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Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains & Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech

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Marrakech, Morocco
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icon6 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
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iconOffered in: English and 4 more
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What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Face masks provided for travelers
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
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Overview

You don’t have to journey to the Sahara for a Moroccan desert experience—the Agafay Desert is a desert oasis located just outside of Marrakech. On this full-day tour, soak up the scenery as you travel through the High Atlas Mountains, stop to explore the local villages and visit a Berber souk, then mount up for a thrilling camel ride through the rocky desert of Agafay.
  • Spectacular views and photo opportunities in the Atlas Mountains
  • Ride a camel through the Agafay desert
  • Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Marrakech hotel
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Transport from and back to your hotel in Marrakech
Guide
Camel ride
Coffee and/or Tea
Bottled water
6 Euro for lunch ( optional )

Departure Point

Unnamed Road, Marrakech 40000, Morocco

Traveler pickup is offered
We can pick you up from your hotel in any where in Marrakech. We can also meet you at Restaurant Cafe Argana in Jemaa El fna square at 9:15 am

Departure Time

9:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • OPERATED BY Art de Cuivre Travel

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains & Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Face masks provided for travelers
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains & Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains & Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains & Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains & Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech?
A:
The policies on social distancing are:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
See all safety measures taken by Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains & Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains & Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains & Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains & Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 15 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Desert Agafay and Atlas Mountains & Camel ride Day Trip From Marrakech.

Traveler Tips


  • "Make sure you you wear comfy sensible footwear, as you trek up the Atlas mountain can be slippy." See review
  • "I definitely suggest to wear your sneakers, if you want a safe hiking in the mountain!" See review

Reviews

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Anna_R
, Mar 2020
This tour didn’t go as advertised. We were supposed to start in the desert, for the camel ride, but ended up riding a camel at some parking lot. Disappointing to say the least. I’ve read reviews about the interaction of the tour guides, not so much from this one. I’d def do more research before booking this kind of tour.
star-3
Not exactly what we hoped for but pretty nice!
Aikaterini_S
, 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.
star-4
Having a great time
Qui_T
, Mar 2020
The pickup was terrible and not good communicated. On the site they said that you will pickup at your hotel or Riad. But it's not true. We book two time and both time we never pickup at our Riad and we had to go outside meetingpoint. On the pickup day they call the manger from our Riad and he told us to wait in the Mosquée Berrima. We wait but nobody came and we decide to call. Later we find out that we are at the wrong meeting point. The manager said that they are coming to pickup us. We don't understand why they not call us because we leave our mobile number behind on the booking site. So the pickup was not arrange very well. Despite they said that they pickup you up at your place where you staying . So, pay attention at the pickup time and location. The tour was great. The guide was nice and told us information about the place where we go. Nice to see the camel and ride on it. The waterfall was not big but nice to see. We had a great time. !
star-5
Great 1 day trip from Marrakech!
Laura
, Mar 2020
The organisation of the trip was perfect, the pick up in time. Ismail and Chawi were really nice guides/drivers!! first we've been driving through the stone desert of agafay and had 2 stops for photos. then we drank tea at the camel ride house and spent 30min on the camels in the desert which was the highlight of the tour. for lunch we went to a berber's house where on 2 levels several touristic groups were served lunch. afterwards we did a 30min hike to a waterfall. after another 30min drive we went to a cooperative for argain oil where we drank again some tea. at 6pm we returned home. i think for the price it is a really good tour which of course is touristic but the best option when you want to experience something out of marrakech in 1day trip!!
star-5
Very nice trip
Completed
, Mar 2020
Very nice trip . Our quide was a very nice guy He born at Atlas mountain as i know He knows many information about the place , he has Nice hummor - We had a nice conversation all the time . The camel ride is a wonderful experience also the Homemade food is very tasty and also the waterfalls are very beautiful . Normally the trip last more than six hours . I suggested it .
star-5
Great trip
Sarah_J
, Mar 2020
We ❤️ Karim straight up got a free taxi ride for us to the airport because we were running late. Cool tour, a little long.
star-5
Wonderful family Dsy
Grant_G
, Mar 2020
Our guide Branhim was great both with adults and our 3 year old daughter his local knowledge was first class and he explained the local history and cultures.
star-5
Camel ride was definitely the highlight of the trip
IOSIF_G
, Mar 2020
A must do tour while you are in Marrakesh. Hamza has been a great guide with a great knowledge. Very patient and he never rushed us thru. He also brought us to his own berber house and served us tea. We met his little brother and his mum 😁 a nice trek in the mountains, great food served on a roof top with breath taking views. We finished with a camel ride at the edge of the the desert which was an excellent and unique experience. Thank you Hamza for your hospitality ☺️👍
star-5
Camel ride
IOSIF_G
, Mar 2020
Overall a great tour with Hamza being a great guide, very patient and good knowledge. He takes his time and allows plenty of time for everyone. Camel ride was the highlight of the trip.
star-5
Great day trip
Kelly_T
, Mar 2020
Great day trip! The itinerary was slightly different than what was in the description. We did not go to any waterfalls and made a few different stops for pictures in the Atlas Mountains and to a local market. There was also no water included. However Issmail was a fantastic guide and we had a great day with him! Being raise as a Berber, he was very knowledgeable about the culture, way of life, etc. He even took us to his home and made us Moroccan mint tea! Lunch was fantastic - 650 MAD, you definitely need to pay in cash, and if you have it exactly its better. Great trip, would do again!

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