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Thousand Kasbah, Mysterious Sahara & The Jewel of Oasis Tour, The Search Of Ancient Morocco

This tour tell the story of the journey of Wadi Draa which runs northwest to southeast for nearly 300 Km from the Anti-Atlas mountain to the edge of the Sahara Desert. Here at Draa Valley, the beginning of the story of the almost vanishing Berber’s Kingdom. According to UNESCO an oasis can be consider an image of “Garden of Eden”. This forming one of the largest and richest oasis belts in Sahara and ignite the Trans-Saharan great route trade during the medieval time which gave birth to Siljilmasa (757 AD) the Islamic grand center of trade. Our story will bring us to the opportunity to appreciate the entire formation of “Cultural Landscape” in this territory that forms villages, palm groves and ancients ksars, which is the end result of a composition of high aesthetical beauty and values.

This journey of yours will present a great opportunity for the appreciation of the earthen architecture and construction style of Pre-Saharan period with breath-taking view of Ksars and Kasbah, be it already restore or laying in ruin. These sample communities represent one part of Moroccan culture which has become vulnerable as a result of irreversible socio-economic and cultural change. Unesco World Heritage listed Kasbah Ait Haddou as an “eminent example of a ksar in Southern Morocco” and the beautifully restored early 17th century Taourirt Kasbah that is owned by the ruling family of Glaoui, a richly decorated with painted ceilings, craved plasterwork on the interior, while wrought iron windows and Berber designs adorned the exterior.

As we continue, we celebrate the “living heritage” of composition of practises that are result of slow, patient adaptation to the hostility of the environment and the scarcity of its resources which is a unique characteristic heritage and society rich in Berber’s culture through our carefully curated visit to villages, souk and traditional craftsmen dens.

This tour also bring us to visit fossil mountain and have a moment of contemplation of conditions of earth back to the Cretaceous Period. The latest report by palaeontologist Nizar Ibrahim from the University of Detroit Mercy, studying the “Kem Kem Bed” the long acknowledge fossil deposit site in Morocco, “there is over-abundance of large-bodies dinosaurian predators present and, it sure look like the most dangerous place to live, 150 million years ago”.

The name of Sahara Desert always conjure the mind to mysterious ambience, the curiosity of it emergence, the strength of habitat that grow it and the life of it people as projected by Orientalist tales of the past. But the truth is once it attracted the fierce Tuareg, the West African tribe, who pile the Sahara route and known as the “Blue People” of the desert because of their indigo-dye robe. In an interview by National Geographic, “No Taureg become a man without taking this journey once in their life.” Our tour is design to immerse the audience into the sphere of this mystifying beauty that has the history dated 7 million years ago. The program include the unforgettable sunrise camel ride into the horizon, a night to dream away in the Berber’s camp, surrounded by golden sand dunes of the Sahara and hypnotized by the repetitive sound of the drums and song of the nomad while dine in the traditional cuisine accompany by the sparkling stars in the sky.

The tour also introduce you to the admiration of Islamic design from building to everyday objects and, observed how Islam development into the Amazigh culture. Our program include visit to Sijilmasa, founded in 757 by the Kharjite the follower by Ali, Phophet Muhammad son-in-law, who escape prosecution by Abbasid caliphate of Baghdad, arrived to western Atlas mountains in 720. With the defeat of the “Berber’s Revolt” against the Kharijite, Siljilmasa started to prosper from the West African gold, salt and salves trade. It was destroy by the Ait Atta tribes in 1818. From here we trace the beginning of Islamic school, the Maliki teaching to the other religious movement like the Sufi Brotherhood with a visit to Zaouia Naciria at Tamegroute, which started in the 17th century by a scholar and teacher Sidi Mohammed Bin Nasir. Today the library housed many rare manuscript and references works in many discipline beside religion. One can find astronomy, mathematics, Sufism, literature, history and poetry too. The oldest manuscript is “Almouataa” by Imam Malik which he wrote in 1063.

Our adventure continue to excite us with up-closed visit to artisan of Morocco’s folk art and craft with the characteristic of handmade items, using traditional machines and tools, thus making each object unique and truly authentic. Moroccan Jews believe that they laid the foundation to the art and crafts in Morocco, way before the birth of Islam in the 8th century. Most famous is the silversmith jewellery, green pottery of Tamegroute, hand knotted carpet, embroidery on rich fabric, beading, lantern and lamps or simply fascinated at the laborious method of fossil polishing.

This tour provide you with the complete beauty of Moroccan landscape. From the soft fine sand of the Sahara Desert to tranquillity of Wadi Oasis together with magnificent stunner of Dades Boulme and Troda Gorge. Rich tapestry of history from Paleozoic period of massive marine life to medieval era right up the influence of Islamic golden ages in Baghdad and the gorgeous Amazigh tradition, promised unforgettable memories with load of insight into this wonderful Morocco experience.

