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From Agadir: Day Trip to Marrakech

1. 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.

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Agadir: Paradise Valley and Agadir City Tour with Lunch

2. Agadir: Paradise Valley and Agadir City Tour with Lunch

Your Agadir to Paradise valley Trip starts at 8:30AM or 2:00PM in the afternoon, as you drive towards the Immouzer and Paradise Valley road (Honey road), north of Agadir. Out there, you will discover that the water flows all the time, and that the refreshing green landscape is permanent. You can take an adventure through Paradise Valley, and make your way from the city to the countryside to see the tiny streams, mountain gorges, and flowing waterfalls in the picturesque villages. Once you arrive to Paradise Valley, you will take a hike of around 20 minutes, before settling down for some beautiful free time at the natural pools. Following this refreshing break, you will drive back to Agadir. Next, you will drive up the hill to Agadir Ou-fellah (Agadir hilltop), to see the city’s 16th-century Saadian Kasbah (a fortress which was built in 1572), which offers a complete panoramic view of the whole city and the fishing port. The Agadir Argan Oil House will also be a stop on your tour, where you will receive information about a very rare oil, and see how the Berber women produce what is known in Europe as a Golden Liquid. You will learn how they gather and dry the nuts, roast and grind the kernels and finally extract the pure oil. Your final stop before returning back to the hotel will be "Souk El Hed", or Sunday Market (locals market), which is the largest market in the region. In the local market, you will be given an hour of free time to experience the market by your own, while the driver will be waiting for you right outside of the market.

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From Agadir: Marrakech Excursion Full-Day Trip

3. 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 (old city of Marrakech). You will start by visiting the historical monuments of Marrakech including the famous Bahia Palace, a walk through the gardens of the Koutoubia Mosque and finally the Jamaa El Fana famous Square. 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. 

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Agadir: Paradise Valley Day Trip and Cooking Class

4. Agadir: Paradise Valley Day Trip and Cooking Class

Paradise Valley is an oasis with fresh natural pools surrounded by palm trees and breathtaking mountains. It is the perfect location for relaxing, sunbathing, and cliff jumping, amongst other activities. Your Agadir to Paradise Valley trip begins at 8:30AM, as you drive towards the Immouzer via Honey Road, north of Agadir. Once there you will discover that the water flows all the time, and that the green which covers the region is permanent. Your first stop will be to a banana village, where you will take the opportunity to grab the fresh fruit and vegetables which you will later be using for your cooking class. You will then take a drive through Paradise Valley, before making your way from the city to the countryside to see the tiny streams, gorges, and flowing waterfalls which surround the picturesque villages. Once you arrive to Paradise Valley, you will enjoy a hike of 20 minutes before settling down for some relaxation time at the natural pools, which are perfect for swimming and chilling. Following your refreshing break in nature, you will drive to a beautiful quiet garden for a cooking session, where your chef will be waiting for you. Throughout this experience, your chef will demonstrate their skills, which will include how to operate a "tajine" and how to make Moroccan tea. At the conclusion of your culinary experience, you will return to your hotel at around 4:00PM in the afternoon.

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Agadir: Carriage Ride to the Medina

5. Agadir: Carriage Ride to the Medina

Listen to anecdotes and legends from your English- and French-speaking guide as you wind through the narrow streets of a village outside the center of Agadir. Learn about the locations and personalities that have become emblematic of local history. Take a photo break at the mouth of the Oued Sous; if you're lucky, depending on the tide, you may spot flamingos and a variety of other birds. At the end of the excursion, visit a craft complex called "la Médina d'Agadir" and witness local artisans at work. Afterwards, don't miss your chance to sample a typical Soussi mint tea. This 2-hour tour promises to leave you feeling fulfilled, surrounded by a friendly and authentic atmosphere that delights both old and young.

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Agadir: Agadir Kasbah and Goats on Trees Half-Day Trip

6. Agadir: Agadir Kasbah and Goats on Trees Half-Day Trip

After pickup at your hotel, drive to the Kasbah of Agadir Oufella in an air-conditioned vehicle. The Kasbah was built upon a hilltop in the 16th century to protect the city and harbor from foreign invaders. Explore the site and enjoy the panoramics view of Agadir and its fishing port. Be sure to snap memorable photos in this scenic fortress. From the Kasbah head out to see the famous goats in trees. These goats are skilled climbers and reach heights of up to 33 feet in order to eat from the Argan trees. These climbing goats are unique to the Souss Valley and only exist in Morocco. Discover how these goats contribute to the local Berber population's trade and take incredible photos.

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Agadir City Discovery Half-Day Trip

7. Agadir City Discovery Half-Day Trip

Spend a half day exploring all the Agadir has to offer on a city discovery trip. Following a morning pick-up at your hotel, this tour takes you along the beachside promenade, through the trendy marina, and into the busy port to see the various types of fishing boats. Discover both ancient and modern Agadir, while learning interesting facts about the city’s history and admiring views from the Kasbah fortress (Agadir Ouefellah). Explore the city center as you ride along the Mohamed V Boulevard past the Wilaya (the headquarters of the king's regional representative) and through residential neighborhoods. Stops along the way include the Mohamed V Mosque, St. Ann's Church, the Beth El Synagogue, and the walled Souk El Had marketplace, where you will have free time to explore the market and try your haggling skills. On the return ride, your knowledgeable guide will point out various other attractions and local landmarks. The tour ends with a brief stop at a fixed-price cooperative store before transferring you back to your hotel.

