If you only have 2 or 3 days in Morocco, you'd probably prefer to spend sometime in Marrakech and its surroundings instead of traveling long distances over multiple days to see the Sahara desert. If that is the case, Agafay desert would be the best alternative to get a glimpse of the desert.
Just 1h30 drive from Marrakech, the barren plateaus and hills of Agafay start, and off the beaten track we go. An arid landscape with a few green oases here and there for contrast and snow caped mighty mountains in the horizon. It is indeed a beautiful sight.
For mechanical sports lovers, Agafay Desert is a playground for quad bikers and buggy enthusiasts, the immense plateaus and the multitude of paths offer great opportunities for some machine rumbling and Adrenaline unleashing.
You can also try a 30 minutes camel ride if you've never experienced riding these beautiful, peaceful animals.
Agafay is a great backdrop for photos, so no wonder many ceremonies and action clips are taken there, many celebrities even held their weddings in one of the camps of Agafay. So make sure to bring your best camera along and take some unforgettable shots.