Tour Highlights:

  1. Connecting with the great nature of the oasis of Wadi Draa with our stay inside the palm grove of lush garden of olives and date palms,
  2. Marvel at gorgeous southern Morocco design, architecture and construction of Ksars and Kasbahs,
  3. Be amazed by the work and design of nature with the grand gorge, layering of mountain and dunes of Sahara,
  4. Learn about the arrival of Islam, it influence and impact on ancient tribal communities,
  5. Be the witness of part of historical past of great trade route, thriving communities and great dynasties,
  6. Discover pre-historical findings of days without human in the fossil valley of Agdz,
  7. Discovery exotic complex traditional original craft and Moroccan art,
  8. Enchanted by the fairy tale of the Arabian night in the Sahara Desert Luxury Camp,
  9. Engage with energetic and vibrant villages life with visit to souk, support local agriculture producer and embrace one with dressing up in a Moroccan jellaba,
  10. Feast on delicious Moroccan cuisine of Tangine, smokey BBQ meat and bean soup.


    ✅ Daily Transportation on Modern Air-conditioned Vehicle

    ✅ 4 Nights Accommodation – Twin/Double Room Sharing

    ✅ Daily Hotel Breakfast

    ✅ Daily Hotel Dinner (Only 4 star)

    ✅ English Speaking Tour Guide

    ✅ Tour as stated in itinerary


    ❌ International Flight Ticket

    ❌ Lunch

    ❌ Entrance Ticket

    ❌ Gratuities to Driver & Tour Guide (€4/day/pax)

    ❌ Travel Insurance

    ❌ Visa if Applicable

    ❌ Pre & Post Accommodation

    ❌ Airport - Hotel Transfer Service

    ❌ Any Upgrade or Optional

Entrance Ticket
City Attactions Price Per Pax
Essaouira Skala Fortress € 1
Marrakech – Ouarzazate (194KM, 4 Hrs) - Skoura (45km, 45 Min)
We pick you up at your hotel in the morning after breakfast and the drive to Ouarzazate will take us across the High Atlas Mountains. The rugged beauty and soaring height is spectacular as we weaving through the mountain pass. We will reach the highest point at the Tizi N Tichka (2260 m / 7415 feet) and then to our first destination, Unesco World Heritage site Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, better known as the door to Sahara. As we trek on this old Kasbah along the way we will cross a small Berber’s village which served an angle for amazing photograph. We continue to have an insight into the world largest filming studio and play acting at Atlas Film Studio. We then continue our journey to Skoura, keeper of the Berber history and old beyond concept for an overnight right in the middle of the oasis, just like the old day.

Hotel – Ksar El-Kabbaba
Skoura Day Tour
Skoura is the beginning of the route of the Thousand Kasbah. We start our morning on a guided walking tour for the Palm Groves, with the visit to the beautiful 17th century Amerhildl Kasbah, Dar Ait el-Mati and Ait Ben Abou built in 1863, the oldest with 6 storey height of 25 meters, now turn into short stay accommodation. Guest can opt for the walking tour or a half day horse riding tour. If time permits than we drive about 25 Km to a small village in Toundoute to immersed at the Berber daily life and trek a bit for the Kasbah of Sidi M’barek

Hotel – Ksar El-Kabbaba
Skoura – Kalaat M’gouna (50 Km, 1 Hrs) – Boumalne Dades (23 Km, 30 Min) - Tinghir (55 Km, 1 Hrs 15 Min)
After a good Moroccan traditional breakfast, we set off to the Rose Valley, which bloom of the fragrant Damasena roses every year in early May. First week of May, there will be an annual festival of rose. We stop for a tour of the rose distillery and learn about the method on rose oil production. We continue to Boumalne Dades located at the slope of a desert plateau which is famous for its beautiful and charming landscapes, idyllic gorges and it historical technique of building houses which represent cultural heritage and civilization of the region. Upon reaching Dades, we have a quick lunch and proceed to visit the Jewish Tiylit Castle and Kasbah of Mohdach, admiring traditional dressed villagers in Tisbnay and T’chtat style. We continue to the Todra Gorge which the Dades River craved out cliffed-sided canyons and proceed to Tinghir for overnight.

Hotel – Kenzi Sahro or Hotel Tomboutou
Tinghir – Tinejdad (56 Km, 1 Hrs 15 Min) – Goulmima – Camp (145 Km, 2 hrs 30 Min)
In the morning we will take a walk at old Glaoui’s Kasbah and you will have a great panoramic views or the area. We enjoy the old Jewish quarters, Ait El Haj Ali and visit a local small museum for collection of the old photography of the community.

We continue our drive to Tinejdad to have an understanding of different tribes that inhabit this region as well as their migration pattern. Our visit to this an award winning museum tell the story through 22 rooms of carefully curated artefacts of semi-nomadic life, saddles, contract inscribed on wooden tablets, ceramic, jewellery and even preserved butter.

