8 Days Morocco Tour from Agadir - Marrakech - Merzouga

Below here is the program itinerary of 8 days tour from Agadir to Merzouga via Marrakech and Essaouira, and all the information, and the policies that you have to know before booking with us.

Why BOOK this 8 days Morocco tour from Agadir?

This 8-day Morocco desert tour starts and ends in Agadir. Travel through some of the most popular destinations in Morocco, including Marrakech, Ait Benhaddou, Ouarzazate, Draa Valley, Todra Gorges, Merzouga Desert, and Essaouira. Explore extraordinary landscapes as you travel through the country. From fertile plains to the rugged Atlas Mountains, from the shorelines of the Atlantic to massive valleys, charming oases, and the epic Sahara Desert, these 8 days tour from Agadir provides an opportunity to discover the varied landscape that Morocco is known for.

  • Daily departure is available.
  • Ouarzazate: Explore this popular filmmaking location, which is also famous for its preserved Kasbahs and for being a perfect starting point for discovering the desert.
  • Visit Ait Benhaddou Kasbah, a perfect example of Moroccan clay architecture & UNESCO heritage site.
  • Drive through the palm groves of Draa valley.
  • Camel riding in the Merzouga desert.
  • Spending a night in the desert camp under the stars in Merzouga.
  • A breathtaking view of the sunset and sunrise over the dunes.
  • Sahara Desert of Merzouga - Sleep under the stars against a backdrop of towering sand dunes.
  • Todra Gorge - Walk in Morocco's Grand Canyon through spectacular rock formations.
  • Admire the beautiful sand dunes of Erg Chebbi.
  • Agadir: Relax in a beautiful place filled with busy souks, mostly known for its mesmerizing crescent beach and the seaside promenade lined with inviting cafes and restaurants.
  • Explore the funky coastal town of Essaouira.
  • Local drums music around the campfire.
  • The tour is available with an English or Spanish-speaking guide.
  • The tour is at an affordable price and has great quality services.
  • Todra Gorge - Walk in Morocco's Grand Canyon through spectacular rock formations.
  • Walk from a remote Berber community into the magnificent and inspiring High Atlas Mountains.
  • Stop in Erfoud the town of Fossils, known for its date festival and fossil mining.
  • The Atlas Mountains - Beautiful mountain scenery in the highest mountain range in North Africa.
  • Taroudant: Catch a glimpse of the charming "little Marrakech" known for its craftsmen, nice carpets, and leatherwork.
  • Stop in Taliouine (the only saffron growing area in Morocco) and visit the Saffron cooperative, with a brief visit to the Glaoui Kasbah.
  • Take a guided tour through Essaouira and its medina, another World Heritage Site.
  • Guided local tour of the Marrakesh and visit the Bahia Palace.
  • See Koutoubia Mosque and bustling Jemaa El-Fna Square.
Key Features
Tour Name: 8 Days Morocco Tour from Agadir
Tour Type: Private Tour
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Departure: Daily
Availability: Everyday
Starting Point: Agadir
Ending Point: Agadir
Tour Highlights
Visiting Places: Agadir, Essaouira, Marrakech, Telouet, Taroudante, Taliouine, Ait Benhaddou, Dades Valley, Todra Gorges, Erfoud, Merzouga, Kalaat M'Gouna, Ouarzazate, Taznakht.
Key attractions: Sahara Desert of Merzouga, Explore the funky coastal town of Essaouira, Guided local tour of the Marrakesh, Tizi N'Tichka pass, Camel ride in the Sahara desert, Spend the night in a Berber tent under the stars, Visiting Berber villages and exploring the Sahara Desert, The Saffron capital in Taliouine, Visit Ait Benhaddou Kasbah.
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8 Days Desert Trip from Agadir to Marrakech via Merzouga

8 Days Desert Trip from Agadir to Marrakech via Merzouga

How you will spend these 8 days in Morocco?

Days In Morocco tour company suggests this tour itinerary for a 8 days tour with this day-to-day guide for your journey. The itinerary can be changed to suit your dream tour, and it will be customized to fit your needs.

Overview: of 8 days tour from Agadir - Marrakech - Merzouga

This trip of 8 days tour from Agadir to the desert of Merzouga is a condensed experience that allows the traveler to enjoy a large part of the landscapes, geography, and lifestyles of Morocco. The trip takes you from the urban city of Marrakech to the Berber villages located in the foothills of the mountains along the High Atlas Mountains, where the mountains change color and shape frequently, renewing every corner of the road. The path continues through the beautiful oases of the Draa Valley. Once in Merzouga, the visit includes a camel ride during a majestic sunset to reach the nomad tents in the desert camp, behind the hills. On the way back, you will have the opportunity to visit many attractions on the road, including the magnificent kasbahs of Ouarzazate and Ait Benhaddou.


Tour Itinerary: A day-by-day plan to guide your journey.

