desert near marrakech
Desert near Marrakech: Agafay Desert One of the most famous deserts near Marrakech, Morocco is the Agafay Desert. Many tour operators offer experiences in the Agafay Desert, including camel rides, quad biking in agafay, and even hot air balloon rides. Keep in mind that if you’re looking for a more traditional sandy desert experience, you’d need to travel further southeast to the Sahara Desert, which is a much longer journey from Marrakech.
The city of Marrakech is located in the Tensift River valley, with the Tensift River passing along the northern edge of the city. The Ourika River valley is about 30 kilometers (19 mi) south of Marrakesh. The “silvery valley of the Ourika river curving north towards Marrakesh”, and the “red heights of Jebel Yagour still capped with snow” to the south are sights in this area. David Prescott Barrows, who describes Marrakesh as Morocco’s