HELP WITH ITINERARY - AROUND MARRAKECH - AGADIR
Replies: 6 - Last Post: Apr 29, 2013 8:00 AM Last Post By: tonyc26
Apr 25, 2013 10:54 AM
HELP WITH ITINERARY - AROUND MARRAKECH - AGADIRHello there,
Flying into Marrakech on Monday, and flying out of Agadir 10 days later. The plan is a couple of nights in Marra' then down to Essaouira for a few days. Only really want to use Agadir airport, not too fussed on hanging out there.
We've travelled Morocco fairly extensively eg Fez, Chaouen, Rabat, but never further south than Essaouira and never into the desert. Considering Ouarzazate as an option for a night or two, or possibly down the coast to Mirleft or Sidi Ifni.
We love Essaouira but often get bored after a few days. Looking for a really good experience of a new place to add to our Moroccan travels.
Any help, advice or shared experiences would be really helpful,
Apr 25, 2013 11:38 AM
1If you are bored of Essaouira, why go to there again? Sidi Ifni and Mirleft and Legzira beach is worth to spend more nights.
In Ouarzazate is not the desert yet, you have to go to M'Hamid or Merzouga and both are far, 7 hours travel. And, in M'Hamid you need to have 4x4 for to reach Erg Chigaga, So maybe stay on the coast and plan your desert trip next time and count with at least 4 days for such trip.
Apr 25, 2013 1:09 PM
2..... if you are hiring a car....... forget Essaouria(full of tourists) and Ouarzazate, from Marrakesh come across the Tizi-n-Test pass to Taroudannt, then into the Anti-Atlas to Tafraoute, continue East to Tiznit and on to explore the seaside villages on the Atlantic, as you mentioned, Mirhleft and Sidi Ifni. Also close by is Legzira Beach and Aglou Beach closest to Tiznit. Also on the coast if you have time as you head North to Agadir a strange little place...... Tifnit. http://www.lonelyplanet.com/thorntree/thread.jspa?threadID=2189506
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Apr 25, 2013 1:22 PM
3Thanks Khamlia, great advice.
Bored is maybe the wrong word. In love with Essaouira, but normally feel the need to move on after a few days!
One idea is to go to Essaouira via Ouarzazate from Marrakech for one night, is it worth it?
Also is it possible to hire a car in Essaouira for the trip to Sidi Ifni then deposit the hire car in Agadir?
Apr 25, 2013 1:57 PM
Apr 26, 2013 12:09 AM
5....... if you go to Essaouria rather than backtrack through Marrakesh for an 8 hour drive to Ouarzazate, head south on the coast towards Agadir and the Sous Valley. See this site for destinations there, http://www.visitagadir.com/fr/decouvrir-agadir/agadir-regions-c11/
Apr 29, 2013 8:00 AM
6Your right about Agadir. This month I spent four nights there which was way too much; there are virtually no sights or activities apart from the beach or port. Taroudant is about 100Km east of Agadir and and well worth a visit, its more preferable if you've come to experience the real Morocco.CTM has daily buses from Agadir costing 35DH.
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