Lake Takerkoust & Agafay Desert Siteseeing Tour
Duration: 9:00am - 6:00pm
Morocco Travel Included: Lake Takerkoust and Moulay Ismail Tour, Luxury Morocco Transport, English, Arabic, Berber, French Speaking Driver, Marrakech Expert Licensed Guide
Starting & Finishing Point: Your Riad or Hotel In Marrakech
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►Departure from your riad or hotel on a one-day journey to visit Lake Takerkoust
, a manmade lake, on the edge of the Agafay Desert that was built under the French Protectorate between 1929- 1935 to provide Marrakech and the surrounding cities with electricity as well as to irrigate the agricultural fields in the plain of Haouz.
►In the construction of Lake Takerkoust, also referred to as Lalla Takerkoust, great care was taken to ensure that the lake would blend in with the beautiful surroundings and enhance the area. Visitors will agree that this objective was achieved and with the majestic Atlas Mountains reflecting in the tranquil waters of the lake. Lalla Takerkoust has contributed in making this beautiful part of Morocco even more appealing.
► After visiting the Lalla Takerkoust
, enjoy lunch at La Flouka, a popular French restaurant or take the road to the Agafay Desert to have lunch with a Berber family in a village for a real taste of desert life.
►Settled by nomads from the Sahara in the 18th century the Agafay Desert’s landscape is covered with wheat, barley and flowers however in the summer and autumn months it looks similar to the real desert with flowing dunes and the bonus of majestic High Atlas Mountain views nestled just behind it. In spring Agafay offers up wildflowers among other flora and fauna which make it a scenic experience.
►A Visit to the Agafay Desert is a splendid way to see the varied Moroccan landscape without heading all the way to the Sahara Desert
►End the afternoon with a drive east towards Plateau Kik and a visit to Moulay Brahim, a holy town named after a Sufi Saint.
►To extend this one-day tour, we offer the option to overnight at one of Lake Takerkoust’s guests houses with view of the Lake or instead at the boutique luxury bivouac, Le Pause in a desert setting. La Pause is a luxury retreat nestled in the arid, Agafay hills and an exquisite oasis where riverbeds run among the Moroccan wilderness.