Agafay stone desert near Marrakech
Agafay stone desert near Marrakech

Horseback Riding in the Agafay Desert of Morocco, Marrakesh


Explore the expansive Agafay Desert near Marrakech with a peaceful horseback riding adventure. Before following your guide through the arid environment, passing long stretches of open desert, and conquering dunes, learn a few basic techniques.

Depending on the season and time of day, the desert will seem to change color. You may enjoy a muted beige landscape or one with vibrant orange hues. The Agafay Desert is an ideal area for horseback riding. You'll enjoy the quiet solitude as you trot into the open expanse and listen to stories of the area's geology and history. Keep an eye out for local shepherds leading their flock.

Before heading back to Marrakech, you'll take a break and enjoy lunch in the desert. First, savor the flavors of traditional Moroccan cuisine and listen to more stories from your guide. Then, enjoy some free time to roam around, and feel free to ask questions and take photos.

Read more about unique desert excursions in Morocco.