Best of Agadir

Top itineraries and travel advice in and around Agadir
Agadir is famed for its golden-sand beaches, outstanding seafood and vibrant atmosphere. The pleasant weather year-round draws holiday makers from across Europe and beyond. Although many visitors come for package all-inclusive resorts, there’s much to see in and around the city, from wandering through eucalyptus-filled gardens to browsing for treasures in the sprawling Souk Al Had, one of Morocco’s largest markets.

You can delve into the past on a hike to the ruins of Agadir Oufella, a 16th-century kasbah built to protect Agadir from Portuguese invasions. Like much of the city, it was destroyed by an earthquake in 1960. About an hour’s drive south of town, Souss-Massa National Park protects a landscape of dunes, valleys and coastal forests—key habitats for its ostriches, flamingoes, gazelles and other wildlife. Another good day trip possibility is the Paradise Valley, a scenic gorge of palms, olive groves and inviting natural pools.
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Trek through Morocco's Mountains
Top Active Experiences in Morocco

Morocco is an ideal destination for active travelers and adventure seekers, offering unique experiences, like kitesurfing in Essaouira, riding horses through the desert, climbing Northern Africa's tallest peak, and carp fishing alongside the locals. With diverse outdoor environments, you'll find nearly every activity in Morocco. From the top of the Atlas Mountains to the bottom of river gorges and the crashing waves of the Atlantic Ocean, the country is an ideal location for adventures!

Agadir's Old Town
Best Things to Do in Agadir

Morocco's southern seaside city of Agadir offers the best of both worlds, as it sits along the foothills of the Anti-Atlas Mountains and the Atlantic coast. Although an earthquake in 1960 destroyed much of the old city, Agadir emerged as a cool, laid-back, modern metropolis. Today, it has one of Africa's largest markets and a buzzy marina and seaside promenade. You can enjoy unique experiences, like the panoramic views from atop the city's kasbah, or relaxing along the shore in a cave resort.

Agadir Itineraries

Kids riding camels in Agadir
Map of Family Discovery Tour of Morocco: Agadir & Marrakesh  - 7 Days
Family Discovery Tour of Morocco: Agadir & Marrakesh - 7 Days

With outdoor activities, ancient culture, and exciting excursions, this week-long Moroccan adventure will delight the whole family. The vibrant cities of Agadir and Marrakesh are your starting point as you explore the surrounding desert and mountain landscapes, sample local food, and learn more about Moroccan culture. Kids will love playing in a real desert oasis, riding a donkey, navigating colorful souks and medinas, and being immersed in nature and creativity along the way.

Stay at Morocco's first ecolodge near Agadir
Map of Morocco with Purpose: Marrakesh, Agadir & Essaouira  - 9 Days
Morocco with Purpose: Marrakesh, Agadir & Essaouira - 9 Days

This nine-day tour of Morocco promotes a more sustainable style of travel, immersing you in your surroundings while limiting your environmental footprint. Start in energetic Marrakesh to see the city via bicycle and visit a nonprofit that serves underprivileged women. Then, it's off to the beach town of Agadir for a stay at the country's first ecolodge. End on the coast of Essaouira, with nights under the stars in Berber tents and a chance to help local organizations that support youth and women.

Spending six nights along the Moroccan west coast, there's plenty of time to play on the beach
Map of Family Adventure in Morocco: Mountains, Souks, Kasbahs & Beaches - 14 Days
Family Adventure in Morocco: Mountains, Souks, Kasbahs & Beaches - 14 Days

Two weeks in Morocco gives enough scope to explore the country's highlights while allowing plenty of downtime with the kids. Starting in Casablanca, visit the towering Hassan II Mosque before transferring beachside to the seaside town of Essaouira. Savor sunsets, seafood, and camel rides on the beach, then spend a day in the Souss Massa National Park. Finish in style as you get ready for your close-up in the movie town of Ouarzazate before a whistlestop tour of Marrakesh's treasures.

Settle into your Azalaï Desert Camp in the hollow of the Chigaga dunes
Map of Desert Elegance: The Luxury of Morocco's Southern Landscapes - 14 Days
Desert Elegance: The Luxury of Morocco's Southern Landscapes - 14 Days

Opulence and adventure intertwine on this luxury 14-day Moroccan tour. Start in Marrakesh, then journey out to the palm-lined oases and rolling dunes of the desert before going to the Atlantic coast. Ignite your sense of adventure with private hot-air balloon flights, camel rides, cycling tours, kitesurfing lessons, and private cultural tours. Along the way, you'll indulge in fine dining, intimate village lunches, hammam spa experiences, and stays at exquisite 4- and 5-star riads and resorts.

Visit southern Morocco's Youssef Ibn Tachfin reservoir and dam
Map of Mysteries of Southern Morocco:  A Journey From City to Desert - 13 Days
Mysteries of Southern Morocco: A Journey From City to Desert - 13 Days

This 13-day guided tour takes you deep into the mountains and deserts of southern Morocco. Start in historic Marrakesh, where you'll barter for goods at traditional souks and walk through the greenery of the Marjorelle Gardens. Then, it's off to the beaches of Essaouira and Agadir for some sun and surf. Hike to the old fortress of Agadir Tasguent, ride camels under desert skies and brush up on your nomadic skills in Erg Chigaga, and tour real-life movie sets in Ouarzazate.

Other popular travel destinations in Morocco
Marrakesh · Fes · Moroccan Desert · Chefchaouen · Merzouga · Casablanca · Rabat · Essaouira · Ouarzazate · Aït Benhaddou · Atlas Mountains · Boumalne Dades · Tangier · Meknes · Todra Gorge · Imlil · Agafay · Zagora · Asilah · Taroudant · Skoura · Bin El Ouidane · Agdz · Kalaat M'Gouna · Draa Valley