Private Agafay Desert and Azzaden Valley Day Trip
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On this exciting day trip, you’ll travel by 4×4 on an off-the-beaten-track Atlas circuit of scenic contrasts and experiences. From Marrakesh, your first adventure will be at Agafay, the closest desert to Marrakesh. A hilly barren landscape in the foothills of the Atlas, the Agafay Desert is a playground for quad bikers and buggy enthusiasts with a backdrop of often snow-capped peaks. Next you’ll pause for tea at Lake Takerkoust, a popular weekend recreational lake. Boating, swimming and sailing are popular activities here. From lake to mountains, we head higher into the Atlas to the regional Berber town of Amizmiz. If you visit on a Tuesday, you’ll witness one of the most traditional and exotic weekly markets in the Atlas mountains. Next we follow a little-used mountain road to the village of Marigha from where we head off-road for 6 km following the Azzaden Valley to Tassa Ouirgane village and Toubkal National Park. Lunch is a leisurely local affair, taken on the terrace of a Berber house, enjoying a home-cooked three-course meal of Moroccan salad, couscous with lamb or perhaps a tasty vegetable tagine, fresh seasonal fruits and tea. After lunch, you have time to discover Tassa Ouirgane village and gaze at the beautiful view of the Azzaden Valley and Takerkhort Wildlife Reserve, which dominate the horizon. There’s lots of opportunity for taking photos on this trip, so don’t forget your camera!
08:30 Depart Marrakesh to explore Agafay and Lake Takerkoust
10:00 Tea on shore of Lake Takerkoust
11:30 Reach Amizmiz and drive mountain route east
13:00 Arrive Marigha. Head off-road up the Azzaden Valley
13:30 Reach Tassa Ouirgane. Lunch, then explore village and relax
16:30 Depart to Marrakesh via Asni and Tahanoute
18:00 Arrival back in Marrakesh
Highlights: Agafay, Lake Takerkoust, Tassa Ouirgane Village, Azzaden Valley, Takerkhort Wildlife Reserve.
Departure: daily. Includes: pick-up and drop-off, local guide, 4x4 vehicle transportation, traditional Berber lunch. Minimum 2 people.
With GetExperience since 2022
Important to know
Plans are subject to change, and sometimes unexpectedly. So you can cancel your event free of charge 24 hours before the start.
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