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Marrakech Day Trips

Agafay Desert Day Trip from Marrakech

Agafay Desert Day Trip, starting at 9:00 a.m. from Marrakech, and escape the urban hustle for a serene exploration of Lake Takerkoust and the Agafay desert. Traverse lush vegetation, stone deserts, and Berber villages, enjoying panoramic views of the High Atlas. Visit a Berber family, indulge in a delightful lunch, and opt for a guided trek to an ancient village. Journey through olive groves, terraced fields, traditional salt pools, and the charming town of Asni. The trip concludes with a scenic route through gorges and valleys, offering a harmonious blend of adventure and cultural discovery in Morocco’s natural wonders.

A meticulously planned escape from the urban chaos that immerses you in the serene landscapes of Lake Takerkoust and the Agafay desert. Commencing at 9:00 a.m., a dedicated team will fetch you from your accommodation in Marrakech, setting the stage for a westward journey. The initial stretch unfolds beneath the comforting shade of luxuriant vegetation, meandering through olive and orange orchards, occasionally revealing the quaint village of Ait Imour. Departing from the beaten path, your route transforms into a mesmerizing panorama of stone deserts, expanses of barren brown plateaus, encounters with Bedouin communities, oases, and ascents to lofty hills that gift breathtaking panoramic views of the High Atlas.

After a few hours, verdant patches emerge, signaling your return to a paved road flanked by ancient eucalyptus trees. This road eventually leads to the shores of Lake Lalla Takerkoust, a reservoir harnessed for electricity to power Marrakech. Traversing the undulating hills along the dam, you’ll enter the Nfis valley, weaving through Berber villages until reaching a welcoming Berber family house. Here, a visit to the household precedes a delightful lunch experience. Post-lunch, an optional two-hour trek with seasoned guides Saida or Hamid (not included in the package) awaits, guiding you through an ascent to one of the oldest villages nestled at the base of the expansive Atlas Mountains forest.

Descending from the heights, passing traditional olive oil presses, and winding through olive groves and terraced fields, your journey leads to the sole dwelling by the Nfis river. Continuing the adventure towards Ouiragan, you’ll traverse the forest and encounter traditional salt pools before reaching Asni, a charming town with a bustling Saturday market, overseeing the majestic Toubkal, North Africa’s highest peak. The route then winds through the picturesque gorges of Moulay Brahim, the valley of Ghighaya, and Tahanouete, culminating in a return to the vibrant city of Marrakech.

This carefully curated Agafay Desert Day Trip not only offers an escape into the heart of nature but also presents an opportunity to delve into Berber traditions, explore ancient villages, and savor the diverse landscapes that unfold with each mile. From the tranquility of Lake Takerkoust to the rugged beauty of the Agafay desert, this immersive experience promises a harmonious blend of adventure, cultural discovery, and the sheer beauty of Morocco’s natural wonders.

agfay Day trips from Marrakech

NOTE : If the itineraries that we offer By Morocco-Excursion-Tours.com does not match what you’re looking for contact us and we will prepare a trip that suits your own needs and requirements.

Includes Agafay Desert Day Trip from Marrakech :

Hotel pickup and drop-off service
Private Transport with Professional Driver
Air conditionned 4×4
Driver and mountain Guide
Tea break with view on Lalla Takerkoust Lake
Lunch in a Berber house at Imlil.
Camel ride in Agafay desert
Duration 1 Day ( 10 hours approx.)

Excludes Agafay Desert Day Trip from Marrakech :

Dépenses personnelles

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