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Agafay Desert & Azzaden Valley Day Tour

  • Duration: 1 Day
  • Category: Day Trips & Excursions
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Pickup: Marrakech

On this exciting Morocco desert day tour you’ll travel by 4×4 on an off-the-beaten-track Atlas Mountain view circuit. The drive will take you through the Agafay Desert, Lake Takerkoust & Azzaden Valley.

Marrkech Desert Drive with scenic panoramas of the Altas Mountains

We include a drive across the barren ‘Marrakech desert’ of Agafay with a wonderful backdrop of High Atlas peaks, a visit to Lake Takerkoust and then a very scenic drive on a remote mountain road to the Azzaden Valley via Amizmiz.

After a tasty local lunch at Dar Tassa Atlas Mountain Retreat you’ll have time to explore the Berber hamlet of Tassa Ouirgane on foot, relax and enjoy unrivalled views of the High Atlas mountains.

Price Includes

  • English Speaking Guide
  • Pickup from your hotel, riad, or accommodation in Marrakech.
  • Drop off at your hotel, riad or accommodation in Marrakech
  • Lunch

Price Excludes

  • Water and Refreshments
  • Alcoholic Beverages
  • Entrance Fees
  • Personal Equipment
  • Guide gratuity (industry recommendation is 10-15% of trip cost)

Day 1Marrakech - Agafay - Lake Takerkoust - Berber Village

From Marrakech your first adventure will be at Agafay, the closest Morocco desert to Marrakech.  A hilly barren landscape in the foothills of the Atlas, the Agafay Desert is a playground for quad bikers and buggy enthusiasts with a backdrop of often snow-capped peaks. 

Next you’ll pause for tea at Lake Takerkoust, a popular weekend recreational lake for Marrakchi from the city.  Boating, swimming and sailing are popular activities here.

Amizmiz to the Azzaden Valley

From lake to mountains as we head higher into the Atlas to the regional Berber town of Amizmiz. If you visit on a Tuesday you’ll witness one of the most traditional and exotic weekly markets in the Atlas mountains.

Next we follow a little-used mountain road to the village of Marigha from where we head off road for 6 km following the Azzaden Valley to Tassa Ouirgane village and Toubkal National Park.

Berber Village Experience 

Lunch is a leisurely local affair, taken on the terrace of a Berber house, enjoying a home-cooked three course meal of Moroccan salad, couscous with lamb or perhaps a tasty vegetable tagine, fresh seasonal fruits and tea.

After lunch you have time to discover Tassa Ouirgane village and gaze at the beautiful view of the Azzaden Valley and Takerkhort Wildlife Reserve which dominate the horizon. There’s lots of opportunity for taking photos on this trip, so don’t forget your camera!

Berber Market Days

If your holiday time allows, take this tour on a day to coincide with a Berber market en route.

Amizmiz Market Day Tuesdays

Ouirgane Market Day Thursdays

Asni Market Day Saturdays


The timings below are approximate and provided as a general guide.

08:30  Depart Marrakech to explore the Morocco desert Agafay and Lake Takerkoust

10:00  Tea on shore of Lake Takerkoust

11:30  Reach Amizmiz and drive mountain route east

13:00 Arrive Marigha. Head off road up the Azzaden Valley

13:30 Reach Tassa Ouirgane. Lunch then explore village and relax

16:30 Depart to Marrakech via Asni and Tahanoute

18:00 Arrival back in Marrakech

After lunch in a restaurant you will be able to discover the Medina famed for its multiple crafts like woodworking, inlay, leather, copper and Souiri crafts as well as fish and spice markets, bustling souks and relaxing cafes. After a full day spent enjoying these and other Essaouira treasures, you will head back to Marrakech.



What sort of Experience do your guides have?

All our guides are locals and all registered with Minister of tourisme , they are all certified by the only guide training center in Morocco which is Centre de Formation aux Metiers de Montagne, they all speak English, French, Spanish and German.

How do we make payment?

We require a 30% deposit to secure the booking, and the rest can be paid in person. Payments can be made online while booking (Paypal or Card), via western union, or via bank transfer. Information about online payment and your booking can be found in your dashboard on the top right after logging in.

Your deposit or full payment can be transferred to this bank account:

Full name : NID ALI Hassan

Agence : Attijari WAFA  Bank 

Account Number : 0010051000302460
CLE RIB : 94


RIB ( IBAN number) : MA 64 007 475 0010051000302460 94

Our Western Union details are as follows:

Full name : NID ALI Hassan
Douar Ait Souka , Imlil

Country : Morocco

Our PayPal address is:

PayPal : toubkalascentservice@gmail.com

The minimum 30% deposit should be paid in either in MAD, Euros or sterlings, or can be paid via a bank transfer at least a week ahead before departure .

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