Get “under the skin” of Morocco with us in our gardens, kitchens and spa or on excursions in the town or countryside.
Explore the rich cultural and environmental heritage with our reliable guides and drivers in comfortable vehicles.
Experiences to treasure led by our own charming, informative and humorous staff.
Cookery Lessons Learn how to prepare our tasty dishes in our huge kitchen and/or buy cookbook to support charities.
Moroccan Architecture and Sustainable Building Methods Be inspired by those who were involved in creating our ecolodge.
Our Glorious Gardens Learn why we grow and certain herbs, trees and flowers including the benefits for wildlife & human health.
Feast for the Senses Enjoy a wonderful celebration of your experiences in Morocco. We keep the details a secret, so as not to spoil your enjoyment.
Language Lessons Learn useful phrases in Moroccan Arabic (or Berber).
Music and Dancing Experience acclaimed local traditional women’s and men’s bands: Berber, Sufi, Ahwash or Gnawa.
Treats for Your Body
Argan Oil Massage Feed your skin with therapeutic local organic argan oil & relax with superb Moroccan essential oils such as rose and lavender.
Our Holistic Hammam Enjoy being thoroughly cleaned and relaxed in this lovely intimate solar-powered space with curved ceiling and seating.
Henna Tattoos Have your feet and/or hands adorned by beautiful designs (not permanent).
Hairdressing, Pedicure, Manicure and Wax Epilation with our beauty therapist.
Culture in and near the Town
Shopping in the Souks & at The New Craft Centre Benefit from guidance on where to buy, how much to pay, how to barter and how to spot the best quality local produce.
Craft Activities Learn local crafts with skilled local artisans: leather work, silver jewellery, carved stone, henna tattoos and bamboo crafts.
The Herbalist’s Stall Learn to identify, use and recognise good quality spices for use in cookery as well as an unusual selection of natural remedies and cosmetics.
Hammam Visit the local steam baths, using henna and soft soap to nourish you and your skin and hair, finishing with detoxifying rhassoul mud.
Guided Tour by Horse-drawn Taxi See the town, its walls and souks with our guide as well as information sheets .
The Tannery Enjoy the spectacle! Taroudant is famous for its leather crafts. This visit can be self-led – it is easy to find with our maps and only a few minutes’ easy walk away.
Visit the Mountains
Berber Villages of the High Atlas Mountains Gain an insight into rural Moroccan culture by visiting our Berber friends’ homes and cottage industry in the High Atlas Mountains in an area not normally visited by tourists. Options to support community projects and take mint tea and a tasty tagine in a Berber home.
Oasis and the Anti Atlas Mountains Learn about subsistence farming and wildlife in the arid landscapes of valleys, oases and mountains bordering the Sahara. Then visit a women’s argan oil cooperative.
Jbel Sirwa and Taliouine, the Saffron Capital of Morocco Marvel at this beautiful crocus in mid-autumn when the harvest of saffron takes place in the beautiful Jbel Sirwa in the Anti Atlas Mountains. Or enjoy the almond blossom in January & February. And the Glaoui kasbah, the landscapes and the saffron cooperative are there to enjoy all year.
Walking in the Atlas Mountains
High Atlas Visit the verdant valleys at Imoulass and Afensou; the Mentaga, Irguiten and “Honey” Valleys. Walks include panoramic views of the peaks, walks through oasis gardens, a gorge with pools where you can swim, and beautiful traditional villages.
Tiz n Test Pass Drive via the orange groves of the Souss Valley to the top of this spectacular mountain pass (2011m), widely held to be the finest in Morocco. Then take a half day trek.
Anti-Atlas Mountains Walk in nearer and more remote parts of the dry Anti-Atlas Mountains. Options include a beautiful palm filled gorge – a haven for wildlife, a superb Berber “castle” and an oasis with marvellous tufa deposits in the adjacent valley.
Visit the Coast & National Parks
Tifnit Visit this fishing village in the Souss Massa National Park as a half day trip en route to/from the airport. Camel rides on sandy beaches.
Massa Lagoon Visit one of the most renowned sites for birdlife in Morocco, with Said, our experienced and very knowledgeable bird watching guide.
Atlantic Coast and Souss Estuary Option to visit a remarkable craft village with beautiful architecture, the marina, fishing port and the kasbah viewpoint. A flexible itinerary starts about 7 kms south of Agadir – an area with beaches, dunes, the estuary on the edge of the National Park (renowned for bird watching) with options to ride camels or Arab horses.
Tamri National Park and the Atlantic Coast North of Agadir Experience the wild beaches, cliffs and dunes of the Atlantic coast North of Agadir, including opportunities to see the endangered Bald Ibis at Tamri or near the Cap Rhir lighthouse.
All activities are fairly priced and benefit the people and communities with whom we work.