Day Trip from Marrakech to Agafay Desert

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One of the most magnificent day journeys from Marrakech is to the Agafay Desert and the Kik Plateau. On the most desired Agafay desert journey, you will see a beautiful Sahara between the Lalla Takerkoust lake in the east and the high mountains of the High Atlas in the west.

This intriguing tour displays some of Morocco’s incredible geographical diversity. Within a few hours of Marrakech’s desert metropolis, you’ll find wildflowers, woods, a spectacular lake, a rocky desert, and stunning mountains and valleys. The gorgeous countryside is an excellent backdrop for photographs. The goodwill of the people you meet along the way will improve every step of your journey.

Despite the Agafay Desert is covered in wheat, barley, and flowers during the spring and fall, it resembles a true desert when the dunes are flowing and the stunning panoramas of the high Atlas Mountains are concealed behind them. Agafay is particularly lovely in the spring, thanks to the abundance of wildflowers and other flora and fauna.

If you don’t have time to see the Sahara desert on your Moroccan vacation, there is a great day trip to Agafay desert from Marrakech.


Are you planning a Moroccan holiday but don’t have time to visit the Sahara desert? No worries! Our Sahara tour is an excellent day excursion from Marrakech that lets you escape the city’s hustle and bustle and enjoy the serenity of the desert and countryside.

Although time is limited in Marrakech, you can still experience the desert’s vastness and isolation by taking a quick detour to the “Marrakech Desert,” also known as Agafay. A driver will pick you up from your hotel or riad at nine in the morning and take you a short distance to Agafay.

The Agafay region is dry, stony, and lunar-like, offering unexpected and stunning views of the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains during the winter. While surrounded by this mineral world, you might encounter a few flocks of sheep searching for grass and herbs. In Agafay Desert luxury camp, you will be served a typical Moroccan lunch followed by a refreshing glass of famous Moroccan mint tea before embarking on a one-hour camel ride in this incredible desert location during sunset.

As you ride the camel, you will catch a breathtaking sunset and experience the essence of the desert vibe. Standing on the Kik Plateau’s grassy plain, which is almost treeless, you will feel as if you can see for miles. Spectacular views await around every turn, from the stunning valley below to the majestic High Atlas Mountains that you can see when you look in a different direction.

Take a moment to appreciate the peacefulness of a Berber village by turning your head in a different direction. You may even decide that you don’t want to leave this serene location! We will visit the man-made Lalla Takerkoust Lake, which supplies water to Marrakech. Marrakech’s annual replenishment of this lake is dependent on snowfall, and as the city is home to several motorways, swimming pools, and golf courses, water is in high demand.

We will then leave the unspoiled highlands and return to Marrakech, where your day trip to Agafay desert will conclude with a drop-off at your accommodation in the late evening. Experience the beauty and tranquility of the desert on this fantastic Sahara tour from Marrakech.


  • Enjoy an unforgettable journey from Marrakech to Agafay Desert Private
  • Transport with a Professional tour guide.
  • Travel across the Agafay Desert's breathtaking sceneries.
  • Discover the local culture and Berber traditions.
  • Tea break with a view of Lake Lalla Takerkoust
  • Take a camel ride through the Agafay desert
  • Taking beautiful photos of your camels with the sunset in the background
  • Driving across the Atlas Mountains


  • Pick-up and drop-off at your accommodations
  • Comfortable air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking driver


  • Breakfast
  • Dinners
  • Drinks
  • Fees
  • Accommodations

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Day Trip from Marrakech to Agafay Desert

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