Souss-Massa
Culture & History

Enter your dates to find available activities

Our most recommended Souss-Massa Culture & History

From Agadir: Massa Desert Sahara Trip with Lunch

1. From Agadir: Massa Desert Sahara Trip with Lunch

On arrival at the dunes, enjoy free time to take photos and explore the sand dunes. You can also experience a camel ride tour. Enjoy a lunch of two meals, tajine and couscous, in a local Berber house. Your lunch will be accompanied by a dessert of local fruit and a mint tea. After lunch, drive to the ancient silver capital of Tiznit to see the walled ramparts, go for a walk in the old Medina and browse the handmade Berber silver jewelry. Hold on for a bumpy ride to the Massa Valley, traveling alongside the 32,500 acre, Souss Massa National Park. After, you will have a chance to pop in to see the fishermen's caves and perhaps find some shells at the isolated beach of Sidi R'bat.

Paradise Valley & Atlas Montagne: Swimming Adventure

2. Paradise Valley & Atlas Montagne: Swimming Adventure

Start from your hotel in Agadir or from the Agadir Cruise Port. Pickup is at 8h30, driving towards the Immouzer & Paradise Valley road (Honey road), north of Agadir (Agadir to Paradise Valley), an evergreen locale with ever-flowing water. See the tiny streams, mountain gorges, and flowing waterfalls in the picturesque villages. After arriving in Paradise Valley, hike for 20 minutes before settling down for a beautiful time at the natural pools, perfect for swimming and chilling. After the refreshment break, return to Agadir at approximately 13:30.

From Agadir: Day Trip to Marrakech

3. From Agadir: Day Trip to Marrakech

Get picked up from your hotel in Agadir at 7 am and take the highway from Agadir to Marrakech. Arrive in Marrakesh after a 3-hour drive, with some stops for rest and photo opportunities while crossing the High Atlas mountains. Meet your local tour guide and begin your walking tour of the Medina, the Old City of Marrakech. Start by visiting the city's most famous historical monuments including the famous Bahia Palace, the gardens of the Koutoubia Mosque and finally the Jamaa El Fana famous Square. At the end of your tour, enjoy some free time to wander through the streets of the local market, the Souk, haggle with the shop vendors and enjoy some local street food.  Afterward, meet your driver and begin the drive back to your hotel in Agadir. Arrive back at your hotel at around 9 pm.

From Fes: 3 Days and 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech

4. From Fes: 3 Days and 2 Nights Desert Trip to Marrakech

Take a multi-day trip through the Atlas Mountains to the Sahara desert departing from Marrakech. Admire the beautiful scenery, enjoy traditional Berber culture and cuisine, and visit a variety of charming villages across 3 days. Drive through a cedar forest and see the resident monkeys, before descending to the Sahara Desert. Arrive at the traditional kasbah at the foot of the Erg Chebbi dunes. Enjoy the beauty of the sunset on a camel ride across the dunes. At the Berber camp, enjoy mint tea and dinner, gaze at the stars and spend the night in a tent. On the second day visit Merzouga, Tinghir and Ouarzazate. Head out on the rugged Road of a Thousand Kasbahs along the ancient caravan route. This area has been a popular location for Hollywood films, such as The Last Temptation of Christ and Jewel of the Nile. Stop for lunch and a walk in Todgha Gorges and then travel through the Dadès Valley past dramatic escarpments. Dinner and overnight at a hotel in the Gorges or in Ouarzazate. On the third day, visit the town of Ouarzazate, including the Kasbah of Taourirt and the Atlas Studios – the largest and most famous movie studios in Africa.

