Amazing day trip
All-Inclusive Agafay Desert and Atlas Mountains Day Trip from Marrakesh | dec 2019
My girlfriend and I were planning to spend just a week in Morocco, mainly around Marrakech, and so were reluctant to take a long trip to the Sahara etc. This Agafay trip seemed like a great option closer to the city, with lots to do – and we weren’t disappointed!
The day started off with some nice views and a visit to an argan oil cooperative, where we were fed some nice argan-related snacks and shown how it all gets made. We also picked up some stuff at the store, but there was no pressure to do so.
We then went to the mountain villages where our guide Nassim is from. We walked some small hill paths where we saw village homes, crossed back and forth over streams, saw a waterfall and plenty of snow (it wasn’t cold though, weirdly) and got a lot of fresh mountain air. At the end, we had a tasty traditional meal in a berber family home. We’re both vegetarian and they accommodated this perfectly.
Next on our trip was a drive to the edge of the Agafay Desert, where we had a short camel ride. This wasn’t the most exciting part of the trip for me personally, but I know a lot of people are excited to ride a camel while in Morocco. Nassim took photos of everyone during the ride. We could pet the camels after too, which was great – especially a fluffy baby one!
After this, we went off-roading before arriving at a small berber desert camp where we had a tea and watched the sun go down. When we were done we drove though the desert where we got some great pictures of the sunset.
All in all, it was a full day of activities (and lunch) for a very reasonable price, in a location relatively close to Marrakech city. It ticked a lot of boxes in one go with the berber, mountains, desert, food, camels, tea, argan oil, etc. Nassim had the answers to all of questions and was very fun and friendly, as was everyone else involved. 10/10, would recommend....Meer lezen