Marrakech: Atlas Mountains & Agafay Desert & Camel Day Trip


Marrakech: Atlas Mountains & Agafay Desert & Camel 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 activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 0 hours in advance for a full refund
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.
Private or small groups available


  • 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 as you hike between villages. 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.

  • Pickup and drop-off service
  • 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

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Important information

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
  • The tour involves walking on uneven ground, uphill and downhill
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 3244 reviews

Review summary

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Our tour guide Rachid was so knowledgeable and was great at explaining the story about the imlil valley and the rest of the experience. I wish we could book another tour with him as our tour guide! Shout out to Waha our driver who was also excellent! Highly recommend this tour to anyone visiting Marrakesh.

March 29, 2023

It is a perfect trip for someone who is first time in Marrakech, wants to do smth outside the city and likes hiking. Our guide Abdul was really good! His English is really good and he is helpful, knowledgeable and fun) Even better he is from the village where we had lunch)) we enjoyed the food! Our driver Adil was great! When we met up with another van on a narrow walled road, he somehow maneuvered our van carefully past it with no more than a one inch gap! Bravo! We loved our international group and management was concerned about our comfort, every seat in our van was full, so they sent another van to split a group. Make sure you wear comfortable shoes for hiking and reapply sunscreen ( especially before the camel ride). Would easily recommend this tour! Thank you getyourguide, Abdul, Adil and our group!

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March 28, 2023

This tour was absolutely amazing and worth the money. It was genuinely worth every penny we spent. I went with 3 other girls from Uni and we loved every minute of it. You get to see so much and there are so many activities along the way. Our tour guide was Ghafour and you’ll be lucky to get him. He was amazing! Kept us engaged, told us a lot of fun facts throughout the day, made sure to memorize all of our names and helped us to take lots of cool photos and videos. I will highly recommend requesting him if you can. He also told us a lot about local traditions and customs. Our driver Azilal was also awesome. Overall one of the best tours we’ve done traveling.

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March 28, 2023

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