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The Road of a Thousand Kasbah Tour

  • 8 to 15 Days
  • Pickup: Marrakech or Casablanca
  • Destination : Erg Chegaga Wild Desert

The Road of a Thousand Kasbah:

A Thrilling Expedition Across the Desert

Embark on an incredible journey through the Road of Thousand Kasbahs Tour, where you’ll discover the enchanting valleys oasis and the majestic sand dunes of the Erg Chebbi Desert. the unforgettable 8-day Moroccan adventure, from Marrakech to the Sahara. This journey takes you through the bustling city of Marrakech, where you will experience vibrant markets, delicious cuisine, and stunning architecture. From there, you will travel through the Atlas Mountains, where you will witness breathtaking views and traditional Berber villages.

Along the way, you’ll have the opportunity to meet the warm-hearted Berber people and, particularly, the fascinating Nomads when we venture into the desert. Indulge in the ultimate luxury of staying in a private tent beneath the sparkling stars. All in all, the Road of Thousand Kasbahs Tour is an absolute must for any traveler.

Departure & Return Location

Casablanca – Casablanca.

Departure Time

8 am

Price Includes

  • Air-conditioned & Comfortable vehicle 4x4/ van
  • Tour Guide
  • Accommodation : Different from Riads, Kasbahs, Lodges and Luxury Desert Camps.
  • Monuments entrance fess
  • Camel trekking in the Desert
  • Dinners & Breakfasts

Price Excludes

  • Tipping
  • Any Private Expenses
What to pack for

the Road of a Thousand Kasbah Tour

When packing for the Road of a Thousand Kasbah Tour, it’s important to pack light and to bring only the essentials. Visitors should bring comfortable, lightweight clothing that will protect them from the sun and the sand, as well as sturdy, closed-toe shoes or boots. Other important items to bring include a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, a first aid kit, and a camera to capture the stunning scenery. Visitors should also bring any personal items they may need, such as medication or toiletries.

What to Expect

Embark on an extraordinary journey through the captivating Road of a Thousand Kasbahs Tour. This immersive adventure takes you deep into the heart of Morocco, where ancient fortresses, breathtaking landscapes, and vibrant cultural encounters await.

The tour is led by experienced guides who are familiar with the area and the culture, and who will ensure that you have a safe and enjoyable experience. They will provide you with all the necessary equipment and supplies, including tents, sleeping bags, food, and water. They will also share their knowledge about the desert, the plants and animals that live there, and the history and culture of the Berber people.

  • Diverse LandscapesPrepare to be mesmerized by the ever-changing landscapes of Morocco. From the bustling cities to the serene valleys, lush oases, and vast desert dunes, this tour offers a rich tapestry of natural beauty.
  • Enchanting KasbahsExplore ancient fortified cities, known as Kasbahs, which are a highlight of this tour. Discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ait Ben Haddou, featured in popular films and TV series, and marvel at the intricate architecture and fascinating history.
  • Nomadic EncountersGet a glimpse into the nomadic way of life as you interact with Berber communities and local Nomads. Learn about their traditions, customs, and hospitality, gaining a deeper appreciation for the rich cultural heritage of Morocco.
  • Sahara Desert ExperienceVenture into the mesmerizing Erg Chebbi Desert and witness the golden sand dunes that stretch as far as the eye can see. Take a camel trek or a 4x4 ride to the heart of the desert, where you'll spend an unforgettable night in a luxury desert camp under the starlit sky.
  • Scenic DrivesJourney through breathtaking landscapes, including the stunning Draa Valley with its palm groves and picturesque villages. Marvel at the majestic Atlas Mountains and cross the impressive Tizi n'Tichka Pass, offering panoramic views of the surrounding peaks.
  • Cultural ImmersionImmerse yourself in Moroccan culture as you explore vibrant souks, taste traditional cuisine, and experience local music and entertainment. From the lively atmosphere of Jemaa el-Fnaa in Marrakech to the Gnaoua music in Khamlia, every moment is filled with cultural richness.
  • Historical LandmarksVisit historical sites such as the Bahia Palace, Koranic school Ben Yussef, and the Kasbah Taourirt. Gain insights into Morocco's rich history and architecture, marveling at the intricate details and fascinating stories behind these iconic landmarks.
  • Personalized ServiceEnjoy the convenience of knowledgeable guides who will provide valuable insights, ensuring a smooth and enriching travel experience. Your comfort and satisfaction are of utmost importance throughout the tour.
  • The Road of a Thousand Kasbahs TourThe Road of a Thousand Kasbahs Tour promises an unforgettable journey filled with natural wonders, cultural immersion, and captivating experiences. Get ready to create lifelong memories as you explore the hidden gems of Morocco's diverse landscapes and uncover the secrets of its ancient traditions.

