Province de Guélmim

Limitée au Nord par la région de Souss-Massa-Drâa, au Sud par la région Laâyoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra et la frontière Mauritanienne, à l'Est par la frontière Algérienne, l'Océan Atlantique et la région Laâyoune-Boujdour-Sakia El Hamra à l'Ouest, la région Guelmim Es-Semara s'étend sur une superficie de 133 730 km2 , soit 18,8 1 % de la superficie nationale.

Données sur la province de Tata

La capacité d’accueil des unités touristiques implantées dans la région est actuellement de 2031 lits. La région est doté de 7 campings à Guelmime, Abaynou, Boujerif, Aouinet Ighmane, Tata, Foum Zguide et Ouatia offrant 340 emplacements.

Liste des Hotels et auberges

Galerie photo de la region
:: C.R.T. Guelmim-Smara :: 
Président   :   Salama Haoine
Téléphone :   028 87 29 11
Fax           :   028 87 38 12
Adresse     :  Délégation régionale du Tourisme, Résidence du Sahara n°3 Bd. Mohammed VI, Guelmim - Maroc



• Agadir


330 km

• Ouarzazate


300 km

• Guelmim


280 km

• Tafraoute


200 km

• Taroudant


200 Km


•on Sundays

Tata (centre) - Tisint

•on Mondays


•on Tuesdays


•on Wednesdays


•on Thursdays


•on Saturdays



The origins of the TATA province inhabitants are complexed and varied. The amazighs tribes and sedentary and nomadic arabs lived in this province. TATA contains a very rich archeological heritage showing a prodigious civilization which radiated during thousands years. The sultan Mansou ed-Dehebi, since the 16th century used it as a fortress against the Tarzeroualt house expansion and the threat that this latest pressed on the central power and, on the other hand, as one of a base which was necessary in the north of the Sahara for the Sudan conquest.


TATA province is characterized by its richness and variety of its craft in the urban center as well as the rural communes and even the douars.

Carpets of the area are distinguished by a finer tissage, the intensity and warmth of its colours in the prolongation of the Haut Atlas (Ait Ouaouzguit) whereas in the other areas, carpets are often of high coloured wool with simple in-line decoration (diamond, triangle rectangle…)

Pottery, the main productive workshop are located in Agadir Ouzrou (Akka), Tighrend (Tata) (Akka Igherm), Tissint and Argue mi (Tlic).

basketry forms also one of the main women’s craft activities of the province. The used materials are essentially palm fiber and vegetation stems which grow along running water. The main products are : baskets, dishes, trays, mats… We find this craft in all the province communes.

Jewellery, TATA province is characterized by its jewellery. Which answers to the population needs particularly local one. The main products are silver jewels and the daggers which are sold essentially in weekly souks places.


The cave engraving sites in the TATA province has a particular interest for several reasons : they are part of the greatest cave pool zone of the
kingdom (more than 114 sites). The sites of TATA are Imaoun, Tiggane, Oum la leg and Adrar Metgourine. This sites offers a variety and diversity of cave engravings through all the different stages of this art. However, the Imaoun site located at 30 km to the northern Akka deserves a particular attention. Actually, on top of bovids representaiton, this site shows prevailing impressive geometric engravings : concentric circles and spirals as well as anthropomorthic shapes. So it shows a great human move that the province knew for more than 7 000 years

Archeologic engravings sites in open air exists in different areas of TATA province.It is a concentration of lithic tools made by prehistoric man of different size and according to different technologies.

G9    At 7 km to the South of TATA (towards AKKA), we can visit the ancient mellah of Tazart (29°39,80’N – 07°56,30’W). It is at Tazart that the viscount Charles de Foucauld stayed in 1883 and 1884. His guide, Rabbi Mardochée Aby Serour, from Akka, introduces him into the jewish community of Tazar where his brother was living. The ksar of Jebaïr, located on west-southward of Tazart, can be joined up by a footpath which arrives directly on the méchouar, the main place is to be visited.

G7 At 7 km to the South of TATA (towards TAGMOUTE), we can G10  visit the grottos of Messalie (29°48,75’N – 07°59,32’W) by taking the road of Tagmout, going through the zaouia of Agadir Lhena (29°46,15’N - 07°59’W) where from, the top of the village, you have a great view on the Afra and Tata palm grove. The grottos, that can be reached only by foot, are in front of the car park along the wadi. They are deep with important stalagmites and stalactites formations.

G11   At 25  km westward of TATA (towards Taroudant)  the Agouliz cliffs. Go by Akka road then turn right when you reach Igherm road on the 20th  km (29°41,75N–   08°09,63’W)  take the excellent track which allows to visit the Agouliz village in a huge cliffed gorge unknown in general by tourists.

G12   At 40 km from Tata, go to Tagmoute by road, at the village entrance, take a very nice viewing track where you can visit an agadir when leaving.

G13   From Tagmoute, take Aït Yacoub track till the Akka Ighan Talaouine road (60 km on track)

G14 At 69 km eastward of Tata (towards Ouarzazate), you can discover G14  the salted waterfalls of Tissint (29°54,34’N – 07°18,93’W) where you can take a fresh bath. Under the waterfalls children can bath, in summer in a greater water plan. Using the same way it is possible to visit the house where Charles de Foucauld has stayed  (29°54,136’N – 07°18,90’W).

G15   At 88 km from Akka/Aït Rahal (towards Guelmim) (11th century Almoravide towers),  go back to Taroudannt by  Imitek panoramic track.

THE DRAA VALLEY, the Drâa river gave birth to a huge oasis, 200 km length at the Anti-Atlas foot. This valley at the desert doors has been coveted for a long time by the nomads and the Drâa inhabitants had to fortify their houses (kasbahs) and their villages (ksours).

OASIS is at first a spontaneous vegetal fomation always linked to the date palm hairy outline. Appearing suddenly in the middle of a dry landscape or at the foot of a desert mounain, the oasis is a haven of peace and silence where the vivid green of vegetables and cereals parcels is conjugated to the refreshing shade of the fruit trees and to the presence of water which runs along the narrow earth rivulets. Coming from Arabia, the date tree belongs to the most primitive palm tree group which has appeared 100 millions of years agos and can reach 30 m high, leaves and palms live 4 to 5 yeas before drying up. There is male and female trees, both of them blossom from March to April and the natural pollination is ensured by the wind. Everything is used from the palm tree : palms are used as fuel, wind curtain, to make mats, furniture and basketry. The wood from the trunks is carved to be used as gutters and beams for the roofs.

Hotels, Inns, Restaurants… Where to go ?

In most cases, these hotels or inns will serve you typical and good-quality food. You will find in all the villages, on the the roadside, excellent tagines (prices to be negotiated).

DAR INFIANE Guest house 2nd category – 8 rooms
061 61 01 70 // 061 44 16 43 // 024 43 72 92 - TATA

BIVOUAC NOMADE VIP : AKKA NAÏT SIDI – 10 tentes  // 024 43 72 92 – TISSINT

RELAIS DES SABLES 3* - 55 rooms  – TATA Center

LA RENAISSANCE 2* - 54 rooms  – TATA center

IRIKI Inn 2ème category – 10 rooms  - FOUM ZGUID TATA

TAGMOUTE Lodging 2nd category – 10 rooms