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  • Marrakesh: Full-Day Desert and Mountain Tour with Camel Ride

    1. Marrakesh: Full-Day Desert and Mountain Tour with Camel Ride

    The adventure begins with pickup between 8:30 and 9am from your hotel in Marrakesh. Head south towards the vast Agafay Desert, admiring the changing landscape along the way as the city gives way to luscious greenery. Arrive at the large village of Imlil located at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains, then pass through the incredible Kik Plateau. Next, embark on a 30-minute camel ride and soak up views of the surrounding landscapes. After your ride, enjoy a relaxing tea break and learn about local Berber culture, as well as their traditions, history, and way of life. Pass through several Berber villages on your way to the Amizmiz Valley, then arrive at Tinirt Village where you can have lunch at a traditional Berber house. After lunch, continue the tour to the Great Plain of Haouz, passing through the village of Ouled Mataa which was originally inhabited by Bedouin Arab tribes from the ...

    Fantastic experience! Perfect one day trip outside of Marrakech, getting to see an Argan Oil Cooperative (Not mentioned in the description—so glad we got to do it!), the Atlas Mountains, a waterfall, the desert…the camel ride was a little bit of a letdown (they took you in a circle around the ranch area, with all the camels tied together, and a guide leading it, but the guide didn’t talk at all or give interesting data about the camels; we just walked, very slowly, in silence in a big circle) but still cool to see the camels and ride. Abdul was a fantastic driver/guide for the day. Fun, funny, knowledgeable, and kind. Ibrahim was also a good guide for the hiking portion. The vehicle was also nice and comfortable. Bottled water was said to be included, but was only received at lunch; it would have been nice to have in the car and/or for the hike. We would totally choose this tour again!!

  • Full-Day Agafay Desert Quad Adventure from Marrakech

    2. Full-Day Agafay Desert Quad Adventure from Marrakech

    This tour provides a bit of everything, from adventure to amazing mountainous landscapes and great food in a traditional Berber setting. Enjoy a full-day excursion at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. You’ll travel from your hotel or riad in Marrakech to Lalla Takerkoust Lake. Discover the beauty of this lake that stretches for 7 kilometers. Ride through wonderful eucalyptus forests and lush hidden canyons to the Agafay Desert. A Yamaha quad and all the necessary equipment (goggles, hood, helmet, and raincoat) are provided and will be in excellent condition. Your professional and attentive guide will be with you the whole day, adapting the pace and route to the level of the participants. Savor a delicious lunch prepared by a Berber family and be warmly welcomed into their home. Experience a traditional way of life that hasn't changed for hundreds of years. Cross through the Agafay Des...

    It was a full day quad biking in the desert with a lunch in a desert camp. The bikes were very safe and it seemed the company had all the equipment needed to feel safe!

  • From Marrakech: Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys Day Trip

    3. From Marrakech: Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys Day Trip

    Immerse yourself in the Berber culture and discover breathtaking scenery on this day trip. After getting picked up from your hotel in Marrakech, enjoy a drive through the most spectacular sights in the Atlas Mountains and be amazed by the colors of the rocks. Stop at Azrou, a small Berber village and pay a visit to an argan oil women's cooperative. Take a short hike and witness the enchanting waterfalls and the surrounding valley. Later, visit the home of a local Berber family and enjoy a delicious traditional lunch. Feast on a delicious tagine or a savory couscous served with homemade bread and fresh salad. After lunch, head to Amizmiz Valley, where you’ll enjoy a fresh mint tea and tasty cookies. Get a glimpse of local life, learn about traditions and culture while sipping Moroccan tea together with your guide and a local family. Afterward, enjoy a scenic camel ride before heading to ...

    The guide was absolutely brilliant (Mohamed babala) I'm not much of a walker/climber but going through the mountains he was very patient with me helped me alot even carried my bag to take the weight off me and literally held my hand to help me absolutely fantastic guide very caring and humble honestly made the experience that much better. Beautiful views from the mountain and the waterfall was also great would recommend a visit and fingers crossed you get a guide like Mohamed.

  • From Marrakech: Quad Biking Tour in Agafay Desert

    4. From Marrakech: Quad Biking Tour in Agafay Desert

    Go on a quad biking adventure in the Atlas mountains. Discover the dam and the Agafay Desert as well as the Marrakchi Desert. Benefit from being picked up at your hotel in Marrakech and head to Lalla Takerkoust Lake, where you will climb on a quad. Take your time to learn how to use your new vehicle, then drive to Turtle Valley and the desert plateaux that lead into the High Atlas. On your way, discover small Berber villages which are typical of the region. You will make several stops to take pictures and admire the landscape. Enjoy a break on the plateau to take in splendid views of the seven-kilometer-long Lalla Takerkoust Lake, which stretches all the way to the foot of the Atlas Mountains, while sipping delicious mint tea.

