Vast desert expanse located on the plateaus of the High Atlas, the desert Agafay is a fascinating perfectly preserved natural environment, despite its proximity to Marrakech, is still untouched by mass tourism.
Getaway off the beaten tracks by excellence, the discovery of this stone desert will remain as one of your favorite memories of your holiday in Marrakech.
The Agafay Desert: travel for a real getaway
Located thirty kilometers of the Red City, this little-known jewel extends for several hundred hectares on the first heights of the massif of the High Atlas. Its arid landscape made of stones and rocks offer a vast panorama punctuated by white dunes, the shape and color evoke those of the Saharan dunes of Erg Chebbi.
Desert Pearl Marrakchi, the enchanted oasis nestled in the heart of the Agafay Desert, along the bed of a river in a valley trough. The contrast between the profusion of greenery and clear dunes sculpted by erosion is striking. At the bottom of the oasis amid this profusion of olive groves, vines and eucalyptus, an abandoned farmhouse was converted into a restaurant with guest rooms.
Farther along the course of the river, pretty small canyons dug by the Oued’s flood violent bring to enrich the variety of landscapes of the desert exceptionally beautiful.
Peaceful haven for meditation, desert Agafay blow to merit a visit of several hours to several days.
From simple getaway to a long holiday
Long been ignored by the tourism stakeholders, the desert Agafay rise in recent years real interest. Opportunities to visit it by the 4×4, Quad or buggy multiply as the possibilities of holiday on site.
To fully discover this fascinating natural environment and have a taste of the experiences provided a few hundred kilometers south of the Sahara desert, nothing like a full immersion in passing one or more nights there. At the heart of the desert, it is possible to book luxury guest rooms and sleeping in a tent in a camp with all the comforts.
These outsized places also offer greener tours on camel or during hikes discoveries and Yoga courses.