The Road of a Thousand Kasbahs Tour 2023
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 Chegaga, 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.
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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 Chegaga
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 Chegaga. 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 Chegaga – 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.
Price Per Person:
2-4 People: £1699.00
5 or 6 People: £1399.00
Frequently Asked Questions
Kasbah is an Arabic word that means “castle” and it can be used to refer to a physical structure or a metaphor for something strong and sturdy. For example, you might say that someone’s mind is a kasbah, meaning that it is resistant to attack. The word kasbah can also be used to describe a person who is strong and resistant to adversity. In this way, the word kasbah is a positive term that can be used to describe someone who is mentally or emotionally strong.
Kasbahs are fortified tribal villages found in the highlands of central and southern Morocco. The best-known kasbahs were built by the Berbers and the Arabs, who arrived in Morocco during the seventh century.
Kasbahs were originally erected as a means of protection against marauding bands of tribal warriors. Many still retain their original function as fortresses, although others have been converted into elegant hotels that offer a unique insight into traditional Moroccan life.
The most famous kasbah in Morocco is the Glaoua kasbah, which was built by Thami El Glaoui, the powerful Pasha of Marrakesh. The Glaoua kasbah is now a popular tourist destination and offers visitors a glimpse into traditional Moroccan life.
A kasbah-style hotel is a romantic mud building home typically found in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Kasbahs are fortress-like buildings that have been used as homes, hotels, and military barracks over the centuries. Today, they offer an enchanting and unique accommodations experience, with many providing stunning views of the surrounding countryside. Kasbahs are constructed from adobe bricks or sun-dried mud, which helps to keep them cool in the hot desert climate. The buildings are often decorated with intricate patterns and designs, adding to their charm. If you’re looking for a truly one-of-a-kind vacation experience, consider staying in a kasbah-style hotel next time you travel to Morocco.
The kasbah is a traditional Moroccan home that is made of two things: dirt and stone. The walls of the kasbah are made of packed dirt, which helps to keep the temperature inside the kasbah comfortable in both the summer and winter months. The roof of the kasbah is made of stone, which helps to protect against the elements. This combination of materials helps to keep the kasbah cool in the summer and warm in the winter. In addition, the kasbah is typically built on high ground, which provides views of the surrounding area. The kasbah is a unique type of home that has been used for centuries in Morocco.
A kasbah is a medina, an Islamic city, or fortress, found in North Africa and the Middle East. Kasbahs were built by both the Berbers and Arabs starting in the 7th century AD and were often the citadel of a ruler or nobleman. In Morocco, a kasbah is the principal structure within a fortified town or other stronghold. Many kasbahs served as the residences of their owners and as locations for business transactions. Some were used for defense purposes only and had no domestic quarters. A few were purely ceremonial, sometimes being used as places of public assembly or storage for treasure. Kasbahs vary greatly in size and appearance; most are beautiful and artists have been inspired by their graceful architecture. In recent years, some kasbahs have been turned into hotels or museums, while others have been well-preserved as national monuments and tourist attractions.
One of the most famous kasbahs is the Ksar of Ait-Ben-Haddou, located in Morocco. This kasbah has been used as a setting for many movies, including Lawrence of Arabia and Gladiator.