8 Day Moroccan Desert Walking Tour with Marrakesh

1 Marrakesh, 3 Ouzoud & 2 Agafay
Round trip flights New York-Marrakesh, Marrakesh-New York, 6 nights accommodations, all transfers, most meals and sightseeing
Price Includes
  • Small groups of maximum 22 travelers guaranteed
  • Round trip flights New York-Marrakesh, Marrakesh-New York
    Other departure cities available. Click on date of departure for selection and prices
  • Airline taxes & fuel surcharges
  • 6 nights accommodations
    • 1 night Marrakesh
    • 3 nights Ouzoud
    • 2 nights Agafay
  • Hotel taxes, fees & service charges
  • Hotel porterage
  • All transfers included only with airfare purchase on package arrival & departure dates†
  • 14 meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing per itinerary in modern air-conditioned motor vehicles
  • Services of English-speaking tour manager throughout
  • Additional English-speaking assistant with 11+ travelers
  • Entrance fees per itinerary
  • Active itinerary with unique cultural features

Walking Activity Level

  • 1 Easy Day | up to 4 hours of walking a day, easy walking on mostly flat terrain, accessible to all guests in good health
  • 4 Moderate Days | 4-6 hours of walking a day, hilly with some steep or uneven terrain, clients should be physically fit and prepared for several hours of activity

Special Features

  • Embark on a hike through the dramatic scenery of M'Goun National Geopark
  • Hike to the impressive 330-foot high Ouzoud Waterfalls
  • Trek through magnificent landscape to the mesmerizing gorge of Oued El Abid
  • Ride a camel in Agafay Desert, surrounded by majestic rocky landscape
  • Explore Toubkal National Park, located in the High Atlas Mountains
  • Share lunch with a local family and experience Moroccan hospitality

†Transfers are available for purchase for land only or on alternative flight dates

Day By Day Itinerary

This itinerary requires a high level of physical fitness with up to 5 hours of walking per day. The route and activities are subject to change based on weather conditions. Please see the "Is This Trip Right for You?" section and the Trip Preparation tab for more information.

DAY 1, Saturday - Depart for Morocco
Depart for Morocco

DAY 2, Sunday - Arrive in Marrakesh
Arrive in Marrakesh and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Your tour will begin with an orientation meeting with your Tour Manager at approximately 6 PM, followed by a light dinner. We recommend that you select flights which arrive no later than 4 PM
Overnight: Marrakesh
Meals: Dinner

DAY 3, Monday - M'Goun National Geopark Hike
The drive today takes you into the Atlas Mountains to Ouzoud Waterfalls. Continue to M'Goun, a UNESCO Global Geopark. Embark on a hike through this dramatic red-rock country. Pass by Imi n'Ifri Natural Bridge and the dinosaur footprints of Iwariden. View landscapes of snow-capped peaks, lush valleys, gorges and plateaus. Later, enjoy a picnic lunch with a local family. Tonight dinner is at the hotel
Overnight: Ouzoud
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Activity Level: Moderate, 5 miles, 3 hours

DAY 4, Tuesday - Bin El Quidane to Agoudi El Khir Walk, M'Goun Geopark Museum
This morning, drive past the village of Azilal to the starting point of the hike. The trail runs between Agoudi El Khir and Bin El Ouidane Dam area, overlooking the snow-capped High Atlas Mountains. Arrive at a viewpoint offering panoramic views of Bin El Ouidane Lake and descent to Ait El Bakour village, continuing to Wiam lodge. From here drive to a restaurant, overlooking the lake for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the M'Goun Geopark Museum, with exhibits that showcase the valuable cultural and natural heritage of the geopark. Afterward, return to your hotel
Overnight: Ouzoud
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Activity Level: Easy, 6 miles, 3 hours

DAY 5, Wednesday - Hike to Ouzoud Waterfalls
After breakfast, begin the walk from your hotel towards the Berber village of Tanaghmalte. Stop at the village for mint tea before heading down to the valley, along a mule path. Reach the river bed called Tissakht and cross to the other side via a wooden bridge. Continue the walk to arrive at the famous Ouzoud Waterfalls, a 330-foot high falls surrounded by thousands of olive trees. You might be able to spot monkeys and native wildlife in their natural habitat. Climb the stairs to enjoy lunch in any of the local restaurants. Afterward, return to the hotel and spend time at leisure
Overnight: Ouzoud
Meals: Breakfast
Activity Level: Moderate, 5 miles, 3 hours

DAY 6, Thursday - Oued El Abid Gorge, Camel Ride, Agafay
Depart Ouzoud and head to the mesmerizing gorge of Oued El Abid. Begin your hike on a zigzag path down the cliff to the river. Cross the river and continue your trek to the village of Ait El Arbi. View the magnificent landscape, an area known for its olive oil and almond harvest. Following your hike, travel to Agafay Desert, an oasis outside Marrakesh. Enjoy a camel ride through the desert. Arrive at the camp for dinner and overnight
Overnight: Agafay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Activity Level: Moderate, 2 miles, 3 hours

DAY 7, Friday - Hike in Toubkal National Park
Begin the day with a drive to the scenic Kik Plateau. Embark on a hike in Toubkal National Park, located in the Atlas Mountains. The trail takes you through juniper forests, picturesque valleys and stunning scenery. View the towering snow-capped peak of Mount Toubkal at an elevation 13,751 feet. Stop for tea and lunch with a local family and experience Moroccan hospitality. Later, return to the camp. Tonight bid farewell to your Tour Manager
Overnight: Agafay
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Activity Level: Moderate, 6 miles, 3.5 hours

DAY 8, Saturday - Depart Morocco
Transfer to the airport in Marrakesh for your departure flight
Meals: Breakfast

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Notes :
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers.
  • During Ramadan (Mar 22 - Apr 21, 2023), historic and cultural sites may close early and operate with minimal staff.
  • The order of sightseeing may be changed to accommodate the holiday observance.
  • Many hotels, restaurants, and bars may not serve alcoholic beverages and some local restaurants may not be open.
  • Entertainment may be limited to be respectful of the holiday observance.
  • Modest dress is suggested during Ramadan (no shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops).
  • Use discretion when drinking, eating, and smoking in public between sunrise and sunset.
  • Triple rooms are not available for this package.
  • Passengers traveling abroad require a passport valid for six months beyond their travel dates.
  • All travelers are responsible to check if a visa is required for all countries on their itinerary.
Not Included
  • Optional tours and gratuities
  • Land only price does not include arrival/departure transfers

All prices are per person, based on double occupancy, and subject to availability at the time of booking. The from price reflects the lowest available price at time of publication, which is valid for a specific start date or dates and also based on availability at the time of booking.