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From Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Guided Hike and Boat Trip

1. From Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Guided Hike and Boat Trip

Embark on a full-day tour to the Ouzoud Waterfalls from Marrakech. Learn about Berber culture as you explore the land. Descend winding trails and admire stunning views of the falls on a boat ride. Begin with pickup from your hotel or riad, before departing for one of the most spectacular waterfalls in North Africa, located 93 miles (150 km) north of Marrakech. As you arrive in the village of Ouzoud, admire views of the cascades that plunge 360 feet (110 meters) into the pool below. Follow your local guide through olive groves to an argan oil co-operative and learn about Berber culture. Make the most of the opportunity to admire the views and take photos. Continue down a network of trails to a viewpoint where you can buy fresh orange juice. Board a traditional boat for a short ride on the pool at the bottom of the waterfalls. Then, enjoy a late, Berber lunch at a local restaurant overlooking the falls. In the mid-afternoon, climb a series of stairs out of the valley for your transfer back to Marrakech.

Marrakech Quad Bike Experience: Desert and Palmeraie

2. Marrakech Quad Bike Experience: Desert and Palmeraie

Head out of the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and embark on a thrilling quad bike tour of Jbilets Desert. Slip away as you explore the fascinating history and culture in this unique area of seemingly endless desert with your local guide. Only 30 minutes from the center of Marrakech, experience the real Morocco and get to know the locals. Get transferred in the comfort of an air-conditioned car, then discover the Jbilets Desert area and take in the views of the Atlas Mountains. Visit a little village to stretch your legs, sip hot tea, and enjoy Berber hospitality. At this point, the guides will be happy to show some of the best tracks and spots in the area. On request, this excursion can also be tailored to suit you and your party’s tastes for exploration and adventure. Opt for program explanations, equipment briefing, and training for driving the quads to ensure maximum safety during trips.

From Marrakech: One Day in the Agafay Desert with Overnight

3. From Marrakech: One Day in the Agafay Desert with Overnight

Embark on an extraordinary excursion to the seductive Agafay Desert. Get picked up by your driver at 12:00 PM from your hotel or riad in Marrakech. Head to the beautiful desert of Agafay, less than an hour from the city and tucked just behind the Atlas Mountains. It is one of the world's most mysterious landscapes, composed of rocky terrain and Saharan dunes.  Arrive at 12:45 PM at the camp and check in to your tent for a warm welcome of tea and some delicious Moroccan pastries. Take time to relax and to marvel at the magnificent desert landscapes before a lunch of Moroccan salads and grilled meat, or a vegetarian option. If you have selected one of the add-on activities — a camel, quad, or buggy ride — they will commence after lunch so that they line up with the sunset. If not, enjoy free time to take in the calm of the desert. After sunset, a magical and unforgettable private dinner will be served. The menu will include a Moroccan soup, salads, three hot dishes, three kinds of Moroccan tajines, and a dessert consisting of seasonal fruits. Spend the rest of the evening by the charming campfire, gazing at the beautiful stars in the sky. The following morning, wake up for a hearty breakfast at the camp before heading back to Marrakech at 10:00 AM, arriving at 11:00 AM.

Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip & Optional Boat Ride

4. Marrakech: Ouzoud Waterfalls Day Trip & Optional Boat Ride

Escape the hustle and bustle of Marrakech for a full-day tour to the dramatic Ouzoud Falls, located near the Grand Atlas village of Tanaghmeilt in the province of Azilal. Following a pick-up from your hotel or riad, transfer to the Ouzoud Falls by air-conditioned minibus. Along the way, marvel at the traditional towns and typical Berber villages of the Grand Atlas, and pass through the shade of ancient olive trees as you approach the waterfalls. Upon arrival at Ouzoud, enjoy about 4-hours at the cascades to soak up nature. Look out for the monkeys, and take a swim in the crystal clear waters, or upgrade to the optional boat ride here. After a relaxing afternoon, depart back for Marrakech, with an estimated arrival of 6 PM.

Marrakech: Agafay Desert Dinner with Camel Ride or Quad Bike

5. Marrakech: Agafay Desert Dinner with Camel Ride or Quad Bike

The adventure begins with pickup from your Marrakech accommodation at 4:00 PM, then heads towards the dramatic landscapes of the Agafay Desert. Upon arrival, enjoy a relaxing camel ride as the sun begins to set across the desert, transforming the landscape with red tones. Or, feel the thrill of adrenaline pulse through you on an energetic quad bike ride instead. After your activity, head back to the camp for a traditional Moroccan dinner. Feast on a selection of delicacies and dishes, made from local ingredients. Then finish off with a tasty dessert and authentic mint tea, while gazing at the stars. At the end of a magical evening, enjoy drop-off back to your accommodation between 9:00 and 10:00 PM.

Marrakech: Quadbike in the Desert of Jbilat and Palm Grove

6. Marrakech: Quadbike in the Desert of Jbilat and Palm Grove

Discover the beauty of the desert of Jbilets on this quad tour. Have all the high-quality safety equipment you need for this high-octane experience. Enjoy a stop in a traditional Berber home for a cup of mint tea along the way.  Be picked up from the comfort of your hotel or riad in Marrakech. Hop aboard an airconditioned van and relax on the scenic drive to the heart of the Jbilat desert. Get set up with a hair net, helmet, and protective glasses.  Watch as your guide introduces you to how to use the quad bikes. Cruise thorugh hilly terrain, desert plateaus, and rocky trails. Stop to capture pictures of this idyllic area at the foot of the Atlas Mountains before winding your way thorugh Berber villages. Be invited into the home of a local and share a cup of traditional mint tea. Admire views of the verdant Palm Grove and keep an eye out for local wildlife on the way back to the desert base camp. Transfer to the van for your return trip to your accommodation in Marrakech. 