Day 1: Arrival in Agadir - Transfer you to your accommodation

Upon your arrival at Agadir airport, a member of our team will welcome you and then transfer you to your accommodation.

Accommodation Overnight stay at hotel/riad in Agadir.
Day 2: Agadir to Essaouira

After breakfast in your accommodation, we will start the tour to visit Agadir city, with its stunning beach and corniche, souks, and historical kasbah. After that, we drive to Essaouira, a wonderfully relaxed coastal fishing town where you can explore Phoenician, Berber, Portuguese, Jewish, and French past in the well-preserved architecture, small alleyways, and enchanting Medina. Visit in your tour the historical old port, walk along the harbor side and view the Skala fortress with its wave-lashed ramparts and cannons. Stroll through the serene squares, browse artisan shops and galleries, and observe the handicrafts of the "Tuya" wood found only in Morocco, or spend your time snapping a few photos of the colorful fishing boats lined up over the shore. Overnight stay in Essaouira at hotel/riad.

Driving distance Approximately 175 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 3 hr 00 min (without stops)
Accommodation Overnight stay at hotel/riad in Essaouira.
Meals Breakfast
Day 3: Essaouira - Marrakech

After breakfast, depart for Marrakech from Essaouira via the scenic inland road with the forest of the Argan trees (sometimes with goats!) which only exist in this region of the world. Stop off at Argan oil cooperatives along this relaxing drive. On the way, we'll enjoy many stops to capture photos and enjoy the cool air, and panoramic view. During our drive, we will, also, be able to see the surrounding countryside. Overnight stay in Marrakech at hotel/riad.

Driving distance Approximately 195 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 2 hr 45 min (without stops)
Accommodation Overnight stay at hotel/riad Marrakech.
Meals Breakfast
Day 4: Marrakech city tour

After breakfast at your accommodation in Marrakech, you can start exploring Marrakech "The red city of Morocco". Your local guide will ensure that you see the most important places of historical and cultural interest, including the Saadian tombs, the Palaces of El Bahia and El Badi, and the Ben Youssef Coranique School. Lunch is at a restaurant near the square, then in the afternoon, you'll go to the Majorelle Garden, La Menara, and the Koutoubia Mosque. Also, you may walk around the "Square Jemaa El Fna" full of magicians, storytellers, snake charmers, and food sellers. Overnight stay in a hotel or riad.

Accommodation Overnight stay at hotel/riad in Marrakech.
Meals Breakfast
Day 5: Marrakech to Dades Valley via Ait Benhaddou - Ouarzazate - Rose Valley

After breakfast, we leave Marrakech toward Dades Valley through the dangerously winding road, the famous Tizi N'Tichka pass, crossing together the most magical views of the High Atlas Mountains, and charming Berber villages. Then, we are going to visit the UNESCO World Heritage location. The Kasbah of Ait Benhaddou is the large and most known place of all Moroccan kasbahs due to its appearance in several Hollywood blockbusters. Next, we will continue to Ouarzazate, where we will discover the marvelous old buildings with fascinating Moroccan architecture, and visit the Kasbah of Taourirt. From Ouarzazate along the way, we will travel through the Berber villages and palm groves oases to Dades Valley, where you will have dinner and spend the night in a lovely Guesthouse along Dades River.

Driving distance Approximately 342 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 6 hr 10 min (without stops)
Accommodation Overnight stay at hotel/riad in Dades Valley.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 6: Dades Valley - Todra Gorge - Erfoud - Merzouga

Straight after breakfast the next morning, your journey to the Sahara Desert begins through the vast, craggy rock faces of the Todra gorges. Bound for Merzouga, you'll explore the oasis town of Erfoud, and you will have a short stop in this small village in a fossil museum. Once you arrive in Merzouga, you'll ride on a camel to venture into the vast, untouched Sahara. Riding along the famous Erg Chebbi dunes, which rise up to 500 feet above the rocky desert floor, experience the sights that have so captivated desert-dwellers and travelers alike. After you enjoyed the sunset, you will go to your desert camp for dinner and night. Don't miss the one-of-a-kind desert sunrise the next morning.

Driving distance Approximately 264 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 4 hr 00 min (without stops)
Accommodation Overnight stay at a desert camp in Merzouga.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 7: Merzouga Desert - Rissani - Alnif - Agdz

At the camp, they will tell you what time you have to wake up to see the amazing sunrise from the dunes when the color of the dunes and the play of shadows are an awesome sight. Then return to the camp for a shower, and after having breakfast. We drive from Merzouga to the Draa valley (the largest valley in Morocco) crossing Rissani, Alnif, and Nkob. Then you will reach Agdz for dinner and overnight.

