Marrakech: Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert Day Trip

Marrakech: Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert Day Trip

Booked 36 times yesterday

From US$ 51.70 per person

Booked 36 times yesterday

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
French, English
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 10 participants

The Original experience

9 hours
  • Marrakech

  • Tahnaout (photo stop)

  • Tea, argan oil factory

  • Asni

  • Imlil (guided tour, hiking)

  • Tamatert (photo stop)

  • Ait Souka (lunch)

  • Kik Plateau (view)

  • Lalla Takerkoust (view)

  • Agafay Desert (tea, camel ride, horse riding)

  • 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 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
  • 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
  • The tour involves walking on uneven ground, uphill and downhill
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.9 /5

based on 2262 reviews

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A brilliant day made all the more by our wonderful guide, Romerro, who was extremely attentive and informative. While the route to the waterfall was in parts challenging, Romerro was there to provide a reassuring and welcome hand. A nice touch was picking up that one of the group was celebrating her birthday, and purchasing a cake for the group after the camel ride.

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November 29, 2022

The best excursion we’ve been on in a long time. Romero was friendly, knowledgeable and very funny! Which always helps when spending the whole day with someone. The atmosphere within the group was great and you could tell everyone really enjoyed themselves. The trip itself is definitely value for money, there is plenty to do and see, without feeling overwhelming. 100% recommend.

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November 29, 2022

we had a lovely time exploring the atlas mountains and then a camel ride to top it all off! Romero was an amazing guide throughout the whole trip and he has a great humour. We started off at the women's cooperative seeing how argon oil was made with a breakfast on the terrace and then climb up to the mountains. We explore a waterfall and then went for lunch, the walk to the waterfall was rocky and involved many steps, so make sure you wear good shoes! We had lunch with an amazing view and then stopped for tea at a Berber house. After a drive back down the mountain into the agafy dessert we rode camels, it was mentioned earlier in our trip that it was a one of the groups birthday and as to everyone's surprise Romero had arranged a cake, candles and balloons for her birthday in the dessert. An amazing end to the trip which is well worth the money

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November 29, 2022

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