Tafraout

Tafraout and the Ammeln Valley in the Anti-Atlas

In the heart of the Ammeln valley in the Anti-Atlas, Tafraout is a small village in the middle of a pink granite mountainous cirque.

Vegetation abounds in this rugged environment which gives it a special charm, especially from December to February when the numerous almond trees are in bloom.

The village revolves around the square Mohamed V, which has banks and a post office as well as essential small cafés and restaurants. Tafraout comes to life every Wednesday, souk day, around the square.

A show not to be missed in all seasons: sunset on the village and the mountain peaks.

Walks around Tafraout

Many excursions are possible from Tafraout to discover this part of the Anti-Atlas.

Walking and cycling are a good alternative to 4×4 to explore the small villages of the Ammeln valley, exploring the rock carvings and paths that surround the village of Tafraout.

The gorges of Aït Mansour about 30 km to the south. After a sinuous and surprising road, the gorges of Aït Mansour open on a succession of small mountain oases where water is often abundant and the valley fertile.

A few kilometres south of Tafraout, the painted rocks of Belgian artist Jean Vérame are located in the village of Agard-Oudad, dominated by the rock, known as Napoleon’s Hat for its strange and sloping shape.

The beautiful valley of the Ammeln is a group of about twenty small typical douars clinging to the flanks of the Jbel Lekst and which follow one another in a magnificent palm grove of altitude.

Rocky sites, in particular the gazelle engraved in the rock at the small village of Tazzeka, 1 km from Tafraout. The rock, known as Napoleon’s Hat, for its strange and inclined shape next to the village of Agard-Oudad.

Useful information

A small town in the Anti-Atlas, the centre of Tafraout is grouped around the’ central’ and’ Moulay Rachid’ squares. It is practically all around that are grouped the main services, banks, pharmacies, the post office, as well as the traditional cafés and restaurants. A small hospital/emergency is located on the road to Agadir. Two service stations are available, including one in the city centre.

Tafraout is also known for its leather craftsmanship through its famous colored slippers with rounded tips, Souk on Wednesdays.

Services

4×4 excursions and bike hire in town. Central post office, Moulay Rachid Square. Open Monday to Friday 8:30-12:15am and 2:30-6:45pm (ramadan: Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm) @ A cybercafé, open every day, is located avenue. Mohammed V next to Moulay Rachid Square.

Bank

BMCE , in a little-used street, parallel to the av. Hassan II ; Banque populaire; Place Moulay Rachid in front of the post office.

Eating at Tafraout

Apart from the restaurants of hotels, Tafraout has some good restaurants, especially near Mohammed V square.

Sleep in Tafraout

Kasbahs, classified hotels and others, more modest, constitute Tafraout’s accommodation offer. Most of the hotels in Tafraout face the mountains or are located in a pleasant setting on the outskirts of the village.

Come to Tafraout

By plane

Agadir-Massira airport is 145 km from Tafraout. Numerous scheduled flights from the main European capitals, or for some remote destinations with stopover in Casablanca.

By road

From Agadir or Tiznit, the road crosses splendid mountainous landscapes.

From Agadir, 2 possible itineraries, in 4 hours drive:

By Aït Baha, 145 km to the mountain slope, or, by way of Tiznit, 200 km.

By collective taxis

The large green taxis are parked in the central square. Most of them leave in the morning for Tiznit. (40 Dh)

By bus

4 daily connections with Agadir via Tiznit and an additional bus via Aït Baha. A daily bus to Marrakech. In the central square, Avenue El Jaïch el Malaki.

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Avenue El Jaïch el Malaki


Excursion to Tafraout from Taroudant

Atlas Trail to Tafraout

Almond blossoms, the Anti-Atlas surrounding the city, the rock with the strange shape, says Napoleon’s hat, it begins with beautiful images. The start is made for this long race in the wild.

An opportunity to discover Tafraout in a sporting way.


Rock engravings at Akka in the Anti-Atlas

The Moroccan Tourist Office and the program “à la rencontre de…” the archaeologist Boujemaa Tadoummant, in charge of the conservation and enhancement of the Akka site.

A prehistoric testimony carved in the rock showing us the animals that inhabited the region. Next to it, a quarry of tools, flint and axes found, allowed a dating of this heritage.



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Hotel Espace Tifawine

Tafraout- From 10 €

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Hôtel Restaurant Argana

Tafraout – From 16 €

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Hôtel Salama

Tafraout – From 20 €

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Maison d’Hôtes Afoulki

Tafraout – From 20 €

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Auberge Les Amis

Tafraout – From 21 €

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Hotel L’Arganier d’Ammelne

Tafraout – From 24 €

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