Visit the Dades valley

The Dades valley is a stunning area of Morocco covered with two tone kasbah's and earth palaces from where comes its nickname "The valley of a thousand kasbahs".  Much of the valley is visible only if you leave your vehicles and venture on by foot but just driving through is a stunning and unforgettably beautiful experience.

Sometimes known as the Country of Figs (not to be confused with the drier Draa valley located to the north of Zagora known as the Country of the Dates).

A wilderness like area with its unearthly silence surrounded by snow-capped mountains on one side and on the other, the desert.  The river Dades flows through the valley, watering a magnificent trail of wheat, fruit, walnut, almond and silver birch trees along its way, nestled amongst a back drop of spectacular, rocky land formations.

The Lawrence of Morocco map displays the locations of the destinations and accommodation that we have selected and visited; for each item, hovering over or clicking the marker will display a short summary and photo of that place or hotel, and hotel pricing. Follow the links in the info box to the full page listing which has much more information.

Note that the online map offers both a satellite view (click satellite in the top right) and, for some locations, a street level view (Drag the person in the top left onto the map). These let you explore the country; and when you wish to explore in person, or if you have any questions about the places you see, give our staff a call, or request a quote. Our staff regularly visit the places and accommodation that we feature.

When you book a holiday with us we will provide full driving instructions for reaching your accommodation, where necessary; these can be used by yourself, or you could enjoy the luxury of a driver. Alternatively we will arrange private (car rather than coach) transfers for you; helicopter transfers are also possible for some destinations.

Testimonials

Chez Max Berber village boutique house, Marrakech, Morocco holidays

In every way the Arabian Nights adventure your website promises.

Dear Max,
Thank you so much.  Our first experience of Marrakech was in every way the Arabian Nights adventure your website promises. Your suggestions for our accommodation and itinerary allowed us to experience  more of the life, architecture and culture of this lovely city and its friendly, welcoming people than we could  possibly otherwise have done in such a ...

Tony Allen

Nearby older Berber women in brilliantly coloured skirts were already hard at work, picking mounds of animal feed.

Freelance travel writer, Fiona Dunlop, travelled to Southern Morocco with Lawrence of Morocco in April 2013, writing for the Independent.

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Max Lawrence - MD Lawrence of Morocco

Thank you for taking time to look at this site. Our site is a culmination of my 30 years and my fathers 50 years of experience in Morocco. We really know Morocco and have had the pleasure of making many people's dream trips become reality over the years. It has been my privilege to be asked to manage holidays, weddings and productions for so many fantastic and discerning clients. We remain small and dedicated to providing excellent honest advice to enable you to sit back, relax and enjoy the fun bits without having to manage the unpredictability of this fascinating country.

If you want it done right, look no further!

Max Lawrence, Managing Director

Travelling, living and working in Morocco since 1986.