5 DAYS MOROCCO DESERT TOUR FROM AGADIR
Highlights High Atlas Mountains - Kasbah Ait-Benhaddou - Ouarzazate -Merzouga Desert - Gorges - Marrakech
Day 1: Agadir - Taroudant - Taliouine - Taznakht - Ouarzazate:
Pick up from accommodation in the morning and drive toward Ouarzazate city.
Our first stop will be in Taoudant city, Taroudant is a former capital of Morocco, built by the Saadian dynasty as a base to attack the Portuguese on the Atlantic Coast. The city walls, which are almost completely intact, were built in 1528. Next, we drive the Sous valley and through The Atlas Mountains to reach Taznakht, a small town in the region of Ouarzazate city.
At the end of the day, we will arrive to Ouarzazate. It lies on the Saharan side of the High Atlas Mountains and is situated in the valley of the Ouarzazate River, and the city is known as the Cinema capital of Morocco as it is a back drop for many international series and movies.
We will stop by the Touarirte Kasbah whixh is one of Ouarzazate's most landmarks from the 18th century. Then, drop off at your accommodation in Ouarzazate
Overnight in Ouarzazate at Dar Amoudou (HB)
Day 2: Ouarzazate - Agdez - Deraa Valley - N'Kob - Rissani - Merzouga Desert:
After breakfast in the Riad, we will start our day leaving Ouarzazate toward Deraa Valley crossing the mountain pass of Ati-Souen to reach the little town of Agdez. Then, drive alongside the Deraa Valley; a scenery landscapes filled with palm trees oasis.
Next, we will arrive to the village of N'kob, a small village known of its 44 fortified Kasbahs where we will stop for lunch.
After, we continue our way toward Merzouga Desert via Al-nif town and Rissani small cty.
We will arrive Merzouga Desert before sunset and we will stop in a hotel in the dune lines before the sunset, then, time to relax for a while and use the facilities before you join your camels. Our camel guide will escort you through the Erg Chebbi dunes with a memorable stop at the highest dune to enjoy the spectacular sunset. Next, you will continue your camel trekking to our desert camp where we will meet again and enjoy a traditional Berber music live show around the fireplace.
Overnight in Merzouga Desert at Tiziri Camp (HB)
Day 3: Merzouga Desert Excursion & Desert culture and traditions:
We will pick you from your desert camp and drive through the Erg Chebbi sand dunes to explore Merzouga Desert. A magical scenery and one of Morocco’s top sights. Our first stop will be at the Nomad’s tent where we will set for a traditional cup of tea and discover together their tradition, culture, and their way of life.
We then, drive to one of the very oldest coal mines of Mfis village, once was operating during the French occupation. Next, we move the Khamlia village, whose inhabitants are believed to be descended from the slave that were escaped from the slave trading caravans. The people in the village are known for their traditional type of music called Gnaoua. We will enjoy together their music live show before we set for lunch in a local restaurant specialized in Berber Pizza.
After lunch, our desert excursion continues to one of the most amazing sights in the desert. A seasonal lake in the middle of the desert, and it is a source of life for many desert birds such as the desert warblers and flocks of flamingos.
At the end of our excursion, we will take you back to the hotel in the dune lines to rest and enjoy the dunes view from your terrace.
After you rest, there are multiple optional desert sports and activities that we can arrange for you if you prefer to.
Overnight in a hotel with a pool in the dune lines of Merzouga at Dar Hassan (HB)
Day 4: Merzouga Desert - Arfoud - Tinghir - Todgha Gorges - Dades Gorges:
Today, a morning walk to the tallest dune nearby to enjoy a spectacular sunrise, then shower and breakfast before we leave the desert camp.
As we leave the desert, our first stop will be in Rissani town which is used to be one of Morocco first trading posts of gold and slaves.
The city also is an important commercial point with its crowded Souks and local markets. We will take a walk in the Souks and enjoy the authentic way of life that this small city offers.
Our way then, continues toward Tinghir, a former trading place for the caravans many hundred years ago. Few kilometers from the city, we will arrive the Todgha Gorges. A natural rock formation of 300 meters canyons forming a limestone path filled with water coming from the roots of the Anti-Atlas Mountains.
Next, we drive through the road of thousands of Kasbahs to reach the country of figs; Dedes. A beautiful scenery filled with different dramatic landscapes along the Dedes valley.
We will spend the night inside the Dades Gorges and enjoy a spectacular view of the green fields filled with a lot of fig, and walnut trees.
Overnight in Dades Gorges at Dar Blues (HB)
Day 5: Dades Gorges - Rose valley - Skoura Oasis - Ait-Benhaddou - Atlas Muntains - Marrakech:
After breakfast, we will continue our tour toward Marrakech. We will drive via the Imgoun valley or the valley of roses and Skoura Oases. A pleasant stop in the Oases to visit the famous Amridil Kasbahs from the 17th century, one of Morocco’s most authentic Kasbahs.
Our way continues to Ouarzazate city known as Cinema capital of Morocco since it is a Hollywood backdrop of many international movies and series. We will visit the Touarirte Kasabah one of the city’s main sights before we drive for more few kilometers to arrive to the famous Kasbahs of Ait-Benhaddou. A UNESCO-protected red mudbrick village which most of its buildings dates back to the caravans era in the 11th century. This fortified village is also a significant backdrop for many famous films and series such as Gladiator and Game of Thrones.
Next, we will drive to Marrakech crossing the High Atlas Mountains, we will enjoy the dramatic scenery of the Tizi N’tichka pass 2260m.
Once we reach Marrakech, we will drop you at your accommodation inside the old city of Marrakech.
English speaking driver/guide.
Comfortable accommodations for 4 nights: ( 4HB).
Camel ride in the desert.
Overnight in a desert luxury camp.
Drinks and personal items.
Entry fees to monuments and historical sites.
The minimum travelers required for this tour is Two travelers.
Our tours are open for further customization, contact us to help you design your tour.