The Dades Gorge is a cleft deep within the High Atlas Mountains at the edge of the Sahara Desert, that is 30 feet wide at its narrowest point and where sheer cliffs tower up to 1,600 feet above you. It extends from the High Atlas to the Jebel Saghrou range in the south.
The Dades Valley is often described as the "road of a thousand Kasbahs” although this is an exaggeration. Kasbahs and small settlements scatter the route with small oases of green dotted along the valley floor. Fortified oases villages are also line the route, with views of the green palm groves, in direct contrast to the red soil. The kasbahs, many of which are still inhabited, come in all colours from chalk-white and earthy-reds to dark green.
The long, winding road through the gorge showcases the unusual landscape. The rocks have been carved into a myriad of shapes over the centuries with colours varying from a deep red to a dusty brown. The road curls back on itself and at some points is only wide enough for one car, but luckily there are plenty of points to stop at to try and capture the beauty of the surroundings. Sunset over the gorge is quite simply stunning.
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Tailormade Holidays to Dades Gorge
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Kasbah de la Vallee is decorated according to the moroccan tradition, with patterns and colours typical of the south. The rooms are comfortable, with private bathrooms.
For all our tours and tailor-made holidays we provide you with a clear categorisation of all hotels we use. The REGIONAL CATEGORY indicates the local rating of each hotel in each respective country. We have also rated each hotel using OUR CATEGORY, which will be in line with generally accepted western hotel grading standards.
Basic hotels and simple accommodation is a no frills option with an adventurous authentic feel.
Standard accommodation equates to a Western 3-star standard, always featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant.
Superior accommodation equates to a Western 4-star standard, featuring en-suite rooms and usually a restaurant and often a swimming pool and/or a fitness centre.
Deluxe accommodation equates to a Western 5-star standard, usually featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, excellent service and customer care.
Lavish accommodation equates to a Western 5-star plus standard - the creme de la creme. Featuring spacious, en-suite rooms, a restaurant, swimming pool and fitness centre and an array of amenities, this accommodation is a cut above the rest. Sheer opulence!
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