High Atlas Mountains - Three Valleys and Agafay Desert Full-day Trip from Marrakech

1 day
year-round
17 pax



High Atlas Mountains - Three Valleys and Agafay Desert Full-day Trip from Marrakech

This adventure reveals the Berbers’ lifestyle in the authentic villages of the High Atlas Mountains. Driving through three valleys of Nfis, Asni and Imlil getting to the barren area of Agafay Desert to enjoy a camel ride under a sky that’s co-conspirator with not even a wisp of cloud to soften the harsh rays, and to enjoy a delicious Berber dinner under the stars.


Itinerary day by day


Marrakech - Asni - Imlil - Agafay Desert - Marrakech

Starting at 8.00am via Oukaimdan route until we get to Tadamamt from where we are going to drive until the roadside village of Asni with an interesting red-walled Kasbah. Asni is the first large village on the road from Marrakech to tizi n’test pass. Attractive orchards surround the village and there many mule tracks leading up to the plateau in its vicinity. We follow the trail from one valley to another to discover the high Atlas Mountains and enjoy the breathtaking views of the area.

5km from this small settlement, a metaled road leads to Moulay Brahim where Moroccan and notably Berbers ascribe to the saint Moulay Brahim the power to cure barren women. Pilgrims come to lay their gifts before his tomb and to hang small pieces of fabric from the shrubs here. When one of these fragments falls from the shrub, the woman who hung it may expect a child. Then get to an authentic Berber house for refreshing mint tea and a house made food, and also to discover Berbers culture and their way of life.

Heading to the Kik Plateau where you have commanding views of the lake and surrounding mountains. Passing by the Valley of N’fis to visit the barrage of Lalla Takerkouste. An hour or so before the dusk we drive towards the Agafay desert; where there is no shade large enough for all; to enjoy a camel ride under a sky that’s co-conspirator with not even a wisp of cloud to soften the harsh rays, and to enjoy a delicious Berber dinner under the stars.

For you do not have time to traverse mountain passes. You can take an overnight trip to the Agafay Desert: a rough, dry, moon-like expanses 40km southwest of Marrakech down the route of Amzmiz. In spring wheat and wildflowers predominate; in summer and autumn it really does look like the desert.

After dinner, return to Marrakech.


Not Included!

Morocco Social Impact Travel exists to authentically connect you, not only to Morocco’s incredible destinations. We want you to touch and feel the good quality of our local families home-cooked meals and to taste the ras el hanout and the saffron and more other commonly used spices in our Delicious local & seasonal cuisine, such as seven vegetable Couscous, flavorful Tagines & creative soups & vegetables, plus Tanjia and Rfisa, mint tea and pistachios. Plus, enjoy a hands-on cooking class so you can impress friends & family back home. Gluten free or vegan? We've got you covered!

While in Morocco we are pleased to support the wonderful work of Ennajah Association and Chabab Time, two nonprofit organizations. the first one based in Zagora and aims to create sustainable development in community through The Fight Against School Dropouts of girls by providing transportation and providing water for the population ...

The second one is based in Rabat but works all over Morocco and aims to motivate young people to actively participate in Public life. We may also pick a local Berber school to donate supplies & small toys, spreading joy in simple ways, and giving a bit back to the local people of the area.

Last but not least, we want you to have the opportunity to give back, to support vulnerable families in meaningful ways. To build authentic connections and know that your visit matters. That when you leave, you’ll take carpets and Argan oil and lanterns and photographs and memories, but you’ll also leave a mark that made a difference.

We, in Morocco Social Impact Travel « MSITravels », care about our customers and their comfort. Thus, we offer different kind of transportation depending on the number of travelers and the chosen tour. E.g. if the tour is off-road we will offer a 4 wheels drive car for each 4 customers maximum. Otherwise we have 7 seats Minivan, Minibus for 17 travelers and Coach for more than 17 travelers.

Included:

        Eng, Fr or Spanish-speaking professional driver/tour guide

        Mountain Guide: Atlas Mountains

        Meals: dinner under the twinkling stars in Agafay desert

        Private Transportation: minivan or minibus

        Air-conditioned vehicle

        Visit to women's cooperatives

        Toll road fees, fuel charges and all taxes

        Transport Insurance

⋎        Wifi on board 

⋎        An opportunity to meet up with locals


Excluded

×        Flights

×        Travel Insurance

×        Gratuities

×        Additional services

×        Drinks

×        Anything mentioned not in ‘included’


- Booking -


Starting from

144.00€

Price varies by group size




Adults

Child (-10)



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