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Agafay Desert Trip from Marrakech

Agafay Desert Trip from Marrakech

By Authentic Sahara Tours
per adult (price varies by group size)
Lowest price guaranteeFree cancellation

Ages 18-70
Duration: 24h
Start time: Check availability
Mobile ticket
Live guide: English, French, Spanish

  • Pick up / drop off at your hotel
  • Duration: from 9 am to approximately 5 pm.
  • English speaking Driver
  • Private transportation
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Lunch
What's not included
  • Camel ride
  • Quad bike
  • Gratuities

Start:Multiple pickup locations offered.
  • Marrakesh, Morocco
    Pick up from your hotel / riad or the closest parking lot
Pickup details
  • Pick up from your hotel / riad or the closest parking lot
Hotel pickup offered
During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included hotels.
    Airport pickup offered
    During checkout you will be able to select from the list of included airports.
    • Menara Airport, Marrakech Morocco
    End:This activity ends back at the meeting point.

      • Not wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Infant seats available
      If you have questions about accessibility, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8239P2

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • In the unlikely event that the minimum number of 4 paying adults is not reached, tours will be cancelled
      • Most travelers can participate
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

      • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

      If you have questions about this tour or need help making your booking, we’d be happy to help. Just call the number below and reference the product code: 8239P2

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      • Authentic Sahara Tours
        Marrakech, Morocco
        Joined in November 2013
      • magorama
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Unforgettable private guided Sahara tour!
        I highly recommend choosing Authentic Sahara Tours for a private, multi-day excursion to the desert. Reservations were easy and communication was excellent with Lahcen via email. You never know what your guide will be like in advance, but we lucked out with Hakim! We had so much fun and learned so much about Morocco from him. We explored so many interesting places during our tour including historic kasbahs, gorges, small villages, mountain vistas, a nomad camp, and of course — the Sahara desert. Thank you Hakim! The accommodations for all three nights were excellent. Both Riads were comfortable, had delicious dinners and breakfasts, and friendly staff who made us feel welcome from start to finish. The desert camp was beautiful and well-equipped with private bathrooms and showers in our tents. Thanks again to Hakim for guiding us so expertly and making our trip to Morocco unforgettable! (Lavage!)
        Written June 17, 2024
      • H7122OMmaryc
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Exceptional tour -- Ask for Walid!
        AST was recommend from a colleague and I am so glad we went with them! We booked a 4 day tour from Marrakech to Merzouga and on to Fes and an additional day trip to Chefchaouen. The accommodations were lovely and the stops along the way were perfect. We had the same driver, Walid, the whole time and he was the best!! Walid was friendly, shared a lot of history and had great conversations with us. He was an excellent tour guide with the perfect awareness of when to engage. He ensured we had some very unique experiences with the local Berber people, which was authentic and enjoyable. He even helped us out with an issue we had with customs that involved shipping a drone from Marrakech to Fes -- he came to our rescue when there was a language barrier with the authorities. My husband and I appreciated his professionalism throughout and his help when needed. Walid truly exceeded expectations!
        Written June 17, 2024
      • Road12213196101
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        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Truly authenic and wonderful trip
        My husband and I went on a 4-day trip from Marrakech to Sahara then to Fez with Jamal. It was the trip of a life-time! From the picturesque filming site of Ait Benhaddou, to the wonder of canions and gorges in the High Atlas. We drove hours and hours deep into the mountains and away from civilisation, until we reached the majestic Sahara desert sand dunes. The night in the desert was absolutely the highlight of the trip. We rode one-hump-camels (a dromedary) away from the camp to see the sun set. Then under the star-lights, indulge the fine cooking provided by the owner/chef of the camp who lived and worked in Japan. The food was as phenomenal as the starry night sky we slept under. The next day, we found little foot prints of fennec foxes, who apparently had paid us a little visit, putting a smile on our faces. The last day we decided to visit Volubilis on our way to Fez, which was not part of the tour, but Jamal happily took us there. Honestly we did not regret. The UNESCO site was decorated with wild flowers in spring, waving in the gentle afternoon breeze. I will not hesitate to hire AST's service again (hopefully with Jamal) when I come back to the wonderful Morocco with my parents. Only one thing to be aware of in Morocco, everything is paid in cash so don't get caught out not bringing enough cash and having to stop and search for ATM and get charged for using the rural ATMs constantly... Get as much as you need in Jeema El Fnaa, we found the only cash point that didn't charge us extra there...
        Written May 14, 2024
      • flynaroundtheworld
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        9 days in Morocco - ASK FOR JAMAL!
