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Marrakesh: Full-Day Desert and Mountain Tour with Camel Ride

1. Marrakesh: Full-Day Desert and Mountain Tour with Camel Ride

The adventure begins with pickup from your hotel in Marrakech or the closest accessible point to your accommodation. Head south towards the vast Agafay Desert, admiring the changing landscape along the way as the city gives way to luscious greenery. Arrive at the large village of Imlil located at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains, then pass through the incredible Kik Plateau. Next, embark on a 30-minute camel ride and soak up views of the surrounding landscapes. After your ride, enjoy a relaxing tea break and learn about local Berber culture, as well as their traditions, history, and way of life. Pass through several Berber villages on your way to the Amizmiz Valley, then arrive at Tinirt Village where you can have lunch at a traditional Berber house. After lunch, continue the tour to the Great Plain of Haouz, passing through the village of Ouled Mataa which was originally inhabited by Bedouin Arab tribes from the desert. The day ends with a tour of the Agafay Desert, where you can take incredible photos for your holiday album, and marvel at the rugged Moroccan landscape that surrounds you. After an unforgettable day, sit back and relax on the return journey to Marrakesh, arriving back at your accommodation.

Marrakech: Desert Quad Bike Tour with Tea & Optional Dinner

2. Marrakech: Desert Quad Bike Tour with Tea & Optional Dinner

See the Agafay desert up close with a guided quad bike tour, an optional 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 perhaps enjoy an optional authentic Moroccan meal in a beautiful setting. 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.

Marrakech: Agafay Desert Dinner with Camel Ride or Quad Bike

3. 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. One quad bike for two passengers is permitted. 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.

Agafay Desert: Quad Bike Experience with Lunch

4. Agafay Desert: Quad Bike Experience with Lunch

Ride the desert dunes on a quad bike experience through the Agafay desert. Jump on your quad and enjoy your trip to the desert. Pause on high dunes, take in views of the Atlas mountains, snap pictures, and enjoy a traditional Morrocan lunch in a nomadic tent afterward. Get picked up at your accommodation in Marrakech, and take in the urban and desert scenes as you drive toward your experience. Once there, listen to a briefing from your guide about how to drive and the day's itinerary. Then, take some time to practice in a large field before heading out. Embark on the trip towards the desert, following your guide. Take the occasion to pause on high dunes in front of the Atlas Mountains and take some great pictures of the natural environment. Continue the ride through the desert in between the dunes and nomadic camps before using an air compressor to dust off for lunch. Enter the Berber tents, grab a tea, and relax. There, a typical Moroccan lunch is served of Moroccan salad and olives, Tajine, fruits, and tea. After lunch, your driver will bring you back to your hotel in Marrakech at the end of the experience.

Marrakesh: Agafay Desert Quad & Camel Tour with Dinner

5. Marrakesh: Agafay Desert Quad & Camel Tour with Dinner

Enjoy camel riding and quad biking in the Moroccan desert on an action-packed day trip from Marrakesh. Take in the views of the desert and experience Berber hospitality with a traditional meal. Take advantage of pickup from your hotel, and head for the base camp for a meeting with all of your crew. Your crew leader will begin by explaining the itinerary of your tour. Then, meet your guide and don a nomadic outfit for a scenic camel ride across the desert. Ride across the desert on your camel. Then, clamber onto a quad bike and find a vantage point to enjoy the unique beauty of sunset in the Agafay Desert. Relax and enjoy the views as well as the authentic Moroccan hospitality. Finish your day by sitting under a Berber tent to admire the clear sky and its stars. as a tasty traditional meal is served.

From Marrakech: Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys Day Trip

6. From Marrakech: Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys Day Trip

Immerse yourself in the Berber culture and discover breathtaking scenery on this day trip. After getting picked up from your hotel in Marrakech, enjoy a drive through the most spectacular sights in the Atlas Mountains and be amazed by the colors of the rocks.  Stop at Azrou, a small Berber village, and pay a visit to an argan oil women's cooperative. Take a short hike and witness the enchanting waterfalls and the surrounding valley. Later, visit the home of a local Berber family and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch. Feast on a delicious tagine or a savory couscous served with homemade bread and fresh salad. After lunch, head to Amizmiz Valley, where you’ll enjoy a fresh mint tea and tasty cookies.  Get a glimpse of local life, and learn about traditions and culture while sipping Moroccan tea together with your guide and a local family. Afterward, enjoy a scenic camel ride before heading to the Agafay desert pass. Stop at the stony dunes of Agafay to watch the breathtaking desert sunset and sip on a cup of mint tea. Enjoy some free time to relax or meditate before beginning the journey back to Marrakech.

