Five to eight days is a great length for a Morocco trip, with stops in Marrakesh, Imlil, and Agafay. Travelers with less time can hit the route's highlights in four days, which makes for a fast-paced journey. Travelers with more time can enjoy extra sights and activities at each stop or explore more of the country—some favored itinerary extensions include Essaouira or Fes. Get inspired with kimkim's Marrakesh, Imlil, and Agafay trip ideas below.

How many days do you need in Marrakesh, Imlil & Agafay?

  • Most travelers spend 5-8 days in Marrakesh, Imlil, and Agafay combined
  • Visiting Marrakesh, Imlil, and Agafay in 4 days is possible, but it will feel rushed
  • With 9 or more days, most travelers choose to add more stops to their trip
  • The most common extensions are Essaouira and Fes

How Many Days to Spend in Marrakesh

Recommended Itineraries for Marrakesh, Imlil & Agafay

Recommended Itinerary for 5 Days

Typical intricate Moroccan tile artwork; a fountain in Rabat, near the Hassan Tower and Mohamed V Mausoleum
Typical intricate Moroccan tile artwork; a fountain in Rabat, near the Hassan Tower and Mohamed V Mausoleum
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrive in Marrakesh, Culinary Walking Tour Marrakesh
Day 2 Morning City Tour, Majorelle Gardens Guided Visit, Hammam & Spa Experience Marrakesh
Day 3 Transfer to Imlil, Free Time Imlil
Day 4 Transfer to Agafay Desert via Ourika Valley, Camel Ride, ATV Quad Adventure Agafay
Day 5 Return to Marrakesh, Depart  

This five-day Moroccan journey combines the best of buzzing Marrakesh with the quiet of the High Atlas mountains and the Agafay desert. Start in the city with a culinary tour, traditional hammam spa, and guided tour before heading out to the breathtaking Atlas mountains. Explore Berber villages, hike peaceful mountain valleys, and join a local family for lunch. Ride camels and ATVs in the rugged Agafay desert, and spend the night under the starlit sky. Read more

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Extended Itineraries

9-Day Itinerary Including Essaouira

Essaouira's charming waterfront
Essaouira's charming waterfront
Day Highlights Overnight
Day 1 Arrival in Marrakesh Marrakesh
Day 2 Mystical Marrakesh: Unveiling the Allure of Morocco's Vibrant Jewel, Majorelle Gardens Guided Visit Marrakesh
Day 3 Free day in Marrakesh Marrakesh
Day 4 From Bustling Medina to Mountain Tranquility: Marrakesh to Imlil Transfer Imlil
Day 5 Desert Oasis: Ourika Valley & Agafay Camel Riding Agafay
Day 6 Agafay to Essaouira, Argan Oil Women's Cooperative Essaouira
Day 7 Guided Tour of Essaouira Essaouira
Day 8 Free Day in Essaouira, Kitesurfing or Horseback Riding Essaouira
Day 9 Return to Marrakesh, Depart  

A visit to Morocco in summer offers plenty of opportunities for sunbathing on beaches, exploring windswept deserts, and relaxing in shaded gardens. On this laid-back, nine-day trip, you'll see some of Marrakesh's most scenic sights, enjoy an easy hike in the Atlas mountains, ride a camel through the Agafay Desert, and cool off in coastal Essaouira—making for the perfect summer break. Read more

How to travel between Marrakesh, Imlil & Agafay

If you're looking to get from Marrakesh to the small village of Imlil in the Atlas mountains budget two to three hours for site-seeing stops along this winding scenic route. Read more


Map of Marrakesh, Imlil & Agafay: Best Itinerary Ideas
Map of Marrakesh, Imlil & Agafay: Best Itinerary Ideas