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The trip from Ouarzazate to Skoura is through a dull plain. However, the Restaurant du Lac, 19 km from Ouarzazate, is a lovely place to take a break (from May to September). It has a impressive view over a lac and a kasbah, at times, partially underwater. The road takes you close to the Dades where you can stop for a walk through the palm groves. You will probably be accompanied by a local guide, nothing to fear, it’s part of life here. Kasbah of Amerhidil and Dar Ait Sidi El Mati Kasbah are on the north bank of the river. If you can find them, they are beautiful!
The town of Skoura is of little interest itself. However, the maze of paths in the palm groves start here, as well as a search for a local guide. A local guide is invaluable if you would like to spend half a day exploring the palm grove paths and the kasbahs in the area.
El-Kelaa M’Gouna lies between the two valley floors of the Dades and the M’Goun. It is an excellent base for dramatic hikes through the mountains and the kasbahs. This are is know for its rose festival, held in May as well as its rose-water, which is exported throughout the Islamic world. I strongly recommend taking an organized tour (1 hour, whole day walk or two ride) around the local kasbahs. The Roses du Dades Hotel organizes official tours (9 a.m. to 3:30). There is also a Bureau des Guides et Accompagnateurs on the main road, they can organize longer tours throughout the region.