From Marrakech: Guided Quad Biking Tour in Agafay Desert

7. From Marrakech: Guided Quad Biking Tour in Agafay Desert

Go on a quad biking adventure in the Atlas mountains. Discover the dam and the Agafay Desert as well as the Marrakchi Desert. Benefit from being picked up at your hotel in Marrakech and head to Lalla Takerkoust Lake, where you will climb on a quad. Take your time to learn how to use your new vehicle, then drive to Turtle Valley and the desert plateaux that lead into the High Atlas. On your way, discover small Berber villages which are typical of the region. You will make several stops to take pictures and admire the landscape. Enjoy a break on the plateau to take in splendid views of the seven-kilometer-long Lalla Takerkoust Lake, which stretches all the way to the foot of the Atlas Mountains, while sipping delicious mint tea.

From Marrakech: Sunset Camel Ride in Agafay Desert

8. From Marrakech: Sunset Camel Ride in Agafay Desert

What could be better than a camel ride through the Agafay Desert with the impending sunset? Immerse yourself in a beauty you'll never forget. Set off toward a quiet part of the desert which is filled with beautiful hills that go as far as the horizon.  Get picked up from your hotel in Marrakech and head toward the desert with a driver and team. Hear about how the camels are extraordinarily adapted to desert life on the drive over. An instructor will be there to offer advice and get you set up. Take in the magnificent scenery as you hop on top of these lovely creatures.  Pause for a while and enjoy the serenity of the sunset and the magic of the desert caravans, which once passed through these same paths between the Sahara and the Atlantic. Real Moroccan snacks and tea, coupled with Berber hospitality in a shaded local home await you at the end of your ride. You and your loved one, your family, or a group of friends will love this activity, spent in the company of a long-trusted local crew.

From Marakkesh: Half Day Buggy Adventure in Agafay Desert

9. From Marakkesh: Half Day Buggy Adventure in Agafay Desert

Only 45 minutes away from Marrakesh lies the Agafay Desert, the perfect playground for this unique buggy adventure. Accompanied by a professional guide, race around tracks and through the natural environment on an 800cc buggy, and drive through typical Berber village to take in a bit of culture while you’re there. Your day will start with a few safety tips and instructions from your guide. Then, head off through the tracks of the desert on a thrilling ride. Your guide will have in-depth knowledge of the environment and the buggies, allowing your group choice in what you explore and see. If time is on your side, your guide can show you the best tracks and spots. A stop is planned in a small village, where you can stretch your legs and enjoy a Moroccan tea under a tent. Experience the famous Berber hospitality, all the while surrounded by amazing views of High Atlas Mountains.   After your buggy adventure is over, you’ll also have the opportunity to get a view of the beautiful Lake Takerkoust on the way back to Marrakesh.

Agafay Desert Quad Biking

10. Agafay Desert Quad Biking

Upon pick up, head for Agafay Desert, situated only 40 kilometers from Marrakech. Meet the instructor for a short safety induction, then you will be handed a helmet and other protective material to make the most of your quad bike tour through the Moroccan Desert. Set out to discover the endless fields of golden-colored land as you drive through the dirt roads and enjoying the view of the snowy peaks of the Atlas Mountains. Afterwards, continue navigating your quad bike until you come upon enormous Lalla Takerkoust Lake. Be surrounded by arid mountains reflected in the turquoise waters. Enjoy the stunning landscape during a stop on the route and enjoy a typical mint Moroccan tea. After taking numerous photographs, you will return to the starting point and be driven back to your hotel or riad.

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What a day! The driver and our lovely guide, Youssef, met us at our pick-up point on time. The camel ride for me was a little scary due to the uneven ground, I felt a little concerned for my safety. However, everybody else seemed relaxed. The camel ride guides were lovely and helped us during our ride. We got to see the baby camels and were given more information on the care of the camels. Our drive to the village was great. Youssef explained everything in great detail and was very knowledgeable. We stopped at several different locations to take some pictures. We enjoyed a lovely meal at the village, the best tagine I've had so far. Overall, it was a great day with a great guide, Youssef, and a lovely group.

We thought the price was too good to be true but the tour turned out to be awesome- professional, safe, relaxed. Our guide was Youssef and he never rushed us between activities, was informative and funny. Probably one of the best day trips for the value I’ve ever done!

We really enjoyed today’s tour. I didn’t expect that the tour includes a bit hard mountain climbing, but it was so fun, and the guide man helped us a lot. He was so kind to us.

Abdul and Yosuf were our guides, they were really nice. They picked us up on time, and the whole day was well organized. Thank you for the experience.

very friendly hosts/guides and breathtaking scenery