On the tour of the Agafay desert you will discover an incredible Sahara, located just 30 kilometers southwest of Marrakech, between the Lalla Takerkoust lake in the east, high mountains of the High Atlas and along with the road to the western Guemassa mine, explore the virgin nature of a desert and remains. Area on a perfect day trip from Marrakech if you don't have time to visit the Sahara desert during your holiday in Morocco.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and enjoy the tranquility of the desert and the countryside with this day trip to Lake Takerkoust and the Agafay desert. They will pick you up from your accommodation at 9.00 a.m. and they will take you west of Marrakech. The route is shaded by lush vegetation, olive and orange orchards and passes through the occasional village of Ait Imour from where we will leave the road and drive through a completely different landscape of stone desert, light and barren brown plateaus, Bedouin people , oasis and then high hills with panoramic views of the High Atlas.
A few hours later, small patches of green will begin to appear and not long after you will return to the paved road bordered by the old eucalyptus. It will reach the edge of Lake Lalla Takerkoust, built as a dam from where Marrakech gets electricity. Through small hills along the dam you will reach the Nfis valley crossing Berber villages and arriving at a Berber family house. You can visit the house and have lunch inside. After lunch, you will have the option of walking for 2 hours with Saida or Hamid (not included in the price) and climbing for an hour to visit one of the oldest villages in the foothills of the largest forest in the Atlas Mountains.
After the visit of the traditional olive oil press, you will descend between olive trees and terraced fields to the only house next to the Nfis river from where your trip will continue to Ouiragan through the forest, traditional salt pools before arriving in Asni, A small town (market on Saturdays) overlooking Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. Then you will pass through the gorges of Moulay Brahim, the valley of Ghighaya and Tahanouete before arriving in Marrakech.
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