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Marrakech: Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert Day Trip

Marrakech: Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert Day Trip

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Escape the bustle of Marrakech and admire the breathtaking landscapes of the Agafay Desert and the Atlas Mountains. Discover the rich Berber culture thriving in the mountainside villages.

About this tour

Free cancellation
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel or riad in Marrakech. If your hotel or riad is unreachable by van, a meeting point nearby will be arranged. If the departure time is 9:00 AM, then you can expect your driver to arrive from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Your exact pickup time will be confirmed the evening before the activity takes place.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

The Original experience

Itinerary
9 hours
  • Marrakech

  • Tahnaout (photo stop)

  • Argan oil factory, tea

  • Asni

  • Imlil (guided tour, hiking)

  • Tamatert (photo stop)

  • Ait Souka (lunch)

  • Kik Plateau (view)

  • Lalla Takerkoust (view)

  • Agafay Desert (camel ride, tea)

  • Marrakech

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit the Atlas Mountains to discover enchanting waterfalls and charming villages
  • Learn about the Berber culture and its traditions from a local guide
  • See how the famous argan oil is made in a women-managed co-operative
  • Enjoy a traditional Moroccan meal on a rooftop overlooking the Imlil valley
  • Take in panoramic views of the Kik Plateau and the tranquil Agafay Desert
Full description

Gain a deeper understanding of Berber culture as you embark on an unforgettable guided scenic day trip to the Atlas Mountains. Encounter enchanting countryside, get the chance to take a ride on a camel or horse, and meet locals in the villages of the Imlil Valley.  Start your day with pickup and meet your friendly local guide, who lives in one of the surrounding Berber villages. During your journey to the Atlas Mountains region, your guide will tell you about the rich culture and heritage of the Berber people. Arrive in Tahnaout and visit a women-managed argan oil co-operative. Discover how the argan nut is pressed to make the famed argan oil products of Morocco.

Receive a warm welcome in Imlil with a glass of mint tea before traveling past stunning waterfalls and small Berber settlements. Pause in Tamatert to take in the views of ancient irrigated terraced fields, surrounded by cherry and walnut trees.  Feast on a traditional Moroccan meal in Ait Souka at the home of a Berber family. Relax with scenic valley views from a sun-bathed rooftop terrace.  After some rest, board your vehicle and travel through the scenic Kik Plateau, with spectacular 360-degree views. Gaze in awe at the magnificent High Atlas Mountains as you pass through stone desert, barren light brown plateaus, oases, and rolling hills.

Enjoy the serene surroundings of the Agafay Desert where you can take an optional camel or horse ride. Or, simply relax with some Moroccan mint tea for the perfect end to your day, before heading back to Marrakech.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off service
  • Bilingual guide
  • Traditional lunch
  • Mint tea, coffee, and water
  • Snacks
  • Camel or horse ride (if option selected)
  • Mule ride (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Special dietary restrictions will be accommodated as best as possible
  • Be sure to select the option including a camel ride if you want to experience this activity
  • The market is only on open on Saturdays and Tuesdays
  • For the comfort of the tour participants, the order of the itinerary might be changed on the day of your tour to ensure that not all tour groups turn up to the same location at same time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 790 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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This was a really fun experience and so different from the hustle and bustle of the Medina in Marrakech. The highlight of the trip is Saïd who is a fantastic guide! He was fun, kind and knowledgeable with excellent English! Every part of the trip was great, from pickup at our riad, to the ride to the locations and Saïd’s informative and fun explanations at each location. I would recommend this trip and DEFINITELY recommend Saïd! Thank you, Saïd!

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May 20, 2022

Got picked up at our hotel at 9am. After the argon oil demo we had the camel ride for 20 mins. Enjoyed the hike but the waterfall was disappointing . Would try the other ones if I did a similar trip. Lunch was good. The lake must have dried up. No photo stop.

May 18, 2022

Said was one of the best tour guides I have had and I have done many through get your guide!! he was very knowledgeable about Moroccos culture and taught us the language. he made sure we were well taken care of during the hike and camel rides, and he also really got to know who we were as individuals. he always remembered our names which I thought was very wholesome. overall the tour was absolutely fantastic and if you were to request a tour guide, I would request Said!

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May 18, 2022

Product ID: 388988