Learn about the closest desert to Marrakech and other nearby geographical features with our 1-day desert tour from Marrakech. With daily departures and the possibility of spending a night in a Berber tent. Starting at €55.<<Private and completely customizable>>
4×4 vehicle and private English-speaking driver for the entire tour.
A camel ride through the Agafay desert where you’re welcomed with tea as well bread with dipping oil.
Typical Berber lunch at home consisting of soup and tagine.
Drinks (soft drinks and bottled water cost around 20 Dirhams).
Cancellation insurance (available for purchase at reservation). See price and terms here.
Anything not specifically mentioned here as “included in the price”.
This is a private tour and the cost varies based on how many people are in your party (prices below are per person):
A minimum of two people is required for this tour.
Agafay is the closest desert to Marrakech, much more arid and rocky than Merzouga. It is a great option for those who want to visit a desert but only have one day’s time, or for those who want to enjoy a night in a Berber tent but want to be back the next day; It is also a good option for families who want to enjoy a night in tents in the desert without having to spend many hours on the road. For the rest, we recommend our 3-day desert excursion or, otherwise, the two-day excursion. Feel free to check out the pictures in the Agafay gallery attached.
One day private Marrakesh desert tour
Pick up at the hotel or riad in Marrakech at 9:00 in the morning. Then we leave for Agafay, arriving at approximately 10:00 in the morning.
There we are welcomed with tea, bread and oil, before our 45 minute camel ride through the Agafay desert.
Around 12:00 we get in our 4×4 again crossing the desert until we reach the Lalla Takerkoust lake, an unusual landscape surrounded by mountains that supplies water to this dry area of Morocco.
Our next stop along the way is the Plateau de Kik, a landscape dominated by a vast limestone plateau. Then we go up to the Berber village of Moulay Ibrahim, and later head down to Asni, where a Berber family welcomes us with a homemade meal of soup and tagine.
Then free time in Asni (if it is Saturday we can check out its peculiar market). Return to Marrakech crossing the Atlas Mountains and arrival at the accommodations in Marrakech at approximately 4:00pm.
Another interesting option is spending a night in a Berber tent. These are some of the advantages of this option:
More leisurely and complete excursion, also visiting the three valleys (Ourika, Asni and Sidi Fars).
Since we have all day, we arrive in Agafay at sunset time, and start our camel ride, ending with a night spent in a Berber tent, making the experience more immersive.
Spend a night in your own Berber tent with a private bathroom, including dinner and breakfast the next day in the camp.
We head back to Marrakech the morning of the next day (we let the driver know at what time, taking into account that we have to check out of the tent before 11:30 and that the ride from Agafay to Marrakech is about an hour).
All the advantages of the basic option are also included (lunch, camel ride, welcome tea with bread and oil, etc.)
The cost will also vary depending on the total number of travelers price indicated in the table per person for a double tent):
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Places we visit on this trip to the Agafay Desert:
Agafay, Lalla Takerkoust, Plateau de Kik, Asni, …
1 = one hour