Our most recommended things to do in Lalla Takerkoust

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.

From Marrakech: Agafay Desert Dinner with Sunset and Stars

2. From Marrakech: Agafay Desert Dinner with Sunset and Stars

Experience the sunset and incredible night sky as you enjoy a magical dinner in the Agafay Desert. Get pick up from your hotel or riad in Marrakech with a transfer, then head into the Agafay Desert, just 40 minutes outside of the city. You don’t need to travel all the way to the Sahara to watch a desert sunset. Arrive in the amazing stone desert and appreciate the landscape and scenery of the Atlas Mountains, including your first stop, nearby Takerkoust for a welcome cup of tea with local herbs at the Argan Operative. Then take amazing pictures of the surrounding area including the landscape of the snow-capped Atlas mountains. Carry on for 20 minutes driving to the middle of the Agafay Desert for the sunset at the camp where you'll sit in a comfortable tent to begin your sunset meal. Savor a delicious traditional Moroccan dinner and soak up the wonderful atmosphere as the sun sets and the night sets in. Gaze up at the stars and immerse yourself in the beauty of the desert landscape. After dinner and star gazing head back to Marrakech.

Marrakech: Agafay Desert Camel Ride with Dinner and Sunset

3. Marrakech: Agafay Desert Camel Ride with Dinner and Sunset

Relax in the vast beauty of the Agafay Desert on this trip from Marrakech. Eat a -dish dinner in a traditional Bedouin tent, listen to the silence of the desert, and ride a camel. Meet your driver at your Marrakesh hotel, apartment, or Riad, and head into the Agafay Desert. Drive through the white dunes and see the bold colors of the sunset over the sand. After arriving at the Bedouin camp, experience traditional Moroccan cuisine under a starry sky. Dine in a Bedouin tent around a campfire and choose from 3 beef, chicken, or vegetarian set menu options, each with 4 mouthwatering dishes to share. After dinner, go for a camel ride or swim in the Infinity pool underneath the twinkling stars before returning to your hotel.

Marrakech: Atlas Mountains, Berber Villages & Waterfall Tour

4. Marrakech: Atlas Mountains, Berber Villages & Waterfall Tour

Embark on a day trip from Marrakech and discover the scenic views of mountain peaks, Lake Takerkoust, charming towns, and stunning waterfalls. Explore the small town of Imlil and enjoy a traditional Berber lunch in a local home. Start with pickup from Marrakech and travel towards the Atlas Mountains. Enjoy the scenic drive as you leave the bustling city behind and enter the serene countryside. Arrive at Lala Takerkoust nestled in the Atlas Mountains. Embark on an exciting camel ride, allowing you to experience the traditional mode of transportation. Explore an argan oil factory managed by Berber women to gain insights into the production process of Morocco's distinct oil. Savor a complete traditional breakfast consisting of mint tea, argan oil, olive oil, honey, amlou, and freshly baked bread thoughtfully prepared by these skilled women. Pass by a charming town where a local market takes place. If it's a Tuesday or Saturday, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere and explore the colorful stalls, and interact with locals as they showcase their produce and handicrafts. Stop in Imlil, a quaint village situated in the heart of the Atlas Mountains. Prepare for an adventurous hike to the stunning waterfalls, surrounded by breathtaking landscapes and picturesque trails. After an exhilarating hike, indulge in a delicious lunch in a traditional Berber house. Enjoy the flavors of Morocco with a mouthwatering spread of tajine, couscous, salad, and other local delicacies. Experience Berber hospitality and learn about their customs and way of life. Bid farewell to the tranquil beauty of the Atlas Mountains and embark on the journey back to Marrakech. Reflect on the incredible experiences and memories created during your day trip.

Agafay Desert: Sunset Dinner Under the Stars with a Show

5. Agafay Desert: Sunset Dinner Under the Stars with a Show

On this tour, you will head to the Agafay desert for a unique dining experience under the stars. After getting picked up from your hotel, you will be driven to a camp in the Agafay desert. Here, you will be able to watch the sunset and experience authentic Berber hospitality. You will get a chance to dine in a nomad tent around the campfire and relish traditional Moroccan cuisine, including welcome tea and pastries, Harira, salad, beef and chicken tagine, seasonal fresh fruits and tea.

