5 days tour from Agadir to Merzouga desert
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Highlights of our tour:
5-day tour from Agadir to the Sahara of Merzouga. The tour covers different sites to explore and experiences to ty. Firstly, our tour starts from Agadir to Marrakech for a guided tour. Besides, you discover the largest Kasbah in Morocco and the Atlas Studios. Secondly, you visit Todra Gorges and experience a camel trekking trip in the Merzouga desert. Finally, you visit the longest river in Morocco in the Anti-Atlas Mountains. Then drive to the central towns of Saffron and carpets and end 5 days tour from Agadir in Agadir. Our tours include pick-up and drop-off services.
Day 1: Agadir to Marrakech:
After breakfast, we will pick up you from your Raid and start our 5 day tour from Agadir. Thus, we drive to Marrakech and make stops for panoramic views. A guided tour is planned to explore Marrakech with our local guide. That is to say, you will visit Bahia Place, Menara Garden Saadian Tombs where the sultan Ahmad al Mansur and his family buried. Besides, you visit the Koutoubia mosque square time of Jemaa El-Fnaa. Here, you will enjoy street performers such as snake charmers. Then, you visit Jardin Majorelle; it is a colorful garden with Andalusian art and different flowers. The tour highlights all the important tourist attractions. Finally, you spend a night in a Riad in the old Medina.
Day 2: Marrakech to Dades:
After breakfast, we leave Marrakech towards Ait ben Haddou. We will visit the Argan oil cooperative and enjoy panoramic views in Tizi-N-Tichka. Then, we visit the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. It is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. It is an action caravan route between Marrakech and the Sahara. Many movies are filmed here like Gladiator and the Game of Throne. After you visit the kasbah, we will visit the Atlas Studios in Ouarzazate. Later on, we head to Rose Valley where Rose Festival takes place each year in May. And then we visit Skoura and drive to Dades to check into a local Riad for a night.
Day 3: Dades to Merzouga desert:
We keep our 5 days tour from Agadir to Merzouga desert after breakfast. Hence, we drive to the oasis of Tinghir and stop on Todra Gorges. Here, you have free time to walk through the canyon between high rocks at 300m. The site attracts rock climbers all over the world. Moreover, we move to the Berber village of Touroug to visit the Berber cloth cooperative. After that, we drive to Jorf to explore a traditional way of watering palm tree groves. Next, we visit Erfoud town. It is a central site for date fruits where locals organize Date Show each year. Finally, we arrive in the Merzouga desert. There, you ride camels and cross the dunes to the camp for a night. You will watch the sunset view and experience sandboarding. After dinner, you enjoy music around the fire.
At the end of the day, we will finally arrive at Merzouga desert. There, you will ride camels across the Erg Chebbi sand dunes to spend the night at local Berber tents. At night, you will enjoy Berber music played by locals under a beautiful starry sky.
Day 4: Merzouga desert to Ouarzazate:
Today, you will wake up early to watch the sunrise view. After shower and breakfast, you ride camelback and resume our tour. Therefore, we will stop in Rissani to visit its old market. Afterward, we drive to Alnif, Tazarine, and stop in Nkob. Here, we will have lunch and then visit Draa Valley. It is the longest river in Morocco. Next, we stop to enjoy the Anti-Atlas Mountain views. Finally, we reach Ouarzazate for a night.
Day 5: Ouarzazate to Agadir:
The last of our 5 days tour from Agadir will depart after breakfast. Thus, we stop in Taznakht town. The town is famous for carpet weaving and crafts discovery. And then, visit the Taliouine that offers the saffron field. You will visit its saffron cooperative and drive to Taroudant. The town looks like Marrakech and it takes the name of Little Marrakech town. After visiting its old Median, we then drive to Agadir. Finally, we end 5 days tour from Agadir at your accommodation.
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There are numerous things you will see and visit on your 5 days tour from Agadir to Merzouga desert, and we have selected some of the finest below.
The red city of Marrakech:
Marrakech is located in Morocco’s center, south of Europe and west of North Africa. It is Morocco’s fourth biggest city. Marrakech means “God’s country” in Berber. Berbers are a North African indigenous people with their own distinct culture.
Because of its location at the desert’s entry, several dynasties prospered and collapsed, and structures were erected or destroyed each time, so you may experience a diversity of architectural styles at the same time. The cityscape is so beautiful that it has been dubbed the “Pearl of the South.”
It is essential to remember that depending on where you are in the city, you may witness different sides of the city, such as historical structures and marketplaces that are always filled with people. You may, for example, experience the contrast between the ancient and new cities as if you were in a foreign nation.
Some areas have been designated as World Heritage sites, and French is spoken throughout the city due to its past position as a French colony, giving it a mysterious air.
The Berber Kasbah fortress of Ait Benhaddou:
Ait Ben Haddou, a World Heritage Site since 1987, is a hamlet where old ruins’ streets and traditional architectural styles have been preserved. People still live in the area, and you can see how they gather together and support one other in the little settlements. When the sun sets in the west, the entire Kasbah turns crimson, and the picturesque panorama stretches even wider.
The town of Ait Ben Haddou is located in the outskirts of Ouarzazate, about 30 minutes by vehicle. It used to be a lucrative commercial hub between the Sahara and Marrakech, as well as a big city with a huge population. There are other communities like Ait Ben Haddou in the Ouarzazate suburbs, but Ait Ben Haddou is the one that has remained in the best shape.
The city of Ouarzazate:
Ouarzazate is a city in central Morocco, located south of the Atlas Mountains. It is a significant transit hub and the entry to Moroccan Sahara Desert tourism. It was also formerly a tiny village, but in the 1920s, a French military installation was established, and the city grew from there. Furthermore, it is one of Morocco’s most famous tourist destinations due to its stunning and outstanding scenery and atmosphere.Because of its accessible transportation and the spectacular and wonderful sight of the desert, Ouarzazate is frequently utilized as a filming location. It has been utilized as a filming location for a number of films. Many films, including Lawrence of Arabia, Star Wars, Living Daylights, Hamunaptra, Gladiator, and others, have been shot in Ouarzazate.
The desert of Merzouga, Erg Chebbi:
Merzouga is a tiny hamlet in southern Morocco near the Chebi Dunes, one of the country’s most famous sand dunes, and just about 30 kilometers from the Algerian border. Merzouga is one of Morocco’s most famous desert trip destinations, and it should not be missed. Sunsets and sunrises from the top of the dunes are spectacular. You may also ride a camel across the desert, camp in a desert tent, and fully appreciate the gorgeous desert.
In this lovely town, you may attempt a variety of different activities, such as quad biking, visiting nomad households, listening to Gnaoua music, seeing the Srij Lake, and so on.