The trip to the Agafay desert, also known as the Marrakchi desert, can be a perfect choice for you if you only have a short amount of time to travel around Morocco but still want to have the experience of sleeping in a Berber tent camp and not riding camels. It is only 40 minutes away from the red city of Marrakech.
We will travel through the Asni Valley on this desert excursion in order to get to the Kik plateau and then Agafay, which is a very different desert from the ones we are accustomed to. Instead of sand dunes, this desert is made up of arid land filled with pebbles and earth, giving it a spectacular lunar appearance. It also has a beautiful backdrop made up of the lush, more than 4000 m-tall Atlas Mountains.
This time, we advise leaving busy Marrakech behind and heading to the Kik plateau’s interior instead, where you will discover nothing but serenity and refuge of tranquillity. A tent camp is another wonderful option, and you can wake up to a breathtaking vista of the Atlas Mountains’ snow-capped summits. If you’re one of those individuals who get bored with solitude, there are a lot of excursions and activities you can take part in close by, like riding a quad or a camel, going to an Argan oil cooperative, or going sailing on the Lalla Takerkoust wetland.
You will experience a highly exotic and enchanting environment on an Agafay desert day tour, where time will seem to stand still. It’s hard to think of anything more motivational than a luxurious Agafay desert camp with all the luxuries, set up in tents amid a wide stone desert with an almost lunar appearance, with the majestic snow-capped Atlas Mountains serving as the backdrop.
Experience the alluring desert splendor of Agafay desert on a private day excursion from Marrakech, which is about an hour’s drive away. Navigate the pristine Agafay desert landscapes while being driven by your knowledgeable driver guide to have an exhilarating journey through the vast desert Agafay tracks with deep highs and lows.
Your adventure begins with a pick-up from your hotel in Marrakech, followed by a journey to the Agafay Desert, which is approximately 40 kilometers from Marrakech. Along the way, you’ll traverse the Kik plateau, with the striking backdrop of Berber villages and towns constructed from stone and adobe, set against the towering peaks of the Atlas Mountains.
Our first stop will be at Lake Takerkuch, where you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy the surroundings before continuing on to a restaurant for lunch. Afterward, your journey will take you deeper into the Agafay Desert, along a track where you may come across settlements of shepherds and peacefully grazing herds. If you visit in the autumn or spring, you’ll be treated to a spectacular view of the Atlas Mountains, their peaks capped with snow.
You’ll eventually arrive at your desert camp, where you’ll have the privilege of witnessing the breathtaking sunset over the Agafay Desert. The evening continues with dinner and an overnight stay in traditional haimas (tents), offering a truly unique and immersive desert experience.
After a delightful breakfast and at the scheduled time, you will begin your journey back to the vibrant “red city” of Marrakech. Your driver will ensure your safe return, dropping you off at your chosen accommodation, designated meeting point, or the airport, as per your arrangements. This marks the conclusion of your desert adventure, and you will carry with you the memories of the enchanting Agafay Desert and its unique experiences.
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