discoveries, excursions & experiences in southern morocco
At Dar al Hossoun, you can enjoy the tranquility of the place whilst walking around the gardens, painting, taking pictures, swimming or enjoying some traditional Moroccan cuisine at our cookery classes, or simply relaxing at the Spa or by the pool.
For those who wish to have a more active time, there are plenty to choose from: hikes, bike rides (bikes available on site), carriage rides, visits to the souks and tannery nearby, discovery of the “lost” valley of the High or Anti-Atlas region, Berber villages and tours of private homes and gardens.
Having travelled across Morocco for over 20 years and settled in Taroudant since 2009, we live and work in southern Morocco and would be happy to share with you our experiences, our outlook and stories during some of the many walks and trips we offer on a one-to-one basis.
Taroudant is the perfect place to discover the Souss area: Taroudant, the surrounding valleys and mountains, Agadir and the Atlantic coast…
THE EXTRAORDINARY IGOUDARROAD (FORTIFIED GRANARIES)
1050dhs / pers. (from 2 people).
Departure 9H15 return 17H30.
Accompaniment, guided tours, tea, lunch and transportation included (8h00 approximately)For lovers of culture and historical heritage, we will guide you to discover the most beautiful fortified collective granaries of Morocco.
Originally each Amazigh (Berber) village had its agadir or igherm (igoudar plural). Population, crops, seeds, jewelry… were sheltered in these fortified constructions. Each family had a private cell inside the walls where there was also a small mosque, underground water tanks and a prison, enough to hold a siege!.Heritage of exception with great architectural value some igoudar have been the subject of exceptional restorations.
A 1H15 from Dar al Hossoun, the doors of the igoudar of Ikounka and Imichguiguilne which date back more than 700 years will be opened for you by Lamin (“the trusted man) appointed by the population and still keeper of the keys. A traditional tea will be served in the agadir. In the immensity of the Anti-Atlas landscapes, you will continue the road towards the Kasbah of Tizourgane, “the small Carcassonne”, granite granary dating from the XIII century. A fortress
became kasbah with the construction of dwellings within the enclosure itself in the XVI century.
Lunch served on the terrace of the fortress, the plateaus of the Anti-Atlas at your feet. On the way you will be able to stroll through a colorful traditional weekly souk. This popular place of the Moroccan life will offer you a trip in the time (Wednesdays and Sundays in Aït Baha, Thursdays in the small village of Khémis Ougnidif). The other days you can visit the mysterious agadir of Imaïlen flanked by these beautiful threshing floors.
VISIT OF TAROUDANT
590dhs / pers. (from 2 people).
Support, lunch and transport in a horse-drawn carriage included (4h approx.).
We propose to discover Taroudant, its souks, the tannery, the Salam Palace…
Departure from Dar al Hossoun in a horse-drawn carriage, a tour of the ramparts and then discovery of the medina and its souks.
A stop at the tannery to discover the treatment of the skins and the manufacture of local leather goods in the tanners’ stalls (very reasonable rates).
A walk in the city center will allow you to discover the framework and the way of life of the Roudanese families…
Discovery of Sidi or Sidi, one of the oldest houses (made of adobe) of Taroudant and its collection of rare plants. Lunch on the spot.
Before returning, we will take you to the Salam Palace, former residence of the Pasha of Taroudant and former mythical hotel… a refreshment will be served on the spot, before your return trip in a horse-drawn carriage, to Dar al Hossoun
GARDEN & EARTH ARCHITECTURE SIDE
730dhs / pers. (from 2 persons).(from 2 persons)
Accompaniment and transportation included (Duration: about 4 hours)
In the medina of Taroudant and outside the ramparts, we offer a guided tour of 4 to 6 houses and private gardens, including Dar al Hossoun and Al Borj (program according to availability of places).
Note: the visit program may change according to the availability of the places. Please consult us beforehand for any details on the possible program.
Lunch included, in Sidi or Sidi, during the visit.
Closed parking at disposal.