Day 1 Embarking on the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs Tour from Casablanca or Marrakech

We will greet you at either the Marrakech or Casablanca airport and accompany you to your riad, a delightful hotel located in the bustling Medina. Take the entire day to relax and unwind, and a fantastic starting point for exploration is Jemaa el-Fnaa, the vibrant heart of Marrakech. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you to the main square, where you can immerse yourself in the unique outdoor spectacle known as the Everyday Festival. Witness the mesmerizing Snake and Monkey charmers, enjoy live music performances, listen to captivating storytellers, observe boxing matches, try your luck at gambling games, and savor the delectable offerings from the various restaurant stalls. If you arrive in the morning at Casablanca airport, you also have the option of visiting the splendid Hassan II Mosque before continuing on to Marrakech.

Day 2Guided Tour of Marrakech Medina & New Town

On the second day, immerse yourself in the captivating sights of Marrakech as we embark on a full-day guided tour of the Medina, its vibrant souks, monumental landmarks, and beautiful gardens.

Accompanied by your driver and our knowledgeable local guide, you will have the opportunity to explore the renowned “Pearl of the South” and discover its remarkable highlights. Marvel at the bustling main square of Djemaa El Fna, known for its constant presence of showbiz celebrities, as well as its significant foreign residents’ community and strategic geographical location. Despite its smaller size, Marrakech has achieved greater fame than its counterpart, Fes.

One of the striking aspects of Marrakech is its remarkable demographic diversity, with Arabs, Europeans, Berbers, and the Touareg populations from the north of the Sahara blending together. Additionally, the city has a historical connection with Black Africans, whose ancestors served at the court of the Sultan. Throughout its history, Marrakech has served as a vital gateway for caravans arriving from various corners of Africa.

During the tour, you will visit notable attractions such as the magnificent Bahia Palace, the historic Ben Yussef Koranic school, the bustling Souks offering a vibrant shopping experience, the intriguing Saadian Tombs, the legendary Hotel Mamounia, and the enchanting Majorelle Gardens, formerly owned by the renowned fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent.

Prepare to be enchanted as Marrakech reveals its rich heritage, diverse cultural tapestry, and architectural wonders throughout this immersive guided tour.

Day 3Ait Ben Haddou - Ouarzazate - Skoura

The third day of your journey takes you from Marrakech towards the captivating Road of a Thousand Kasbahs, leading you to the mesmerizing Moroccan desert in the southern region.

Setting off at 9 am, you’ll embark on an adventure that begins with crossing the majestic Atlas Mountains through the remarkable Tizi n’Tichka Pass. This road considered a masterpiece of engineering, reaches an impressive altitude of 2260 meters above sea level. Prior to its construction by the French in 1936, the only other means of traversing the High Atlas was via camel train, making the zigzag path of the road appear quite daunting.

During the journey, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a delightful lunch and make a stop at the renowned Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This splendid village, characterized by its red mud and straw architecture, has served as the backdrop for numerous Hollywood movies and is famously recognized as the setting for the climactic scenes in the popular television series Game of Thrones. Additionally, you may choose to explore Ouarzazate, a city known for its association with the film industry. Here, you can visit the remarkable Kasbah Taourirt, once owned by the influential Glaoui family, who amassed their wealth through fees collected from camel caravans that traveled between Marrakech and Timbuktu.

Immerse yourself in the rich history and captivating landscapes as you continue your journey through the enchanting Road of a Thousand Kasbahs, eventually reaching the scenic Skoura region.

Day 4Tinjedad - Sahara Desert


Continuing your journey, you’ll venture into the captivating Dades Valley, known for its breathtaking rock formations and charming Berber villages. Take your time to soak in the beauty of the surroundings before proceeding through Tinjedad, where you can take a break and explore the local museum showcasing Berber culture. Enjoy a leisurely lunch in this charming town. Afterward, we head towards Merzouga, where the magnificent golden dunes of the Sahara Desert await.

Upon reaching Merzouga, we will meet our camels for a memorable 1-hour trek (or a 20-minute 4×4 ride, if preferred) into the mesmerizing dunes of Erg Chebbi. The camels are available for everyone, and additional camels will be provided to carry your luggage. The camel trek is typically scheduled before sunset, allowing you to witness the stunning beauty of the sun descending over the landscape from atop the dunes.

