The road of Kasbahs, Oasis and Saffron Land

The road of Kasbahs, Oasis and Saffron Tour goes through some of the beautiful small Berber villages, perched on the slopes of the spectacular Tichka Pass. Stop to visit the Pasha Glaoui's Kasbah of Telouet and the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, which are insights into the Berber architecture designed to suit the climate. On the way south, we will follow the thousand Kasbahs leading to the Roses valley and deep further into the dramatic valleys and gorges of Boumalne Dades. 

Cross the Anti-Atlas at Tizi n T’zazert (2,283 m), among the amazing volcanic mountain of Saghro, where nomads are often there, grazing their flocks around. You will explore the magestic Draa Valley on the way to erg Chegaga Dunes, then spend a night under the brightness of desert stars. After, leave the desert behind and continue to Taroudant with a stop at Taliouine – the saffron town.

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10 Days
Shared Group Size
8 pax
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Arrival in Marrakech

Arrival in Marrakech your private driver will pick you up from the airport and take you to your hotel. Free afternoon to spend it at your leisure. Depending on your arrival time it's possible to arrange a guided tour of Marrakech

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Accommodation:Palm Menara Hotel (or similar)
Meals included:No meals included.
Transportation:Privat Car
    • Horse Drawn Carriage Tour
      45 € per personDuration: 2h

      Experience the splendor of Marrakech from a horse-drawn carriage. Pass by the city’s illuminated landmarks, see locals in their traditional attir

    Explore Marrakech

    You will be picked up from your hotel at 09am, meet your guide and start your Guided city tour of Marrakech, visit The Bahia Palace, Medrassa Ben Youssef, Saadian Tombs, see the Koutoubia Mosque from outside  Souks and Jamaa el Fna Square.

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    Accommodation:Palm Menara Hotel (or similar)
    Meals included:breakfast
    Transportation:Private Car
    • Marrakech Guided Visit

      Visit The Bahia Palace, Medrassa Ben Youssef, see the Koutoubia Mosque from outside. Wander the  Souks and Jamaa el Fna Square.

    • Majorelle Garden
      12 € per personDuration: 1h

      Visit Majorelle Garden, follow the pathways through trees, exotic plants, streams, and pools while watching the numerous birds who call this peac

    • Hammam & Spa
      60 € per personDuration: 2h

      Treat yourself to the purifying steam of a hammam ritual. Authentic Moroccan products such as Argon oil, beldi black soap and rhassoul mud add to

    • Dinner Show
      60 € per personDuration: 3h

      Enjoy an incredible evening of entertainment at Chez Ali Resort on the outskirts of Marrakech. Experience the sights and sounds of musicians and

    Marrakech - Ait Ben Haddou

    You will be picked up from your accommodation and leave the busy city behind and head east toward the desert.  Traverse the High Atlas Mountains via the stunning Tizi n’ Tichka pass (2260 m) and stop at multiple beautiful panoramas for pictures. After the Tichka pass, you will leave the main road and take a side road to the Telouet Kasbah, which was once the palatial residence and headquarters of the powerful Glaoui tribe. In Telouet you will be introduced to your local guide, who will take you on a visit to the Kasbah. Continue down the Ounila Valley with the green fields running parallel down below, full of bends in the road, and surprises at the hues of the rock and soil, Berber villages and gardens, as well as smaller Kasbahs. Arrive in Ait Ben Haddou, you will meet your local guide, who will accompany you in a visit the World Heritage Site, and one of Morocco’s most spectacular ksours (fortified villages). Overnight in a Guest house in Ait Ben Haddou.

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    Accommodation:Kasbah Ellouze (or similar)
    Meals included:breakfast
    Transportation:Private Vehicle
    • Guided Visit of Telouet
      Duration: 30min

      Delve into the world of El Glaoui and visit the fascinating Kasbah. The kasbah is named in honor of “El Haj T’hami el Mezouari el Glaoui” who was the highly respected head of the Glaoua tribe in Morocco.

