Agafay Desert and Atlas Mountains Day-Trip with Lunch

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Marrakech and take in the stunning scenery of the Agafay Desert and the Atlas Mountains. Discover the vibrant Berber culture in the mountainside communities, such as Imlii, Tahnaout and Tamatart. Relish the exquisite traditional Moroccan meal.
Mini group
9 hours
Group size up to 10 persons
Mobile ticket
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What is included in activity
Pickup and drop-off service
Bilingual guide
Traditional lunch
Mint tea, coffee, and water
Camel or horse ride
What is not included
Mule ride (optional)

Take an unforgettable guided scenic day trip to the Atlas Mountains to learn more about Berber culture. Take a camel or horse ride through the Imlil Valley's villages, see beautiful scenery, and get to know the locals.

Meet your helpful local guide, who lives in one of the nearby Berber villages, at pickup to begin your day. As you hike between villages on your way to the Atlas Mountains, your guide will tell you about the Berber people's rich culture and history.

Arrive in Tahnaout and pay a visit to an argan oil cooperative run by women. Find out how the famous Moroccan argan oil products are made by pressing the nut.

Get a warm greeting in Imlil with a glass of mint tea prior to going past staggering cascades and little Berber settlements. Take a break in Tamatert to admire the views of ancient terraced fields that have been irrigated and are surrounded by cherry and walnut trees.

In Ait Souka, a Berber family's home is where you can feast on a traditional Moroccan meal. From a sun-drenched rooftop terrace, unwind while taking in the picturesque views of the valley.

After some time to rest, get in your car and drive through the picturesque Kik Plateau, which offers stunning 360-degree views. As you travel through stone desert, barren light brown plateaus, oases, and rolling hills, take in the majestic High Atlas Mountains.

You can take an optional camel or horse ride in the Agafay Desert to take in the tranquil setting. Or, before returning to Marrakech, simply unwind with a cup of Moroccan mint tea for the ideal way to end the day.

Important information:

  • The tour requires a moderate amount of walking on uneven ground, either uphill and downhill
  • The market is only open on Tuesdays and Saturdays
  • This is a group tour with an English-speaking guide. It includes a horse or camel ride. The animals can possibly carry up to 120 kg, i.e. 1 person at a time
  • Be sure to choose the option including a camel ride in case you want to experience this activity
  • Special dietary restrictions will be satisfied as best and precise as possible
  • To increase the comfort of the tour participants, the order of the schedule may be changed on the very day of your tour to ensure that not all tour groups turn up to the same location at one time

What to bring:

  • Sunscreen
  • Weather-appropriate clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Comfortable shoes

Not suitable for:

  • People with mobility impairments
  • Pregnant women
  • Children under 2 years
in a mini-group
Small group
There will be a maximum of 10 members in the group with you
More benefit
It will cost less than an individual one, but will pass in the same comfort
Guide near
In a small group, you will get more attention from the guide
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Adult (Age 16-99)
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Children (Age 4-15)
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Infant (Age 3 and younger)
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For any payment method you must book a ticket through the booking form below and receive confirmation by e-mail and (or) SMS.
What places you will see

• Atlas Mountains
• Kik Plateau
• Agafay Desert

Activity book period
You can book tour up to 6 hours in advance.
Languages in what activity is performed
Directions to meet your guide


