Explore Tiznit 1/2 Day
From 15 € / Pax
Excursion journey: (180 km)
Tiznit, the capital of the province, is a city of 60,000 inhabitants built around 1883 by Moulay Hassan I, 17th sultan of the Alawite dynasty.
Located 80 km south of Agadir, bordered on the west by the sea 12km away, and on the east by the mountains of the Anti-Atlas. It is also a city of passage towards southern Morocco and Mauritania.
Tiznit, the provincial capital nestled in the land, is a haven of peace on the edge of the burning desert. Surrounded by its ancient walls, the city is especially famous for its crafts, the silversmiths who work with silver and to a lesser extent gold populate the old district and offer remarkable objects and jewelry. The filigree silver and amethyst jewelry are particularly noteworthy. The presence of these many silversmiths is explained by the geographical location of the city located on the edge of the desert, which was one of the stages of the ancient caravans that once ensured international trade in this part of the continent. Caravanners exchanged their products for precious metal objects.
Tiznit has 29 towers and 8 doors. First, you will stroll through the old medina with its open-air market, discover superb architectural designs with unique red houses and blue iron doors. Then, the city is famous for the silversmiths who live in the old quarter work with silver and to a lesser extent gold and offer remarkable objects and jewelry.
The Mechouar square
Stroll through the medina and discover superb architectural designs. You will find unique salmon red houses and blue iron doors. At sunset, visit the Méchouar, the main square, which offers many fun activities, storytellers and local artists. The Great Mosque, located near the square.
Mechouar, the central square of the medina, offers easy access to the souk where you will find an open-air market selling fresh produce and other household items. One of the places to visit in Tiznit is the souk of the jeweler who sells locally made jewelry. Before buying an item on the market, it is a good idea to visit the Artisanal complex, where you will know more about the prices of items in the market.
Pickup time: 8 AM or based on a request
Pick up Location: Your Hotel in Agadir or based on your request
Trip: Private solely for your party and flexible
Driver speaks: English/French/German
Duration: Half-Day (6 hours)
Return Location: Your Hotel in Agadir or based on your request
Possibility to stop for panoramic views: yes
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Private comfortable and air-conditioned Vehicle
- Fuel surcharge
- Baby seat booster (Based on request free of charge)
- Gratuities (optional)