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Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains Day Trip From Marrakech

  • Overview

    You don’t have to journey to the Sahara for a Moroccan desert experience—the Agafay Desert is a desert oasis located just outside of Marrakech. On this full-day tour, soak up the scenery as you travel through the High Atlas Mountains, stop to explore the local villages and visit a Berber souk, then mount up for a thrilling camel ride through the rocky desert of Agafay.

  • Tour Highlights

    Spectacular views and photo opportunities in the Atlas Mountains Traditional Moroccan lunch at a Berber house Ride a camel through the Agafay desert Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Marrakech hotel

  • Schedule


  • Duration


  • Pickup Time

    Between 8:30am and 9:00am

  • Departure & Return points:

    From Your Hotel or Riad in Marrakech

  • What's included

    Transport from and back to your hotel in Marrakech Guide Camel ride Lunch Bottled water

  • Not Included


  • Itinerary

    Our Agafay Desert and Atlas Mountains day trip departs at 9am from Marrakech, towards the south.
    Bright and early your driver will pick you up from your Marrakech hotel to begin day trip to Desert Agafay and the Atlas Mountans.
    Travelling to Desert Agafay through the High Atlas Mountains you will pass awe-inspiring landscapes.
    You will see the horizon change from lush greenery lined with the fruits of the season
    We will then continue to the big village of Imlil at the foot of the high Atlas mountains, than we drive through Kik Plateau to Amizmiz acts as a juncture point between the many small Berber villages in the surrounding area. The weekly souk is an important part of this economic role, as individual Berber farmers from the surrounding hills. After a tea break, we take an offroad to reach the source of Imi n Tala, in the deep valley of Amizmiz, passing by traditional villages. We will take a short walk in the village of Tnirt when we probably have lunch in one of the traditional Berber houses there. Later on we continue our tour descending to the big plain of Haouz, taking an offroad crossing the village of Ouled Mtaa, inhabited by nomadic Arab tribes originally from the Sahara. We will explore different villages, then we finish our tour crossing the rocky Desert of Agafay. You will have opportunities for nice pictures, Explore Morocco’s rugged desert landscapes before heading back to Marrakech around 5pm.

  • Cancellation Policy

    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • Know before you go

    Confirmation will be received at time of booking Not wheelchair accessible Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

  • 371kirstenj - Reviewed 1 day ago

    Due to some last minute conflicts with my husband’s schedule, I travelled to Marrakesh on my own with my 7, 5 and 3 year old. I had booked this tour to see as much as we could outside of the city in a limited time, and it was definitely worth the money. The kids loved the camel ride and had lots of fun with Rachid in the Atlas Mountains. He was incredibly informative, kind and patient. Mostapha was a great driver and even rode the camel with my two older children so I could ride with my youngest. The lunch was delicious and so picturesque! We skipped the final couple hours because the kids were exhausted, but even without the desert sunset this tour was beyond expectation.
  • jeankris972 - Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    All round great experience. We were greeted by a fantastically friendly tour guide who was hospitable and attentive throughout. The scenery was breathtaking and the food was exceptional. The guide was knowledgeable, approachable and most importantly full of enthusiasm and passion. 110% would recommend.
  • mcglaser - Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I haven't done any other day trip to compare, but 9.00 to 19.00 with a traditional Berbers breakfast and lunch with a few tea break is very good value for money and our guide were awesome. We were a group of 6 of various age (9 to 70) and enjoy every single minutes of the trip. 1st was the camel (or dromadaires) ride, please be aware that it's only about 15-20 minutes and this is to give you a taste if what it is, but we all enjoy it, them we stop to admire the view of a village that had a synagogue as they were Jewish living there before the Arab. Next stop was at the argan oil cooperative, were we had breakfast, and then we went to the water fall (this will be a good 1.5-2 hours walk altogether, don't worry to much about it plenty of rest and stop). After that we and a traditional tagine that was excellent before heading in the desert for the final stretch of the tour. The return time a guess is depending of the day you choose to have your tour and how many people are there.
  • Simon - Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    The whole day was enjoyable and for such a small cost! Make sure you you wear comfy sensible footwear, as you trek up the Atlas mountain can be slippy. My highlight has to be driving around the agafay desert in the 4x4! Great site to book through! Thank you for the experience!!!
  • Miroslava - Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    One of the best day trips ever! Very well organized with many different activities including a delicious lunch in a village of the Atlas Mountains! First stop was for camel riding, but keep in mind that it does not take place in the desert as you imagine. Secondly, the mini bus stops to an argan oil shop, where there are some kind ladies who explain how argan oil is harvested and transformed to be used either for cosmetics or for food. Then, the next stop is the village that the tour guide, comes from, where we had the amazing lunch. he is very funny and polite, offered us coffee or tea at his house, where we met his beautiful family! Then we went for hiking, to see the waterfalls nearby! I definitely suggest to wear your sneakers, if you want a safe hiking in the mountain! Last stop was for taking pictures in green valleys before going back to Marrakesh! Overall highly recommended!