        We booked a private driver/guides through AST but organised our own hotel bookings in Marrakech, Ait Ben Haddou, Atlas Mountains and Agafay. After reading numerous reviews, we specifically asked for Jamal as our driver for our 9 day trip and he was incredible. We felt so comfortable with him and he was a great communicator during our whole trip, which made everything so easy. He was helpful when we needed recommendations for food and gave us lots of information along the way, while also respecting when we needed to rest. I would highly recommend booking AST and asking for Jamal - you won't regret it! If we come back to Morocco again (to explore the north), we will definitely be requesting that Jamal be our driver as we loved our time with him. Thank you, Jamal!
        Written May 13, 2024
      • Q5130OJchristians
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Quality 3 Day Tour, would recommend!
        The trip was a great way to see the desert region of Morocco in a quick and digestible timespan. Both evening locations that we stayed at were very luxurious, and provided entertainment and views outside of your typical day in the car. Would recommend this tour (it is a bonus if you also get to drive with Mohammed) To quickly clarify, originally we booked the 4 day option, however were told that another couple on our trip needed to reduce to the 3 day option and that we could either also change or pay for a private tour. This left us in a tough spot due to Riad reservations, however it turned out fine (we elected for the 3 day option). The questionable part is once we met the other two couples on our trip, it turns out they wanted the 4 day as well and were sent the same email. (AST should just remove this option if it is not really available). Getting that clarification out of the way, we were actually very thankful to have the 3 day trip. We felt that we fully experienced the region, and one day longer could have been too much. As cool as the desert is to see, many stops were similar to one another. The stops were frequent for bathroom purposes (roughly every 1-2 hours). The evening stays were really where this trip shined, our stay in the Sahara was breathtaking, and well organized. The things I would suggest is to have a more curated script on each of the main cities that we drove through. AST could provide the drivers with more local information to act as a true tour guide since we are with them 80% of the time on the road. Mohammed (our driver) did a good job fielding general questions. The second thing that should be added is a defined schedule per day. It was a bit ambiguous on when we were to arrive at each “event” location, so more transparency there would have been appreciated. Overall, this was a great trip, and truly opposite of some of the other tour group horror stories I read. I would recommend it to others! Thank you for a great vacation!
        Written May 7, 2024
      • H9956YXemilyn
        0 contributions
        4.0 of 5 bubbles
        Amazing Desert Tour
        We had an amazing desert tour with Mohammed. The night in the camp in the desert is definitely a highlight of our 2 weeks in Morocco. Mohammed was friendly and happy to answer any questions we had throughout the trip. We felt safe on the windy roads in Mohammed’s capable hands. Thank you for an amazing trip! We highly recommend this trip to others.
        Written May 6, 2024
      • U408LMnancyl
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        5 Days Desert Tour Fes-Marrakesh
        We had an Amazing 5 days Sahara Desert Trip from Fes to Marrakesh! Thanks to our guide Hakim and everyone else along the trip, we had the chance to learn and discover the beauty of Morocco's many sceneries and histories. From the middle to the high Atlas passing through Merzouga Desert, the Dades Canyons, etc. I strongly recommend AST agency, providing comfortable Riads, great meals and activities all the way. Hakim, our guide and driver was also very professional and cautious on the Road. Will certainly keep this contact for future trips to Morocco. Thank you Authentic Sahara Tours!!!
        Written April 24, 2024
      • K9053TVbrianr
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        7D/6N Casablanca, Rabat, Fes, Merzouga, Dades, Marrakesh tour
        This tour was a great first timer's introduction to Morocco. AST was great to work with from beginning to end. We had found a tour on the AST website that we liked, but we had one less day available because of flight schedules; AST was able to help us build a custom itinerary that fit our schedule and still visit the sights we wanted. When we return to Morocco we will certain reach out to AST again. Our driver/guide Jamal greeted us at the airport in Casablanca and told us we were his family for the next week. 6 days passed and it absolutely felt like we were saying goodbye to a brother at the airport in Marrakesh. He was punctual with his timing, clearly communicated aspects of the tour, entertained us with conversation throughout the many hours of driving, and kept us safe and happy the entire time. 5 stars is not enough to rate Jamal!!! Our tour included a driver/guide for the duration, nightly accommodations (breakfast at each, dinner in Merzouga and Dades), and city walking tours (Rabat, Fes, Ait Ben Haddou, and Marrakesh). Not included were additional meals, site entrance fees, or tips. Over the course of our week, the two of us spent about 3500 Dirham ($350 US) on these additional cost. I would highly recommend having this in cash, as many places do not accept cards. We encountered one minor hiccup with the final payment of our tour cost. Some miscommunication caused confusion about whether we were to pay our balance to our driver/guide or pay via emailed link like we did for our deposit. Jamal was able to get everything squared away with the office with a quick phone call.
        Written March 11, 2024
      • Casey1313
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        6 Night Imperial Cities & Sahara Desert
