Agafay Desert Day Trip
One-Day trip from Marrakech to Agafay Desert
Overview: full-day trip to the Agafay Desert and the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech
Agafay Desert Day trip from Marrakech- Agafay Desert is absolutely one of the best-hidden gems in the Marrakech area. Even more than a hidden gem, it is one of the places where you could rest your soul and ears from the Marrakech nosios. The rocky surroundings are beautiful here, and you’ll never get bored.
One of the advantages of the Agafay Desert is visitors can reach this spot on a single-day trip from Marrakech. This last is only a one-hour drive from the Medina of Marrakech, Unlike the other Deserts ( Merzouga and Zagora).
Merzouga and Zagora Desert offer much more than Agafy, but what if you haven’t enough time to go on a 3-day journey to Merzouga? Thanks to Agafay and its proximity to Marrakech. After all, if you have the time, we recommend visiting the Golden Dunes Desert of Merzouga rather than Agafay.
When deciding on a Sahara Desert trip from Marrakech, you must consider how much time you want to spend in a vehicle. You may waste most of your time inside the car, with little time to enjoy the sights. This full Agafay Desert day trip and the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech will take you on a tour of the Berber Villages of the Atlas Mountains and then back to Marrakech via our beautiful spot (Only a 3-hour drive & both ways).
The best thing about this full-day trip from Marrakech is that our itinerary included the Atlas Mountains and the Berber Villages, not just the Desert of Agafay. Instead of taking a day trip to the Agafy Desert and another one to the Atlas Mountains, this itinerary does both in a single day without any feeling of rash and saves you time and money.
In case our itinerary does not meet your requirements, contact us. We’re flexible, and our itinerary can modified to meet your needs.
Note, if you want to enjoy your Desert trip experience the best way, we propose staying overnight to take in the incredible nightfall. The charming nightfall atmosphere is something completely different than the daytime.
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Highlights of One day trip from Marrakech to Agafay and the Atlas Mountains:
- Exploring the Atlas Mountains
- Having lunch with a local family
- Taking a cooking class with Berber women
- Riding the Camels in Agfay Desert
- Wondering the rocky Desert
- Watching beautiful sunset
Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert day trip Itinerary:
After confirming booking the Agafay Desert day trip from Marrakech, our tour guide will pick you up from your chosen location of Marrakech or the surroundings. Guests can choose which hour to start the private day trip from Marrakech to the Agafay Desert via the Atlas Mountains.
After the pick-up, you’re going on a funny-hour drive from Marrakech to the Agafay Desert with your tour guide. You could ask your friendly guide for more information about our Agafay day tour and Morocco. Having a local on your side is the best way to make the most of any experience.
During your full-day trip to the Agafay Desert and the Atlas Mountains from Marrakech, you will visit memorable places: the Agafay Desert, Kik Plateau, Atlas Mountains, Atlas waterfalls, Imlil Valley, Asni Valley, Amizmiz Valley, etc. Walk and visit the Berber Villages and learn about their life, walk up to the waterfalls, enjoy the breathtaking views, and explore the beautiful Agafay Desert.
In the afternoon, you’ll stop in a Berber Village for lunch overlooking the Toubkal Mountains with a local family. You may also try your hand at Berber cuisine! One of the highlights of your Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert day trip from Marrakech.
After visiting the Atlas Mountains, the next part of our Marrakech day trip is the beautiful Agafay Desert. Once you reach the luxury Agafay Desert campsite, your camels will be ready to take over a camel-ride tour to see the surroundings. Take unforgettable photos, and enjoy a spectacular sunset from the Agafay area.
By the end of our one-day trip from Marrakech to the Agafay Desert and the Atlas Mountains, we will be driving back to the red city of Marrakech. Your tour guide will bring you back to your hotel in Marrakech. Here, we end our full-day trip to the Atlas and Agafay Desert from Marrakech.
Agafay Desert day trip from Marrakech Pick-up and drop-off info!
- Your Morocco Travel Tour guide will pick you up from your Marrakech stay (Hotel, Riad, hostel, resort, public area, -etc.). You have the option of choosing a pick-up time. We recommend starting at 8 a.m. to ensure you have enough time to see everything and avoid getting rushed.
- After seeing the sunset in the Agafay Desert, our tour guide will bring you back to Marrakech. You have the option of choosing the drop-off location in Marrakech. Please ask your tour guide where he can drop you off, or select this option at the time of your booking so we can inform your guide.
Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert day trip from Marrakech Includes and Excludes:
Our one-day trip to Agafay from Marrakech Includes:
- Luxury private vehicle with fuel + A/C.
- Professional tour guide & Driver.
- Accommodation pick-up & Drop-off.
- Lunch with a local Berber family in the Atlas.
- Camel ride with sunset in Agafay Desert.
