Merzouga to Dades 278kms

After a pleasant breakfast and maybe a quick dip in the pool, we leave on the southern route passing through the desert town of Rissani.

imperial citiesCut northwards on a small road through the Jebel Mountain range and on to Tineghir where we take a 14km detour to go and visit Todra Gorge with it’s 400m high cliff walls.

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Lunch stop in a small local cafe at the entrance to the gorge.

Once we arrive at Dades town we turn north and start the drive up into the High Atlas and the famous Dades Gorge. A short drive and we reach our night’s accommodation in a small kasbah which is hidden along a track road. imperial cities

A conversion from an old castle the owner has managed to recreate a beautiful, quiet hotel amongst the trees, with some wonderful, really unique old style decor inside.

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There is a lovely pool on the lower terraces. Wander through the building before your evening meal and then relax.

Tour Dates

If you are interested in a place on a full tour contact SU to be put on her waiting list & be advised if a place comes free.