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Agafay Desert Trip from Marrakech

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    What to Expect
    Your driver will pick you up at 09am, Marrakech to Agafay Desert day trip will give you the chance to enjoy the tranquility of the countryside, Takerkoust Lake and Agafay Desert. The route is shaded by lush vegetation, olive and orange orchards and passes through the occasional village of Ait Imour from where we will go off road and driving through a completely different scenery of stone desert, barren light brown plateaux, Bedouin village, Oasis then high hills with panoramic views on the High Atlas. A few hours later small patches of green will start to show and not long after you will be back on the tarmac road side-lined by the old eucalyptus trees. You will arrive to the edge of the Lalla Takerkoust lake built as a dam where Marrakech gets its electricity from. Through small hills along the dam you will get to Nfis valley crossing Berber villages and arriving to a Berber family house. You can visit the house and have a lunch inside. After lunch your trip will continue to Ouiragan via the forest, traditional salt pools before getting to Asni, a small town (market on Saturdays) with a view on Toubkal the highest peak in North Africa. Then you will pass Moulay Brahim gorges, Ghighaya valley and Tahanouete before getting to Marrakech.

    There is an  OPTION to hike for 2 hours with Saida or Hamid and climbing for an hour to visit one of  Ouchefilen the oldest village in the foothill of the biggest forest of the Atlas Mountains.( you can hike for 2 hours up to 3hours and half), Following the visit of traditional olive oil presser you will descend between olive trees and terraced fields to the only one house next to Nfis river.

    The 3hours hike included visiting Ouchfilen village and Ardmen village. or climbing 250m to the old mines in the forest. enjoying landscape over Nifs valley, villages and Lala Takerkouste dam.

    If you are hiking, for more then 2 hours to you will go back to Marrakech via Lala Takerkouste and Tamslouhet.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick up from your hotel / riad or the closest parking lot
    Departure Time
    9am (if hiking more than 2hours 8am)
    Return Details
    Marrakech hotels
    • Lunch in a Berber House & a short guided walk in the village
    • Pick up / drop off at your hotel
    • Duration: from 9 am to approximately 5 pm.
    • English speaking Driver
    • Private transportation
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Camel ride
    • Quad bike
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Infant seats available
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    We had a great day trip, picked up promptly at our hotel by Jamal, our delightful driver, in a clean, safe, air-conditioned car. We visited the Agafay desert, about one hour outside of Marrakech. We climbed the highest point in the desert (not a difficult climb) for a
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    We were 3 people on this tour to the Agafay Desert with the Gide Ismael, really nice Gide, always explaining us everything and making sure everything was alright. I’m sure we’ll be back and do the tour to the Sahara. I recommend this tour to everyone.
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    We were 3 friends and went with a guide named Ismael and he showed us all of the villages and explained every detail. It was very cool to know the city, and ride the camel. Next time I need to do the 2/3 day trip to de desert.
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    We had a great day trip from Marrakech to Agafay Desert with views of the Atlas Mountains. It included a short camel ride and a delicious meal at the home of a Berber family. Our guide Mohammad was informative, fun and hospitable, and the trip was well planned by AST. The
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