Our one-day trip to Agafay from Marrakech Excludes:
- Quad biking (Optional)
- Dinner (Optional)
- Tips (Optional)
The included elements change to match the specific needs of the guests. Our guests can save the includes they wish and skip the noon requirement. Please notify us at the time of your booking, as reducing the included affects the price of the Agafay Desert day trip from Marrakech via the Atlas Mountains.
How much does a one-day trip from Marrakech to Agafay via the Atlas Mountains cost:
Our full-day trip from Marrakech to the Atlas Mountains and the Agafay Desert costs between Є40 and Є180 per each. The price varies depending on the number of participants, the included, and the extras.
Booking and Payment Policy of the One day Agafay Desert day trip from Marrakech
- To book this One day Agafay Desert day trip from Marrakech, contact us to check the availability and to get exact details.
- In order to guarantee the Atlas Mountains and the Agafay Desert day trip from Marrakech, we request a small deposit transferred through PayPal to our account. You can pay the rest in cash at the meeting point or at the Morocco Travel Tour agency official in Euros, Dollars, or Moroccan Dirham equivalent. Sometimes, we accept the balance to be transferred to our bank account.
If you wish to cancel your reservation, we must get written confirmation via email. We accept cancellations under these conditions:
- 4 days or more before it begins, your deposit will be refunded %100.
- 3 days or less before starting your deposit is non-refundable.
Feel free to request:
You can contact us any time to clarify any of your points and decide to book late if you wish. Please remember that we are a small family owned company with limited resources. We have a few knowledgeable Drivers & Guides, a few cars, and small accommodations with a maximum of 15 rooms. We fill up quickly, so make sure to book our services as early as you can.
Recommedned tours to book before and after your Atlas Mountains & Agafay Desert day trip:
- One day trip from Marrakech to Essaouira
- One day trip from Marrakech to Ouzoud-falls.
- One day trip from Marrakech to Casablanaca and Rabat.
- Sahara Desert tours from Marrakech.
- Imperial-city tours from Marrakech
- Marrakech guided tour.
- RAK Airport pick-up & Drop-off.
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Questions you may have about this one-day itinerary from Marrakech to Agafay Desert and the Big Atlas:
What should I pack for the Agafay Desert and Atlas Mountains trip?
Bring sunscreens, water, comfortable shoes, and an extra Jaket for the cold winter nights. A scarf or hat is also a good idea to protect against the hot sun and the wind. If you plan to go trekking in the Atlas Mountains, make sure you pack sturdy shoes.
When is the best time to go for this Agafay Desert day trip?
It is always a good idea to take this one-day trip from Marrakech to Agafay and the Atla Mountains (Round-year). During June & February, it gets more stunning because of the snow in the Atlas Mountains, which provides extra charms.
Is Agafy Desert worth a day trip from Marrakech?
Yes, Agafy Desert is worth taking a day trip from Marrakech. The Agafay Desert has a fabulous ambiance that we recommend everyone experience at least once. We agree that Agafay does not warrant a whole day due to the limited activities available, but with the Atlas Mountains, it deserves a full-day trip.
Is this a private or shared Agafay Desert day trip?
Our one-day trip from Marrakech to Agafay and the Atlas Mountains is a private tour. Only you and your party will share the car and the activities of this day trip. If you aim to share the itinerary with someone else, please check our shared tours; there may be some available excursions to Agafay from Marrakech with similar dates to yours.
Does Agafay offer a similar experience to Merzouga?
The differences between the Merzouga and Agafay Desert are huge. The golden dunes of Merzouga can reach 200 meters high, while the Agafay Desert landscape does not provide any. The Agafy Desert can be a great alternative to Merzouga only when you have no time for the 3 Or 4-day trip south of the Sahara.
Happy travelers For the Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert day trip
Agafay Desert day trip from Marrakech Reviews:
My partner and I had a fantastic trip to the Agafay Desert and the Atlas Mountains. Our tour guide, Zaki, was superb, providing so much information and delight to the tour. The delicious lunch was a delightful surprise, as was the camel ride- We loved everything about this Private Agafay Desert day trip. Thank you, Zaki and the Morocco Travel Tour Agency.
This Agafay Desert day trip was the best part of our stay in Marrakech. The trip was marvelous, and our guide, Zaki, was very knowledgeable about the Desert area. We visited the big Atlas Mountains and stopped for lunch with a Berber family in a small Village- this was the best experience ever. After lunch, we went to the Desert with Zaki; the area is magnificent. We rode the camels and tried the quads. We also had dinner here before returning to Marrakech.
The entire experience was fabulous and definitely something to behold. I booked this for our family of 2 Adults and 3 Kids and loved the whole experience. Our guide was a young man named Mohammad, and despite that our hotel was in a difficult location to get, he made sure we were safely picked up and dropped off. We plan to return to Marrakech shortly and will arrange our full trip with this agency.