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Tafraout Sightseeing Tour from Agadir

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Highlights

  • Fascinating insights into the traditional Berber way of life
  • Be amazed by the gravity-defying goats
  • Awesome mountain and desert scenery
  • A dream trip for photographers

Overview

Enter a world of breathtaking beauty on this enthralling day-long expedition into the Anti Atlas mountains.

See how nature has excelled herself in a jagged landscape of parched pink granite, pale blonde earth, deep red-walled canyons, and lush green oases.

Pass picturesque fortified villages, almond groves and fields bounded by daunting prickly pear hedges. Drive through valleys dotted with acacia and argan and marvel at the tree-climbing goats.

Lunch at the little town of Tafraout with its brightly painted houses and friendly Berber people. Browse the souk and admire the scenery.

Move on to Tiznit city with its famed red walls of packed earth. Check out the celebrated jewellery quarter.

Enjoy the late afternoon light on the return journey. Watch the rocks glow in a kaleidoscope of colour from rose-gold to pink, mauve and violet.

Itinerary

For your exciting Tafraout sightseeing tour from Agadir you will be picked up at 0700h (07:00am) from your hotel in Agadir.

You will set out for Tafraout in an air-conditioned vehicle with your guide. The excursion takes around 12 hours and you will cover a distance of approximately 400 km (240 miles).

Your journey takes you into the Anti Atlas (or Lesser Atlas) Mountains, Morocco's southernmost mountain range. On the way, your guide will tell you about the region and you will have several photo-stops.

After the village of Aït Baha, the road begins to climb. You will enter a dramatic desert landscape of jagged peaks, giant boulders and red-walled canyons, softened by lush green oases. Scattered about the hills you will see the mud huts of the Berbers, surrounded by cultivated terraces.

You will also see the oil-producing argan trees, with their twisted trunks, typical of the area. Local goats clamber along the gnarled tree trunks and branches to feed on the leaves and fruit and your vehicle will stop to allow you to photograph the animals.

You will have a photo-stop at the splendid fortified village of Ida ou Gnidif and a 20-minute coffee break (payable direct) at Madaou Oasis at around 1000h (10:00am).

Around 1100h (11:00am) you will make another stop to view the idyllic Ameln Valley before proceeding to the village of Aguerdoudad, with its striking pink granite rocks, where you stop for about 30 minutes. Along the road you will see many incredible natural rock formations.

Shortly after midday, you reach Tafraout, with its brightly painted houses. You will have time to stroll through this attractive little town and browse the souk for local handicrafts.

There will be a stop for lunch (payable direct, approx 120 MAD). The Hotel Les Amandiers is recommended.

At around 1415h (2:15pm), you board your vehicle and set off for the city of Tiznit. On the way, you will have photo-stops at the village of Aday and the Col du Kerdous. You will arrive at Tiznit around 1630h (4:30pm).

Founded in 1881, Tiznit is quite a young city. It is famous for silver jewellery and its red crenellated walls of packed earth. You will have just under an hour to explore, and check out the jewellery quarter.

Around 1730 (5:30pm), you will board your vehicle for the return to Agadir. There will be a coffee break (payable direct) and photo-stops along the way.

You will arrive in Agadir at around 1900h (7:00pm) and will be dropped off back at your hotel.

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Activity Schedule

When does it run?

Sunday

Duration

Approx. 12 hours

Start time

Start time: 0700h (07:00am)
Duration: Approx. 12 hours

Meeting point

Your hotel in Agadir.
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details.)

Ending point

Your hotel in Agadir

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Inclusions

  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned bus or mini-bus
  • English speaking guide

Exclusions

  • Lunch at Hotel les Amandiers (approx 15US$, 120 MAD)
  • Drinks

Do/Dont's

There are plenty of photo opportunities on this tour, so don’t forget your camera. Wear comfortable clothes and shoes, and bring a hat. To respect local culture, it is a good idea for both men and women to cover legs and arms. This advice is especially useful for women as it helps stop unwanted attention. Carry sunblock and some bottled water

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Please note

It is advisable to re-confirm the tour departure details 48 hours prior to the start of the tour as this tour has a minimum passenger requirement of 8 people, if this is not met the tour would either be rescheduled for another date or cancelled with a full refund

You must carry your identity papers (passport or identity card).

The activity operator reserves the right to modify the program in the case of unforeseen events.

Voucher information: No need to print! If you are travelling with a smartphone or tablet you can present your voucher on your device for this activity.

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Cancellation policy

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