Desert and city tours from Agadir
Desert and city tours from Agadir
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The history of Agadir is relatively recent, the premises are probably around 1505 when the Portuguese settled at the foot of the hill and built a fortress to protect their trading post. Later, driven out by the local tribes, they left the region and almost the entire Moroccan territory.
In the 17th century, the Berber dynasty of Tazeroualt gave the city its first boom, and the harbor was more or less developed to receive commercial exchanges with Europe.
In 1731 an earthquake destroyed the city and with the approval of the local potentate, the Dutch set up a trading post and participated in the reconstruction.
The history of Agadir will, until 1960, oscillate between feverish activity and abandonment. The earthquake which caused several thousand victims that year determined the fate of the city.
It was the first fishing port, the hub of the export industry, and the first tourist destination in Morocco. Today, Agadir is a very modern city turned towards the future.
Agadir’s location is in southwest Morocco, on the Atlantic coast, 550 km south of Casablanca, 235 km west of Marrakech, and 170 km from Essaouira.
The kilometers of sandy beaches and the ample cut of the coast make it, with the bay of Taghazout, full members of the club of the most beautiful bays of the world.
In the hinterland, the very fertile Souss valley, thanks to a water table and an important hydraulic infrastructure, supplies the commercial activity of the port with fruits and vegetables.
In winter, the average temperature is 16° without much variation between day and night. The bad weather that can occur between November and March is generally concentrated over a few days. Also, they can be quite violent depending on the year.
In summer, the average temperature is 22° without great amplitude between the day and the night. If the Chergui, a sub-Saharan wind, blows, then the temperature rises to 40°. Don’t panic, this situation is rare.
Join our best tours from Agadir and have a chance to visit Ouarzazate, Morocco’s Hollywood. This incredible city is halfway to Erg Chebbi’s desert and is frequently used as a lunch stop. In fact, the name of the city is in the Berber language and it means “without noise.” It has one of Morocco’s international airports that offers a large number of tickets available for people who want to take a brief desert excursion. Moreover, this city, like Ait Benhaddou, is a popular filming location and is famous internationally.
The Atlas Studios and the Kasbah of Taourirt are the two most popular tourist attractions at this site. The major location for filming is the Atlas Cinema Studio. Morocco, as previously stated, contains a large number of kasbahs; some estimates put the number at over a thousand. The Taourirt Kasbah, built in the style of a maze by the el Glaoui tribe, is one of Morocco’s most unusual fortified towns.
Although this is one of Morocco’s most magnificent Kasbahs, it is less frequented by visitors who choose to bypass the Atlas Mountains and save time.
Finally, Ouarzazate is home to the world’s largest station of concentrated solar energy. This demonstrates Morocco’s priority of using natural resources. However, our tours from Agadir do not cover this stop because it is not permitted.
The Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou:
In Morocco, Kasbahs and Ksours are architectural and technical wonders. They are what distinguish our country from others. Indeed, they are an example that represents customary human gatherings while also highlighting key periods in Morocco’s growth. Not to mention Moroccans’ interactions with their surroundings and heritage.
While exploring Morocco with our desert and city tours from Agadir, foreign and Moroccan tourists like to visit Ait Benhaddou, which is one of the most popular tourist sites. This Kasbah, with its tall towers, is located around 30 kilometers from the city center. A collection of mud-brick, high-precision brick houses are encircled by walls, forming the settlement.
The Kasbah, which is located in the town of Ighrem, is 1,300 square meters in dimension. In 1987, UNESCO designated it as a World Human Heritage Site, and it was later designated as a national archeological site. It was built as a fortified town for security and economic purposes in the 18th century. It views out over the Ounila Valley, which is home to the “Salt River,” a tiny river.
Ait Benhaddou resisted strongly and defied various circumstances and natural causes in order to retain the strength of its many components, thanks to its outstanding technical charm. It was, however, rebuilt in 1977 for the filming of the “Jesus of Nazareth” series.
Merzouga is located in Morocco’s southeast region. Approximately 20 kilometers from the Moroccan-Algerian border, and about 40 kilometers from Rissani, a small city in the same region. The name Merzouga is said to have originated with the Merzoug family, one of the area’s oldest families.
The region started its first tourist projects more than three decades ago, which have helped it shine and become a popular tourist destination in Morocco. People began to establish hotels and campgrounds around the year 1986 in order to attract more guests.
The French and Spaniards were the initial visitors. Only a few years later, the location became increasingly popular and began to attract large numbers of visitors. Not to mention Moroccans who visit the desert dunes to take sandbaths and cure themselves of various Rheumatism-related diseases.
