Agafay Desert Trip (1 day)

 

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Overview:

A day trip to Agafay desert offers you a relaxing day in the rocky desert just outside Marrakesh with wonderful views of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains and an opportunity to interact with the locals in Berber villages.

Enjoy an hour camel ride, drive off-road, go for a hike in the rocky hills, and visit the dam of Lalla Takerkoust. For the mechanical sports enthusiast, it is possible to rent a quad-bike or buggies to explore this magical setting at a faster pace.

 

Main Highlights:

  • Enjoy a full hour camel ride in Agafay desert
  • Dress like nomads in a blue turban
  • Climb to a good vantage point to enjoy the snow-capped mountains on the horizon
  • Enjoy a relaxing glass of mint tea and Moroccan biscuits
  • Have lunch in a nomad tent or in a local family house
  • Take amazing photos of your partner riding camels with sunset as a backdrop
  • Explore the dam of Lalla Takerkoust and Berber villages
  • Drive along the Atlas Mountains and arrive in Marrakesh

 

What is included:

  • Transport in a private air-conditioned 4×4 Toyota Prado Tx or Deluxe Van and fuel
  • Pick up from and drop-off at your hotel in Marrakesh
  • English/ French/ Spanish/ Italian speaking driver/guide
  • A camel ride for an hour to an hour and a half
  • Mint tea and biscuits in the desert of Agafay
  • Lunch
  • Free time to explore sites such as valleys, Lalla Takerkoust dam and Berber villages for walks
  • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop for breaks or visits whenever you wish

 

What is not included:

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Extras

 

Know before you go:

  • You can ask us if others are interested in sharing the car
  • There is a 25% reduction for children under 12 years old, whilst we do not charge children under 5
  • These prices are liable to fluctuation according to the current exchange rate
  • We require a 30% deposit of the total price to book the car, while the balance is payable to the driver
  • This Marrakech day trip can be customised to be more personal and special
  • Agafay is a rocky desert, the desert with big sand dunes is in Erg Chebbi Dunes or Erg Chegaga Dunes
  • Blue turbans are handed to you during the camel ride and for photos

 

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Itinerary:

You have limited time for travelling to the Saharan sand dunes in southern Morocco.  But you can take a short, alternative trip to the “Marrakesh Desert”, Agafay. Your pick up from your hotel/riad at 9 am for the drive to Agafayless than an hour away.

The area is rocky, dry, moon-like desert offering unexpected and splendid views of the High Atlas Mountains, snow-capped in winter. It is a mineral universe only disturbed by a few flocks of sheep passing by in their search for grass and herbs.

In the middle of this desert lies an unexpected oasis, a place of calm and peacefulness. Here, even surrounded by such barrenness, frogs and turtles live and breed, whilst plants can also flourish. In Agafay, we enjoy about a one-hour camel trek. And later we head off-road into the High Atlas Mountains forming a backdrop in the distance.

We visit the man-made dam of Lalla Takerkoust, which supplies Marrakesh with water. Marrakesh relies on that snow each year to refill this lake. There is a great demand for water in this most popular city in Morocco. We return to Marrakech, having enjoyed the purity and beauty of the mountains still untouched in large areas.

Prices per person

No Days Meals
1  Lunch
Total price
2 persons
90 € *
180 € *
3 persons
75 € *
225 € *
4 persons
65 € *
260 € *
5 persons
55 € *
275 € *
6 persons
50 € *
300 € *
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