Escape to the Atlas foothills for a 4WD safari through a rugged landscape of arid mountains and ochre-red rocks softened by lush palm and banana groves.
This trip is packed with exciting experiences. Enjoy photo-stops at verdant oases and at the delightful Paradise Valley. Go off-road for around 23 km (13.8 miles), then be treated to a traditional breakfast at a Berber house.
Visit the celebrated waterfalls at the beautiful village of Imouzzer before trying out the most common form of local transport: a donkey!
Tuck into a delicious Moroccan lunch and swim at the hotel pool before heading back to Agadir in the afternoon.
For your Imouzzer 4WD Adventure from Agadir you will be picked up from your hotel.
You will set out for Imouzzer in an air conditioned 4WD with your guide. The excursion takes around 10 ½ hours and you will cover a distance of approximately 160km (96 miles).
You will follow the coastal road out of Agadir, through the village of Aourir. At around 0800h (08:00am) you stop for around 20 minutes at the oasis of Tamzargout, where you can take photos and enjoy a short walk.
Boarding your vehicle, you will go on a little further and stop for a panoramic view of the Paradise Valley with its waterfalls and banana plantations. The valley was given this name by legendary guitarist Jimi Hendrix in the 1960s, when the area was part of the hippy trail!
After Paradise Valley, your vehicle goes off-road for the 23km (13.8 miles) stretch of country between Timkati and Tiskijji.
Around 0920h (09:20am) you arrive at the lush oasis of Targa, where you will enjoy a photo-stop. Shortly after, you stop again at the oasis of Tiskijji, where you visit a Berber house and traditional oil press and enjoy a Berber breakfast.
You are now very close to the beautiful village of Imouzzer. Located at a height of 1350 meters (4500 feet), Imouzzer is framed by palm trees, limestone gorges, bubbling fresh-water ravines and verdant tree-clad hills. You will also see the rich groves of olive and banana trees on which the community depends upon.
With your guide, you will take a walk to Imouzzer's famous waterfalls (cascades) and the rock pools below them. See if you can spot the 'Peace/ Love' sign said to have been carved in the rock by Hendrix himself.
After your visit to the waterfalls you will have the chance to explore a bit on a 30-minute donkey ride. It may be useful to know that 'Irra' means 'Go' and 'Goshh' means 'Stop' to a Berber donkey!
Around midday you will stop for lunch at Hotel Cascades. The menu will include:
• Moroccan salad
• Mimosa eggs
• Chicken with honey and almonds
• Mixed vegetables
• House pastry and oranges with cinnamon
Drinks are payable direct.
After lunch, you will have a chance to swim in the hotel pool.
Around 1500h (3:00pm) you will set off back towards Agadir, with another short photo stop on the way.
You arrive in Agadir at around 1730h (5:30pm) and will be dropped off back at your hotel.
We chose for 4x- because we wanted to have more adventure. And it was! Although we didn't see falls (there was drought this july, and all the rivers were dry, exept in paradise...Y.A. Vlasova
Thursdays and Saturdays
9 hours 30 minutes
Start time: 0800h (08:00am)
Duration: 9 hours 30 minutes
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.)
Your hotel in Agadir
There are plenty of photo opportunities on this tour, so don’t forget your camera. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a hat. To respect local culture it is advisable for both men and women to cover legs and arms. This advice is especially useful for women as it helps stop unwanted attention. Carry sunblock and some bottled water. There is a chance to swim in the pool at the Hotel Cascades, so bring your costume and towel
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 4 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.
Bring a swimming costume and towel so that you can swim at Hotel Cascades.
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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