Marrakech Agafay Desert Day Trip

Agafay Desert And Atlas Mountains Day Trip

The Agafay Desert in Morocco is situated 30 kilometers south of the city of Marrakech and covers several hundred hectares. This rocky desert is similar in appearance to a sand desert. Indeed, its white dunes soar and the scene is reminiscent of the Moroccan Sahara’s dunes. In the midst of the desert is an unexpected oasis, a sanctuary of calm and tranquillity conducive to the development of fauna and flora. Frogs and turtles coexist happily in this paradise’s wadis, which are bordered by water and rocks. Some Berber settlements remain hidden among the dunes, surviving in this austere yet beautiful environment. A brief vacation to Morocco will prevent you from experiencing the high point of seeing the Sahara Desert. However, the Agafay desert’s sense of life is eerily similar. This Marrakech To Agafay Desert provides a peaceful day in the stony desert with a beautiful view of the snow-capped mountains of the High Atlas. Additionally, you will get an understanding of Berber life in the Berber communities.

On the Marrakech Agafay Desert Day Trip, you will get the opportunity to see the magnificent vistas of the rock desert, located south of the High Atlas Mountains between Lake Lalla Takerkoust. During our Agafay Desert And Atlas Mountains Day Trip, you will see the untouched beauty of a desert and trash area. The Agafay Desert is covered with wheat, barley, and flowers throughout the winter, but during the summer and fall, it resembles a true desert, complete with flowing dunes and, as an added bonus, magnificent snow-covered High Atlas mountains in the backdrop. In the spring, Agafay is alive with wildflowers, vegetation, and wildlife, creating a magnificent panoramic desert experience.

The Agafay desert is quite bland compared to the more popular sahara desert experience at Erg Chebbi sahara dunes or Erg Chigaga desert but you need a minimum of 3 days and 2 nights for that trip.

Marrakech Agafay Desert Day Trip – Detail :

  • Duration: one day in agafay desert
  • Departure: Around 9H00 in the morning​
  • Starting Location: Marrakech
  • Ending Location: Marrakech

Agafay Desert Day Trip From Marrakech – Highlights:

  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Lunch in a Berber House
  • Meet local people and learn about their lives.
  • Visit a real Berber house
  •  wonderful drive from Marrakech to Agafay Desert
  • trekking like nomads in a blue turban
  • Taking amazing photos of your camels with the sunset as a backdrop
  • Visiting Berber villages
  • the High Atlas Mountains Driving

Marrakech To Agafay Desert- Included

  • Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser + fuel
  • A camel ride for an hour to an hour and a half
  • English/French/Spanish speaking driver during the tour
  • Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
  • Mint tea and biscuits in the desert of Agafay
  • Lunch in a Berber House
  • Free time to explore the sites, Breaks for photos,..Etc
  • Customized & Flexible stops
  • The possibility to ask the driver to stop for breaks or visits whenever you wish

Agafay Desert Day Trip – Not Included:

During The Marrakech To Agafay Desert, You Will Need To Pay For Your :

  • Tips
  • Drinks
  • Extras


Good To Know About Agafay Desert And Atlas Mountains Day Trip:

  • This Agafay Desert And Atlas Mountains Day Trip can be customized to fit your individual interests
  • Agafay is a rocky sandstone dry ground. To go to the Sahara Desert with the high sand dunes, you need at least three days to go to Merzouga or Erg Chigaga dunes
  • This Agafay day trip is free of hidden costs, cheap tourists’ traps, or forced shopping

Agafay day trip Possible Extras:

Camel ride, Quad Biking, Buggy.

Day Trip From Marrakech To Agafay Desert – Pricing:


Number of PeoplePrice
2 – 3 Pax75€ per person
4 – 6 Pax60€ per person
6 – 8 Pax50€ per person

 Important Note: Our proposal  Marrakech Tours And Marrakech Agafay Desert Day Trip can be modified and designed according to your requirements and needs, so feel free to contact us.


Day Trip to Agafay Desert from Marrakech – itinerary:

You have a limited amount of time in Marrakech and are unable to see the southern Moroccan Sahara sand dunes. However, a short alternative journey to the “desert of Marrakech,” Agafay, may get a sense of the desert’s desolation and quiet. You may pick up your vehicle from your hotel/car at 9:00 a.m. and travel less than an hour to Agafay.

Day Trip to Agafay Desert from Marrakech

The Agafay Desert And Atlas Mountains Day Trip will provide you with the opportunity to experience the tranquillity of the countryside, Lake Takerkoust, and the Agafay Desert. The itinerary is shaded by lush vegetation, olive and orange orchards, and passes through the sporadic village of Ait Imour, from which we will depart the road and enter a completely different landscape of stone desert, light brown arid plateaus, Bedouin villages, and oases, before ascending to high hills with panoramic views of the High Atlas. After a few hours, little patches of green will emerge and you will soon find yourself back on the asphalt road surrounded with ancient eucalyptus trees. You will arrive to the shore of the lake Lalla Takerkoust, which was constructed in the shape of a dam and is the source of Marrakech’s energy. You will approach the valley of Nfis through tiny hills beside the dam, going through Berber settlements and eventually arriving at a Berber family home. You are welcome to visit the home and have lunch there. After lunch, you will have the option of a two-hour walk with Saida or Hamid and a one-hour ascent to one of the oldest settlements at the foot of the Atlas’s biggest forest. After visiting the traditional olive press, you’ll descend through olive trees and terraced fields to the only house alongside the river Nfis, from which you’ll continue your journey to Ouiragan through forest and traditional salt pools, eventually arriving in Asni, a small town (market on Saturdays) with views of the Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak. You will next travel through Moulay Brahim’s gorges, the Ghighaya valley, and Tahanouete on your way to Marrakech.

The price depends on the number of Peoples and the Type Of tours you want.

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    Paid Upon Your Arrival Cash

    We require a 20% deposit of the total tour cost to guarantee your tour. Booking deposits can be paid using a credit card via PayPal, or via Western Union. Once you have paid the booking deposit, you’ll receive a booking confirmation via email. The remaining amount will be paid upon your arrival or cash (Dirhams, USD, Euros or Pounds). All the bookings are guaranteed after we receive the deposit receipt

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