AGUINANE, THE HIDDEN OASIS
Trip from Agadir: 5 hours 30 mins
Your stopover at the Aguinane Oasis will remain a highlight of your trip before heading to the desert ( Iriki National Park for example). In Aguinane, we recommend a walking tour of the Oasis by following the seguias – water pipes then returning by the bed of the Oued. Don’t hesitate to ask someone to show you the water retention basins, the water clock and the water distribution system.
The Aguinane Oasis is an incredible stopover because the village is a haven of tranquility and offers breathtaking landscapes.You have paths on both sides of the gorges for a hike at altitude (unforgettable photo shoot).
How to get there:
Option 1 – From Agadir, head in the direction of Taroudant – Taliouine (Capital of Saffron) via the N10 road. When you have passed Taliouine, turn right at point: 30.471271, -7.842794 and continue on the P1743 road to the Akka Ighane Oasis ( 29.994823, -7.529454) . In Akka Ighane, head north for the Aguinane Oasis where you can spend the night (30.206741, -7.561984). Do not miss the fortified village of Adkhs : 30.124472, -7.464598). You arrive at the Aguinane Oasis via a series of superb gorges.
Option 2 (4×4) – which will allow you to reach Aguinane from the top of the valley with an exceptional viewpoint over the Oasis. Departing from Agadir, head in the direction of Taroudant – Taliouine (Capital of Saffron) via the N10 road. When you have passed Taliouine, turn right at point: 30.471271, -7.842794 and continue along the P1743 road for 16 km. Then take the path veering to the left at point (30.366284, -7.760416) First cross a plateau for about twenty km (allow 1 hour). 5 km from Timedghart (30.272226, -7.602485) you will cross a pass and the path descends to the village. From there, you have about 10 km (30 minutes) drive left along a plateau to a pass near the village of Asrargh. 2 km remain on the mountainside (at very low speed) to Aguinane.
Important point – itinerary: In the 2 proposed itineraries, you will pass near the granaries of Ifri (30.444483, -7.839283). This is a mandatory visit!
- Visit of the Oasis
- Water clock
- Visit of the Adkhs Granary