Top things to do in Dadès Gorge

Cultural in Dadès Gorge

Marriage Moussem

Just another striking Middle Atlas Berber village most of the year, Imilchil is flooded with visitors during its three-day marriage moussem (festival) in September. At this huge festival, local Berbers scope the sce…
Natural Feature in Dadès Gorge

Tamlalt Valley

Eighteen kilometres from Boumalne brings you to extraordinary red rock formations that look like wax, melting right into the green carpet of the palmeraie (palm grove) below Aït Arbi. They’re known locally as Les Do…
Arts & Crafts in Dadès Gorge

Association Gorge du Dadès

Tufted carpets are made at this weaving cooperative, but soft kilim blankets made with undyed, extra-fluffy lambswool are signature pieces. The women are introducing nonchemical dyes made from local walnuts shells (…
Historic Building in Dadès Gorge

Aït Youl

Those art-deco tourism posters you’ll see all over Morocco showing a red-and-white kasbah in a rocky oasis aren’t exaggerating: just 6.5km into the gorge the old Glaoui kasbah of Aït Youl is set against a lush backd…
Moroccan in Dadès Gorge

Hotel Restaurant Timzzillite

At the top of the gorge, this busy restaurant (sometimes full of tour groups) offers magnificent views – which the food doesn't quite match. Still, it's worth popping in for a drink (there's also a fresh-squeezed or…
Moroccan in Dadès Gorge

Le Jardin de Source

Quick lunches at this garden restaurant near the mouth of the gorge include flavourful vegetarian options, omelettes and marinated turkey kebabs. Several good-value rooms (Dh250 per person, including half-board) are…
Gorge in Dadès Gorge

Gorge de Miguirne

Cresting over a small pass, 14km from Boumalne, is the hidden Gorge de Miguirne, which joins the Dadès Gorge from the south. It offers a pleasant half-day hike amid its springs and rock pools. Ask at your guesthouse…