Taking a day trip from Marrakech to the Agafay Desert and the Kik Plateau is an incredible experience. Imagine seeing a stone desert, a peaceful lake, and a breathtaking Atlas Mountains & the the Berber villages all in one day. Add in a eucalyptus forest and charming Berber villages and you have a day trip of dreams. In fact, a day may not be long enough!
Departure from Marrakech early morning 08:30am, towards the high Atlas Mountains via Tahnaouet (localmarket on Tuesdays), Valley Ghighaya, Moulay Brahim gorges when we take a camel ride 30 to 40 minute, Asni (market on Saturdays) then between terraced fields of vegetables, fruit trees walnuts & cherries arrival to imlil 1740m, welcoming by a local guide with glass of mint tea, then walk through berber villages ( Ait Souka, Targa Imoula, Tagadirte, between fields of fruit trees walnut, cherries, apples, vegetables, then passing by a waterfall before you arrived to Armed village to have lunch at berber family with a view on the highest peak in North Africa Toubkal 4167m, visiting one of the oldest the villages in Atlas Mountains,.
A an Hour later small patches of green will start to show and not long after you will be back on the tarmac road side-lined by the old eucalyptus trees. You will arrive to the edge of the Lalla Takerkoust lake built as a dam where Marrakech gets its electricity from.
Continue to journey and enjoy the tranquility of the desert and the countryside with this day trip The route is shaded by lush vegetation, olive and orange orchards and passes through the occasional village of Ait Imour from where we will go off road and driving through a completely different scenery of stone desert, barren light brown plateaux, Bedouin village, Oasis then high hills with panoramic views on the High Atlas fromAgfay Desert, have your camera ready to take pictures to take Amazing photos and here we have a cup of mint tea in a nomad tent befor we head back to Marrakech with drop-off at your hotel at approximately 6pm.