    • Ait Ben Haddou
      Duration: 1h

      Go on a walk with a local guide crossing the river to the other side to discover The Ksar and climb to the top of the hill through the alleys of

    • Hiking in Telouet
      35 € per personDuration: 1h - 2h

      Enjoy an hour or two of hiking, to reach the salt mine and explore the stunning sceneries of the area. Then, have a picnic lunch before continuin

    Ait Ben Haddou - Dades Valley

    Ait Benhaddou is a mind-blowing example of a historic medieval kasbah and of traditional desert architecture with its earth houses and high protective walls. After breakfast travel to the nearby filming location of Ouarzazate. Join a film studio tour and discover which of your favorite movies were filmed in the nearby desert regions, a visit of Touarirt Kasbah and the Musée du Cinema are possible but optional. We will then continue to Kelaat M'Gouna " Valley Des Roses". The region is the biggest producer of rose oil and water in the whole country, thus receiving the name rose valley. Both rose oil and water are fundamental to local culture and economy. We will continue towards the gorges of Dades through the Mgoun river and via the village of Boutghrar with a small Stop to visit the nomads in caves. We will cross numerous villages strengthened in a hard-packed surface through the colorful Dades Valley to get to our Hotel for the overnight.

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    Accommodation:Riad Rihana Tamlalte (or similar)
    Meals included:breakfast | dinner
    Transportation:Private Vehicle
    • Amredil Kasbah
      Duration: 30min

      Visit Amredil Kasbah with a local guide. The kasbah has been beautifully restored and is well worth visiting; constructed entirely of adobe, an excellent building material – keeps room temperature, due to the thickness of the walls.

    • Taourirt Kasbah
      5 € per personDuration: 30min

      Take a guided tour of the historic structure to explore its endless chambers and stairwells, discover the carvings and decor of the palace interi

    • Film Studio
      8 € per personDuration: 30min

      Join a film studio tour and visit the cinema Musuem to learn more about the filmmaking process and the history of the area.

    Hiking Day

    After breakfast, your guide will take you on a 4 hours walk along the gorges and canyons of Dades to reach the oasis and a Berber family for an open air lunch. After lunch return to the Hotel, the rest of the afternoon is yours to relax or unwind.

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    Accommodation:Riad Rihana Tamlalte (or similar)
    Meals included:breakfast | lunch | dinner
    • Todra Gorge Guided Walk

      Embark in a guided walk in Todra valley and Gorge to stretch your legs and get a glimpse of a daily life in berber villages.

      Dades - N'kob

      After breakfast we will follow the road of 1000 kasbahs drive around the colourful Berber villages, enjoy beautiful Rock formations (Called the monkey feet) and fortified Kasbahs scenery along the Dades river. Leave the Dades valley behind and head to Tinrghir and the Todra valley. Watch the panoramic views of the old mud Berber villages overlooking the valley. Get to the Gorge and walk under the 300m high red cliff, where many Rock-climbers come to enjoy their preferred sport. Today, we will explore the little oasis of Saghro and transhumant Ait Atta tribes with their herds of goats, sheep, camels in black Bedouin tents. Later on, we will cross the Tizi Tzazzert pass ( 2,200 m ) to get to our final destination, Nkob. Nkob is one of Morocco’s untouched Oasis, where you can stop and admire its 45 mudbrick ksour (fortified villages). The name Nkob comes from a cave in the area that once served as a lodging of sorts for Aït Atta nomads. Here, we will spend the night in one of the traditional hotels in town.

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      Accommodation:Kasbah Imdoukal (or similar)
      Meals included:breakfast | dinner
      Transportation:Private Vehicle
      • Todra Gorge Guided Walk

        Embark in a guided walk in Todra valley and Gorge to stretch your legs and get a glimpse of a daily life in berber villages.

        N'kob - Chegaga

        Nkob is a famous village located just aside from the Jbel Saghro, that features 45 very well preserved kasbahs. You will have the chance to enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding palm grove and briefly walk inside the village near one of its most prominent buildings. Follow the Draa Valley which was a part of the ancient road of the caravans used for trade and exchange goods with Mali and Niger, crossing the Sahara to get to Zagora. You will be amazed at the region's vast oasis of the Draa Valley with its thousands of date palms, producing an amazing 44 varieties. Along the way, we will stop in the the original town of the 16th century dynasty ( Saadian), Tamgroute known for its green pottery, an old Coran library and a subterranean kasbah. We will drive further south , to M’hamid, the gate to the desert and the end of the paved road. Here, we will stop for a picnic lunch. After Lunch, we will drive the off-road to Erg Chegaga Desert. Upon arrival, you will ride camels and enjoy the sunset. Night and dinner in the camp in the middle of nowhere.

