Dades valley & Roses valley guided trek

Special Tour 5 Days & 4 Nights Availability: 10/11/2021
Dadès Vallei, Boumalne Dades, Morocco Morocco trekking

Ouarzazate

On the road of a 1,000 kasbahs from Marrakech to the Sahara, one pitstop stands out for its movie-star credentials and sunset-soaked citadels. Ouarzazate is Morocco’s desert-based Hollywood. Here’s how to see it.

While there are loads of great things to do in Marrakech many make the popular road trip to the Saharan sand dunes. Heading passed the Ounila Valley & Aït Ben Haddou almost all travellers spend a night in Ouarzazate. It may look like a sleepy town, but under the surface, this dusty road stop has a few surprises up its sleeve.

The first thing you notice as you approach Ouarzazate is a massive shining beacon of light. Radiating from something similar to a modern lighthouse, the world’s largest solar power complex towers above the desert.

But, Ouarzazate is also the leader in another dazzling field. Atlas Studios, just outside the centre of town, has been churning out Hollywood blockbusters since 1983. Over 200 movies have been filmed in this landscape. It has served as everything from biblical scenes to ancient Egyptian fables.

In addition to being the hub of the Moroccan movie industry, the area surrounding Ouarzazate is home to intriguing kasbahs – both decaying and restored – and a hidden oasis making it one of the most interesting places to visit in Morocco.

Dadès valley

Situated in central Morocco, the Dadès Gorge should be at the top of the bucket list for adventurous souls in search of astonishing scenery and immersion into authentic Berber culture. The gorge (actually a series of separate gorges) was carved out by the passage of the Dades River and is navigable via a road known locally as the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs.

Those that drive its hairpin bends can expect to discover breathtaking rock formations in colors that range from tan and beige to gold, rust red, and dusky mauve. The historic kasbahs and ksour, or fortified villages, of the Berber people overlook the valley, where the river breathes life into groves of palm and almond trees.

Local people still inhabit some of these villages, while many of the kasbahs have been converted into boutique hotels for Dadès Gorge explorers.

Ait Benhaddou

Ait-Ben-Haddou in Morocco is a beautiful, fortified village in the southeast of the country and has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. The small town was built around 1,000 years ago and was an important point along the caravan route back then. Today, Ait-Ben-Haddou is one of the most visited attractions in Morocco and probably the most attractive stop on round trips across the country. Due to its unique architecture and incredibly magical ambience, Ait-Ben-Haddou has already served as a movie set for many well-known films. Game of Thrones, Gladiator, and Lawrence of Arabia were all filmed here, for example! Yes, a visit to this pretty village is worthwhile, and so every Morocco traveler should have seen the largest Kasbah in the country.



DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION

Casablanca (Google Map)



AVAILABILITY

This tour runs all year round and can depart at any date of your preference.



DEPOSIT AND PAYMENT

Contact us for actual price for this tour. We require 20 % deposit payment for private tours in Morocco.



INCLUDED


  • Hotel pickup / drop-off
  • Transfer in comfortable vehicle
  • English speaking driver




  • Local guides
  • Meals as per itinerary





NOT INCLUDED


  • Tips and personal expenses



Day 1: Marrakech – Ait Benhaddou – Ourazazate – Dades Gorges

We organize adventure Marrakech trips with depart from your hotel through the Tizi N’Tichka pass at 2260 m in theHigh Atlas Mountains. We will enjoy a beautiful Berber villages , we will visit theUNESCO world heritage kasbah of Ait Benhaddou. We take a walk and cross the river. Afterwards, we explore Ouarzazate movie studios and kasbah, then we explore Skoura palm grove, followed by transfer to Valley of the Roses. It is the centre of Moroccan rose products. We explore Tamnalt Hills and also Dades gorges. We spend the night right in the local riad with dinner

Day 2: Dades Valley to Rose Valley and Atlas Mountain Trek Ait Youl at 1606m – Isommar

Today 5 days Dades Valley & Roses Valley Trek will start after we meet our muleteer team. We explore the Tamassint plataeux at 1884m,we walk to the small village of Ait M’Rao at 1800 meters. After lunch we continue to M’goun valley. Then we’ll reach Isoummar village.Overnight in local house or gite at Issommar with dinner. Total waling time 7 hours today.

Day 3: Issommar – Alamdoune

After breakfast we start our Morocco trek for total 6 hours. We cross the river, then after lunch we hike until we reach Alamdoune at 1734 meters where we stay for the night in gite with dinner.

Day 4: Alamdoune – Boutaghrar

Today we’ll enjoy wonderful view of gorges and Berber villages in Atlas mountains. Enjoy full day of amazing views, with total 6 hours of trekking. We reach the other side of the river and we stay in in the village of Boutaghrar at 1600 meters. We spend the night in gite with dinner.

Day 5: Marrakech

Today we transfer you back to Marrakech where our trekking tour finishes.

NOTE: This is a Fes to Atlantic coast and nobody else will travel in your private group. If you require any modification for our suggested itinerary please fill up the contact form.

The Dades Valley is the principal route between the desert and the ancient trading oases of the Tafilalt. Bou Tharar village, Dades Gorge The High Atlas rear to the northern side of the route, and at Todra there is a dramatic gorge cutting into the mountainside that forms one of Morocco’s greatest natural sights and comes complete with a gentle stream and welcoming auberge and café. At its eastern end, the valley joins that of the Ziz, where towering palms threaten to spill over canyon lips hundreds of feet above.

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