Agafay Desert Quad Biking

6. Agafay Desert Quad Biking

The 2-hour Agafay Desert Quad Biking adventure from Marrakech offers an exciting and off-the-beaten-path experience as you explore the stunning Agafay Desert, located just outside of Marrakech. After a convenient pickup from your Marrakech accommodation, you'll be taken to the Agafay Desert, a unique desert landscape known for its vast rocky plains, dramatic hills, and contrasting colors. Once you arrive, experienced instructors will provide a safety briefing and instructions on operating the quad bikes. Then, it's time to embark on your thrilling quad biking journey. You'll rev up the engines and zoom through the rugged terrains, tackling sandy paths, rocky trails, and open spaces. Feel the adrenaline rush as you navigate the challenging landscapes and enjoy the freedom and exhilaration of quad biking in the desert. As you explore the Agafay Desert on your quad bike, you'll be surrounded by breathtaking vistas of the arid desert, with its stunning panoramas and expansive horizons. Take in the silence and serenity of the desert, interrupted only by the sound of your quad bike and the wind whistling past you. The activity is suitable for both beginners and experienced riders, as the quad bikes are easy to handle and instructors are available to provide assistance along the way. Safety is a top priority, ensuring you can fully enjoy the adventure with peace of mind. The 2-hour Agafay Desert Quad Biking experience offers a thrilling escapade into the unique landscapes of Morocco, allowing you to immerse yourself in the beauty of the Agafay Desert while indulging in an adrenaline-fueled adventure. It's a perfect activity for those seeking an off-road excursion and a memorable addition to your Marrakech itinerary.

From Marrakesh: Agafay Desert Quad Biking, Camels & Dinner

7. From Marrakesh: Agafay Desert Quad Biking, Camels & Dinner

Experience the ultimate adventure and cultural immersion with the Agafay Desert Quad Biking, Camel Ride, and Berber Dinner from Marrakech. This full-day excursion takes you on an unforgettable journey through the stunning Agafay Desert, providing a unique blend of adrenaline-pumping activities, serene moments, and a taste of traditional Moroccan cuisine. Your day begins with a convenient pickup from your Marrakech accommodation. You'll travel to the outskirts of the city, where the Agafay Desert awaits. Upon arrival, you'll be greeted by professional and friendly guides who will provide a safety briefing and instructions on operating the quad bikes. Now, it's time to embark on a thrilling quad biking adventure. Hop on your powerful quad bike and feel the adrenaline rush as you speed through the rugged terrains of the desert. Zoom along sandy paths, navigate rocky trails, and conquer challenging landscapes, all while being surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of the Agafay Desert. The vast expanse of rocky plains, rolling hills, and golden dunes creates a mesmerizing backdrop for your off-road escapade. After an exhilarating quad biking session, it's time to slow down the pace and embrace the tranquility of the desert on a peaceful camel ride. Meet your gentle and friendly camel companions, and with the assistance of experienced handlers, hop on your camel's back and sway with the rhythm as you explore the dunes and absorb the serenity of the surroundings. This traditional mode of transportation offers a unique perspective and allows you to connect with the desert in a calm and peaceful manner. As the sun starts to set, your adventure continues with a magical Berber Dinner experience. You'll be welcomed into a traditional Berber camp, adorned with colorful rugs, cozy seating areas, and a warm atmosphere. Immerse yourself in the rich culture of the Berber people as you enjoy a traditional Moroccan meal prepared by skilled chefs. Indulge in a variety of authentic dishes, such as tagines, couscous, grilled meats, and aromatic mint tea. The flavors, aromas, and spices of Moroccan cuisine will tantalize your taste buds and offer a true culinary delight. Throughout the evening, you'll be entertained by live music and performances, including traditional Berber music and captivating belly dancing. Engage with the local Berber hosts, learn about their customs and traditions, and perhaps even try your hand at playing traditional musical instruments. As the night comes to a close, you'll be transported back to Marrakech, filled with incredible memories of your Agafay Desert adventure. The Agafay Desert Quad Biking, Camel Ride, and Berber Dinner experience provide the perfect combination of adventure, tranquility, cultural immersion, and culinary delights. It's an all-encompassing excursion that allows you to truly connect with the spirit of Morocco and create lifelong memories of your time in Marrakech.

High Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys & Waterfalls Day Trip

8. High Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys & Waterfalls Day Trip

Embark on an enchanting adventure as your day begins with a delightful pickup from your Marrakech hotel or riad. Picture yourself seated comfortably in an air-conditioned minivan, your small group in high spirits, accompanied by a seasoned local guide. Together, you'll journey through the awe-inspiring Atlas Mountains. As you traverse this majestic landscape, be prepared to be captivated by the grandeur of towering, snow-capped peaks. A mere hour's drive will transport you to the first stop on your itinerary: the enchanting valley of Imlil. Known for its picturesque waterfalls, this verdant haven provides a striking contrast to the rugged terrain that surrounds it. Your expert guide will lead you on a mesmerizing tour, allowing you to delve into the secrets of these cascading wonders. For those who prefer not to venture on foot, there's the option to savor a refreshing drink at one of the charming cafes nestled beside the river. However, for the intrepid souls, a one-hour walk, guided by a knowledgeable mountain guide, promises a myriad of diverse landscapes and breathtaking vistas. During your exploration of Imlil, you'll also have the unique opportunity to witness Berber women skillfully extracting the coveted argan oil, a true Moroccan treasure. The journey continues as you make your way through the second valley, the picturesque Asni valley. Taking a secluded mountain road that stands 1700 meters above sea level, you'll soon arrive at the third valley of your adventure: Kik. Along the way, you'll pass through traditional Berber villages constructed from adobe and stone. In your quest to uncover the genuine essence of Berber life and culture, a delectable lunch awaits you in a typical Berber house, a culinary experience to remember. Your odyssey persists as you explore the final valley, Takerkoust, which reveals a panorama of lush valleys unfurling below. These vistas are nothing short of breathtaking. After a day filled with discovery and wonder, you'll return to Marrakech, where your exhilarating tour through the Atlas Mountains concludes with a drop-off at your hotel, expected around 5 pm.

Marrakesh: Half-Day Agafay Desert Quad Biking Adventure

9. Marrakesh: Half-Day Agafay Desert Quad Biking Adventure

Enliven your stay in Marrakesh by booking a half-day guided quad bike tour, departing directly from your accommodation. Surprise yourself by traveling into the heart of the desert of Marrakesh. The desert of Agafay is one of the best destinations to enjoy a journey of quad biking, away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh. Your guided half-day quad tour on the rocky and desert plains will vary between wadis and off-road trails, traveling through Berber villages along the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains. Whilst out in the desert you can explore the surrounding Berber villages whilst enjoying the beautiful landscapes of the mountain scenery. Halfway through your trip, visit an authentic Berber village to discover the authentic local lifestyle at a traditional home-stay. There you will experience traditional Moroccan hospitality, being offered mint tea and Moroccan pancakes. Following that, stop to take photos of the snow-capped peaks of the Toubkal Mountains, before making your way back to Marrakesh.

Agafay desert: ATV, Camel Ride , Henna tatto, Dinner in Camp

10. Agafay desert: ATV, Camel Ride , Henna tatto, Dinner in Camp

Experience the enchanting Agafay desert evening tour departing from Marrakesh. Begin with a scenic 35-minute drive, arriving at the Argan Oil Cooperative where Berber women showcase their craft. Savor olive oil, argan oil, and natural honey, while receiving a henna souvenir, an authentically Moroccan women's tradition. Afterward, brace for excitement as you embark on an exhilarating hour-long ATV adventure with a skilled instructor. Feel the desert breeze as you navigate the dunes on your four-wheel drive ATV, a thrilling experience for two. As the sun sets, indulge in a 20-minute camel ride, soaking in the picturesque landscape as the colors of the sky transform. The climax of your journey awaits at a traditional Berber camp, where you'll be serenaded by local musicians and gaze upon the celestial dance of stars above. Savor a delectable dinner that embodies the rich flavors of Berber cuisine. Immerse yourself in the warmth of the desert culture, connecting with both the locals and the unique surroundings. As the evening winds down, your unforgettable desert adventure concludes with a 35-minute return drive to Marrakesh, leaving you with cherished memories of a truly immersive Moroccan experience.

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Had an amazing day, starting the morning with a camel ride experience, exploring the waterfalls in afternoon followed by an authentic lunch in a local village. The tour guide Mustafa was amazing and very knowledgeable, and very kind! Expect to be drinking cups of a tea everywhere you go!

All the experience has been great!! The whole route is amazing, the experience with camels and the food! The guide (Lahcen) is a great man, with a lot of knowledge, sympathy and attention!! I would recomend this experience without a doubt. Thanks for everything Lahcen!!!

Nice guide; yummy breakfast, lunch and tea time; beautiful tour to the Atlas mountains, "hike" was not very long and with a lot of breaks, so don't expect a sporty activity, beautiful views and foto stops, camel ride was nice

Yesterday we had our day trip with Marwan. He was really friendly and helpful. The whole day was great. We had a good laugh and a great time! Lunch was amazing too. Definitely recommended if in Marrakesh.

Very nice trip. little different what expended. I thougt there is less walking in the trip.