The Road of a Thousand Kasbahs Tours
Explore the Road of Thousand Kasbahs Tour, Valleys oasis, and the huge sand dunes of Erg Chebbi Desert. Get to meet Berbers along the way and especially Nomads when we are in the Desert. Enjoy your luxury private tent under the stars. Overall, It is a Must-do Road of thousand Kasbah Tour.
The Road of Thousand Kasbah Tour Map
the road of a thousand kasbahs tour itinerary
DAY 1 : Starting the Road of a Thousand Kabahs Tour from : CASABLANCA or MARRAKECH
We’ll pick you up from your Marrakech or Casablanca airport and take you to your riad, a charming hotel in Medina. You have all day to relax and unwind, and a great place to start exploring is Jemaa elFnaa, the heart of Marrakech life. Your guide will take you to the main square to explore that unique outdoor Theatre or the Everday Festival as locals may call it. You will get to see the Snake & Monkey charmers, Music bands, Storytellers, boxing rings, Gambling games, and restaurant stalls… In case you arrive morning at Casablanca airport, optional visit Hassan 2 mosque before heading to Marrakech.
DAY 2: Marrakech Medina & New Town Guided Tour
Full-day sightseeing tour in Marrakech to explore the Medina, souks, monuments, and Gardens.
We will provide you with a guided tour of the `Pearl of the South` escorted by your driver and our professional local guide to see all its highlights: The main square of Djemaa El Fna, the constant flow of show biz celebrities owning properties here, its massive foreign residents’ community or its geographical location, Marrakech is smaller, yet much more famous than its counterpart Fes.
There is no other Moroccan city that boasts such a demographic diversity: Arabs, Europeans, and Berbers have always blended with the Touareg populations north of Sahara and the Black Africans, whose ancestors worked at the court of the Sultan in a city always known for being a passage point for caravans coming through its gates from the 4 corners of Africa.
The highlights include Bahia Palace, Koranic school Ben Yussef, Souks, Saadian Tombs, the legendary Hotel Mamounia, or the Majorelle Gardens (once the property of a certain Yves Saint Laurent).
Day 3: Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Skoura
You leave Marrakech at 9 am to begin the journey to The Road of a Thousand Kasbahs in order to explore the Moroccan desert to the south.
You’ll start by crossing the Atlas Mountains over the Tizi n’Tichka Pass, a road-building masterpiece that peaks at 2260 meters above sea level. Before it was built by the French in 1936, the only other way to cross the High Atlas was by road, then by camel train, and the zigzag layout of the road suggested it would be arduous.
Lunch on the way and a chance to visit World Heritage Ait Ben Haddou, a splendid village of red mud and straw that has served as the setting for many Hollywood movies and the final scenes of the series The third film of the television blockbuster Game of Thrones. You may also want to explore Ouarzazate, home of the Kasbah Taourirt, once owned by the powerful Glaoui family, who built their fortune using fees collected from camel caravans passing between Marrakech and Timbuktu.
Day 4: Tinjedad - Sahara Desert
You continue on to the beautiful Dades Valley, where you can enjoy the area’s impressive rock formations and Berber villages before continuing through Tinjedad, home to a local museum of Berber culture worth a break. lunch. Then, head to Merzouga, where the gold dunes begin.
Later we meet our Camels for a 1hour trek or 20 min on a 4×4 into the Dunes to reach the Luxury desert camp at Erg Chebbi. Camel for everyone and additional Camels are provided to carry your luggage. The Camel trekking is usually prior to the sunset, allowing you to enjoy the sun setting over the landscape from the top of the Dunes.
Once we arrive at the Luxury Desert camp, we are greeted with a cup of delicious hot mint tea and we spend the evening under the stars, on the dunes, also beside the warmth of the campfire built by the local Touareg, especially for you. Get to enjoy locally cooked meals (special diets are catered for), a drum party, and story swapping.
Overnight in private Double or triple Luxury tent with toilet and shower in.
DAY 5: 4X4 TOUR AROUND THE DUNES
Lunch at Nomad family place, Local Berber Pizza (Madfouna) will be served. Getting back to the hotel around 2 pm. Free time to use the pool or enjoy the magnificent views and atmosphere.
Day 6: Alnif - Draa Valley - Agdz
Today, you will return by another route through Alnif to Agdz, to admire the Draa Valley. Agdz means “place of rest” and is located on the old caravan route connecting Marrakech with Timbuktu.
