Taroudant Guided Day Trip from Agadir
- Little Marrakesh: See how this walled inland city earned its commonly known nickname (also called "Grandmother of Marrakesh") and played an integral part in centuries of Saadian history.
- Souks and squares: Wander the labyrinths of the Assarag and Talmoklate Squares, each with its own marketplace or souk, and discover your own Moroccan treasures to buy and take home.
- Rural journey: Take in the views of the fertile area of Souss Valley, resplendent with abundant olive and orange groves, and pass by small villages on the ride from Agadir to Taroudant.
About this Agadir tour
When the Saadi dynasty ruled the area now part of present-day Morocco in the 16th century, they created an inland stronghold to drive out Portuguese invaders who overtook the coast at Agadir. Making Taroudant their capital and trade center, they constructed an imposing wall with ramparts to fortify their armies. Later on, the Saads moved their rule north to Marrakesh but kept that awesome civic design.
Take this tour of the city known as "Little Marrakesh" from Agadir. Embark on a relaxing drive eastward through the Souss Valley. Notice the abundance of orange and olive trees and the greenery stretching to the Atlas Mountains and the horizon beyond. You may likely see herds of goats climbing Argan trees to get at the desired fruit, whose oil is used to create a sought-after beauty product.
Arriving in Taroudant, gaze in wonder at the over 4½ miles of well-preserved walls and their massive ramparts. These structures change color through the day, from a golden brown to rich russet. Pass through the Bab el-Kasbah, the three-arched main gate entrance to the city, and began your exploration of this Berber community with its distinctive architecture and narrowly laid out streets.
Finally, browse the unique merchandise of the two souks in Assarag and Talmoklate Squares, where you can bargain with the seasoned sellers for items such as spices, pottery, leather products, and other hand-crafted goods. For refueling and taking a break, enjoy refreshments at an oasis-like restaurant filled with beautiful tropical foliage and a soothing atmosphere (at own expense), before heading back to Agadir. Magical.
Not just a carpet
Contrary to what people assume, most of the people in this region are not ethnically Arab, or more specifically Maghrebi. Most are Berber, who populates a significant share of Morocco and Algeria. They have their own distinctive language, culture, and traditions. Sometimes they more closely resemble Europeans than their Arab neighbors. However, we have them to thank for creating Berber carpet, a popular tightly woven style of floor covering.
Please proceed pier side to the port entrance and look for our GoBe Representative with the displayed logo sign
Must bring your TourTrek printed voucher
This tour involves a moderate amount of walking, with some steps to negotiate, so unfortunately it is not wheelchair accessible. This tour may operate in a different order to that described.
Cultural, Family Friendly, Scenic
Vehicles? We have all kinds for all sizes of groups, from cars to buses. Vehicles vary based on the number of travelers.
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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