Agafay desert, lake of Takerkoust, Kik plateau, hiking through berber villages of the Atlas mountains and meet the locals and learn about their culture and their lifestyle, all these are just in one day. This is an amazing multi activities day trip that each traveler should add to his bucket list when visiting Marrakech.
This is a day trip to the foothills of the Atlas Mountains where you can enjoy trails with arid hills, oasis and valleys. After crossing a forest of eucalyptus, you will discover magnificent Berber villages before joining the closest desert to Marrakech. The landscape of the Agafay desert is covered with rare wild flowers, wheat and barley, but during the summer and autumn months it looks like a real desert with stony dunes running down the majestic Atlas Mountains. A stop for pictures is a must before heading to the lake of Lalla Takarkoust where you can have a refreshing cup of mint tea. The excursion had just started, more breathtaking adventures and more amazing diverse landscapes are waiting to be discoverd . Heading up to the Atlas via Kik plateau with a stuning view of the snow-capped mountains, the next direction is to the camel ride point where you can set off for a pleasant half an hour stroll on the camels. The driving continue deeper into the Atlas mountains and your next distination will be magnificent hidden villages scattred in the middel of the Toubkal National Park. The irresistible lunch cooked and served by locals, it self, is an unforgottable taste that you are trying for your first time . After enjoying your three courses meal lunch in the roof top of a local guest house, a friendly local guide is going to take you for a walk through the typic hamlets and the green fields of the area before you drive back down to Marrakech via a different road.