In the heart of an oasis – near Akka Ighane
Trip from Agadir: 4 hours 30 mins / 305 km
If you go through Akka Ighane, the ksars of Isseghrine and Tissekmoudine are a must see to understand what oasis life could be like in these abandoned villages today. Located 5 km southwest of Akka Ighane, the ksar of Tiskmoudine (29.963018, -7.551340) is a compulsory visit if you are around Akka Ighane.
The oasis life takes on its full meaning during the visit. Take a step-by-step tour of the traditional building techniques that made life possible in this difficult environment. Do not hesitate to get lost there.
The fortified village of Tiskmoudine is located in the heart of an oasis and surrounded by the palm grove. It was built around a large collective granary which has a walkway and which includes a mosque.
Today, largely abandoned, the village has been the subject of a restoration campaign to maintain access to it.
How to get there:
From Agadir, head in the direction of Taroudant, then take the P1706 to Aoulouz, and finally take the N10 to Taliouine. When you have passed Taliouine, turn right (30.471271, -7.842794) and continue on the P1743 road to Akka Ighane (via Agadir Melloul). In Akka Ighane, head south on the P1743 road.
The fortified villages of Tissekmoudine (29.963018, -7.551340) and Isserghine (29.948410, -7.565535) are in the middle of their own palm groves.