The Sahara Tour in Morocco will not be possible with a short trip in Morocco. However, the Agafay desert is close to Marrakech and offers a similar feeling. The Day Trip to the Agafay Desert offers a day of relaxation in the rocky desert, with stunning views of the high-altitude High Atlas Mountains. You can also get a glimpse into Berber life in Berber villages.
This trip includes an hour of camel riding, driving off-road, a ride through the rocky hills. For those who love to ride a quad bike or buggies, you can Add this option to explore this beautiful setting faster.
Marrakech is a short stopover, and you cannot travel to the Saharan Sand Dunes in southern Morocco if time is limited. However, you can take a shorter but still enjoyable trip to Agafay in the “Marrakech desert” for a glimpse of the silence and emptiness of the desert.
Pick up at your hotel/riad for the short drive to Agafay, less than an hour of quad biking or camel riding depending on your choice.
Agafay’s area is rocky, dry, and moon-like. It offers spectacular views of the High Atlas Mountains in winter, snowcapped. The mineral universe is only disturbed by the passing of a few sheep on their way to find grass and herbs.
Enjoy a one-hour camel trekking, lunch or dinner, and camel ride experience in the Agafay Desert. It takes approximately an hour from Marrakech. You can also enjoy a traditional Moroccan lunch at an Agafay Desert luxury campsite. Have a famous Moroccan mint tea refreshing glass after the meal.
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Q: What should I wear for the day trip to the Agafay Desert?
A: It’s recommended to wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothing and sturdy shoes. The desert can be dusty, so it’s best to avoid wearing anything too fancy or delicate. You should also bring a hat and sunglasses to protect yourself from the sun.
Q: What should I bring with me on the day trip?
A: You should bring sunscreen, a water bottle, a camera, and some snacks. Some tours may provide lunch, but it’s always a good idea to bring some extra snacks just in case.
Q: Is it safe to visit the Agafay Desert?
A: Yes, the Agafay Desert is generally safe to visit, especially with a tour. However, it’s always important to follow your guide’s instructions and stay with the group.
Q: What activities are available during the day trip?
A: Depending on the tour, you may have the opportunity to ride a camel or a quad bike, hike in the desert, or visit a traditional Berber village.
Q: How long does the day trip usually last?
A: Most day trips to the Agafay Desert from Marrakech last around 7-8 hours, including transportation time.
Q: What is the best time of year to visit the Agafay Desert?
A: The best time to visit the Agafay Desert is during the cooler months between October and April, although it’s possible to visit year-round. Keep in mind that the desert can get very hot during the summer months.