Best Excursion to the Agafay desert in Morocco from Marrakech

Agafay desert day trip from Marrakech in only 2 days 1 night

If you have limited time to travel around Morocco but still want to experience sleeping in a Berber luxury camp, consider an excursion to the Agafay desert, just 40 minutes away from Marrakech. Unlike traditional deserts, Agafay offers a lunar-like landscape with earth and pebbles set against the backdrop of the Atlas Mountains. You can enjoy the tranquility of the Kik plateau’s interior and wake up to stunning views of the snow-capped mountains. You can enjoy camel rides, quad biking, visit an Argan oil cooperative, or go on the Lalla Takerkoust wetland. It’s a captivating environment that will make time seem to stand still.

Highlights: Excursion to Agafay desert from Marrakech

Explore the rocky dunes and endless horizons of the Agafay Desert on a traditional camel ride. Enjoy a 4×4 adventure, savor a Moroccan Tagine lunch, and learn about the Berber culture. Watch a stunning desert sunset and experience magical star gazing. Visit the picturesque Lalla Takerkoust Lake.

Excursion Itinerary

Experience the stunning beauty of the Agafay desert on a private day trip from Marrakech, just an hour’s drive away. Your knowledgeable guide will drive you through the pristine desert landscapes, allowing you to enjoy an exhilarating journey along the vast desert tracks with varying terrain.

Day 1: From Marrakech to Agafay Desert

Your adventure starts with a hotel pick-up in Marrakech, then an excursion to the Agafay Desert, about 40 kilometers away. During the journey, you will pass the Kik plateau, seeing Berber villages and towns made from stone and adobe against the backdrop of the towering Atlas Mountains. Our first stop will be at Lake Takerkuch, where you can take in the surroundings before heading to a restaurant for lunch.

Then, we’ll venture deeper into the Agafay Desert, passing by shepherd settlements and grazing herds. If you visit in the autumn or spring, you will get a beautiful view of the snow-capped Atlas Mountains. Finally, you’ll reach our desert camp, witnessing a stunning sunset over the Agafay Desert. The evening includes dinner and an overnight stay in traditional tents, offering a unique and immersive desert experience.

Day 2: From Agafay Desert to Marrakech

After a lovely breakfast, you will head back to Marrakech at the scheduled time. Your driver will make sure you get back safely to your accommodation, meeting point, or the airport as planned. This is the end of your desert adventure, and you’ll take the memories of the beautiful Agafay Desert and its unique experiences.

Excursion to Agafay desert includes the following Activities:

Agafay desert day trip excludes the following Activities:

Price and Booking: Excursion to Agafay desert

Hurry and don’t miss this desert journey. Reserve your 2-day, 1-night Agafay Desert adventure today for only $160 per person. You can easily fit this trip into your travel plans as daily departures are available. Create unforgettable memories that will last a lifetime!

Gallery: Experience the Agafay Desert

Discover the beauty and adventure of the Agafay Desert through our exclusive excursion. From stunning sunsets and authentic Moroccan camps to exhilarating camel treks, this gallery captures the unforgettable moments and breathtaking landscapes that await you. Explore the magic of the desert and see why our excursion is a must-do for any traveler.

Additional Information

When you book the excursion to the Agafay desert, remember to wear comfortable clothing suitable for outdoor activities, a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen. A light jacket or sweater is advisable for the evening. The camel ride is safe and includes well-trained camels and safety equipment. Dinner includes traditional Moroccan dishes, with vegetarian options available. Restroom facilities are available at our desert camp. In case of bad weather, we may reschedule or cancel for safety. The drive from Marrakech to the Agafay Desert takes 45 minutes to 1 hour. If you liked the tour, you can give a tip. If you want a special tour, ask us!


I and three friends made a reservation for an excursion to the Agafay Desert. Despite being a group of all girls, we felt secure and at ease as Hassan and Mohammed showed us around their village. Thank you, Vacations In Morocco.


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I had a great time on vacation in the Agafay desert! Despite the desert in the photo looking different from the one we visited, it was still a lovely, enjoyable day.


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