Tour Overview

Rose Valley is the tourist nickname of the Dades valley in the southern Morocco, at the foot of the High Atlas between El Kelaa M’Gouna and Boulmane Dades. His entry to Imassine is marked by the presence of a big chaos of rounded boulders; some seem posed balanced on the floor. This is a long series of small villages and traditional mud houses, whose wealth is hidden in invisible gardens of the road. Its economy is mainly based on agriculture (grain, barley, corn, potato). It owes its name to the presence of roses hedges used to keep goats cultivated fields. Roses are traditionally used for the production of rose water. Roses, whose smell spreads throughout the month of May, a few days before harvest, give a special tone to this valley. Damascus rose, Rosa Damascena, resistant to cold and drought, was introduced by pilgrims returning from Mecca to the X century. It is grown for local consumption in the form of rose water, as for export and the perfume industry, in the form of gasoline and real roses. Annually three to four thousand tons of roses are harvested during a week that ends with the very tourist moussem (festival) of  Roses. The rose water is produced on site, but cosmetics and soaps are now made in factories in Marrakech or Casablanca. The distillation is carried out in two factories in the region, that of Kelaâ, located in an old Kasbah. Roses are also exported to the perfume industry. Finally, families traditionally producers use, for perfume, cooking, and body treatments. This 6 day trek from Marrakech offer you a chance to discover a part of the southern Morocco, walk along its valleys, villages, kasbah’s and meet with the Local Berber people of Ait Ata tribe etc.

Tour Details

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Marrakech - Tichka pass 2260m - Ouarzazate - Dades Valley

Departure at 8 am, the Directorate Tichka pass (2260 m); the highest road pass in Morocco, magnificent panoramic view, after the pass the landscape will be semi-desert of the great southern Moroccan slope. Lunch in Ouarzazate and continuation to Kelaa M’Gouna before arrival at the Dades Valley with its beautiful kasbah. Home stay overnight, 7 hours drive.

Day 1
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Dades Valley - The Valley of Roses Agurzegua

Starting our hiking the Dades Valley by crossing several terraced crops then we leave this beautiful valley for a barren landscape for 3 hours, finally we discover the beautiful green valley of M’Goun. Lunch at the edge of the valley to the village Ighrm Aqdim and again 1H30 walking to the village of Aguerzaka, not to provide tennis since we will have to cross the river several times. Duration: 5:30 walk, Elevation: 500m ascent and descent of 400m. Night in tents.

Day 2
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Agurzegua - Valley of Almdoune

We leave this valley; very green with beautiful kasbah and gorges, to go up 300 meters to the pass that leads us through a forest of juniper to the Ameskar Valley. Again a beautiful valley of Almdoune, with a hundred houses shaped adobe kasbahs. Lunch in the valléeTemtda, and then continue on a good and great trail to the village Alemdoune 1700m. Duration: 5 hours walking Elevation: 400m ascent and 300m of descent. Night in tents.

Day 3
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Almdoune / el Quati – oleander valley - Boutghrar

We slowly descend to the oleander valley (plan to cross the gorge with sandals). Small grooves, but very exotic with its oleanders for Elhout reached the valley with its beautiful kasbah. A large village with many beautiful houses, lunch at the river near the village Aznag . After 1H walk we reach the village of Boutarhrar The duration: 5H walk Elevation: 500m descent. Night in tents. ​

Day 4
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Boutaghrar - Tourbiste - Hdida

A beautiful walk in the heart of the rose valley with its Kasbah, which are becoming more numerous. The rose fields are emerging around cereal crops (barley, corn, potato ….). These rose gardens are used for the manufacture of pink products. Going down the Tourbist valley and then to Hdida village. Night in the village.

Day 5
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Hdida - Ouarzazate - Kasbah of Ait Ben Haddou – Marrakech

Transfer by car, steering Ouarazazat and visit the Kasbah of AIT Ben Haddou; famous by the many films that has been filmed there. This 11th century Kasbah was declared World Heritage listed by UNESCO. Arrival in Marrakech. night in hotel with breakfast. 6:30 drive.

Day 6

Important Information


  • English speaking guide and cook
  • Muleteers and mules for luggage
  • All the meals during the  trek + mineral water, coffee and tea
  • Comfortable accommodation
  • Excursion with local guide
  • Transportation from and to Marrakech

Not included:

  • Travel insurance
  • Lunches
  • Soft drinks
  • Tips and personal expanses