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Private Full-Day Marrakech Trip from Agadir

8. Private Full-Day Marrakech Trip from Agadir

You'll be picked up at the reception area of your hotel in Agadir at 07:00 for this full-day excursion. The drive to Marrakech takes around 3 hours. After you arrive in Marrakech, you’ll meet your local tour guide and begin a 3.5-hour walking tour in the medina. Visit the famous Palais de Bahia and marvel at the fantastic courtyards and mosaic walls built for Bou Ahmed. Take a walk through the Jewish Quarter, where you'll soon notice the difference in architecture. See the hidden Saadian tombs that were built during the reign of Sultan Ahmed El Mansour in 1557 and the Medersa Ben Youssef with its magnificent Arab-Andalusian architecture. During this part of the walk, you'll also be able to visit shops in the souk to buy spices and argan oil if you wish. Visit the Koutoubia Mosque and then Jemaa el-Fnaa square where you can enjoy the taste of some freshly pressed orange juice while taking in the bustling activity of snake charmers, henna tattoo artists and water sellers. Next on the agenda is a stop for lunch at a restaurant with a terrace overlooking all the activity. After lunch you’ll meet up with your chauffeur for the drive to the beautiful Majorelle Garden. This botanical garden is a quiet oasis and the former home of the famous French designer, Yves Saint Laurent. At the bright blue villa you’ll also find a Berber museum. Enjoy 1.5 hours of free time to explore the gardens and the stunning villa. You’ll meet up with your chauffeur again, and begin the drive back to your hotel in Agadir, where you'll arrive at around 20:00. Note that as this is a private tour, the order of visits on the walking tour can be arranged to your preferences.

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Agadir To Essaouira Day Trip

9. Agadir To Essaouira Day Trip

Visit the ancient Moroccan city of Essaouira, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and former Portuguese colonial town which bears the traces of its long and varied history. Your trip will start with an early pickup from your hotel and a drive from Agadir to Essaouira. On the way to Essaouira, make a few stops to see the flying goats (tree goats that can be seen hopping from branch to branch of the argan trees native to the region), rest in a Berber village and have a hot cup of mint tea or coffee, and visit an argan oil factory, a sought-after luxury product. Once you arrive in Essaouira, follow your local guide to the traditional souk market where a variety of wares, crafts, and foods are sold, offering a tantalizing array of sights and smells. After your Moroccan market experience, tour the famous Skala de la Kasbah ramparts, a relic of European engineering from the city's colonial days. From there, proceed to the bustling port of Essaouira before enjoying free time for lunch, shopping, and further exploration. Wander the Medina (fortified city) and admire a colorful landscape populated by mosques, terraces, cafes, and markets as well as historic architecture that reflects the city's unique history. After exploring the city and its beautiful sunny beaches, catch your ride back to Agadir.

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Agadir: Sand Dune Trip with Lunch

10. Agadir: Sand Dune Trip with Lunch

One of the best attractions in Agadir Morocco are its authentic desert sand dunes. Throughout this day tour you will experience these thrilling dunes, which are sure to be an attraction you will never to regret experiencing. Your half-day adventure to the Sahara Desert dunes of Agadir will begin with just an hour's drive north of Agadir along the Atlantic Ocean. As you drive alongside the coast, you will pass by many villages along the way, including as the surfers' villages of Taghazout and Tamrakht, and the banana village of Tamri. Later on in your tour, you will also enjoy a freshly-prepared delicious lunch in a local's house. Following lunch, you will drive to the sand dunes at Timlalin, where the big dunes meet the Atlantic Ocean. At the conclusion of your tour, you will return to your hotel at around 7:00PM in the evening.

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What people are saying about Agadir

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 43 reviews

This was an amazing day. Well worth the journey on the bus for 3 and half hours each way. The sights and sounds were brilliant. Arkham was a good guide very knowledgeable however he had two coach loads of people to look after which meant a lot of time wasted whilst waiting for others. If there were a smaller amount of people it would have been much easier to hear what he was saying and to follow in the souks. Was still a great day would definitely recommend.

Very good guide, explained everything in three languages, German, English, French. Arrived in Essaouira everyone could choose from if they want to take part in the city tour and food or start on their own. The city tour was detailed and interesting, after the tour he showed us a restaurant where you can eat well, but you don't have to. We ate there it was really good. After dinner we are off on our own. Has responded to the wishes of the participants

The excursion is really interesting to discover the main aspects of Marrakech. To do if you come to Morocco absolutely! We ate at an excellent restaurant otherwise.

The collection and the transport worked perfectly. The group was manageable. The guide was very accommodating.

Friendly and efficient guide Omar made it all go smoothly and we really had a good time! Thanks!