinner with Camel Ride or Quad Bike

4. 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.

From Marrakesh: Agafay Desert Quad Biking, Camels & Dinner

5. 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.

Meet the Berbers: Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains Day Trip

6. Meet the Berbers: Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains Day Trip

Your full-day trip from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains will start with a pick-up from your hotel or Riad. First, you will drive east towards the town of Tahannaout, where you will make the first stop. Admire a panoramic view of a mud-brick Berber village on top of a hill across the Ghighaya River. Then, continue to an Argan Oil artisanal factory run by local ladies. Sample local bread, Argan oil with min tea, and learn the process of extracting this liquid gold. If your day trip coincides with a Tuesday, visit the local weekly Berber Market in Tahannout or the one in Asni that runs every Saturday. Next, you will cross the canyons of Tibidrt with stunning views of the river and juniper forest on our way to Asni. From here, you will continue to Imlil Village, located at the foothills of Mt.Toubkal. Upon arrival at the Village center, meet your local Berber guide for an hour-long moderate hike in Toubkal National Park past various scattered Berber settlements to a small waterfall. Then, treat yourself to a delicious cup of fresh squeezed Orange Juice while admiring the views before you continue to Aroumd village. Next, a well deserved three-course lunch home-made made lunch will be served at a Berber house. In the mid-afternoon, Descend back to Imlil center, where you will meet your driver. Continue to Kik Plateau across green valleys to Agafay Desert, then get ready for a 30-minute camel ride across the stone desert. Finally, you will drive towards the Lalla Takerkoust lake, which serves as a water reservoir supplying Marrakech. Your Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains Day trip from Marrakech will end with a drop off at your hotel or pre-set drop off points in the Medina.

From Marrakech: Agafay Desert Sunset Tour with Camel Ride

7. From Marrakech: Agafay Desert Sunset Tour with Camel Ride

Start with pickup from your accommodation in Marrakech and travel to the Agafay desert, west of the city. The route is characterized by lush vegetation, olive and orange orchards, and small villages.  Go off-road and discover a rugged landscape and a spectacular sunset. Disconnect from civilization in the wilderness, and enjoy a camel ride as the sun goes down. Enjoy a local tea in a typical Berber tent, and discover some of the traditions of the nomadic people of the desert. After the sun sets, be returned to your accommodation in Marrakech.

Marrakech: Quad biking & Camel with lunch in Agafay Desert.

8. Marrakech: Quad biking & Camel with lunch in Agafay Desert.

Be met by a driver from the comfort of your hotel and head to the base at the Lac Lalla Takerkoust. Feel the desert wind in your hair as you navigate a four wheeler through the Agafay Desert on this half-day tour. See the natural landscapes while riding a humped camel. Dine on a delicious traditional meal under a Berber tent in the middle of the desert. After lunch, drive back to the base camp on the four wheeler.

From Marrakesh: Sunset Camel Ride in the Agafay Desert

9. From Marrakesh: Sunset Camel Ride in the Agafay Desert

Leave the bustling city of Marrakesh behind and drive past lush vegetation, olive and orange orchards, and through charming villages as you make your way from Marrakesh to ride camels in the Agafay desert. Journey through the earthen plateau stone desert and see traditional mud-built villages, dusty riverbeds interspersed with idyllic pastures, and light vegetation in spring. Travel by camel through this amazing landscape in order to reach a gorgeous spot with stunning panoramic views where you will have the chance to stop for mint tea with some locals. Watch the sunset over the stone desert and learn more about the local Berber culture on this desert tour.

Atlas and Agafay Day Tour with Sunset Camel Ride

10. 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

Perfect is an understatement to describe the day we had. I’d read a lot of reviews before booking and none really captured how vast and great the day would be - we did, ate and saw everything that was possible to really get an understating of Berber life, and met the loveliest people as a bonus! As a guide, Mohamed is 5*, I couldn’t fault one thing; from his contestant enthusiasm, checking in on the tour group, to his knowledge and warmth for his community and people in the Berber community, it made for a very special trip that I know myself and my mum will remember forever - it’s the best thing we’ve done in Marrakech by far! Thank you to Mohamed for the day, I couldn’t fault one thing and would HIGHLY, highly recommend.

extraordinary experience in the desert that we will never forget, but above all, a human adventure that touched our hearts. Quad… dromedary… tea break in a dream setting… a delicious tajine… a wonderful welcome with equally wonderful people… To do absolutely, they even deserve 6 stars!

Great activity! Mohamed potato and chawi gave us a great experience at the Atlas mountains and around traditional villages, providing us with info about the area's history and traditions. Highly recommended!

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

Everything went great, it was a wonderful experience