Not exactly what we hoped for but pretty nice!
Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains & Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech | Mar 2020
If I had the opportunity I would give this trip 3,5 stars but unfortunately I have to rate it with 3. I have to clarify that we enjoyed our experience but it wasn't clear enough that we would only have 30-40' to the desert and we thought that this excursion would be more dedicated to Desert Agafay than to the Valleys, due to the lack of information on the itinerary. Our guide was very kind and he provided with more than enough information about the local people and the villages. We made plenty of stops and we were hiking in the valleys and reached the waterfalls. We weren't prepared for so much walking through the valleys but we enjoyed it anyway as the landscape was very beautiful. The meals offered are a very thoughtful gesture and are worth the money.
I have to point out 3 things:
1) Wear comfortable shoes as you have to cross some distance walking and you have to be well prepared
2) The road is pretty tiring so if you get nauseous you maybe want to consider taking a pill
3) The Desert part isn't as exciting as it sounds because the stop is at an isolated spot and in my opinion not a very nice one. The camels didn't seem very well and a lot of them were not happy at all with the walk as the desert is rocky and the camels' feet are more suitable for sand than rocks. I felt very sorry for them because I thought they were in pain.
Overall I enjoyed the experience in the valleys and getting to see the women making the argan oil and walking through the traditional villages to the waterfalls, but that's not what I signed for as the excursion gives the impression that is more dedicated to the desert, which I didn't enjoy so much. If you are not so sensitive about the camels then I believe that you'll enjoy the trip more. ...Read more