Tioute Kasbah

Souss Valley

Southwest of Taroudant, this kasbah was once used as a location for a 1954 French production of Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves. The stone kasbah overlooks a palmeraie (palm grove) and a couple of restaurants, with the High Atlas and Anti Atlas in the distance. Visit early to ensure you find a grand taxi (Dh15, 30 minutes) there and back, and to beat the tour groups.

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