You don’t have to journey to the Sahara for a Moroccan desert experience—the Agafay Desert is a desert oasis located just outside of Marrakech.
Only 40 minutes drive from Marrakech lies the desert of Agafay. It isn’t sand dunes like the Sahara. Yet layer after layer of rock dunes instills a similar feeling of remoteness. Of nothingness.
Day 1: Marrakech - Agafay
The magical desert of Agafay is located on the outskirts of Marrakech. It is an undeveloped landscape and the perfect place for a romantic and unforgettable night from Marrakech the red city if you do not have time to visit the dunes of Merzouga or Zagora Chegaga during your stay in Morocco. The Agafay Desert was colonized by nomads from the Sahara in the 18th century because it looked so much like their game.
In spring it is covered with wheat and flower, but in the months of summer and autumn, it looks like the real desert with its fluid and majestic views of the Atlas Mountains nestled right behind her.
Arrive in the Agafay desert which will be the starting point of an adrenaline experience with a quad bike ride and an unforgettable camel ride, in order to admire the magnificent sunset and spend an incredible night in a Berber bivouac with a typical dinner.
Day 2: Agafay Desert - Asni - Marrakech
Awake early to enjoy the sunrise, followed by a typical breakfast. After breakfast, you continue your journey eastwards and head for the Kik Plateau where you will stop for refreshments from a high vantage point, before then taking the road to the village of Moulay Brahim, with its famous holy shrine. Finally, the road descends into the market town of Asni at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. NB On Saturdays there is a lively local souk well worth stopping to visit to witness livestock trading, local produce, and authentic rural life. Passing through orchards of apple, cherry, and apricot trees you descend towards the agricultural plains of Marrakech to reach the city at around 6.00 p.m. after a thrilling mix of desert, mountains, lakes, and villages all within a one-day tour from Marrakech.
Included / Excluded
- Air-conditioned vehicles & Professional driver
- Gasoil & insurance
- Camel Rides
- overnight in camp with dinner and breakfast
- La taxe de promotion touristique
- Breaks for photos
- Our assistance