Agadir: Hot Air Balloon Ride

5. Agadir: Hot Air Balloon Ride

After early-morning pickup from your hotel in Agadir, head straight into the desert via 4X4. While the balloon inflates, enjoy a continental breakfast of coffee, tea, croissants, and orange juice. Afterwards, take to the skies in what can only be described as unforgettable. Soar towards the high Atlas Mountains as the sun paints them in red and golden hues. Peer down upon massive gorges and valleys, spotting Berber villages from above. After 1 hour, you’ll land, receiving a certificate to prove your flight. Once you’re back on the ground, you’ll head to a Berber tent for a fresh, authentic Berber breakfast, before heading back to your hotel.

Agadir: Sunset Camel Ride with Barbecue Dinner

6. Agadir: Sunset Camel Ride with Barbecue Dinner

Travel on a well-trained camel with this tour in Agadir. Get your picture taken while riding on a camel by your guide. Have the chance to spot local wildlife at the Souss river. Be picked up from your accommodation in Agadir and transported to a ranch where the camels are kept. Listen to a short briefing on handling the animals before starting on your camel ride. Venture through the traditional village of Aghroud Bensergao and a stunning eucalyptus forest. Arrive at the Souss river, where you can take a break to take some photos or look for migratory birds like flamingos. Head back to the ranch where you will be served a mint tea and Moroccan cakes before enjoying a delectable BBQ dinner prepared by a chef. Return to your accommodation in Agadir after dinner.

Agadir: Sahara Desert Day Trip With Lunch

7. Agadir: Sahara Desert Day Trip With Lunch

You will be picked up from your hotel in Agadir at 8:30 AM. Begin your journey by heading to Sidi R'bat, 1 hour and 20 minutes south of Agadir, to discover unpopulated beaches and sandbanks. Stop at the fisherman village on the wild beach of Sidi R'bat, where you will have a chance to see the fishermen's caves, hewn in the cliffs. Then, drive on a sandy track while looking out onto the Atlantic ocean. You will then have a quick stop at the Oued Massa, a 120 km long coastal river by the Souss-Massa Nationalpark. Here, if you are lucky, you will spot migrating birds, mainly the Northern bald ibis. You will also catch a quick glimpse of the beautiful Dam Youssed bin Tachfine. After, you will walk around the old walled medina town of Tiznit and browse the handmade Berber silver jewelry shops. Then drive towards the Atlas mountains to enjoy a tasty traditional lunch (tajine, couscous, and seasonal fruits) in a local Berber's house. After lunch, you can roam freely in the small Sahara dunes to take photos. You can also be photographed on a short camel ride tour. - Total Distance: 160 km - Pickup from your hotel at 8:30 AM - Return to hotel around 5 PM

From Agadir: Marrakech Excursion Full-Day Trip

8. From Agadir: Marrakech Excursion Full-Day Trip

Depart Agadir early in the morning taking the highway Agadir to Marrakech. After a 3-hour drive with some rest stops on the way while crossing the High Atlas mountains, you'll arrive in Marrakech. Once you arrive in Marrakech, you will meet your local tour guide and begin a walking tour of the Medina (the old city of Marrakech). You will start by visiting the historical monuments of Marrakech including the outside historical walls of the Koutoubia Mosque and the Jamaa El Fana. You can also take an optional visit to the Bahia Palace. If you wish to visit the Bahia palace and Badii palace please skip or leave the group and tell your guide to set a meeting point with him for lunch (not included in the price). At the end of your local tour, you will have free time to walk through the streets of the souks (local market), haggle with the shop vendors, and find a good place to enjoy some local street food. After lunch, you’ll meet up with your driver, and begin the drive back to your hotel in Agadir with an expected arrival time of roughly 9:00 PM. 

