Kasbah Valentine, Ait Ben Haddou, Morocco

Kasbah Valentine is a guest house located in front of the Kasbah Ait Ben Haddou, 30 km from Ouarzazate. It has 10 air-conditioned rooms spacious enough, decorated in Berber style, with private bathrooms. There is plenty of natural light in all rooms. Upon arrival you will be welcomed in the traditional way with a mint tea and pastries. There is an onsite restaurant that serves the most typical Berber dishes: couscous, tagine, soup, salad, etc. The most valuable area of this house is the terrace from where you have a breathtaking view; it is also the ideal place to enjoy breakfast or a drink while watching the beautiful surroundings and of course with your camera in hand!

Tips

If you really want to be in a typical place, away from the big city, next to the Kasbah, this place is ideal. The owners will do everything to make your stay unforgettable.
It is best to make a reservation in advance because the house also welcomes groups who are visiting the country, whithout reservation, you might be forced to look elsewhere.
You also have an area next to the restaurant, where you can buy some crafts and even beautiful tagines.

Riad Lamane, Draa Oasis, Morocco

Riad Lamane is located in the heart of Draa Oasis, 1 km from Zagora; a typical Moroccan style, you will find standard rooms, suites, bungalows, all with air conditioning and an outdoor pool, all this surrounded by palm trees. There is a restaurant under a tent in the garden and another traditional restaurant as well as a terrace. There is accommodation in Berber or African tents with a lounge, shower and toilet and also rooms with balconies. A buffet breakfast is included each morning with your night. There is also a bar, solarium, parking, reception open 24 hours on 24, free wi-fi service and restaurant service with Moroccan dishes.

Tips

The riad is very well located, it is an ideal place to relax with friends or family but if you wish, you can go out and take a walk to visit the kasbah or city.
Remember to bring your sunscreen, sunglasses and swimwear.
You can arrive by car or plane to Casablanca and from there you have 2 weekly flights to Zagora (Monday and Thursday).

Taliouine, Taroudant, Souss-Massa, Morocco

Taliouine is a Berber town in the province of Taroudant, in Morocco, in the region of Souss-Massa; region of rural populations of the Anti-Atlas. The village is a large producer of saffron and its production is very important. There is a local cooperative where you can buy the red gold directly, as they name it. Since 2007, there is the International Safran Festival which helps to promote this production every year.

Tips

If you visit the area you will find sellers of saffron next to fields and you will have the opportunity to walk on the fields, drink saffron tea and of course, buy fresh saffron directly from the producer.

This year’s international festival will be held from October, 20th to November, 15th 2017.