Agafay Desert
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Marrakesh: Jet Ski and Quad Biking Experience

1. 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: Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys Day Trip

2. 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

3. 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: 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.

Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert Jeep Safari

5. 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 Marrakesh: Day trip to Imlil and the Atlas Mountains

6. From Marrakesh: Day trip to Imlil and the Atlas Mountains

Set out from Marrakesh to experience life in the Atlas Mountains on this tour. The Berbers have called the region home for centuries. Discover their traditions and enjoy a meal. From the mountains, descend to the desert to ride a camel over the dunes. The first stop on the tour is the city of Tahanaoute. Visit a special cooperative where Berber women produce argan oil. You’ll get to try it in a traditional breakfast along with olive oil, organic honey, and fresh bread. After your meal, learn about the Berbers’ daily life. Cross through several Berber villages before reaching Imlil, the town offers sweeping views of Toubkal and the other mountains. Begin your descent and pass through the Berber village of Asni. It’s well-known for the market it hosts on Saturdays. Spend some time in the nearby valley. The waterfalls and the surrounding mountains are great for taking pictures. After having good time with the Berbers, you will be back to Marrakech.

Atlas and Agafay Day Tour with Sunset Camel Ride

7. 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.

Faultless. From organising pick up to the trip’s itinerary everything was explained clearly. Not to mention the enthusiasm and passion from our guides Mohammad (the potato) and our driver Aziz. Mohammad told us a lot about the Berber history and took us to his hometown. He was always at hand to help us take photos and answered all of our questions. Most importantly there were no pressures for you to buy anything or tips. We tipped in the end because they both deserved it 100%.

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!

The experience was amazing , the people was very kind with us and we are very greatful for Hamid’s hospitality, he was an excellent guide. I recommend doing this experience with him.

Great experience! Long ride but a lot of fun. Everything was great but the flies lol. Its a must!!