Agadir: Sahara Dunes and Paradise Valley Tour with Lunch

9. Agadir: Sahara Dunes and Paradise Valley Tour with Lunch

After departing from Agadir, you will make your way to the secret sand dunes of Timlalin, where the big dunes of Tagoba meets the Atlantic Ocean in a beautiful panoramic combination. Whilst here, you will get to explore the beautiful sand dunes, as well as the fishermen's houses along the beach. Once you have had enough of the beautiful landscapes of the sand dunes, you will head to the banana village, where a delicious lunch will await you in a local's house. Right after lunch, you will complete your journey, heading to the Paradise Valley pools between the High Atlas Mountains. The road to the Paradise Valley from Taghazout through the honey road and argan trees will definitely be an unforgettable experience during your holiday in Morocco. Once you arrive to Paradise Valley, you will take a short hike to the natural swimming pools, where your free time and swimming break will begin. After this refreshing break, you will drive back to Agadir, where you will arrive at approximately 4:30PM.

From Agadir: Essaouira Guided Day Trip with Argan Oil Visit

10. From Agadir: Essaouira Guided Day Trip with Argan Oil Visit

Explore the coastal town of Essaouira, visit the colorful port and decorative medina, spot goats clambering up argan trees, and stroll along the sandy beach and rock pools on a scenic day trip. Be picked up from your hotel in Agadir bright and early. Begin your trip along the picturesque R207 coastal route. Make a stop to see the argan trees where small goats climb up the lower branches and feed. Spot sometimes over 20 goats sitting up in one tree. Snap some photos of this fascinating sight. Arrive in the port where you’ll see the vast expanse of the North Atlantic Ocean. Head into the vibrant old town (medina), a stunning world heritage site. View the majestic, old brass cannons that line the walls, and ramparts to protect the seafront from ancient invasions. Stop off at a women’s cooperative where argan oil is produced. Learn how oil is extracted from the kernels of argan trees. See how it is used in cuisine as an accompaniment to Moroccan bread and in beauty products for the skin and hair. Finally, enjoy the spectacular sunset as you return to Agadir.

Frequently asked questions about Souss-Massa Culture & History

What are other things to do than Culture & History that are worth visiting in Souss-Massa?

The other unmissable things to do in Souss-Massa are:

Which Souss-Massa Culture & History are taking additional COVID-19 precautions?

Other Sightseeing Options in Souss-Massa

Want to discover all there is to do in Souss-Massa? Click here for a full list.

What people are saying about Souss-Massa

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 1,005 reviews

We went on this trip 2 days ago and it was great! Its a 4. 5 hour journey down from Marrakech to Agadir. Agadir has such a beautiful sandy beach and its so clear. We arrived at 12 and our driver ( I cant remember her name but it started with an S) collected us again at 5pm. 5 hours was plenty to walk, tan and get some lunch along the beach. It was a great change from Marrakech for the day. Would highly recommend. The mini bus we got collected in was just for the 2 of us so plenty of space to nap and it has aircon. Our driver was amazing, shes so friendly and speaks multiple language, English Arabic, Spanish & French.

it was an amazing experience, pick up was at 8:30 in front of our Hotel, very helpful and informative tour guide, the Atlas mountains were very beautiful, Finally, I enjoyed a calm area and free clean oxygen, the botanic garden was beautiful, they offer argan products there, feel free to buy or not, in my case I bought soap and argan oil because it was 10 times cheap than Europ. Many thanks to the tour guide (sorry I forgot the name) he was awesome and very patient. this is highly recommended for couples and families wh wanna see something different.

It was a truly wonderful experience. We were picked up from our hotel and transported to our location where we were met with tea, coffee and biscuits. We got to watch the balloon being set up and when ready, we were up and away. It was so calm and quiet, we felt so relaxed. When it was over, we were given a tradition breakfast before being driven back to our hotel. Would recommend 100%

Great experience! I would definitely recommend. Ismail made me feel comfortable through the whole trip and made sure I understood everything even though I was the only English tourist. He was very knowledgeable and everyone we met along the way was extremely lovely. We had a delicious Tajine for lunch. Just great great experience all together

Amazing experience, it's a MUST if you spend a week end in this city. Surrounded by sand and water,over the desert dunes, really well guided by the 2 tour guides wich drove us also for a tea break in a hut in the middle of nowhere. It worths the price.GREAT!