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Taroudant

Just 1 hour east of Agadir, Taroudant is a “Little Marrakech” due to the backdrop of the High Atlas Mountains and its red town walls, which are more complete than those of any other Moroccan town.

This Berber market town is little frequented by tourists, providing an authentic experience of everyday life. It is closer to two mountain ranges and the sea than Marrakech, making it an ideal base from which to explore Berber countryside.

01 The Real Morocco

EXPERIENCE THE AUTHENTIC MOROCCO

Based in Taroudant, a variety of excursions and activities introduce you to the authentic Morocco - its culture, people and geography.

It offers a selection of activities and outings in and around the town, the Anti-Atlas and High Atlas Mountains and the Atlantic coast.

 

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Overview

Our recommendations

Season: all year round.

Length: 5 - 7 nights. Shorter stays are possible but limits the choice of time for excursions/activities.

Flights: Agadir (50 minute transfer), Marrakech possible (3.5 hour transfer via motorway or 5 hours over the Tiz n Test Mountain pass).

Pricing: See Details tab - from £490 pp for 7 nights based on 2 persons sharing a double/twin room on B&B, excl. flights. Price varies by room, season and exchange rate.

Accommodation options are noted below.

Transport options: Transport included for Real Morocco excursions; taxis to and from Agadir airport (price will vary if airport transfer required to/from Marrakech airport). All travel times are approximate.

Extension options: 2-4 days Marrakech, Atlantic coast (Essaouira, Mirleft or Agadir), High Atlas or Anti Atlas Mountains and the less frequently visited parts of the Sahara (see itinerary 7 - Secrets of the South).

Weather: Please have a look at our 'Weather' page with further details and an average temperature guideline in various locations throughout the year.

 

Details

The Real Morocco Holiday

The Real Morocco is a flexible programme and you can take advantage of some of the excursions and activities even on short stays in Taroudant, but 7 nights there will give you a more complete experience, for example:

Prices from £490 per person (7 nights) excluding flights*

 

Day Nights' Stay Typical itinerary for illustration
1 7 Fly to Agadir & taxi transfer to accommodation in Taroudant. Option of flying to Marrakech with transfer via the spectacular Tiz n'Test pass or motorway through the mountains.
2   Day trip to Berber villages of the High Atlas. The excursion takes in 3 villages each of which depends for its livelihood on one of 3 different products: honey, pottery and olive oil. It includes opportunities to visit local people’s homes to see bread making, their livestock, their lifestyle and to eat a delicious vegetarian tagine, scooped up by freshly baked bread.
3   Palais Oumensour have a well-equipped Hammam on site which offers a variety of treatments for women & men using local natural ingredients including Argan oil, Rhassoul mud, henna, soft soap and other essential oils that improves skin and hair. Facial/relaxing massages are also available. Time of the Hammam can be arranged locally depending in your requirements. Morning/afternoon to relax or to undertake some independent exploring of the medina or souk which are among the best in Morocco.
4   An excursion to Afensou located 1 hour north of Taroudant in the High Atlas Mountains. This excursion includes a guided walk through the villages where you can meet people who still live in a very traditional way: for example, pottery, olive oil, wood-fired bread, argan oil (A special oil of walnuts that grow on a tree found only in this part of Morocco), cultivate their own vegetables, wash the laundry in the creek and collect firewood on a donkey and make paintings.
Meals: A tasty vegetarian meal in a Berber house is included.
5   Henna Tattoos: beautiful traditional non-permanent henna designs for hands, legs, feet or shoulders created by local artists using 100% natural ingredients (brown in colour. Black henna has the addition of chemicals added which can cause skin irritation and scarring). Time of the Henna Tattoos can be arranged locally. Morning/afternoon; free time to relax or shop in Taroudant.
6   Optional excursion to coast eg National Park - either to the Massa Estuary for bird watching or to the Souss Estuary for a choice of activities including camel rides and visit to a craft village.**
7   Day trip to Tiout Oasis and Anti-Atlas Mountains. This excursion takes you through savannah-like and irrigated landscapes on the edge of the Souss Valley to an oasis on the northern edge of the Anti-Atlas Mountains. During the trip you will see the strange sight of goats grazing in the native argan trees and visit a women’s cooperative where there is a chance to purchase high quality organic products including argan oil which is unique to this region.
8   Morning at leisure if flight time allows before taxi transfer to airport.

Pricing: * Based on 2 persons sharing (B&B), return transfers to Agadir airport, 3 excursions and 3 cultural experiences, excl. flights, staying at Palais Oumensour (Taroudant) - budget accommodation offering very flexible rooming arrangements and family suites. Naturally Morocco can offer alternatives. Price varies by room, season and exchange rate.

Location

Taroudant

Just 1 hour east of Agadir, Taroudant is a “Little Marrakech” due to the backdrop of the High Atlas Mountains and its red town walls, which are more complete than those of any other Moroccan town.

This Berber market town is little frequented by tourists, providing an authentic experience of everyday life. It is closer to two mountain ranges and the sea than Marrakech, making it an ideal base from which to explore Berber countryside.

Duration
5-7 nights