At Goulmima, you will discover a Ksar Ait Goulmima, an old fortified village for defence against tribal war by the leading Ait Atta tribe, is the example of Southern Morocco defensive architecture. Surrounding walls with 2 massive towers and 2 gates that one open up to another is the concept. In the center, it has a mosque and a well that provide water. Upper floors of some of the houses span a narrow street providing strange contrast of light and darkness.

Tonight we enjoy a dinner at the camp accompany by the drumming of Saharian music. Camps – Sahara Luxury Camp With Private Bathroom
Sahara Desert Excursion
We start our day with a wonderful sunrise camel trek and back to the camps for breakfast. After refreshing, we will hopped into a 4X4 WD for a drive to the black volcanic rock, passing through small villages and have a simple tea with a Berber family. We continue to the visit of traditional Rissani souk and visit of the Mausoleum of Moulay Ali Cherif and then proceed to have lunch. Our adventure continue to the visit of a fossil mine and to the Kahmlia Village for some traditional African music and also visit the most iconic Islamic ruin of Sijilmassa.

We spend a night in a Saharian traditional accommodation and enjoy the traditional Berber’s cuisine.

Hotel – Aubeger Du Sud
Merzouga – Alnif (142 KM, 2 hrs 30 Min) – Tazzarine (66 KM, 1 hrs 30 Min) – Zagora (113 Km, 1 hrs 45 Min)
After an early breakfast we start a scenic journey of rocky mountain , plain of desert landscape and lonely desert road. Alnif, the meeting point of several anti-Atlas mountain is famous for its terracotta barren, rocky mountain in one side with sparse boxes houses on the other.

Tazzarine an ancient habitat dated back to 5000 years ago in which is the Ait Atta tribes main town. A visit to pre-historic site of Ait Ouazik, we glaze at wonderful petroglyphs, of hunting scenes of elephants, giraffe, buffalo, antelope and geometric figures.

We continue our journey to Zagora, the name means “Twin Peak”. Zagora play host to an important trade route, spiritual and scientific center during the Islamic Saadian Dynasty.

Hotel – Azalai Desert Lodge (Luxury)
Zagora – Agdz – Ouarzazate (162 Km , 3 Hrs)
After breakfast we will drive to Tamegroute for the famous Sufi zaouia of Naciria which is the centre of Islamic education founded in the 17th century. It house the most extensive and priceless Quranic manuscript library. We then proceed to visit the famous green glazed pottery typical of Tamegroute ceramic. We continue to Quarzazate, the route of salt, gold and salves with caravan using the Trans-saharan from ancient Mauritania and heading to Venice.

Upon reading Agdz, we will stop to admire the magnificent Kasbah Tamnougalt. The home with honeycomb is a testimony to the grandeur which shed lights onto this neighbourhood.

We overnight in Ouarzazate and relax the night away with a delicious Moroccan dinner.

Hotel – Dar Chamaa
Ouarzazate – Marrakech (194 Km, 4 hrs)
Today we will drive back to Marrakech, before we leave, we drop by to Touarit Kasbah to marvel at beautifully restored piece of art, spread over 12,000sf. Along the way we will stop at Moroccan pottery traditional road side stall for some view of Morrocan daily cookery items up close such as the tangine pot! Our journey with spectacular mountain pass and view bring us to the Women’s Co-Operative of Argan oil for a simple demonstration on production of pure Argan Oil which is still done on a manual process.

Upon reaching Marrakech, we will drop you off at your hotels.

Tour Ends.
Number of pax 2 4 6 8 Single Supplement
Tour Price Per Pax € 2099 € 1799 € 1715 € 1659 € 680


    ✅ Private vehicle during excursion with English-speaking driver guide

    ✅ 7 nights’ accommodation on twin sharing basis

    ✅ 1 night Sahara Desert luxury camp with private bathroom

    ✅ Hotel breakfast, local lunch & hotel dinner as per itinerary
    Hotel breakfast and dinner are usually buffet. Hotel dinner do not include water or any other drinks. Traditional accommodation will be ala carte traditional Moroccan food. Local lunch is normally set meal with soup/salad + main dish + water/mint tea.

    ✅ Camel ride

    ✅ 1 small mineral water/person/day

    ✅ Local taxes


    ❌ Entrance ticket

    ❌ All tipping

    ❌ Personal expenses

    ❌ Single supplement

    ❌ Travel Insurance

    ❌ Visa (If applicable)

    ❌ Sightseeing, programs and activities outside the itinerary.

    ❌ Different transfer location (pick up & return)

Payment Policy

  • 30% Deposit per person must be paid as reservation fee.
  • Deposit made are non-refundable or transferable.
  • The balance or full payment must be made 30 days before travelling.

Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation of booking must be made in writing to avoid any misunderstanding.
  • If the company receives notice cancel 31 days or more before the date of departure, tour deposit will be forfeited. Otherwise, the following charges will apply:
  • 30-16 days before arrival 60% loss of the total price.
  • 15-8 days before arrival 70% of the total price.
  • 7-3 days before arrival 80% of the total prices.
  • Less than 3 days before arrival date is 100% of the total price.