Embark on a 4-Day Morocco Desert Tour from Agadir to Merzouga for a unique adventure. Your desert trip will start in Agadir and take you to Taroudant, often called little Marrakesh. You will also explore Taliouine, a saffron-growing area with a government-run saffron museum. Plus, you’ll stop at Taznakht, full of co-operatives selling Berber rugs and kelims.
And if that’s not enough, you’ll also visit Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, Hollywood’s favorite film location in Morocco. Then it’s on to Ouarzazate, Skoura oasis, and Kasbah Amredhil before exploring the Dades valley garden fields and hiking the Toudgha gorges with a local guide. And, of course, no desert trip would be complete without camel trekking in the dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. Finally, you’ll have the chance to admire the sunset from the dunes’ summit and enjoy the Sahara’s tranquility.
Take the opportunity to explore Morocco’s stunning desert landscape on this four-day Agadir to Merzouga tour. From picturesque Taroudant to Taliouine and Ait Ben Haddou’s Kasbah, often used as a filming location for Hollywood movies, to Skoura oasis and Dades Valley, you’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to see and do. And, of course, a trip to the Moroccan desert would only be complete with an exhilarating camel ride through the Erg Chebbi sand dunes in Merzouga.
Start your Agadir desert tour to Merzouga with a morning departure from your hotel. Your first destination is Taroudant, known as “the little Marrakech.” You will visit the ancient medina, massive ramparts, and local market here. Driving further east, you pass by Taliouine, famous for its saffron plantation fields.
In Taznakht, you can learn about Berber rug craftsmanship. Next, your journey continues to the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou. This kasbah is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Morocco’s most famous kasbahs. After lunch, pay a visit to the kasbah with a local guide. He will provide insight into this site’s history and point out interesting features.
This afternoon, you’ll visit the Film Studios where many Hollywood blockbusters were filmed. These studios host film sets of many iconic Hollywood films. For example, “Gladiator,” “Kingdom of Heaven,” and some scenes from the famous TV series “Game of Thrones.”Shortly after, you’ll continue to Ouarzazate, where you’ll spend the night in an authentic guest house overlooking the town.
After breakfast at the guest house, you’ll depart for the Toudgha Gorges. On the way, you’ll stop at Skoura Oasis to see its countless palm trees and visit the skillfully restored Kasbah Amredhil. Then you’ll travel off-road through the Road of a Thousand and one Kasbahs. You can witness and visit several Kasbahs placed amongst palm trees along the way.
Back on the main road, your desert tour continues through the Valley of the Roses. Here, you will visit local co-operatives producing fragrant perfumes from flowers in abundance. Next, you will arrive at Toudgha Gorges, where we will stop for lunch and explore the gorge. In the afternoon, your trip continues to Merzouga, where a camel ride leads us to the heart of Erg Chebbi desert. Climb one of the sand dunes and enjoy a spectacular sunset view.
From here, continue to your Sahara desert camp. Sip a glass of relaxing traditional tea and Moroccan biscuits. At night, taste dinner under the starlit night sky of the Sahara Desert. Then, share an evening of Berber singing and drumming around a campfire. Later on, sleep in a private nomad tent in a desert camp among the dunes.
Climb to the summit of the dunes early in the morning to watch the sunrise. The colors of the golden sand and the play of shadows are a beautiful sight. After breakfast, your desert adventure continues to Agdz. Travel via the villages of Rissani, Alnif, Tazzarine, and N’Qob, where you will have lunch and explore afterward. In the afternoon, the journey takes you to Tanasikht.
From here, you drive off-track along the ancient Road of the Caravans and through the Draa valley. This allows a better view of the vast green oases and fortified kasbahs that stand tall among the palm trees. At the end of the afternoon, a beautiful riad in Adgz offers dinner and a night’s rest.
After breakfast, you’ll continue your northward journey from Agdez to Taznakht, known for its beautiful Berber rugs. You’ll explore the town and learn about the craftsmanship that goes into making these rugs. Then, you’ll continue to Agadir, crossing the Tizi-n-Ikhsane and Tizi-n-Tighatine passes along the way. Next, you’ll stop for lunch in Taliouine—the heart of Morocco’s saffron-growing region.
The afternoon will take you to Taroudant, where you’ll explore the Medina and its massive walls. Shortly after, you’ll continue to Agadir, which you’ll reach by the end of the afternoon. And with that, your Agadir desert tour to Merzouga ends!
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