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Agafay Desert, Hidden Gem of Marrakech

by agness / Monday, 28 December 2015 / Published in Marrakech

The Agafay desert is located thirty kilometers in the South of Marrakech and extends over several hundred acres. This rocky desert, can be likened to a sand desert. Indeed, its white dunes stand and landscape are similar to the Sahara dunes. In the middle of the desert, is a surprising oasis called the enchanted oasis, a haven of peace and tranquility, where the fauna and flora can easily develop. In this paradise, frogs and turtles live peacefully in the oueds, surrounded by water and rocks. Lost in the dunes are still some Berber villages that continue to exist in this austere but sublime nature.

Really close to Marrakech, this stony desert will surprise you and make you forget the intense atmosphere of the center of Marrakech. The desert can be crossed by :

Discover it in a FWD with one of our English Speaking drivers in HIGH ATLAS DRIVE & WALK ! A visit of Berber Imlil village is also included.

The other excursions FWD PURE HIGH ATLAS includes also the crossing of Agafay desert before reaching Saida’s house for a nice lunch and a nice walk.

Otherwise, A quad bike or a buggy are also excellent way to go along its hills and landscape: the FULL DAY QAUD BIKE TRIP starting from Lalla Takerkoust (with pick up in Marrakech), is a true value !

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