    Was good only some quad roads which bit difficult for beginners Instructor was really good full of energy and very helpful In general was good experience

  • Marrakesh: Agafay Desert Quad & Camel Tour With Dinner

    5. Marrakesh: Agafay Desert Quad & Camel Tour With Dinner

    Experience two activities in the Moroccan desert in the same day. After you are picked up from your hotel, you will first be taken to the base camp where you will have a meeting with all of your crew. Your crew leader will begin by explaining the itinerary of your tour. Following this you will take to your camel for a scenic ride across the desert. Once you are done with the ride on the camel, you will be given an opportunity to ride on a quad bike to find a vantage point that will best allow you to enjoy the unique beauty of the sunset in the Agafay Desert. This experience will allow you to best-enjoy the views outside of the city of Marrakesh, and will also introduce you to its people and way of life. You will also experience how hospitable and authentic the Moroccan people are. Following your desert experience, it will be time to relax under a Berber tent to admire the clear sky and...

    We received a message the morning before we was picked up with information on what to wear etc which was very helpful. On time pick up. Driver very friendly - shared oranges with us. Quad biking was great beautiful scenery to see! Had great opportunities to take photographs and videos without being expected to pay for it to be done. Camel ride great - very comical! Food in the tent lovely and service also great! Wear good clothing it rained when we was out so a good idea to take a change of clothing.

  • From Marrakech: Sunset Camel Ride in Agafay Desert

    6. From Marrakech: Sunset Camel Ride in Agafay Desert

    What could be better than a camel ride through the Agafay Desert with the impending sunset? Immerse yourself in a beauty you'll never forget. Set off toward a quiet part of the desert which is filled with beautiful hills that go as far as the horizon.  Get picked up from your hotel in Marrakech and head toward the desert with a driver and team. Hear about how the camels are extraordinarily adapted to desert life on the drive over. An instructor will be there to offer advice and get you set up. Take in the magnificent scenery as you hop on top of these lovely creatures.  Pause for a while and enjoy the serenity of the sunset and the magic of the desert caravans, which once passed through these same paths between the Sahara and the Atlantic. Real Moroccan snacks and tea, coupled with Berber hospitality in a shaded local home await you at the end of your ride. You and your loved one, your...

    I cannot put into words how perfect this was. I don't care what any other review says; this is a must. Achmed and Youssif (brothers) were marvelous companions. Youssif had me singing, then took some of the best pictures I've gotten on my entire visit. Sayed and Aladeen, guide and driver, made it so I didn't have to figure anything out. The views, the peaceful feeling of riding a camel, and the most beautiful sunset I have ever seen. Book this now; you will be glad that you did.

  • Marrakesh: Agafay Desert Dinner

    7. Marrakesh: Agafay Desert Dinner

    Be picked up from your hotel in a private car and and drive towards Agafay Desert Camp for a unique dining experience. Watch the sunset over the desert and experience true Arabian hospitality. Experience traditional Moroccan cuisine under a starry sky. Dine in a nomad tent around the campfire.  Hear the unforgettable sound of desert's silence. Enjoy welcome tea and pastries. Sit down for a dinner of Harira (traditional soup), salad, beef and chicken tagine, and seasonal fresh fruits with tea. After a special evening, you will be transferred back to your accommodation in Marrakesh.

    Agafay desert dinner was great experience.. my fiancé Amir and I we enjoyed the romantic atmosphere and very delicious Moroccan dinner.. Hammed owner of the camp was super nice and funny guy, he always make sure we have good comfort and best food and tea .. we strongly recommend this trip to experience desert and Moroccan food..5 Star to this place ...

  • Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert Jeep Safari

    8. Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert Jeep Safari

    Discover and explore deep Berber country in the High Atlas Mountains, and enjoy the landscapes of desert, valleys, villages, and open plains on a full-day trip from Marrakech.  The drive takes you first to the Agafay Desert, just south of Marrakech, where you’ll experience some dune bashing before continuing on to the Lalla Takerkoust region, making your first stop on the hills overlooking the lake. From here you’ll begin a 4x4 adventure on dirt tracks rarely frequented by tourists and climb up to the Kik Plateau, where you’ll drive from village to village meeting locals, visiting Berber homes, and sampling their traditional mint tea and homemade bread.  When you arrive at Imlil Village, located in the heart of Toubkal National Park, you’ll have the option of hiking for an hour to Armed village or continue to the village by 4x4. The 1-hour hike with a local guide is of moderate diffic...

