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Roses Valley

Visit the kasbahs of Dades Valley, admire spectacular landscapes of the lush green valleys or celebrate the Rose Festival (in early-May) with friendly local people…

Visit the beautiful Valley of Roses and mix with friendly local people.


Visit the Dades Valley with its scattered grand kasbahs and oases villages. Mix with friendly and welcoming Berber people, celebrate the Rose Festival with the locals in early-May and dance to the rhythmic sounds of Berber drums.

This trip also includes spectacular landscapes of contrasting colours like the lush green valleys or walking through narrow gorges.

The trip ends in Marrakech, where we will have opportunity to visit the most famous places of the ‘Red city’: get lost in the labyrinthine narrow streets or souks and enjoy the atmosphere of the most famous Moroccan square, the Djemaa el-Fna.



  1. Arrive in Marrakech
  2. Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Tabarkhacht
  3. Tabarkhacht – Boutaghrar
  4. Boutaghrar – Almdoun
  5. Almdoun – Tamgallouna
  6. Tamgallouna – Ait Youl (Dades Valley)
  7. Ait Youl – Ouarzazate – Marrakech
  8. Leave Marrakech

Day 1 / Arrive in Marrakech

Arrive in Marrakech – the ‘Red city’ – any time and meet your guide in the hotel or riad.

Lodging: hotel or riad

Provision: -


Day 2 / Marrakech – Ouarzazate – Tabarkhacht

We drive over the Haouz plain to the High Atlas mountains and cross over the Tizi n’Tichka pass (2260 m). During our drive to Ouarzazate we will have an unforgettable view of panoramic landscape with pines, oak forests and several beautiful Berber villages.

We spend the night in Tabarkhacht village where women have the opportunity to make the famous ‘Henna’ painting.

Lodging: gîte (mountain hut)

Provision: breakfast, dinner


Day 3 / Tabarkhacht – Boutaghrar

Today’s walk is in the heart of the beautiful Roses Valley. This region is known for producing products of the roses emerging around the fields of cereals. We also cross many Berber villages with their magnificent architecture.

From time to time we cross the river (Assif) and walk through beautiful landscapes.

Lodging: auberge (guest house)

Provision: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Walking: 6 hours

Altitude: 150 m gain


Day 4 / Boutaghrar – Almdoun

A little walk up in contrasting colours of the Earth, viewing an area only inhabited by nomads and their cattle.

In the afternoon we cross the river several times in the narrow gorge of Mgoun to end up in our overnight village of Almdoun.

Lodging: auberge (guest house)

Provision: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Walking: 5 hours

Altitude: 350 m gain, 100 m loss


Day 5 / Almdoun – Tamgallouna

After breakfast we start walking in a dry area over the Atlas mountains with some oleander bushes around to reach a pass where we will have an amazing view over Saghro range, the land of the nomads. Then we slowly go down to the beautiful village of Tamgallouna nearby M’goun river.

The afternoon is free to discover more of the village or simply relax on the terrace of our gîte with a nice panorama on Tamgallouna village.

Lodging: gîte (mountain hut)

Provision: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Walking: 5 hours

Altitude: 200 m gain, 300 m loss


Day 6 / Tamgallouna – Ait Youl (Dades Valley)

We start our day walking on the path of the mules along a wild area with a big chance to meet nomadic families with their cattle and tents. We end up by a spring for lunch. In the afternoon one more hour walk to get to our gîte in Ait Youl village.

Lodging: gîte (mountain hut)

Provision: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Walking: 5 hours

Altitude: 300 m gain, 200 m loss


Day 7 / Ait Youl – Ouarzazate – Marrakech

We drive back to Marrakech, via Ouarzazate and cross the High Atlas mountains through a snaky road of Tichka pass (2260 m).

In Marrakech we have enough time to sample some sights and sounds of the ‘Red city’ like the medina, the souqs, the Koutoubia Mosque or the Koranic School. We can finish the day in the well-known open-air central square, the Djemaa el-Fna famous for its food stalls, snake charmers, water-sellers and acrobats.

Lodging: hotel

Provision: breakfast


Day 8 / Leave Marrakech

End of trip and we say goodbye. Have a nice flight back to home.

Depending on the time of your flight you may have time to visit some more sights like the Saadian tombs (back to 16th century), the Bahia Palace or the beautiful Majorelle Gardens.

Please note that we are able to organise a post-trip accommodation if you wish to extend your stay for a few more days.

Lodging: -

Provision: breakfast


  • In the beginning and end of the season (i.e. April and November) there can be still snow in some places in the mountains and therefore we might need to modify the program and/or itinerary of the trip.
  • In gîtes (mountain huts) there is shared accommodation and shared facilities (shower and toilet) are available.
  • As in some places we walk in river beds, do not forget to take water resistant shoes or sandals with you.


Services Included

  • All transport within Morocco, except from and to the airport
  • All accommodations: hotels/riads, gîtes (mountain huts), auberges (guest houses)
  • All breakfasts, one diner, other meals (lunch, snack, dinner) for 4 days (7B, 4L, 5D)
  • Professional tour leader and local staff during the whole trip


Services Not Included

  • Flight ticket to and from Morocco
  • Airport transfer from and to the airport (available for extra charge)
  • Insurance covering all your adventure activities (obligatory, please bring a copy with you)
  • Lunches and dinners in Marrakech (allow EUR 10 to 15 for each meal)
  • Soft drinks and personal purchases all over the trip
  • Entrance fee to monuments and optional activities (e.g. hammam)
  • Tipping local staff (tour guide, driver, muleteers) – not obligatory, only if you are satisfied


Transport and Porterage

  • Waking (4 days)
  • Comfortable minibus, Four-Wheel Drive vehicles (4WD) or taxi (depending on the size of the group)
  • Bearing of luggage by mules



  • Berber mountain guide certified by Morocco’s Ministry of Tourism to give you interesting information about the places you visit, the history and the culture of the country
  • Local Berber cook, who will introduce you to the cuisine of Morocco
  • A devoted team of experienced drivers and muleteers



  • All breakfasts and one dinner are included
  • All other meals during the trek (4 days) are also included:
    • Lunch: varied salads, hot dish, dessert
    • Snack of tea or coffee with biscuits or cook’s specialty
    • Dinner: soup, traditional hot dish, dessert, hot drinks (tea, coffee, hot chocolate)
  • All other meals and drinks (e.g. water) will be for your expenses. Your guide will help you to discover the local restaurants
  • Please inform us of any dietary, vegetarian or special meal requirements at the time of reservation


For further information please check ‘General trip info’.


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Highlights included

  • High Atlas (Tizi n’Tichka, Roses Valley, Dades Valley, Mgoun), Marrakech


  • Walking, nature, local people, hammam (optional)


  • Moderate

Transport during the tour

  • Walking (4 days)
  • Minibus, 4WD or taxi
  • Mules (to carry our staff and luggage)


  • Hotel/riad: 2 nights
  • Gîte (mountain hut): 3 nights
  • Auberge (guest house): 2 nights

Meals included

  • All (7) breakfasts
  • 4 lunches
  • 5 dinners


  • Runs from April to November