3 days desert tour from Agadir to Merzouga
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Highlights of our tour:
The three-day trip schedule in Morocco from Agadir will allow you to visit some of the country’s most intriguing sites. To begin, we will make a short visit to Taroudant before proceeding to the ancient Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. We will also get the opportunity to visit the cinema city of Ouarzazate.
This tour will also take you to the Todgha gorges and the centerpiece of all Morocco excursions, Merzouga. The latter is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. There, you may marvel at the beautiful sand dunes and take a camel ride. At the end of the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore some new sites and snap some beautiful photographs for photography enthusiasts.
Day 1: Agadir to Ouarzazate:
The first day of your 3 desert tour from Agadir to Merzouga will start at 8:00 a.m. After breakfast at your hotel, we will journey to Ouarzazate via Taroudant, where you will be given a brief tour of the city’s historic fortifications and souks. Then we’ll go to the old Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou, a historic fortified Ksar that has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1987.
After lunchtime at the Kasbah, we’ll continue our trip to the movie city of Ouarzazate, a city in southern Morocco known as “the entrance to the desert.” Ouarzazate has several kasbahs, mountains, valleys, and Oasis, as well as palm trees, which give the region its magnificent vistas. We’ll be spending the night there.
Day 2: Ouarzazate to Merzouga desert:
On the second day of our 3 days Morocco tour from Agadir, we’ll depart Ouarzazate at 8:30 a.m. for Skoura, one of the southern thousand kasbahs’ wonders. Then we’ll proceed over the Roses Valley, passing through Ait Youl Kasbah before landing at Boulmane. Following that, we will travel to Tinghir, which provides breathtaking views that can be seen in Todgha Gorges Canyons and other areas. Later, we’ll go to Tinjdad for lunch and a tour of the Touroug Palm Plantations before continuing on to Erfoud to see a local fossil craft store.
We will arrive in the Merzouga desert, the highlight of all our Morocco trips, at the end of the day. Your camels will be waiting for you near the dunes to begin your desert adventure to your encampment, where you will enjoy Berber music, view the starry sky, and spend a beautiful night.
Day 3: Merzouga to Agadir:
On the final day of our three-day tour itinerary in Morocco, we will return to Agadir, where we began. We’ll ride the camels back to the starting point over Erg Chebbi’s desert. We begin our last journey by going through a dry pre-desertic terrain, where we will observe the “acacia,” a typical tree of this climate. Following that, we will stop along the way in Draa valley to enjoy the beautiful views of the river that gives the valley its name.
Our drive to Agadir continues via the Anti Atlas Mountains, pausing for lunch overlooking the Kasbah at El Glaoui and going through Taliouine (the saffron capital). Finally, our 3 days desert tour from Agadir concludes about 8 p.m., when we drop you off at your hotel.
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The cinema city of Ouarzazate:
Because there are so many Atlas studios in Ouarzazate, the city has been dubbed “Africa’s Hollywood.” The name Ouarzazate is derived from two words: Ouar, which means “without,” and Zazate, which means “noise.” That is to imply, “a city devoid of noise.” Ouarzazate is also well-known for its Taourirt Kasbah.
Kasbah is derived from the Arabic word Kasab, which means “bamboo.” The reason for this is because bamboo is utilized to build the roofing of the fortress Kasbah. Ouarzazate’s Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou has four studios where they produce films and give out equipment to others.
The city of Tinghir:
Tinghir (also Tineghir or Tinerhir) is a lovely city known for its magnificent palm grove and Todgha Gorges. The settlement, which has a population of 40,000 people, is built in layers around a peninsula inhabited by the ruins of an old Glaoui castle (including adjacent towns).
The palm forest encircles the city on all sides, stretching 30 kilometers and filled with little ksour and kasbahs. Tourists may go walking, cycling, donkey rides, camel rides, or off-roading and discover a whole community organization, from farm work to water delivery.
Merzouga Sahara desert:
Merzouga is a tiny hamlet famous for the high dunes of Erg Chebbi that stretch to its outskirts. The Merzouga dunes are a popular location for tourists wanting a total immersion in the middle of a desert landscape that is both stunning and magnificent.
The town of Merzouga, located in the southeast of Morocco, 50 kilometers from Erfoud, is a pleasant surprise. After passing through stunning and diverse landscapes, you will arrive at an amazing sight: the Erg Chebbi dunes. They will be draped in a golden or ochre hue that will vary during the day, depending on the time you arrive.
As soon as you arrive at Merzouga on our 3 days desert tour from Agadir, you will be immersed in another world. The legendary blue guys with indigo blue cheich, the Saharouis, greet you. The camel drivers, as well as their dromedaries!