Top things to do in Dadès Valley

Top Choice Museum in Tinejdad

Musée des Sources de Lalla Mimouna

This indoor/outdoor private museum is the passion project of Tinejdad native Zaid Abbou, built around the fizzing, magnesium-rich springs of Lalla Mimouna. Artefacts collected over 40 years – including ceramics, agr…
Top Choice Museum in Tinejdad

Musée de Oasis

Inside the Ksar El Khorbat, this award-winning museum traces tribal migrations through 22 rooms of carefully curated artefacts of seminomadic life: saddles worn shiny, contracts inscribed on wooden tablets in Arabic…
Top Choice Area in Skoura

Palmeraie

Skoura’s beautiful Unesco-protected palmeraie (palm grove) has been dubbed ‘Oasis of 1000 Palms’. Under the green canopy, a 15-mile patchwork of plots are watered by an ingenious, centuries-old khettara (underground…
Top Choice Mediterranean in Dadès Gorge

Chez Pierre Restaurant

Mediterranean flair meets Moroccan market-fresh produce on the daily-changing menu at this restaurant attached to the Inn of the same name. Perhaps roast beetroot and goat's cheese and chicken in an almond crust, ro…
Top Choice Ceramics in Skoura

La Poterie Chez La Famille Kabor

Down the hill from Chez Talout, three generations of the same family handcraft earthen bread ovens and elegant urns, along with easier to transport cups, bowls and plates. Super-friendly Mohamed demonstrates the anc…
Top Choice Moroccan in Tinerhir

Café Restaurant Central

At Tinerhir's top restaurant, friendly staff serve up fresh Moroccan fare – salads, tajines, couscous, brochettes – in generous portions. There's a terrace at the back for alfresco dining.
Cultural in Dadès Gorge

Marriage Moussem

Just another striking Middle Atlas Amazigh (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 Imazighen (…
Historic Building in Skoura

Kasbah Amridil

One of Morocco’s grandest kasbahs, this 17th-century marvel once appeared on the Dh50 note. Signposted just a few hundred metres from the main road, this living museum showcases traditional kasbah life over the cent…
Village in Tinejdad

Ksar El Khorbat

This spectacular example of a mid-19th century fortified village was crumbling to dust when it underwent a major restoration using traditional techniques and materials, as well as adding a few contemporary comforts.…
Arts & Crafts in Todra Gorge

Berber Carpets

In a 200-year-old kasbah around 800m before the gorge, this cooperative sells a range of handmade carpets, from simple kilims to more elaborate pieces that took many months to create. You can watch the women weavers…