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Private Tour: High Atlas and Agafay Rocky Desert Day Trip from Marrakech provided by Legendes Evasions - Day Tours

Private Tour: High Atlas and Agafay Rocky Desert Day Trip from Marrakech

Private Tour: High Atlas and Agafay Rocky Desert Day Trip from Marrakech
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6–8 hours
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    6–8 hours
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
This is the most flexible excursion in our portfolio, for a day across a variety of landscapes in the territory around Marrakech. You will discover the Ourika Valley (where it is possible to hire a trekking guide and explore the area on foot), then you will take the mountain road in the direction of the ski resort of Oukaïmeden, reaching Berber mountain villages by road or pist. You may have lunch with a stunning view over the Takerkoust lake and, on your way back back to Marrakech, you will cross the rocky Agafay desert with its colors and different terrains. If you wish, you can walk around the Berber villages we visit, and have tea with a Berber family or even go for a camel or quad ride!
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
Arabic, English, Italian, French, Spanish
What to expect
  • Begin with pickup at your Marrakech hotel, then drive through the foothills of the High Atlas on your way to the Ourika Valley, where lush riverbanks are framed by arid peaks and terraced farms. Follow winding tracks deeper into the mountains to reach Oukaimeden ski resort—at 10,734 feet (3272 meters) this is the highest altitude ski resort in Africa, and skiers reach the top by chair lift, t-bar, or donkey. Descend to the hillside village of Asni, and pause for lunch in Imlil or Ouirgane, a pair of Berber villages with sweeping valley views and traditional architecture. Continue to an agricultural plateau to learn how local farmers cultivate the steep, parched land, then head to the shores of Takerkoust Lake, a favorite weekend getaway from Marrakech. Cross the Agafay Desert on the return trip to Marrakech, passing through an undeveloped stretch of sand and rocks that offers a dramatic contrast with the city’s bustling streets. Throughout the day, work with the driver to create an experience that’s perfect for you: take extra time to stroll around Berber villages, meet a local family for a welcoming cup of Moroccan tea, or take a camel ride through the sand. This tour concludes with drop-off at your Marrakech hotel.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6-8 hours
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
Arabic, English, Italian, French, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Begin with pickup at your Marrakech hotel, then drive through the foothills of the High Atlas on your way to the Ourika Valley, where lush riverbanks are framed by arid peaks and terraced farms. Follow winding tracks deeper into the mountains to reach Oukaimeden ski resort—at 10,734 feet (3272 meters) this is the highest altitude ski resort in Africa, and skiers reach the top by chair lift, t-bar, or donkey. Descend to the hillside village of Asni, and pause for lunch in Imlil or Ouirgane, a pair of Berber villages with sweeping valley views and traditional architecture. Continue to an agricultural plateau to learn how local farmers cultivate the steep, parched land, then head to the shores of Takerkoust Lake, a favorite weekend getaway from Marrakech. Cross the Agafay Desert on the return trip to Marrakech, passing through an undeveloped stretch of sand and rocks that offers a dramatic contrast with the city’s bustling streets. Throughout the day, work with the driver to create an experience that’s perfect for you: take extra time to stroll around Berber villages, meet a local family for a welcoming cup of Moroccan tea, or take a camel ride through the sand. This tour concludes with drop-off at your Marrakech hotel.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 9276P2
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Activities during the excursion
Duration
6–8 hours
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up our guests at their hotel, or at a defined pick-up site depending on the location of the hotel (e.g. in a restricted area) and on the requests of our guests. Please contact us for special requests not covered by the general info provided above.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour is accessible to people on a wheelchair (we have already had guests on a wheelchair) provided the wheelchair is foldable and that the group consists of maximum 3-4 people (the vehicle is a 4x4 with a large luggage space, but such space would be unavailable if the group consists of 5-6 guests). Our driver will assist. Additionally, the tour is quite flexible and can be adapted to visit sites that are accessible to guests with limited mobility.
  • The tour is quite flexible and can be adapted to visit sites that are accessible to guests pushing a stroller.
  • We usually pick up our guests at their hotel/riad, and bring them back there. However, ours is a private and fully customisable service. As a consequence, we can adapt the start and end points to our guests requests.
  • Infants seats available upon request.
  • This tour is quite flexible and can be adapted to the requests (wishes, needs) of our guests. As a consequence, it can be organised as a very easy and relaxing day as well as a more active one (guests are welcome to get in touch with us to advance their requests, or can discuss the different options in the morning when the drivers picks them up).
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Driver/guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Private tour
  • Fuel surcharge
  • Local taxes
Exclusions
  • Food and drinks
  • Activities during the excursion
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We pick up our guests at their hotel, or at a defined pick-up site depending on the location of the hotel (e.g. in a restricted area) and on the requests of our guests. Please contact us for special requests not covered by the general info provided above.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6–8 hours
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infant seats available
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour is accessible to people on a wheelchair (we have already had guests on a wheelchair) provided the wheelchair is foldable and that the group consists of maximum 3-4 people (the vehicle is a 4x4 with a large luggage space, but such space would be unavailable if the group consists of 5-6 guests). Our driver will assist. Additionally, the tour is quite flexible and can be adapted to visit sites that are accessible to guests with limited mobility.
  • The tour is quite flexible and can be adapted to visit sites that are accessible to guests pushing a stroller.
  • We usually pick up our guests at their hotel/riad, and bring them back there. However, ours is a private and fully customisable service. As a consequence, we can adapt the start and end points to our guests requests.
  • Infants seats available upon request.
  • This tour is quite flexible and can be adapted to the requests (wishes, needs) of our guests. As a consequence, it can be organised as a very easy and relaxing day as well as a more active one (guests are welcome to get in touch with us to advance their requests, or can discuss the different options in the morning when the drivers picks them up).
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
Last updated: 24 Feb 2021
A note from Private Tour: High Atlas and Agafay Rocky Desert Day Trip from Marrakech
Pursuant to the current rules implemented in Morocco, the following also apply: 1) Maximum 4 passengers are allowed per car 2) Masks are mandatory when driving in a car
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
What you can expect during your visit
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised

