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 tour

Free cancellation
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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
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 8 participants

The Original experience

9 hours
  • Marrakech

  • Tahnaout (photo stop)

  • Argan oil factory, tea

  • Asni

  • Imlil (guided tour, hiking)

  • Tamatert (photo stop)

  • Ait Souka (lunch)

  • Kik Plateau (view)

  • Lalla Takerkoust (view)

  • Agafay Desert (camel ride, tea)

  • Marrakech

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
  • 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. 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.

  • 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
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

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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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 1017 reviews

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We had some hard time getting confirmation on the actual pick-up time (which is provided the day before the trip, but required insistence on our end). Other than this, Sahid and Camion were very attentive, informative and friendly - they made the trip a day to remember for the whole group! Because of them, if not for the initial hiccup with scheduling, this would certainly be an overall 5-star review

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28 June 2022

It is a must do activity. I did not expect that it would be sooo nice. We saw the real life in the Berber villages. Amazing nature and landscape. Ibrahim the driver was very good and our guide Said was full of energy with sense of humor and he did everything to make us have a great time. Well organised excursion. The guide spoke very well English

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28 June 2022

We thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Muhammed (driver) and Saïd (guide) are very friendly and hospitable. They enjoy their jobs and it shows. Saïd brings a personal touch to the tour and immerses himself with the guests. Our group was a nice mix of nationalities, socialable and engaged. Everything was well timed. Fantastic locations and a camel ride that made you feel like a moroccan. What a great choice. We would highly recommend it. Thank you for having us, we will cherish this for a lifetime!

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27 June 2022

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