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Getting Here

The fastest way to get to Tighza is for us to arrange 4 x 4 pick up from the airport or your accommodation. We only use drivers recommended by friends with agencies or we know well and who have many years of experience of working in tourism. 4 x 4s give you the flexibility to stop at will for refreshment breaks and to take photos of the stunning scenery. 

Local taxi is a cheaper option arranged in advance through us,  where you pay for 6 places and there is no air conditioning.

Self-drive Directions from Marrakech

Take the road to Ouarzazate which will take you over Tizi and Tichka then 19km after Taddart there is a left turning signposted Telouet and straight on beyond that to Animeter (about 11 km). You can park in Animeter and be met by mules or local minibus to bring you up to the house.

Alternatively just before you get into Animeter there is a left turn as you come past the road barrier (from Telouet direction) or on the right (from Ait Ben Haddou direction) with the Riad Kasbah Oliver sign just below the road saying 5km , the road goes across a dry riverbed keep going, the road bends to the right in Ighris keep following it across a ford and carry on to another right hand bend at the brow of the hill, pass the large concrete building on the right and take the left hand turn after that, go up the hill and turn left in front of a tall stone wall which has a small wooden sign on it, keep going until you can't drive any further and there is a turning place between 2 buildings on either side of the road where it turns into a mule track.

Please note that some hire car companies don't like people driving on piste (unmade) roads.  Hire cars can be left at a house in Animeter (25dh per night).

Local Transport

Alternatively you can get to Tighza by the Express Tichka (Local coach on the outskirts of Marrakech) which leaves from Bab Ghemat (Pronounced more like Bab Ohrehmat), be there by midday and arrives in Animeter at around 7pm. We can arrange local transport to bring you the 5km up to the village.

Local transport and taxis are cheap but quite slow as they stop regularly and do not bring you all the way to the village.

Map of Tighza Region by Biddy Walton

Map of Tighza Region by Biddy Walton
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