In Agafay desert day trip you will have the chance to explore amazing landscapes of the stone desert. Agafay desert is located just at 30 kilometers southwest of Marrakech between East Lake Lalla Takerkoust, South of the High Atlas mountains.
During our Agafay desert day trip from Marrakech you will explore an unspoilt nature of a desert and scraps area. The Agafay Desert’s landscape is coverd with wheat, barley and flowers however in the sumer and autumn months it looks similar to the real desert with flowing dunes and the bonus of majestic snow-capped high atlas mountains views in the background. in spring Agafay offers up wild flowers among other flora and fauna which makeit a scenic and a wonderful desert experience.
Please note that The Agafay desert is quite bland compared to the more popular sahara desert experience at Erg Chebbi sahara dunes or Erg Chigaga desert but you need a minimum of 3 days and 2 nights for that trip.
Agafay desert and takerkoust lake day trip Itinerary:
Your driver will pick you up at 09am, Marrakech to Agafay Desert day trip will give you the chance to enjoy the tranquility of the countryside, Takerkoust Lake and Agafay Desert. The route is shaded by lush vegetation, olive and orange orchards and passes through the occasional village of Ait Imour from where we will go off road and driving through a completely different scenery of stone desert, barren light brown plateaux, Bedouin village, Oasis then high hills with panoramic views on the High Atlas.
A few hours later small patches of green will start to show and not long after you will be back on the tarmac road side-lined by the old eucalyptus trees. You will arrive to the edge of the Lalla Takerkoust lake built as a dam where Marrakech gets its electricity from. Through small hills along the dam you will get to Nfis valley crossing Berber villages and arriving to a Berber family house.
You can visit the house and have a lunch inside. After lunch there will be the option to hike for 2 hours with Saida or Hamid and climbing for an hour to visit one of the oldest villages in the foothill of the biggest forest of the Atlas Mountains.
Following the visit of traditional olive oil presser you will descend between olive trees and terraced fields to the only one house next to Nfis river from where your trip will continue to Ouiragan via the forest, traditional salt pools before getting to Asni, a small town (market on Saturdays) with a view on Toubkal the highest peak in North Africa. Then you will pass Moulay Brahim gorges, Ghighaya valley and Tahanouete before getting to Marrakech.
Included in the Trip:
- Private A/C Vehicle, 4WD Toyota Land Cruiser + fuel
- English/French/Spanish speaking driver during the tour
- Pick up & Drop off at your Marrakech accommodation
- 1/2 hour Camel ride
- Lunch in a Berber House
- Free time to explore the sites, Breaks for photos,..Etc
- Customized & Flexible stops
- No Shopping stops
Highlights of The Trip:
- Family friendly
- Get off the asphalt track in a 4×4
- Get up-close to native wildlife
- Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
- Lunch in a Berber House
- Meet local people and learn about their lives.
- Visit a real Berber house