With its majestic gold, pink and orange tinted circuit of high walls, Taroudant is half citadel and half oasis. It is a town of great charm. The ruddy, clay houses, minarets and groves of oranges and pomegranates seem to drowse beneath the gaze of the frosted High Atlas. The walls, the Souks, and the stark backdrop of the High Atlas are the town's main attractions. The Souks are not large but they are varied; there is a strong radiation of local craft and much of the works here is of upstanding quality.
Taroudant is only an hour's drive from Agadir and its international airport and about three hour's drive from Marrakech. It is worth a trip during your stay which will enable you to make your own excursions to the magnificent Glaoui kasbah at Taliouine (50 miles); through the Anti Atlas Mountains to the oasis town of Tata; exhilarating surf beaches at Sidi Moussa; the nearby walled town of Tiznit; the natural wonders of Tafraoute and of course there are the spectacular passes in the High Atlas within reach of Taroudant.