Travelers looking to travel the 122 miles (197 km) from the Todra Gorge, one of Morocco's natural wonders, to medieval Aït Benhaddou should plan on taking a private transfer for the three-hour journey. As this route includes a portion of the Road of a Thousand Kasbahs, travelers will have the option to make many enchanting stops along the way.
By Private Transfer
Duration: 3 hours
The first stop on your way out of Todra Gorge is the town of Boumalne Dades. Inside, you can visit the old Tiylit Castle, where a number of Jewish families lived for centuries. Also of interest is the Kasbah of Mohdach, from which the French ran their protectorate in the region in the 1930s.
About 30 minutes past Boumalne Dades, you may wish to stop in the Valley of the Roses. If you are lucky enough to be traveling through in spring, you will be treated to the sight of thousands of roses blanketing the valley, but be sure to keep an eye out for flowering apricot trees as well. You can buy rosewater and many other rose products at shops lining the side of the road if you do not wish to stop in a town.
Another hour past the valley, you'll find the famous Kasbah Amridil, which dates back to the 17th century. The family living in the Kasbah Amridil welcome visitors to the tour portions of the kasbah they have set up for the public, and there is also a small museum that houses ancient Moroccan artifacts and tools, some of which are still in use by the local population today.