Agadir Desert Tour to Merzouga

Agadir Desert Tour to Merzouga in 4 Days

From Agadir, we take you on a desert tour to Merzouga, passing through Taroudant, Taliouine, Ouarzazate, the Merzouga Dunes, the Ait Benhaddou Site, and the Todra Gorges, among other stunning locations in Morocco. Discover a land of spectacular landscapes and rich biodiversity, from the High Atlas Mountains to verdant plains, vast valleys, green gardens, and Desert dunes. Learn more about the history and presence of the fascinating ancient Saharan people. It’s impossible to visit Morocco and not experience a little bit of its rich history, awesome sights, and exciting adventurous desert trip on this 4 days trip.

4-day desert trip from Agadir - Highlights:

  1. Taliouine, a village where all saffron spice is cultivated
  2. Ouarzazate, the gateway to the Sahara desert
  3. Famous World heritage site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah.
  4. Explore the Merzouga dunes and ride a camel on the sand dunes
  5. Night in a desert camp
  6. Enjoy a walk in the beautiful Todra gorges and Dades valley
  7. Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO-listed fortified village, and explore the area.

4-Day Agadir desert trip - Itinerary:

Day 1: Agadir - Dades Valley

Departure from Agadir to Ouarzazate in the morning, via Taroudant, Taliouine, and Taznakht. The road continues on to the ancient Kasbah Ait-Benhaddou, Morocco’s most famous Kasbah and one of the country’s eight UNESCO World Heritage sites. After lunch in the village, you have the option of visiting the ancient Kasbah and climbing to the top to admire the view. A photo shoot at the Atlas Studios is planned for the afternoon. Numerous Hollywood blockbusters were filmed here, and the sets are mostly still in place (Gladiator, Kingdom of Heaven, Lawrence of Arabia, Game of Thrones.) It’s only an hour and a half to the Dades Valley, where you’ll spend the night in a riad or hotel.

Day 2: Ouarzazate to Merzouga

The journey from Dades valley to the Toudra gorges via Imider, a rock paradise, begins early in the morning. There is free time to explore the 300-meter-high cliffs and river. We take a break for lunch in one of the Berber villages. Our journey continues in the afternoon to the Merzouga dunes for a two-hour camel ride experience. The wonderful sunset is spectacular from the top of the dunes. You dine and sleep in a luxury desert camp with a private toilet, king-sized beds, beautiful Moroccan furnishings, and lamps tastefully arranged to enhance your enjoyment of the dunes’ silence and desert experience.

Day 3: Merzouga -Draa valley - Agdez

If you get up early enough, you can see the sunrise, when the color of the dunes and the play of shadows is breathtaking. After breakfast, the tour continues to the Dra’a Valley, Morocco’s longest valley. We stop for lunch in the villages of Rissani, Alnif, Tazzarine, and N’kob on the way. The journey to Tansikht in the afternoon takes us across the Dra’a valley, which is sometimes in full spate but often little more than a trickle. We take a left here and drive off-road along the ancient caravan route, which follows the valley with its huge palm trees and ancient villages. We stop in Agdez for dinner and a peaceful night rest at the end of the afternoon.

Day 4: Agdez - Agadir

After breakfast, we drive from Agdez to Taznakht, which is known for its Berber gelims and carpets. We pass through beautiful scenery and the Bouazzer mines on the way. This is a more remote and off-the-beaten-path area of the country. Later, we head west to Agadir, passing through the Tizi-n-Ikhsane and Tizi-n-Tighatine passes. We stop for lunch in Taliouine, Morocco’s saffron-growing capital, where there is an excellent small museum dedicated to the art of saffron cultivation. In the afternoon, the road takes us back to Taroudant, where we follow the often-dry Souss River and numerous argane trees on the hillside slopes back to Agadir, which we arrive at the end of the afternoon. Our Agadir desert tour itinerary to Merzouga get to and end here.

What's in the 4-day tour itinerary

Price include:

  • Private transport 4WD car or minivan
  • Driver guide Pick up from Agadir
  • Drop-off in Agadir
  • Ait ben Haddou visit
  • Accommodation for 3 nights
  • Camel trekking 
  • Luxury camp in desert
  • Private tent in desert luxury camp
  • Dinners and breakfasts

Price doesn't include:

  • Lunches
  • Drinks
  • Entrances

Pick up details:

When planning a 4-Day tour from Agadir, it is important to consider the pickup details. Your pickup will be from your hotel/riad, airport in Agadir.

Agadir desert tour: Reviews

Experienced the desert in our Visit to Agadir

"Rachid took my boyfriend and me on a 4-day trip from Agadir to Merzouga to Fes, and we highly recommend it! Aside from the amazing camel riding through the Sahara desert, the excursion allows you to experience the real Morocco - how people live today, the different landscapes, the taste of a home cooked meal in a Berber village, and a 4-day history lesson with an expert guide (if you want to know and ask a lot of questions). Throughout the trip, we felt safe and the hospitality was exceptional. You will not be sorry."

Fantastic Desert trip from Agadir

"Everything about Camel Excursions was fantastic, from the first contact with Ismael to the pickup with Hassan and the entire journey through Morocco! I took a three-night, four-day Agadir Merzouga desert tour (Erg Chebbi) and then to Fes. Ismael responded quickly via email. He answered all of my questions about the tour, where we'll stay, and how to pay. Everything was very clear and simple!"

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What do you wear to the Merzouga desert?

When visiting the Merzouga desert, you should wear light, layered clothing that is comfortable and breathable. Long pants and long sleeves are recommended to protect from the sun and sand. You will also need comfortable shoes for walking and sandals or other open-toed shoes for when you are in the dunes. A hat is also necessary to protect from the sun. Additionally, don't forget to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and a bottle of water.

How far is the Merzouga desert from Agadir?

The Merzouga desert is approximately 660km from Agadir.

Where do you stop on the way to Merzouga?

The most common stop on the way to Merzouga is Dades valley, the Canyon of Todra gorges, the Sahara desert of Erg Chebbi and the World heritage site of Ait Benhaddou Kasbah.
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