Day Trip To Agafay Desert From Marrakech

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Day Trip To Agafay Desert From Marrakech

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  • 1 Days
  • Min People : 1
  • Every Days
  • Min Age : 1+
  • Pickup: Airpot/ Hotel

Day Trip To Agafay Desert From Marrakech Overview:

The Agafay Desert, unlike the vast sandy Sahara, is a stony desert characterized by its rocky, lunar landscape. Its proximity to Marrakech makes it an attractive option for those who wish to experience the desert without committing to a longer journey. The serenity and raw beauty of Agafay offer a stark contrast to the bustling streets of Marrakech, providing a peaceful retreat for visitors.

Departure & Return Location

Marrakech/ Marrakech

Departure Time


Marrakech to Agafay Desert Day Tour Highlights:

  • Scenic drive through picturesque Moroccan countryside
  • Stop at a traditional Berber village en route
  • Opportunity to learn about Berber culture and customs
  • Enjoy mint tea and snacks with a local Berber family
  • Explore the desert’s arid beauty, characterized by rolling hills and open plains
  • Experience a traditional camel ride across the desert.

Agafay Desert Day Tour from Marrakech Itinerary:

Day 1: Marrakech → Agafay → Marrakech

The Agafay Desert Day Tour from Marrakech begins with an early morning pick-up from your accommodation at 8:00 AM, followed by a scenic drive through the Moroccan countryside. Around 9:00 AM, you will stop at a traditional Berber village, where you’ll enjoy mint tea and snacks with a local family, learning about their culture and traditions. By 10:30 AM, you will arrive at the breathtaking Agafay Desert, characterized by its rocky terrain and expansive views. At 11:00 AM, embark on a traditional camel ride to fully experience the serene beauty of the desert, capturing memorable photos along the way.

Lunch is served at 12:30 PM in a picturesque desert setting, often in a Berber tent or local camp, featuring traditional Moroccan dishes like tagine, couscous, and fresh salads. For those seeking adventure, an optional quad biking or ATV ride is available at 2:00 PM, offering an exciting way to explore the desert’s terrain. Following the adventure, there is time for relaxation and leisure at 3:30 PM, where you can unwind and enjoy the tranquility of the Agafay Desert.

The tour concludes with a departure from the desert at 4:30 PM, returning to Marrakech with a scenic drive that ends around 6:00 PM. You will be dropped off at your accommodation, wrapping up a day filled with cultural insights, adventure, and relaxation in the Agafay Desert.

Marrakech Tour to Agafay Desert Prices Included:

Price Includes

  • Pick-up & Drop-off at your Hotel or Airport
  • Camel ride in the Sahara desert
  • A/C modern vehicle driven by an English/French speaking driver
  • Local guide English speaking guide in Essaouira

Price Excludes

  • Lunches & drinks.
  • Entrance fees to monuments
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Travel insurance

Agafay Desert Day Trip from Marrakech Photos:

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is the camel ride included in the tour price?

Yes, the camel ride is generally included in the tour price. This activity allows you to experience traditional desert travel and enjoy panoramic views of the Agafay Desert.

Can I skip the camel ride?

Yes, participation in the camel ride is optional. If you prefer not to ride a camel, you can relax and enjoy the desert scenery or participate in other activities offered by the tour.

Is the quad biking or ATV ride included?

Quad biking or ATV rides are usually optional and may not be included in the standard tour package. These activities often require an additional fee, which can be arranged in advance or on the day of the tour.

Is tipping expected?

Tipping is not mandatory but is appreciated for good service. It is customary to tip the tour guide and drivers a small amount as a gesture of gratitude. The amount can vary based on your satisfaction with the service provided.

How long is the Agafay Desert Day Tour from Marrakech?

The tour typically lasts around 10 hours. Departure from Marrakech is at 8:00 AM, and you return around 6:00 PM. This includes travel time, activities, and leisure periods.

How far is Agafay desert from Marrakech?

The Agafay Desert is located approximately 30 kilometers (about 19 miles) southwest of Marrakech. The drive typically takes around 45 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic and road conditions. This proximity makes it an ideal destination for a day trip from Marrakech, allowing visitors to experience the beauty and tranquility of the desert without extensive travel time.

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Calvin Haye

Family Traveller

I had an amazing experience with My Marrakech Desert Tour Travel Agency on the Agafay Desert Day Tour! The tour was impeccably organized, and our guide was both friendly and knowledgeable. From visiting a traditional Berber village to enjoying a camel ride through the breathtaking Agafay Desert, every moment was memorable. Lunch in the desert was delicious, and optional quad biking added an exciting twist to the adventure. I highly recommend My Marrakech Desert Tour Travel Agency for anyone looking to explore the beauty and culture of Morocco’s desert landscapes!

March 14, 2024
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