Route des Kasbahs: Todra and Dadès Gorges
Our first stop along the Route des Kasbahs was Tinerhir from where we explored the Todra gorges. Our guidebook was not very positive about the town but we decided to stay there anyway: without our own transport, we did not want to be "stuck" in a guest house somewhere along the road leading to the gorges with nowhere else to go for a meal or a drink. Not to mention the added problem of finding transport once you are there; Tinerhir being a hub, we believed that there would be enough transport departing and arriving during the day. In the end, it proved to be a very good idea. We found Tinerhir very pleasant with friendly people and the bonus of a nice palmeraie with a ksar to explore.
The same reasoning made us stay in Boumalne de Dadès for our second stop. The town is smaller than Tinerhir with fewer facilities and very little to see, but it served us perfectly well to explore the Dadès gorges. We enjoyed the Dadès gorges more than the ones of Todra: there are interesting hiking possibilities and we had three great days exploring the canyons and plateaux surrounding the gorges.
$updated from: Photos.htxt Mon 03 May 2021 16:08:28 trvl2 (By Vero and Thomas Lauer)$