    This is a toir you should not miss once staying in Morroco. Whole experience was comfortable, really helpfull driver picked us up in our riad in time, car was safe and comfortable. Food in berber village was delicious and al the landscapes you can see on this tour and passing by while driving are so beautifull. For sure you would enjoy it.

  • From Marrakesh: Agafay Desert Quad Biking, Camels & Dinner

    9. From Marrakesh: Agafay Desert Quad Biking, Camels & Dinner

    This half-day tour offers you a first-hand experience of life in the desert with a quad bike, dromedary (also known as the Somali camel) ride, and dinner in a bivouac. To the south of Marrakech lies the Agafay Desert, offering ease of access from the city. Halfway, you'll get to experience a 1-hour quad bike ride and drive through the Berber villages to reach Lalla Takerkoust. Here, meet the local partner's camel caravan, which will allow you to enjoy the unique beauty of the sunset on the way to the Agafay Desert. Upon arrival in the Agafay desert, tuck into some freshly-prepared classic Moroccan dishes in a Berber tent (beef or chicken tagine) as you sample the Berber lifestyle. As the sun sets and dusk takes hold, the stars reveal themselves. With little artificial light, the sight is spellbinding. After a comfortable evening under the open sky and a traditional dinner, head back to...

  • Marrakech: Agafay Desert Quad Bike, Camel Ride, and Dinner

    10. Marrakech: Agafay Desert Quad Bike, Camel Ride, and Dinner

    Your day will begin as your professional driver meets you at your accommodation or a meeting point. From there, enjoy the air-conditioned drive as you pass through natural areas around Marrakech, learning more about the area from your bilingual and professional driver. As you arrive you will be welcomed by your crew who will talk you through how to use an ATV. Once you're fully versed in using your machine, you'll begin by following your quad-bike guide who will take you to see some of the stunning landscapes around the desert of Agafay. On the way back you can get some rest and take some pictures accompanied by Moroccan tea, before you meet a local camel guide who will take you on your next adventure. You will have the opportunity to dress in the traditional clothing of the Nomads, before you depart on camel back to catch the beautiful sunset over the big rocky desert. The camel ride ...

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Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 725 reviews

Fantastic experience! Perfect one day trip outside of Marrakech, getting to see an Argan Oil Cooperative (Not mentioned in the description—so glad we got to do it!), the Atlas Mountains, a waterfall, the desert…the camel ride was a little bit of a letdown (they took you in a circle around the ranch area, with all the camels tied together, and a guide leading it, but the guide didn’t talk at all or give interesting data about the camels; we just walked, very slowly, in silence in a big circle) but still cool to see the camels and ride. Abdul was a fantastic driver/guide for the day. Fun, funny, knowledgeable, and kind. Ibrahim was also a good guide for the hiking portion. The vehicle was also nice and comfortable. Bottled water was said to be included, but was only received at lunch; it would have been nice to have in the car and/or for the hike. We would totally choose this tour again!!

We had an awesome day!! Our driver Hassan was incredibly friendly and gave us some great information as well as served as an awesome DJ throughout the day! The hike in Imlil was fantastic, great views and a very attentive guide, Ibrahim, who always made sure everyone was fine and gave us enough time to catch our breaks. Lunch in a local restaurant was accompanied by an amazing view of the Atlas mountain and the dromedary ride in traditional Berber clothes did not disappoint! Absolutely would recommend! 10/10 price-performance ratio

The guide was absolutely brilliant (Mohamed babala) I'm not much of a walker/climber but going through the mountains he was very patient with me helped me alot even carried my bag to take the weight off me and literally held my hand to help me absolutely fantastic guide very caring and humble honestly made the experience that much better. Beautiful views from the mountain and the waterfall was also great would recommend a visit and fingers crossed you get a guide like Mohamed.

It was beyond than what we expected. We learned so much about the tour and appreciate the Berber's culture more. The guides delivered more than they ought to do. Very friendly and accomodating. Job well done. A big thanks to our driver Azis Talauol and our guide Ibrahim. Highly recommended. You made the tour more enjoyable. ☺

Fantastic tour and some super nice guides! Would recommend