|Marrakech Day Tour|
Agafay Desert, Lake Lalla Takerkoust, Kik Plateau & Atlas Mountains
Private day tour in 4x4 vehicle from Marrakech to the Agafay desert just 45 mins from the city centre. Time for walking as well as visiting the beautiful Lake of Lalla Takerkoust for lunch. This day tour includes off-road safari to cross the Agafay desert and Kik Plateau with a refreshments stop in Asni village in the foothills of the High Atlas Mountains. A jam-packed Marrakech day tour for those with limited time and who want a taste of Morocco’s desert, lakes, villages and mountains. Camel ride and other add-on activities also available. Group size from 2-5 people sharing. All ages and fitness levels. English-speaking tour guide.
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Please note: All our Morocco tours can be customised to allow extra days for shorter daily car journeys, extra activities, relaxation days, exploration days etc. We can also adapt tours to connect with different start/end locations in Morocco. Let us know your wishes and we will build your perfect Morocco tour itinerary.
Price: Contact us for a personalised quotation.
Prices will vary according to number of people travelling in vehicle, number of days, time of year, category of accommodation chosen and activities requested.
NB Our Morocco tours are private tours organised upon request.
Day tour itinerary
Marrakech - Agafay Desert - Lake Lalla Takerkoust - Kik Plateau - Asni - Marrakech
An early departure in 4x4 for your private day tour, you start from Marrakech at 9.00 a.m. and set off to discover the Agafay desert, just 30 mins from Marrakech city. For those who haven’t got sufficient time for a desert tour from Marrakech, all the way south to the Sahara dunes, then Agafay desert is the next best thing. Unlike the Sahara though this is not a sand desert - its more of an undulating, baked limestone and clay plateau. Sandstone crags, traditional earth-built villages, dusty river beds are interspersed with spectacular lush pasture and flora in the spring. The scenery in spring is remarkable and varied with wild flowers wild grasses, palm trees, olive trees, oleander, eucalyptus and abundant cactus. You travel off-road passing a small lake and Berber villages and have time to get out and walk for a while along the tracks if you wish. You can also choose to take a camel ride and have tea in a Berber village. The road then heads towards the lake of Lalla Takerkoust. which is in fact a hydro-electricity reservoir. It’s a popular spot for picnics on the edge of the lake, restaurants serving grilled food and salads and also for horse-riding or jet-skiing. (Let us know if you wish to include this in your day). Lunch will be in one of the lakeside restaurants (not inc. in the price). After lunch you continue your journey eastwards and head for the Kik Plateau where you will stop for refreshments form a high vantage point, before then taking the road to the village of Moulay Brahim, with its famous holy shrine. Finally the road descends into the market town of Asni at the foot of the Atlas Mountains. NB On Saturdays there is a lively local souk well worth stopping to visit to witness livestock trading, local produce and authentic rural life. Passing through orchards of apple, cherry and apricot trees you descend towards the agricultural plains of Marrakech to reach the city at around 6.00 p.m. after a thrilling mix of desert, mountains, lakes and villages all within a one-day tour from Marrakech.
- Daily departures 0900 hrs - return approx 1800 hrs.