Our experienced and knowledgeable staff – 2 drivers and 2 guides as well as our house staff – are all involved in giving you a real insight into Moroccan culture, wildlife and the natural and built environment.
It’s not all active; you can relax too! Please find our Price List here.
Visits are available to a variety of places – many of which are not often frequented by tourists – in the High Atlas and Anti-Atlas mountains, the Atlantic coast, the Souss Valley and around the town.
Our expertise is extensive – we tailor trips for groups including those with an interest in dancing, singing, yoga, Pilates, all areas of wildlife, walking, authentic Moroccan culture, spa treatments, food, local crafts, geography, geology, anthropology, and much more.
Moroccan Culture at the Guest House
Cookery Lessons are popular because the food is so good, with options to acquire a cookery book and donate to our projects.
Music and Dancing with an acclaimed local Berber women’s band.
Language Lessons in Berber or Arabic.
Henna Tattoos on the feet or hands.
Massage with local, highly therapeutic argan oil.
Feast for the Senses is a wonderful celebration of your experiences in Morocco. Best that we keep the details a secret, so as not to spoil your enjoyment.
Around and Near the Town
Paradise Gardens of Morocco visits An introduction to the history, mythology, principles of garden design and the plants that thrive in Taroudant. With options to swim.
Shopping in the Souk with guidance on where to buy, how to bargain and how to spot the best quality local produce.
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 rhassoul mud, henna and soft soap to nourish you and your skin and hair.
Moroccan Architecture and Materials An introduction to the beautiful form and function of Moroccan buildings.
Caleche Trip A guided ride in a horse drawn carriage to see the town, its walls, souks and tanneries.
Craft Activities Learn local crafts, e.g. leather work, jewellery, carved stone, henna tattoos and bamboo crafts.
The Story of Sugar, Slaves, Saints & the Saadiens which tells the tale of these things in the 17th Century when Taroudant was the capital of Morocco, produced the best sugar in the world and was an important trading centre for the camel caravans. The excursion includes: a beautiful ruined aqueduct built by local people under the Portuguese, a village that was famous for its sugar, the old “camel motels” (fondouks) in Taroudant, a trader who sells freshly pressed sugar cane with lemon juice; and other architectural remnants of the era including a saint’s grave and discussion of the cultural/musical heritage including Gnawa musicians and the rebuilding of the town walls at that time.
Visits to Community Projects we support a range of worthy projects and organisations which visitors enjoy supporting. Learning more. We are committed to responsible tourism.
Visits to the Mountains
Berber Villages of the High Atlas Mountains Gain an insight into rural Moroccan culture. Visit Berber households and cottage industry in the High Atlas mountains in an area not normally visited by foreigners. Options to support community projects and take mint tea and a tasty tagine in a Berber home.
Oasis and the Anti Atlas Mountains
Provides an insight into subsistence farming and wildlife in the arid landscapes of valleys, oases and mountains bordering the Sahara as well as options to visit the bee project and a women’s cooperative we are involved with.
Jbel Sirwa and Taliouine, the Saffron Capital of Morocco
In mid-autumn each year the harvest of saffron takes place in the beautiful Jbel Sirwa in the Anti Atlas Mountains. Visits are possible at other times.
Visits to the Coast
Massa Lagoon Visit one of the most renowned sites for birdlife in Morocco, with Said, our experienced and very knowledgeable bird watching guide. Visit the remote beach at its end.
Atlantic Coast and Souss Estuary 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, visit a craft village, the marina, fishing port and the kasbah viewpoint.
Tamri and the Atlantic Coast North of Agadir 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.
Walking in the Atlas Mountains
High Atlas: Imoulass, Afensou, Mentaga and Irguiten Valleys. A variety of options in this little visited and verdant part of the High Atlas. The 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 A 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 a half day trek.
Anti Atlas Mountains we offer walks in remote part of the Anti Atlas Mountains including a beautiful palm filled gorge – a haven for wildlife, a superb Berber “castle” and an oasis with marvellous tufa deposits in the adjacent valley.
All these visits are made all the more special by our driver/guides.