Lake Takerkoust & Agafay Desert – Day Excursion

For committed riders : go around out of town for a full day’s tour of the best quad tracks in the Marrakech outback from fresh Lake Takerkoust to the simmering stone desert of Agafay. Explore Lake Takerkoust at the foot of the mighty High Atlas Mountains with a choice of easy or challenging trails winding through Eucalyptus forests and lush hidden canyons to the Agafay desert and its arid hills that look like dunes floating against the sky.

Safety first: Equipment briefing (Yamaha quad) and… road book: trails up to Lake Takerkourst at the foothills of the Atlas. Lunch under tent in the perfect spot, and finally through Agafay stony reg desert on way back to Marrakech. And of course, great views of the High Atlas mountains. Our detailed knowledge of the area, top-notch in-house maintenance and the complete reliability of our equipment provide for a full day’s quadding through deserts, lakes and mountains.

Let our guides take you up to the most beautiful spots, the grandest panoramas and the most amazing views of rocky deserts, lush oases and the High Atlas Mountains. Lunch & soft drinks under tent with great views of the High Atlas Mountains (an exclusivity of Dunes & Desert!).

Fill up on energy for the rest of the ride! The first men who arrived here so marveled at the land they found that they said a God was holding the world on his shoulder here. Discover why for yourself with this full-on exploration!


  • Automatic transmission Yamaha Quads for an easy and comfortable ride.
  • Pick up from & return transfer to your hotel or riad (5km or less from Marrakech)
  • Guide, fuel, headwear, eyewear, handwear, waterproof jacket (if necessary)
  • Bottled water for the ride.
  • Tea & snack break with a local family.
  • Lunch in a family house soft drinks included
  • Limited liability insurance.

Logistics & Details

  • Daily departures at 8:30. Exact pick up time confirmed the day before by phone.
  • Total time about 8 hours includes meet & greet, transfers, arrival, preparation, briefing, initiation, ride, debriefing & hotel or riad return.
  • For your comfort and safety, we strongly recommend no passengers join this excursion, only riders.  Or passengers with the guide only.
  • Minors under 16 must ride as passengers.
  • Minors 16 and over require parental waiver to pilot a quad.
  • Our guides take photos which you can share from our Facebook page. Please let us know if you would rather not appear in our pictures.
  • A lot of people ask us for dunes, but unfortunately, there are no dunes close to Marrakech. If you’d like to cross dunes in buggies or quads for a day or if you’d like to cruise the Moroccan Sahara to vast palmgroves and distant wadis, ksars, kasbahs and ksours, contact us. We’ve got just the ticket.
  • We maintain a year-round, locally integrated and fully equipped base at departure site with toilets, cool drinks and wifi.

If, like us, you have been genuinely touched by local displays of hospitality, you can help local villages by donating to our charitable organizationDesert Solidarity. For each donation, we will also give 1 euro (but you are free to give more!)

Tips and extras are not included.

We do not provide personal risk insurance.

Good to Know

  • Have your camera with you for great snapshots or serious photography.
  • We recommend you wear closed shoes, comfortable clothing, sunscreen and warm clothes for winter sunshine. To best enjoy this experience, we suggest you respect local customs and avoid wearing shorts or skirts
  • For your peace of mind, we recommend you check you have a personal all risk insurance with repatriation option.


  • Blue.This family-friendly excursion is accessible to all but not recommended for young children. Our guides adjust the pace to your needs.