Excursion to Dades Gorges- roses and kasbahs

Changing landscapes where the traveler will be stunned. From the rugged beauty of Atlas Mountains, to the rock canyons and palm trees on the Kasbahs’ route. Visit the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou and the valley of the roses.
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Duration

From 3 to 5 days

Departures from

Marrakech

Price

From 99 €/person

Getaway to Dades Gorges- roses and kasbahs


ATLAS and TIZI N’TICHKA - AIT BEN HADDOU - ROSES VALLEY AND KASBAHS' ROUTE - OUARZAZATE - TELOUET

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1

Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou - Dades

We meet you in the airport or hotel and start the excursion to Dades Gorges.


Our route begins crossing the High Atlas by Tizi n'Tichka mountain pass, the highest road pass in North Africa, at 2260 meters high. Atlas is a great mountain range that offers extraordinary mountainous landscapes dotted with small berber villages. We will make as many stops you want to admire and photograph them.


Then we will arrive at the mythical fortified city, or Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou. It also has a World Heritage Site status declared by UNESCO. Its adobe houses full of ornaments are confined within a strong wall reinforced by defense turrets. This spectacular kasbah built on a hill, rises above the desert landscape of Anti Atlas. It is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic places in Morocco. It is the largest Kasbah in Morocco, built by T-hami El Glaoui, one of the last Berber chieftains during the beginning of the XXth Century, and it used to be one of his stops during his long travel from the Sahara to Marrakech. Recently has been scenario of Game of Thrones and several films.


We will end the day in Boulmane-Dades.

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2

Dades - Ouarzazate

In this second day, we will travel through the Valley of Roses, famous for beauty products that are extracted from the flowers. It is a good opportunity to visit a women's cooperative that manufacture these products and make some purchases that will help local development.


On the thousand kasbahs’ route, we will cross Dades Gorges. It is a narrow valley with an spectacular zigzagging landscape and enormous architectural value, because there are some ksar and numerous kasbahs, although some in ruins. It is really a must stop where the traveler falls in love with. We explore some of these deviating from the usual tourist routes.


We will continue in Ouarzazate direction passing by the huge cinema studios where scenes from the first film in the saga of Star Wars, and many others, were recorded. The desert, oasis, kasbahs and snowy mountains of the Atlas are an unbeatable setting for shooting movies.

Already in Ouarzazate we can go around the city center and visit the Kasbah Taourirt, from the 18th century, recently remodeled. You can see in it the opulence with which the Glaoui family lived, who also occupied the kasbah that we will see in Telouet.

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3

Ouarzazate - Telouet - Marrakech

The road that we will follow joins Ouarzazate with Marrakech, it was in ancient times the caravan route. They carried salt and other desert products, enriching the pachás that lived in Telouet. There we will visit the kasbah, also known as the Glaoui palace. It is a quite unknown and surprisingly beautiful building built between the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, which will transport us to that magical time.


The comeback of this excursion to Dades Gorges, will be to enjoy again the landscapes of the Atlas and cross the Tizi n'Tichka on the way to Marrakech.


Return to Marrakech and end of our services.


- Personalized private excursion only for your group.

- Price includes private transport (with wifi and air conditioning) from Marrakech to Dades, and return the following day; and accommodation in BB or HB optional in riad/hotel in the chosen category (basic, comfort, luxury).

- Professional local driver who speaks customer's language (English, Spanish, French, Italian, Swedish, among others).

- Points and schedule of collection and arrival to be agreed.

- Possibility of making this and other excursions from Marrakech and constitute a single trip, ask for the South Star tour.

- This itinerary is subject to modifications depending on the start and arrival time, or weather or other force majeure imperatives

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