Driving distance Approximately 300 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 4 hr 20 min (without stops)
Accommodation Overnight stay at hotel/riad in Agdz.
Meals Breakfast Dinner
Day 8: Agdz - Tazenakht - Taliouine - Agadir

Today after breakfast in Agdz, we leave Agdz to Agadir via Taznakht, famous for its Berber rugs and carpets. On the way, we follow beautiful landscapes and the Bouazzer mines. This is a secluded part of the country and more off the beaten track. Later, we continue to Agadir, crossing the Tizi N'Ikhsane and Tizi N'Tighatine passes. We stop to have lunch in Taliouine, the heart of the saffron growing area of Morocco, where there is an excellent little museum about the art of growing saffron. After lunch, the road takes you to Taroudant again and follows the often-dry Souss River and innumerous argan trees on all the slopes of the hillsides back to Agadir, which we reach by the evening. Drop you off at your accommodation, here our services get to end.

Driving distance Approximately 400 kilometers
Estimated driving duration 5 hr 15 min (without stops)

Note:

Journey times and distances are estimates and are based on the direct route between the start location and end location for each day of the itinerary, where applicable. They do not include detours or stops for sightseeing.


Tour Map: Here's a map of your travel route.


What's Included: Don't worry, we've got this covered.

Prices Included

  • Pick up and drop off (at your accommodation, airport, or any other place);
  • Tour Commentary;
  • Transport by private vehicle with A/C;
  • Experienced English - Spanish - French speaking guide/driver;
  • Car Fuel;
  • Camel ride in Sahara desert (Camel per person);
  • Overnight stay at desert camp (Luxury or Standard);
  • 6 nights accommodation at hotel/riad;
  • All dinners;
  • Turbans for your desert experience;
  • Daily breakfast;
  • Confirmation at time of booking;
  • Plus many surprises stops on the way.

Prices Not Included

  • Flights to/from Morocco;
  • Meals, drinks & entrance fees;
  • Personal travel insurance;
  • Tips & Personal expenses.

Additional

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase);
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required;
  • Children's must be accompanied by an adult.

What to take on your Morocco Tour?

We strongly recommend using TSA-approved luggage locks on your bags and hand carry valuables on the plane.

Many of our trips require us to move our base several times, so we recommend that you pack as lightly as possible. There will not always be someone available to help you carry your bags so you should only bring as much as you can carry on your own.

We suggest that you bring the following items:

Clothing & Equipment
  • Season-specific casual clothes (men and women should always dress modestly out of respect for the culture they are visiting- no tank tops, low cut tops, or short shorts. It is not necessary to wear a headscarf.)
  • Hiking clothes and shoes (NOTE: They can get quite dirty/dusty).
  • Bathing suit.
  • A pair of comfortable walking shoes.
  • A light jacket/windbreaker (NOTE: It can be very windy in Essaouira).
  • A warm jacket (NOTE: It can be quite cold in the High Atlas Mountains from November to March. Please pack appropriately for cold, winter evenings.).
  • Power adaptor for 220v, 50 Hz (outlets are two-prong rounded).
  • Toiletries.
  • Sunscreen, sunglasses, and hat.
  • First-aid kit with lip balm, aspirin, band-aids, cream for sore muscles (e.g. deep heat), Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhea, any extra prescription drugs you may be taking.
Travel Documents
  • Passport (with photocopies).
  • Travel insurance (with photocopies).
  • Airline tickets (with photocopies).
  • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required.
  • Credit and/or debit card and/or cash (MasterCard and Visa are the most commonly used; American Express and Maestro cards are difficult to use in Morocco.)
  • This document, printed.

In order to protect against any unforeseen circumstances, it is advisable to purchase adequate insurance before your date of departure. Coverage should include baggage damage or loss, flight delays or cancellations, etc. We recommend .



Free cancellation

FREE! If you cancel at least 3 days in advance of most activities, you will receive a complete refund if you paid all the price.



Tourism Transport in Morocco - Our Cars

It's our goal to make memories that last a lifetime when you visit Morocco. That is we only offer the best at our disposal.

Our vehicles are fully-equipped for your comfort and adventure. Air conditioned and comfortable, these rugged vehicles are built for the road. Our cars have 6 seats. They're clean. The fleet includes the Toyota Prado TX, Toyota Prado VX, and Mitsubishi Pajero Sport.

Our drivers are connoisseurs of their regions. No one knows Morocco better than them. When they bring you on your journey, it will feel like travelling with a trusted friend.

For groups ranging from 7 to 17 in size, we offer minibusses and minivans such as the Hyundai H-1 Minivan, Mercedes Minibus's, and the Mercedes Vito.

Feel free to travel with our guide by your own vehicle, if you have one. Or use our 4-wheeled-drive. The choice is always yours.

Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado TX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Toyota Prado VX (4x4)

  • Capacity: 6 Seater
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual.
Tourism Transport In Morocco - Our Cars

Mercedes-Benz Vito

  • Capacity: 7/8 Seater;
  • Fuel type: Diesel fuel;
  • Air-conditioned car;
  • Manual / Automatic.


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