Best Agafay Desert Day Trip from Marrakech - 1 Day

Key Features
Tour Name: Day Trip to Agafay Desert from Marrakech
Tour Type: Day Trip
Duration: One day
Departure: Daily
Availability: Everyday
Starting Point: Marrakech
Ending Point: Marrakech
Tour Highlights
Visiting Places: Marrakech, Agafay, Lalla Takerkoust.
Key attractions: Desert of Agafay, Camel Ride, Quad biking or Buggy excursions, Dam of Lalla Takerkoust, The foothills of the Atlas Mountains, Typical and traditional lunch under the tent with mint tea.
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The best of Agafay: Day Trip from Marrakech to Agafay Desert

The best of Agafay: Day Trip from Marrakech to Agafay Desert

Overview: of Agafay Desert Day Trip from Marrakech

Agafay Desert is located 40 kilometers southwest of Marrakech, the drive will take us about 1 hour without stops. On your day trip to the Agafay desert from Marrakech, you'll have the opportunity to explore amazing desert stone landscapes, and you'll immerse yourself in the tranquility of the desert.

This trip provides a bit of everything, from adventures to amazing mountainous landscapes and great food in a traditional Berber setting. Agafay desert day tour program includes the experience of camel rides, quad bike or buggy excursions, tasty lunch in the most charming spot in the Agafay desert.

After finishing, the activities of the Agafay desert we'll go to explore nature in the Dam of Lalla Takerkoust, it's a great spot to take a break, and also jet skiing can be arranged locally. Then finally, explore and discover the foothills of the Atlas Mountains on your way back to Marrakech.

Keep in mind that the Agafay Desert is quite tasteless compared to the most popular experience of the Sahara Desert in the Erg Chebbi Sahara or the Erg Chigaga Desert.
We hope you enjoy our Agafay Desert Day Trip From Marrakech.

Tour Itinerary: A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

Day Trip: Marrakech - Agafay Desert - Lalla Takerkoust - Marrakech

Our Agafay desert tour from Marrakech starts at 8:00 AM from your accommodation in Marrakech. About an hour's drive from Marrakech lies Agafay Desert. A rocky, hilly barren and sandstone ground at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains.

This destination is ideal for people who don't have a lot of time in Marrakech and can't go all the way to the sandy dunes. Day trip from Marrakech to Agafay Desert will allow you to enjoy the tranquility of the countryside, Lake Takerkoust, and the Agafay desert.

Upon arrival at Agafay, you will try the activity of quad biking or buggy over the desert. After adventuring on Quad ATV, Lunch will be served inside the tent or outside overlooking the hills and the mountains.

After relaxing, start a new adventure on camels to stroll the desert and enjoy the scenery and beautiful landscapes of the vast desert. After finish, the activities of the Agafay desert we'll go to explore nature in the Dam of Lalla Takerkoust, it's a great spot to take a break, and also jet skiing can be arranged locally.

Then you will have the opportunity to visit the village of Tahnaout. Then finally, explore and discover the foothills of the Atlas Mountains on your way back to Marrakech. After enjoying your time at Agafay desert and Dam of Lalla Takerkoust, you'll finally head back to Marrakech to be safely dropped back off at your accommodation.

Our excursion from Marrakech to Agafay Desert & High Atlas Mountains ends with your return to Marrakech.

Driving distance Approximately 124 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 2 hr 42 min (without stops)


Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.

Tour Map: Here's a map of your travel route.

What's Included: Don't worry, we've got this covered.

Prices Included

  • Pick you up from your accommodation;
  • Drop you off at your accommodation;
  • Tour Commentary;
  • Transport by private vehicle with A/C;
  • Experienced English - Spanish - French speaking guide/driver;
  • Fuel;
  • Camel ride (Camel per person);
  • Quad per person or 2 Max;
  • Safety helmet & goggles;
  • Accompanying guide;
  • Confirmation at time of booking;
  • Plus many surprises stops on the way.

Prices Not Included

  • Flights to/from Morocco;
  • Meals and beverages;
  • Entrance fees;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Tips & Personal expenses.
  • Anything not mentioned in the program.


  • Children's must be accompanied by an adult.

What to take on your Morocco Tour?

We strongly recommend using TSA-approved luggage locks on your bags and hand carry valuables on the plane.

Many of our trips require us to move our base several times, so we recommend that you pack as lightly as possible. There will not always be someone available to help you carry your bags so you should only bring as much as you can carry on your own.

We suggest that you bring the following items:

Clothing & Equipment
  • Season-specific casual clothes (men and women should always dress modestly out of respect for the culture they are visiting- no tank tops, low cut tops, or short shorts. It is not necessary to wear a headscarf.)
  • Hiking clothes and shoes (NOTE: They can get quite dirty/dusty).
  • Bathing suit.
  • A pair of comfortable walking shoes.
  • A light jacket/windbreaker (NOTE: It can be very windy in Essaouira).
  • A warm jacket (NOTE: It can be quite cold in the High Atlas Mountains from November to March. Please pack appropriately for cold, winter evenings.).
  • Power adaptor for 220v, 50 Hz (outlets are two-prong rounded).
  • Toiletries.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat.
  • First-aid kit with lip balm, aspirin, band-aids, cream for sore muscles (e.g. deep heat), Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, any extra prescription drugs you may be taking.
Travel Documents
  • Passport (with photocopies).
  • Travel insurance (with photocopies).
  • Airline tickets (with photocopies).
  • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required.
  • Credit and/or debit card and/or cash (MasterCard and Visa are the most commonly used; American Express and Maestro cards are difficult to use in Morocco.)
  • This document, printed.

In order to protect against any unforeseen circumstances, it is advisable to purchase adequate insurance before your date of departure. Coverage should include baggage damage or loss, flight delays or cancellations, etc. We recommend .

Free cancellation

FREE! If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of most activities, you will receive a complete refund if you paid all the price.

Tourism Transport in Morocco - Our Cars

It's our goal to make memories that last a lifetime when you visit Morocco. That is we only offer the best at our disposal.

Our vehicles are fully-equipped for your comfort and adventure. Air conditioned and comfortable, these rugged vehicles are built for the road. Our cars have 6 seats. They're clean. The fleet includes the Toyota Prado TX, Toyota Prado VX, and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.

Our drivers are connoisseurs of their regions. No one knows Morocco better than them. When they bring you on your journey, it will feel like travelling with a trusted friend.

For groups ranging from 7 to 17 in size, we offer minibusses and minivans such as the Hyundai H-1 Minivan, Mercedes Minibus's, and the Mercedes Vito.

Feel free to travel with our guide by your own vehicle, if you have one. Or use our 4-wheeled-drive. The choice is always yours.

Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado TX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado VX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Mercedes-Benz Vito

  • Capacity: 7/8 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.

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