Tours and Tickets

Agafay Desert , Atlas Mountains and Berber Villages Day Trip from Marrakech provided by Arib Voyages Day Tours

Agafay Desert , Atlas Mountains and Berber Villages Day Trip from Marrakech

Agafay Desert , Atlas Mountains and Berber Villages Day Trip from Marrakech
5
Book in advance
from ₹ 7,203.77 per adult
Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
About
Discover stone desert, tranquil orchards, and, at many times of year, snowcapped mountains on this intimate tour, with lunch in a Berber home. Leave 4WD driving to your guide and explore the Agafay Desert, Lac Lalla Takerkoust lake, and the Atlas Mountains valleys of Sidi Fares and Asni. Numbers are capped at just four travelers, giving your group the flexibility to opt for markets, hikes, or even water sports.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 18h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, English, French
Know before you go
  • Duration: 18h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
Arabic, English, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Explore the Agafay Desert and Atlas Mountains in a group no larger than four
Four-wheel drive vehicle gives access to less-visited Sidi Fares valley
Lunch with a Berber family provides insights into local culture
Skip the stress with air-conditioned transfers from central Marrakech hotels
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 60089P2
Call 000-0800-100-6999
Important information
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by air-conditioned 4WD with an English speaking experienced guide/driver • Lunch in a Berber family house The food will be homemade : tomato salad or soup , Berber chicken tajine , couscous and fruits for dessert , mint tea and water • Local taxes • Fuel included • Small-group tour • Drinks water and mint tea • Lunch • Bottled water • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
Gratuities (optional • Soft Drinks Coca , orange • Camel ride (optional ) (10 euros extra) you pay it directly to the camel owners • Quad bike Not included (optional
Duration
18h
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
8.30 am to 9am the Pick up from your hotel . Departure Point Hotels and Riads located in central Marrakech If you are staying inside the Medina, your pickup will be at the closest point accessible to vehicles.
Airports:
Menara Airport, Marrakech Morocco
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Inclusions
Hotel pickup and drop-off • Transport by air-conditioned 4WD with an English speaking experienced guide/driver • Lunch in a Berber family house The food will be homemade : tomato salad or soup , Berber chicken tajine , couscous and fruits for dessert , mint tea and water • Local taxes • Fuel included • Small-group tour • Drinks water and mint tea • Lunch • Bottled water • Coffee and/or Tea
Exclusions
Gratuities (optional • Soft Drinks Coca , orange • Camel ride (optional ) (10 euros extra) you pay it directly to the camel owners • Quad bike Not included (optional
Departure details
Traveller pickup is offered.
8.30 am to 9am the Pick up from your hotel . Departure Point Hotels and Riads located in central Marrakech If you are staying inside the Medina, your pickup will be at the closest point accessible to vehicles.
Airports:
Menara Airport, Marrakech Morocco
Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
18h
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Infant seats available
Not wheelchair accessible
A minimum of two people are required for this tour to operate. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there is only one person booked onto the tour. In the event of this occurring, you will be offered an alternative or full refund
Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult
Operated by a multi-lingual guide
Short hike in nice open area before lunch or after , for about 30 min or more (optional )
Visit Weekly local market ( possible only Saturday Sunday and Tuesday ) (optional )
Small-group tour
A conservative dress code is recommended in Morocco. Men and women should keep their upper body (especially shoulders, chest and midriff) as well as their knees covered at all times as a sign of respect to the local culture. Wearing shorts is not recommended
Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
Service animals allowed
Not recommended for pregnant travellers
No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
Most travellers can participate
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll get picked up
    See Important Information for details
  • 1
    Arib Voyages Day Tours
    Stop: 9 hours
    This is a splendid trip during which you will discover the most diverse and spectacular landscapes. Your guide will pick you up at 9am at your accommodation place. Your 4x4 Day Trip drives you past lush vegetation, olive and orange orchards and the occasional village. Off the tarmac and onto off road, the scenery is completely different - barren light brown plateaux, a true stone desert. The locals call it Agafay desert: this might as well be the Sahara as the feeling of solitude. For all those who haven’t got sufficient time in Morocco for a Sahara desert tour, all the way south then the Agafay desert is the best thing to do instead, the Agafay desert is not a Sand desert – but more sandstone and earthen plateau, traditional mud-built villages, dusty riverbeds are interspersed with spectacular sumptuous pasture and vegetation in springtime. There we can sample a tea with the locals or experience trekking by camel. Later, we will drive further off-road passing by Lalla Takerkoust lake built as a dam which is in fact a hydro-electricity reservoir , and great spot for tea break also with a superb view over the lake and for those looking for a rush of adrenaline, quad biking or jet skiing can be arranged locally , and If you wish it, we will have time to get out of the 4X4 and walk for a while along the tracks. After the lake, our itinerary takes us up into the Atlas Mountains. Kik Plateau is 1800 meters high and offers spectacular 360 degrees views and, in the spring, a marvellous spread of alpine flowers. Scattered Berber hamlets greet the view and it feels like you travelled back in time. On the other side of the plateau, there is the Asni Valley in the heart of this lush area covered with apple, cherry and plum orchards sending out their harvest into the city. A nice Berber market is held on every Saturday where producers bring fruit, vegetables and livestock to sell. If you are interested in seeing a Berber souk, almost every village has one on a specific day of the week. We will continue to climb upwards until you leave the main road at an altitude of over 2000 meters with views to the Mount Toubkal: the highest peak in Northern Africa culminating at 4167 meters, and often snowcapped . Then we will follow an ancient, partly paved Berber track to reach the Sidi Fares valley an authentic area famous for apple trees, here you will have LUNCH in a Berber house in a village overlooking the Atlas Mountains. The food will be homemade and organic: tomato salad, chicken tagine, couscous and fruits. After lunch we will head off back to Marrakech, crossing the Sidi Fares valley small villages with their mud- brick adobe houses, stacked into the hillside or lining the water course shaded by the apple grove. The river gives place to the canyons and the local Berber granary towers over the landscape. Past Tahnaoute, the tarmac road follows its course among olive or orange orchards to reach Marrakech by afternoon.
    Read more
+
Popular mentions

