From Marrakech to Merzouga Sahara desert

Excursion from Agadir towards Merzouga Sahara desert

Excursion from Agadir towards Merzouga Sahara desert

Day 1

Agadir – Taroudant –Taliouin – Taznakht - Ouarzazate - Agdez

We will depart in the morning in our 4 wheel drive Morning departure by 4×4 from Agadir to Ouarzazate, passing by Taroudant, known as “the little Marrakesh”, via Taliouine and then Taznakht. In the afternoon, after lunch in Ouarzazate and after a visit to the Atlas Film Studio.Here numerous Hollywood blockbusters were shot and the sets are still mostly intact (Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, Asterix and Obelix, Game of Thrones.) There remain only a few kilometers to the small town of Agez, where you spend the night in a riad.

Day 2

Agdez – Draa Valley – Tansikht – Nkob - Tazarine - Alnif - Rissani - Merzouga

After breakfast we will leave Agdez in the direction of Tazarine. We will pass through the Draa Valley which is home to one of the most beautiful and longest palm grove and river in Morocco. It is also said to known that the best dates come from this area. On the way we will go through desertic flat land and some Berber villages and we visit also the engravings cave of Aït Ouazik. We continue towards Tazarine known for its Henna festival. The next stop will be Alnif best known for its dates and fossil stones (lunch on the site). In the afternoon we will drive toward to Rissani the first imperial city of Morocco, as well as the capital of the ancient Sultan Alaoui. After a couple of kilometers we will reach the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Once we are in the hotel, we will take a one hour ride on camels until we reach our camp in the middle of the dunes, there, we will admire the sunset and the silence of the desert.

Day 3

Merzouga Sahara Desert - Erfoud - Touroug - Tinjdad - Toudra Gorges – Tinghir – Dades Gorges - Rose valley - Kelaa Mgouna – Skoura - Ouarzazate.

After breakfast we go to the road of mille kasbah with a stop in Erfoud, the City of Fossils, we will take a tour at a local cooperative that exhibits to process to fossils into beautiful furniture, home décor, and personal items such as bracelets, key chains and necklaces.  We will continue crossing various berber village until we arrive to Toudra Gorges its savage grandeur, Todra Gorge is known to be the Moroccan Grand Canyon with its naturally pink-grey gigantic rock walls that change colors depending on the time of the day. We return again with the same road to Boumalne and drive alongside valley to the gorges of Dades. Then in Kelaat Mgouna we will visit the house of roses whose petals are used for perfumes, lotions and oils. Skoura our next stop where we will visit the kasbah of Amredhyle. Our last destination of the day will be Ouarzazate.

Day 4

Ouarzazate – Ait ben Haddou – Taznakht – Taliouine – Taroudante – Agadir

After breakfast in the hotel or the riad in Ouarzazate, we will head back to Marrakech crossing the high Atlas Mountains again, in this day we will stop at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Benhaddou where inhabitants still live within these walls and well as in surrounding berbere villages. In this Ksar. They filmed a lot of Movies like Gladiator, Game of Throne, and Prince of Arabia. After the visit we will head to Taznakht, which is an important center of carpets weaving.  Our next stop will be Taliouine where we will enjoy visiting a cooperative of Zafran which is the region’s income. Before arriving to Taroudante which is surnamed as a small Marrakech we will be seeing Argan tree which exist only there. We will have a small stop to see the trees and continue to the beautiful city of Agadir in the Atlantic cost of Morocco.

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