Marrakech: Classic Balloon Flight

7. Marrakech: Classic Balloon Flight

Discover Morocco from the perspective of a hot air balloon. Embark on this thrilling ride above the Palm Grove of Marrakech and its surrounding landscape to see a bird's eye view of the area. Round off your experience with a cup of fresh mint tea and visit to a local Berber house. Just one hour away from the legendary Jemaa El Fna Square, fly in a hot-air balloon over the beautiful countryside, seeing the amazing contrast between Morocco’s urban and rural areas. After an early morning pickup from your hotel in Marrakech, sit back and relax on the 45-minute drive out of the city to the balloon launch site. Here, receive a full pre-flight safety briefing and have a chance to watch the launch team prepare the balloon for departure. Once in the air, cover a distance between 9 and 15 miles (15 to 25 kilometers), depending on the wind speed, taking you over a local village and the picturesque surrounding areas. The flight will last one hour, and after a gradual descent back to land, head to a local village for mint tea and home-baked bread in a local Berber household. Following tea and bread, head back to Marrakech.

From Marrakesh: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

8. From Marrakesh: Essaouira Full-Day Trip

Explore the charming coastal city of Essaouira on a guided day tour from Marrakesh. Enjoy some free time to explore, where you can see the bustling port of Essaouira, stroll through the lively medina of the city, and wander through the vibrant markets. Start your morning with pickup from your accommodation in Marrakesh. Travel in comfort in an air-conditioned car to Essaouira. Make a stop at the "goat tree" and admire this peculiar Argan tree with goats perched in it. Arrive in Essaouira and make your way through the straight streets. Enjoy free time to visit the historic ports and bustling seafood markets. Feel free to ask your driver for suggestions on the perfect place for lunch. Visit a co-operative of Berber women who produce Argan oil, and learn about this popular local product. See the old bronze cannons facing the Atlantic Ocean and wander through the colorful markets and cedar woodworking shops.  After your day in Essaouira, enjoy a seamless transfer back to Marrakesh in the evening.

Marrakech: Desert Quad Bike Tour with Dinner

9. Marrakech: Desert Quad Bike Tour with Dinner

See the Agafay desert up close with a guided quad bike tour, a traditional meal in a Berber Tent, and fresh mint tea around a warm fire. Head out of the city with your fellow-quad bikers, admiring the view of Jamaa Lafna Square and the New City (Gueliz). At the quad station, pick up your helmets and glasses to stay safe while adventuring. Learn from experienced quad bikers how to ride your quad, and get an in-depth briefing on your itinerary for the evening. Before beginning your adventure, spend some time getting the hang of your quad bike in a large field. Ask your friendly instructors any questions about riding technique or your upcoming drive. Once you feel comfortable on your new bike, follow your guides on a journey through the stunning Morrocan dunes. Midway through your ride, take a well-earned rest to admire the gorgeous view of the towering Atlas Mountains in the distance. End your ride back at the quad station, where you can clean off the sand and dust with an innovative wind machine. Snap a photo of the beautiful Agafay desert from the terrasse while your meal is prepared. Next, enter a traditional Berber tent and enjoy an authentic Moroccan meal in a beautiful setting. After eating your fill, relax under the starry night skies with a glass of hot fresh mint tea, warmed by a crackling fire. Finish your tour of the Agafay desert with a return trip through the dunes back to Marrakech.

Marrakesh: Sunset and Magical Dinner in Agafay Desert

10. Marrakesh: Sunset and Magical Dinner in Agafay Desert

Be picked up from your hotel in a private car and and drive towards Agafay Desert Camp for a unique dining experience. Watch the sunset over the desert and experience true Arabian hospitality. Experience traditional Moroccan cuisine under a starry sky. Dine in a nomad tent around the campfire.  Hear the unforgettable sound of desert's silence. Enjoy welcome tea and pastries. Sit down for a dinner of Harira (traditional soup), salad, beef and chicken tagine, and seasonal fresh fruits with tea. After a special evening, you will be transferred back to your accommodation in Marrakesh.

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We were picked up at our accommodation and taken to the desert quad and camel location with 2 other guests. Quad bike experience was slowed down by the pace of some members of the group therefore we missed the sunset but the experience was still great fun and the horizon views in the desert were beautiful at this time of day. Dinner was the best part of the evening. Great atmosphere and was brought tea and nuts, a starter, tagine and fruit. Well paced throughout the night with musicians and dancers while it got dark. The place offered for us to stay the evening or a 10:30pm or 1am ride back into Marrakech. Drop off at a central location rather than back at the accommodation because the minibus you come home in can’t travel the smaller streets in Marrakech. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to experience a day trip to agafay.

We participated in this activity on the 1st of September 2022. We spent an absolutely magical night having dinner in the Agafay desert. The manager of the camp was incredibly friendly, attentive and made us feel very welcome. He even offered us a shisha on the house. The entertainment included music, male dancers and a fire show. Alcohol was available for extra cost. We had a great time and danced a little as well. We were picked up from nearby our Riad in a spacious black Mercedes with 6 seats in the back. It is worth mentioning that the driver was late, we would have liked to arrive on time in order to fully enjoy the sunset, but we had an incredible night nonetheless. It is a truly unique experience that can make your time in Morocco even more special.

The waterfalls are totally amazing and due to knee issues I couldn't climb the steps all the way to the bottom but another guide was assigned to me to guide me down the ramp way to the terraces so I still got some incredible views of the falls and had a good lunch after. There was also time to do some souvenir shopping

My husband and I had an amazing and welcoming experience on our tour, with beautiful views of the atlas mountains and wrapped up with a delicious tagine lunch. This is a gorgeous location in Morocco, not to be missed!

I don't remember the guide's name I think is Aiken, he was great