5.0
71 reviews
Excellent
69
Very good
2
Average
0
Poor
0
Terrible
0

PattyVA
Northern Virginia, VA127 contributions
Wonderful day trip to experinence Moroccan culture
Mar 2020
I can't recommend this day trip enough. Mohktar and his two colleagues took our yoga group for the day into the amazing dessert and the Atlas Mountains where we rode camels, had tea in a tent high in the mountains and then for an amazing lunch at a traditional Berber home, the highlight of the day. The autheticity of this experience is unmatched. Our guides were incredibly personable and friendly. I'd definitely recommend should you find yourself in Marrakech.
Written 29 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Thomas B
15 contributions
Our highlight and warmest recommendation!
Feb 2020
This was our first experience with a guided day tour ever. Despite initial scepticism we can now say in retrospect that this tour was our highlight of the Marrakech holiday. Everything went smoothly! Our very nice, polite and courteous guide responded to every wish. Stopped as soon as he noticed that one wanted to take pictures. Explained the life of the Berbers and let us participate. We ate our best tajine of the holiday at a Berber family, where we had our lunch break. During the meal we had a beautiful view of the mountains and could rest in the sun.
All in all this day trip is worth every cent! One travels at most with three fellow travellers in a comfortable jeep, gets the best Taijine ever and a quite private and authentic insight into the Berber culture and the beautiful country Morocco.
Note: Please remember to bring enough tips. In my opinion it is a sign of appreciation and respect for the families/people/guides who make a great effort to make your day unforgettable!
Written 26 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Susanna B
1 contribution
Amaaaazing, wonderful, and beautiful experience
Mar 2020
It was an amazing trip with guide Mohktar that we did with the group from Yoga Escape. A fantastic day to come in the beautiful desert of Marocco and experience the desert with camel ride. Just was so peaceful and beautful being on the camel and to see the vast land of marocco. To arrive and have tea in the tents. The trip then went to a berber village where we had wonderful view with very tasty tagine.
A mindful walk to end it all and sooo peaceful. I miss the camel ride and would like to go for longer next time. Thank you Mokhtar *
Written 14 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

21Nicki
London, UK6 contributions
Great day out
Mar 2020 • Friends
Excellent trip to desert and mountains including camel ride and lunch in a traditional Berber home. A great day out!
Written 12 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

YogaEscapes
London, UK39 contributions
Thank you for another fantastic trip!
Mar 2020
Mohktar and his team took our yoga group on a wonderful day trip to the Agafay desert with camel riding, tea under a tent, a visit to a lake, and a delicious lunch at a Berber family home in the most magnificent setting. This is the third year in a row that Arib Voyages hosts our yoga group on this day trip and I can't recommend it enough. They are professional, knowledgable, kind, and welcoming. A highlight of our week! Thank you Mohktar and team!
Written 12 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

filippi1234
16 contributions
An unforgettable experience
Feb 2020 • Couples
Don‘t hesitate to book this tour. It was amazing! Our guide Lamin was so friendly and helpful. The trip took us through amazing landscapes and we had tea and bread with the locals (with olive oil and honey - it was so delicious!!). However, our highlight was lunch at a traditional Berber house. It was the best food we had in Morocco! :)
Written 3 March 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

203Kelly2020
Antrim, UK15 contributions
Agafay desert and Atlas mountains
Right from meeting our guide we knew this was going to be a great day. Abdullah was so friendly and easy to chat to. He answered all of our questions. Nothing was too much bother. Vehicle was very comfortable Trip was at a good pace with plenty of stops. The lunch in the Berber village was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed the trip through the desert and out to the mountains. Would really recommend! We thoroughly enjoyed our day trip.
Written 20 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Jamesgreen21
Hemel Hempstead, UK12 contributions
An amazing day
It was an amazing trip from start to finish. Our driver and guide, Lamin, was an absolute gem. He was so friendly an couldn’t do enough for you, stopping where ever we wanted to take photo or look around. The agafay dessert had unbelievable views as did the Atlas Mountains, all very picturesque. We stopped at a small house in a Berber village where we broke bread with the family, eating amazing traditionally cooked tagine with yet more spectacular views. As it was only the two of us with the guide it was very personalised and we learnt about where Lamin came from and his family which added to the experience.