Arriving at the luxurious desert camp in Erg Chebbi, you will be greeted with a refreshing cup of hot mint tea. As evening sets in, you’ll have the extraordinary opportunity to spend the night under the stars, surrounded by serene dunes. Warm yourself by the campfire thoughtfully prepared by the local Touareg, exclusively for you. Indulge in delicious locally cooked meals, including options for special dietary needs, and immerse yourself in a festive atmosphere with drumming and storytelling.

Retire for the night in your private double or triple luxury tent, equipped with convenient amenities such as a toilet and shower, ensuring your utmost comfort in this enchanting desert setting.

Day 54x4 Tour Around the Dunes

On this day, prepare for an exciting exploration of the magnificent sand dunes. We begin with a morning visit to the Slaves’ village of Khamlia, where you’ll have the opportunity to witness a captivating performance of local Gnaoua music. As we immerse ourselves in the vibrant atmosphere, refreshing mint tea will be served for everyone to enjoy.

Continuing our journey, we’ll make a stop near Mephis village to visit the Kohl mine, providing an insightful glimpse into the local industry.

For lunch, we’ll have the pleasure of dining at a Nomad family’s home, where you’ll savor the flavors of a traditional Berber Pizza known as Madfouna. It’s a delightful culinary experience that offers a taste of the local culture.

Returning to the hotel around 2 pm, you’ll have some free time to relax and unwind. Take a refreshing dip in the pool or simply bask in the magnificent views and the unique atmosphere that surrounds you.

As the day comes to a close, spend the night in a Kasbah hotel that faces the stunning sand dunes, allowing you to marvel at their beauty right from your accommodation.

Day 6Alnif - Draa Valley - Agdz

On this day, we will take a different route back, passing through Alnif and heading towards Agdz, offering you the opportunity to explore the scenic Draa Valley. Agdz, known as the “place of rest,” is situated along the historic caravan route that once connected Marrakech with Timbuktu.

As we travel through Alnif and venture into the captivating Draa Valley, you’ll be mesmerized by the beauty of the surrounding landscapes. The Draa Valley is renowned for its lush palm groves, picturesque villages, and the flowing Draa River, creating a serene and picturesque setting.

Our journey will lead us to Agdz, where you can experience the charm and tranquility of this historic town. The town’s location along the ancient caravan route adds to its cultural significance and offers a glimpse into Morocco’s rich history and trade connections.

Take the time to explore Agdz, immerse yourself in its local traditions, and enjoy the peaceful atmosphere that pervades the town. It’s a perfect opportunity to relax and reflect on the remarkable journey you’ve undertaken through the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs.

As the day comes to an end, find comfort in your accommodation in Agdz, allowing you to unwind and savor the memories of the enchanting Draa Valley and its surrounding beauty.

Day 7Return to Marrakech

 On the final day of our journey, we bid farewell to the mesmerizing landscapes and begin our return to Marrakech. As we make our way back, you’ll have the opportunity to admire the back view of the Tizi N Tichka Pass and the majestic High Atlas Mountains. The scenic drive will provide a last glimpse of the natural beauty that has surrounded us throughout the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs Tour.

Day 8Departure from Marrakech (or Casablanca)

As our incredible adventure on the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs Tour comes to an end, it’s time to bid farewell to one another. The duration of this tour can vary from 7 to 12 days, depending on the chosen itinerary.

For those departing from Marrakech, the journey to Mohamed V Casablanca airport will take approximately 3 hours by road. Alternatively, if you are flying out of Marrakech airport, it is just a short 30-minute drive from Medina.

We sincerely hope that you have had a remarkable experience during your Road of a Thousand Kasbahs Tour with us. The diverse landscapes, cultural encounters, and memorable moments along the way are sure to have left a lasting impression.

Safe travels as you continue your journey, and we thank you for choosing us as your travel companions on this extraordinary adventure.



How long is the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs Tour?

The duration of the tour can vary from 8 to 12 days, depending on the specific itinerary chosen.

What is the best time of year to take this tour?

The best time to embark on the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs Tour is during the spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November) when the weather is pleasant and temperatures are moderate. However, the tour can be enjoyed throughout the year, keeping in mind that summer months (June to August) can be hot in the desert regions.

What type of accommodation is provided during the tour?

The tour offers a range of accommodations, including charming riads (traditional Moroccan houses) in the cities, luxury desert camps in the Sahara, and comfortable hotels along the route. Accommodation options can be tailored to suit individual preferences and budgets.

Do I need to have prior experience in camel riding?

No prior experience is required for camel riding during the tour. Experienced guides will assist you, ensuring a safe and enjoyable experience. If preferred, there is also the option of a 4×4 ride to explore the dunes.

Are meals included in the tour?

