Marrakech: Atlas Mountains & Agafay Desert & Camel Day Trip


Marrakech: Atlas Mountains & Agafay Desert & Camel 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
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.
Private or small groups available


  • 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.

  • Pickup and drop-off service
  • 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 3142 reviews

Review summary

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We had such a wonderful time on this trip! Led by our amazing tour guide Abdul and driver Hassan, we explored the entire valley region including a phenomenal hike through mountains to waterfalls, as well as trips to Berber villages, Argan Oil cooperatives and camel rides. We felt at home with our fantastic guides who were both friendly and knowledgeable and we would highly recommend this trip to anyone thinking of exploring Morocco and learning about life outside of Marrakech.

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March 25, 2023

We were lucky enough to be a fairly small group and the day trip felt almost like a private tour. Ghafour was an excellent guide who showed us some great spots. He is an experienced and knowledgeable tour guide who enabled us to have a lovely fun day out in the mountains and the desert. Ghafour and the tour are highly recommended.

March 25, 2023

Our activity was really good and our guide Ghafour was the best and is passionate about his job. He has a good sense of humour and made sure everyone in the group was taken care of. He took time to explain things. When we got to the restaurant, he helped with serving our food as staff there were busy and he didn't want us waiting for a long time without being served and also because he wanted us to have it whilst it was still hot. My only criticism is to do with the admin side of things and not Ghafour( hence a 4 star instead of 5). The company states that someone will contact you by 7pm, the day before your activity. I had to chase this up and it was after 11pm that someone made contact to make make travel arrangements, i.e when we would be picked up. I can not fault our guide, once he had our details he was good at communicating and kept us updated at all times. Overrall, this was a great and would recommend. Thank you Ghafour for a great time. Keep doing what you do!!

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March 25, 2023

Product ID: 388988