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The Valley of Roses in Morocco: visit it in April and May!

Are you traveling to Morocco in April or May? It’s the perfect time for an excursion to the Valley of Roses! This is the good period of the year to visit this beautiful Valley in Southern Morocco. You can see rose picking, go for a hike, discover Berber villages. And also learn more about local culture thanks to a stay in a guest house.

The Valley of Roses tour from Ouarzazate

To discover the Valley of Roses in April or May, we suggest a 3-day tour from Ouarzazate. The distance is around 2 hours by car. This journey, relatively short, leaves time to enjoy on-site visits and different activities.

During this Ouarzazate to Valley of Roses excursion, the first day allows you to visit Kelaât M’Gouna and the village of Boutaghar.

On the 2nd day, if you get up early, you can participate in rose picking. It is the famous “Damask rose” variety which gives its essence to perfumes and many cosmetic products. The Moroccan rose is very well known throughout the world. After a hearty breakfast at the guest house, you set off for a day of hiking in the area. It’s a good way to discover the magnificent landscapes offered by the Valley of Roses. But also to learn more about local culture and traditions.

During the excursion to the Valley of Roses, you also have the opportunity to go to the Dades Gorges on the 3rd day. This is another beautiful site to visit when traveling from Ouarzazate. Lunch is organized on site. After a walk with a local guide, you take the road to return to Ouarzazate.

Here is a day excursion program to the Valley of Roses from Ouarzazate (or 2 days).

The Valley of Roses tour can be tailor-made according to your wishes. Departure can be scheduled from Marrakech, for example.

For hikers: treks in the M’Goun Valley

For those who want to explore the paths of one of the best regions for hiking in Morocco, there are some great programs.

Here are some ideas:

  • 3-day trek in the Valley of Roses – hiking in the M’Goun Valley with local guide,
  • 5-day hike – M’Goun Valley, M’Goun Gorges, Dades Valley and Rose Valley,
  • Hiking ascent of Djebel M’Goun (4,071 meters) 8 days;

The programs for these treks are available on request.

2-day or 1-day hikes in the Valley of Roses are also possible. These excursions are accessible to everyone, amateurs or experienced hikers. Day hiking is a good activity to do with the family if you spend holidays in Morocco.

If you have any questions or want to share your opinions on these experiences with us, we will be happy to discuss them together.


Feel free to contact us for any question about your next Morocco desert tour or Morocco travel. We will be happy to get back to you as soon as possible.

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