Tafraout and Ait-Abdellah are two small towns located in the Souss-Massa region of Morocco. Tafraout is located in the heart of the Anti-Atlas Mountains, about 120 kilometers southeast of Agadir, and Ait-Abdellah is about 30 kilometers north of Tafraout.
Tafraout is known for its breathtaking natural scenery, including red granite mountains, best known for the lion’s head carved into the summit, lush palm groves and almond trees in spring bloom. It is also home to a traditional Berber village and hosts a lively weekly market every Wednesday, attracting people from all over the region.
Visitors to Tafraout can explore the local kasbahs (fortified houses), hike in the surrounding mountains, or simply relax and soak up the laid-back atmosphere
Meanwhile, Ait-Abdellah is a small village known for its traditional mud-brick houses and for its Amlou products, a popular cosmetic ingredient made from sweet or bitter almonds. Tourists in Ait-Abdellah can visit the local Argan oil cooperative, where they can learn how the oil is produced and buy high-quality local products. Handmade.
Tafraout and Ait-Abdellah offer a unique insight into the rich culture and history of Morocco’s Berber communities and are well worth a visit for anyone wishing to explore this fascinating region.