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Agadir in a Nutshell - Kasbah, souks, the beach and more!

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Highlights

  • Learn how the citizens of Agadir turned disaster into success
  • Shop for traditional Berber jewellery
  • Marvel at the stunning views of the city from the derelict Kasbah

Overview

Discover Agadir, old and new, on this delightful tour.

Learn the story of the city, and how the modern resort, with its wide streets and minimalist houses, rose from the devastation wrought by a killer earthquake. See the evocative ruins of the old fortress and the moving memorial to those who perished in the tragedy.

Visit the lively souk and see how Berber traditions still thrive in the contemporary setting of the new town.

Stop at the seafront to admire the great sweep of white sands washed by the Atlantic that have made Agadir such a glorious holiday destination.

This excursion is the perfect introduction to the many charms of Agadir.

Itinerary

For your Discover Agadir Sightseeing Tour you will be picked up at 1000h (10:00am) from your hotel in Agadir.

You will set out in an air-conditioned vehicle with your guide to explore the coastal resort of Agadir. The excursion takes around 2 ½ hours and you will cover a distance of approximately 20km (12 miles). You will only walk about 0.5km (a quarter of a mile) in total on this tour.

Agadir is very different from any other city in Morocco. The new town, with its wide, straight streets and low minimalist houses, was built after the earthquake of 1960 that destroyed the old town and killed 15,000 people.

To see one of the few remaining traces of old Agadir, you will visit the Kasbah, a former 16th century fortress. Only a small part survived the devastating earthquake – just an outline of walls and an entrance arch. But from the top you will have stupendous views of the beach, ocean and the busy port.

You will see the evocative Talborjt mosque, you will have around 10 minutes here for photographs.

Back in the new city of Agadir, you will make a 15-minute visit to the souk, housed in a purpose-built market and full of herbs, spices, ceramics, carved wooden objects, jewellery, leather-work and much more. (Please note that the souk is closed on Mondays.)

Next you will make your way to the Boulevard of the Cornice to view the glorious bay with its 9km (5.4 miles) of white sand washed by the Atlantic.

At the end of your Agadir excursion, you will be dropped off back at your hotel.

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Reviews

This was an excellent way to get to know Agadir. I would recommend going on the trip in the first few days of your holiday. It lasts about 21/2 hours but you get shown everywhere... G H Jackson

The trip was exactly as described. Unfortunately, we were not able to do it on the day we were booked but were contacted in advance to be informed of an alternative date.... Lesley A. Bulmer

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Wednesday & Saturday

Duration

2 hours 30 minutes

Start time

Start time: 1000h (10:00am)
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes

Meeting point

Your hotel in Agadir. (Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel in Agadir

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned bus or mini-bus
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees to monuments and attractions

Exclusions

  • Food and drinks

Do/Dont's

There are plenty of photo opportunities on this tour, so don’t forget your camera. Avoiding showing too much skin (except on the beach) is a good idea for both men and women in Morocco. The advice is especially useful for women as it helps stop unwanted attention. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a hat. Carry sunblock and some bottled water

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Please note

It is advisable to re-confirm the tour departure details 48 hours prior to the start of the tour as this tour has a minimum passenger requirement of 8 people, if this is not met the tour would either be rescheduled for another date or cancelled with a full refund

You must carry your identity papers (passport or identity card).

The activity operator reserves the right to modify the program in the case of unforeseen events.

Non-Muslims cannot enter the mosques.

Please note that the souk in Agadir is closed on Mondays

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

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Cancellation policy

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  • "Discover Agadir Sightseeing Tour" This was an excellent way to get to know Agadir. I would recommend going on the trip in the first few days of your holiday. It lasts about 21/2 hours but you get shown everywhere...
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