The Road of a Thousand Kasbahs2024-06-30T10:15:32+00:00
The Road of a Thousand Kasbahs
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The Road of a Thousand Kasbahs Tour 2024

8 Day Holiday

The Road of a Thousand Kasbahs is an incredible tour that starts in Marrakech and combines amazing 4×4 transport with traditional Berber music, and stunning ochre coloured gorges of Dades & Todra. The tour will also take you to Ait Ben Haddou, the Kasbah of Telouet, the most impressive area of the Sahara Desert at Erg Chigaga, and the Ounila Valley where you will find Taourirt Kasbah. This is undoubtedly one of Morocco’s best tours offering a quality travelling experience and half board by a fully-escorted service including breakfasts and dinners at selected places.

  • Private 4×4 Transport & Airport Transfers: Fully-Escorted
  • 7 Nights Authentic, Stylish Accommodation
  • Half Board: 7 Breakfasts & 7 Dinners
  • Listening to traditional Berber music around the desert camp fire
  • Marrakech Medina Guide – Half Day
  • Visit to Dades & Todra Gorges, Ait Ben Haddou & Kasbah Telouet
  • Mineral water provided in your 4×4

  • Added peace of mind with Excellent Trip Advisor reviews

Day 1: Marrakech 

Arrive at Marrakech airport.  You will be taken to your Riad in the heart of the colourful medina, carefully chosen for its location and style; an oasis in the vibrant city.

Day 2: Marrakech – Ouarzazate

Your private 4×4 will pick you up at your Hotel to drive through the stunning Atlas Mountains along the ancient Caravan Route, visiting Kasbah Telouet and down to the desert gateway town of Ouarzazate. Stay the night in a boutique hotel with a pool to relax after your first day’s drive.

Day 3: Ouarzazate – Tinghir

Head out along the ‘Road of a Thousand Kasbahs’ to the Dades and Todra Gorges with plenty of time today to explore these stunning natural canyons and stop for lunch. Stay at an authentic Riad in Tinghir with a pool.

Day 4: Tinghir – Zagora

Today you will make your way to the palm oasis of Nkob towards the Draa valley and the desert capital of Zagora. Stay here in our highly recommended Lodge hotel with excellent service and beautiful gardens.

Day 5: Zagora – Erg Chigaga

Heading into the heart of the Sahara Desert, you will take an exciting off-road trip to your Nomadic camp at the foot of the tall dunes of Erg Chigaga. Our Berber team will meet you with a warm welcome.  Spend the evening around the camp fire listening to traditional music under a night sky full of stars.

Day 6: Erg Chigaga – Ait Ben Haddou

After breakfast, your camel trekking team will arrive for a short trek to meet your 4×4 driver and head out of the desert via a different route across the salt lake of Iriqui and on to the town of Foum Zguid. You will pass through Taznahkt, famous for its Berber rugs and arrive at the ancient town of Ait Ben Haddou. Stay at an authentic guest house and explore the town before dinner.

Day 7: Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

Your driver will take you back to Marrakech with plenty of stops for lunch and drinks, arriving at your Hotel in time for dinner on the terrace.

Day 8: Marrakech

Spend some time exploring the souks and sights of the Marrakech with a certified guide, before your driver arrives to take you to the airport.

  • Berber Tour Guide Looking at Ancient Moroccan Kasbah Brick Buildings

  • Moroccan Decorated Building with Ornate Carved Wooden Doors
  • Beldi Tour Guide Walking through Tamegroute Village, Draa River Valley, Southern Morocco

Price Per Person:

2-4 People: £1699.00

5 or 6 People: £1399.00

Please enquire for costs if you are travelling solo or in a larger group or would like to reduce or extend your trip.

Tour itineraries are flexible and put together to suit your needs.  Let us know your requirements and we will create the perfect trip for you or your group.

  • Berber Hospitality Alfresco Dining For Four in Moroccan Desert
  • Entrance to Large Luxury Berber Desert Camp in Morocco and Large Sandboard
  • Luxury Berber Desert Camp Bedroom, deluxe double bed, pillows, bedside cabinet and mirror
  • Moroccan Berber Tribesman Smiling sat on Camel holding Video Camera

Frequently Asked Questions

What does Kasbah mean in Arabic?2023-05-25T22:32:39+00:00

The term “kasbah” originates from Arabic and signifies a “castle” or a symbol of strength and resilience. It can be employed to describe both physical structures and metaphorical qualities. For instance, one might metaphorically refer to someone’s mind as a kasbah, highlighting its ability to withstand challenges. Additionally, the term can be used to portray individuals who exhibit strength and resilience in the face of adversity. Ultimately, “kasbah” conveys a positive connotation, characterising those who possess mental or emotional fortitude.

What is a Morocco kasbah2023-05-25T22:33:49+00:00

Kasbahs are fortified villages located in the central and southern highlands of Morocco. These structures were constructed by the Berbers and Arabs during the seventh century for defensive purposes against tribal warriors. While some kasbahs still serve as fortresses, others have been transformed into exquisite hotels, providing a captivating experience of Moroccan heritage. Among the notable kasbahs, the Glaoua kasbah, erected by the influential Pasha of Marrakesh, Thami El Glaoui, stands as a renowned attraction, offering visitors a glimpse into traditional Moroccan life.

What is a kasbah style hotel?2024-02-29T22:30:36+00:00

Kasbah-style hotels are charming and romantic mud buildings commonly found in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. These fortress-like structures have served various purposes throughout history, including residences, military barracks, and now, unique accommodation. Offering breathtaking views of the countryside, these hotels provide an enchanting stay. Constructed with adobe bricks or sun-dried mud, kasbahs naturally stay cool in the desert climate. Their intricate patterns and designs further enhance their allure. For an extraordinary holiday, consider immersing yourself in the exceptional ambiance of a kasbah-style hotel during your visit to Morocco.

What is a kasbah made of?2023-05-25T22:36:02+00:00

The kasbah is a traditional Moroccan dwelling constructed with a blend of dirt and stone. Packed dirt walls ensure comfortable temperatures inside the kasbah throughout the year, while the stone roof offers protection from the elements. This combination creates a cooling effect in summer and warmth during winter. Typically built on elevated terrain, kasbahs provide captivating views of the surrounding landscape. As a distinctive architectural style, kasbahs have been utilized in Morocco for centuries.

What is a kasbah and where is it found?2023-05-25T22:37:20+00:00

A kasbah is a fortified citadel or Islamic city found in North Africa and the Middle East, built by Berbers and Arabs from the 7th century AD onward. In Morocco, kasbahs serve as central structures within fortified towns and strongholds. They were residences, centers of commerce, and sometimes solely used for defense. Kasbahs vary in size and appearance, inspiring artists with their graceful architecture. Some kasbahs have been converted into hotels or museums, while others remain well-preserved as national monuments and tourist attractions. The renowned Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, located in Morocco, has appeared in famous films like Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator.

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