Agafay desert day trips from Marrakech

Most tourists to Morocco are aware of Merzouga desert tours, although they are not always feasible. While some two-day excursions are available, the minimum amount of time advised to complete the journey is three days. When choosing a desert trip from Marrakech, travelers should think about how much time they want to spend in a vehicle. The journey from Marrakech takes around eight hours if driven straight; however, most guided trips will stop at least once along the route. The actual time spent in the Merzouga desert is often relatively short. So, what to do when you don’t have enough days to visit the Merzouga desert? Take day trips to the Agafay desert!

Where Agafay desert is located?

Morocco’s Agafay desert is a bleak, stony region. It’s one of the country’s few truly desert areas, and it’s a favorite destination for travelers hoping to get a taste of the Sahara. It is located 30 kilometers South of Marrakech.

How to get to the Agafay desert?

You can book day trips to the Agafay Desert on Viator. This platform is more safe and secure:

What can you do on these day trips from Marrakech to the Agafay desert?

There are several options available depending on the Agafay desert day trip you pick. However, one of the finest things to do is to slow down and enjoy yourself. Of course, this is a great site for your Marrakech camel ride (and believe me, it’s a lot more interesting than riding a camel in the city!) You may go hiking or have supper with local families – yeah, people still live out here!

Aside from playing cards and board games, you may also go horseback riding or ride a quad bike to get to know your fellow travelers. In addition, some camps provide hammam and/or massage services to visitors in specially prepared tents.

When the sun goes down, eat a wonderful meal while staring at the stars over a nearby bonfire. Although the lights of Marrakech may hide some of the stars, the sky is still beautiful for stargazing.

What to pack for a trip to Agafay?

Pack lots of sunblock and drink since the desert can become quite hot throughout the day. A hat or scarf is also a fantastic choice for sun and wind protection. Also, if you want to go trekking, make sure you have strong shoes.

Where to stay in Agafay desert?

There are different options of camps where you can stay in Agafay. You can pick yours below:


What to ask for before an overnight there?

It’s possible to take a day journey from Marrakech to the Agafay Desert, or to stay the night in the desert itself. If you want to stay the night, you should ask the following questions:

  • What meals are provided?
  • What kind of sleeping choices are there?
  • What kind of activities are included?
  • What kinds of activities are available?
  • Based on the temperature, is there a way to heat or cool the space?
  • How many more visitors could there possibly be?
  • any additional queries that could be particular to your own requirements.

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