Day Trip To Agafay Desert From Marrakech

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Agafay Desert Day Trip from Marrakech

Take a private day trip from Marrakech to the Agafay desert and experience the beguiling desert beauty located an hour drive from Marrakech. Navigate through the Agafay desert’s pristine landscapes, accompanied by your expert driver guide, to enjoy an electrifying ride through vast desert tracks with high and deep lows.

Marrakech to Agafay Desert Day Tour Highlights

  • Journey through the dramatic landscapes of Agafay Desert on a 4x4
  • Enjoy a delicious Moroccan Tagine lunch under Bedouin tents
  • Learn about the Berbers culture and traditions
  • Ride camels across Agafay desert
  • Follow the path of dry rivers to Lalla Takerkoust lake.

Agafay Desert Day Tour from Marrakech Itinerary

  • Marrakech → Agafay Desert

    If you can only spare a day to get the feeling of the Moroccan desert landscapes and lifestyle, Agafay Desert day trip will be your best choice.
    Meet your driver/guide at your hotel and drive Southeast past orange, olive, and peach farms until you reach the moon-like arid hills of Agafay Desert.
    From here, you will drive off the beaten track across. As you proceed further, you find yourself surrounded by the rugged dunes and rocky scene of Agafay desert. Cross dry rivers, canyons, and oases. Drive past Berber villages and watch flocks of sheep passing by.
    After a cup of Mint tea, get ready for an hour camel trek followed by a delicious Moroccan Tagine lunch served under a nomad tent. You continue to Lalla Takerkoust Lake in the afternoon, located at the other end of the Agafay desert. This lake serves as a water reservoir supplying Marrakech with drinking water. On the horizon, you will witness the majesty of the High Atlas Mountains, full of snow most of the year.
    Late in the afternoon, we return to Marrakech, and your Agafay day trip will come to an end with drop off at your hotel.

Marrakech Tour to Agafay Desert Prices

Number of Participants: 1 2 3 4 5 6
Price per person: 155€ 95€ 75€ 65€ 60€ 55€
Number of Participants: Price per person:
1 155€
2 95€
3 75€
4 65€
5 60€
6 55€


  • Pick up from your Marrakech hotel or Riad.
  • A/C modern 4x4 driven by an English speaking driver / guide.
  • 1 hour camel ride.
  • Mint tea.
  • 3 course lunch with mineral water.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are there any sand dunes in Agafay Desert?

The Agafay Desert is a flat, rocky desert with dunes-like hills. There is no sand in the Agafay Desert.

Can I add a quad biking or buggies ride to my day trip to Agafay desert?

You can easily combine a day trip to Agafay desert with a quad biking or dunes buggy activity. Simply reach out to us, and we will be more than happy to help you plan your perfect day.

How far is Agafay desert from Marrakech?

Agafay Desert is 40km from Marrakech Via R 212. It can take up to 40 minutes to reach by car.

What to do in Agafay Desert?

The Agafay Desert is a unique and beautiful place to watch the sunset, go quad biking, and camel riding. You can also see Berber villages and get a firsthand experience of the locals’ lifestyle. This is an experience you won’t want to miss!

What is the Difference between Agafay and Sahara Desert?

The Agafay Desert is a popular alternative to the Sahara Desert because it can be explored in just one day. However, the Sahara Desert requires a minimum of three days to explore. Additionally, the Agafay Desert is not as sandy as the Sahara. Instead, it is rockier and more barren. However, you may find white sand dunes-like hills that will remind you of the Sahara Desert.

Are camels in Agafay Desert friendly?

Camels are social animals and usually will not attack humans. So you can ride them without fear. However, if you force them to do something they don’t want to, they may retaliate and cause you harm.

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Isabella Santos

Group Traveller

Our Marrakech to Agafay Desert day trip was fantastic. Hassan, our guide, was exceptional, adding so much insight and fun to the journey. The delicious lunch was a pleasant surprise, and the camel ride was a blast. The real highlight, though, was the adventurous quad bike experience – an absolute thrill. Hassan’s guidance truly made the trip unforgettable, creating a perfect balance of excitement and enjoyment in the mesmerizing desert landscape.

August 28, 2023

Calvin Hayes

Couple Traveller

Our tour guide was both knowledgeable and welcoming. We had a captivating day in the Agafay Desert, exploring a Berber village where we enjoyed a truly delightful lunch amidst breathtaking scenery. We even embarked on a short hike up a mountain to another village, accompanied by one of the local women. With numerous opportunities to capture great photos along the way, it was truly a fantastic day of adventure.

August 25, 2023

Matias Silva

Family Traveller

We embarked on an amazing day trip, with Massan as our cheerful driver who promptly picked us up from the hotel. We traveled comfortably in a clean, secure, air-conditioned Toyota land cruiser. Our destination was the Agafay desert, just an hour’s drive from Marrakech. We reached the desert’s highest point easily, offering us a marvelous view of the expansive desert and an adjacent village. The climb wasn’t challenging, making it accessible for all. Lunch was a delightful experience within a Berber village. Hassan truly stood out – he’s not only friendly and approachable, but also remarkably knowledgeable. He eagerly answered all our queries and shared an abundance of historical and cultural insights. At the end of the day, we returned to our hotel content, albeit a bit tired.

August 24, 2023

Mei Ling

Group Traveller

There were three of us on the trip to the Agafay Desert, led by our guide Abdel. He was a really friendly guide who took the time to explain everything and ensure that everything went smoothly for us. We had such a great experience that we’re already thinking about coming back for the Sahara tour. I would definitely recommend this tour to everyone.

August 21, 2023

Eliza Monroe

Couple Traveller

We had an amazing day excursion from Marrakech to the Agafay Desert with stunning views of the Atlas Mountains. The journey featured a brief camel ride and a truly tasty meal at a Berber family’s home. Our guide Lahcen made the experience enjoyable and informative, adding a warm and hospitable touch. The itinerary was well thought out by MDT, and their prompt responses during the booking stage were appreciated. I wholeheartedly suggest this company to others, and without a doubt, I’ll choose them again if I return to Morocco! Big thanks to MDT!

August 20, 2023
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