Day 7: Return to Marrakesh
You get a back view of the Tizi N Tichka Pass and the High Atlas Mountains today as you head back to Marrakech. You will have the evening to explore the markets, smells and sights of Marrakech. Tonight is a good night to enjoy a special dinner before you hit the road tomorrow.You get a back view of the Tizi N Tichka Pass and the High Atlas Mountains today as you head back to Marrakech. You will have the evening to explore the markets, smells and sights of Marrakech. Tonight is a good night to enjoy a special dinner before you hit the road tomorrow.
Day 8: Depart from Marrakesh (or Casablanca)
We say goodbye to each other after this amazing adventure, the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs Tour can vary from 7 to 12 days.
3 hours journey from Marrakech to Mohamed V Casablanca airport, or 30 min from the Medina to Marrakech airport.
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The first destination on our Road of Thousand Kasbahs Tour :
Casablanca ( Anfa) :
Anfa was a stronghold of pirates in the fifteenth century. It was destroyed by the Portuguese in 1468, who built a city on the same site in 1515, and named it Casabranca (White House), and the modern name is “Casablanca” in Spanish: Casablanca. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the city was neglected, and in 1755 it was exposed to a severe earthquake, which destroyed most of its buildings. Sultan Sidi Muhammad bin Abdullah reconstructed it in 1770 and opened the door to foreign trade. In the nineteenth century, the European colonizers were interested in it from many aspects, and its commercial importance increased more than that of Tangiers.
The Second destination on our Road of Thousand Kasbahs Tour :
Marrakech Red City :
Marrakesh or the Red City is one of the cities in Morocco, which is classified as the third-largest city in Morocco in terms of population density, and the fourth largest city in terms of area. The city is full of shops that attract tourists and is also famous for its beautiful gardens, large mosques, and historical buildings with an ancient Andalusian character.
- Koutoubia Mosque: It is one of the largest mosques in Marrakesh, located in the southwest of the city. Red bricks were used in the construction of this mosque, and the length of the mosque with the minaret is eighty meters and sixty meters in width.
- Ben Youssef Mosque: This mosque is famous for the green stones from which the minaret was built, and it is the oldest mosque in the city. This mosque was built in the twelfth century by the order of Sultan Ali bin Yusuf. It was previously one of the largest mosques in Morocco but is now half the size after being destroyed.
- Marrakesh Museum: This museum is located in the heart of the city in a palace, which has a beautiful Andalusian character full of decorations, built by Mehdi Minbehvi in the nineteenth century, and restored by the Omar Ben Jillon Foundation and turned into a museum, and it now contains the ancient and contemporary monuments of the city. * Dar Si Sid Museum: Also known as the Museum of Moroccan Arts, it is one of the most important museums that contain ancient jewelry, hand-made carpets, pottery products, and leather works known in the city. The Museum of Islamic Arts: It is a large blue building, located in the middle of the Majorelle Gardens, and contains small exhibitions containing various Islamic arts, including jewelry, decorative dishes, and ancient doors.
- Handicrafts: The city of Marrakesh is famous for its handicrafts, from the simplest hand-woven fabric and ceramic decoration.
- The city is surrounded by orange, lemon, and olive trees, which are one of the most important components of Moroccan cuisine, in addition to Ras El Hanout spices, which are seven types of spices mixed together to add distinctive flavors to food. The city is famous for its different types of tagines with different vegetables and meat. Moroccan tea is one of the most important drinks offered to Moroccan families, and it is very popular with tourists.
The 3rd destination on our Road of Thousand Kasbahs Tour :
Kasbah of Telouet :
It sums up the original Moroccan heritage, between the High Atlas Mountains, exuding the fragrant history and the comfort of passing time, a Kasbah Fortress along the former route of commercial caravans ‘The Road of a Thousand Kasbahs’, coming from the desert and heading towards Marrakesh, across the High Atlas.
The Kasbah was built in a high place, overlooking the neighboring lands, which gave it an aesthetic that stands out clearly through the elegance and splendor of its engineering, which made it a source of pride for Morocco. It was classified within the framework of the human cultural heritage, which testifies to its high quality.
The Kasbah of Telouet is a model of an entire miniature city. The ancient traditions of Moroccan urbanism were taken into account in its construction. It consists of paths of varying lengths, arched entrances decorated with silk and mosaics, and its rooms are decorated with carved zellij.
The most beautiful and splendid thing that the Moroccan inscription includes, it combines the Andalusian aesthetic sense and the Amazigh taste. As this work is considered one of the best work of art produced by more than 300 local craftsmen and creators from all over Morocco for five continuous years.