well... I had no chance to check the realism of Angela’s “angiebabe” at VT . Taroudannt page, off The Beaten Path, tip.
It was late the restaurant was closed, nobody was swimming- only 3~4 man was sitting there reading the Koran (?) in absolutely silent. Only the sound of the running water. Grate!
I hope I am talking about the same "pool" I will ask her...
A relaxing walk at the palmery at the late evening give me the opportunity to understand more about the palmery watering plan. Pity That it was nobody to explain to me the use of this old constructions relative with the water management. With the old farmers I met the only thing we could say was “sava” …
In the middle of the hot and dry area surrounding Tarroudant is the oasis of Tioute with its huge and clean looking oasis swimming pool!
So heres a great opportunity to cool down in the summer heat and if you are not into swimming there are shaded areas to roam around or sit and have a cool drink under the lovely palm trees.
From the kasbah of Tiout you have a good view at the village of Tiout and the palmeraie.
At the far background you can see the High Atlas mountains in the direction of Taroudannt.
If you want to go to the village, you can descend by foot directly in the direction of the village. In the village is not much to see, but you can experience something of the daily village life. By car it's a much longer way, because there is no direct connection.
South of the village Tiout are impressive ruins of the kasbah. The view from the village or palmeraie at the kasbah is nice.
In the kasbah itself is not much to see, but you can enjoy the views at the village and the palmeraie.
A part of the kasbah has been turned in a restaurant and a sleeping accommodation for groups (and maby also for individuals).
We spent the night there and in the morning we descended to the palmeraie by foot.
At this side we had a nice view at the walls of the kasbah.
In Tiout you can make a walk in the palmeraie or give the villagers some business by making a donkeyride.
The villgers can explain you a lot about the crops and other facts of the palmeraie.
From the palmeraie you have a nice view at the fort.
It is a Glaoui stone built Kasbah wich Have tern to a restaurant and also offer accommodation but was nobody there when I arrived. Pity.