The golden sand dunes of Erg Chebbi are unquestionably what distinguishes the desert. The people and their culture are also important. Camel rides and desert camping are two more activities that attract visitors. People preserved their Berber identity by constructing traditional camps that allow visitors to experience life as a local.
Main activities to try in Merzouga
The Merzouga tourism site offers a variety of places that appeal to desert sports enthusiasts, camping enthusiasts, and camel riders, particularly international visitors.
Many visitors to Merzouga are unable to convey their enthusiasm or what has influenced them. This is most likely what makes the Merzouga desert so special and draws travelers back again and again. Perhaps this is one of the key reasons why Merzouga has become such a popular tourist destination in Morocco’s Tafilalt area. In recent years, the number of tourists has been gradually growing from one to another.
Marrakech, one of Morocco’s most significant cities, is popularly known as “The Red City” and “The City of Palm Trees”. It is the tourism capital, with many pleasurable rituals, sights, and vistas that are simply breathtaking.
The numerous landmarks of Marrakech are perhaps the most well-known aspects of the city. Tourists will find a variety of local markets of a popular nature, as well as palaces, castles, and districts of archeological significance, among other things in the city.
What to discover in Marrakech with our desert and city tours from Agadir
When you book one of our city, private, or desert tours from Agadir, you will see a variety of sights in Marrakech. Below are some examples.
The square of Jamaa El Fna
Because it is one of the oldest sites in Marrakech, Jamaa El-Fana Square is regarded one of the most significant tourist attractions. It was constructed at the same time with the city. The building of this structure dates from the fifth century A.D. As a result, every historian will find the square to be a significant source of enjoyment.
There are several methods to keep yourself entertained. The most essential thing is to see the magnificent snake shows, music players, and a variety of other things. Thousands of people, mostly foreign visitors, attend these fascinating events. There will also be a group of storytellers telling intriguing stories, as well as a variety of performances in the arena, so don’t miss it.
The Marrakech Market, also known as “Dwar Al-Mawasin,” is home to a variety of shops. For example, there are a variety of cafes and stores that sell unique antiques, as well as those that exhibit fashionable clothing, accessories, and shoe dealers. We recommend that you take a break and have a cup of Moroccan tea, along with a few photographs with sellers dressed in traditional costumes.
The Majorelle Garden is one of Marrakech’s most attractive tourist attractions. Rare plant and flower enthusiasts flock to this lovely garden. It has a wide range of flora. The most notable of these are several cactus varieties, which you may encounter for the first time at the park.
The Majorelle Garden, which opened in 1924, is located in Gueliz. The French painter planned to create a unique garden in Marrakech that would stand out from the rest of the city. He painted the Garden blue, which drew the attention of tourists.
Al-Manara Gardens were created during Almohad Period, but not for tourist as it is now. They were a swimming training center for soldiers. Because the UN wanted to safeguard the country, they provided a wide range of conservation training.
The Menara Gardens are a large pond that receives water from the Atlas Mountains near the Mediterranean. In addition, a grove of trees has been planted in the garden. You may snap a series of photos of this stunning natural setting, which perfectly portrays Morocco’s splendor.
There are numerous wings and halls in the palace.Marrakech tourism is known for its variety. After learning about the most prominent marketplaces, squares, and gardens, it’s time to learn about Al-Bahia Palace, a major tourist attraction in Marrakech. The palace, built by the Alawite dynasty in the 19th century, is a highlight of the city. The history of this palace may be smelled on its walls. In addition to the beauty of the engravings and the accuracy with which they were made, the walls are adorned with significant inscriptions that have a unique eastern flavor. There are numerous wings and halls in the palace.
The Atlas Mountains and Todra Gorges
The Atlas Mountains, as they are known, are a mountain range that spans three countries: Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia. They are not, however, a continuous chain of mountains because they are separated by large distances. We go over these mountains via one of Morocco’s longest curving roads, Tizi NTichka, which is nearly 200 kilometers long. Many Berber families constructed their homes and formed tiny communities along the road. Furthermore, many people on this route utilize Argan oil to make cosmetics. Our desert and city tours from Agadir will allow you to visit various cooperatives in this area.
Todra or Todgha Gorges are one of Morocco’s most popular destinations, especially for climbers. People generally choose canyons that reach a height of around 300 meters and are divided by a river. Berbers in the region frequently bring their herds to the spring to be watered. Todra is a popular tourist attraction as well as a place of residence for locals and residents. They go there to unwind or to sell traditional items such as rugs.