Leaving our hotel we turn right and continue on the newly paved road through Telouet, stopping to visit the now abandoned, but highly decorated palace of the Pasha of Marrakech. A very pleasant section of winding country road brings us to the main artery road Marrakech to Ouarzazarte, which we join for about 10kms before turning off towards the west.
Backroads winding through the mountains and valleys with wonderful vistas over river gorges.
A real off the beaten route through forgotten villages.
Lunch stop en route.
Taroudannt is an old town being unusual because it is totally surrounded and protected by nearly 6kms of wall. Nicknamed the "Grandmother of Marrakech" because it looks similar to the Red City, but on a smaller scale. It is a thriving market town for the Souss area and is known particularly for it's jewelry and carpets.
Time to visit the medina. We will be staying in a pretty riad accommodation situated right in the medina. Dinner back at the hotel.
If you are interested in a place on a full tour contact SU to be put on her waiting list & be advised if a place comes free.