Rose Valley, Dades and Toudgha gorges - 1 day
Morning departure from Ouarzazate by 4x4 to the Skoura oasis along a track to see all the Kasbahs, some sadly in a state of disrepair but idyllically placed amongst the palm trees. Once back on the main road, the route passes through the Valley of Roses with a stop in Kela’a M’gouna to see and sample the locally-produced rose cosmetics, famous and highly valued throughout Morocco. The best month to see the roses is early May before the three-day Rose Festival.
A track leads us away from the Rose Valley, also known as the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs. This road winds past villages and the river, which carries little water, allowing a view of the astounding rock formations and colours. We stop to have a glass of tea with Berber nomads in their caves. Lunch is in the Dades gorges with a pause for a closer look at the monkeys' fingers rocks across the river. This is followed by a walk along the river. In the afternoon we drive on a little way to visit the very different gorges in Toudgha. From there we return through the Dades valley and arrive back in Ouarzazate at the end of the afternoon.
Prices per person
- We do not charge for children under 5
- The price for trips includes the 4x4, English, French and Spanish-speaking driver / guide, fuel, all accommodation and lunch. Drinks and other extras such as entrance fees or tips are not included.