Getting to Paradise Valley without a guide

It is undoubtedly the most spectacular and accessible hike in the region. Nestled in the Ida Outanane Mountains, this corner of paradise is visited by nature lovers and tourists, as well as Moroccan families and surfers from the Atlantic coast!!! Everyone loves it.

At about 1 hour’s drive from Taghazout or Agadir, there are many ways to get there…

Personal taxi, public transport or rental car, anything is possible to get to Paradise Valley.

The easiest but also most expensive way to get to Paradise Valley is, of course, by personal taxi from your hotel.

However, for those who would like more freedom and autonomy, we will present you with other ways to access this wonderful place.

By public transport:

From Taghazout

Take bus 32, a “grand taxi” or an illegal taxi (very useful to compensate for the sometimes lack of transport) towards Agadir, get off at Aourir for 5dh and then, on the right of the main road, you will find public transport (14-seater blue or green vehicles or yellow and black collective taxis). The fare to the valley is about 25dh per person.

From Agadir

You can choose the bus and take line 32 for Taghazout-Tamri or line 31 for Aourir-Imimiki and get off at Aourir. You can also take a “grand taxi” at the Battoir station in the center of Agadir towards Taghazout and Aourir. Get off at Aourir for 5dh to 7dh, then you will simply have to find the same public transport (14-seater blue or green vehicles or black and yellow collective taxis) that will take you to Paradise Valley for about 25dh.

For the return journey, park in the car park at the entrance to the site and wait for the same public transport that was used for the outward journey. Be patient, there is still a lot of transport available until sunset.

Rental Cars

Small rental cars are readily available in the region (agencies on-site or online booking). They cost around 200dh to 250dh per day, depending on the duration. Prices increase with the number of days, size, and desired model.

Getting to Paradise Valley from Agadir

Option 1: Agadir – Aourir – Tamzergout – Paradise Valley

  • This is the easiest and most popular route.
  • Take the N1 national road towards the north for 18 km until you reach Aourir.
  • At the roundabout, turn right and enter the village.
  • Drive carefully as traffic can be dense and chaotic.
  • After a few hundred meters, you will see a junction (a large sign makes it easy to find your way) where you have two options:
    • Turn right and follow the road to Alma and then Tamzergout, which winds through the mountains and carries most of the road traffic to the valley.
    • Arrive at Tamzergout, more than 7 km of track and damaged road will lead you, along the river and palm trees to the place called Paradise Valley.
  • Turn straight at the junction in Aourir and cross the Igrofoulouss district and then Imimiki to reach a less used and more damaged road that will also lead you to Tamzergout and then to Paradise Valley along the Tamraght river.

Option 2: Agadir – Alma – Paradise Valley

  • To take this road to Alma, you will have to reach the Iligh district northeast of Agadir on the bypass and near the Hassan 2 hospital.
  • At the roundabout, take the N1 and go straight up until you leave the city behind.
  • Follow the main road which can be quite damaged and reach the village of Alma after a few kilometers.
  • Turn right and head towards Tamzergout then Paradise Valley.

Getting to Paradise Valley from Taghazout

Option 1: Taghazout – Aourir – Paradise Valley

  • Leaving Taghazout by the South, follow the N1 to the village of Aourir (banana village).
  • Arrived at the roundabout, turn left, go a few hundred meters until you find the junction that takes you to the valley, either by Alma and Tamzergout (main road) if you turn right, or by Imimiki and Tamzergout by continuing straight at the crossroads (a large road sign allows you to find your way).
  • This less used and more bumpy road makes you follow the Tamraght river for the entire distance.

Option 2: Taghazout – Adouz – Paradise Valley

  • This is a brand new road that has opened through the village of Ait Bihi, at the top of the Taghazout hill.
  • It is longer and more winding but particularly pretty.
  • However, it is rarely used and a GPS may be welcome.
  • After Ait Bihi, continue to Ait Ahmed and descend gently and winding bends to the village of Adouz to join Tamzergout a few kilometers later.
  • From there, the road to Paradise Valley winds for another 7 km along the canyons and undulations of the river.

P.S.: There are also some rental bikes, scooters, or electric bikes in the Agadir-Taghazout area, and the routes remain the same.

P.P.S.: For the more adventurous, it is possible to reach Paradise Valley directly on foot. To do this, you will need to hike for about 7 hours from Agadir or Taghazout, and more or less 5 hours from Aourir!

Additional tips:

  • If you are traveling in the summer months, it is advisable to start your hike early in the morning to avoid the heat.
  • Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring plenty of water and sunscreen.
  • There are a few small restaurants and shops at the entrance to the valley, but it is best to bring your own food and drinks.
  • The hike to the waterfall is about 30 minutes, but there are several other trails in the area that you can explore.
  • Paradise Valley is a popular spot for swimming, so be sure to bring your swimsuit if you want to take a dip.
  • Please respect the natural environment and leave no trace of your visit.

I hope this helps!