Things to do in Agdz

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From Marrakech: Zagora 2-Day Desert Safari with Food & Camp

1. From Marrakech: Zagora 2-Day Desert Safari with Food & Camp

Live the life of a Berber on a 2-day desert safari to Zagora and the Draa Valley from Marrakech. Experience the shifting sand dunes on the back of a camel, sleep under a canopy of stars, and follow in the footsteps of Hollywood royalty on a visit to the world heritage village of Ait Ben Haddou. Day 1: Marrakech - Zagora Following an early morning pickup from your hotel or riad in Marrakech, drive across the High Atlas Mountains en route to Ouarzazate, where you will stop for lunch at your leisure. Continue to the oasis of Agdez, before driving through the date and palm trees of the Draa Valley. Marvel at the fortified Kasbahs along the way. Upon arrival at Zagora, meet your camel caravan and ride a camel over the sand dunes as you watch the sunset paint the desert sands. Then, transfer to your Sahara Desert camp just before dark. Settle into your private tent, and enjoy some free time to explore the surrounding desert scenery. Dinner will be served under the stars while your nomad hosts entertain you around a campfire with the beat of their tamtam drums. Day 2: Zagora - Marrakech Wake early to experience the magic of a desert sunrise (optional). Then, enjoy breakfast before climbing back into the saddle of your camel for the ride back to the main road. Here, your minibus will be waiting to take you on a scenic drive to the world heritage village of Ait Ben Haddou. Instantly recognizable as the setting of various Hollywood epics, it’s also a popular backdrop for photo shoots with international fashion magazines and agencies. Explore the Kasbah at leisure, with some free time for lunch, before the picturesque drive back to Marrakech.

From Marrakesh: 4-Day Private Atlas Mountains & Desert Tour

2. From Marrakesh: 4-Day Private Atlas Mountains & Desert Tour

Immerse yourself in the mountains and desert of Morocco with this 4-day guided trip from Marrakesh. See scenic landscapes, stay in a charming guest house and a desert camp, and tour the movie sets of Ouarzazate. An example of the itinerary you will follow: Day 1: Marrakech, Ouarzazate, Dades Valley Your driver will pick you up from your accommodation and you will set off on your 4 day adventure. Pass through the Tizi n'Tichka pass in the High Atlas mountains and from Marrakech to Ouarzazate you can enjoy the scenic route, the landscapes with changing colors and terrain and the Berber villages along the way. You will have free time to visit the Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate and have lunch on site. Then, on to the green valley of Dadès and the valley of roses by the palm grove of Skoura. You will have dinner and stay overnight at a charming guest house in the valley. Day 2: Dades Valley, Todra Gorges, Dunes of Merzouga After breakfast, you will set off on the road to the 1000 Kasbahs, then check check out Tinghr with its magnificent palm groves. At Todra Gorge, the bravest explorers can trek along the canyon, 300 metres above the ground. Then continue towards Merzouga and the erg Chebbi dune in the Sahara desert. In the largest desert in the world, you can experience the sunset on the back of a camel as you ride towards the oasis where the camp is located. You may spend the night in the nomadic tents or under the stars and play music or sing along with the locals and become immersed in true nomadic culture. Day 3: Merzouga, Tazarine, Agdz, Ouarzazate Watch the sunrise over the dunes of erg Chebbi, followed by breakfast in the camp. Return to a hostel via camel trek for a quick shower then drive to Rissani, a small town in southern Saharan Morocco where you can stop to visit a fossil workshop, before continuing to the junction of the Drâa and Agdz valley. Enjoy a relaxing dinner and hotel stay in Ouarzazate. Day 4: Ouarzazate, Aït ben Haddou, Telouet, Marrakech Go on a tour of the movie sets and studios located in Ouarzazate: the "Hollywood of Africa". Visit the Ksar of Aït ben Haddou, a world heritage site. Aït ben Haddou has been used to date as a backdrop for more than twenty films, including "Gladiator", "Indiana Jones "and" Lawrence of Arabia ". Take advantage of this walk through the area to admire the traditional architecture of the kasbahs. Continue on home to Marrakech through the mountains.

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What people are saying about Agdz

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Highly recommend the tour to get an overview of various regions in Morocco. Be mindful: there’s lots of driving, but it’s necessary if you wanna see the gorges and the dunes, and our guides made it super fun. Bug shoutout to Aziz and Ali, they were kind, fun, knowledgable and drove perfectly. Definitely go for it with your eyes closed. They will bring you to places where they sell rugs and Argan oil: the carpet price is OK (even if the story isn’t true) but the oil is hugely overpriced. It’s nice to see to get some info but don’t buy (the guides don’t push for a purchase at all).

We did the 4 day Merzouga experience. Exactly as advertised. Our driver Hassan was extremely attentive and knowledgable. He showed up on time every day, made excellent stops. The food at those stops were good. The bathrooms at the places we stopped at were very clean. Hassan made sure we had sufficient water, snacks and ensured we were happy the entire way. He's also very friendly and professional. When you're on this tour you don't have to worry about anything for 4 days. Beware, internet coverage is spotty and the mountains can be cold in winter.

This experience was very good! The people were sooo nice and very good food!! Our driver was also very nice friendly and helpful with everything we needed!! We didn’t have time for 3 day teip to Merzouga but this one was just as nice!! There were no desert dunes as you would expect but all the experience was soo nice that you forget about this little minus!

Fantastic trip with Ali and Aziz which are very knowledgeable and cautious driver. It is a good introduction to the east of Morocco. Having a guide and driver also mean you can ask a lot of question during the hours spent in the car along with discovering the local music :D. 100% recommend. Ali and Aziz really made that trip extra special.

Very nice experience, thanks to Lahcen and Yassin for these 4 days it was really great!