Overall, a must when visiting Morocco
Written 1 February 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Petya Kamburova
5 contributions
Lovely experience!
Jan 2020 • Friends
Our guide, Momo, was splendid and made us feel welcomed and most importantly, like locals, during the whole day. The trip includes driving through various beautiful landscapes (desert, lake, valley, mountains), visiting a local market (on Saturdays) and a lovely lunch at a traditional Berber’s house up in the mountains - words won’t do justice how delicious the food was, how kind the people were ans how beautiful the views were. I’d recommend booking this trip as it’s well-organised, informative, fun and will give you more context of both Marrakesh & Morocco. 🐪 riding* through the desert is optional, could be added to the trip, which also one of the highlights for me.❤️🌴

* When I interact with animals during travels, I always try to read a bit more about their treatment, so just keep in mind the following, regardless you decide to book camel riding as part of this trip or another experience in Morocco:
-It seems that riding through the desert is the most ethical way to ride camels, as it’s their natural habitat.
-Nomad life has changed over the centuries and camels are not as widely-used nowadays. This could make them redundant, so animal-lovers & tourists wanting to interact with them (ride them) can actually make sure the animal is “useful” and well-looked after.
-Make sure you tip well the care-taker
-Make sure the animal looks healthy, calm and is not being forced in any violent way
-On avg, a camel can carry 150 kg max
Written 26 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Mili G
10 contributions
An array of fascinating landscapes all in one day
Jan 2020 • Couples
We really enjoyed our tour with Arib Voyages; it was lovely to leave the city of Marrakech behind for a day and explore another side of Morocco. Our guide Momo was great - very friendly, knowledgeable (and a great photographer, too) and pleasant to have around. He first took us to the Agafay desert and a prototypical (deserted) desert village, and then we continued the trip to the mountains, stopping on the way for a traditional Berber market and many breathtaking mountain views. The authentic lunch at a Berber family's home was wonderful - the food was delicious and the setting amazing: a sunny terrace facing the mountains. The drive was very comfortable and Momo drove really well. We had a fantastic day and certainly recommend this trip!
Written 20 January 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Showing results 1-10 of 50
About the operator

Don’t take it from us – here’s what people have to say about this operator.

By: Arib Voyages Day Tours
Potest
Potest
00
a fantastic trip to the mountains
We booked online via Tripadvisor. We just inputted the Riad that we were staying in and its contact details and ou
Petkel0000
Petkel0000
00
Excellent day trip
Just the two of us with the Driver/Guide in a Toyota 4WD. Excellent trip, the 3 valleys are very different and the
Andiijayne
Andiijayne
00
We had 2 separate trips and would definitely recommend these guys
We had 2 fabulous trips with These guys. They speak multiple languages which is amazing and very much appreciated.
kevincQ6075FO
kevincQ6075FO
00
Great adventure - great guide
We had an amazing tour with Mukta and enjoyed a lovely meal with a Berber family 2000m up the Atlas Mountains, we t
266aliciac
266aliciac
00
Excellent and authentic tour
Our driver and guide was Muktar. He was very friendly and knowledgable about Morocco - and an excellent driver. W
samayaa2019
samayaa2019
00
Visit to Atlas mountains
We had the tour guide Lameen, who was really friendly and knowledgeable. He was a good driver on the windy roads an
I2743HZpavelk
I2743HZpavelk
00
"FANTASTIC DAY OUT OF MARRAKECH"
Our family of three had a great trip, our guide (Mohamed) was excellent. He understood English very well and he co
uncleG83
uncleG83
00
21 day trip around Morroco with Arib Voyages, arranged by Bachir
Our Group of six spent 21 days being shown the most wonderful sights by Momo ( we covered 3500 km). Momo met us at
428SarahH
428SarahH
00
Fantastic Tour!!
We had an amasing day out. Our guide Abdellah , who is a very warm and a true gentleman as he guided us through out
Laura P
Laura P
00
Must do in Marrakech
We really enjoyed our day trip to the Atlas mountains. Highlights were the Argan Oil collective and the lunch with
samanthak774
samanthak774
00
Great day out!
My son and I had a fabulous day trip to the Atlas Mountains and Three Valleys. Mohammed was very polite, friendly
davidgZ7795YZ
davidgZ7795YZ
00
The best part of our trip
We (two Adults and two toddlers) really enjoyed our trip with Lamine (Excuse my spelling) e picked us up in a clean
Happiness611686
Happiness611686
00
A great experience with children
We had a great day with Mohammed as our guide--a great 4x4 LandRover (the children v impressed!). Whilst starting t
shoesandkittens
shoesandkittens
00
Fantastic Experience
We were interested in finding out more about Morocco away form the normal tourist routes. Our guide, Mohammed, was
Dianaplusone
Dianaplusone
00
A brilliant day-trip
My daughter and I took this day trip with Mohammed. It was quite simply one of the best holiday trips I've ever tak
Frequently Asked Questions about Agafay Desert , Atlas Mountains and Berber Villages Day Trip from Marrakech