        This tour was wonderful! It was our first visit to Morocco and was a perfect intro to the country and culture. Jamal, our driver, was absolutely the best! He took such great care of us from the moment we arrived until the moment we said goodbye at the airport. He was always on time, he went over the agenda with us each day, he drove us everywhere safely, and he always greeted us with a smile. Jamal was a big reason why we loved our visit to Morocco! Thank you for being so great, Jamal! Each city tour guide that AST set us up with were highly professional and knowledgeable. We really enjoyed talking with and learning from each one of them. The riads we stayed in each night were great. The rooms were cozy and comfortable, and the hospitality was unbelievable. We enjoyed visiting the cities and historical sites, but our night in the desert was the highlight of the trip. The camp itself was beautifully decorated, in addition to being situated in such a beautiful place. I would absolutely recommend tours with AST. They work with great partners to ensure that your visit is perfect! Every part of our visit was well planned, I can’t imagine having better guides or accommodations than what we had with AST.
        Written March 6, 2024
      • janemarier2024
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Three days of Morocco’s diverse scenery and culture.
        It was the highlight of our trip to Morocco. Everything 1st class. Walid our driver was a pleasure to be with and an excellent and informative driver.
        Written March 2, 2024
      • kevinoW9256BG
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience!
        Absolutely amazing experience!! Jamal, our driver, was a star. He’s a great driver, a great guide and simply good company. The two places we stayed were great. Pueblo Touareg was definitely the nicest night of the trip and the hotel Dar Blues in Dadis valley was very nice too. Communication prior to the trip, with Lahcem, was impeccable too. I have to say that the tour is quite pricey, and there might be other cheaper tours that offer similar quality, but I wouldn’t know. We decided to pay more to have a guaranteed great experience and that’s what we got, so no complaints! Thanks for everything Jamal and Lahcem!
        Written February 24, 2024
      • 918mela
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Great experience!
        I had a great experience with this tour! Jamal, the tour guide, was great and explained everything about the local culture. The highlight was definitely the night in the desert
        Written February 24, 2024
      • 750rosek
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Best 3 days of our trip!!
        We had the most wonderful, unforgettable experience during this 3 day tour thanks to our guide Walid who was always professional, knowledgeable and funny. The Sahara Desert was even more magical than I had imagined. Watching the desert sunset while riding a camel and stargazing at night were truly unforgettable experiences. The desert camp (Pueblo Touareg) was very luxurious and private, and I was absolutely blown away by the food prepared by chef Salem who has many years of international experience as a chef in various cuisines. The food at the camp was much better than many fine dining restaurants I’ve been to in Canada. We learned so much about the Amazigh (Berber) culture through Salem who even introduced us to some of the nomad Amazigh families in the black desert. The desert was definitely the highlight but the stops along the way included so many pleasant surprises such as seeing monkeys in the forest, walking through the beautiful Todgha Gorge, scenic drive along the famous zigzag road at Dades Valley, a tour of Aït Benhaddou (UNESCO world heritage site) with a local guide, and many more. Walid made sure everything went smoothly throughout the tour and always made us feel very comfortable. We also appreciated the flexibility of stopping whenever we needed to use an ATM or washroom especially during some of the longer car rides, and we never felt pushed to do anything we didn’t want to do. He even offered to take many photos for us throughout the trip. I would HIGHLY recommend this tour to anyone planning on visiting Morocco and I can guarantee you will have an amazing time with Walid!!
        Written February 16, 2024
      • Quest16151230421
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        An absolute MUST on your itinerary
        Truly unforgettable! Wow, what an experience... We fell in love with Morocco on this tour, This is an absolute MUST on your Morocco itinerary. Walid (our guide and driver) is an exceptional human being with so much knowledge of his country and he is very passionate/proud to share its history and culture with us. He is at the same time extremely thoughtful and is always looking to make us comfortable on our long journey through Morocco, which I might add is just the most magical place with its diverse agriculture, history, cuisine and landscapes. We are truly going to miss our gracious guide. (If you sign up, please ask for Walid, you won’t regret it!) The highlight of our trip of course was the campsite in the Sahara Desert. The camel ride through the calm beautiful dunes, watching the sunset, was something out of a novel. Salem (owner of the campsite) is a global chef who prepared us an amazing 5-course meal, followed by an unforgettable campfire under the stars. Salem and his friends played music, sang and shared with us the beautiful and sophisticated culture and history of the Amazigh people. Just sign up, you will NOT regret it! Happy travels:)
        Written February 16, 2024
      • jamiepX6112JY
        0 contributions
        5.0 of 5 bubbles
        Faultless private tour. A magical 4 days to switch off, take in the spectacular views & immerse ourselves in Moroccan culture & cousine. The accommodation & food provided was above our expectation! Our guide Jamal was excellent with our toddler, shared many amazing stories with us along the way & catered to our needs perfectly. Highly recommend!
        Written November 25, 2023
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      5.0 of 5 bubbles7 reviews
      Very good

