Embark on this one day trip from Ouarzazate to the Dades Gorges. Visit Skoura Oasis and interact with local people, explore the fortified Kasbah Amredhil there, and drive along the Valley of a Thousand Kasbahs.
Visit the co-operatives producing beautifully scented creams and lotions made from the Damascene roses of the Rose Valley, drive off-road to enjoy a glass of tea with the Berber nomads in their caves, walk in the Dades Valley and gorges to explore the gardens, fields, and river.
Morning departure from Ouarzazate by 4×4 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 in 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 before we return through the Dades Valley and arrive back in Ouarzazate at the end of the afternoon.
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