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Marrakech: Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert Day Trip

Marrakech: Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert Day Trip

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Escape the bustle of Marrakech and admire the breathtaking landscapes of the Agafay Desert and the Atlas Mountains. Discover the rich Berber culture thriving in the mountainside villages.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 0 hours in advance for a full refund
Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
French, English
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel or riad in Marrakech. If your hotel or riad is unreachable by van, a meeting point nearby will be arranged. If the departure time is 9:00 AM, then you can expect your driver to arrive from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Your exact pickup time will be confirmed the evening before the activity takes place.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Atlas Mountains to discover enchanting waterfalls and charming villages
  • Learn about the Berber culture and its traditions from a local guide
  • See how the famous argan oil is made in a women-managed co-operative
  • Enjoy a traditional Moroccan meal on a rooftop overlooking the Imlil valley
  • Take in panoramic views of the Kik Plateau and the tranquil Agafay Desert
Full description

Gain a deeper understanding of Berber culture as you embark on an unforgettable guided scenic day trip to the Atlas Mountains. Encounter enchanting countryside, get the chance to take a ride on a camel or horse, and meet locals in the villages of the Imlil Valley.  Start your day with pickup and meet your friendly local guide, who lives in one of the surrounding Berber villages. During your journey to the Atlas Mountains region, your guide will tell you about the rich culture and heritage of the Berber people as you hike between villages. Arrive in Tahnaout and visit a women-managed argan oil co-operative. Discover how the argan nut is pressed to make the famed argan oil products of Morocco.

Receive a warm welcome in Imlil with a glass of mint tea before traveling past stunning waterfalls and small Berber settlements. Pause in Tamatert to take in the views of ancient irrigated terraced fields, surrounded by cherry and walnut trees.  Feast on a traditional Moroccan meal in Ait Souka at the home of a Berber family. Relax with scenic valley views from a sun-bathed rooftop terrace.  After some rest, board your vehicle and travel through the scenic Kik Plateau, with spectacular 360-degree views. Gaze in awe at the magnificent High Atlas Mountains as you pass through stone desert, barren light brown plateaus, oases, and rolling hills.

Enjoy the serene surroundings of the Agafay Desert where you can take an optional camel or horse ride. Or, simply relax with some Moroccan mint tea for the perfect end to your day, before heading back to Marrakech.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off service
  • Bilingual guide
  • Traditional lunch
  • Mint tea, coffee, and water
  • Snacks
  • Camel or horse ride (if option selected)
  • Mule ride (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 2 years
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Special dietary restrictions will be accommodated as best as possible
  • Be sure to select the option including a camel ride if you want to experience this activity
  • The market is only on open on Saturdays and Tuesdays
  • For the comfort of the tour participants, the order of the itinerary might be changed on the day of your tour to ensure that not all tour groups turn up to the same location at same time
  • The tour involves walking on uneven ground, uphill and downhill
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 2904 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.9/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Had a great time with our extremely nice and kind guides, Saïd and Kamyou. What was particularly cool is that Saïd actually walked us through his home village and could give first-hand insights into what life there feels like. Very much enjoyed the trip and the company- the other guests were very friendly too and the atmosphere was very good overall.

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February 3, 2023

We are cery satisfied with a trip. Ismail was an excelent guide, spoke english very well and shared mamy interesting faceta from history od a region. There was no time to be bored. Bus was comfortable, all the people we net were very nice and carying. We recommend this trip to all Who haven't made their mind

February 1, 2023

We really enjoyed this trip to the mountains and the desert. Spectacular views throughout the trip, delicious lunch and a very informative and friendly guide called RaChid Mazik, who gave interesting insight into life in the mountain villages. Enjoyable and funny camel ride in the desert too. Everyone along the way was very warm and friendly. Would definitely recommend.

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February 1, 2023

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