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        Accommodation:Chegaga Camp (or similar)
        Meals included:breakfast | dinner
        Transportation:Private Vehicle | Camel Ride
          • Guided Visit Tamegroute
            5 € per personDuration: 1hour

            Visit the famous artisan potters of Tamegroute village, its Koranic library housing manuscripts dating to 14th century with a local guide.

          Chegaga - Taroudante

          Wake up early to witness the sunrise from the top of the dunes of Erg Chigaga. After breakfast, say goodbye to our family Berber team in the camp. Drive for another 90km in the desert with varying sceneries; the natural dried lake of Iriqui, fossils and the plains of black stones. Before taking the asphalted road in the direction of the small town of Foum Zguid, the first town after desert. We will continue north to Taznakht which is one of the biggest centers of carpets in the kingdom where we will visit a cooperative of Berber carpets made by women of the surrounding villages. Stop about an hour for lunch. After lunch, we will continue our journey to Taliouine, the heart of the saffron growing region. Here we will visit a government-run museum to learn about saffron agriculture. In the late afternoon we will arrive to Taroudante known as "Marrakech's little sister." a city of history, culture and its superb historical ramparts of ocher. Check into your riad, free evening to spend at your leisure.

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          Accommodation:Hotel Dar Zitoun (or similar)
          Meals included:breakfast | dinner
          Transportation:Private Vehicle

              Taroudante - Marrakech

              The morning is devoted to discover the main attractions of Taroudante. Meet your local guide for a tour of this friendly city, the town is also a great place to shop without the "big city" pressure of Marrakech! After the visit of Taroudante,  we will drive back to Marrakech via the scenic Tizi'n'Test pass 2100m across High Atlas, characterized by greenery juxtaposing red clay hills and roads. We will stop at the Tin-Mal Mosque, a twelfth-century monument close in spirit to the Koutoubia Mosque in Marrakech. Tin-Mal town from which the mosque took its name was the base from where the Almohads swept down to conquer Morocco. The rest of the drive takes us via a slew of hamlets and vast, mesmerizing landscapes. Passing Ouirgane, Asni and Tahanouet to arrive to our final destination Marrakech.

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              Accommodation:Palm Menara Hotel (or similar)
              Meals included:breakfast
              Transportation:Private car
              • Taroudant Guided Visit

                Visit Taroudant "the Little Marrakech," a secret hideaway to some of the jet set and royalty. Its red ramparts surrounding exotic gardens and tiny souks give the visitor a taste of the Moroccan city life.

              • Tinmel Mosque
                2 € per personDuration: 30min

                Discover the Tinmel Mosque which was built by the Almohad dynasty in the 12th century. The Mosque is one of the two mosques in Morocco open to non-muslims to visit.


              Depending on the time of your departure flight, you may be able to do some last-minute sightseeing( Majorelle Garden, Anima Garden...), get some souvenirs before your leave to the airport.

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              Meals included:breakfast
              Transportation:Private Car

                  What's Included

                  • Transport in a private air-conditioned 4×4; Toyota Prado Tx+ fuel
                  • Pick up from and drop-off at your hotel or Riad in Marrakesh
                  • Experienced & professional English speaking driver
                  • Accommodation in air-conditioned rooms/suites with private bathroom
                  • The night in a luxury desert camp in Erg Chegaga with private toilet and shower
                  • Dinner & breakfast are daily included
                  • A camel ride of about an hour with a guide
                  • The option to drive to and return from the camp in a 4×4 car
                  • Berber drumming and music
                  • Free time to explore the sites , walks, photos, and tea/coffee breaks
                  • The opportunity to ask the driver to stop when and where you wish
                  • Local guide
                  • Lunch
                  • Drinks
                  • Entrance fees to the monuments