Agadir To Erg Chigaga & Aguinane Oasis : 5 Days of Moroccan Marvels

Agadir, Morocco

Duration

5 days

Overview

You have the opportunity to make a magnificent addition to your beach vacation with this exclusive 5 days from Agadir to Erg Chigaga Dunes and Aguinane oasis. The biggest and most inaccessible of the Saharan dunes, Erg Chigaga is a magical and amazing place. Listen to nomad music while sitting around a campfire in the desert at your opulent camp.  You will have the sense that you have spent 1001 nights throughout your stay in your unusual tent close to the large dunes.

You will pass through Taliouine. Where a government-run saffron museum teaches saffron growing, Taroudant, known as the little Marrakech, and Taznakht. It brims with cooperatives that showcase traditional rug-making techniques.

Your adventure will never be forgotten as you go through the magnificent Aguinane Oasis. It’s a real gem hidden amid the huge Moroccan countryside. Enjoy a fascinating walking tour where you may marvel at the sophisticated network of water pipes that sustains this beautiful refuge as you meander along the serene seguias. As you stroll around Aguinane oasis paradise and take in the sights and sounds of nature’s abundance, enjoy the peace and quiet of your surroundings. Follow the Oued, the lifeblood of Aguinane Oasis, as it meanders through the scenic landscape to finish your exploration. Aguinane Oasis is a treasured highlight of your tour. Get ready to be mesmerized by its timeless beauty and calm before continuing on to the magnificent Erg Chigaga Desert.

Driving up the Draa Valley after the desert gives you an unmatched view of rural Berber life with all its palms in the oases, historic kasbahs, and Berber communities. in this Agadir to Erg Chigaga tour you will see Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. You may learn about local history.

Included/Exclude

  • Private 4WD vehicle
  • Airport transfer two-way
  • Daily pick up and drop
  • Multilingual driver/guide
  • 4 nights accommodation
  • Half-board : Dinner & Breakfast
  • Water in the car
  • Luxury tent in Erg Chegaga
  • Camel ride and sandboarding
  • Entrance fees
  • The opportunity to stop anywhere for photos
  • Deliciouas Moroccan food
  • Lunchs
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
  • Extra services: Spa...

Tour Plan

Your 4WD journey starts in Agadir, from where you'll travel to Taroudant, a charming town famous for its ancient ramparts and bustling markets. Your journey then takes you to Taliouine, Morocco's saffron capital, where you can savor the eye-catching hues and enticing scents of this priceless spice. Lunch will be in one of the local restaurants in Taliouine. After lunch we continue our journey over rocky terrain and palm groves in search of the serene oasis of Aguinane. Here, you'll spend the night beneath a starry desert sky, amidst the oasis' tranquility.
Following a sumptuous breakfast in the tranquil Aguinane oasis, we continue on our way to the alluring location of Akka Ighane. Here, you'll start your excursion to the renowned Aserghine granary, a special and historically significant location that brings the region's Berber culture and heritage to life. Discover the historical heritage of the granary, observe the conventional grain storage methods, and interact with the friendly residents who have preserved this traditional way of life. Your experience is further enhanced by this cultural contact, which provides a greater appreciation of Moroccan history and customs. From here, we travel south to Tissint Oasis before crossing the dry Lake Iriqui, which was once supplied by the Draa river and was teeming with fish and waterfowl, into the Sahara. We can look for fossils in the centre of this lake. The off-road path leads us by the numerous desert characteristics, including the "reg" and the "hammada" and the "rocky, stony desert." Watch sunset after one hour of camel ride through the highest dunes of Erg Chegaga, dinner in your luxury camp with a night show of local music around campfire. Overnight in a luxury tent with private bathroom.
Following breakfast in the desert camp, the route travels 60 more kilometres into the desert via the Sacred Oasis before arriving at M'hamid. The old village across the Draa River is a typical desert settlement, with adobe structures and covered roadways to block out the sweltering summer heat. Later, we keep driving up Morocco's longest valley, the Draa Valley. You pass through Zagora, the biggest oasis in the Draa Valley, which is renowned for its dates in particular. We go over the ancient caravan path that days and weeks-old caravans used to transport valuables from Mali or Mauretania across the Sahara. You may get a better sense of life in this region of Morocco by driving past all the Kasbahs and the local gardens as the route winds between the river and the mountains. We spend the night in a conventional guest home in Agdz.
Your day begins with a visit to the famous Kasbah Tamnougalt, a genuine jewel of Moroccan architecture and history, after a lovely breakfast in Agdz. Your journey continues towards Ouarzazate as you cross through the scenic Tizi n'Tinififte mountain pass, where breathtaking vistas await, after discovering its winding passageways and delicate intricacies. A quick visit to Taourirt Kasbah in Ouarzazate enables you to take in its stunning beauty and historical significance. The last stop is Ait Ben Haddou, a famous Moroccan kasbah and a UNESCO World Heritage site. You will spend the night here amidst the alluring ambiance of this historic desert fortress, which offers a mesmerising and unforgettable experience of Moroccan hospitality and tradition. Dinner and overnight in Ait Benhaddou.
After breakfast in Ait Ben Haddou we drive to Gaz Haven where “The hills have eyes” was filmed, Then we will make a stop in Taznakht famous for its berbers rugs. Lunch will be here in Taznakht. After lunch we continue our way to Agadir via Taliouine and Taroudant. We reach Agadir by the late afternoon when your desert tour comes to an end.

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