Let us help you find your perfect holiday: 01453 823 328
All of our holidays are 100% financially protected
Morocco • The South West • Taroudant
The southwest and Taroudant
Taroudant is often described as a mini version of Marrakech - all the excitement of the souks and squares, but on a more manageable scale.
With a backdrop of the Atlas mountains, it is surrounded by old walls and the town pulses with life as cars, mules, horsedrawn carriages and boys with carts maintain the beat.
When you want to relax, just take time out in one of the cafés around the square and people watch from a distance. For those who enjoy bartering, its markets are said to be the best in Morocco.
Where we stay
Our hotel is a converted former governor's palace built into the city walls. The service is exceptional, the rooms large and there are cool lounges, two pools and shaded gardens for relaxing. A sense of calm.
We used to stop for lunch at La Bergerie on our way home from Taroudant over the Atlas mountains. Our guests enjoyed relaxing in the tranquillity of the gardens after a long languid lunch, sipping mint tea from a silver teapot in the shade of the outside pergola or refreshed by the sight of the exquisite outdoor pool. They wished they could stay longer in this little oasis, and some were almost disappointed to be going on to stay for a last a night in Marrakesh, before the homeward flight. The magic of Marrakesh was overshadowed by the spell cast by this beautiful country retreat.
So our Moroccan tour guides Abdul Ali and Alison had a word in our ear and suggested we make the last night memorable for its peaceful calm with a stay at La Bergerie. La Bergerie has a traditional charm with added comfort. The spacious bedrooms with clean tiled bathrooms, have ornate touches like metal fretwork screens, Moroccan style.
Airport transfer time
Approximately 3½ hours out and 1 hour back from our final hotel in the Atlas
Hotel in converted palace built into city wall
Lush and relaxing gardens with tropical fruits and pools
Meals taken in a variety of town restaurants
Please note: Wine is not included on these holidays although it is often available. For those who would rather not walk to the restaurants, taxis and horse drawn carriages are very cheap alternatives.
Bartering in the souk and visits to traditional Berber market
Swimming in choice of pools
Relaxing in shady gardens
People watching in main square
Visit the tanneries