Atlas mountains, Berber villages and Agafay desert day trip
Rely on a comfortable and safe 4WD with a professional driver for your memory making and experience the thrill of driving through the hills of the closest desert to Marrakech and discover yourself among breathtaking views of Agafay desert and splendid sceneries of the Atlas mountains
This is an amazing full day adventure that begins with the long serpentine trails of Agafay stony desert towards the majestic Atlas mountains passing by the big lake of Takrkoust and the massive plateau of Kik before getting to Molay Brahim valley where you shall leave the vehicle and ride the camels through the juniper forest for about 30 minutes. After the camel ride experience, you will across the Asni valley and head up to Sidi Fars or Ait mizane valley to get to one of the berber villages of the area for lunch.
During this adventure, you will combine between driving through paved road and off-road and between riding the camles and hikking through many Berber villages and green walnut fields
per adult from
7 to 9 hours
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Air-conditioned 4WD vehicle
- Camel ride
- Guided walk in the Atlas mountains
- Hotel pick up and drop off
- Mint tea
- Coffee and/or Tea
What's excluded :
- Personal expences
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Atlas Mountains
I am coming to meet you at your Riad/Hotel at 9am and start our day excursion towards the Atlas Mountains and its deep valleys, after a 30 kilometre drive to the south, we will make our first stop just before reaching our first valley of Asni to take pictures of the oldest berber village of Azrou . We will have the opportunity here to visit an argan cooperative to witness how the local women turn an Argan Nut into oil, whilst also enjoying a cup of fresh mint tea, peanut butter and local bread .
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Moulay Brahim, Moulay Brahim, Marrakech-Safi
The drive continues further into the Atlas valleys to reach an altitude of 1200m near the Moulay Brahim gorges where we will leave the car and ride the camels for about 30 minutes.
We will then make our way to the Ait Mizane valley; my home village where my family is waiting to welcome us with a fresh cup of mint tea before serving a 3 course meal ( salad, tagine and berber couscous) on an open terrace with an extremely wide view over the whole valley. Here you will have the opportunity to exchange the culture and learn about the basic lifestyle of the locals.
After lunch I will take you for a unique and scenic walk (1-3 hours) through the green fields and the typical berber villages to meet more of the local people who have been born and raised within the berber community. I will happily share my extensive knowledge of the Berber culture and heritage.
Duration: 1 hour
Stop At: Marrakech, Marrakech, Marrakech-Safi
After the walk,we will drive back to Marrakesh. The experience ends back in Marrakech at around 5pm.
On a Saturdays and Tuesdays, we will stop in Asni village or Tahanaout town and take you in a tour through the local weekly market , find your way through the crow of local berbers coming from all the surrounding villages for socialising, exchange goods and animals and buy fresh vegetables, fruits and all their needs.
Duration: 2 minutes
Departure Point :Argana, Jamâa el-fnna, Marrakech 40000, Morocco
Traveler pickup is offered
Café Argana in the main square of Jamaa el fna
Departure Time :8:30 AM
Return Detail :Returns to original departure point
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Bring confortable walking shoes and warm clothes in winter
- The tour is flexible
- Vegetarian and vigan options are available
- Infant seats available
- No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
- Most travelers can participate
- This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.