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Kallet Des Mgouna Valley of Roses Tour
One Day Tour Valley of Roses Morocco
Duration: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Morocco Travel: In Luxury Toyota 4x4
English, Arabic, Berber, French Speaking Driver, Guide
Starting & Finishing Point: Your Hotel In Ouarzazate
Travel and trek to El Kellaa Des Mgouna's Valley of Roses
in Morocco and discover where Rose Water is made Book a Tour
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►Drive 140km away from Ouarzazate
towards the perfumed Valley of Roses
, just north of El Kelaa Des Mgouna. On the way to the Valley of Roses, your driver will stop for you to view the Capp
distillation factories laid out in the small kasbah town that manufacture the entire nations products of eau
rose. The rose water and other products such as hand and body soaps, oil,
perfume and dried
flowers are for sale and also popular
. The factories produce 3000-4000 petals a year. With ten tons of petals required to produce a few liters of precious oil, the harvest is understandably a labor of love and the culminating festivities of the annual Rose Festival
are all the livelier for it.
►In the Valley of Roses
will find miles of pink,
cultivated as hedgerows dividing the plots of land. In spring, you can buy a garland of fragrant roses from one of the Berber children who line the route. If you are traveling in May then your guide will recommend you attend the annual Rose Festival
held in the village to celebrate the New
►The Rose Festival
is attended by local villagers and celebrated with traditional Berber Music
, food and dance. The Festival features a an exhibition of local crafts and a street-
parade with bright colorful
floats made out of faux
roses whereby the Ms. Roses of El Kelaa Des Mgouna
is chosen. The parade is an opportunity to view the famous Berber dance tradition of male drummers and female dancers who perform alongside the festivities.
►Once in the Valley of Roses,
your tour will be a relaxed one exploring the streets of El Kelaa Des Mgouna’s shops and the local souk. The fresh mountain air in this part of southern Morocco has a hint of fresh roses which makes it a particular nice place to go for walks, short hikes
and a long drive through the Hdida
Valley to the plateau
Louh. Your driver will stop along the way so you can meet the friendly locals, many who are nomads and spend their winters in the nearby caves. There are many photo
opportunities in this Dadès Valley
town of ancient kasbahs.
►Lunch options are dining on a petite terrace at Kasbah
Itran, a local auberge that overlooks two large abandoned crenulated Jewish
kasbahs and a river or at an outside café within the Berber Village
of Bou Thaghrar
set within Mount Mgoun.
After lunch by foot or 4x4 you can explore nearby ruined kasbahs and learn about the history of the Valley of Roses
. Next, go for a breathtaking mountain tour by pise and visit local villages and pastures of roses.
►On the return to Ouarzazate, as you retrace the tracks of your rose
journey, you will be reminded of the history of the Valley of Roses
pilgrims who emigrated back to Morocco from Mecca brought Rosa
Damascena to the south.This ends your Morocco Travel experience.