When I saw Agafay Luxury Camp online, I was surprised. Bohemian glamping tents, private bathtubs on the patios, and a beautiful property. Everything looked too good to be true. I was surprised to find out that it was only 45 minutes from Marrakech. It’s the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech.

If you don’t have enough time to visit the Sahara on your Morocco trip, make sure to visit Agafay Desert instead! I’ve been to both the Sahara and Agafay, and they’re both very different places.


Agafay Luxury Camp is a tranquil oasis in the Agafay Desert.

As you travel to this desert retreat, the landscape changes from the busy cityscape of Marrakech to the expansive dunes of Agafay. Don’t expect the same rolling sand dunes that you’d see in the Sahara. Both deserts were very beautiful.

The camp location itself blends in with the beauty of the desert. The Agafay Luxury Camp offers a unique view of the beautiful stone hills at sunrise and sunset.


20 tents are set in the desert to give you the feeling of being the only one in the desert.

We chose this camp because of its tents. Think of camping, but with more excitement. These tents are like a dream come true for me. Imagine a minimalist style with soft carpets, old suitcases, wooden furniture, and warm lanterns in the night.

Each tent has a huge, super comfy king bed that is perfectly positioned for Mother Nature to wake you up. The bathrooms are large and have a hot water multi-jet shower, bathrobes, and all-natural bath toiletries. Does it have air conditioning? Yes, of course! Many tents have beds on the terrace.

The best part is that each tent has a private bathtub on the terrace with the best sunset views I’ve ever seen. I could have stayed there forever.

Even if you don’t like camping or glamping, Agafay Luxury Camp will steal your heart.

The Agafay Desert is just as big as the Sahara, but it has its own charm. Here, you can relax and enjoy the quiet of the desert. The camp’s location offers a retreat into nature without sacrificing comfort.

When we visited in April of this year, we rented a car and drove there in just under 45 minutes. If you don’t want to rent a car, you can take a taxi from Marrakech for about 25-30 euros each way.


Agafay Luxury Camp has 2 swimming pools: Asagum and Aqsus. Both pools are infinity pools with amazing views of the dunes and mountains. If you want to have a cocktail by the pool, go to Asagum. Both pools have sunbeds and towels available. They are open from 9 in the morning to 7 at night. If the camp is full, you can get a day pass to the swimming pools for 55 euros.

There is also a jacuzzi area that is being built, but it is not yet open.


We got the couple’s Hammam and massage spa package, which was really great! If you haven’t tried a hammam yet, I would recommend it. It’s a fun experience that will make your skin feel soft and silky.

My husband was a little nervous about going to the hammam for the first time, but he ended up liking it. The spa staff took great care of us and made us feel both physically and mentally refreshed. The massage that followed was perfect. You can wear bathing suits in the hammam. Men keep their tops on while women may be asked to take them off for the dead-skin removal process. If you don’t like this, you can let them know that you’ll keep your top on, and it’s no problem.

Our massage took 45 minutes, and both therapists were good at finding and removing knots we didn’t know existed. The music made us feel like we were dreaming.

If you want to pamper yourself, do yourself a favor and go for it! Treat yourself or your favorite person to a spa day.


Agafay Allas, which serves breakfast, dinner, and specializes in Asian cuisine, and Agafay Tfaya, which serves Moroccan cuisine with sustainable, seasonal menus, are the two main restaurants on the property. Both serve alcohol and have lovely views. Every evening there’s a live Gnawa music show and a bonfire.

We had a great time eating at the restaurants. The chef went above and beyond to accommodate my severe food allergy, offering to prepare a dish that wasn’t even on the menu to give me even more security. The food was delicious and arrived in a timely manner.

If you’re interested in private dining, they have options for a private breakfast or lunch. You can also enjoy a panoramic view with sparkling wine and light plates while watching the stunning sunset at the top of a large dune.

Additionally, there’s a pool bar with shisha and light bites. You can have them serve you at your tent as well.


Don’t worry if the amazing tents with your own outdoor bathtub, the spa and hammam, the two pools, and the delectable food aren’t enough to keep you occupied. There are lots of really enjoyable things to do!

Desert Quad Bike Tour in Agafay desert

While we were waiting for our room to be ready when we first arrived, we did this, and it was a ton of fun! We got to get off the quads for pictures, and the guide took us to some really beautiful viewpoints. You can reserve your time slot in the camp reception area. The adventure lasts for one hour. The cost per person is 39 euros.


For 29 euros per person, you can go camel trekking for a more relaxed but no less thrilling experience.


Situated just 60 km from the camp, Douars is a must-see destination for those seeking a panoramic view. Discover the true charm of Morocco with a Hot Air Balloon ride. Admire the breathtaking Atlas mountain range, the Jbilets mountains, and the Oued Tensift valley—weather permitting. This package, which costs 225 euros per person, includes a 40–60 minute flight, Moroccan tea and coffee, round-trip transportation via 4×4 or minibus, and a Berber breakfast.

Tour Paragliding Agafay

Experience a private paragliding tour at sunset for breathtaking views of the Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert from above. A person must pay 120 euros for this incredible experience.

Things to know about AGAFAY LUXURY CAMP.

Prices for Agafay Luxury Camp start at 228 euros per night with breakfast and 278 euros per night with half board.
You can book a tent here.

The camp only has 20 tents, and they get booked up quickly. Make sure to reserve your tent as soon as you can. We were very lucky and got a tent 2 weeks in advance, but don’t expect it to happen every time it’s busy.

The Agafay Desert is a great place to take pictures, but drones are illegal in Morocco.
A few years ago, my sister and I went to Morocco with her drone. We were traveling to many countries that allowed drones. They stole her drone at the airport and she never got it back. As tempting as drone

shots might be, don’t risk it.
When you get to Marrakech, be sure to check out some of the best rooftop restaurants.

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