Nothing equals riding in a horse-drawn carriage to discover Taroudant’s two thousand years of history. It was the Saadians’ initial city in the 16th century, its ramparts got the nickname “Little Marrakech.” It was formerly known by the name “Vala,” named after a Roman or Syrian lady who symbolized beauty. The horse-drawn carriage will take you to the ramparts that distinguish Taroudant in terms of preserving the history and traditions of its medina.
Seeing the Kasbah and the famed ancient gates of the old medina is a fantastic experience. Like the majority of Moroccan cities, a neighborhood of Taroudant’s Kasbah is separated by an internal wall. In terms of size, it is considered the greatest archaeological wall in Africa and the third-largest in the world. It is placed third after China’s Great Wall and India’s Kumbalgarh Archaeological Wall. It is around 60 cm thick, 7-10 meters tall, and 8 kilometers long. It has five entrances (Bab El Khemis, Bab Al-Kasbah, Bab Targhount, Bab Zorgan, and Bab Oulad Bounouna) and 130 observation towers. The entrance to Bab El Kasbah is undoubtedly the most important entry point into the Kasbah.
You can take a grand taxi from Agadir airport to Taroudant. When you arrive in Taroudant, you can take a small taxi to one of the city’s main attractions, such as Bab El Kasbah or Alaouyine Square where the carriages can be found. Horse carriage tours generally take between 30 minutes to an hour.