Yes, most meals are included in the tour, offering a chance to savor traditional Moroccan cuisine. Special dietary requirements can be accommodated with prior notice.

Are the guides knowledgeable about the local culture and history?

Yes, the tour guides are experienced and knowledgeable about the local culture, history, and traditions. They will provide valuable insights and enriching information throughout the journey.

Are there opportunities for shopping during the tour?

Yes, there are ample opportunities for shopping, particularly in the vibrant souks and markets of Marrakech. You can find a wide range of traditional crafts, textiles, spices, and souvenirs to take home.

Are there any age restrictions for the tour?

The tour is suitable for individuals of various age groups; however, certain activities may have age restrictions or require a certain level of physical fitness. It is advisable to check with the tour operator for specific details.

Is the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs Tour suitable for solo travelers?

Yes, the tour is suitable for solo travelers. It provides a great opportunity to meet fellow travelers and experience the beauty of Morocco’s landscapes and culture in a guided and organized setting.

Can the tour be customized?

Yes, the tour can be customized to accommodate specific preferences or add additional destinations or activities. Please inform the tour provider in advance to discuss any customization requests.

Tips for planning your:

Road of a Thousand Kasbah Tour

  • Research and Choose the Right Itinerary: Take the time to research different itineraries available for the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs Tour. Consider your preferences, interests, and available time to select the itinerary that best suits your needs.

  • Plan Sufficient Time: Depending on the chosen itinerary, plan for enough time to fully immerse yourself in the experience. The tour can range from 7 to 12 days, so allocate ample time to explore the destinations and enjoy the activities along the way.

  • Consider the Season: Be mindful of the season you plan to embark on the tour. Spring and autumn generally offer more pleasant weather, but you can also consider the advantages and challenges of visiting during different times of the year. Take into account temperature, crowds, and the availability of certain activities.

  • Pack Accordingly: Pack essentials such as comfortable walking shoes, lightweight and breathable clothing, a hat, sunscreen, and sunglasses. Additionally, carry layers as temperatures can vary between the cities and the desert. Don’t forget to bring a camera to capture the stunning landscapes and memorable moments.

  • Stay Hydrated: As you’ll be traveling through diverse landscapes, it’s important to stay hydrated. Carry a refillable water bottle and drink plenty of fluids, especially in desert regions.

  • Inform the Tour Operator of Special Requirements: If you have any specific dietary requirements, medical conditions, or mobility needs, inform the tour operator in advance. This will ensure that necessary arrangements can be made to accommodate your needs during the tour.

  • Learn Basic Arabic Phrases: While not essential, learning a few basic Arabic phrases can enhance your experience and interactions with the locals. Phrases such as greetings, thank you, and basic numbers can go a long way in establishing connections and showing respect.

  • Be Respectful of Local Customs: Familiarize yourself with the local customs and traditions of Morocco. Respect dress codes, cultural norms, and religious practices when visiting mosques or sacred sites.

  • Travel Insurance and Documentation: Ensure you have travel insurance that covers medical emergencies and trip cancellations. Additionally, carry necessary identification documents such as your passport and any required visas.

  • Embrace the Experience: Finally, embrace the journey and immerse yourself in the unique culture and landscapes of Morocco. Be open to new experiences, try local cuisine, engage with the locals, and create lifelong memories along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs.
Safety Precautions and cultural considerations

for Travelers

  • Follow the guidance of your tour guide: Listen to and follow the instructions of your tour guide throughout the trip. They have experience and knowledge of the desert environment and will prioritize your safety.

  • Stay hydrated: Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated, especially in the desert heat. Carry a reusable water bottle and drink regularly to avoid dehydration. Your tour operator should provide water, but it’s always good to have extra supplies.

  • Protect yourself from the sun: The desert sun can be intense. Wear a hat, sunglasses, and sunscreen with a high SPF to protect yourself from sunburn and heatstroke. Seek shade whenever possible, especially during the hottest hours of the day.

  • Dress appropriately: Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing that covers your skin to protect against the sun and sand. Opt for breathable fabrics that allow air circulation. Consider wearing a scarf or shawl to protect your face and neck from the wind and sand.

  • Be cautious on sand dunes: While exploring the sand dunes, be careful when walking or climbing on them. The surface can be uneven, and it’s easy to lose your footing. Take slow and steady steps to maintain balance and avoid injuries.

  • Be aware of wildlife and insects: The desert is home to various wildlife and insects. While most are harmless, it’s essential to be cautious and avoid disturbing them. Be mindful of scorpions and snakes, and follow your guide’s advice on how to avoid encounters.

