Activities

Islamic cemetery/ Muslim burial site in semi-arid desert landscape outside of medina of Berber (Amazigh) town with medieval fortifications, town walls (pise, rammed earth),, Taroudant, Souss-Massa-Draa Region, MoroccoWe offer a varied programme of activities and tailored cultural experiences

Our experienced and knowledgeable staff – 2 drivers and 2 guides as well as our house staff – are all involved in providing a real insight into Moroccan culture, wildlife and the natural and built environment. From our programme of  activities and tailored cultural experiences you will get to see and feel the real Moroccan culture.

It’s not all active; you can relax too! Please find our Price List here.

 Informative visits

Small group of tourists hiking through Berber (Amazigh) villageVisit many areas which are not often frequented by tourists. The High Atlas and Anti-Atlas mountains, the Atlantic coast, the Souss Valley and around the town.Moroccan host pouring mint tea

Our expertise is extensive. We  tailor trips for groups including those interested 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

Visits to Taroudant town walls in eveningParadise Gardens of Morocco. An introduction to the history, mythology, principles of garden design and the plants that thrive in Taroudant. With options to swim.
Shopping in the Souks with guidance on where to buy, how to barter and how to spot the best quality local produce._DSC2273-11
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 the 17th Century when Taroudant was the capital of Morocco and produced the best sugar in the world. It was an important trading centre for the camel caravans. The excursion includes: – a beautiful ruined aqueduct built by local people under Portuguese rule, 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;  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

taliou mts and marabout-1Berber 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.Teapot with saffron flowers - Moroccan Culture
Oasis and the Anti Atlas Mountains. Providing an insight into subsistence farming and wildlife in the arid landscapes of valleys, oases and mountains bordering the Sahara. Includes 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

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.Birdlife is extraordinarily varied
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

almond bloss and fields-8A variety of guided walks often in places not frequented by other tourists. Each walk is tailored to your level of fitness. Examples include:

High Atlas: Imoulass; Afensou; Mentaga, Irguiten and “Honey” 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._DSC2218-3

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 take  a half day trek.

Anti Atlas Mountains: We offer walks in remote parts of the Anti Atlas Mountains.  They 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.

All these activities and tailored cultural experiences are made all the more special by our driver/guides.

Read about new activities in our NewslettersPlease find our Price List here.