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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Dades Excursion

From 3 to 5 days


Marrakech, Marrakesh Menara Airport


558 € + local guide + accommodation


Departures every day

Getaway to Dades Gorges- roses and kasbahs




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.

The highlight of the day is the walk through the mythical fortified city, the Ksar of Ait Ben Haddou. It enjoys the status declared by UNESCO as World Heritage Site. Its ornate adobe dwellings are confined within a strong wall reinforced by defense turrets. This spectacular set of kasbahs built on a hill rises above the desert landscape of the Anti Atlas. It is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic places in Morocco.

We will follow the route of the thousand kasbahs, of enormous architectural value although many in ruins, that it is really a place like no other which makes the traveler fall in love with. In the afternoon we can still do a very educational visit to the Amridil kasbah, in the Skoura oasis.

We will end the day in Boulmane-Dades.



Dades - Ouarzazate

If you like walking for a while in the fresh morning air, you can walk out of the riad to the river, crossing the bridge. You can take a walk through the orchards and a couple of nearby towns, with the opportunity to interact with the local people, see an abandoned kasbah, the small Berber cemetery, and enjoy the beautiful landscape up to the area of curious geological formations in the mountains called the Monkey's Fingers, where our driver will wait for you.

We will drive to the Dades Gorges, which is a narrow valley with spectacular zigzagging landscape.

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.

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.



Ouarzazate - Telouet - Marrakech

After breakfast, we will visit the huge cinema studios where scenes from so renowned movies such as "The Mummy", "Gladiator" and many others, such as episodes of the "Game of Thrones" series, have been recorded. The desert, oasis, kasbahs and snowy mountains of the Atlas are an unbeatable setting for shooting movies.

Weather permitting, on the way to Marrakech we pass through the beautiful landscapes of the Ounila Valley. In ancient times, it was the route of the caravans, which carried salt and other products from the desert, enriching the pasha who lived in Telouet, in the middle of the route. We will visit its kasbah, also known as the Glaoui palace. It is a building under restoration, built between the 18th and 19th centuries, very beautiful and little known, 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.

What includes this Dades excursion:

- 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.

What is not include in this Dades excursion:

- Meals, drinks, or entrance tickets to museums or other activities.

-Does not include fee for local guide (to consult).


- If you want to do this and other excursions from Marrakech as a single trip, ask us 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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