Berber Villages Trip From Agadir
Agadir Berber Villages Tour
This location is one of a kind. The oasis of Amtoudi, with its two guarded storehouses carved out of Anti-Atlas rock, inspires adoration. Under the leadership of architect-anthropologist Salima Naji, who was also at the forefront of the Tiznit medina’s restoration, these two extremely old buildings were renovated.
The town of Amtoudi, which has around 300 residents, is bordered by dramatic cliffs. Along with tiny fields of maize and barley, as well as vegetable gardens, date palms, fig trees, almond trees, apricot trees, olive trees, and orange trees may be found. Farming is the major source of income for the locals. Amtoudi is a destination on our Grand Sud: a magnificent voyage to Tarfaya.
Visitors lured by such beauty are greeted by two beautiful and modest guest rooms as well as a restaurant. “L’ombre d’arganiers” is a good choice. The Tigmi Bulbul lodge is liable to its boss’s and cook’s mood swings. Furthermore, you will need to learn more about it. Amtoudi has been inhabited since more than 10,000 years before our time. Giraffes and elephants may be seen in rock carvings south of Amtoudi. These people settled down just around the year 1000 of our period, as evidenced by the construction of fortified granaries about this time. Furthermore, you must gain a better understanding of it.
There are two agadirs that have survived.
The Anti-Atlas fortified granaries are generally erected in settlements, such as Ikounka and Imchguiguilm, and sometimes on the heights. Only those of Amtoudi, however, are located atop a rocky mountain. Furthermore, you must gain a better understanding of it.Only a few pieces of the wall are visible after four of them have vanished. The other two have managed to survive, thanks to a necessary and extensive renovation.
Aguelly Id and Aguelly
Id Assa is the name of the agadir that surrounds Amtoudi and can be seen straight above the oasis. It clearly translates “the family of Assa,” which also means “Jesus.” It takes 40 minutes to walk there. Obviously, it progresses! On arriving, the effort is appreciated.This impenetrable structure and its watchtowers are said to be the oldest agadir in Morocco, dating back to the 12th century. Id Assa, who was in office until 1956, has 73 cells that may be used as housing or food storage. There would be enough room for 80 individuals to reside there. Rainwater was collected and stored in cisterns using pipes. Above the entryway, a tiny mosque has been constructed. The second surviving granary is roughly 10 kilometers away, and its dizzying setting makes it even more spectacular. If you have the time and inclination, follow the instructions! As a result, you will complete a circle that will lead you back to Amtoudi.
The paw of Salima Naji
These two igoudar (plural of agadir) have been lovingly repaired due to the Franco-Moroccan Salima Naji, who oversaw the work and ensured that it was done according to the norms of the art, using traditional methods and, in this case, the Anti-Atlas dry stone, as it was in Tiznit. The architect-anthropologist collaborated with former local maâlems, the keepers of this ancient knowledge, with the objective of persuading the youth to master these skills. Its goal is to revive craftsmen’ faith in local resources and ancient skills. Many Moroccans assume that the structures would collapse if it rained.
The all-cement way of life.
“What is important in Morocco,” says the architect, “is that traditions remain alive, if fading, but not dead as they are elsewhere.” Salima Naji took use of the COP22 conference in Marrakech in 2016 to advocate for “alternative architecture.” “To promote alternatives to an all-cement way of life,” it says in its mission statement. Things are going slowly, according to her: “I have seen people in this nation who desire change, who want something beautiful, intellectual, and that looks to the future while not forgetting the past.”
The Activity’s Highlights
Enjoy a real berber villages experience from Agadir
Discover the atlas mountains and atmoudi village
benefit a free pick up and drop off shuttle in Agadir
The cost of the Tour
80 Euro / Person
The excursion is available in
When is it going to be available?
What Is Involved in the Cost?
Hotel pick-up and drop off in Agadir
All taxes and fees are included in the price.
Time to be picked up from your hotel
Morning 08:00 a.m.
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