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Agafay Desert Day Trip


agafay desert

High Atlas agafay desert day trip, Lake Takerkoust & Ouirgan and Azzaden Valley. On this exciting expedition you’ll move 4×4 on associate degree off-the-beaten-track Atlas circuit of scenic contrasts and experiences .

We embrace a drive across the barren Marrakech desert of Agafay, with an exquisite background of High Atlas peaks, and that we begin a visit to lake Takerkoust then a awfully scenic drive . After, on a remote mountain road to the Azzaden Valley via Amizmiz .
After a tasty local lunch at Berber House 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 .

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 six klick following the Azzaden valley, to Tassa Ouirgane village, and Toubkal national park .

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 Agafay Desert and Azzaden Valley .
  • 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 .