How long your tour will be
9 hrs
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Reviews by travellers
4.9 out of 5
1123 reviews
Barta K.
My wife and I had Rachid Mazik as a guide, and he was truly wonderful. At first we were a little nervous as we weren’t sure about the details of the day (we don’t do these group day trip things usually). Rachid was great to ask any question, he explained everything kindly, and gave a real glimpse of village life. To be clear, the village is his own village, with his own family, and we visited his own house. It was a truly special experience and I feel very lucky to have been a part of it. Rachid taught us lots about how village life works and made sure we were always having fun and, importantly, frequently checked that we were safe and okay. Great guide, great tour, highly recommend.
3 days ago
Younes I.
This tour was absolutely fantastic from start to finish. Our tour guide Rachid Mazik was very helpful, friendly, informative and even invited us into his home in the village of Imlil for some lovely tea The day started off seeing how Argan oil is made. Then going to the villages towards the Atlas Mountains where the scenery was spectacular. There is even a waterfall that is well worth the trek. The camel ride at the end was also a pleasant experience. Highly recommend this tour. For £30, you cannot go wrong.
5 days ago
Iyas A.
An amazing full day tour and you see lots of different scenery.. our guide Said was amazing, really friendly, knowledgeable and interactive. You also felt like you have met a real authentic, local person from the mountains. With great local knowledge!! I highly recommend this tour to anyone!!
10 days ago
Ridouane E.
A good tour with interesting stops on the way to the mountains, loved the camel ride, a good length of time and the guides took good photos. Good Moroccan food throughout. Flexible pick up location based on your accommodation. Very friendly and knowledgeable driver.
11 days ago
Nagy K.
Romerro was a fantastic guide who was genuinely invested in the sites that we visited and making sure that everyone enjoyed themselves. He was so kind and accommodating to all, making us feel welcome and cared for, even though we only met him for the day. Great sites, history throughout and well worth the day. Couldn’t recommend more.
12 days ago
Hamas B.
By far my favourite thing I did in Morocco, our guide Abdul was absolutely brilliant. He is a local Berber from a village in the Imlil valley and he gave brilliant and valuable insights into the life of his people all whilst speaking 5 different languages impeccably. The women's argan oil cooperative was fascinating and learning about your each village and their quirks was really beautiful. Shukran Abdul, you're the best habibi.
14 days ago
Molnár V.
i booked this excursion for my and my parents. We had a lovely funny driver calles Azilall who picked us up and dropped us back to our hotel in the Palmire, he kept us awake and lively. We then met Abdul our guide who was very knowledgeable and kind. My mother found it a little hard walking up and down the hills and mountains but he helped her a lot along with everyone else. You get many photo op moments and long with good food tasting. Just a heads up, the last part is and very steep, hour long hike up a mountain, which me and my mother opted out from but my father gave it a go. After hearing everyone's experience rewarding as the view may have been it can be challenging for some. However overall I would definitely recommend this excursion to everyone who goes to Marrakech.
14 days ago
Balog N.
We had an excellent day trip out with Abdul our guide. Ready for the trip our collection was delayed slightly but Abdul kept in contact to ensure we knew they were on their way (I can’t remember the drivers name). Turns out I’m terrified of camels but Abdul made sure that I was comfortable and able to swap to a camel that was more serene. This was really appreciated. The tour around the Imlil was really interesting as local knowledge was amazing. The lunch provided was plentiful and far too much for 2 people to eat. Overall the trip was made amazing by such a good tour guide, full of interesting facts and no question was ignored. Abdul was also keen to learn more about those taking the trip - now he just needs to remember that ‘Ey Up’ is a Yorkshire way of saying hello! Thanks Abdul (and Ahmed) for great communications and a wonderful trip - highly recommended.
20 days ago
Bálint K.
This was a great trip for us as a family of 4 with two teenage girls. Our guide, Romerro, was kind, knowledgeable and it was a pleasure to visit his house in the High Atlas Mountains. Well organised and well planned trip where we felt safe at all times. Lots to see and very tasty lunch. Excellent choice if you want to see a real contrast to the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh. Pick up drop off also well arranged.
24 days ago
Mezei M.
We had an excellent time with our guide Marwan in the Atlas mountains and desert. He kept us laughing throughout the trip and answered all our questions. Lunch was included and they make sure to accommodate different dietary options (vegetarian, etc). Would highly recommend to anyone wanting to spend some time away from Marrakech and in the surrounding nature.
25 days ago
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