Beat the crowds by heading to lesser-known destinations and delve into an authentic and life-lasting experience. Your Agadir to Taroudant and the Berber oasis of Tiout shore excursion is the perfect opportunity for you to have a truly off the beaten track experience of what the Berber life feels like in the countryside of Southern Morocco. You will get to visit the graceful, majestic and charming Taroudant, also known as the small Marrakech. Some claim that tourists enjoy the city of Taroudant more than they enjoy Marrakech, because its authenticity is not altered by others’ attempts to make it a touristy destination. The drive from Agadir to Taroudant and the Berber oasis of Tiout is short and should not exceed an hour and a half. This beautiful little town is surrounded by ramparts and is half citadel half oasis. Its high gold colored walls give the city a special look and make for some great pictures. Your Taroudant and the Berber oasis of Tiout shore excursion from Agadir will also take you to Tiout, an oasis located 25km southwest of Taroudant. Its beautiful nature and impressive landscape inspired the French Jacques Becker to shoot some scenes of his movie -Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves- there
Discover the hidden gems of Taroudant and the Tiout Oasis on a full-day Agadir shore excursion. From 16th-century fortifications to groves of Argan trees, there’s plenty to explore in this inland Moroccan city. You’ll also have the option to purchase a Berber lunch served in a nomad’s tent.
Start your day by driving east of Agadir to Taroudant. your driver will be making few stops along the way if you wish to take pictures of nature sceneries. Upon arrival, your driver will show you around the historical wall that surrounds the city, feel free to ask the driver to stop if you wish to take some pictures. After that, you will access the medina through one of its gates. You will go through beautiful colorful streets and souks with various kinds of merchandise. Taroudant is famous for its silver jewelry, so make sure to check them out while you are in there.
Following the short visit of the town, head towards the Berber village and Oasis of Tiout, which is just 18 miles away from Taroudant. While on the road, you might happen across the rare sight of tree-climbing goats, so do not miss the chance to capture the moment. Upon arrival at Tiout, you will be welcomed by local Berbers and you can use the more traditional methods of moving around, mules and donkeys, to explore the oasis of the village, accompanied by the locals as your guide. Lunch will be served under the shade of tents while being entertained by local folk and tasting delicious Moroccan treats. You will return to your bus after that to hit the road back to Agadir where your thrilling Taroudant and the Berber oasis of Tiout shore excursion from Agadir will come to an end.
The distance between Agadir and Taroudant is 83 Km (51.5 Mi), and the driving time between the two cities is 1 hour and 30 minutes via P1708
Often overlooked, Taroudant is more than worth a visit. It’s one of the imperial cities and was the capital of the kingdom once. However, if you have time to explore Morocco in more depth, a clutch of high-spec riads and a laidback medina make Taroudant well worth a visit, either as part of your Morocco tour or as a day trip from Agadir.
Taroudant is famous for its local crafts, including jewelry and carpets. Unlike Marrakesh, almost the entire Taroudant city is inside its walls. However, a new part of the city is being developed outside the Medina walls.
The distance between Taroudant and Tiout Oasis is 30 Km (19 Mi) and the driving time is 35 minutes via R109
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