Route of the Thousand Kasbahs

Route of the Thousand Kasbahs

Tuesday departures from Marrakech
Marrakech, Ait Benhaddou, Boumalne Dades, Tinghir, Merzouga, Erfoud, Tinghir, Ouarzazate
Discovery, Culture, History, Relaxation
This program can be customized for small and large groups

 

An unmissable destination in the south of Morocco, the route of the Thousand Kasbahs. A road that runs along the valley of the Dadès and Todra gorges between the mountain ranges of the High Atlas and the Saharan Atlas, between the towns of Errachidia and Ouarzazate. On this road there are many kasbahs with their adobe walls, real citadels or fortified cities, which were once used in antiquity to protect the population against the warlike attacks of Saharan tribes.
 
Day 1 - Tue: Marrakech
On arrival at Marrakech airport, you’ll be welcomed by your driver and transferred to your hotel for dinner and overnight. [D]
 
Day 2 -Wed: Marrakech
Full day visit of Marrakech, the second oldest Imperial city, also known as «the Ochre city". The his-torical visit includes the Menara Garden, Bahia Palace, Koutoubia and Dar Si Said Museum.  Lunch at the hotel. In the afternoon, visit of the souks, handicraft quarters and the famous Jemaa El Fna Square with its non-stop entertainment. This evening we offer an optional dinner with show. Overnight in hotel. [B/L]
 
 
Day 3 – Thu: Marrakech, Ait Benhaddou, Boumalne Dades [225 miles]
Today’s target is to reach Boumalne Dades, located in the famous “rose valley”. After a few miles after leaving Marrakech, we start climbing towards Tizi N’tichka pass, located at 7,415 feet of alti-tude. We, then, descend to Ait Benhaddou to visit of its famous Kasbah, a UNESCO world heritage site, that served as decor for many great movies such as Laurence of Arabia, Troy, Gladiator and Games of thrones. In the afternoon, we continue to our destination, Boumlane Dades, seeing the kasbahs of Ouarzazate and Kalaa Mgouna. Dinner and overnight in hotel. [B/D]
 
Day 4 – Fri: Boumalne Dades, Tinghir, Merzouga, Erfoud [112 miles]
This morning, we departure to Erfoud stopping at the magnificent Todra Gorge and visit the Can-yons where rocks reach a height of 820 feet, arriving at Tinghir by morning’s end and stop at a lo-cal restaurant near the canyons for an optional lunch. In the afternoon, we continue to Erfoud. On arrival we switch to a 4 WD vehicle for an excursion to amazing Merzouga Dunes. After a brief stay we return to Erfoud for dinner and overnight. [B/D]
Special options:
Camel Ride amidst Merzouga dunes and back to hotel
Camel Ride amidst Merzouga dunes with dinner and overnight under a tent
 
Day 5 – Sat: Erfoud, Tinghir, Ouarzazate [215 miles]
Departure to Ouarzazate passing by the Tinejdad oasis and along the Dades valley arriving in Tin-ghir by the end of the morning. In the afternoon we continue to Ouarzazate via the road of the 1000 Kasbahs, crossing Kalaat M’Gouna and Skoura valley. On arrival at Ouarzazate we take a short tour of the city and check-in at the hotel for dinner and overnight. [B/D]
 
 
Day 6 – Sat: Ouarzazate, Marrakech [135 miles]
Departure towards Marrakech, once again cross the Tizi N’tichka pass. Stop en route for a little re-laxation and optional lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, last stretch to Marrakech for check-in at the hotel, dinner and overnight. [B/D]
 
Day 7 – Marrakech, USA
At the appointed time, our driver will meet you at the hotel to transfer you to Marrakech airport where you board your connecting flight back home. [B]
 
[D] = Dinner | [B/L] Breakfast & Lunch | [B/D] = Breakfast & Dinner

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Tour Includes:

  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • 7 nights’ accommodation at chosen hotels:
    • Marrakech 3 nights
    • Boumalne 1 night
    • Erfoud 1 night
    • Ouarzazate 1 night
  • Meals:
    • Breakfast daily
    • 1 lunch
    • 5 dinners
  • Tour of Marrakech
  • Visit UNESCO’s Ait BenHaddou kasbah
  • Admire Todra Gorge
  • Experience the Merzouga Dunes
  • Pass Tinjdad Oasia & Dades Valley
  • Travel the Road of the 1000 Kasbahs
  • Tour Ourzazate
  • Cross the Tizi N’tichka pass
  • Transportation with adequate A/C deluxe vehicle with driver
  • Bilingual tour escort during the trip.
  • Entrance fees to the monuments as in program
  • Luggage porterage & tips at the hotels
  • VAT taxes

Tour does not include:

  • Airfare taxes and fees (Special airfares available from all USA gateways)
  • Optional tours
  • All items of a purely personal nature such as other drinks that is not specified, laundry, etc.
  • Early check in and late checkout
  • Visas
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities to guides ($5) and driver ($3)
  • Other items not mentioned in the program

Hotels in your Tour:

City Hotel Name Tripadvisor
First Class
Marrakech Palm Plaza 3.5
Imperial Holidays 3
Boumalne Xaluca 3.5
Tizzarouine 4.5
Erfoud Xaluca 3.5
Palais du Desert 4
Ouarzazate Ksar Ighnda 4
Dar Chamaa 4.5
Deluxe
Marrakech Kenzi Rose Garden 4.5
JAAL 4
Boumalne Xaluca 3.5
Erfoud Xaluca 3.5
Ouarzazate Ksar Ighnda 4

Hotel will be confirmed at time of booking

Tour Pricing

Season Double Single
First Class
31 OCT 23-19 DEC 23 $839 $1,145
26 DEC 23-2 JAN '24 $855 $1,159
9 JAN-24-13 FEB 24 $839 $1,145
20 FEB 24-28 MAY 24 $855 $1,159
4 JUN 24-23 JUL 24 $839 $1,145
30 JUL 24-20 OCT 24 $855 $1,159
New Year's Eve Dinner $229
Deluxe
31 OCT 23-19 DEC 23 $969 $1,405
26 DEC 23-2 JAN '24 $1,029 $1,469
9 JAN-24-13 FEB 24 $969 $1,405
20 FEB 24-28 MAY 24 $1,029 $1,469
4 JUN 24-23 JUL 24 $969 $1,405
30 JUL 24-20 OCT 24 $1,029 $1,469
New Year's Eve Dinner $309
Prices are valid through October ‘24 and are subject to change without previous notice.
Special airfares available from all USA Gateways
 
Tour Code: MA07RAK24MT
 

Special Options

Description Cost
Camel ride excursion in Merzouga $29
Overnight under tent in Merzou-ga* Double Sin-gle
Basic Bivouac $19 $35
Deluxe Bivouac $309 $549
 
*Includes transfer, dinner &breakfast. Prices are per person & may change without notice