6 days/5 nights from Agadir: the desert of Erg Chebbi, oases, canyons, kasbahs and Marrakech
An individualized and comfortable private tour. From Agadir you will pass the valley of Sous and reach the Draavalley and the desert of Merzouga. You will experience the desert of Merzouga and the great dunes of Erg Chebbi. On a trip with the dromedaries you can enjoy the sunset in the dunes and the nomadic hospitality and overnight stay in the desert in a luxury desert camp guarantee a unique and unforgettable experience. The itinerary takes you to the the Dades and the Todra with its magnificent gorges. 1 hiking day in the Dades gorges. The last day do you pass the valley of 1000 Kasbhas and you will visit the Kasbah Ameridil in Skoura and Ait Ben Haddou, the most famous Kasbah of Morocco before you cross the High Atlas Mountain via Telouet until you arrive to Marrakech. Overnight and sightseeing tour at Marrakech and transfer to Agadir.
Itinerary: Agadir – valley of Sous – Taroudant – Tazenakth – Agdz – valley of Draa – Nkob – Rissani – Merzouga (Erg Chebbi) – Todra gorges – Dades gorges – valley of 1000 Kasbahs – Ait Ben Haddou – Telouet – Marrakech- Agadir
Type of tour: Private and guided off-road tour and dromedary excursion in the desert, hiking in the Dades gorges.
Min. participants/max .participants: from 2 participants; maximum 6 participants in Jeep
Duration of the tour: 6 days and 5 nights with half board/full board
Departure: from your Agadir Hotel/airport
Arrival: to your destination
Individual starting dates, all over the year
Agadir – valley of Sous – Taroudant – Tazenakth –valley of Draatal - Agdz
We set out from Agadir and travel inland passed Taroudant and into the Sous Valley. Notorious for images of goats balanced high in Argan trees. Once through the valley we reach Tazenakht, a famous carpet manufacturing centre. We stop in Tazenakht for lunch and we head towards to the lush Draa Valley to the historic village or Tamnougalt. Here you will stay in a Moroccan Riad bed and breakfast, complete with tea service and full dinner.
Agdz – Tazzarine – Rissani – desert of Merzouga (dunes of Erg Chebbi) (Sandboarding and camel riding)
Your day begins with breakfast on the on the raid terrace, followed by a walk through the Tamnougalt Oasis.Then once again we pass through the Draa Valley on route to Tazzarine and Rissani. We set out for Merzouga and the dunes of Erg Chebbi. Here you will admire the gilded pink dunes from the saddle of a dromedary passing effortlessly through the sand. The Chebbi dunes are continuously changing and moving, reaching a height of 160 meters.The evening will be spent in a luxury desert camp enjoying first class Berber hospitality. Complete with the traditional mint tea ritual, dinner and music topped off with star gazing in the vast desert sky.
Erg Chebbi - Rissani - Erfoud - Tinghir – Todra gorges- Boumalne Dades - Dades gorges
After breakfast in the dunes we set out for the Todra Gorges. This marvel of geography with cliffs of pink and gray reaching the sky cannot be overstated. It’s a wonderful spot for a break and peaceful walk. From here we travel to the nearby village, Boumalne Dades is a trading village and the last stop before we enter the breath taking Dades Gorge. Here you will stay in a Moroccan Riad bed and breakfast, complete with tea service and full dinner.
Hiking in the Dades gorges
After breakfast in the Riad, we set off on an excursion to the Dades gorge. You will be accompanied by your guide on a 2 hour walk through the remote gorges and canyons of Dades. Around lunch time we will reach the oasis for an open air lunch. The afternoon is spent taking the leisurely scenic back to the Riad. Here a hot show, dinner and tea service awaits.
Dades – Rose Valley – Valley of 1000 Kasbah – Ait Ben Haddou – High Atlas - Telouet – Marrakech
After breakfast we leave the Dades Gorge and drive west to Rose Valley. In the Valley we travel through Skoura and Kelaa M’Gouna, an area known for both roses and its handcrafted daggers. From here we set off through The Valley of 1000 Kasbahs. Kasbahs are ancient castles or strongholds. The road you travel along may be paved today, but 1000 years ago it was just a path full of traders going to and from Europe. These Kasbahs offered a safe place to conduct business and spend the night in safety. This valley opens into a high desert lunar landscape that is home to Ait Benhaddou, where we will stop for lunch. This UNESCO protected medina has been featured in such films as Lawrence of Arabia, Jesus of Nazareth and The Gladiator. Morocco has long been a favorite of Hollywood and you will also have a chance to visit previous movie sets that are still standing. From here you will take the historic Tizi-n-Tichka Pass to Marrakech, arriving in the evening. Overnight with breakfast in the Riad in the Medina.
Marrakesh – Agadir
- Private transport in an air-conditioned Landcruiser (Minivan)
- English speaking driver/guide
- Pick up at your Riad/Hotel Agadir
- Drop-off at your Riad/airport Agadir
- The opportunity to ask a driver to stop when and where you wish
- Free time to explore the places for walks and photo stop
- 1 overnight in comfortable tent with private bathroom in the luxury desert camp of Merzouga with breakfast and dinner
- 3 overnight in air-conditioned room with private bathroom in Hotel/Riad with breakfast and dinner
- 1 overnight in air-conditioned room with private bathroom in Hotel/Riad with breakfast
- camel riding (1,5 hours) with local guide in the desert
- 1 day hiking with local guide in the Dades gorges with picnic for lunch
- sandboarding and berber drumming
- The half day guided English speaking city tour in Marrakesh
- tea, coffee and mineral water in the desert camp
- Remaining lunch
- Personal expenses
- Entrance fees