Agadir Desert Tour to Merzouga Overview:

Embark on this 4-day Agadir to Ouarzazate desert tour for a truly unique desert adventure. Start your desert trip from Agadir to Taroudant, called the little Marrakesh, which you will visit. Explore Taliouine, a saffron growing area with a government-run saffron museum. Stop at Taznakht, full of co-operatives selling Berber rugs and gelims.

Visit, Hollywood favorite film location in Morocco, Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, and then Ouarzazate. Travel through the Skoura oasis and admire Kasbah Amredhil, visit the Damascene rose distillery in the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs, walk in the Dades, and Toudgha gorges.

After a relaxing glass of mint tea and Moroccan biscuits at the camp, experience camel trekking in the dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga. Then, admire the spectacle of the sunset from the summit of the dunes and enjoy the pure tranquility of the Sahara Desert.

Enjoy dinner under the Sahara starlit sky with an overnight in your own comfortable nomad tent in a desert camp among the big dunes. Explore Berber villages and interact with the locals to learn about life in southern Morocco. Discover the Dra’a Valle’s unlimited palm trees, fortified kasbahs, and green oases.


Major highlights:

  • Explore the ancient medina, lively local market, and massive walls of Taroudant
  • Learn about Berber rug craftsmanship in Taznakht
  • Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou
  • Stop off at Kasbah Amredhil in Skoura among all the vast number of palm trees
  • Wander Skoura Oasis palm fields, visit Kasbah Amredhil and tour its small museum
  • Stop at the beautiful Valley of the Roses and stop at the cosmetic co-operatives in Kel’aa M’gouna
  • Explore the Dades Valley and go for a hike around the Toudgha Gorges with a local guide
  • Experience camel trekking around the wind-blown dunes of Erg Chebbi
  • Witness the spectacle of the sunset from the summit of the dunes and take photos wearing blue turbans
  • Share an evening of music and drumming around a campfire with the nomads
  • Spend a beautiful night in a desert camp near the big dunes in Merzouga
  • Visit the saffron local museum in Taliouine in the saffron plantation area.

What is included in This Agadir Desert Tour to Merzouga:

  • Private transportation in a 4×4 air-conditioned modern vehicle or luxury minivan
  • Experienced English/French/Spanish-speaking  Berber driver/ guide
  • Pick-up from and drop-off at your accommodations in Agadir
  • Overnights in accommodations with air-conditioned rooms/ suites
  • Overnights in an authentic desert camp in Erg Chebbi Dunes with shared bathroom fecilities
  • Option to upgrade to luxury desert camp in Erg Chebbi dunes with ensuite-bathroom
  • All meals, 3 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 3 dinners with vegetarian and vegan options available
  • Free soft drinks and mineral water during your stay in the desert
  • Camel ride for an hour to an hour and a half and free sand-boarding included
  • Option to go to and to come back from the desert camp in 4×4 car or on camelback
  • Berber music and drumming around a firecamp under the slarlit sky in the desert
  • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop for breaks whenever you wish
  • Entrance fees and local guides in the relevant places

What is not included:

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Extra

Good to know :

  • This Agadir desert tour to Merzouga can be tailor-made to fit your individual areas of interest
  • This 4 day Agadir desert tour to Merzouga is free of hidden costs, cheap tourists’ traps or forced shopping
  • You can choose to go to the camp on camelback or by the 4×4 car (then, you go for a camel ride)

Prices Table

Number of Participants 2 Participants 3 Participants 4 Participants 5 Participants 6 Participants
Price Per Participant 465 € 395 € 385 € 365 € 365 €
Total Price 930 € 1185 € 1540 € 1825 € 2190 €

Agadir Desert Tour to Merzouga 4 days Itinerary:

Agadir Desert Tour to Merzouga Full Description

1st day: Agadir – Ouarzazate

Kick-off your Agadir desert tour to Merzouga by morning departure from your hotel. Your first destination will be Taroudant, known as “the little Marrakech”. Here, you will stop to visit to discover its ancient medina, massive ramparts, and vibrant local markets.

Driving further east, we pass by Taliouine, famous for its saffron plantation fields, and then Taznakht. Here,  you can stop to learn about Berber rugs craftsmanship. Next, your journey continues to the kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou.

This kasbah is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is one of the most famous kasbahs in Morocco. After lunch, pay a visit to the kasbah with a local guide. The guide will provide you with insight into the history of this site and points out interesting features.

In the afternoon, you will visit the Film Studios where many Hollywood blockbusters are still intact. These studios host film locations of many Hollywood cinematic artworks. Such as “Gladiator”, “Kingdom of Heaven”n, and some scenes of the famous Tv series “Game of Thrones”.

Shortly after, we continue to Ouarzazate where you will spend the night in an authentic guest-house overlooking the town.

2nd day: Ouarzazate – Merzouga

Following breakfast in the guest-house, we depart from Ouarzazate to the Toudgha Gorges. We stop at Skoura Oasis to discover it unlimited palm trees. Next, visit the beautifully restored Kasbah Amredhil, and to tour its small museum.

Afterward, we travel off-road through the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs. Along the road,  you can witness several Kasbahs, ideally placed amongst the palm trees.

Back on the paved road, we continue our desert tour through the Valley of the Roses. After exploring the Dades Valley, you will arrive at the Toudgha Gorges where we stop for lunch. In the afternoon, our trip continues to the Erg Chebbi dunes in Merzouga.

Here at Merzouga desert, an hour camel ride leads to the summit of the dunes(250m). From the summit of the dunes, the sunset is a spectacular sight. At the camp, sip a glass of relaxing traditional tea and Moroccan biscuits.

At night, taste dinner under the starlit night sky of the Sahara Desert. Later at night, share an evening of Berber singing, and drumming around a campfire. Later on, sleep in a comfortable nomad tent in a desert camp among the dunes.

3rd day: Merzouga – Agdz

Wake up early in the morning and climb up to the summit of the dunes. You can watch the spectacle of the sunrise. When the color of the golden sand dunes and the play of shadows are a beautiful sight.

After having breakfast, our desert tour continues to Agdz. Travel via the villages of Rissani, Alnif, Tazzarine, and finally N’Qob where you will have lunch and explore afterward.

In the afternoon, the journey takes us to Tanasikht. From here, we drive off-track along the Ancient Caravan Road and through the Dra’a valley. This allows a better view of the huge palm trees groves and ancient kasbah stand tall among the palm trees.

At the end of the afternoon, Agdez a beautiful riad offers dinner and a night’s rest.

4th day: Agdez – Agadir

After breakfast, we continue driving north from Agdez as far as Taznakht, well-known for its Berber gelims and carpets. Later, we continue our trip to Agadir crossing the Tizi-n-Ikhsane and Tizi-n-Tighatine passes.

In Taliouine, the heart of the saffron growing area of Morocco, we stop for lunch. In the afternoon, the itinerary takes us on to Taroudant. Here, you will explore the medina and the massive walls of Taroudant. Shortly after, you continue to Agadir which we reach by the end of the afternoon.