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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This is a MUST DO! We selected the private option, and looking at larger tours I feel like it was worth the money. Our awesome driver, Houssine, picked us up in a comfy, clean, roomy van. We stopped along the way to shop, take pictures, whatever we wanted. Houssine had great suggestions, and even helped set up a deal on an amazing Berber rug! We spent most of two days driving- but it was scenic and fun. Stopped for meals as well. Just before sunset we hopped on camels and went to the Berber camp. The camp guides were friendly and fun- we had dinner, music and dancing (we got to participate!). The lack of light pollution made for the best star viewing that I've ever seen- or could imagine. Jaw dropping. Got up early (optional) to watch the sun rise over the dunes. Prior to the booking, Ando Travel were excellent communicators. Know that any bags you bring are with you on camels- should be small and zip. Thanks Houssine and everyone for an incredible experience!

We had a very good time on the tour. Especially our driver Oussama and our guide Lhsan were great. They were very accommodating and nice, always offered to get us water or take photos of us. Lhsan always provided us with information about the places etc we drove through and once even got me extra medication when I wasn't feeling so well. Oussama drove very carefully that we never felt uncomfortable in the car. The tour was well planned and the sometimes very long car rides were easy to bear. The tour is definitely recommended for everyone who wants to escape the big tourist hustle and bustle and still want to see all the important places.

Wonderful experience to recommend to anyone, both for the uniqueness of the places visited, for the accommodation in the desert in full Berber atmosphere, and for the kindness of the people and guides met. Full sandy desert is not to be expected as it is the beginning of the desert anyway and is still quite rocky, but worth the whole experience. The stops on the outward journey were also very interesting.

Best experience of the stay, campfire, music and evening under the stars. A wonderful evening. The tents are spacious but the bed a little hard. The journey is long but worth it! Do not hesitate.

The trip was great. The staff was exemplary. Helpful and kind. Camp was also ok. You have to remember that this is the beginning of the desert, not the middle of it.