The Valley of Roses sits at the foot of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco, where the mountains meet the Dadès Valley. It is irrigated by the Asif M’Goun river and its main village is Kelaat M’Gouna.
Rose cultivation takes place in two distinct geographical areas: the first begins at around 10 km from Kelaat M’Gouna village and continues for 10 km, ending near the town of Boumalne Dadès.
The second growing area, and by far the most important and most interesting to tourists, begins at Kelaat M’Gouna and continues along a secondary road that climbs due north to the village of Bou Tharar at its far end. This offers around thirty uninterrupted kilometres of rose cultivation along the wadi. This verdant valley, lying beneath an ochre canyon, is an incredibly beautiful landscape and is one of Morocco’s major tourist sites.