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Marrakech: Desert & Atlas Mountains Day Trip with Camel Ride From $17.67

If you find yourself in Marrakech, Morocco, and yearning for an adventure that combines rugged landscapes, Berber culture, and a dash of camel riding, look no further than the Desert & Atlas Mountains Day Trip. This full-day excursion takes you beyond the bustling city and into the heart of Morocco’s natural wonders.

Agafay Desert: A Hidden Gem

While the Sahara Desert often steals the spotlight, the Agafay Desert offers a unique alternative. Just outside Marrakech, this desert oasis beckons with its rocky terrain and sweeping vistas. As you journey through the High Atlas Mountains, you’ll witness spectacular views and photo opportunities that rival any postcard.

Berber Villages and Souks

The adventure begins with a pickup from your Marrakech hotel. Your private driver will guide you through the winding roads, passing quaint villages and lush valleys. Stop at an argan oil cooperative to savor mint tea and a light breakfast. Then, continue to Imlil, a Berber village nestled in the mountains. Here, you’ll embark on a short hike to a picturesque waterfall and explore the valley, encountering other Berber villages along the way.

Lunch with a View

Lunchtime brings you to Riad Atlas 4 Seasons, a restaurant perched on a terrace with breathtaking views of the mountains and scattered Berber settlements. Savor a three-course meal while soaking in the serene surroundings. It’s a moment of tranquility that feels worlds away from the bustling souks of Marrakech.

Camel Ride in the Agafay Desert

After lunch, venture to the Agafay Desert for a camel ride. The rocky landscape stretches before you, and the rhythmic sway of the camel adds to the adventure. While I admit the height made me a tad nervous, the experience was unforgettable. Mint tea awaits you afterward, and you’ll have one last chance to capture the desert’s beauty in photos.

Return to Marrakech

As the sun begins to set, your journey back to Marrakech begins. Reflect on the day’s discoveries—the Berber hospitality, the rugged landscapes, and the thrill of riding a camel. The best part? You’ll be back in the city in time for dinner, with memories of the Atlas Mountains etched in your heart.

Whether you’re a budget-conscious traveler or simply seeking an escape from the city, the Desert & Atlas Mountains Day Trip promises an authentic Moroccan experience. So, grab your camera, embrace the adventure, and let the magic of Marrakech unfold.

What’s Included

Transport from and back to your hotel in Marrakech

Guide

Camel ride

Coffee and/or Tea

  • Bottled water

    6 Euro for lunch ( optional )

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