excursion from Agadir to Chegaga and Merzouga Sahara desert

Discovery of Morocco, excursion Agadir towards Sahara

Discovery of Morocco, excursion Agadir towards Sahara

Day 1

Agadir – Taroudant –Taliouine – Taznakht – Foum Zguit

After breakfast you will start your trip at 8:00 am to the famous city of Taroudant known with its lovely medina which is similar to the red city of Marrakech,then you will pass by Argan trees before reaching Taliouine, visit a saffron cooperative in the area,after that we will continue to Taznakht which is famous of its berber carpets,lunch in the spot. In the afternoon we will drive to Foum Zguit passing by some local berber villages and some Oasis.

Overnight in the hotel.

 

Day 2

Foum Zguit – Iriki - Erg Chegaga

After spending the night in Foum Zguit we will head to Chegaga driving alongside the oasis full of plenty of Acacia trees which exist all over the Mediterranean region but mainly in the desert of Morocco we will be stopping to take pictures of the trees which will lead us to the stony desert “Reg “ which is also called in the local language as a “ Hammada” On the way we will pass by Iriki; in a lake that carries water in several periods of the year, is bordered by cords of dunes and is considered an absolutely fantastic landscape. Before reaching Chegaga you will have a picnic lunch in the middle of nowhere experiencing the silence and enjoying the meal. We will then arrive to Erg Chegaga where we will experience a camel ride in the dunes. We will enjoy a night of traditional Moroccan music and dance near the fire.

Overnight in nomad camp

Day 3

Cheguagua - Mhamid – Tamgroute – Zagora

After admiring the sunrise in the beautiful dunes of Chegaga we will depart to the Sacred Oasis a beautiful senery of palm trees allows you to experience the desert nomad culture. After crossing the Oasis we will get to Mhamid a city that is famous of its international nomad festival and African music so maybe you will be lucky and be on the time of a festival. We will continue our southern trip towards the Oasis of Tagounite by Ait Isfoul, Later we will enjoy Tamegroute and devote a visit of its Zaouia, ancient Koranic library, visit of the pottery artisans and the underground kasbah.. We will arrive to Zagora a city considered as the desert gate as it poster says “Timbuktu 52 days”. 

Overnight in the hotel.

 

Day 4

Zagora – Draa Valley - Tazarine - Alnif - Rissani - Merzouga

After breakfast we will leave Zagora in the direction of Tazarine. 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 where we will have the opportunity to ride dromedary camels through the dunes for one hour to see of the sunset and spend the night in the middle of the dunes. After dinner we will spend the night under the starry sky listening to local music and dance until we reside into our tents for the night.

Overnight in nomad camp

Day 5

Merzouga - Rissani – Erfoud - Todra Gorges - Dades Gorges

After seeing the sunrise we will head back to the civilization, driving our vehicle to continue our tour, we will cross Rissani which used to be the first imperial city in Morocco and the origin of the dynasty Alaoui, where one of king’s family is bared there his name is Moulay Ali Cherif. The city of Rissani has inhabitants who speak Arabic and who have a popular souk where all the villages around the city come to buy their needs there such as vegetables, clothes… and spices that specialize this city too. Heading to the other city called Erfoud the place of Fossils that are processed into beautiful furniture, home decor, and personal items such as bracelets, key chains and necklaces. Continue driving till we arrive to Tinghir, the place where Todra Gorges are we will visit the mountains there which are the main place for climbers and trekking lovers. We will continue till we arrive to Boumalne Dades after one hour we will set on the hotel.

Day 6

Boumalne Dades – Boutghrar - K’laat M’Gouna -Skoura - Ouarzazate

After visiting the Dades gorges we will cross an unpaved road near the atlas to head to Boutghrar where we will see nomadic people in caves, like this we will combine between the nomads of the desert and the nomads of the Atlas. We will have lunch in traditional restaurant in the village of Boutghrar before heading to see the valley of roses in K’laat M’Gouna where we will have a chance to explore the home of the roses whose petals are used for perfumes, lotions, and oils.next stop will be in Skoura palm grove to visit the Amredhyle kasbah.Then we will head to Ouarzazate where the solar energy project will provide up to 1.1 million Moroccans with a source of clean renewable energy by 2018.

Overnight in the hotel

Day 7

Ouarzazate – Ait ben Haddou – Taznakht – Taliouine – Agadir

After breakfast in the hotel or the riad in Ouarzazate, visit of the Kasbah of Taourirt and cinema studio then we will drive to 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 Thrones, and Prince of Arabia. After the visit we will head to Agadir in the Atlantic cost of Morocco via Taznakht and Taliouine.arrival to Agadir and end of our services.

ap Discovery of Morocco, excursion Agadir towards Sahara

excursion from Agadir to Sahara - 7 days
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