Explore Taroudant / Tiout : One day
From 23 € / Pax
TAROUDANT / TIOUT: One day ( 230 km journey)
Taroudant is a city located 76 kilometers from Agadir in the heart of the Souss plain, surrounded by the Great Atlas and the Anti Atlas, Taroudant is the first capital of the Saâdiens in the 16th century, Taroudant holds an important place in the history of Morocco
The Taroudant ramparts are 7.5 km long, 130 towers and 19 corner bastions, characteristics that make it an impregnable citadel. They have five entrance doors giving access through the cardinal points in the name of Bab al-Kasbah, Bab Zorgan, Bab Targhount, Bab Oulad Bounouna, and Bab El khemis.
All these doors are vaulted in the shape of Moorish doors, are dominated by bastioned towers and a walkway. Taroudant famous for its craftsmanship of leather, wrought iron, wood, painted wood, ceramics and Berber silver jewelry. This city attracts many tourists from all over the world looking for the sweetness of Taroudant and the Berber art of living and the hospitality of Moroccans in a mildly temperate climate throughout the year.
In the past, Taroudant exported its sugar to Europe, today it is a mecca for Moroccan agriculture, located in this rich plain of the Souss.
This visit combines TAROUDANT and the Palmeraie de TIOUT. The first is a picturesque site, animated by a welcoming population, the second, in a magical setting, is animated by donkey rides enchanting young and old and mobilizing the whole village.
The oasis of TIOUT is articulated around an ancient 16th-century kasbah from the Saâdian period, overlooking the 7 douars that compose it within a flourishing and maintained palm grove. Its current population is 3800 inhabitants. ALL means in Berber: the hump of the camel.
Covering an area of about 1000 ha, this palm grove is said to contain more than 20,000 palm trees. A suitable crop now gives rich soils where wheat, barley, maize and a multitude of vegetables grow abundantly.
A spring feeds the oasis. Precious water without which life cannot last or organize itself. A fairly large two-part irrigation and water retention basin, one of which also serves as a swimming pool during the stifling summer heat, sits in the largest douar at the foot of the old kasbah. It allows for a rigorous and fair distribution of water through pipes and Saguias transporting it to the heart of the palm grove and the land to irrigate.
Departure at 08:30 am to Taroudant crossing the Souss plain with its Argan trees, orange trees and the greenery of the agricultural farms surrounding the path. Possibilities of stops for taking pictures and visiting orange farms
Arrival at Taroudant around 10 am, we start with the tour of the ramparts, the visit of the typical and artisanal souk of the city including craftsmen, grocers, and various craft trades. Visit the sister square of Jamaa El Fena the Assarague square, with its storytellers, acrobats, and snake charmers...
A short break is required after this walk in the city where you can enjoy a mint tea or any other drink surrounded by the famous guardian walls of this magical city.
We then continue to Tioute crossing the Oued Souss, the source of life for the inhabitants of the Souss plain.
Arriving at the oasis of TIOUT, we have the chance to walk the palm grove of TIOUT on the back of a donkey and have our lunch on the spot between the date palms at an Aboriginal (local inhabitant) to taste the local Amazigh (Berber) cuisine: On the menu Couscous, Tajines...
Back to Agadir with stops for taking pictures, breaks, etc....
Pickup time: 08:30 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 (10-12 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
Baby seat booster (Based on request free of charge)