Agafay Desert Day Trip - Explore Morocco's Hidden Gem

Agafay Desert day trip offers an unbeatable blend of adventure, culture, and natural beauty. With its proximity to Marrakech, it’s a convenient escape that shouldn’t be missed. So, are you ready to embark on an unforgettable journey through the Agafay Desert?

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one day excursion

Agafay Desert Day Trip

Begin your day trip to the Agafay Desert,  is the closest desert to Marrakech. This hilly and barren landscape rests in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains. It serves as a thrilling playground for quad bikers and buggy enthusiasts, all set against the backdrop of often snow-capped peaks.

Afterward, take a break for tea at Lake Takerkoust. This lake is a popular weekend retreat for Marrakchi residents seeking relaxation away from the city. Activities like boating, swimming, and sailing are widely enjoyed here.

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and immerse yourself in the serenity of the desert and countryside on this day trip to Takerkoust Lake and the Agafay Desert. We picked up you from your accommodation at 9:00 am and transported to the west of Marrakech.

The route is shaded by lush vegetation, featuring olive and orange orchards, and occasionally passes through the charming village of Ait Imour. From there, we will venture off-road, traversing a diverse landscape that includes stone deserts, barren light brown plateaus, Bedouin villages, oases, and finally, high hills with panoramic views of the High Atlas Mountains.

Following a visit to a traditional olive oil press, you'll descend amidst olive trees and terraced fields to the only house next to the Nfis River. From there, your journey will continue to Ouiragan, passing through forests and traditional salt pools before reaching Asni, a small town (known for its Saturday market) that offers a captivating view of Toubkal, the highest peak in North Africa. Afterward, you'll pass through Moulay Brahim gorges, Ghighaya valley, and Tahanouete before returning to Marrakech.


Agafay Desert , Lake and Atlas Mountains see all in just one day, a wounderful journey across Agafay Desert, berber villages and the Atlas Mountains in a day and a refreshing stop off at Takerkoust Dam! Take a walk or ride a mule or a camel across the breathetaking sceneries. During our Marrakech day trip you have the chance to visit a local Berber house to experience the berber life.