Day trip

Marrakech: Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert Day Trip

Marrakech: Atlas Mountains and Agafay Desert Day Trip

From US$ 39.55 per person

Escape the bustle of Marrakech and admire the breathtaking landscapes of the Agafay Desert and the Atlas Mountains. Discover the rich Berber culture thriving in the mountainside villages.

About this tour

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Duration 9 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French
Pickup included
Pickup from your hotel or riad in Marrakech. If your hotel or riad is unreachable by van, a meeting point nearby will be arranged. If the departure time is 9:00 AM, then you can expect your driver to arrive from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM. Your exact pickup time will be confirmed the evening before the activity takes place.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

The Original experience

Itinerary
9 hours
  • Marrakech

  • Tahnaout (photo stop)

  • Argan oil factory, tea

  • Asni

  • Imlil (guided tour, hiking)

  • Tamatert (photo stop)

  • Ait Souka (lunch)

  • Kik Plateau (view)

  • Lalla Takerkoust (view)

  • Agafay Desert (camel ride, tea)

  • Marrakech

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit the Atlas Mountains to discover enchanting waterfalls and charming villages
  • Learn about the Berber culture and its traditions from a local guide
  • See how the famous argan oil is made in a women-managed co-operative
  • Enjoy a traditional Moroccan meal on a rooftop overlooking the Imlil valley
  • Take in panoramic views of the Kik Plateau and the tranquil Agafay Desert
Full description

Gain a deeper understanding of Berber culture as you embark on an unforgettable guided scenic day trip to the Atlas Mountains. Encounter enchanting countryside, get the chance to take a ride on a camel or horse, and meet locals in the villages of the Imlil Valley.  Start your day with pickup and meet your friendly local guide, who lives in one of the surrounding Berber villages. During your journey to the Atlas Mountains region, your guide will tell you about the rich culture and heritage of the Berber people. Arrive in Tahnaout and visit a women-managed argan oil co-operative. Discover how the argan nut is pressed to make the famed argan oil products of Morocco.

Receive a warm welcome in Imlil with a glass of mint tea before traveling past stunning waterfalls and small Berber settlements. Pause in Tamatert to take in the views of ancient irrigated terraced fields, surrounded by cherry and walnut trees.  Feast on a traditional Moroccan meal in Ait Souka at the home of a Berber family. Relax with scenic valley views from a sun-bathed rooftop terrace.  After some rest, board your vehicle and travel through the scenic Kik Plateau, with spectacular 360-degree views. Gaze in awe at the magnificent High Atlas Mountains as you pass through stone desert, barren light brown plateaus, oases, and rolling hills.

Enjoy the serene surroundings of the Agafay Desert where you can take an optional camel or horse ride. Or, simply relax with some Moroccan mint tea for the perfect end to your day, before heading back to Marrakech.

Includes
  • Pickup and drop-off service
  • Bilingual guide
  • Traditional lunch
  • Mint tea, coffee, and water
  • Snacks
  • Camel or horse ride (if option selected)
  • Mule ride (optional)
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Children under 2 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • We’re enforcing extra health and safety measures for GetYourGuide Originals
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing

Know before you go

  • Special dietary restrictions will be accommodated as best as possible
  • Be sure to select the option including a camel ride if you want to experience this activity
  • The market is only on open on Saturdays and Tuesdays
  • For the comfort of the tour participants, the order of the itinerary might be changed on the day of your tour to ensure that not all tour groups turn up to the same location at same time
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 332 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.8/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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A great trip, and an even greater guide. We are a young newly wed couple, and we came to Marrakecg for our honeymoon. after spending a few days between the city and the hotel, we decided that it might be worth it to go on a day trip to break the routine. We stambled upon this trip, and the price seemed right to us, so we booked it. On D-day, Mohammed (nicknamed batata) came fairly early, and we were pleasantly surprised by how reactive he was. Once the car started, Mohammed briefed us on the day's plan, and started explaining the history of the region. Throughout the day, Mohammed's cheetful manners and well-spoken nature added a layer of enjoyment. As Moroccans, many of the things we saw weren't particularly new or exotic, but Mohammed's explainations and obvious interest made it hard not to value what we were experiencing. It is also worth mentioning that Mohammed was extremely flexible, as he was kind enough to take us see things not necessarly on the trip's plan.

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January 1, 2022

What value for money!!! Thank you so much for this experience!!It was definitely the best part of our week in Morocco. Our personal driver Muhammad was great, he picked us up outside our guest house and brought us to where they make Argan oil. Throughout the journey he stopped in beautiful locations so that we could take some photos. We then met our guide Abdul, a local of the Imlil area, who brought us on a beautiful hike. It was absolutely breathtaking. We are so grateful for our time with Abdul, he was so friendly and knowledgeable about the land. We couldn't ask for a better guide!! Thanks for all the laughs too! A very very tasty lunch was served in a beautiful location with the surrounding mountains as its backdrop. It was such a pleasure to walk through the villages and see/meet the locals. After lunch and tea we then drove out to Agafay desert where we were given colourful garments to wear during the relaxed camel ride. Completely unforgettable! Thank you Abdul and Muhammad!

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December 12, 2021

This tour was a good experience. We were able to see the small berbere villages and specially the market that they organize every saturday to buy, sell or exchange products. A real time machine experience. The van was comfy and our driver Khalid did a wonderful job giving us some context and making a few stops to enjoy the scenery. We tried local products, made a small 1h trail to the mountains, saw the waterfalls, ate a homemade chicken tajine and even had time to visit the desert of Agafay and ride a camel. Our guides Khalid and Abdul were kind and paid attention to the details. Their explanations were clear and they made us feel so welcomed! Our advice is to bring some money to buy some local products because there you are buying directly at the source - the real local. Also, don't forget to go on a Saturday so you can experience the market!

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November 29, 2021

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