Agafay Desert , Lake and Atlas Mountains see all in just one day, a wounderful journey across Agafay Desert, berber villages and the Atlas Mountains in a day and a refreshing stop off at Takerkoust Dam! Take a walk or ride a mule or a camel across the breathetaking sceneries. During our Marrakech day trip you have the chance to visit a local Berber house to experience the berber life.
Start our 1 day Agafay desert trip , the closest desert to Marrakech. 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 for Marrakchi from the city. Boating, swimming and sailing are popular activities here.
From lake to mountains as 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 Dar Tassa guest 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! Berber Market Days If your holiday time allows, take this tour on a day to coincide with a Berber market en route.
Please keep in mind that Agafay is a baren rocky plateau, the real desert with big sand dunes require going to Merzouga or Chegaga Sahara and a minimum of 3 days