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Africa > North Africa > Morocco > Anti Atlas > Tafraoute


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Tafraoute is a city in the Anti Atlas region of Morocco.


Get in[edit]

In a small settlement called Jemaa-Ida-Oussemlal, there is a junction with signs both pointing to Tafraoute; One says 40 km and the other 60 km. The 40-km route is the northern fork. The longer route goes via Izerbi and is the newly resurfaced road.

Buses to Tafraoute leave regularly throughout the day from Tiznit. Takes about 3½ hours. (Look for the green coloured LUX city buses.)

Get around[edit]



Hike out into the desert to Chapeau de Napoléon or Rochers Peints.

  • Hiking & Mountainbiking Go to Tafraout Adventure (on main square opposite post office) for maps, trekking tours, or mountain bike rental.
  • Go for a stroll If you have 30 min to spare, walk south along the riverbed (that's the side Hotel Salama is on). After a short walk you'll get a good view of the valley and cool rock formations. You can climb onto some of the rocks for a view of the village.



In the restaurant of Hotel Tanger, down at the bridge in the city center. They serve cheap but delicious Tajines.


  • Restaurant La Kasbah A tourist oriented restaurant with patio that also serves alcohol. Probably the closest you'll get to a 'drinks' kind of place in this town. It's south of the bridge near the CTM bus office.


  • Hotel Les Amandiers Tafraoute's premiere tourist hotel, offering 4-star luxury at reasonable rates. Large, clean en-suite rooms, bar, restaurant, outdoor swimming pool. Friendly staff speak good French, English & German.
  • Hotel Salama Modern hotel centrally located next to the bridge
  • Hotel Tangier a two storey building on the other side of what is the main river bed through the village.
  • Hotel Les Amis Located just past the bridge opposite gas station. No lobby area, but nice clean rooms, good internet and ensuite bathrooms. 150 dirhams.


Go next[edit]

Ait Mansour Gorge, a beautiful oasis a short distance from Tafraoute. Can be done in a day trip, but there are very few buses. Hitchhiking is a good way to get back to Tafraoute.

Gdourt a picturesque village above an oasis near Ait Mansour.

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