3 Days Desert Trip from Agadir to Merzouga

Agadir Desert Tour – 3 Days 2 Nights Trip Via Erg Chebbi Dunes

DAY 1: AGADIR TO OUARZAZATE VIA TAROUDANT , AOULOUZ ,TALIOUINE.

Greetings in the hotel /airport or where ever your accommodation is, then start the trip at 8:00 Am. The first day’s driving is about 373 Km which means the trip will takes from 8:00 Am to 5:00 Pm including stops to discover places, breaks and lunch. On the way you will enjoy seeing orange farms and the Argan trees till you get Troudant .You will stop to see the ‘rebel stronghold ‘ that was built in the 11th century when Taroudant was a small kingdom ,the Ramparts ,the place Assarag and around the medina. And after that, you will drive to Taliouine where the best Moroccan affron comes from.

It’s is harvested at the beginning of winter, and picked before sunrise so that the flowers do not wilt. And around Taliouine there many saffron cooperatives if you want the driver can take you to see one of them then continue the trip to Tazenakht. The town was described by Charles de Foucauld in 1883 as ‘the home of the Khenif (carpet), where the entire population is occupied in weaving and embroidery. Today Tazenakht is the headquarters of a large cooperative for carpets made in the surrounding mountain villages. Then continue to the Moroccan Hollywood, Ouarzazate to discover the studios or one of the cinema studios. Overnight in Hotel/riad  .

DAY 2: OUARZAZATE TO MERZOUGA VIA SKOURA , DADES VALLEY ,TODRA GORGES ,ERFOUD ,RISSANI

This day journey’s starts at 8:00 Am after breakfast. First, you will go to discover the former Glaoui residence, the Kasabah Taourirt, where a scene from Bernardo Bertoucci’s ‘the sheltering sky’,’ l Lawrence of Arabia ‘and many movies were shot. Then continue the driving via Skoura to the valley of thousand Kasbahs. You will stop in El Kelaa Mgouna where a festival of roses held is held in May to see a rose cooperative and get some explanations on how they harvest it and the way they distillate it then continue to Todra Gorges via the town of Boumaln Dades. On the way to the Gorges you will have many stops for pictures of the beautiful landscape and the palm grove .Also, when you will have some time to walk inside the Gorges to enjoy looking to the cliffs for around 20 minutes. And after that, you will drive to the desert via many small Berber towns and villages.  Stop somewhere in the way for lunch then travel through Erfoud and Rissani to Merzouga sand dunes. You will be welcomed with a meant tea and relax for 30 minutes to be ready to ride the camel to the middle of the sand dunes to spend the night in Berber tent in the middle of nowhere .overnight in a tent.

DAY 3: MERZOUGA DESERT TO MARRAKECH OR FES OR ESSAOUIRA

It’s so beautiful to see the sunrise while you are in the desert, so it is better if you get up 15 minutes before the sunrise and walk up one of the sand dunes to wait it rising and to take some pictures. And after the sun is up, your camel guide will bring you back to the hotel for breakfast and a shower to be ready for the next destination. This day depends on where you want to end up the tour. If you want you can finish it in Fes and drive through the high, the middle atlas, the cedar forest and Ifrane then Fes. Or if you want too you can finish it in Marrakech and you will drive back to Ouarzazate then drive through the windy road of the Tizi-n-Tichka pass (2260 M altitude) to Marrakech. And ,of course ,on the way to the distination ( Fes or Marrakech ) you will stop for breaks, pictures ,lunch and some