      Joana V
      16 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Oct 2021 • Couples
      What a day! When your very custom day trip plan turns out even better than expected! From Marrakesh through the Atlas Mountains, Ait Ben Haddou to Ouzarate then back to Agafay Desert for the best meal with the view of the sunset and a perfect dinner setup for my boyfriends birthday (and the cake) - no words! Lahcen was exceptional during the booking/planning process and Mustapha delivered it to absolute perfection! Thank you Mustapha for such an amazing day, you were so kind and caring, you made us want to come back! In the meantime, we will certainly be recommending you to friends and family coming to Morocco! Thank you AST!!
      Written October 8, 2021
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      Joana! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a great review. I am so pleased to hear you had a fabulous time on your trip with us. Mustapha is a superb driver and a valuable member of our team. Do please get in touch if you ever come back to Morocc we would love to see you. Cheers, Lahcen
      Written October 12, 2021
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      Filipa C
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2019 • Friends
      We were 3 friends and went with a guide named Ismael and he showed us all of the villages and explained every detail. It was very cool to know the city, and ride the camel. Next time I need to do the 2/3 day trip to de desert.
      Written June 16, 2019
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      Mark H
      New York, USA103 contributions
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Sep 2019
      We had a great day trip, picked up promptly at our hotel by Jamal, our delightful driver, in a clean, safe, air-conditioned car. We visited the Agafay desert, about one hour outside of Marrakech. We climbed the highest point in the desert (not a difficult climb) for a wonderful perspective on the vast desert and a nearby village. We had lunch in a Berber village. Jamal is a personable, warm and intelligent man, who answered all our questions and provided a great deal of history and cultural insight. We returned to our hotel tired, but happy. So pleased were we with Jamal's company, that we requested him for another excursion the following day. Highly recommended tour, extraordinary driver.
      Written September 19, 2019
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      Sofia Condeça
      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Jun 2019 • Friends
      We were 3 people on this tour to the Agafay Desert with the Gide Ismael, really nice Gide, always explaining us everything and making sure everything was alright. I’m sure we’ll be back and do the tour to the Sahara. I recommend this tour to everyone.
      Written June 16, 2019
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      1 contribution
      5.0 of 5 bubbles
      Dec 2018 • Friends
      We had a great day trip from Marrakech to Agafay Desert with views of the Atlas Mountains. It included a short camel ride and a delicious meal at the home of a Berber family. Our guide Mohammad was informative, fun and hospitable, and the trip was well planned by AST. The company provided quick responses during the booking process. I recommend this company to others, and I will absolutely use them again if I am back in Morocco! Thanks AST!
      Written December 16, 2018
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