4 days desert tour from Agadir
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Highlights of our tour:
Our 4 days desert tour in Morocco from Agadir will allow you to explore the best of the desert and city tours. We will see interesting and historical places like Taroudant, The Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou, and the cinema city of Ouarzazate.
The following days will be a great chance to explore the Sahara desertof Merzouga, one of the most beautiful places in the whole country. There, you will be able to try a plenty of entertaining activities such as camel riding, quad biking, camping, and more.
At the end of the tour, you will go back to Agadir passing by some interesting places like Rissani, Draa valley and the city of Agdez.
Day 1: Agadir to Ouarzazate:
On the first day of our 4 days desert tour itinerary from Agadir, we will head to the city of Ouarzazate. On our way , we will pass through several interesting Berber settlements in the Sous Valley. We will have the chance to visit Taroudant, popularly known as “Little Marrakech.” The village was constructed by the Saadian dynasty as a military base to attack the Portuguese invasion . Also, you will visit its ancient Medina and then travel via Taliouine and Taznakht.
Our next stop will be the Kasbah fortress of Ait Benhaddou. The latter is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Morocco’s biggest Kasbah. After that , we will drive to the cinema city of Ouarzazate. It is a great location for filmmaking, as it is famous for its Atlas Studios. Indeed, a lot of movies and TV shows were shot there, such as Prison Break and Gladiator. You will be able to visit those studios, and at the end of the day, we will take you to your accommodation
Day 2: Ouarzazate to Merzouga desert:
After having your breakfast, we will continue our 4 days desert tour from Agadir towards the Sahara desert of Merzouga. Before that, We will travel via the oasis of Skoura and Rose Valley and then arrive to Todgha Gorges. We will make a stop there to have lunch and admire the canyon’s magnificent cliffs. Afterward, we will travel to Touroug, Erfoud, and Merzouga. Once arriving to Merzouga, your camels will be waiting for you. You will ride them through the Erg Chebbi sand dunes to spend the night at a local Berber camp. Locals will amuse you with music around the fire as you relax and enjoy your time under a lovely starry sky.
Day 3: Merzouga to Agdz:
On this day of the 4 days desert tour from Agadir, you will have a great chance to see a wonderful sunrise from the top of the dunes. After that, you will have your breakfast before we drive to Rissani. In this city, we will walk through a typical market that becomes crowded in the days of Souk. People sell traditional stuffs there. Following that, we will travel through Draa Valley, going via Alnif, Tazarrine, and Nkob. You will also have the opportunity to drive off-road via the old caravan route and ancient kasbahs on your way to Agdez.
Day 4: Agdez to Agadir:
After breakfast, we drive from Agdz to Taznakht, which is known for its Berber gelims and carpets. We pass through gorgeous scenery and the Bouazzer mines on the route. This is a more remote and off-the-beaten-path area of the country. Later, we head west to Agadir, passing via the Tizi-n-Ikhsane and Tizi-n-Tighatine passes. We stop for lunch at Taliouine, the center of Morocco’s saffron growing region, where there is an outstanding tiny museum dedicated to the art of saffron cultivation. In the afternoon, the route brings us back to Taroudant, where we follow the often-dry Souss River and countless argane trees on all the hillside slopes back to Agadir, which we arrive at the end of the afternoon.
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During this tour of 4 days from Agadir to Merzouga desert, there are many things you will see and visit, we have listed some of the best below.
Taroudant or "the little Marrakech.":
Taroudant, a charming and hospitable city in the Souss Massa region, will amaze you. With the Atlas Mountains in the background, the ochre colour of the ramparts provides us a stunning sight at sunset. This vibrant city of 63,000 people, still untouched by mass tourism, is fascinating!
It was the Saadians’ initial capital in the 16th century, and its ramparts earned it the nickname “Little Marrakech.” It was previously known by the ever-popular name “Vala,” after a Roman or Syrian lady who symbolized beauty.
The cinema city of Ouarzazate:
At the threshold of the great south rises the majestic Ouarzazate, a striking mixture of oases, kasbahs and flourishing valleys. In a vast desert plateau that attracts tourists of different nationalities. In the shade of its palm trees, the city of Ouarzazate has settled down leaving behind it a rocky immensity swept by all the winds of the Sahara. The city of Ouarzazate and its region offers superb natural scenery for film shoots which has made it for years an attraction for the great producers and film directors of Hollywood and others.
The region of Ouarzazate, which has always attracted the attention of many historians, still remains an enigma for them, however some archaeological researches carried out proved the existence of various civilizations that would have lived in this region; these same researches also proved a very old human occupation: rock engravings testifying to the prehistoric times have been found there.
The stunning Merzouga desert:
Merzouga is a village in southeastern Morocco, near the Algerian border, and is home to many Berbers, the indigenous people of North Africa. It is about 500 km east of Marrakech, the main base for sightseeing in Morocco.
The reason why Merzouga is so famous as a tourist spot in the Sahara is because it is literally “right there” in the middle of the desert. A minute’s walk along the dirt road from the square where the long-distance bus stops will bring you to a panorama of the great sand dunes on your right.