  • Respect local customs and culture: Familiarize yourself with the local customs and traditions of the desert communities you encounter. Show respect for their way of life, dress modestly, and ask for permission before taking photographs of individuals.

  • Travel insurance: Purchase travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, trip cancellations, and personal belongings. It is always advisable to have adequate insurance coverage for any unforeseen circumstances.

Remember, safety is a priority during your tour. By following these precautions and heeding the advice of your tour guide, you can have a safe and enjoyable experience exploring the beauty of Erg Chigaga and the surrounding desert areas.

along the way

Local cuisine and dining options

Along the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs Tour, you’ll have the opportunity to indulge in a rich variety of local cuisine and dining options. Here are some highlights:

  1. Traditional Moroccan Cuisine: Throughout the tour, you’ll encounter the flavors of traditional Moroccan cuisine. From fragrant tagines to flavorful couscous dishes, expect a delightful blend of spices, herbs, and tenderly cooked meats or vegetables. Don’t miss the chance to savor dishes like lamb tagine with prunes, chicken couscous, or vegetable pastilla.

  2. Street Food and Markets: Explore the vibrant souks and markets, particularly in Marrakech, where you can find an array of street food options. Enjoy freshly squeezed orange juice, piping hot Moroccan pancakes known as msemen or meloui, savory grilled meat skewers, and aromatic Moroccan mint tea.

  3. Local Specialty Dishes: As you travel through different regions, be sure to try local specialty dishes. In the Draa Valley, sample the delectable dates and honey produced in the palm groves. In Khamlia, taste traditional Berber pizza called Madfouna, a mouthwatering savory pie stuffed with a variety of ingredients.

  4. Nomadic Dining Experience: During your journey into the Sahara Desert, you’ll have the chance to enjoy dining experiences with nomadic families. Indulge in meals prepared by the locals, such as traditional lamb or chicken cooked in a tajine, or taste the unique flavors of bread baked in traditional sand ovens.

  5. Riads and Kasbahs: Stay in charming riads and kasbahs along the way, where you can enjoy traditional Moroccan dishes in a unique and intimate setting. These accommodations often offer authentic dining experiences with locally sourced ingredients and recipes that reflect the flavors of the region.

  6. Special Dietary Requirements: If you have specific dietary requirements or restrictions, inform your tour operator in advance. Many dining establishments and accommodations are accustomed to catering to various dietary needs and can provide alternatives or modifications to accommodate your preferences.

As you venture through the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs, delight in the diverse flavors and culinary experiences that Morocco has to offer. From the vibrant markets to the intimate dining settings, immerse yourself in the local cuisine and savor the tastes that make this journey a truly unforgettable gastronomic experience.

Embarking on the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs:

A Journey of Enchantment

The Road of a Thousand Kasbahs Tour offers a captivating journey through the enchanting landscapes and rich cultural tapestry of Morocco. From the bustling cities to the serene valleys, and from the majestic desert dunes to the ancient Kasbahs, this tour is a gateway to a world of wonder.

As you traverse the winding roads and explore the hidden gems along the way, the tour unveils the diverse beauty of Morocco. Immerse yourself in the vibrant souks of Marrakech, where the aromas of spices and the colorful displays of traditional crafts ignite your senses. Visit the awe-inspiring Kasbahs, standing proud as reminders of the region’s fascinating history and architectural prowess.

The tour introduces you to the warm hospitality of the Berber people and offers glimpses into their daily lives, from the nomadic communities to the thriving oases. It is an opportunity to connect with the cultural fabric of Morocco, where storytelling, music, and traditional customs come alive.

Indulge in the flavors of Moroccan cuisine, from aromatic tagines to delicately sweet pastries. Taste the authenticity of each dish, whether enjoyed in a bustling market or in the tranquil setting of a riad.

Throughout the tour, the ever-changing landscapes leave you in awe. Traverse the Atlas Mountains, marvel at the golden dunes of the Sahara Desert, and witness the picturesque beauty of the Draa Valley. Each vista is a painting that comes to life, offering moments of serenity and grandeur.

The Road of a Thousand Kasbahs Tour is an invitation to discover the magic of Morocco, a land of contrasts and cultural treasures. It is a journey that embraces the senses, sparks curiosity, and leaves an indelible mark on the hearts of those who embark on it.

As the tour comes to a close, the memories created and the connections forged remain cherished treasures. The Road of a Thousand Kasbahs Tour is an enchanting experience that immerses you in the rich heritage, breathtaking landscapes, and warm hospitality of Morocco. It is a journey that will forever resonate within, beckoning you to return and continue exploring the wonders that await along this extraordinary road.

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