1 Day Excursions to Boumalne Dades

A 1 day trip to Boumalne Dades from Casablanca can be a bit challenging due to the distance involved. However, if you’re willing to spend several hours on the road, here’s a suggested itinerary:

1 Day trip to Boumalne Dades

1. Early Morning Departure:

Start your day early by taking a private car or hiring a driver to Boumalne Dades. The journey from Casablanca to Boumalne Dades takes around 6-7 hours, so plan accordingly to make the most of your day.

2. Tizi n’Tichka Pass:

As you drive through the High Atlas Mountains, you’ll cross the Tizi n’Tichka Pass, the highest mountain pass in Morocco. Enjoy the breathtaking views of the rugged landscapes and capture some memorable photos.

3. Ait Ben Haddou:

Make a stop at Ait Ben Haddou, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a well-preserved ksar (fortified village). Explore the narrow streets and admire the traditional mud-brick architecture. Ait Ben Haddou has been featured in numerous movies, including “Gladiator” and “Game of Thrones.”

4. Lunch in Ouarzazate:

Continue your journey to Ouarzazate, known as the “Hollywood of Morocco” due to its film studios and numerous movie sets. Take a break for lunch in one of the local restaurants and savor some Moroccan cuisine.

5. Dades Gorges:

Arrive in Boumalne Dades in the late afternoon and head towards the Dades Gorges. Marvel at the dramatic rock formations, towering cliffs, and the meandering Dades River. Take a short hike or simply enjoy the stunning views from the roadside.

6. Valley of Roses:

Nearby, you can also visit the Valley of Roses, known for its abundant rose fields. If you’re lucky to be there during the blooming season (typically in May), you’ll be greeted by the mesmerizing sight and fragrance of blooming roses. You can also explore local shops selling rose-based products like oils, soaps, and cosmetics.

7. Sunset at Dades Gorges:

End your day by enjoying the sunset at Dades Gorges. Find a scenic spot to watch as the sun casts a warm glow on the rugged landscapes, creating a magical ambiance.

8. Return to Casablanca:

After sunset, begin your return journey to Casablanca. It’s advisable to have a driver or arrange transportation for a comfortable and safe trip back.

Please note that this itinerary involves a considerable amount of driving, and you won’t have much time for extensive exploration in Boumalne Dades. However, it allows you to get a glimpse of the stunning natural beauty of the region and experience the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Dades Gorges.


If you wish to change this tour, let us know your ideas and travel schedules so we can make a program that satisfies your needs. Inquire with us for additional details.

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