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Ted Niedermayer
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Nov 2018 • Couples
We hired Legendes Evasions for a day trip out of Marrakesh to visit the mountains and the desert. I would do this trip again 100/100 times - it was awesome! Our driver, Yousef, was super friendly and very knowledgeable. He answered all of our questions about the region and the itinerary he planned for the day was beautiful. I also don't exaggerate when I say that the tajine we had in a Berber house along the route was the best I've ever had in my life. For the price, I highly recommend hiring Legendes Evasions. You receive excellent customer service, the highest quality drivers, and wonderful memories of the dramatic landscape outside of Marrakesh. Even better, you get the whole car to yourself instead of a bus with 30 other tourists!
Written 26 December 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

_An0nym0usTraveler8
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates150 contributions
Feb 2017 • Family
Phillipe is personable, informative and one of the best tour guides we have ever had! The stunning Atlas Mountains are not to be missed. We wish we had done this tour earlier in our stay so that we could have tried to do more with Legendes Evasions as this was our best day out during our entire five day stay in Marrakech. If we ever go back we will definitely be contacting Legendes Evasions again, meanwhile we strongly recommend them to anyone traveling to the area!
Written 18 January 2018
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Eliana F
Eliana F
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Sleeping in the open, under amazing starry sky
I was on my own and wanted to discover the Moroccan south at a slow pace, so I contacted Légendes Evasions for a pr
Susan W
Susan W
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Two tours, two amazing experiences
We enjoyed two all day tours. One with Youssef to Ait Bennhaddou and the other with Tarek to the High Atlas village
Nicolo C
Nicolo C
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amazing day at the Agafay
Amazing day with Legendes Evasions team at the Agafay desert! ... a must see ... looking forward to go back in Marr
DianaNina123
DianaNina123
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Great tour.
We booked a day tour to the Atlas and the Agafaye desert and Philippe was a perfect host. Very polite, communicativ
bdrodrigues
bdrodrigues
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Thank you for an great tour around the outside of Marrakech. Merci Philippe!!
We booked with them for a full day out and around the outskirts and landscapes surrounding the city. It was money w
Christina P
Christina P
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Super daytrip
We spent a day in the mountains and the dessert. A lot of very different, fantastic landscapes. A very nice guide w
Martine B
Martine B
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Very authentic guide, with an excellent knowledge of the country and people
We had the pleasure of having a one-day tour to the Atlas Mountains and the Agafaye desert with Philippe from Légen
Ra289
Ra289
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Great day out
Great day trip, saw loads around the mountains and sand dunes and was a really interesting day. Phillipe our French
didi2003
didi2003
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Atlas Mountains tour
We were a group of four met by our driver Yousef who had perfect English which made our trip even more enjoyable as
LauraBG
LauraBG
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Wonderful, personalised excursion
This tour company and the tour itself was recommended to us by Miriam at our Riad (Ambre et Epices) and she was so
David T
David T
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Top quality guides
We were in Marrakech for a week, so we had time to explore a little further afield. We chose two trips: one to the
Dot J
Dot J
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Exceptional day trip
In a single day starting from Marrakesh we visited parts of the High Atlas, including a Berber village, drove acros
GillB25
GillB25
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Fantastic Tours
We booked two tours with Legendes Evasions. The first to the High Atlas with Phillipe, it was absolutely amazing an
Jenny B
Jenny B
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Expert driving in challenging conditions
We used this company for 2 trips in February. There had been a heavy snowfall on the mountains so a couple of our d
Stocky58
Stocky58
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Great experience, would thoroughly recommend.
We took two separate day trips with Legendes Evasions – one to Ait Benhaddou/Ouarzazate and the second to Essaouir
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